Posted 5/15/2007 4:12 PM (GMT -6)

David:

You certainly have a plate full right now.  I won't say take care of yourself, but I will say accept any help someone offers - it seems you will be needing it.

Best of luck in the next few weeks and keep in touch.

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.

Posted 5/15/2007 4:20 PM (GMT -6)
David,
I'm sure Job's story in the bible has come to your mind. As Dutch says, your plate is certainly full and I too, hope that you will accept all help available. You and your family will be in our prayers.
Vicky
Age 52
Diagnosed 2/19/07
10 of 24 cores positive
Gleason 3+3=6
PSA:3.3
DaVinci Prostatectomy scheduled for May 11, 2007
Stage: T2a
Father and uncle had prostate cancer

Posted 5/15/2007 6:47 PM (GMT -6)
David - Yours is a touching but heart renching story. Thank you so much for sharing. You and your family are in our prayers. You are right - no time for anything but beating this cancer. Please keep us posted. We want the latest news on that darling grand baby too.

;o) Bob & Linda
Bob (60) had laproscopic prostate surgery on Sept 27, 2006 - 2/12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6. Follow up PSA results and pathology results received Nov 14th are NO MORE CANCER! Gleason changed to a 3 + 4; cancer completely confined to prostate; (even a second more aggressive, previously undetected cancer) PSA UNDETECTABLE November 2006 AND February 2007.


Bob also takes Hydroxyurea to control Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platelets) has secondary condition . . Myelofibrosis) -- If anyone has experience or knowledge of these, please post us

Posted 5/15/2007 9:50 PM (GMT -6)
David. I want you to know there are a lot of people praying for you and your family. You indeed have a lot on your plate but I know with God's help you and your family will pull through this and it will be better. My surgery is on May 30th so we are close together in that regard. When you are able, let us all know how you are doing after your surgery.

mvesr
Posted 5/16/2007 5:42 AM (GMT -6)

David,

Summarizing my situation from my "living it" perspective has always helped me.

You have so many blessings!  While Job didn't really come to mind as I read your summary, Paul's thorn did....

I copied one of my favorite blessings for you (And everyone else here!) below.

May God's Love be with you, always - in the Son.

CCedar

1 Peter 2:1-3, 4-10  (From The Message Translation)

1 -3So clean house! Make a clean sweep of malice and pretense, envy and hurtful talk. You've had a taste of God. Now, like infants at the breast, drink deep of God's pure kindness. Then you'll grow up mature and whole in God.

The Stone

       4 -8Welcome to the living Stone, the source of life. The workmen took one look and threw it out; God set it in the place of honor. Present yourselves as building stones for the construction of a sanctuary vibrant with life, in which you'll serve as holy priests offering Christ-approved lives up to God.    9 -10But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God's instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.


~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*
2 Years of PSA between 4 and 5.5
Biopsy 23DEC06 
Only 5 percent cancer in one of 8 samples.
Gleeson 3+3=6
Radical Prostatectomy 16FEB07 at age 54.
1+" tumor - touching inside edge of gland.
Confined:)
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Texas Hill Country
FRESH Produce Department Manager
Have you had your 5 colors today?

Posted 5/22/2007 4:29 PM (GMT -6)

David ~ this is a wonderful thread….  yeah

Thank you for reaching deep within ~ and sharing…  Our thoughts and prayers remain with you and your family as you move forward in your journey to be free of prostate cancer.  We are here for you ~  pull from “all of us”  ~   it will make the journey smoother. 

Special Hugs to you and your family.

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

 

 

Post edited: reach to reaching :>)

Post Edited (bluebird) : 7/14/2007 5:21:33 PM (GMT-6)

Posted 5/24/2007 1:31 PM (GMT -6)

Dear Dave,

I wanted to be here to welcome you back as by now your procedure is over and your on the healing side.

Thank you for the kindness you have shown me and I will continue to keep your family in my prayers.

Sincerely

Kitt


Respectfully
Kitt
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression 
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