Posted back on 11-03-06
Partial….Quote from Biker90 from Age and Treatment Thread:
I'm 72 so am glad to see some posts from other old f____s.
Hi Jim * our Biker90 (a very special old f_____!!! ) and to our other Forum Friends…
Knowledge is Power
You and many other members have given the 2 of us!! Knowledge …. that in the future we should not shy away from surgeries, chemo, and/or radiation.
You are so right!!! Thinking back over earlier postings ~ I’m one of the ones…guilty of this feeling… I’ve always felt that the older you are ~ the more complications there are to deal with.
We’ve both stated over the years when the topic came up about future possible illnesses… that we would never have radiation or chemo… Then ~ after my boss (70) had radioactive seed implants… thought that would be the radiation we would go with if we were over 65...
Over the course of the past year… our eyes have truly been opened.
Our “Friends” on this forum have given us “Knowledge” through your decisions to have surgery as your treatment after the age of 60, 65, & 72+..... You and Magaboo are prime examples!!!!! Thank you!!!!
John *Jeb187chs ~ has given us new knowledge as he so willingly shares his journey ~ which in turn has given us a new understanding… about chemo… and we will follow his journey with the radiation followup. Again….. gaining Knowledge.
Bill *Jetguy ~ has cemented our personal opinion that “Your decision is Your decision and it's the right decision”…. We've always felt this to be true and following his journey with his decision to have radiation treatments ~ is teaching the 2 of us… so much.
Quote from Jetguy in a previous posting…..
I have not yet decided what course of treatment to pursue and since none of them are ideal, I'm really working on it. It won't be popular on this site, but I'm looking hard at radiation. If that is my decision, I'll be sure to stay here so others who have the same interest can share my experience. This is such a great place that I want to encourage those who choose other than surgery.
I wonder if he realizes… just how much he’s taught us with this “1” posting!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1790 views on his Thread… shows clearly that the statement above is incorrect. I truly feel he ~ along with several others.. have opened the door and the eyes of so many…… and we Thank you!!
Swimom and several others have given us information that surgery is not totally ruled out when radiation was the 1st treatment selected.… something that we didn’t think was possible…. Again ~ Knowledge gained…. From being on this forum.
How blessed we are to have found this forum.... and what a "special" name!!! Healingwell….
We personally would like to thank “YOU”…. for caring enough to share your journeys with us. We have learned so much over the past year and we continue to grow in knowledge.
Thank you! In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
Though you cannot always see the bird singing, if you listen with your heart,
you can always hear her song.
mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina
April 3, 2006 53 on surgery day
RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision"
PSA 4.6 Gleason 3+3=6 T2a Confined to Prostate
June 29th ~ PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable