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karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 5, 2013 - 09:36am PT
I am very sad to say Pat has got prostate cancer.
He is going to be operated on on November 7th at the V.A. in Los Angeles.
We wont know the extent of it until the surgery. The good news is prostate cancer is generally very treatable.
As many of you know Pat is a great , compassionate, generous person. He is always willing to help out any one in need.
I'm sure he would love hearing some words of encouragement from his friends.
I am sending positive vibes your way Pat. You have a great attitude and will beat this thing!
Big Hug!!!

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Nov 5, 2013 - 09:40am PT
Rock on, can't say!!!!!!!

James Wilcox

Trad climber
Goleta/Virginia Lakes
Nov 5, 2013 - 09:53am PT
I'll be thinking of you on the 7th. I have no doubt of a positive outcome, but I know the path getting there can be bumpy and uncomfortable. Be well, my friend.

Trad climber
Nov 5, 2013 - 10:00am PT
Good luck Pat!

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 5, 2013 - 10:01am PT
Good luck! I had prostate surgery last Spring with excellent results.

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Nov 5, 2013 - 10:02am PT
Tons and tons of BigSkyLove to you, can't say!

ron gomez

Trad climber
Nov 5, 2013 - 10:20am PT
I understand Pat has a great prognosis during recovery......his eyes will be working overtime with VERY GUD views! Best wishes and prayers for you Pat!

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 5, 2013 - 10:41am PT
Go Pat! It's a bit*ch going through the surgery and treatment, but it does give a laser like focus on recovery and then it becomes just another chapter in a life being well lived!
And as Ron said you will be having EXCELLENT aftercare on so many levels!
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Nov 5, 2013 - 11:01am PT
Thanks for the kind words and positive vibes everyone. In my mind I know I really don't have a lot to be worried about regarding the outcomes of my surgery, but it's one of those emotional things knowing I have body rot and they have to open me up like a handbag to remove it. Mine is almost identical to my fathers bout with prostate cancer, so the family connection is very strong. There were almost zero symptoms and we wouldn't have caught it without a couple of PSA tests 4 months apart that showed a spike in my numbers. When I got the call from the doctor telling me the biopsy was positive, I felt like someone had knocked the wind from me.

I know what to expect, but still I've never had any deeply invasive surgery that involved organs etc. What I am worried about is it migrating from my prostate to either my lymph system, which is what happened with my father. He's still going strong today, 20 years after they removed his prostate, with it lodged in his lymph system.

That being said, after this is over I am looking forward to getting on my bike again (bike saddles are prostate irritants) and losing some of the excess blubber I've accumulated over the last few years. The VA has been "bery, bery, good to me" and have taken care of the DVT (blood clot) in my left leg and found relief for my messed up left foot. I'm actually looking forward to going climbing again.

Again, thanks to one and all. Having the support of friends and family goes a long way for a single guy in providing needed emotional juju from a great group of folks.


Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Nov 5, 2013 - 11:06am PT
Best of luck to you Pat.

I'm actually looking forward to going climbing again.

When your ready, call, I would be happy to string up a cord for you.

Nov 5, 2013 - 11:13am PT
Good luck Pat and wishing you the very very best ........

Mountain climber
Nov 5, 2013 - 11:21am PT
Good luck Dude!

Trad climber
Nov 5, 2013 - 11:26am PT
best of luck dude

susan peplow

Joshua Tree, CA
Nov 5, 2013 - 11:39am PT
Serious business but very happy to hear the doctors have a plan of action and you're educated on the process, results and family history success as well. Also super glad you stopped that silly idea of to not include your friends and community during the process. As you've seen, our community is amazingly supportive and concerned for it's members. You are one of us!

Best wishes for Thursday and you'll be back on the saddle again soon.


scuffy b

heading slowly NNW
Nov 5, 2013 - 11:51am PT
Best wishes for Thursday and after, can't say.
The "laser like focus on recovery" that SCSeagoat mentions must be balanced
by something "easy on the eyes." Make sure yo get Ron's help during your

Gym climber
its nice here in the spring
Nov 5, 2013 - 11:59am PT
Best wishes and prayers for you from the way back machine. Kevin L.

Mountain climber
Anchorage, AK
Nov 5, 2013 - 12:00pm PT

Pat, good luck and have a speedy recovery

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 5, 2013 - 12:01pm PT
Arrrgghhh, the curse of manhood!

Go strong Pat. I wish the treatments were this advanced 33 years ago when my father was diagnosed.

Have no fear, Donini's prostate leads the way!!
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Nov 5, 2013 - 12:08pm PT
And Al Steck's as well.

Social climber
Nov 5, 2013 - 12:23pm PT
Heal up, be well & get back atter again.
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