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Old 02-05-2011, 05:59 PM   #201
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...drink 16 ounces of water. We made it to the center on time without much conversation. However DH took me by surprise when he took advantage of the empty snow laden lot next to the center and proceeded to do a donut in the car. Mmm, hmmm…boyz will be boyz....
I really thought you were going to say (because of the 16 oz. of water and boyz will be boyz) that he took advantage of the empty snow laden lot to "write" "Mr. bbbamI loves bbbamI" in the snow.

Glad to hear the appointment finally happened in spite of the sucky weather and he got the tattoos and is all set to begin the next part of his journey.
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:09 PM   #202
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I really thought you were going to say (because of the 16 oz. of water and boyz will be boyz) that he took advantage of the empty snow laden lot to "write" "Mr. bbbamI loves bbbamI" in the snow.
I did that in the snow when I was dating DW2B outside her family's house. What really upset her parents was that it was in DW2B's handwriting
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I used meditation/relaxation tapes while I waited for my Dad. The speaker was so soft spoken and if you let yourself be led through the process, it is quite relaxing. I always closed my eyes so as not to be distracted (ie, not let anything remind me where I was and what was going on). Helped me be a lot more relaxed and stronger for him. If that's not for you, Moemg's suggestions are pretty top notch.
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I did that in the snow when I was dating DW2B outside her family's house. What really upset her parents was that it was in DW2B's handwriting

You really need to write a book ! Your England stories are hysterical !
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I had the procedure done 2 years ago. The prep was nowhere the ordeal like most people feared.
Thanks NW. I'm at the age to have this procedure and have been stressed out about it. The stories about how awful it is freaks me out. Truth be told, I'm not brave about medical stuff.
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Thanks NW. I'm at the age to have this procedure and have been stressed out about it. The stories about how awful it is freaks me out. Truth be told, I'm not brave about medical stuff.
The hardest part is calling to make the appointment. After that you know you have to go through with it, so you do what you have to do.
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I think the hardest part of this is all the setup and "one-time things" that end up being done two or three times.

I hope that waiting room has information on the "survivors & spouses support group"!

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I really thought you were going to say (because of the 16 oz. of water and boyz will be boyz) that he took advantage of the empty snow laden lot to "write" "Mr. bbbamI loves bbbamI" in the snow.
I'm pretty sure that takes more than 16 ounces...
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I hope that waiting room has information on the "survivors & spouses support group"!
I did notice a lot of pamphlets but for some reason couldn't bring myself to look at them more closely. It could be that looking at them would make this situation 'more real'. Maybe next time I'll have more courage and will take a look.
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I'm pretty sure that takes more than 16 ounces...
Oh yeah...at least 32 would be my guess.
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...I'm pretty sure that takes more than 16 ounces...
Okay, okay, maybe he could have just drawn a heart .

This reminds me of the little boys and the nun joke....
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Okay, okay, maybe he could have just drawn a heart .

This reminds me of the little boys and the nun joke....
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I did notice a lot of pamphlets but for some reason couldn't bring myself to look at them more closely. It could be that looking at them would make this situation 'more real'. Maybe next time I'll have more courage and will take a look.
There are two excellent organizations that provide support and education to those newly diagnosed with PCa, to survivors and to their families. One is called UsTOO. The other is Man to Man and is affiliated with the American Cancer Society. In some locales groups are connected with both UsTOO and M-to-M. They typically have some combination of guest speakers and exchange of information on treatments, side effects, etc.

Good luck to you and your husband; it's a difficult time.
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Thank you friar... I will look into those.

It's been my experience so far with his diagnosis of cancer that I've taken every emotion I've ever felt, added a few I've only read about and put them in a pot to simmer. Some days are pretty tough.

However, I believe education, patience and a bit of humor will keep our heads above water.

Thanks again.
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...It's been my experience so far with his diagnosis of cancer that I've taken every emotion I've ever felt, added a few I've only read about and put them in a pot to simmer. Some days are pretty tough.

However, I believe education, patience and a bit of humor will keep our heads above water.

Thanks again.
And...you have all of us rooting for a successful outcome for DH's treatment.

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BbbamI. Speaking from experience with DW's lung cancer. The anticipation and uncertainty grows monsters in the mind. Given your DH's prognosis, think more along the lines of Muppets.
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Given your DH's prognosis, think more along the lines of Muppets.
She should stick her hand up his backside and make witty repartee?
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I'll let her figure that one out all by her lonesome.
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She should stick her hand up his backside and make witty repartee?
I don't think bbamI saw this post yet. I eagerly await her "return of the serve".

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I don't think bbamI saw this post yet. I eagerly await her "return of the serve".

Hey, maybe it's because I'm not a native here but I honestly didn't understand the Muppet reference.
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Hey, maybe it's because I'm not a native here but I honestly didn't understand the Muppet reference.
Muppets are cute and fuzzy and benevolent versus Monsters being scaly and scary and malevolent.
Think along the lines of Kermit the Frog versus Godzilla.

bbbamI will get a good laugh from your post, of this I am very certain. I valiantly stifled a few responses that popped into my little brain. I'm saving the response all for her.
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Muppets are cute and fuzzy and benevolent versus monsters being scaly and scary and malevolent.
Think along the lines of Kermit the Frog versus Godzilla.

bbbamI will get a good laugh from your post, of this I am very certain. I valiantly stifled a few responses that popped into my little brain. I'm saving the response all for her.
Gotcha. In England, calling someone a Muppet is not a compliment
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