Invitation to Hagrid… Welcome to HealingWell (Special Request)

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bluebird
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   Posted 9/29/2007 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   

tongue    Hi ~ Hagrid...

 

 

                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

 *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *

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!

 

It’s easy…   

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Subject: (place your title here)    You name it… 

 

If you introduce yourself (a first name is very welcomed here ~ we don't mind you making one up if you want to!!)

 

A "Signature" is very important to all of us... you can add one in the profile section of your control panel...  State you live in, Age,  PSA,  Gleason, and Other information in reference to your diagnosis and Health Status before diagnosis … it helps us to know exactly where you are in your journey! 

 

This is the perfect time to start your very own personal thread…  We really hope you do!!!  It will allow "all of us" to walk with you and your family as you travel the stepping~stones to HealingWell.

 

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Welcome New Friend!!!  tongue

Keeping you close in thoughts and prayers as we all continue to move forward ~ together.

 

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bluebird
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   Posted 9/29/2007 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi ~ Hagrid,

Your journey is important to many on this forum.  I hope as time permits you will share more with us on a personal thread.  This will allow us to walk with you as you continue forward on your path toward HealingWell....

We are thankful you reached out and hope you continue to do so.

Sending warm hugs and special thoughts giving thanks for your Sharing…

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy


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 :)


bluebird
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   Posted 9/29/2007 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   

  tongue   Hagrid..... I just read your posting to Faith *Net.....  need I say more!!!! 

Very powerful message that truly needs to be here!!!!  tongue

Have I driven you crazy yet?????? Chirp~Chirp~Chirp

 

 


War-eagle
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   Posted 9/29/2007 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   

Good morning Hagrid,

I echo what Lee says. You are very important to all of us here. I just read your post to Faith and I must say for a guy who says he was not a very "spiritual guy", I could hear you preaching, brother. It's always best to leave the driving to someone else. Everytime I try to take the wheel I seem to put the bus in the ditch. So I don't try to drive my life any more. You made a great choice in turning things over to the Lord. Your post to me yesterday did so much to lift me from the pit I found myself in. I am out of the pit today and I'm going fill it up so I won't go there again. Thanks.

Please share more with us about your journey. Nine years of Hope and Faith can do so much here.

God be with you and your family each and every day. Life is good.

War Eagle, brother.

Walt


Age: 54
PSA 43 7/2005
Biopsy 12/14 Gleason 7 & 9
Divinci 9/2005 - spread to bladder
HT - 10/2005 (Eligard every 6 months)
RT - 10/2005 (38 treatments)
PSA 0.12 to 1.9 2/2007
Bone Scan and CT 4/2007
Casodex 4/2007
Spread to Spine (L4 & T5), rib, and pelvis
Zometa infusions 4/2007
PSA 4.9 8/2007
PSA 4.9 9/2007
 
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"


Hagrid
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   Posted 9/29/2007 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I'd be honored to. I must warn you, I tend to be long-winded.

My story is full of miracles, a real live Angel, and LIVING!

For now, I have a ditch to dig for my Angel's garden light. :)
Age: 57 (49 when diagnosed)
PSA 100+ 3/1999
Biopsy 03/1999
Bone Scan and CT negative 4/1999
Radical prostatectomy and bladder neck removed 04/19/1999
HT - 05/1999 (Lupron every 3 months for 9 months)
RT - 16/1995
PSA 0.0-0.2 until 2001
Casodex 150mg 2001 until 2006
Casodex 100mg 2006-present
PSA 0.4-0.6 2001-2007
 


creed_three
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   Posted 9/29/2007 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Hagrid,

A warm welcome to you. Yes, please stay. Your story is inspirational and so many of us here are still so raw (ourselves included) - I am also long-winded sometimes, but I think your words would be so helpful to so many here. Continued good health and joyful living to you and your Angel of light. 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).


Hagrid
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 9/29/2007 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I'll get my words together.

One thing I'd also like to share with folks about to go into surgery is my experience post-surgery. Dealing with my catheter, elevating the head of my bed so it drained properly, my problems with clotting in the catheter (had to visit the emergency room the first night after getting out of my prostate surgery for an "irrigation"), holding the bag for proper drainage, etc. What helped me get a good night's sleep with that darn tube. My angel helped by buying me a roll of white cotton towels (like shop towels) that I used for leakage when I shifted positions. More on this later, if anyone is interested..

Wish I knew then what I learned the hard way. I got pretty good at dealing with the catheter, then they yanked it out. Hopefully my experiences in that regard can prepare others.
Age: 57 (49 when diagnosed)
PSA 100+ 3/1999
Biopsy 03/1999
Bone Scan and CT negative 4/1999
Radical prostatectomy and bladder neck removed 04/19/1999
HT - 05/1999 (Lupron every 3 months for 9 months)
RT - 16/1995
PSA 0.0-0.2 until 2001
Casodex 150mg 2001 until 2006
Casodex 100mg 2006-present
PSA 0.4-0.6 2001-2007
 

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