WOO~HOO!! #4 for Buddy & Lee *bluebird and Murphy too!

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   Posted 2/13/2008 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   

  tongue   cool    Yea !  ~   Buddy, Lee, Murphy, & Loved Ones,


23 months ~ PSA  !!!~~~>>>  Woo~Hoo  <<<~~~!!! Undetectable


April 3rd … 2 years ~ cancer free!!!

An anniversary really worth celebrating!!!


Cause  for   celebration!!!!!  Definitely!!!

What a wonderful day it is ~ each and every-day….   

Enjoy it to the fullest. 


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The ultimate “goal”… we all strive for…

It is very important to “all ”of us!  This is a way of positive feedback…

A way of showing others Hope… and a way of Sharing.  

J  Caring is Sharing J


Happy Every-Day

Hey ~ Friends,

Pizza & Asti tonight!!!! Woo~Hoo

We started today out with getting results from our blood test taken last week and a sigmoidoscopy that came back nice and clean ~ too!!

All of “Our Journeys” are important. 

   Each stepping-stone on our paths needs stability…

      That stability comes by sharing and reaching out for love and support from friends

         and in turn our reaching back to those who need Hugs from Us ~

            Helps us to continue moving forward...

Thank you for your friendship ~ Gentle Hugs and Warm Thoughts ~

   from Lee, Buddy & Murphy

Post Edited (bluebird) : 5/30/2008 2:01:47 PM (GMT-6)

James C.
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   Posted 2/13/2008 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   

Great news, and a record to strive for....lol  Enjoy the food and festivities


James C.

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   Posted 2/13/2008 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news Lee and Buddy, couldn't be better news to recieve than getting the big "Goose Egg" Keep it up for a lifetime. Thanks for all you do!

Age 49, PSA 6.22 on 9-26-06
Biopsy 11-01-06, 2 of 13 cores 10% cancer, 2 other cores abnormal Up-dated 20% prostate cancerous
Gleason score 3+3=6 After Pathology report 4+3=7 a couple agressive Grade 5 cells found
Da Vinci surgery 01-09-07 UW Madison
Pathology Report- cancer 100 % capsual contained 1-18-07
Catheter removed 1-18-07 suffered bladder spasms Catheter reattached 1-18-07 Catheter removed 2nd time 1-24-07
1st & 2nd Post PSA Blood Test .1 and less - Undetectable
3nd Post PSA Blood Test 01-17-07 .3-Next action awaits me.
Next PSA Scheduled and meeting with Radiologist set for 3-27-08
Incontenence-Pad free since end of May 07 4 1/2 months post surgery 
ED back to 95% prior to surgery - no medication required.

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 2/13/2008 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I am very happy that Buddy's PSA is undetectable. I am also very happy that you participation as our moderator is NOT undetectable. But extremely detectable and much appreciated. Thank you for being you! (Where have I heard that?) God Bless you Buddy, Lee and Murphy! Wooooooooooo~Hooooooooooo!

Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, 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
Current PSA (1/08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09. 
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   Posted 2/13/2008 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey y'all,

What fantastic news!!!

Lifting the glass for a toast...here's to forever 0.00 PSA's!

All the best,


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   Posted 2/13/2008 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Lee and Buddy,

Congrats on the zeros!!! And coming up on two years cancer free.

Like Tony said, your contribution here is precious to all of us. Your happy, upbeat posts set the tone for our forum. Where would we all be without each other...

Love and hugs,

Age 73. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06.  Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C N0 MX. Gleason 3+4.
PSAs from  1/3/07 - 1/17/08 0.00. 
Next PSA test on 7/17/08
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."

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   Posted 2/13/2008 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi bluebird - Lee & Buddy,
My heart felt congratulations on your latest test results. It couldn't have happen to nicer people. May your future be full of zeros.
Also, thank you one more time for all your kind, caring, loving and calming posts as our capable moderator on this forum. You're one of the reasons that this forum is the very best of it's kind on the web and an immeasurable blessing to many of us here.
Wishing you all the best in the years to come.

Born Sept., 1936
PSA 7.9
Stage T1C
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7
2 of 8 positive
Open RP 28 Nov 06
Post op staging T3
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06
Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) = 0

Cedar Chopper
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   Posted 2/13/2008 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Buddy & Ms. Lee,

Thanks for sharing your good news and good ideas!

