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aztec1958
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   Posted 3/21/2007 12:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Well since my first thread got too long it's time to start a new one on my PC saga.  Today I had a session with my urologist to ask some questions I wanted answered.  I got clarification on the stage of my cancer and he said it was T2b and was prety sure it was still confined.  I asked about the biopsy and he asured me that the biopsy was done by one of the top 5 pathologist in the country.  I asked what would be the procedure if the post operation pathology was positive and he told me that first they would monitor what the PSA WAS and if it was low then it would be a monitorisng situation and if it was high then we would look at radiation or other options.  Than cancer is pretty evenly distrubuted around the prostate but nothing beyond a 3+3.  Other stories he told me gave me hope that there is alot of time in this world to have fun watch the kids grow up and make my wifes life tough by constantly pawing her for the next few years.
 
Friday I'm off to Hawaii for some last minute fun before the surgery and then it will be time to start the recovery process to get all areas of my body functioning again.  I will drink a mai tai or some other Island drink to all of you and let you know how things went when I get back.
 
Alex :-)

biker90
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   Posted 3/21/2007 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Alex,

Glad you got your questions answered. You sound positive and that is really important going inot surgery. Have a great time in HI. You are doing great...

Jim
Age 72. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2B Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Pathological stage: T2B. Gleason 3+4. Cancer confined to prostate.
PSA on 1/3/07 - 0.04.  Next PSA on 4/4/07.
 
 "Cancer feeds on fear - starve it to death."


Dutch
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   Posted 3/21/2007 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   

Alex:

Aloha, safe travels and relax.

Dutch


Diagnosed Feb 2001  (Age 65)  Currently 71
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3 + 3 = 6
T2b
Completed Proton therapy @ Loma Linda - Aug 2001
5yr PSA   0.17
Have had no side effects.


bluebird
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   Posted 3/21/2007 3:51 PM (GMT -7)   

Helping to keep Alex’s Journey” together……  :-)  

(direct link ~ just click on the title!  Reminder to click on the REFRESH icon once there)

 

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Hi ~ Alex...

It's wonderful to see your strength grow and grow.

Thank you for taking "All of our Helping Hands..." and letting us help make some of the wobbly

stepping-stones a little more steady for you.

 

Have a wonderful ~ enjoyable~ exciting trip!!!!!

See you when you return.... 

We will be right here tongue

 

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

Link to our personal journey…>>>     Our Journey ~ Sharing is Caring 

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

2nd PSA 02-06-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)


wittler
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   Posted 3/21/2007 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Alex,
Tom and I also went on vacation just before surgery. It is a wonderful thing to do. Have fun and take alot of pictures.
Kate
 
My Husband is 52 yrs old
* Diagnosed 7/13/06 with 11.4 PSA, Gleason 7,T2b.
* Negative Bone and CT scan.
* Had Open Radical Prostatectomy on 9/18/06
             Prostate Path Report
* 75% of the prostate was affected with cancer.
* Gleason was reduced to 6, had negative nodes  
   and negative margins.
            Where we are today (3/19/2007)
* First & second post-op PSA is -0.0
* One light pad per/day (just incase)
* Cialis works like a charm, but don't always need it.


jetguy
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   Posted 3/21/2007 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Way to go , Alex! Don't let 'em wear you down.

Bill
Gleason 3+3=6, T1c, one core in twelve, another pre-cancerous.
62 years old and good health.  Married 37 years.  To same woman!
Began IGRT January 23, 2007. 


M. Kat
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   Posted 3/22/2007 4:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Alex, have a great time in HI! if you have a drink for all of us, you'll be saturated with alcohol! HA HA! 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, 2nd post-surgery PSA test <0.1, 3rd PSA <0.1
no more pads Oct 12, 2006
first "real" erection with use of pump 12/16/06
3/07 - occasional dribbles and erections with Cialis and pump


aztec1958
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   Posted 4/1/2007 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I'm back
so the count down starts. A week from tomorrow I'm suppose to go in for surgery. As much as everyone says that once you make the decision it gets easier. I have to say I'm very scared. The wife and I didn't have as much alone time as I had wished in Hawaii and the one time we had the time could be my last normal/natural sexual experiance of my life, that is bitter sweet. She still on the Islands and won't be back until just before Easter. I fell like I'm at the cross roads of my life and that after next week nothing will ever be the same. With no where to turne at this point I've come back to you all in hopes of some words that will comfort me.

Alex

biker90
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   Posted 4/1/2007 8:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Alex,

I know where you are at buddy. Being scared right now is perfectly normal and acceptable. Be assured that all of us are cheering and praying and hoping for you during this most difficult time.

That time in HI will not be your last sexual experience. Some guys report that it is better now than before surgery. It is just different, not necessarily worse. It is a new experience and you have lots of resources to insure that it is great. It takes time and lots of patience. I have every hope of regaining my potency even though I have lots going against it. The gals that post on this forum are really very helpful in this area of recovery.

This will be a tough week so please stay close to us...

Jim
Age 72. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2B Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Pathological stage: T2B. Gleason 3+4. Cancer confined to prostate.
PSA on 1/3/07 - 0.04.  Next PSA on 4/4/07.
 
 "Cancer feeds on fear - starve it to death."


jetguy
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   Posted 4/2/2007 5:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Alex, if you're not scared it's 'cause you don't know what's going on. I think your feelings are perfectly normal. The odds are greatly in your favor that you will have a normal life in your future. You will have to do some stuff that you don't want to do, but the results will be excellent. That is the truth for most of us. Good luck to you.

Regards,

Bill

P.S. It's also true that there is no 100% solution and that's what makes it all so difficult.
Gleason 3+3=6, T1c, one core in twelve, another pre-cancerous.
62 years old and good health.  Married 37 years.  To same woman!
Began IGRT January 23, 2007. 


myman
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   Posted 4/2/2007 5:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Alex,

We'll all be here for you - this week and beyond. You will have a good outcome cause you have so much going for you. By now you know all the positives (I mean that in a good way!) that are in your favor. AND you have us - extended family! :-) Really...I wish we'd know about this site before my husband's diagnosis and surgery.

God bless you Alex,

Susan

aztec1958
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   Posted 4/2/2007 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I knew I could count on the folks in here to give me words encouragement. I went in for my pre-op appointment today had some blood drawn and was told what to expect. Like all visits to the doctor or hospital this was not how I wanted to start my week and after hearing what Easter will be like (laxatives) I won't be having any fun for awhile. But I will try to have some enjoyment this week and when the wife gets home this weekend we will have a good meal on Saturday at least.

I sure hope all the good things you all say will come true and that after this life (in a year or two) will be almost normal.

Alex

EB02
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   Posted 4/2/2007 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
You're at the point now where you just have to show up and get through it. It won't be as bad as you anticipate and it actually will go pretty quick in hindsight. So in the meantime, try to do other things this week besides fixate on it. Go see a mindless movie - Wild Hogs or Blades of Glory come to mind. Do whatever other things help you relax.

You need to get over the concept that "after next week nothing will ever be the same." Maybe you should make a list of all the things that will be the same. Most of the things that are important to you will be on that list. The biggest difference will be that your body will almost certainly be rid of cancer cells. You will cope with and adjust to the other changes and will discover that in the whole scheme of things they aren't as important as most of the things on your list that will stay the same. It's OK to be scared and even to wallow in self-pity if you want, but try to maintain some of your earlier perspective of how your crisis stacks up against the reality of horrible things that happen to people in this world. You're going to pay your dues over the next month or so, but you're going to be OK.

Good luck. We've all been through it and we know you're going to do just fine.

aztec1958
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   Posted 4/2/2007 7:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I just spent about an hour with one of my best friends. She called me knowing I would be going into surgery next week she wanted to tell me I would be fine and everything would be ok. She did this having just lost her mother today. She told the doctors to take her off life support after having gone down hill over the last two months. She did this after holding her mother in her arms while she took her last breath. She did this on the saddest day of her life and she still had thought of me. My point is that there are so many more horrible things in this world and I should count myself lucky that I'm for the most part healthy and with luck I'll come out of this alive and with many more days of life before me. Right now I wish I could do something for my friend to help her with her pain and to give her some support. Right now I don't care about my problem I wish I could do something for those people here who ahve been kind to me and who could use a shoulder to cry on or and ear to listen to their concerns.

