Happy Birthday ~ War Eagle!

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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 4/1/2008 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Walter,

It's your B-day today, April 2!  I have only one thing to say:


Happy Birthday to You

Happy Birthday to You

Happy Birthday dear War Eagle Walt

Happy Birthday to You

And many mooooorre! yeah

(55) Nickels, Discounts at the Sizzler!!!!  Ignored speed limits.
Good luck on the Chemo today, yuk, on your Birthday. 

Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 4/2/2008 12:53:12 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 4/1/2008 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Very Happy Birthday War Eagle.

Post Edited By Moderator (TC-LasVegas) : 4/1/2008 9:11:02 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 4/1/2008 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the "Double-Nickel Club" Walter.  TC is right.  I've found aging and gray hair to have its benefits.  The last two times I've been pulled over by cops, I got off with warnings.  Once it was for (unintentionally) running a stop sign and the other time for going 13 miles over the speed limit (43 mph in a 30 mph zone) plus having no evidence of insurance with me in the car (it was my wife's car, so it was her fault - lol). 
In both situations, the cops looked like rookies and I think they couldn't stand the idea of giving "grandpa" a ticket.
Whatever.  It worked for me!
Best to ya.  You'll get through this and be fine.
You take it easy,

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

Post Edited (PianoMan) : 4/1/2008 9:38:18 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 4/1/2008 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Warm wishes to you, WE.

Danman Bob
Age 57
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14
Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Despite high Gleason score, cancer was confined to the prostate
Possible post-surgery radiation therapy...decision likely in late April 2008, depending upon PSA at that time
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of March 2008)
Began using Viagra 3 times a week December 2007 to stimulate blood flow
Began using Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy mid-February 2008
Will probably begin using bimix injections in addition to Viagra and pump in May 2008

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   Posted 4/1/2008 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Many more to come Walt...

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 4/2/2008 12:50 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Walt,

Happy Birthday & Many, Many, Many More. As you are celebrating your birthday we will celebrate the 1 year anniversary since Rick's prostrate surgery. I can't beleive a whole year has already passed. I hope you go out with your lovely bride and have a wonderful dinner and totally forget about any cancer or other problems you may have and just enjoy your day with fun!!!!!

My warmest wishes to 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
03/01/2008 PSA 0.3

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   Posted 4/2/2008 2:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Walt,
Many good wishes for your birthday. Hope you have a lovely celebration.   yeah smurf All good things, wishes & prayers for you continuing. Hope all is still going well. cheers, Lana & CJ
Creed_three (Lana & CJ)
Husband CJ aged 50 yrs (49 years at diagnosis and surgery)
PSA (2002) 2.1.  PSA (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. 1st PSA 0.01 (June 07) 2nd PSA 0.02 (Oct 07) undetectable. Next PSA March 08.

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   Posted 4/2/2008 7:42 AM (GMT -6)   

Best wishes for a very Happy Birthday.

1/2005 Dx PSA 26.5 Gleason 7 (4+3) @Age 61
1/2005 Start Casodex and Zoladex
PSA drops to <0.01
7/2005-8/2005 5 weeks of IMRT and then HDR brachy
1/2007 Rad Oncologist orders CT scan of pelvis
because of complaints of pain in both thighs
MRI confirms pain not caused by cancer BUT
1/2007 CT scan of pelvis picks up a nodule at bottom of left lung
5/2007 CT scan of lungs shows 1/2007 nodule has grown and
there are numerous nodules on both lungs.
6/2007 Thoracic surgeon removes wedge of left lung for biopsy
6/2007 Path report says 95% chance of metastatic PCa, but she's
never seen cells like this before.
8/2007 2nd opinion at M.D. Anderson in Houston.
They confirm: mutated PCa, very rare, but seen there 2 or
3 times. Recommendation: have CT scans every 6 weeks
and watch for change. At that point start chemo and will
survive for 22 - 24 months thereafter.
PSA still undetectable, but get Lupron shot to bring T down from 27
2/2008 Trip to Houston – PSA now 0.5 and nodules larger. Lupron shot.

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   Posted 4/2/2008 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   

Have a great day and may you have many more very happy birthdays in your future.

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.

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   Posted 4/2/2008 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy Birthday, Walt, you baby! tongue

You are a wise young man and we gain much from your presence on this forum.

Wishing you many more.

War Eagle,

Tim G
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   Posted 4/2/2008 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
The happiest of birthdays to you, Walt. May this year--your double-nickel--be all that you most hope for!

Age 59  PSA velocity quadrupled in 1 yr (0.6 to 2.6) 
1 of 12 biopsies positive (5%) 
Open surgery June 2006 
Cancer confined to one small area Gleason 5 
PSA's undetectable

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   Posted 4/2/2008 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   

Happy Birthday Walt. 

I must tell you that you join good company in my house.  My first grandkids, twin boys, were born on this day 23 years ago.