My one year Radical Prostatectomy anniversary is coming up in 3 days and 
  I have a colonoscopy scheduled 3 days later.

These scope procedures are additional easy defenses against cancer until we all arrive at that:
"Cheap, easy, no-side-effects cure for all cancer."
     The Prayer Force is asking for this cure, now!

GG Gottes Geistesblitz und HH Heilige Herzleucht to you all!
(God's Good Idea and the Holy Light of the Heart!)

Your Friends,

CC, DD, EE, & FF

2 Years of PSA between 4 and 5.5  + Biopsy 23DEC06 
Only 5 percent cancer in one of 8 samples.  +  Gleeson 3+3=6
OPEN R P 16FEB07 at age 54. 1+" tumor - touching inside edge of gland.  + Confined:)
Pad Free @ 14 weeks.  Six Month PSA <.003  :)   Nine month PSA <.008
At 9 months, ED treated with Pump Exercises & 100mg Viagra Daily

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   Posted 2/13/2008 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Nice...enjoy the pizza and asti! :-)

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   Posted 2/13/2008 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for letting us share in your celebration and many thanks for your positive contribution to this forum.  Congratulations!!!!  Dutch

Diagnosed Feb 2001  (Age 65)  Currently 72
PSA 4.8      Gleason 3+3=6      Stage   T2b
Completed Proton Therapy @ Loma Linda - Aug 2001 - No side effects.
6yr PSA - 0.19
Our responsibility now is to educate men about Pca, PSA and the importance of early detection. 

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 2/13/2008 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   

Who deserves it more than our beloved Lee & Buddy?

If you beleive in karma, I do, You guys have more points built up than any of us! I believe you have a life time of Eggy Wegs to look forward to! God bless you both and all you have done for so many!

Forever your friend.


54 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. Testosterone Theropy since 12/06. I am's what I am and that's all that I am!!! 

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   Posted 2/13/2008 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations! So happy for you guys! A true cause for celebration if there ever was one.
Diagnosed: March 25, 2007. Age 49
Biopsy: Gleason 6. Five of twelve samples positive with <5% each. No perineural invasion seen.
Surgery: May 21, 2007
Post-op Pathology: Upgraded to Gleason 7 (3+4), negative margins, negative capsular penetration, negative seminal vesicles, lymph nodes left intact, multifocal perinural invasion, 15% of prosate involving cancer in both lobes. T2c
Continence: Out of pads at five weeks. Seven months post-op I'm fully continent.
Erections: Yes! With the assistance of Cialis.
Post Surgery PSA: Three tests, all <0.1
Family history: Great-great grandfather died from PC. My Father had his prostate removed at age 67 in 1997 and has had an undetectable PSA ever since. I was diagnosed at a much earlier age and had a more agressive cancer than my father. Go figure.

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   Posted 2/13/2008 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations to a pair who really deserve zeroes. Here's to many more.


Tim G
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   Posted 2/13/2008 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Three cheers! \O/ \O/ \O/ I'm just two months behind you and reach the 2-year mark in June.

Thanks for all that you do as moderator that makes this forum such a warm, supportive, caring environment. You're the best...Tim
Age 59 PSA 2.6 PSA velocity quadrupled in 1 yr 
1 of 12 biopsies positive (5%) 
Open surgery June 2006 
Cancer confined to one small area Gleason 5 
PSA's non-detectable

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   Posted 2/13/2008 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   

Lee & Buddy,

What great news. Who says prayer doesn't work? You have been in our thoughts and prayers ever since Johnnie (she reads and I write) and I joined this great forum. Keep up the zero's. You lead by example!!!!!! 

Be blessed and keep it up. WooooooooooHooooooooo

A huge War Eagle and bigger love,


Age: 54
PSA 43 7/2005
Biopsy 12/14 Gleason 7 & 9
Divinci 9/2005 - spread to bladder
HT - 10/2005 (Eligard every 6 months)
RT - 10/2005 (38 treatments)
PSA 0.12 to 1.9 2/2007
Bone Scan and CT 4/2007 Bone mets
Casodex 4/2007
Zometa infusions 4/2007
PSA 4.8 8/2007
PSA 6.34 12/2007
Radiation (15 treatments) started on bone mets 12/2007
PSA 6.72 1/2008
PSA 8.23 2/2008 - Starting prednisone for 30 days
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"

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   Posted 2/13/2008 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear friends Lee and Buddy. Is that Eddie's pizza? Great news about those zeros. Hope you have many more.

