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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 22
   Posted 8/23/2007 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
I have posted once in the past, and keep up with you by reading your posts.  My father was diagnosed in the first of June and goes in tomorrow for da Vinci surgery.  He's going to University of Michigan with Dr. Wood.  It's about 3 hours from our home.
I'm sure many of you can appreciate the feelings our family is experiencing these last hours.
Thanks for all of you and the information you have provided.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 8/23/2007 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Julie,
I'm so glad treatment time is near.  There will be an element of relief once you take this important step in fighting the disease.
I wish you and your father the very best!  Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.
Please let us know how things are going following the surgery and look to this wonderful group for advice and support along your journey.

Age: 54
PSA: 4.3
Biopsy: T1c, 3+3=6, 2 pos. samples in one side of prostate
Da Vinci 31 Jul 2007: saved nerve bundle on side of non-cancerous side
Final pathology: Confined to prostate, T2a, 3+3=6
Working to get back into good shape
Waiting to take that first post-op PSA

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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1732
   Posted 8/23/2007 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   

Tell dad he's in pretty swell hands. David (Dr.Wood) did Paul's surgery. One thing I can say for the man, his continence rates are excellent.

Thoughts and prayers,

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 8/23/2007 1:28 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi ~ Julie, Dad, & Loved Ones,


Sending a “Special Warm Welcome…” to HealingWell      


HealingWell 's Prostate Forum... has become so Powerful … because so many people are willing to Share Their Journey.

 Extra HUGS for surgery day!!!


Keeping you and your family close ~ in thoughts and prayers…

Stay Close ~ In Friendship,  Lee & Buddy


Helping to keep *mochapy’s journey together…


Threads started By: Julie  *mochapy 

08-25-07 Surgery Update for Dad

08-22-07 Countdown to Surgery

06-12-07 Choosing a Surgeon??????


Post edited to add personal threads for future readers…

Post Edited (bluebird) : 8/26/2007 7:37:50 PM (GMT-6)

Regular Member

Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 66
   Posted 8/24/2007 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Dr. Wood is a fantastic surgeon. He did a great job for me. Keep us posted.
Age 52
Diagnosed 2/19/07
10 of 24 cores positive
Gleason 3+3=6 Changed to Gleason 3+4=7 after surgical pathology
DaVinci Prostatectomy May 11, 2007 at Univ. of Mich. Hospital
Stage: T2b
Pathology: May 16 - Cancer confined to prostate, Margins, Lymph & Seminal Vesicles all CLEAR!
Father and Uncle had prostate cancer
First PSA after surgery- July 5, 2007 = <0.01 !!!!!!!

Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 8/24/2007 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Julie! My thoughts and prayers are with you! My father goes in for surgery a week from today! I can relate to the emotions you are going through! Please keep us posted on how he does and best wishes for a speedy recovery for him! 

Doting Daughter

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