With permission from Lana *creed_three Thank you!!!!!!!!
February 1st… 3rd… 2007
Quote/Postings…. brought over from SJC’s Thread…. Where Lana & CJ first joined us!!
It’s nice to have a complete Thread starting with the very 1st one!!!
Since it’s the most important one!!! Welcome ~ Lana & CJ… & *creed_three!!!
February 1st… 1st Posting by Lana & CJ *creed_three… from SJC’s Thread
Hello SJC, So glad the news is all good for you. Hope it is continuing and that you are getting back to your routine. I can understand your deep sense of relief and blessing now. Thank you for sharing your experiences which will be similiar to what my husband (CJ)is facing in a few months fom now, after he has lost some weight before his surgery later this year. He is 49, PSA 3.5, Gleeson 4 + 3 = 7, seems localized so far (scans clear), and will have the same op here in Australia. I have also worked my way around other postings and found this one of the best sites available for information for couples. We are more or less fine, although the shock of diagnosis at this age is an experience in itself! However we have been blessed too with good news from the time the diagnosis was made just before Christmas. Thank you also to others who have posted, and especially to Lee and Buddy whose kind and refreshing words (and information) is really (really!!!) helpful, and is spread all over the place! I look forward to sharing more as the weeks go by as this is my first post. Best wishes SJC. May you have continued good health and good results, and recovery. Kind regards, Lana (from Australia).
PS. My wonderful husband (of 6 years) is experiencing the early stages of Pca diagnosis (8/12/06) at 49. T1c, Gleeson 7, RP scheduled for 17 April 07.
February 1st… Posted by Lawink… from SJC’s Thread
Creed - welcome to this forum. It truly is informative, supportive and (really!!) helpful. We look forward to your continuted postings and wish you luck with your journey.
You may want to take the information regarding your husband, and make it into a new post with a subject line that identifies it as yours. As it stands now it could easily get lost in SJC's post of last August. And, we DO want to follow your journey as well.
Good luck and please stay with us.
;o) Linda & Bob
February 1st... Posted by Bluebird... from SJC's Thread
Hi ~ Lana & CJ...
I second Lawink’s motion.... Please start your own thread where we can welcome you with open arms.
Your words truly touched our hearts and we will definitely be there for you both!!!!!!
You know where we said in Our Journey …. “If we can help just 1 person”…. ?
Thank you for sharing your heartfelt words with us!!!! In New Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
(Direct Link ~ just click on the title below and a new window will open!
Reminder … click on the REFRESH icon once you get there)
Helpful Hints for New Members... Hope this helps you! :) Updated 02-05-2007
P.S. What time is it right now when you post??? So ~ I can get in my mind the time frame… It is 7:47 a.m. February 02 ~ as I send this off….. I was in the process of sending it last night and our server went down and I couldn’t even get back on to sign off!!!! I’m glad it’s back up this morning…
Thank you again ~ for "all" of your postings and replies... This is definitely a Thread that needs to be kept close to the top!!! I'm so thankful I popped it back!!!!
Respectfully, Lee & Buddy
February 2nd… Posted by Lana & CJ *creed_three…from SJC’s Thread
Today 5:57 est…. Friday Feb 2nd (Eastern Australia - Daylight saving time), it is a beautiful clear Saturday (3rd Feb) and the time is now 11.55am (almost exactly lunchtime 12 o'clock)
Thank you to all (lawink and Lee and Buddy), and I will certainly start a new link in a little while when I feel a bit more confident. Thank you for the welcome and for allowing me to contribute to this post started by SJC. This is all so very new to me!! I have contributed to another thred which is very informative, and read the helpful "helpful hints", so am almost ready to go now with one of my own.
I am also amazed by the timelines mama bluebird (what a beautiful name!), so for info here now (Eastern Australia - Daylight saving time), it is a beautiful clear Saturday (3rd Feb) and the time is now 11.55am (almost exactly lunchtime 12 o'clock) as I send this off. Could someone let me know if the user name or initials or other are the preferred names to use on this forum? I have noticed that there is a variety but overall people tend to use their user names. Is this correct? Thanks and warm wishes "creed" (Lana & CJ)
February 2nd… Post by Bluebird…. from SJC’s Thread
Hi Lana & CJ,
SCJ will be thrilled that you’ve joined us…. and to know that his thread was a warm welcome to someone just coming on board!!!! This is heartwarming for all of us!
Looking forward to your New Thread!!! Take your time….
In answer to your question about names, initials, etc..
Use what you are most comfortable using!
We personally like Lana & CJ J It makes it a little more personal and trust me when I say…. We do get personal… and this is a good thing!!!!!!!
Just go with the flow…. You are doing Great!!!!!
With you being a Newbie… Let me know if my directions on the Helpful Hints page could be worded differently to make it easier for the newer Newbies…. You can be our official “tester”….
Enjoy the rest of your beautiful sunshine Saturday…. Isn’t amazing to know that we are all under the same SUN, MOON, & STARS…..
Partial Quote…from Lana..
mama bluebird (what a beautiful name!),
Thank you!!!! I do have a tendency to chirp ~ chirp ~ chirp
Keeping you close in thoughts and prayers,
In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
February 2nd … Post by Lana & CJ *creed_three from SJC’s Thread:
This is really a wonderful experience to feel the care and concern of such kind souls around the planet - thank you again Mama Bluebird! It is a lovely Saturday afternoon now.
I am working slowly around the posting protocols, and have just added a signature (!). I wonder if it will come out on this first use? Anyway, if it does, it will give you a little more info about us until next time. We have a very happy life generally so am approaching the experience in a more or less positive way - just early days for us. The instructions on the newbe board are fantastically clear so far! Consider it tested! Like many others, while I use multiple technology at work on a daily basis, I have never before joined an on-line forum for personal support for any situation. However this time, thanks to such warm welcomes, I am managing it better than I thought!! Í do keep a diary started two years before my husband's diagnosis, but it is far too personal to post at this early stage, so it will be good to be involved in some way. I started a new chapter on the day of his diagnosis.
With a bit of a background in health myself, I tend to worry and obsess about certain things at the moment. I have learnt however that Pca is a unique experience for each person, especially those important men we love who are managing the complexity of issues. This forum is really assisting me in a big way. I am also trying to start back at the gym which was a phase I started a few years ago, and let slip!! Exercise is a good distraction I find & helpful for those who are having trouble sleeping (men and women). Thank you for your prayers and chirping!
Sweet dreams to you, Lee & Buddy. Now lets see of this signature works as the final test! I have forgotten what it said now...