A tribute to all of you

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 4/21/2007 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
If this has been done before I apologize.  I would like to pay tribute to the men and women of this forum.  At a time when so many people have little or no time for the other person this place is an oasis.  I know I have family  and friends that will support me and will be their in my darkest time.  However, they don't understand for the most part what i'm going through and so it's very hard to share these difficult times.  Wonderful people such as bluebird, biker90, swimom, and so many more have given me hope and support at a very crucial time in my life.  On the days leading up to the surgery you gave advice and reassurance and much needed humor.  Following the surgery you all have celebrated my victory and still gave support to the ongong battles that come with the operation.
I have felt free to express my anger, fears, joy and douts always knowing that I would get honest and straight forward feedback.  I may never meet any of the wonderful people in this forum but I wanted to in someway express how grateful I have been.  I would've made it through this surgery and my life without you but it would not have been as easy nor would I have met true heros in this world.  I'm not the most eloquent of writers but please accept this heartfelt expression of friendship and gratetude from me
Age: 48
Diagnosed: 02/19/07
PSA: 4.5
Gleason: 3+3=6
Surgery: April 09, 2007
Path results: 7% of prostate involved.  Margins clean 3+3=6
catheder to be removed April 19 07.

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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 4/21/2007 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   


Alex ~ Thank you for this heartfelt message!!!!  We truly feel it!


@#$%^&*($%^&  G R O U P   H  U  G  &^%$#@^&*(#$

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waves of emotions going on here

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In Friendship ~ Always

Lee & Buddy


I had originally planned to come back here and post… but after reading and re-reading your Thread:  Alex's saga  I decided to post further thoughts there!!  :-)




mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

J  We invite you to visit our personal thread:  Click Here:  “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) : 4/23/2007 7:46:10 PM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 4/21/2007 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Alex,

You sound so much better!! Letting our feelings out, whether in person or in print, always makes us feel better. And when you do it, others learn from it and are better.

We only get to keep what we pass on to others...

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. 
PSA on 4/4/07 - 0.00  T level - 48  Restarted T therapy.
Next PSA on 7/11/07.
 "Cancer feeds on fear - starve it to death."

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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1732
   Posted 4/21/2007 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Awwww...we're blushing with pride young grasshopper!!! Have a sunny wonderful weekend!

Hugs, Swim

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 626
   Posted 4/21/2007 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Alex,

The biggest thank you that you can give us is to return in kind to others in need.

Enjoy life!!!

Diagnosed 7/6/06, 1 of 10 core samples, 40%,Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3
Da Vinci on 11/01/06, Catheter out on 11/13/06
56 Years Old
Post Op Path, Gleason 3+3, Approx. 5% of prostate involved
Prostate Confined, margins clear
Undetectable PSA on 12/18/06
No more pads as of 1/13/07
Began injections in April '07

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