This place is one of the best and most caring places I've ever been to and I just wish my friend could have some place like this to go to.

Thank you all for your kindness and support

Alex

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   Posted 4/3/2007 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Alex,

 

Thinking of you and wanted to let you know!  I think maybe this meeting with one of your best friends was meant to take place to put you in a positive frame of mind going into your surgery.  Yes ~ there are a lot of “sad” situations if we look around us.  We have said from day 1 if we had to choose out of 5 other situations that we were aware of at the time of our diagnosis…. We would not choose any of the other's path….  We felt fortunate that we caught it early, chose our treatment/surgery, and moved forward.  Continuing to take one~day~at~a~time…

1 year ago today…. April 3rd, 2006 Surgery Day.  We celebrated yesterday because the Monday was more significant to us.

 

You need to let go of the thoughts that after next week nothing will ever be the same.  None of us knows what tomorrow will bring.  So take today and hold it close!!  Continue to reach for the stars in your goal to being cancer free.  This is a wonderfully powerful positive thought!!!  Keep it close to you when those negatives start trying to slip in…. don’t let them.  Being scared is “normal”…. and it’s nice that you can share this feeling with us. 

 

You hit it right on!!  This forum is powerful with caring and loving individuals.  Special friends for life….  We are so happy you stayed with us… and now you are soon to be on the recover/healing stone.  Remember… our hands will be there to help you at any stage on your journey.  A journey best traveled with friends.  :-)  

 

Keeping you extra close this week as you continue to move forward in a positive frame of mind.

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy  oh!!! and Murphy sends his hugs too!!!


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

Link to our personal journey…>>>     Our Journey ~ Sharing is Caring 

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

2nd PSA 02-06-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)


pcdave
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   Posted 4/3/2007 6:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Alex

I have been one of your frequent supporters here. Just keep the faith and believe that things will turn out much better than you expect. Focusing on others is a great way to divert your attention from yourself (your close friend who lost her dear mother is a perfect example). Where I am being treated with proton radiation, I see young beautiful innocent kids every day who are being treated with proton radiation for various types of cancers. This has really opened up my eyes to see the real world and know that others are facing situations far worse than mine. I recently met a woman with breast cancer at the hospital in a yoga class I went to. She had recently finished chemotherapy and her head was bald She just had a mastectomy yesterday and I went to visit her today. She thankfully is a very strong positive woman with a zest for life. However, you can just imagine the hell she has been living knowing that to survive she had to have her breasts removed--this has had a very deep emotional impact on me. In the near future, she has to face 6 weeks of radiation therapy. The mother of my daughter's boss has colon cancer, she is going through sheer hell with chemotherapy--the chances of this poor woman being able to survive after going through his horror is very slim. I read a recent account of a man who died of pancreatic cancer at 40 years old two months after he was diagnosed. Cancer is a horrible disease and some cancers are far worse than prostate cancer. I feel lucky and very blessed that I only have to deal with prostate cancer. There is no assurance that my cancer will not recur sometime in the future. However, I am positive about the future. You have an excellent chance of doing very well after surgery, probably much better than men who are much older than you. Alex, just know that you are not alone and that many other cancer patients are facing a hell far worse than you are. Good Luck with your surgery. May peace be with you.

Dave
68, Biopsy 9/27/06, Stage T1c, PSA 7.1, Gleason 6 [less than 5% in two areas], Gleason 7 (3+4) [less than 20% in third area], negative DRE, bone scan and MRI. Starting proton radiation therapy 2/22/07.


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 4/3/2007 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Alex,
Our best understanding and caring to you and your family during this tough time. I have to say your saga is a very tough time. Our prayers our long here at this site but you are in them. God Bless you.

