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   Posted 8/5/2007 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   

  tongue    Hi ~  Puget  (Our friend since March 24th, 2007)


                Welcome to…

                                     ~ HealingWell ~


The stepping-stones in this journey are best traveled … with friends yeah

(stepping-stones =  PSA, DRE, biopsy, diagnosis, treatment decisions, post issues)


          Friends….who know where you’ve been

          Friends… who know where you are now

          Friends… who know where the road leads


  *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *


Puget ~ you’ve been with us since March 24th….   Posting over 30 times to share and help others…   Please allow us to say hi! to you personally!!!!  You’ve reached out to us and now we are asking you to let us reach back to you…


Where ~ oh!! ~ where….am I going to place “your” Woo-Hoo!!!!!!!  tongue  


We all extend our hands in friendship ~ we hope you’ll allow us to welcome you personally on your own personal thread.  A place where we can learn about you and you can learn about us!!! 


Starting your own personal thread allows us to know where you are in your journey.  It’s your own personal place to come and talk about "you"...  Sharing!


Even if you just give us your specifics……



Name (optional) and State you live in  

Date and Treatment (be specific)  Age at time of diagnosis/treatment

PSA,  Gleason,  Tumor Stage,  Margins

Any and all information that gives a clear picture of “Your Journey”

Date 1st PSA 

Date 2nd PSA


It’s easy…   

Click on New Topic

Subject: (place your title here)  ex:  Puget’s Journey, Pugets’s Travels, Puget’s Page


If you introduce yourself with the State you live in, Age,  PSA,  Gleason,  Other information in reference to your diagnosis and Health Status before diagnosis … it helps us to know exactly where you are in your journey!


Please consider doing this for all of us!!!!!!!!!   tongue  


«  bluebird ~  Moderator for Prostate Cancer Forum




Direct Link:  >Prostate Cancer Resources, Helpful Hints, and Topic Thread Links

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   Posted 8/6/2007 11:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Bluebird. After so many months, I feel like I know so many of you as friends and "family" -- even more so with our special Bluebird. This forum has been a lifesaver for me. I have thought about starting my own thread, but I wonder if I really have anything to add to the wonderful journeys others have reported. I'll give it a try. Can't hurt, huh? I'm off today on a business trip but you'll be hearing from me soon.

Any thanks, all of you out there, for your support over the last four months!

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   Posted 8/6/2007 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   
puget - every person has something to add to this forum...your story of how you came to find out you have pc, your choice of treatment, how your recovery has gone, is important to us all.
It's amazing how others relate to what you have to say. I took far longer to post our journey here than I should have so I do know what I'm saying!

Looking forward to "seeing" you!

Husband Diagnosed 11/17/05 Age: 63 No Symptoms
PSA: 7.96, Positive DRE
Biopsy Right: 6 of 6 Cores Positive Biopsy Left: 1 of 6 Cores Positive
Gleason: 4+3 = 7 Stage: T2B N0 MX
3 mo. PSA Post Surgery: 11.8, 12.9, 13.9 Bone scan, CT scan, Endorectal MRI, Chest XR - neg.
9/06/06: 6 mo. PSA: 18.8 Distant lymph node involvement Start HT Lupron 3 mo. shots
12/06/06: PSA 0.8
03/07/07: PSA 0.3
06/06/07: PSA 0.1

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   Posted 8/6/2007 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
tongue   Yea!!!  
Hi ~ Puget,


Thank you for taking the “hand of friendship ” that was extended to you personally!!!

You truly made my heart swell… with happiness and happy tears too!!!! 


Every “Journey” is important!  There are many stepping-stones in the path to becoming prostate cancer free.  Each step counts!

And sharing the path that we each take ~ is a gift we give others. 


Thank you for your continued support to all of us over the past 4 months… 34 postings with care, encouragement, and sharing…

 “Your Journey” is important!!!  


Click here for a special message from mama bluebird



Continuing to keep you close in thoughts and prayers.

