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Subject: [Leica] Elder prostate wisdom
From: steve.barbour at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 22:26:01 -0800
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> On Feb 20, 2015, at 5:23 PM, George Lottermoser <george.imagist at 
>> wrote:
> thanks for weighing in on this Steve.
> I'd hope to hear a bit from you.
> Though I'm confused by the metaphor?
> are you referring to the Medical System Bus?
> or
> are you referring to the bus i'm on as i continue on my journey?


Live your life fully and enjoy it.  At this point the "bus", or the 
trajectory of the workup to be done, are one and the same... I see no reason 
to do other than what you have said George.

Whether you consider old guidelines, or the new ones, or ignore them both 
and use common sense, I suspect you have findings that ask for some 

Be aware of any new symptoms, listen carefully to expert advice, get second 
opinions, obtain an MRI, follow PSA values closely, if the apparant rise 
continues, or not, or if it reverses, it will be important and must be 

I am not a urologist, I am a non expert, so I can only tell you what I would 
do, if I found myself in your situation...I have no interest in this 
approach beyond your own. You must be comfortable and feel free to discuss 
it with loved ones and your doctor. I sincerely hope this will help.


> My thoughts at the moment:
> okay. I'll make an appt with a urologist.
> I'll listen to what he has to say.
> unless given a helluva good reason to do otherwise
> I'll follow the most conservative, non invasive means of monitoring my 
> prostate
> i.e. mri before biopsy - etc.
> thanks again and have a wonderful weekend.
> a note off the iPad, George
> On Feb 20, 2015, at 6:36 PM, Steve Barbour <steve.barbour at> 
> wrote:
>> hard to conclude now, that it's wise to stop the bus.
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