Tony

aztec1958
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   Posted 4/3/2007 8:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Dave, Bluebird
I want to thank you for your support and the kind words in all your responces. This is not to say others have not been as thoughtful they have. Right now I'm responding to your last posts. I'm not sure how to feel right now. There is a part that wants to remain stoic and have that I can handle anything attitude, there is a part that wants to ask for help and hopes for support, kindness and sympathy and there is a part that is angry, scared and confused and finds the situation hard to fathom. For my friends family and work mates I have for the most part the stoic facade. It is here that I find I can express all those other emotions. It is with this group of faceless freinds whose words I read that I find some solice and I am very very greatful.

tomorrow I'll be down to 5 days. I dread Monday and yet know that afterward I'll be able to take the next steps in recovery.

Thank you again

Alex

pcdave
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   Posted 4/4/2007 4:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Alex
 
After reading your last post to Bluebird and me, it suddenly struck me that your journey with PC has come full circle in the wide range of emotions that you have expressed in your many postings.  When I read your first post I immediately thought that "this man needs help" and my compassion wanted to help you.  As time went on I wondered if you complained too much and whether I should ignore you.  However, I could not stray from your passioned pleas to come to your rescue after reading your postings.
 
Today, I started to put myself in your place and wondered how I would have reacted at hearing at 48 years old that I had prostate cancer.  I might not have acted the same way I have acted at 68 years old (i.e., positive, strong, proactive feeling the need to help other PC patients and diverting my attention from myself).  Prostate cancer has the ability to steal a man's dignity through incontinence and to steal his manhood through impotence.  While this might not happen, the threat of it happening, especially to a much younger man must be overwhelming.  I think I can now more fully understand what you have been going through after reading your last posting.   
 
We are shocked when we receive our diagnosis of PC and become overwhelmed when we soon realize that there is so much to learn about PC, including the many confusing treatment choices with different adverse side effects; then finally having to make one of the most important decisions of our life--choosing a treatment and sometimes wondering if you made the right decision.  Outside of this website, I don't think that we get all of the understanding and empathy we deserve.  Even close members of one's family cannot fully understand the challenges and deep emotions that men face with prostate cancer.  Because PC is slow growing for the most part and, if caught early, it has an excellent chance of being cured.  Therefore, I think many people tend to play down prostate cancer and minimize the side effects that treatment force upon us.
 
Perhaps the pouring out of your emotions after you found this website is something that many of deny ourselves, suppress or refuse to talk about.  I think you have done for us what maybe we should do for ourselves--to let out all of the raw emotions that take over our lives from the moment we get the diagnosis until treatment and beyond.  Men are conditioned to be strong since birth and we don't like to show our emotions in front of others, especially other men.  At times, I think I am in denial of my prostate cancer and feel that I am just going through the motions of what I have to do (i.e., treatment knowing that I have no other choice).  I never in my life thought I would be faced with cancer. I don't know why I have been unable to feel any strong emotions so far. Maybe I am just glad to be alive and have faith that my treatment will take away my cancer.  Hope and faith are so important in life when we face adversity.
 
I know if I had decided to have surgery that I too would have been scared and the count down to the day of surgery would have been agonizing. Alex, I think that I understand you better now and more fully appreciate the deep emotions you have gone through for the past few months. I hope that those who have followed your journey have offered you some solace and comfort at a time in your life when it was needed most.  I will be thinking about you on Monday.  I hope and pray that all goes well for you during surgery and recovery thereafter.

Dave
 


68, Biopsy 9/27/06, Stage T1c, PSA 7.1, Gleason 6 [less than 5% in two areas], Gleason 7 (3+4) [less than 20% in third area], negative DRE, bone scan and MRI. Starting proton radiation therapy 2/22/07.

Post Edited (pcdave) : 4/4/2007 5:20:21 PM (GMT-6)


aztec1958
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   Posted 4/4/2007 7:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Dave

Belive me when I say I to have thought maybe I'm complaining too much. It has been my concern that soon the members of this group would finally say "hey shut up and stop whinning" Afterall you've all been there before me and to hear someone whine everytime he logs on has to be annoying. The truth in all of this is that no matter who you are it comes down to handling it on your own. Family and friends can only do so much. When the lights go out at night it is you and only you that needs to deal with the changes in your life.