See you soon!!!!! yeah

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

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

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

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


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   Posted 8/7/2007 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks to both Susan and Bluebird for the encouragement. Now just to get my thoughts together . . . You'll hear from me soon.

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   Posted 8/7/2007 11:23 PM (GMT -6)   
If you are around the Seattle/Monroe area, would you like to get together for coffee or a lunch?    Would be great to met face to face with a member of the HW PCa family.  My email is (Edit)...
God Bless!
Ray & Avis

Edit: e-mail address will be edited/masked for your security ~ please go to link below

Click Here and Refresh…once page is opened.>>>> ****E-Mail Addresses for Members Only





Post Edited By Moderator (bluebird) : 8/8/2007 7:37:11 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 8/8/2007 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   

Hey Puget, Ray, & Avis….


I have to edit for security….  Puget ~ contact me at  bluebird  and I will be happy to send it…

Or ~ Ray & Avis can activate their e-mail by clicking on the link above… for members only!!


We want coffee, lunch, & HUGS   tongue  in September!!!!  *Biker90 Jim & MaryLu could come in from Spokane, *Jayadub John & Cindy, gralestel, Esperanza…. 

Oh~my!!!! Who have I missed confused   

What fun this would be…

Hugs to each and every one of “you”….  In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy



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   Posted 8/8/2007 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   

Enabled email address and added Avis's web home page..

God Bless,

Age 59 y/o - Last 3-4 years of annual general health checkups - PSA 5-6
3/13/2007 - 12 point biopsy - Left 0/6  Right 1/6 Gleason 3+3 Diagnosed as T1c
4/24/2007 - DaVinci performed at Virginia Mason hospital in Seattle
5/2/2007 - Catheter Out! Final pathology of Gleason 6  T2c Nx Mx,   approx 20% of prostate involved, positive margin, but only at 2 focal points.  
6/28/2007 9 weeks post-op incontinance... Overnite, went from 4-6 soaked pads a dayfrom prev 8 weeks to 2 barely wet pads a day.
7/12/2007 11 weeks post-op  Minimal leakage...  one small pad a day
7/18/2007 First Post-Op PSA...  0.01 !!! 
7/30/2007 ED has improved to point of 60% erection, penetration, climax w/o "toys", but on 50mg "Viagra" (I use $2 Caverta)

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   Posted 8/8/2007 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   
tongue   cool :-) smurf yeah    Can you tell we are excited!!!!!!!

Ray & Avis….

We are sending extra extra hugs for sharing…..


Thank you…..    yeah   I tried a backflip but my wings just won't allow it!


Post Edited (bluebird) : 8/14/2007 7:23:30 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 8/14/2007 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi ~ Puget,


I have just spent time looking back at all of your postings…. Beginning on March 24th..


I’m sitting here shaking my head…  how did I miss your postings???…  There is so much care and concern for others during the time you were trying to find your path…  From the very beginning you reached out to others… and in turn they reached back to you.   I truly can’t explain it… but after reading each posting and seeing the responses… it makes me feel so proud that we are one spoke out of many that make up this huge wheel of Caring and Sharing. 


Please make sure you put your signature line in your postings…..  This is so important and I’ve only seen it twice…  and this is how we learn about each other...  (type of surgery??)

Age: 60
Surgery 6/7/07
Gleason pre 3+3=6
Gleason post 3+3=6
CA confined to prostate
First post-op PSA will be taken in Sept.


Your postings to Ellen *Enough Already and Maria Teresa... are exactly what you'll want to put in your Personal Thread... also you could add ~ how you came to your decision...  Looking forward to adding "Your Journey"... to the direct links... to help others.


  confused    I picked up on this in one of your postings…..and I’m hoping you will let us know what you’ve found out…  

Partial Quote from Puget on different thread..

In the last couple of weeks, the stream has slowed way down, to the point that I sometimes have to push -- just like before surgery! I haven't talked to dr yet.


Please don’t wait to be seen…  it could be scar tissue building up and this must be treated immediately… so please let us know. 


Keeping you and your loved ones close in thoughts and prayers...

Special Hugs from Lee & Buddy

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