Is Chat Room being used? Please ~ take time to vote!! Thank you

Is Chat Room being used?
Yes ~ I do view the calendar to see scheduled times - 6.7%
Yes ~ I do not view the calendar. I sign-on at random times - 20.0%
No ~ I am not participating at this time - 13.3%
No ~ I do view the calendar. The scheduled times don’t work for me - 0.0%
Sometimes ~ I do view the calendar for scheduled times before signing on - 13.3%
Sometimes ~ I do not view the calendar. I sign-on at random times - 46.7%

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Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 7/31/2007 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
  tongue Chat Room is for you!!!!         
                   It’s an extra tool...

Please let me know if I can help in any way to make things smoother for you!


This poll will help me know if I need to put an August schedule up on the calendar and if there are specific dates / times you would like.


Place any special request in a reply posting below


v      bluebird ~  Moderator for Prostate Cancer Forum

Caring is Sharing ~ Please donate.... Help ~ HealingWell ~ Help "All of Us"

Post Edited (bluebird) : 8/2/2007 9:09:00 PM (GMT-6)

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 8/1/2007 12:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I know you know why some of us have used external chat engines. This one can be much more reliable.


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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 8/1/2007 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   

J Thanks Tony….

Yes ~ I thought this ....but didn’t want to not put a schedule up if it’s being used!!

 I’ll hold off placing a specific schedule….  for August…  


I’ll leave this thread up for a few more days and then will delete it!!!


Again ~ thanks for touching base.   I appreciate it! tongue  

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

Veteran Member

Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 8/1/2007 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   

I was getting on if I happened to see someone on there but I was getting booted off...and just when I was about to say something extremely profound!!! tongue


Veteran Member

Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 883
   Posted 8/1/2007 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Would get on more often if not for the booting.....
Summer time is harder to get on....too much going on...

Thanks for all you do Momma Bluebird...
    PSA 5.7 - Discovered during Annual Physical with Family Practice Dr.
    Gleason 7
    Biopsy - 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate
    RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved.
    All Lab's clear.  No Cancer outside prostate
    Cathiter in for 3 weeks due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
    First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006  Undetectable 0.00
    Office visit on Jan. 19th due to continued excessive urine leakage.
    Feb.20th Cystoscope and 2nd Post Op PSA. Another 0.00.....:)
    Dr. said everything looks fine.  Continue to work Kegeal's. Leaking appears to have improved  after Cystoscope?!?!?!  Down to 3-4 pads per day!
    March 1st  Leaking has crept back up to 6 - 8 pads a day ??????? 
    March 8th Started Detrol LA to see if it helps with the leaking?
    March 29th Collagen injection into sphincter / bladder neck area to control excessive leaking.  Worked for a couple of days then back to leaking.
    April 17th (Six Months Post Op) 2nd Collagen Injection to control excessive leaking.  Leaking started back next day at work!
    May 14th Second Opinion about my leaking and Options at OU Medical Center.  After reviewing my records the Dr. feels I will probably need some surgical intervention to stop my leaking.  But did agree to try Bio-Feedback and work hard on the Kegeal's first!
    May 30th Follow up with my Dr. and 3rd Post Op PSA 0.00 agian!!!
    June 1st Start Bio-Feedback to try to control my leaking.

Regular Member

Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 357
   Posted 8/2/2007 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Do people randomly wander into the chat room? I have only been in it once, when I noticed someone had created a thread along the lines of "chat now"

Prostate cancer diagnosed: May 15, 2006 (age 40)
Gleason score: pre-surgery 3+3=6; post-surgery 3+4=7
daVinci radical prostatectomy: July 25, 2006
size of tumor: approx 1.1 inches; negative margins from surgery

- number of pads/day at 3 months after surgery: 3 to 5
- number of pads/day at 4 months after surgery: 1 to 2
- number of pads/day at 6-12 months after surgery: 0 to 1

- 1st post-surgery PSA: 0 (Nov 2006); 2nd post-surgery PSA: 0 (Feb 2007)
- 3rd post-surgery PSA: 0 (May 2007); 4th post-surgery PSA: 0 (June 2007)

The search for timber: took Viagra/Cialis approx. every other day, ErecAid once a day, injections. Peyronie's diagnosed 7/5/07. Now on Cialis, L-arginine and pentoxyfylline, ordered to be celibate for 6 weeks.

- PGE1 batting average: .364 (4 for 11)
- Bimix batting average: .200 (2 for 6)
- Trimix batting average: .500 (1 for 2)

"Lost in the valley without my horses, no one can tell me what my remorse is..."

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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 8/2/2007 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi ~ Strictly Inc...

Yes ~ you can click on Chat and see who's signed on.... to specific forums
If no one is signed on….  You can sign-in and wait to see if someone else is looking and they will see that you are on and they can join you by signing on. 

