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FLHW(David E)
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 201
   Posted 1/6/2008 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I'll use this post to keep you all updated on my 'case' if you will.

12-31-07 PSA: up to 30

My Oncologist wants to wait until January 28th, (when I have my next test) to determine what we do next?

DES?
A Chemo trial?
Another trial? I did speak to a doc from Yale University but am waiting for the trial description (more details than are at clinicaltrials.gov).

So we anxiously wait
confused
Dx'd 2/18/05
PSA 219, bone mets, lymph node involvement
Gleason Score: 7
Current (12-31-07)
PSA: 30
Lupron, Keto_Hydrocortizone, Avodart

Personal Blog:
prostatecancerat42.blogspot.com


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8122
   Posted 1/7/2008 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   
David,
We hope the best for you as always. Good luck on the visit later this month. Stay with us. We will stay with you in full support. We too, anxiously await.

Tony
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology was poor: Gleason 4+3=7, 4 positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
 
My PSA did drop out after surgery to undetectable.  It has not returned and I will continue HT until January '08.
 
My Life is supported very well by family and friends like you all.
 
Visit my journey at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!


bluebird
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   Posted 1/7/2008 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   

tongue  David & Loved Ones....

 

You’ve just been HUGGED by  *bluebird

( Lee, Buddy & Murphy too! )

 

We're keeping you tucked against our wings...

STAY CLOSE!

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

 


myman
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 1/7/2008 6:14 PM (GMT -7)   
David,

So glad you posted here...I know this is a tough time as another decision awaits. I also know you do your research and take an active part in any treatment plans that will be set up for you. At times our support seems so little to offer but I know it makes a difference. Please know we'll be here for you.

As our good friend, Walt, says:
WAR EAGLE!

Susan
Husband Diagnosed 11/17/05 Age: 63 PSA: 7.96 No Symptoms
2/09/06: LRP - Post Pathology - Gleason 4+3 Stage T2b NO MX
3 mo. PSA: 11.8 Stage T3a
6 mo. PSA: 18.8 Stage IV Systemic w/ distant lymph node involvement
Start HT - Lupron 3 mo. shots
12/06/06: PSA 0.8
03/07/07: PSA 0.3
06/06/07: PSA 0.1
09/05/07: PSA 0.1
11/27/07: PSA 0.1


belindafeathers
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 21
   Posted 1/14/2008 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear David,
It seems that you are in the closest to the situation that my husband is in--God Bless you and your family. I realize that this is an all consuming thing to deal with, it is never out of your mind. My husband is 54, no symptoms and diagnosed with mets to lymph nodes and bones. You have been staying active, though, and all my husband does is sleep and is still in some pain. He cannot stand long or walk for a long period of time because of stomach pain. I am learning from this website just what questions I have to ask the doctor. Again my husband won't even talk about the situation too much. He was diagnosed in April 2007 with 45 PSA (I don't know what a Gleason score is yet). He had two biopsies, one on his neck and one on his prostate. Once it was determined that it was PCa he began Lupron shots immediately (every 3 months) and Casodex. Just last month he started Zemeta. I am just hoping that pain goes away because with that we have no reason to even discuss the sexual part of it.
Again, I admire you for staying active and God Bless your family.
Thanks for the help on t his site.
Sandy


FLHW(David E)
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 201
   Posted 1/15/2008 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Sandy,
I've been living this journey for three years now, if you want some insight want might be in your husbands mind, since he's not communicating, you might tyr reading my blog? The link is below, start at the first entry (Feb 2005) look at the bottom of the left side. Maybe it will help?

To very simplistic, the is hell, every day. It's a hard fight.

If I read your post correctly, he has had this pain for months? It's just my opinion, but he needs to have this looked at. It could be the medication, it could be the cancer? I'm not sure, but extended pain is not right.
Dx'd 2/18/05
PSA 219, bone mets, lymph node involvement
Gleason Score: 7
Current (12-31-07)
PSA: 30
Lupron, Keto_Hydrocortizone, Avodart

Personal Blog:
prostatecancerat42.blogspot.com

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