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Old 01-14-11, 07:29 AM   #1
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Sleepless in Rochester

So the first couple days of 2011 were pretty good, but then everything kinda turned to crap in a hurry.

Three Docs think I have Prostate Cancer. Blood PSA results have been running a touch high for a few years now (though the last test in November was down), but the discovery of a Node during my Colonoscopy (great catch by that Doc) has kinda raised some eyebrows.

The Urologist says it feels 'Cancer suspect' but he isn't sure. The Biopsy is scheduled for the 28th of this month.

I've read enough to know what I want to do if the test is positive. Of course the Urologist won't jump that far ahead until he gets the results of the biopsy.

If I do have to undergo hospitalization it's going to raise hell with me wife's numerous medical appointments as I am her wheelman, she's still not driving.

The roads are so snow clogged that I can't ride my bike to help calm my nerves and work out my frustrations....so for now I'm kinda sleepless in Rochester.

Needless to say, I don't expect to post a 'View from My Saddle' report for January. Sorry 'bout that.
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Old 01-14-11, 07:59 AM   #2
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Old 01-14-11, 08:51 AM   #3
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Good luck, Lenny. If it's any consolation 2 guys I ride with have had theirs removed and got back to riding strong very quickly. One even claims he can climb better because he is now lighter by 50 grams.
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Old 01-14-11, 08:54 AM   #4
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I have had three biopsies done and they still don't know -- I will have get another test to check P.S.A. level soon
I wish you well

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Get on a trainer for an hour or so, it's not the real thing but it does help.
Good luck.
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Old 01-14-11, 09:23 AM   #6
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Hopefully they catch it quickly. Good luck.
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Old 01-14-11, 10:05 AM   #7
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Best wishes for a good prognosis. Catching these things early is the key. Good on ya for getting checked.
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Oh, man. I'm so sorry to hear this. Hang tough. Dan Burkhart if right - catch it early.
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Old 01-14-11, 11:15 AM   #9
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Welcome to the crowd Lenny. I hope it turns out good for you. Getting old is a
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Old 01-14-11, 11:28 AM   #10
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Hoping for a good outcome.
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I'm pulling for you!! I can tell you all about how being stuck on the sidelines is no fun at all. Here's hoping for a good report in the long run.
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Radical Prostatectomy in 2001 and that was my choice to have it removed. RP was the only choice over here- other than Radiography- at that time. Didn't fancy the radiology. The "keyhole" surgery that is available now is said to be just as effective but you recover a lot quicker and do not have the incontinence or Impotence liability that occurs after RP.

Took about 3 months to get fully over surgery but a full 8 weeks before I could sit on a saddle. (But that was RP) But I was able to do things for myself after a couple of days- including driving.

So hope for a good prognosis and I am sure that many more will chip in and wish you all the best.
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Old 01-14-11, 01:51 PM   #13
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+1,000,000,000,000,000,000 on all the good vibes going your way. There's a multi-generational cancer history in my family, so the "C" word scares the living daylights out of me - like there's a gun pointed at me. Hang in there.

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Old 01-14-11, 02:39 PM   #14
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Take advantage of the Interwebs to learn as much as you can about prostate CA and treatment options, in case you find out that treatment may be indicated.
If that is the case, have more than a couple of in-depth discussions with your provider/s about what should be done or not done.

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Don't jump to conclusions too soon! I had a high PSA, had a biopsy, came up negative. That could be you too.

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Hang in there, Cranky! We are all rooting for you.
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Don't jump to conclusions too soon! I had a high PSA, had a biopsy, came up negative. That could be you too.

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I've been thinking about you, Cranky, worried about hearing something scary. Cancer is definitely scary, and something to lose sleep over, but it sure was encouraging to hear what big john said about his riding buddies, and stapfam himself had surgery ten years ago and he is doing terrific.

Lenny, if you need surgery or treatment, I'm hoping for the very best for you.

Here's to being as strong as you can be, and keeping your chin up. We're with you.
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Don't jump to conclusions too soon! I had a high PSA, had a biopsy, came up negative. That could be you too.

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Hang in there Lenny. A lot of responses that have had positive long term results regardless of the conclusion.
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I am sending you my wishes for the best possible outcome.
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Positive thoughts sent your way, hoping that it's nothing, Lenny.
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Lenny,

If I were a few hours closer I would certainly volunteer to take up the slack, we're pray'n for you dude, sending the good thoughts your way.
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we're pray'n for you dude, sending the good thoughts your way.
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A friend (mid/late 50s) had his prostate removed a couple of years ago. Although it's easy enough for me to say, not being in his shoes and all, he does seem to have made a remarkable recovery from what I've seen and what he's told me. You're in our prayers.
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Get on a trainer for an hour or so, it's not the real thing but it does help.
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+1 to that... or bundle up and take a good walk! Don't let it get you down, Cranky!
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