Not Quite What I Was Planning - Six Word Memoirs

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Cedar Chopper
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   Posted 2/14/2008 4:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Friends,

I was listening to the BBC (GMT 8am) this morning and learned about this book compiled of six-word autobiopgraphies  (The title of the book is Not Quite What I Was Planning  - six word memoirs.).  Some are clever and thought provoking.  -6
Many are sad & emotional  (especially those from children with terminal illnesses).
One 4-word concentrated Haiku-like autobiography:  "Never could stop overachieving."  - fittingly seemed the most economical use of words!
 
I thought perhaps members posting on this thread could each develop six of them, adding and editing as the "muse" moves them to tell us (briefly!) about their lives ....

I'll start:

1) Friends teach loyalty and toleration patiently
2) Backpacker, Beekeeper, Landscaper, Brother, Uncle, Son
3) 
4)
5)
6) God's Love with us, always   -  Sonshine!

The author of A Series Of Unfortunate Events submitted:
Lemony Snicket.  What!?  Lemony Snicket. What?!

Live long and edit often, friends! 

CCedar
ICTHUS!


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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Post Edited (Cedar Chopper) : 2/20/2008 11:46:02 PM (GMT-7)


War-eagle
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 219
   Posted 2/14/2008 5:24 AM (GMT -7)   

Cedar,

I'll give it shot...................

1. Birth, life, cross, grave, eternal life - 6

2. God, wife, family, friends, happy heart - 6

3. Golf, fishing, football, things I miss - 6

4. CaringBridge and HealingWell, my joyful heart - 6

5. Cedar, guys-n-gales, friends for life.

6. Monkey bread and chocolate cake, great - 6

I'm done. Love ya.

Walt


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"


creed_three
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Total Posts : 762
   Posted 2/18/2008 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cedar,

I was not going to chip in here thinking that many others would instead. I am actually wanting to know about your recent PSA and other results to ensure your good health, as you mentioned recently in someone's post, that you were also up for some tests this week or last week. Anyway, these are the ones ( 6 word memoirs) I came up with:

1. Bundy and coke, a liquid delight! - 6
2. Faith, hope, love, trust, kinship, family - 6
3. My husband: courageous, strong, compassionate, loyal - 6
4. Rambling sometimes, listening sometimes, reflecting constantly - 6 (That's really the one that describes me to a tee!)

You are always in my prayers Cedar. Let us know your news soon. Take care, God bless, and cheers, Lana.
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.


James C.
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   Posted 2/19/2008 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   

1.  He lived, He died, He arose     (my favorite)

2.  Live life, daily, like last one

 


James C. 
 
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Age 60 
4/19/07   PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7 06/05/07
7/11/07   Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07   Path report:  3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6. 
9/24/07   (Open) Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed 
9/26/07   Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07  ED- begin 25mg Viagra nightly, Fully continent
11/15/07  ED-continue 25mg Viagra, no response, begin Vacurect pump-
11/15/07  1st Post-surgery PSA-0.01
12/17/07  ED- 3 mts.-continue Viagra and pump-no change-no response
01/14/08  Caverject started/stopped, aching and pain , Bimix started
02/04/08  Bimix X 6 tries, .1mL, .15mL, .2mL, .3mL, .4mL, .5mL, success at .5mL


jetguy
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   Posted 2/19/2008 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   

This is interesting, Cedar.  If honest it requires exposure of ones self.  Hmmm.  I am considering this mostly because I am much different than you and Walt. 

1.  Life, love, wife, children, grandchildren, flying -6

2.  Parents (dead), family, honesty, courage, tenacity, fear -6

3.  Determination, aviation, America, strength, sorrow, age -6

4.  Friends, humans, goingfast (one word!), speed, risk, reward -6

5.  Chance, tough, weak, afraid, bold, ballsout (one word) -6

6.  Dear, loving, sweet, wonderful, wife, MINE! -6  (Lucky me.)

Well, I think that I'll post it.  Hmmm.  Not sure.  Let me check the others first.  Back in a minute.  Ok, I'm gonna' do it.  I did all this in just a few minutes and I fear that it may say things about me that I don't want to share, but so did my original thread and it was rewarding.

Bill


August of 2006, PSA up to 4.2 from 2.7 one year ago. 
October free and total PSA 12% free and 5.0 total.
A month, or so later, 4.7.
Late in the year decide on Image Guided IMRT.
Begin 43 treatments on January 23, 2007 and finish on March 23.
Four month post treatment PSA is 1.9.
Seven month PSA is 0.8.


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 2/19/2008 7:22 PM (GMT -7)   
1. Faith, Love, Hope, Help, Stay Positive!


Tony
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. 
 
Visit my Journey at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!


FLHW(David E)
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   Posted 2/19/2008 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   
1) Faith, Love, Hope, Win, Wife, Son
2) Life, love, laugh, learn, grow, prosper
3) friends, foes, love, hate, time, stops

That's it for tonight
Dx'd 2/18/05
PSA 219, bone mets, lymph node involvement
Gleason Score: 7
Current (1-28-08)
PSA: 36
Lupron, Nilandron

Personal Blog:
prostatecancerat42.blogspot.com

Post Edited (FLHW) : 2/20/2008 7:48:11 PM (GMT-7)


PianoMan
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Total Posts : 365
   Posted 2/19/2008 9:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cedar:  I love your post and the replies I've read here and wish I could come up with six good ones but at the moment...
 
Brain is numb, inspiration won't come. - 6
 
 
 

D.O.B - 8/9/52

PSA: First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1

DRE: Negative

Biopsy results 11/22/06.  Both lobes involved.  Six out of eight cores positive - from 100 percent to 90, to 60, to 50, two 20s and two zeros.

Gleason 3+3 = 6

Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007

Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.  Volume of tumor much less than biopsy suggested.  12 percent overall.

First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07

Second post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 9/11/07

Third post-surgery PSA -- Undetactable, 2/15/08


Tony Crispino
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Total Posts : 8122
   Posted 2/19/2008 9:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Birth, Learn, Love, Live, Faith, Spirit. - 6

Tony
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. 
Visit my Journey at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
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FLHW(David E)
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 201
   Posted 2/20/2008 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
caring, sharing, loving, praying, healing, leaving -6

Sorry folks, sometimes it feels like a kick in the teeth.
Perhaps it's because it's the week before my monthly PSA, Lupron, Zometa appointment.
Dx'd 2/18/05
PSA 219, bone mets, lymph node involvement
Gleason Score: 7
Current (1-28-08)
PSA: 36
Lupron, Nilandron

Personal Blog:
prostatecancerat42.blogspot.com


Cedar Chopper
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 432
   Posted 2/20/2008 11:43 PM (GMT -7)   
creed_three said...
Hi Cedar,

4. Rambling sometimes, listening sometimes, reflecting constantly - 6 (That's really the one that describes me to a tee!)

You are always in my prayers Cedar. Let us know your news soon. Take care, God bless, and cheers, Lana.
Lana,
Thanks for the prayers and friendship. 
My test results arrive next week.
More prayers are always much better!


Bill,
Some differences sure, more in common!
My accelerations aren't at 35,000 feet!
Coastguardsmen play in stormy shallow water!

PianoMan,
Your six measures always inspire us!

James, Walt, FLHW, and Tony (and, for you too Bill!)
Souls rise like phoenix toward Heaven!

CCedar
ICTHUS!
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