Mika and Dale
age at dx 54 now 55
psa at dx 4.3
got the bad news 1/29/07
open surgery Duke Medical Center 5-29-07
never more than 2 pads
wear one for insurance now
ED still a problem
last PSA undetectable

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   Posted 2/13/2008 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go you two. You are a great support here.

    PSA 5.7, Biopsy 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate, Gleason 7
    RRP on Oct. 17, - Nerves on right side saved. All Lab's clear. 
    Cathiter in for 28 days due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
    First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006  Undetectable 0.00.
    ED workable and usable with Viagra.
    Feb. 20th, 2007 - Feb. 4th, 2008  Cystoscope, Two Collagen injections,Second opinion Doctor at OU Medical Center, Bio-Feedback training, Chiropractic, Accupuncture  to try to resolve ongoing incontinance (4-6 pads a day)  All PSA's 0.00.
    Feb. 4th, 2008 - Appointment with Original Dr. to discuss options and recomendation for surgical fix for incontinance.
    Feb. 22nd, 2008 - Surgery to install the AdVance Sling.

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   Posted 2/14/2008 7:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Some numbers are good when they're on the rise - 24 months cancer-free and #4 PSA down the hatch. The best news ever! Hopefully, there's no Asti left! (But if there is, add some orange juice and carry on!)

Our warmest congrats!
Husband: Age 67
PSA had doubled in 14 mos to 4.3/Gleason 6
da Vinci 8/06 in Austin with Dr. Randy Fagin
Post surgical path shows encapsular penetration; possible bladder neck involvement.
PSAs remain undetectable; no further treatment at this time.
Next PSA: April 08

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   Posted 2/14/2008 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah  Fantastic news! I think you should have TWO pizza's, one for each year of those nice goose eggs! Thank you for all you do keeping us sane as we each undertake this journey together. Life's a beach! tongue
PSA 10 June 2007
Biopsy July 2, 16 of 16 samples positive
prostate weighed 40 grams
Di Venci 10/09/07, four hours on table, 3 in recovery
Total time in Hospital: 29 hours
Record for Dr. Lance, 65% of prostate had cancer, but NO spread, clean margins
Clean nodes,
First PSA at 5 weeks, UNDETECTABLE!
Catheter out at seven days, dry from hour one!
Second PSA 19 weeks post op, UNDETECTABLE 2/11/2008
The Lord has truly Blessed me.

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   Posted 2/14/2008 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bluebird and Buddy,

Fantastic news to hear! Wishing you good health always, and a happy year. Congratulations and sending much love to you today. There is a bellbird chirping right now here, with great happiness (a winged sister of the little Bluebird). God Bless. Lana & CJ.
Creed_three (Lana & CJ)
Husband CJ aged 50 yrs (49 years at diagnosis and surgery)
PSA (2002) 2.1.  PSA (Nov 2006) 3.5.  1 x (5%) core of 12 positive at biopsy. 11 cores negative. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing, on Tuesday 17th April 2007 (Sydney, Australia).
Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7.  Cancer confined. Margins all clear, including bladder neck and seminal vessicles. No incontinence (thankfully).
1st PSA 0.01 (June 07) 2nd PSA 0.02 (Oct 07) undetectable.
ED post-op recovery: Returned 8 months after surgery with Levitra 20mg as needed. Next PSA March 08.

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   Posted 2/15/2008 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   

Wonderful News Lee & Buddy!

We'll all be here to celebrate on April 3rd right along with you!  2008 is really starting off with a lot of milestones, celebrations and many many prayers being answered.


