Posted 5/21/2007 12:13 AM (GMT -7)
about the mountains...Er deserts.
I rode my dirt bike over 30 miles this morning in Death Valley National Monument. Uh, Yes I was there at 58 degrees 6:00am. And out at 9:30am at the ripe temp of 91. Any questions on how this place gets its name? Hurt my wrist by being stupid. LOL, I ache more than that tonight but let's leave that for a discussion about aging. Wonderful day. My friend and I rode through dry lakes, mountain terrain, and stupid sand strips...thus my sore wrist. I couldn't even play my guitars at full speed tonight. I love this part of living. Discovering new things in Life. I bought this motorcycle to better enjoy the places I like to go to. Well mission is being accomplished. Next week is Memorial Day weekend, and I will be in beautiful southern Utah at Duck Creek with the RV, Rhino, motorcycle, and sore wrist. I said it before...God's country! Limitless sites and a feeling of freedon I cannot compare to anything my travels have presented.

about the HT therapy,
Still no symptoms or side effects. I know I have to "maintain" this new way of life but I am not slowed after one week. This coming Friday I begin radiation. With a PSA of 0.0 I am looking forward to screwing up the other wrist...lol. I have read the other experienced HT kids threads and I am fully aware this will have an effect on my future mind set. All I can say is that mind set better like the outdoors.

about Kitt,
Thank you for being a willing party as moderator in a tough scenario. Your family's losses are tragic. For you to be willing to join us and guide us is truly remarkable. My preferred salvage in this experience is that I can provide hope to others. You have taken a stronger, more pro-active step to doing that. I don't have the time to do that for these great people at this site. I must rely on my doctors, my luck, and my faith for me be healthy and express my experience.

God Bless,

Tony
Posted 5/21/2007 8:47 PM (GMT -7)

Dear Tony

Thank you.  I am a biker too but ride a street bike.   My granddaughter ( 13 years old) and I are attending the Rolling Thunder Rally - ride for MIA and POWS of Vietnam which  I now believe  is in honor of all Vets. We are flying to Wahington DC Friday and the thunder will be loud as 1,000,000 bikers are expected.

I am in awe of your courage and you have my admiration and respect.........you go biker and enjoy your rides. 

Ride free. Bless you and keep you safe from everything.

 

 


Respectfully
Kitt

Moderator Prostate Cancer
My Father and his 5 siblings all died of Cancer.
______________________________________________________
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” 
~Rosalyn Carter

Posted 5/21/2007 9:15 PM (GMT -7)
Got my RV parked  with the price of gas over $3.00 and 100 gallons to fill up, but one of these days I'm going to chuck it and head across country.  For now I can live through you guys so go for it and let us hear about it. 

Post Edited (gtmriviera) : 5/22/2007 5:03:32 AM (GMT-6)

Posted 5/22/2007 8:51 AM (GMT -7)
Hi gtm, Kitt,
Being a member of this site is a good reason to get out and enjoy life. For me I stay positive and healthy. As far as the price of gas goes, pardon the pun, I didn't think I would see the day deisel was cheaper than regular. But its still under three bucks in Utah where I like to refill. Not a long jump from Vegas, just about two hours. Here in Vegas, the new East Los Angeles, the price is over 3.20 and climing like a homesick angel.

Kitt,
you sound like a Harley person. And that DC event sounds like a great ride. I was there with my wife and son in '99. We went to the Smithsonian. They have an awesome display of bikes there you should check out.

Tony
Posted 5/22/2007 9:47 AM (GMT -7)

Thanks Tony,

Yes I am a Harley person, an old Harley Mama............ I plan on taking Amy to as much as we can squeeze in.

You are so right, gas prices keep going up and up. Well gas rises..........so do the darn prices. devil

I love your positive attitude................hang on to it.  I am here to support you.


Respectfully
Kitt

Moderator Prostate Cancer
My Father and his 5 siblings all died of Cancer.
______________________________________________________
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” 
~Rosalyn Carter

Posted 5/22/2007 2:02 PM (GMT -7)
Tony, we have missed you too. You are doing an amazing job at fighting this ugly disease. You remind me alot of my dad. He, like you and Kurt, was diagnosised in his 40's. He didn't have the option for surgery because it had already spread to the lymph nodes throughout his body. He was told to go home and get his affairs in order. He was given 6 months to live. That was in 1992. He chose to fight. He gathered the best team of doctors in OK, and started hormones. 6 months came and passed. His doctors nurse used to joke with him that he was "the healthiest, sickest man she had ever met". He chose to live!! Like you! He read the book by Dr. Bernie Segal, "Peace, Love and Healing" as well as "Love, Medicine and Miracles". You would have never guessed that he was sick, minus the loss of hair with chemo. His doctors told him and us constantly that the goal was to keep him alive until a cure was found. He lived that belief. Unfortunately he didn't live until a cure could be found, but he did surpass all the statistics and lived 4 and a half years. I think he would have lived even longer had he not broken a hip in a freak accident. He gave up then. He quit answering calls from friends and stopped allowing visitors. He stopped going to the office. He lost the hope that he had had from the start, and nothing had changed about his cancer. No organs, just lymph nodes. If I knew then, what I know now, maybe something could have been done about that loss of hope. If he could have come here, and heard from people like you, who knows.
I am not trying to make you feel guilty about your absence, I have been absent for the most part also. I just wanted to let you know that I know you can beat this. You have what it takes! You have the love of a wonderful wife as well as the numerous friends you have made here. Keep the faith. You both are in our thoughts and prayers. Courtney
Kurt & Courtney
47 year old
Great Health prior to dx
Dx on 1/29/07
PSA 4.1
Gleason 3+3=6, both lobes
Stage T2c, I believe
Tumor involves 20% of cores, both lobes
Live in OK
Da Vinci scheduled 3-14-07 in Austin
Post-Op  Gleason 6, Stage t2c nx mx  YAAAAA HOOOOOO! 

Posted 5/22/2007 4:47 PM (GMT -7)
Kitt, I think that I remember what you said your age was and you are an inspiration.  I have mentioned my secretary who had a double radical on 4/10.  She is 50 and a "biker chic".  Look out Big C, she's gonna kick your a**.  I guess that I'm a wimp.  I want my head inside of two tons of air conditioned steel, but I love the styling of bikes.  Bumper sticker-I brake for cruise-ins.
Posted 5/22/2007 5:40 PM (GMT -7)
  Courtney, Beautiful ~ Heartfelt posting to Tony & Ruth...  Your words are felt deeply.... by us..... :) Lee & Buddy Post edited to delete our signature line only (helping to save space on the server!) Post Edited (bluebird) : 7/19/2007 8:22:52 AM (GMT-6)

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