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The Verdict Is In
« on: December 07, 2017, 06:11:40 AM »

As some of you might remember I posted about a month ago asking for prayers because I had to have a biopsy done on my prostate. The procedure got postponed the first time but I had it done two weeks ago.

I got the results yesterday afternoon and they came back positive for cancer. Now the good news is that out of the 12 sections of the prostate that they biopsied only one section came back positive with only a small area of that section showing any signs. Doc says I don't have to get my affairs in order and there are plenty of treatment options. He said we could leave it alone and just watch it but I said no to that.

I will have to wait 2 weeks for the prostate to heal fully from the biopsy and then I will go in for an MRI to check the surrounding area and a treatment plan can be decided on once that comes back.

I want to thank everyone for their prayers and positive thoughts so far. And to those of you who have been through this yourselves and reached out to me I will be sending you some PMs and asking some questions.

Unless the good LORD says otherwise you guys ain't getting rid of me that easy.  :)
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Re: The Verdict Is In
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 06:36:03 AM »

Very nice. You made my morning, sir!
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Re: The Verdict Is In
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 06:45:45 AM »

Glad to hear there is good news. Stay with it and take care of yourself. You will always be in our prayers.
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Re: The Verdict Is In
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2017, 06:54:54 AM »

Itís a good thing that itís isolated. Thatís good news and also good that youíve got a positive outlook on this. Stay positive and good luck!


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Re: The Verdict Is In
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2017, 08:47:55 AM »

Good news! You're one of many with that problem. My Dr. said if a man lived long enough, he would die of prostate cancer. It's not a matter of will I get it. It's a matter of when I get it.

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Re: The Verdict Is In
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2017, 08:53:38 AM »

That's great news Smallie. I haven't had prostate cancer but as you know I'm fighting a battle with cancer and glad you caught it early like I did and it's been 2 years since my last treatment and so for by the grace of God it hasn't come back. I will keep you on my daily prayer list Jim.
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Re: The Verdict Is In
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2017, 09:07:25 AM »

That's much better news than I got about 10 years ago.  Did they say what stage the cancer was at?  Now just hope they don't find more in other areas.  Think carefully and get all options and the side effects of each option before you make a treatment decision.  With my family history my choice was quick and simple to make.
If you need to talk to someone that's been through it don't hesitate to call me or PM me.
Wishing you the best.
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Re: The Verdict Is In
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2017, 09:34:21 AM »

Smallie I am acttually excited for you, knowing you caught it early and that you have several treatment plans is awesome, not the best possible news but your ability to stay positive as you are will help knock this out.

"A happy Soul, heals the body", my surgeon tells Laurie that constantly.
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Re: The Verdict Is In
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2017, 10:10:50 AM »

good news to catch it early, and it is very successfully treated.  i have several buddies that have dealed with the same issue and all of them are still here healthy and fishing.

will definitely keep you in my prayers and add you name to the temple prayer list.

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Re: The Verdict Is In
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2017, 11:56:35 AM »

Smallie, great to hear and what a fantastic outlook you have.

Wil continue to keep you in my prayers!
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Re: The Verdict Is In
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2017, 01:13:32 PM »

Great to hear. But I'm still cringing about the healing the prostate part..

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Re: The Verdict Is In
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2017, 03:07:51 PM »

Glad to hear you got good news.  God bless, and prayers have been sent. ~sun  It seems like all our families have been touched by the Cancer.
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Re: The Verdict Is In
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2017, 04:54:43 PM »

Smallie, prayers for a quick resolution!!
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Re: The Verdict Is In
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2017, 06:39:02 PM »

Smallie,  Tks for the update brother.  We got you in our daily prayers. 
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Re: The Verdict Is In
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2017, 10:00:40 PM »

Great news, I am sure it was a relief to get the prognoses.
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« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2017, 03:54:22 PM »

My UB family is just awesome!!!  Your words of encouragement will absolutely help to keep me focused on the positive side as things progress. 



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Re: The Verdict Is In
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2017, 04:10:48 PM »

Our thoughts and prayers are with you buddy

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« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2017, 06:44:37 PM »

Thanks Ron.
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« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2017, 07:21:48 PM »

Thanks Ron.

Smallie, answered your PM.....Oh by the way, I will tell you the same statement my doctor told me when I asked.  He said..."Don't worry about it....."woops" isn't what it is cracked up to be anyway"
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« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2017, 05:10:34 AM »

prayers sent Smallie

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« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2017, 03:32:27 PM »

Thank you Steve.
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« Reply #22 on: December 17, 2017, 04:24:09 PM »

Missed this until now for some reason. Prayers continuing for you Jim.
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« Reply #23 on: December 17, 2017, 04:36:40 PM »

Missed this until now for some reason. Prayers continuing for you Jim.

Thank you brother.
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Re: The Verdict Is In
« Reply #24 on: December 17, 2017, 04:52:05 PM »

Just as a quick update to this thread.

I am going in this Thursday for an MRI to determine if the area surrounding the prostate has also been affected. Then I see the Urologist on Friday morning. He will look at everything - biopsy results, MRI and latest blood work to determine if the surrounding area or any lymph nodes have been affected. At that point I will be given a stage for the disease and something called a Gleason Score. These will help determine the best treatment options for him to offer in my particular situation. After that I want to consult both a radiation oncologist and a surgical oncologist so I can get the widest picture and range of options. As I talk with more and more people who have been through this I am getting the impression that surgery should only be considered if it is absolutely necessary, so I am hoping with everything I've got that I don't have to go that route. I will most likely know the answer to that question on Friday.

I want to put this all behind me (no pun intended) as quickly as possible so I am hoping to get all of this done, make a treatment decision and then begin treatment or have surgery early to mid-January.

Thank you to everyone for all of your support and encouragement. It makes it so much easier to stay positive when you know so many people have your back.

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