Husband 55 years old
No symptoms
PSA taken on routine health exam
06/18/07  PSA 9.2
07/14/07  Put on antibiotics for a month
09/18/07  PSA 8.77
09/18/07  PSA % Free  9.61
10/17/07  Biopsy =  Gleason 3 + 4  (7)
10/17/07  Biopsy 40% Right Side less than 5% Left Side
12/31/07  D Day!  Davinci Surgery Day - Jon Huntsman Cancer Institute
12/31/07  Left side nerves spared, Right side partial, right nodes taken
01/11/08  Cath removed, post-op gleason 3 + 3 = 6, nodes clear
                Margins - capsular invasion but no penetration.  T2C
02/08/08  Dry pad free
02/08/08  Started taking low dosage of Viagra
02/08/08  1st Post-op PSA Undetectable!  0.1

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   Posted 2/15/2008 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   

  cool Dear Friends ~

Thank “YOU” for your love and support….

    as we continue to walk along our path holding friends close.

       Our giving back to the forum is important ~  not only for “us” but for HealingWell.com

Special Hugs from Lee, Buddy, and Murphy too!


“God Bless You”


It's a little prayer  ~  "God Bless You" ...but it means so much each day,

It means may angels guard you and guide you on your way.

mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina


v          We invite you to visit our personal thread:  Click Here:  “Our Journey” ~ Sharing is Caring 

April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

4th PSA 2-13-2008 (23 months) Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)

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   Posted 2/15/2008 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   

Dear Lee and Buddy,

Congratulations on the wonderful string of zeros! 

This couldn't happen to nicer people!   You have been the backbone of this forum and friends to all of us.  You have led us by the hand through the darkness and given us constant hope and support all along the way.

Yesterday, I knew I could hear little bluebirds singing all the way to Idahotongue

May you continue to experience these marvelous blessings in your lives!

Kind regards,


"Idaho" ~ Barry


Da Vinci Surgery July 31, 2007… 54 on surgery day
PSA 4.3  Gleason 3+3=6  T2a  Confined to Prostate

1st PSA  9/11/2007   <0.04 (undetectable)

2nd PSA 12/10/2007  <0.04

My web site: http://pca-info.blogspot.com

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   Posted 2/16/2008 6:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Thats great news Lee and Buddy, I hope this trend continues for an eternity......you have my best wishes, I hope that you went out and celebrated for you both have earned it...jwb.
age: 62
PSA 4.57 - Positive DRE
Biopsy 3-19-07 - Gleason 4+4=8
Negative bone scan 3-20-07
DaVinci 4-24-07
Catheter out 5-01-07
post op pathology:
positive margin left side of prostate
left seminal vesicle involved (both removed)
No lymph node involvement
New gleason score 9
T3B....radiation consult on 5-9-07.
June 5, 2007 1st psa post surgery 0.62
June 27, 2007 second psa post surgery 0.59
June 27, 2007 started Lupron injection (24 mos)
September 6, 2007 scheduled to be marked and prepped for radiation therapy.
Start IMRT therapy on September 13, 2007.
September 26,2007 psa test .08
Finished IMRT therapy October 31!!!
January 17, 2008 psa test .05...

Mike A
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   Posted 2/16/2008 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Super news Lee and Buddy!
That's a milestone that makes us all want to celebrate! Go out and hoot and howl a little for all of us!
June 2005 - Age 53 PSA 4.8 at regular physical October 2005 - After several rounds of anti-biotics, PSA 5.2 at Urlogist November 2005 - Biopsy negative July 2006 - PSA 5.9 at regular Physical October 2006 - After several more rounds of anti-biotics PSA 8.1 November 2006 - Second biopsy - Positive December 2006 - Gleason (3+4=7), Tumor T1c, CT Scan and Bone Scan Negative
January 2, 2007 Robotic Prostatectomy, University of Rochester Medical Center - Tumor confined but larger than thought, only one nerve able to be spared. Margins clear. February 2007 - Three to fo ur pads a day, no erection with viagara. April 2007 - First Post-Surgical PSA 0.02. Down to one pad a day.July, 2007 - Six Month Post-op: PSA 0.04 No change in ED. October, 2007 - Nine Month Post-op: PSA back down to 0.02!Almost totally dry! Only slight improvement in ED - Will try injections if not improved by next appointment. January 2008: One Year Post-OP PSA 0.02 still dripping, but improving. Tried 500 dose of MUSE for ED, no luck. Will try 1000.

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