We've had some technical issues... and they are being worked on!  

$$$$  could definitely help the situation...


As Tony once said!!! 

Partial quote:  I understand the technology issue for a non-profit organization. I wish I'd hit the lottery tomorrow because I would easily donate seven figures to these guys to get the equipment needed to not be concerned with signature size, server crashes, and Chat reliability.

My response was and is…


Imagine if we all put in $10.00 x 48,375 registered members….. what Mr. Waite could do with that!!!!  That would definitely be a Yipppeeee!!!!!  Yes ~ a nice windfall would be graciously accepted I’m sure.


 Caring is Sharing ~  Please .... Donate

 And on August 2, 2007…we now have 48, 933…..

                                       Registered Members!!!! using


v     bluebird ~  Moderator for Prostate Cancer Forum

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 8/2/2007 10:04 PM (GMT -6)   
tongue   Hey KW.... Thank you!!!!  Your kind words are felt deeply!!!!  yeah

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 8/2/2007 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   

  :-) Please take time to enter your vote.

This survey is important.... it will allow Mr. Waite "ADMIN"... to see the results also.

Thank you!




Regular Member

Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 338
   Posted 8/4/2007 5:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I frankly have never been in any chat room and I associate them with teenagers or "adult" websites.  Could you post here a brief description of the chat room and how it works?  Thanks.

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 8/4/2007 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   

  tongue Hi ~ gtmriviera,


I’m attaching the direct link to Chat Room and it will give you more information.

There has been technical difficulties over the past several months… but go ahead and give it a try.


Sign in and then let others know you’d like to talk…by starting a thread titled:  In Chat

Members will see it and they may swing by to say hi!!! 


It is a place to continue our discussions about where we are in "Our Journey", the issues we are dealing with, and overall "just getting to know each other"....  It’s a way of getting a little closer to our members ~ and we’re able to talk a little more openly and get immediate feedback…


smurf    Happy Chatting!!  Lee



Chat follows Forum Rules 



   Click here to login to chat rooms



Click here for   Direct Link: !!!  Chat Room: Let's Get Together....


Excerpts from thread:



:-)    Chat Room is like a revolving door.  You can go in at any time night or day.   :-) Enjoy this time ~ spent with friends.    



**** To reflect the correct Forum Calendar Schedule….                     

                      Your Time Zone should be set on Pacific Time Zone


Have fun!!!!                           

Happiness…. Is staying in touch!!! yeah

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 176
   Posted 8/5/2007 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Never find anyone in the chat rooms. Looking for a chat room is how I found this site. Not sure where I the calendar schedule. Did find a calendar, but didn't find anything on it that told me about a PCa chat.
42 yo.
PSA 4.65
Gleason scores from 3 pathologies of the same biopsy (if this isn't confusing to the patient...):
 2 of 12 cores with cancer
1) both cores 3+4 (Weiss Memorial)
2) one 3+4 and one 3+3 (Univ. of Chicago Hosp.)
3) both cores 3+3 (Mass General Hosp.
4) awaiting results... (Northwestern Memorial Hosp.)
deciding on scheduled for Sept. 14. but still wondering about Proton Therapy.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1732
   Posted 8/5/2007 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Jet, Vet , Biker and myself chatted last night. Nice to talk to the guys!!!

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 8/5/2007 12:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi ~ 41...

I will continue to put the calendar up for those who find us ~ like you!!! 
I had the calendar scheduled through middle of July and that's why I put the poll up.... to see if anyone was using it.... Now I know it is "important".... even if "we" don't look at it.
I'm learning as I go ~ with the help from all of you!!!  Thank you! 
Thanks for your post Swim
Remember.... Click here for   Direct Link: !!!  Chat Room: Let's Get Together....
I will update this over the next few days to get it up-to-date!!!
Thank you for your input!!!   This helps me to help you!!! and others ....  tongue
The best thing for everyone is ~ if you're on CHAT!!!!  Make a thread!!! 
I will delete it at a later date but this lets others know you're on...
Happy Chatting!!!!!!  

v     bluebird ~  Moderator for Prostate Cancer Forum

         click here: Help ~ HealingWell ~ Help "All of Us"

            Caring is Sharing ~ Please donate....


Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 8/5/2007 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   

Chat is open 24/7 so drop in anytime.

Let us know you’re there by starting a thread titled:  Let’s Chat or In Chat


Be sensitive to the specific groups meeting times..


tongue     Sunday, August 5th....Prostate Forum Chat beings @


(1 hour time slot)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.            Pacific

  1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.            Mountain

  2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.            Central

  3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.            Eastern



(2 hour time slot)

6:00 p.m. –   8:00 p.m.            Pacific

7:00 p.m. –   9:00 p.m.            Mountain

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.            Central

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.            Eastern


The direct link below has informative information to help you!

Chat Room: Let's Get Together.... Monthly Schedule

I will delete this after today....
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