There have been times when people who say to me don't worry it will be ok I want to yell at them and tell them they have no idea what i'm going through. Even in here I often want to lash back and say, no life will never be the same.

Today I'm resigned to my fate what else can I be. I will deal with the major changes to me as the weeks go by. There will be very bad times and I fear I will lash out at my family when I feel they are being condesending to me.

It maybe that I won't visit here for awhile but I do want everyone who has reached out to me and given me support to know that I am very thankful

Alex

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 4/4/2007 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Alex,
Don't shut up and keep whining here. Er I mean. your thoughts and concerns are always welcome here. This wonderful site allows you to be as vocal as you wish. We FULLY understand the stress that this stupid disease causes. We are here because we don't want to shut up and stop talking. As you can see, Dave is a gem of a human being. And the support here does know what you are going through. I mentioned in my threads that I hear all the time that I am "lucky" because PC is very curable. As I mentioned in that link, I simply acknowledge their downplay as I know they sincerely are trying to be supportive. After all that has happened in my life in the last few months, discovery and my condition have been easier to swallow because of these people. Lucky? No I wasn't lucky about any part of this until I found a place to talk. So keep talking. I'm listening.

Tony

Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 4/5/2007 2:13:59 PM (GMT-6)


aztec1958
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   Posted 4/4/2007 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Tony

Thanks that really meant alot. I find that I need something to put the life back into my spirit. I'm not a person of faith and I told a friend of mine that I envy him his faith but that is not me. so I'm seeking something that will energize me once this surgery happens because I fear that the aftermath could be one of the low points of my life. Already there are days I don't want to get out of bed I just want to curl up and give up. That is not me, I want to be excited about life again yet this hangs over my head. The days go by and I get closer and closer to a change that just scares the hell out of me. When I was in Hawaii I saw many a beautiful woman and the one thought that went through my mind was soon I will not look upon that sight with desire but with bitter regret. I knew this week would be hard but never did I think it would be so lonely.

Alex

pcdave
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   Posted 4/5/2007 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Alex

After surgery don't stay away too long.  You might find that you need us more than ever.  The key is to get the surgery over so that you can put your life back together again.  It is my hope that you will come back and tell us that things turned out far better than you expected.  Practice some deep breathing from time to time in the days before surgery--it can relax you.  Inhale and hold for about 5 seconds and then exhale for a period of time.  I do this every night after I get into bed to relax and fall asleep.  Also some simple meditation can help.  Select or make up a word which will be your mantra.  Just close your eyes and repeat your mantra slowly as you breathe in and out, trying not to think about anything else.  Just believe that life will be good again after your surgery and healing, and that your strong spirit for life will return once again. 

Dave


68, Biopsy 9/27/06, Stage T1c, PSA 7.1, Gleason 6 [less than 5% in two areas], Gleason 7 (3+4) [less than 20% in third area], negative DRE, bone scan and MRI. Starting proton radiation therapy 2/22/07.


jetguy
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   Posted 4/5/2007 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear Alex, I know exactly how you feel.  So do the rest of the guys and gals here.  I assure you, that not one person thinks less of you because of your emotions.  You are an emotional man -  don't you just (real bad word here) hate it!?  I am too and I'd rather get a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.  But it is what it is.

Somehow I have found a way to quit worrying about that over which I have no control.  Don't know how, but I have.  I do what I can to take care of business that I can influence, but don't worry about the rest.  I highly recommend a daily (or hourly) reading of Bluebird.  Not just her posts to you, but to all others.  They seem to be the same if not carefully read, but they are actually directed to the person she's talking to.  Do it.  My Friend.

Keep Your Mach Up,

Bill


Gleason 3+3=6, T1c, one core in twelve, another pre-cancerous.
62 years old and good health.  Married 37 years.  To same woman!
Began IGRT January 23, 2007. 


bluebird
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   Posted 4/5/2007 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   

  tongue   Alex ~ ya know me by now right!!!!  Hang with me and get through this whole posting…Okay….  Remember mama bluebirds have the right of passage to

Chirp~ Chirp~ Chirp~   yeah  

 

Quote from Alex:

I'm not a person of faith and I told a friend of mine that I envy him his faith but that is not me. so I'm seeking something that will energize me once this surgery happens because I fear that the aftermath could be one of the low points of my life.

