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   Posted 10/17/2006 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,  Shepla Here, aka Mike K.    I had my open RP on thursday Oct 12  and I am doing Pretty Well. The Cathater comes out Monday the 23rd. I am walking and eating  almost anything I want. The Doc says it went real well! He left the Two nerve bundles, took out nodes and entire prostate.I got out of the hospital Sat, which I thought was pretty fast But turned out to be very ready! Bumpy ride thru NYC Streets and an hour and 30 minutes home.  Hows Birdland and 56 Pontiac.  Love to All.       SHEPLA

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   Posted 10/17/2006 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey, Shepla. Congrats for getting over on this side! 56Pontiac has been checking in, but haven't heard from Birdland, yet. You guys kept us on edge all week. We know about those street and highway bumps - they're pretty awful, but glad you made it home in one piece.
Husband age 65
PSA on 5/1: 4.2 (doubled in 13 mos.; up to 4.3 on 6/1)
DaVinci Surgery 8/2/06
T2a (at biopsy)
T4c (at pathology) w/cancer cell leakage into fatty tissue
Post-Surgical PSA on 10/3/06 - undetectable!
Future: PSA tests twice-yearly

M. Kat
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   Posted 10/17/2006 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
This is a very good day now that we've heard from all 3 of you who had your surgeries on the 12th. welcome to the other side Mike! Monday will be here before you know it. Did you, Birdland and 56Pontiac meet in the halls? take care, kat
Husband Jeff 56 years old
diagnosed July 27, 2006
PSA 6.5
2 positive areas in biopsy, Gleason 3+3=6
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy August 30, 2006
pathology report - all clear - cancer gone
1st post-surgery PSA test 0.1
no more pads Oct 12, 2006

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   Posted 10/17/2006 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
M. Kat 56 pontiac is in Oregon I was at Sloan and I think Birdland was in NYC too. So I walked by this one guy I asked Birdland ? but no answer just a funny glance!! So I just hobbled off down the hall. 2 positives in biopsy gleason 3+3=6 RRP 10/12/06 Shepla

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   Posted 10/17/2006 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   

You had a James Eastham surgery that went "real well" which means you're on your road to a complete recovery. The energy level picks up each week. Continue the walks...the pace will quicken.

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   Posted 10/17/2006 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
S J C ,
James Eastham was a Terrific Person and it went as good as we had hoped. He took time to talk with my family and told them very good news and me the next day when I woke up. He said he saved all the nerves everything is like it was before except no prostate and lymph nodes. Walking is my new exercise! I love it. Thanks Shepla

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   Posted 10/17/2006 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mike,

Glad you are home, and survived the bumpy streets of mid-town for an hour and a half? Probably was rush hour traffic. Now all you need to do is rest and eat lots of protien rich foods. Good luck, and I Hope your recovery is a speedy one.


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   Posted 10/18/2006 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Mike *Shepla,


Saw your posting to 56 Pontiac and wanted to let you know we’re thinking of you!


WOW>… Monday is just around the corner!  Really glad to hear things are going well.


You definitely are feeling our prayers because they are comin’ to you from all over the place.

Did you feel the breeze on your face today while walking???  That’s all the prayers surrounding you.  Just letting you know we are thinking of you each and every-day.


Take care and continue on the wonderful path of healing/recovery.


In Friendship,  Lee & Buddy

mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy 53
RRP April 3, 2006   PSA 4.6 Gleason 3+3=6 T2a   Confined to Prostate
June 29th PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable  :)

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