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o/t wheres Jim & sparkey

Post by mykidsmom » December 1st, 2017, 12:33 pm

My old pal Jim & his sidekick sparkey have been MIA for a while....anyone know how hes doing or where he is....if ya see this jim...just say hi quickly....I have this vision you won the big lotto prize and took off for places unknown in the sun.........

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Post by freckles1880 » December 1st, 2017, 4:34 pm

Why not PM him?

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Post by mykidsmom » December 1st, 2017, 4:42 pm

never thought of this hahhaaa..thanks frecks.
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Post by ROBO Pop » December 1st, 2017, 5:26 pm

mykidsmom wrote:
December 1st, 2017, 4:42 pm
never thought of this hahhaaa..thanks frecks.
clearly you 2 are close.

Rumor has it Jim, Sparky, and Mrag are having a menage...
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Post by mykidsmom » December 3rd, 2017, 12:28 am

brat.......i sent him a pm yesterday....maybe hes out on the streets protesting
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Post by Jim and Sparky » December 4th, 2017, 9:05 am

Hi everybody! I never seemed to receive that PM, but no worries, doing okay here (mostly).

I actually had surgery last Friday and recovering over the weekend. Always good to remember how much I hate juggling pain pills but have weaned myself off the hard stuff.

Surgery was not heart related, did a hernia repair and a prostate biopsy. Didn’t even stay overnight.

I still lurk around this site, stop by most every day for a visit, just don’t post a lot.

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Post by freckles1880 » December 4th, 2017, 5:19 pm

Happy to hear from you. Just heal well and keep in touch. :sick030:

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Post by mykidsmom » December 5th, 2017, 2:41 pm

Hey Jim....happy to see you posting and know all is ok....well besides the surgery stuff..miss seeing you and sparkey around...wonder what happened to that email...its probably my fault i had an issue sending pms more to do with being brain dead than anything else..but i;ll send you another one just to check..

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Post by ROBO Pop » December 7th, 2017, 10:02 am

Just thinking about anybody rooting around in there makes me cringe. I mean poop is tapered so your butt doesn't slam shut, I can't imagine what happens when the Doctor pulls his head out...the patient's eyes probably roll around and your teeth chatter. Hope you are doing better.
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Post by Jim and Sparky » December 10th, 2017, 8:02 pm

A New Challenge

I’m still a little sore from the hernia surgery, but it went well, no complications. The other reason for the recent hospital visit was for a prostate biopsy, and there the result is a little different.

Out of the 12 prostate samples taken, 6 showed active cancer cells so there isn’t much doubt about the diagnosis. Next steps? More tests, CT snd bone scans. Lots of possible treatment options.

One thing for sure, the doctors want to act quickly, which is a bit scary. But then again, I know that a lot of men get prostate cancer later in life but not all will die from it because it frequently grows so slowly.

Lots of decisions to be made in the next few weeks. The news is a little worse than expected but nowhere near as bad as it could be. I’m worried but also confident. After all I died, or at least nearly died almost 7 years ago. Apparently I can survive lots of challenges.
MI 1/21/11; SCA's 2/3/11 and 2/4/11
I have a Boston Scientific Teligen ICD and a Boston Scientific Promus stent,
I guess my cardiologist is sort of a BS kind of guy.

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1) Don't sweat the small stuff!
2) It's all small stuff!


My Intro is on this page: http://www.icdsupportgroup.org/board/vi ... 917#p74917

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Post by mrag » December 10th, 2017, 9:13 pm

Sorry to hear about the prostate, but as you've intimated, if you're a male and you're around long enough you'll get prostate cancer. Can you share why the biopsy in the first place?

My 68 year old GP had prostate a few years ago. In his case, he was quite adamant about having "DaVinci do the surgery?" (I believe DaVinci is robotic surgery) Don't know if he knew something we don't or if things have changed since then. Can report that he survived which you might consider positive news. My room mate from college also had prostate surgery and that was about 8 years ago and damn he's still alive too so you got that going for you.

Hey and the hernia worked out, so in a sense you're batting 500....Al
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Post by Jim and Sparky » December 11th, 2017, 11:45 am

Mrag,
I had a previous biopsy done 5 years ago. My PSA number was about 14 then. Supposed normal range is 0-4 for the PSA test. After nothing was found we quit testing, maybe not the wisest decision, but also knew that the PSA test was not always a reliable indicator of cancer. Went ahead and did another test this year along with my normal annual blood tests. My PSA number was in the 50s. I wasn't real alarmed, but the doctors weren't impressed and because the number had changed so much, decision was made for another biopsy.
MI 1/21/11; SCA's 2/3/11 and 2/4/11
I have a Boston Scientific Teligen ICD and a Boston Scientific Promus stent,
I guess my cardiologist is sort of a BS kind of guy.

Two rules to live by:
1) Don't sweat the small stuff!
2) It's all small stuff!


My Intro is on this page: http://www.icdsupportgroup.org/board/vi ... 917#p74917

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Post by Ozchrissy » December 11th, 2017, 9:16 pm

Jim, what a time you have had. My Dad had prostate cancer for years, no procedures and he did not die of it. The Doctors left him alone as they felt his heart would take him before the cancer did. They were correct. I also have a Cousin/Brother who is going through the same as you at the moment too. He is 71, and also facing the decision of what to do with the diagnosis. On the other hand I have a BIL who had his surgery and radiation at 55, and now at 75 is still going strong, however I think he needs the help of the little blue pill once a year. wavhi

It is a complex disease and I will be thinking of you as you go through the process and come to your decision.

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