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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 2/19/2008 12:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,
Hope you are all well. How fast time flys 1 year ago today my Mom passed away at 1:50 in the afternoon from small cell lung cancer and that same night we were at my mom's house making funeral arrangments when Rick's Doctor called to give us the news that he had prostrate cancer. I must say 2-18-2007 is a day I will never forget.
Today 2-18-2008 was a much better day. In the last year thanks to many of you we have learned so much more about prostrate cancer. We have learned to appreciate what really matters in life, the relationships you build and the people who make a difference in your life and the people who allow you to make a difference in their lives.
Thank you friends for sharing this past year with us. I know I could not have gotten thru this without reading the many posts on this forum and the people who have shared their stories so freely.
Thank You
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

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 2/19/2008 12:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Diana,
You have so much in you that helps make this site beautiful. Thank you for allowing us into your heart. What another beautiful place to be. God Bless you! As Lee says "Sharing is Caring". I am so happy to have you as a friend. (Thanks for the Petra video, very intriguing).

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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FLHW(David E)
Regular Member

Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 201
   Posted 2/20/2008 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
We share anniversaries.....mine is Feb 5th 2005
Dx'd 2/18/05
PSA 219, bone mets, lymph node involvement
Gleason Score: 7
Current (1-28-08)
PSA: 36
Lupron, Nilandron

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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 3/10/2008 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   

smurf    Dear Diana & Rick,

I missed this thread but I know you feel the love that surrounds you ~ no matter where we are or what we are doing throughout a busy day or week. 


Though you cannot always see the bird singing, if you listen with your heart,

you can always hear her song.


mama bluebird continues to watch over you!!

Love from Lee & Buddy

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