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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 172
   Posted 10/30/2006 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Man O man, you go away for one weekend and look what happens. More and more people joining this site. I have been remiss in my postings, replies, good wishes, etc and seem to be falling way behind. So I thought I would take the easy way out and do a great big welcome to all the new guys and thier wives and a big thank you to all the verterans out there. Welcome guys. If your like me this is probably the last place you would have thought to go surfing for recently or months ago. But again a big heartfelt welcome. You could not have found a greater group of concerned and caring humans anywhere on this great big internet. To the veterans, thanks for al the outstanding success stories and personal advice and good wishes. (geez I am about to make myself cry tongue ) Boy, can you tell I am heading to surgery this week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To all the newbies, may you have your personal guardian angel at your side throughout this journey we face. An angel that steadies the surgeons hand,sits at you side in the dark space of sleep and welcomes you back with a ray of sunshine and good news. If you don't have a guardian angel your wife will do. Just kidding wives, you truly are the most important part of the "team"
Wish me luck and I will talk to everyone on the flip side.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 818
   Posted 10/30/2006 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi daveed,

I know you will be just fine, and this surgery will be over in the blink of an eye. Best wishes to you, and post us when you get home.


Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 40
   Posted 10/30/2006 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
The nice thing about surgery is that you go to sleep - then you wake up and it's over.  We wish you the best.

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 10/30/2006 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Daveed... I hope you looked far enough back to catch the thread we posted to you from us!!  :) Lee & Buddy


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… 53 on surgery day

RRP April 3, 2006   PSA 4.6 Gleason  3+3=6  T2a   Confined to Prostate

June 29th PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 474
   Posted 10/31/2006 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
The very best from us, Daveed. Even when you "know what to expect," there are still those apprehensive moments that are normal - for us, anyway - pre-surgery. They will pass as quickly as the surgery and then we will be here to greet you on the other side. Woohoo for that!
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
Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 715
   Posted 10/31/2006 3:23 PM (GMT 0)   
Daveed - we'll be thinking of you this week. when is your surgery? I've been gone for a week and can't remember. :) 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

Regular Member

Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 102
   Posted 10/31/2006 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Daveed, You are going to be fine! I was thinking that we are lucky to be going thru this now and not a few years ago. I think Surgeons think more about saving sexual function and incontinence now than before. I know I am doing better than I expected. We will be here when you are done!! All the Best!!! Shepla 59 3.3 PSA 3+3=6 open RP 10/12/06 Pathology report all clear so far.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1732
   Posted 10/31/2006 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey friend. I really wanted to stop in at HF and maybe I still can. I'm stuck going to Toledo on business tomorrow but I am still going to try. Paul is already on duty. In the mean time, you just get this thing over with and get back home. The Lions sure could use an arm chair may be their only hope! Hugs, Swim

Regular Member

Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 10/31/2006 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
         Daveed  Thinking and thanking others the week of your surgery is so caring. So heres back at ya brother we'll be thinking of you and your family. God Bless.  jwtw
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