Admin Posted October 22, 2014 Share Posted October 22, 2014 Agenda Friday 24 October 2014 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 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 Dial in You must dial in - we do NOT dial you. Phone numbers only available in email. Contact Jim if this is a problem. 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. 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. 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 From Geoff Buttfield. 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. New stories or long overdue updates Let us know your story here. If you have a pressing question, ask it here. Special expert guest speaker Dr John Gillett We all have to deal with the side effects of our prostate cancer treatments. But for many of us, for long times, the cancer causes no concerns. But eventually prostate cancer's fiercest weapon - pain - can come to us. While some of us can leave our other treatment decisions to our doctors, every man with pain has to be involved in his own management. Some men suffer unnecessary terrible pain because they don't understand how it is managed, or because they have false beliefs about the drugs and other treatments. You owe it to yourself to learn now, so you do not have to suffer unnecessarily. Today, Dr John Gillett, a palliative care medical specialist from Toowoomba will help us understand pain management in prostate cancer - treatments, drugs, principles, and myths and unrealistic beliefs. 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 Phone-in meetings are held on the fourth Friday (NOT always the last Friday) of each month (except January (one week late) and December (one week early)). In 2014 there will be no phone-in meeting in April because the last two Fridays are public holidays. Phone-in support group meeting dates 2014 2014 October 24 (not the last Friday in the month) November 28 December 19 (not the 4th 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. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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