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anniea
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 2/1/2008 11:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,
Hope you are all doing okay. We have been pretty busy. We got a new kitten and recently found out we have another grandchild on the way!!!!! Our daughter is expecting her 2nd baby on Rick's next birthday Yea!!!!
We saw Ricks oncologist today and she said the PSA was 0.3 on 1-31-2008. I asked her to give me the number in terms of pennies she said 30 pennies. On 11-30-2007 the reading was 0.12 the doctor said 12 pennies. How can 0.3 be 30 pennies if 0.12 is only 12 pennies???? I never did good in math and I am confused on this one. Please help if you can.
Thanks
Diana 
Rick & Diana
Age 68/ 67@ Dx
6-30-06  PSA 2.54
1-22-07  PSA 4.98
1-26-07  PSA 5.09
Diag: 2-14-07 Gleason 8 Stage T1c PSA 5.09
Bone Scan 3-1-07 Clear
3-6-07 Triple Spinal Fusion (due to old back injury)
Radical retropubic surgery 4-2-07  Post surgery Gleason 9 Stage T3a Positive margins
4-29-07 PSA 0.02
6-9-07   PSA 0.02
7-6-07   PSA 0.03
8-1-07   CT Scan & Chest X-Ray   Clean
 9-26-2007 PSA 0.07
11/1/07 PSA 0.1
11/30/07 PSA 0.12


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 2/1/2008 11:54 PM (GMT -6)   
WONDERFUL!!! A baby for gramps and grandma! Also a kitten. We have 4 cats and a dog and a grand puppy! They're together tonight plum tuckered out. Sleepin by me feet.

Diana,
You are just the most wonderful lady. The math stuff isn't too hard. When you put the dot in there you can add as many zeros at the end as you like. 0.3 is the same as 0.30. so 0.30 is thirty pennies and 0.12 is twelve pennies. My part here is to have you guys ask if a little Lupron is enough to tolerate to see that baby's 5th birthday. Or 10th! Well, I won't wear it out. You and I have communicated this between us. Love you guys and hope the baby, and the kitten, are doing well.

May God always shine in your hearts...

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.
 
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STAY POSITIVE!


anniea
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 2/2/2008 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Everyone!!!!

Thank you Tony for your reply. I got it now. I hate math but I hate prostrate cancer even more!!!!!!

Best wishes

Diana


Rick & Diana
Age 68/ 67@ Dx
6-30-06  PSA 2.54
1-22-07  PSA 4.98
1-26-07  PSA 5.09
Diag: 2-14-07 Gleason 8 Stage T1c PSA 5.09
Bone Scan 3-1-07 Clear
3-6-07 Triple Spinal Fusion (due to old back injury)
Radical retropubic surgery 4-2-07  Post surgery Gleason 9 Stage T3a Positive margins
4-29-07 PSA 0.02
6-9-07   PSA 0.02
7-6-07   PSA 0.03
8-1-07   CT Scan & Chest X-Ray   Clean
 9-26-2007 PSA 0.07
11/1/07 PSA 0.1
11/30/07 PSA 0.12
01/31/2008 PSA 0.3

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