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Agenda Friday 22 April 2016


Dealing with depression


Graeme Holdsworth (BeyondBlue)


 


Prostate Cancer and its treatments can lead to depression.


Hormone therapy (ADT) particularly can bring on depression.


 


When Dinh and colleagues looked at men with prostate cancer who had not had depression in the year before diagnosis, they found that in the first three years after diagnosis:


About 3% of the men not on ADT received treatment for depression.


About 7% of the men on ADT received treatment for depression.


 


So not everyone gets significant depression on hormone therapy. But it's worth your doctor keeping it in mind and treating if necessary.


 


Graeme's talk is not about these kinds of stats.


Graeme has had direct experience of depression, and will tell it as it was for him, and then take questions.


 


Disclaimer


This Community does not give medical advice. No members are authorised to give medical advice. Ask your doctor if you hear anything here that you think may be related to your treatment. 


 


Time 


9:30am - 11:00am Eastern Standard Time (Queensland)


The formal phone-in meeting ends after 90 minutes.


The lines are kept open for up to an hour after that for members to informally chat.


 


Daylight savings times


Brisbane 9:30am


Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart: 10:30am


Adelaide, 10:00am


Perth 7:30am


Winter times


Brisbane 9:30am


Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart 9:30am


Adelaide 9:00am


Perth 7:30am 


Daylight saving ends first Sunday in April


Daylight saving starts first Sunday in October


 


Dial in 


You must dial in - we do NOT dial you.


Landline - Anywhere in Australia - 25 cents


Phone numbers in member email only.


 


Mobile phone warning


The costs of mobile calls are nothing to do with the Advanced Prostate Cancer Support Group or with PCFA. They are between you and your phone provider (Optus, Telstra, Virgin, Vodafone, etc).


 


If you dial one of the capital city numbers given above from a mobile phone, the cost to you will be the cost on your mobile phone plan. If your plan gives you free, or low cost local calls, and you are in one of these cities, it should be free, or a local call. If your plan gives you free, or local cost national calls that should work too. 


 


Be sure - call your provider, give the number you might be calling, and check the cost for you to call that number.


 


Speaking time 


We want many voices to be heard. If you are a member listed to speak below, the chair will probably expect you to take no more than about 5 minutes on presentation so there is plenty of time for others to respond.


Special Guest Speakers are invited to speak for 10-15 minutes, then field questions.


 


Guidelines


No noise


House - radio, TV, computer, pets, other phones, conversation


Yourself - mute button, or mouthpiece away from mouth


Phone - call waiting off (#43#), Mute button or hang up to leave the room. No mute button? ##4 to mute, ##5 to unmute. Cordless phone - don't carry, put on folded handkerchief to limit reverberation


Other calls - Please do NOT use call waiting or another line on the same phone to take another call - members around Australia are left listening to your 'hold' music until you return.


Speaker phone


Please do NOT use a speaker phone, unless you are very good at keeping it Mute, and at lifting and using the hand piece when you wish to join in the conversation.


Mobile phone


You will need enough charge for the length of the call, or take the call with your charger plugged in.


Speaking


Speak clearly into mouthpiece in ordinary voice.


Say who you are when signing in, and each time you speak.


Listen for the gavel. The Chair may need to interrupt.


It's a meeting of 20 people, not a simple phone conversation. If you are not one of the two people in the particular conversation at the time, keep your mute button down and let others contribute.


Help the secretary by later emailing details for the minutes.


Restarting


You may hang up and sign in again as many times as necessary.


Sometimes we may have to restart the meeting - dial in again. With everyone calling at once you may need to try more than once.


 


Apologies 


Nev Black was last heard of in Cairns as he wandered the north of the country occasionally catching up with members on the way. 


(If you are open to catching up with other members, see 


http://forums.jimjimjimjim.com/index.php?/topic/792-do-drop-in-members-who-would-like-to-meet-and-chat-to-other-members-travelling-through/


OR


http://tinyurl.com/kcvhq82)


 


Late starters 


Maybe you haven't had access to the agenda or you have late breaking news you would like to share. Tell the chairman here at the beginning of the meeting that you would like to speak, and he will fit you in - probably later, perhaps right now if that suits. 


 


Volunteer or two 


If you haven't yet told your story, or have big news, let us hear it here.


 


Special expert guest speaker


Graeme Holdsworth: Dealing with depression (see top of this email).


 


Other new stories or updates 


Any man who wishes to update us on his progress is welcome to contribute here.


 


Formal end 


The Chair will declare the formal part of the teleconference closed at his discretion, perhaps around 11am. The teleconference lines will be kept open until at least 11:30 for anyone who wishes to continue discussions, update his health, or just chat. 


 


Informal chat 


Any topic you like - topics we didn't reach, something discussed earlier you wish to comment on, an update on your health, how your new boat is going, moaning about the weather, anything that you wish to say. 


 


Future phone-in support group meetings 


Fourth Friday of each month, except: 


January (one week late for Australia Day),


March (one week early for Easter), and 


December (one week early for Christmas)


 


Phone-in support group meeting dates 2016


April 22 (not the last Friday)


May 27


June 24


July 22 (not the last Friday)


August 26


September 23 (not the last Friday)


October 28


November 25


December 16 (not the fourth Friday)


 


Changes or questions 


If you wish to update us about any changes in your health or treatment, or have a question you would like answered or discussed, or you would like to talk about joining a teleconference group, let us know. Then we can put it high on the agenda so it doesn't get lost - just reply to this email, or use Contact Jim on JimJimJimJim.com.


 


This message has been send to you because you are a member of an Advanced Prostate Cancer Support Group.


 


Visit JimJimJimJim.com and click on Contact Jim if this is a problem.


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