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James C.
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   Posted 8/29/2007 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   

Bluebird says:  

HealingWell.com    is a “1” man operation with volunteer moderators to help out!

 

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Susan ~ you were right.... Tony *TC-LasVegas and I were talking about winning the lottery and helping HealingWell.com   .... and then I thought hmmmmmmm.....

 

As of 7-28-2007  ~ This forum has 49,792 registered members.

49,792 x $10.00 = $497,920.00   WOW!!!!    

 

v     bluebird ~  Moderator for Prostate Cancer Forum

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

            Caring is Sharing ~ Please donate.... www.healingwell.com/donate     

 

 

Ok, I just sent my 10 bucks, via PayPal.  I am now gonna challenge the rest of you active members who can afford that 10 bucks to spend it on this wonderful forum.  I know I've gotten multi-times that just in comfort and info that has made the beginnings of my journey easier.  So what do you say, folks.....do I have any takers?    :-)   

 

James C.


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 8/29/2007 9:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I accept your challenge. In fact I don't think 49,792 people can donate 10 bucks. Either they don't have Amazon or Paypal accounts, or they simply have a good reason why they can't do it. Ruth and I have set aside 500.00 for donations every year. I have just donated $100.00 to HW. It's money well spent and I have done my part to help pick up the slack where others might not be able to. The month of September is Prostate cancer awareness month. We will indeed be generous this year and will likely exceed our donation budget. I for one know that the facility that treated me is worthy and I send that message to all of you. Remember the cool nurse, doctor, medical assistant, but mostly the genuine care you received. That special whatever it was is worth reinforcing. For me The City of Hope and the Nevada Cancer Institute our institutions that are funded by our insurance companies, government grants and programs, and ourselves. These places are run with people that are a different type of person than what I was accustomed to. With great gratitude, those sites will be seeing a healthy donation from me and my wife.

Tony
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology was poor: Gleason 4+3=7, 4 positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
 
My PSA did drop out after surgery to undetectable.  It has not returned and I will continue HT until January '08.
 
My Life is supported very well by family and friends like you all.
 
STAY POSITIVE!


myman
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   Posted 8/29/2007 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Count us in! We're deeply appreciative of this site and it's members.

Don & Susan (myman)
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
Next PSA 9/05


IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 8/29/2007 4:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Count me in!
 
Thanks for the "heads-up!"
 
Idaho

CVK
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   Posted 8/29/2007 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
We're in too. Can't imagine going through the last few months without the support of this site and it's members!
Curt & Vicky
Age 52
Diagnosed 2/19/07
10 of 24 cores positive
Gleason 3+3=6 Changed to Gleason 3+4=7 after surgical pathology
PSA:3.3
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 !!!!!!!


bluebird
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   Posted 8/29/2007 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   

  tongue     The

                  Challenge

                                             is on!!!!!! 

                                                                Thank you ~ James C.  for starting it!!!  yeah

 

 

Buddy met the challenge!

Lee met the challenge!


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

 

v          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

3rd PSA 08-07-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)


gtmriviera
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   Posted 8/29/2007 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
For the knowledge and support that you get from this forum, is it worth at least $10?  You got it.  For the bean counters, though, can you give us an idea what could be done with the money?  Dream big, no lawyers will read this.  (Virus software keeps them out.)

James C.
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   Posted 8/29/2007 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
gtmriveria says:
For the knowledge and support that you get from this forum, is it worth at least $10?  You got it.  For the bean counters, though, can you give us an idea what could be done with the money?  Dream big, no lawyers will read this.  (Virus software keeps them out.)
 
I, for one, would wish for a function to allows me to flag threads and add  a 'Keep watch' or such function to it.  This would allow me to follow threads I am interested in by flagging/marking them for my attention.  Alternatively, allow all replies to an individual thread to be sent to my email. 
 
James C.

anniea
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   Posted 8/29/2007 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Everyone

Great Challange.......

Is there a place we can mail a check to if we don't have a paypal account???

Thanks Rick


Rick & Diana
6-30-06  PSA 2.54
1-22-07  PSA 4.98
1-26-07  PSA 5.09
Diag: 2-14-07 Gleason 8 Stage T1c PSA 5.09
Bone Scan 3-1-07 Clear
Radical retropubic surgery 4-2-07  Post surgery Gleason 9 Stage T3a Positive margins
4-29-07 PSA 0.02
6-9-07   PSA 0.02
7-6-07   PSA 0.03
8-1-07   CT Scan & Chest X-Ray   Clean
 


myman
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   Posted 8/30/2007 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Rick - if you click on Donate in the yellow menu bar above there are a few ways you can give - credit cards are good (click on the PayPal button- you don't need a PP acct.) the other is through Amazon.
Hopefully, that will help you. This is a great place, isn't it?

Susan

I noticed in your sig line your scan & xray are clean...very very good! That is such a relief when you get news like that, isn't it?! :-)

bluebird
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   Posted 8/30/2007 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Partial quote from James….

I, for one, would wish for a function to allows me to flag threads and add  a 'Keep watch' or such function to it.  This would allow me to follow threads I am interested in by flagging/marking them for my attention.  Alternatively, allow all replies to an individual thread to be sent to my email. 

 

Hi ~ James,

 

I’m thinking you are probably using the “Quick Reply”

Try using the “Post Reply” button and you will see the following.

 

Options :

 

- Notify me of reply postings by e-mail.

