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3 years 43 weeks ago, 1:14 AM

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good news my friends..

This is effort two, i had the first one done..and BAM sucker wound up in somalia or something.. so this one will be brief..

As a couple of you know Gloria and i spent the day down in the valley getting tests.. CT, and bone scan (first place it spreads after the pelvis as a rule)... Ok so just a quick recap, and one that doesn't pull punches.. based on the two failed radiation attempts, and the fact that my PSA was doubling and quadrupling.. its a given that it had spread, (bleeding from bladder as well).. the issue was if it (as doc had told us to prepare for) was a stage 4 spread.. what they euphemistically call "distant" and past a certain point the treatment is NOT treatment, its palliative care, and a matter of months...

This was my terror... here we are away from the kids, in a bad housing market.. and im going to leave the love of my life high and dry... Guys you have no idea how the past couple weeks have been.. I can honestly say i have read the post where i share a lot of this and your comments over and over for strength... THE PRAYERS WORKED...

A lot of this is tentative, but enough to have the weight of the world off me... im laying on the bone scan table... the tech is going over my case... i tell her i know its spread... that im just worried about it being hi stage 4 and not being able to treat.... at the end of it she comes in..closes the door, and says... im allowed to give you a DVD to take home, and you can compare it with what bone scans that show spreading look like.... Shes got this big smile on her face... i say young lady you have wonderful news for me dont you... (were been talking for half hour or so) ... she says Mr Edwards im not allowed to in any way discuss your case or condition with you...This with a BIG ASS SMILE on her face...

Bottom line is that while we dont have CT... and it has spread to bladder.. thats stage 2-3 stuff, and with prostate Cancer means years.. Guys we had been talking months..

I've spent so much time on my knees, and thanking our Lord im thinking he's giving me a look..

Going to tell you something with all my heart.. and forgive me for this being fast, its late, and i felt i HAD to get this to you guys tonight..

In my heart of hearts, soul.. I know it was prayers that made this happen..

Were human my friends, with all the faults shared by all.. To be honest I'm guessing i have more on the "to be forgiven for" list than most of you guys.. But were honest friends, and i know your hearts, and i know your prayers.. I also believe in my heart that our Lord does as well... your prayers matter.. and because of them it looks like old greg is looking at being around for awhile now... God bless you all... I love ya guys... no checks necessary on this one, just read it...Know Gloria and my joy.. and thanks for being my friend.... night see ya tomorrow..

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 1:22 AM

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Greg

Prayers work! And now a prayer of thanksgiving to God our Heavenly Father that you have been given a reprieve.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
3 years 43 weeks ago, 1:33 AM

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Glad your on Bob...

Yes.. and your thoughts, and comments on prayer have meant a lot.. Fact is i value your wisdom, and it meant a lot to me to read your thoughts on the issue.. I think were both a lot less "religious" than we are belivers in all the good our Lord represents.. I told myself a long time ago i never wanted to believe out of fear or reward..

Our gift is forgiveness (uh...might need that a tad.. lol) and love.. Thank you Bob..

Now to change the subject before someone breaks out the collection plate..

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 1:23 AM

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Sorry that took so long... will get a call from the doc Fri...thats when he's scheduled to recieve the test results...obviously CT could show major stuff, but as a rule the "distant" spread is to bone first... and even if they find its spread a bit..were talking then in the 2-3 year and treatment ... It really looked like treatment might not have been on the table.. this is a BIG change.. and maybe not even stage 4.. the bladder is showing lots of spread, but im told that if its not out of the pelvic your dealing with years, and maybe even remission... Just wonderful news.. and God bless ya all for the prayers...

Mkes not on again, but when you read this know how proud we all are of you...and dear friends, im tired with cap T... later..

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 1:27 AM

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Thanks Greg

For an update. It all sounds do-able right now!! And possibly gone!! YEAH!! Im happy for ya!! Still prayin hard friend. Get some sleep, sounds like U had a busy day. Cant wait to hear the results on fri. Good Night!! Talk to you soon!

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 1:40 AM

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Greg

And may God continue to Bless you and your family, with health, and those blessings that you stand in need of in these trying times.
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3 years 43 weeks ago, 2:11 AM

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well let me just say

told ya so.

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 5:44 AM

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Padre,

That is wonderful news!
We need to get you to Vegas!

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 6:19 AM

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I love you man

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 6:27 AM

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Padre

Lord,
I come to you with thanksgiving in my heart for the news with Greg, I thank you for you hand in this and please continue to hold greg and gloria, gary and miranda in your h\loving hand. Please help those who need you blessings.
In Jesus name,
Amen

Praise God thats awesome to hear! Glad youll going be with us a lot longer

3 years 43 weeks ago, 11:18 AM

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Good news Mr Edwards,

good news indeed. Sometimes it seems like if it weren't for bad luck, we wouldn't have any luck at all. I am still praying for ya' brother!

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 11:36 AM

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in awhile anyway... we woke up this morning with a smile and a light heart.. sounds like that "one world" thing..but for real..

GUYS.. all of you... the post says it all... this is sorta like the Check thing.. lets not respond anymore on this.. if i wouldn't have been so tired i would have put that in last night.. i would appreciate if this closed out the thread...

I KNOW how you all feel... you guys have shown me over and over, and im serious as a heart attack on this.. I really do think the prayers were a factor.. One could say its positive thoughts, as much as devine intervention.. I know which one i chose.. your prayers!!

Anyway if your reading this for the first time.. know i mean this with all my heart... thanks for your prayers.. and its time to let this go with out further comment..

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 3:06 PM

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As per your

instruction Greg......Enough said!

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 5:36 PM

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Greg Z

I am only finding out about your condition from the above postings.I have never talked,but I have read many of your postings.Now you are on my prayer list.May God take under his loving arms and leave you here on earth for your family and friends to enjoy your companionship,if it is His will.Hope to get to know you better over a long period of time.Keep the faith and fight a good battle.I nothing I can say will change the facts,except now have another live you have touched in a good way and one prayer buddy doing his part.God bless you and us all.

The hardest part about living is not dying,it's having something that lives in you,die.
3 years 43 weeks ago, 5:36 PM

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Right On, Greg!

Awesome news, buddy!

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