 

Faith ~ www.answers.com/faith&r=67  pull from this.. Any part of it that will help you!  We all have different feelings about “GOD”, Higher Power, and many other names you can look up.  What matters is ~ What is in your heart?  Look in the mirror and if you can look in that mirror and say with complete truth that I am a good person…  this is what matters.  Alex ~ we open the door each day and the first thing out of our mouth is “Good Morning Kingdom”…  Our property “Our Kingdom”… it is something that definitely surrounds us with warmth, happiness, and a true sense of Mother Earth…  Follow your own path in your “Faith”…  

 

Envy ~ Type it out click on synonyms.  Can you now say that you envy him??  I don’t think so!! 

 

seeking something that will energize me once this surgery happens: 

Look into the eyes of your children…. 

 

You are so much stronger than you give yourself credit for….  Keep reaching out to us!!  You will definitely feel all of our Helping Hands.

 

As daveed would say…..

Our Hands are Reaching Out to You!!!

 

Please reach back….. In love and support… Lee & Buddy

Now ! please pass the Kleenex tissue…  xoxoxoxo

 

 

Alex ~

 

Powerful postings from so many who care.  Please don’t shut the door ~ because we need you as much as you need us!!!  It’s true…  Yes ~ I remember when you 1st posted and when you said you were going to shut down for a little while we let you but you came back.  And you came back stronger.  That’s why so often in my message I state… STOP ~ Take a nice deep breath ~ re-group and move forward.

 

You are so right… The journey is what each of us make it… but when we keep adding “positive” input from others who have been there ~ the journey truly is less stressful.  So ~ please continue to grasp our hands and feel the power of strength that is here for you!  You know it is ~ you’ve felt it ~ and it would not be a good move to pull away.  Those darn stones can get pretty wobbly if you don’t have Helping Hands to help shore them up.  Don’t slip now… you would hurt us all.

 

You’ve traveled this path a lot by yourself on the home front … and you’ve done extremely well in my opinion….  so continue moving forward. 

 

Once you get Monday over with…. It’s a new stone, which you will be on.  The recovery/healing stone and it will be very important to carry as many positives with you.  I agree with Dave… start talking to your body…. Tell it ~ it’s time to rid yourself of the cancer and let your body know that it is going to have a wonderful recovery period… because ~ you are going to let it have the proper time to heal and you are going to let Mr. Hang be the boss……  

 

Our thoughts and prayers continue to surround you…

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

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Edited at 11:34 p.m. EST~ the post below went to page 2 and I didn't want it at the top!! so moved it here. 

This post was originally posted at 9:08 p.m. EST after reading Jetguy's posting!!!!! 

Jetguy ~ you truly touched my soul…. with your posting to Alex.  You know me very well my “dear sweet friend”.  I have always tried to touch on the core of the individual’s needs.  It’s a journey that is the same but yet different. 

 

Can you imagine the feeling I have right now after posting to Alex…. And “then” seeing your post!!!!!!!  Did I say pass the Kleenex tissue please?…  Well ~ right now I am definitely going to need the “box”.  Thank you for seeing Who I Am!!!

 

Much love coming at you ~ Love from Lee & Her Buddy

 

 

Alex ~ I have always tried to take my time in responding.  I read and I may re-read and I don’t post until I’ve processed it and then I only post if the words flow completely free with no hesitation.  This is what happened tonight!  The words are from deep within my heart and I truly feel everything that I said to you.

And then to see Jetguy’s posting…. How lucky I am to have found this forum!!! 

 

Keeping you “extra” close in thoughts and prayers…. Each and every-day.

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

Link to our personal journey…>>>     Our Journey ~ Sharing is Caring 

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

2nd PSA 02-06-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)

Post Edited (bluebird) : 4/5/2007 9:38:01 PM (GMT-6)

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