- Include signature (can be modified in the profile section of your control panel).

- Preview before posting.

 

Hope this helps!!  Lee


James C.
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   Posted 8/31/2007 4:05 AM (GMT -7)   

Yeah, I know.  That function only applies to requesting emailing replies to my own posts.  I was speaking of one to flag any thread or have anyones replies emailed to be, whether I had posted to the thread or not.  I'd have to reply to every thread I wanted to follow to get it going.

The challenge hasn't been so challenging for most so far, huh?  confused

James C.

 


bluebird
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   Posted 8/31/2007 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh ~ okay!!!  Gotcha....  that posting may help others down the road tongue and I'll add a little info here for future readers also.
 
157 views at this time... and some members may donate without posting.
Many members may not wish to go online to donate.  So ~ they have the option to buy books from HW bookstore.   At this time HW does not accept checks...
 
The callenge is a good one!!!  yeah   For those who want to participate...  It makes it fun!
 

It's like the www.hugs  thread... 702 views as of 7-31-07 and 24 returned HUGS...
 
That's okay ~ it means we've touched many lives and they are felt...
 
In Friendship to all of you!!!  Lee & Buddy
 

Post edited to activate link  : )

Post Edited (bluebird) : 8/31/2007 6:38:45 PM (GMT-6)


creed_three
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   Posted 8/31/2007 3:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Just to let you know that we think this is a great idea for all to consider (thanks James). We donated (to healing well), earlier this year just before or after my husband's surgery (not sure when), so a few members have probably already done so James, over the months previously perhaps too? Good idea to encourage, and I am sure many others will hopefully consider donating.

By the way, it is "Father's Day" tomorrow in Australia (Sunday, Sept 2nd). I realise it has already been celebrated elsewhere earlier this year, but "Happy Father's Day" to all dads, grand-dads and great, grand-dads who celebrate Father's Day tomorrow, as we do here.

And may those donations to healing well.com roll on in!! cheers, Lana


Creed_three
Lana posting for husband CJ (49 years). First PSA 3.5 (Nov 06). Open Radical Prostatectomy on Tuesday 17th April 2007. Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7. Confined to prostate. PSA 0.01 (June 07).

Post Edited (creed_three) : 8/31/2007 4:35:46 PM (GMT-6)


myman
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   Posted 9/2/2007 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey James - a bump for this post - great idea...let's keep it going!

Susan

pasayten
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   Posted 9/2/2007 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, we each have an id, so I guess it's $20 for us!!  :-)
 
P.S. Don't forget the bookstore and shirts!  I love my HW t-shirt and it generates a lot of interest.
 
pasayten & sun4pasayten
Ray & Avis

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 9/3/2007 5:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Ray, Avis,
Great suggestion. Talking about PC is good for us. Being able to share and inform is legacy for all of us as well. The shirts and hats will do a cool thing letting others know they can get support with or without personal contact. I'm headed to the store.

Tony
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology was poor: Gleason 4+3=7, 4 positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
 
My PSA did drop out after surgery to undetectable.  It has not returned and I will continue HT until January '08.
 
My Life is supported very well by family and friends like you all.
 
STAY POSITIVE!


bluebird
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   Posted 9/5/2007 5:07 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you!!!!!!!!! 

tongue    James C. and Forum Family ….  yeah  

 

I recently requested this information from Mr. Waite…  I’m thrilled to share this with you…

 

Quote from Mr. Waite…..

Thank you “all” for your efforts, this has definitely sparked some donations.... there have been ZERO donations for about 4-5 months, but about 11 donations (about $300 total) in the last week since you started this.... so thanks again.  This will help some especially as I look at moving our forum and/or site to a new server hardware which is really expensive.

 

Thanks again!

Peter

 

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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 9/7/2007 8:20 AM (GMT -7)   

I think what you guys are doing is fantastic and you are doing a great job. I have extended the challenge into the Epilepsy and Depression forums so we can really make a difference.

Darren


Everyone has a guardian angel. They help pick you up when you fall, comfort you through your times of need and help you appreciate the times when things are going well.
 
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James C.
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   Posted 9/7/2007 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   

Bluebird said:

Quote from Mr. Waite…..

Thank you “all” for your efforts, this has definitely sparked some donations.... there have been ZERO donations for about 4-5 months, but about 11 donations (about $300 total) in the last week since you started this.... so thanks again.  This will help some especially as I look at moving our forum and/or site to a new server hardware which is really expensive.

 

That's good to know, just wish it were 10x that.  I'm glad the word is getting around.  Maybe more areas will pitch in.  I added another line to my sig........lol

 

 


James C. 
Help support the forums so they can support you:  http://www.healingwell.com/donate 
 
Age 60 
4/19/07  PSA 7.6 , referred to Urologist
4/26/07  Urologist prescribes 3 weeks of antibiotics/anti-inflam. due to past history of Prostatis.  DRE-             nothing detected but 'gross enlargement"
6/5/07    Recheck of PSA: 6.7, biopsy scheduled.
7/11/07   Biopsy- 16 core samples, ultrasound size of gland around 76 cc.
7/17/07   Pathlogy report:  3 of 16 cancerous/ 5% involved, left lobe top to center, Gleason 3/3:6. 
8/3/07     Decision made for conventional RP surgery, scheduled for Sept. 24.
Present:   Surgery Scheduled for Sept. 24....waiting...waiting
 
 

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