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  1. Or in my case, not only no prostate, but no...

    Or in my case, not only no prostate, but no testosterone either... for quite some time!
  2. Wow, more than I ever wanted to know about the...

    Wow, more than I ever wanted to know about the prostate!
  3. Thanks Djin... I'd never heard that term before....

    Thanks Djin... I'd never heard that term before. But I've been trying to keep my head out of online PCa overload.
  4. Steve, I just noticed you had mentioned this and...

    Steve, I just noticed you had mentioned this and I can sympathize with you, if what you are saying is that since your cancer treatments started, relations between you and your wife have been...
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    If only it were that simple :cry:

    If only it were that simple :cry:
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    First, enjoy your vacation. Also, you probably...

    First, enjoy your vacation. Also, you probably would have been okay starting your HT before you left, as it takes a while to kick in. As I recall, my first hot flash was a month after the first...
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    Hi Jerr, I'm just now joining this conversation,...

    Hi Jerr, I'm just now joining this conversation, and as it has been lengthy it has been difficult to decide just when to jump in, and what to quote and respond to... (to what to respond?) for grammar...
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    So sorry VickyJo, but surely it is a relief that...

    So sorry VickyJo, but surely it is a relief that he is now at peace. Certainly the past few years must have been difficult for you.

    St3v3 and I corresponded briefly back in early 2017. At that...
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    Eric, that's putting it mildly! Well, at least...

    Eric, that's putting it mildly! Well, at least you can say you were there.

    Being from the midwest, it never occurred to me at the time that there were "locals" attending also.

    Also, I guess I...
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    Yes, she sounds very cool, and I hope she is...

    Yes, she sounds very cool, and I hope she is doing well. For me, no way I would ever be interested in returning there!



    Interesting that you were able to get in and out so easily (I presume)....
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    Yes and no... it wasn't in the mud at the...

    Yes and no... it wasn't in the mud at the festival, but on the trip home. I stopped in to visit a friend... He had started the trip with me but took a bus back home when the going got tough. When he...
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    Djin, add mine to the chorus of voices thanking...

    Djin, add mine to the chorus of voices thanking you for not only your regular participation in this forum, but also for all the research you've carefully compiled and presented here. Admittedly, I...
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    OT: Musings on Woodstock

    Last night my wife and I watched the most interesting documentary that I've ever seen on Woodstock. Since the 50th anniversary is still a week away, I'm sure PBS will be airing it again. The 105...
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    Bear, as you said you are in your final week of...

    Bear, as you said you are in your final week of radiation, it's no wonder you are tired. Generally weeks 7 and 8 are the most tiring, and that tiredness will last for another 2-3 weeks after you...
  15. Thread: ConfirmMDX test

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    Been there, done that, got the T-shirt......

    Been there, done that, got the T-shirt... honestly, I actually have a prostate cancer survivor T-shirt!

    I too had years of urinary difficulties, a rising PSA and a urologist who ignored my family...
  16. Please forgive my choice of euphemism here, as I...

    Please forgive my choice of euphemism here, as I did not mean to diminish your concerns. Substitute "quest" or "journey" and read it as coming from someone who is genuinely concerned for your well...
  17. I'd say you're likely wasting your time chasing...

    I'd say you're likely wasting your time chasing your tail, although I do understand your apprehensiveness given your previous history with cancer. But your PSA is excellent for your age, and it seems...
  18. Thread: Pathology is in

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    I'm sorry but my statement was merely a personal...

    I'm sorry but my statement was merely a personal observation. I assume that your husband's cancer was at the base of the prostate (as was mine) and these are generally more difficult to diagnose and...
  19. Thread: Pathology is in

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    Unfortunately, this will likely be your greatest...

    Unfortunately, this will likely be your greatest cause for concern, and could impact continence recovery.
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    Thanks guys. At this point I'm not so concerned...

    Thanks guys. At this point I'm not so concerned about obtaining consistent PSA reporting as long as it continues to be ultra low. I believe that as long as my testosterone is so very low, I probably...
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    I asked the doc about it today and got a...

    I asked the doc about it today and got a non-answer. From the portal it says they do their labs in house. Since I've been with this practice they have merged with about 20 other uro practices and now...
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    I just got a 0.000 and it has me wondering what...

    I just got a 0.000 and it has me wondering what the actual number is :?
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    Sorry about your bad experience. I suppose it...

    Sorry about your bad experience. I suppose it could happen to anyone. Personally, my RP experience was wonderful. It was at the hospital where my wife worked and they put me in the very large VIP...
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    My current uro says sometimes it takes 12-18...

    My current uro says sometimes it takes 12-18 months for the testes to kick in after 18 months of ADT. But I also suspect that I may have suffered low-T for a couple of decades, since my right...
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    Thanks MF, it's all good. I was thinking Lo Ti...

    Thanks MF, it's all good. I was thinking Lo Ti like ancient Chinese sage. ;)

    The physical, mental and emotional problems I can handle. My concern is that as long as the T is so low, the PSA is...
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