Richard  yeah

Retired USAF Richard & Debbie on The Shores of Toledo Bend Lake Louisiana
Neg Bios 1997 & 2000 PSA within considered normal range
11/06 PSA 1.9 PSA 11/07 was 4.9 PSA 12/07 was 7.7 MDA 2/12/08 3.3 On Proscar so shud be doubled
Biospy 1/10/08 Gleason 10, Stage T1C  8 of 12 samples positive all Less Than 5% 
Bone scan 1/17/08 hot spot on ribs, CT shows rib enjury CT CHest 1/30/08 Clear
M.D. Anderson 2/12/08 Gleason 9 - CT Abdomin & Pelvis Clear Recommended Hormone&Radiation
2/19/08 Dr Fagin, Austin, TX did not recommend surgery based on medical history
2/22/08 Contacted U of Florida Proton Therapy Institute - Appt 3/13/08 
3/24/08 PET Scan await results - 4/1/08 Prostascint Scan await results
Preliminary appt UFPTI for 3 day workup 4/14/08 or 4/21/08 depending on when last Scan available
Turn Stumbling Blocks into Steping Stones and Keep Smiling

Doting Daughter
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   Posted 4/2/2008 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
War Eagle/Birthday Boy-
I hope this day is filled with everything good and marks the start of a new chapter! Cheers to many more amazing birthdays!
Today we celebrate you! 
Father's Information
DX July 15, 2007
Age 62 (now 63)
PSA 5.5
Original Gleason 3+4=7 
Post Surgery Gleason- 4+3=7
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin
One positive node
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
T3a N1 M0
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07
Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yr
Radiation started March 03, 2008 7 weeks 5x a week
2 weeks of radiation down!!!

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   Posted 4/2/2008 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy Birthday...and ma-ny moooore!

:>) Swim

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   Posted 4/2/2008 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Walt and happy birthday. I am glad you were able to join the double nickel club along with me too. We have to stick together. Good luck and stay positive.

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 4/2/2008 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   

The “bestest” of birthdays to Walt!!! 


...and many more to come!!!


Thanks for helping the make our forum the great place it is!    yeah  


Kind regards,

Barry ~ (a.k.a. "Idaho")


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

1st PSA  09/11/2007  <0.04 (undetectable)

2nd PSA 12/10/2007  <0.04

3rd PSA  03/17/2008  <0.04

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

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   Posted 4/3/2008 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   

What a day! Chemo in the morning, private little lunch with the wife, aand a surprise birthday party that night. I'm still laughing. What great friends. We stayed up till past midnight. I haven't done that in YEARS. It was worth every

The chemo was round two. We are still trying to understand the dose we are getting every three week. I thing the Oncologist said 165mg. This would be high, so I'm going to check it out and report back. We will get a new PSA by Friday. I'll let you know. The Oncologist said his goal is to get it down to 0.01. Go big guy. I'm with you. Still no big side effects. I did lose 2 pounds and am back down to 220. Aiming for 205 in 6 weeks. Summers coming and I need to look good in my "Speedo". Ugly thought.

Thanks to all who wrote in. Your well wishes make my heart sing. You are great people who show what this forum is all about. Love and caring.

Peace, love, and a big War Eagle to all.


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
PSA 14 2-29-2008 - start chemo on 3/12 
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"

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   Posted 4/3/2008 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   

Happy Birthday

War Eagle!!!

I hope you had a Wonderful Birthday today, and hope for

you to have many, many more…



Diagnosed at age 60
PSA went from 2.2 to 3.8 in 14 months
2 of 14 cores positive at 10%
Gleason 6(3+3), negative DRE, neg. margins
DaVinci surgery on 02/23/06
Last PSA 02/26/08 @ 24 months "0"

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   Posted 4/3/2008 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
HAPPY BIRTHDAY WAR EAGLE: hope your chemo went well. let us know how it went when you're up to it. My prayers are with you. your friend Lifeline

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   Posted 4/4/2008 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   

Happy belated birthday Walt

Think of you often - hope all goes well with the chemo

Love and hugs, Julia

Age - 59
Dianosed - July 07
Gleason 8 (4+4)
PSA - 17
Bone Scan - August 07 revealed mets to spine, neck, rib, shoulder and pelvis
MRI - August 07 revealed seminal vesicle involvement
Treatment - Zolodex started on August 10th
First PSA test November 7th - 2.3
Second PSA test February 7th - 1.1

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   Posted 4/11/2008 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   



  Happy Birthday to  " Walt… "

          Happy Birthday to you…     tongue

                   cool   Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday,

                                Happy Birthday ~ to You!!!! yeah

                 on your special day ... April 2nd...    smurf   


EEEKKKKK...... I'm late but wanted to wish you a Happy Every-Day ~ too! yeah

You are a special man and we so appreciate you sharing your strength with all of us!

Hugs from Lee, Buddy, & Murphy

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 4/11/2008 10:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm in,
Happy Everyday to you
Happy Everyday to you
Happy Everyday dear War Eagle Walter!, and Lee, and Buddy, and Murphy, And the entire membership at HealingWell.....puff...puff....
Happy Everyday to you

yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah



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   Posted 4/12/2008 12:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi War Eagle
Add me to the list. Happy birthday and many happy returns.

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) <.04
PSA test Mar., 08 =.04 

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   Posted 4/12/2008 5:46 AM (GMT -6)   

Age 51 Kent
January 08 PSA 5.2 round of antibiotics went to 4.3
February 08 anpther round of antibiotics went to 4.2
March 17,08 had biopsy, 2 days later told cancer was on
one entire side of prostate.
Gleason 3+3
Doctor thinks its best to get the whole prostate with Perineal  Prostatectomy.
Surgery scheduled for this Thursday April 10th.
Cindy (the wife!!)
Surgery preformed and doing great. Only took 1 1/2 hours. Will know in two weeks about pathology report. Surgeon feels he he got all cancer and confined to prostate. Both nerves were spared.
Home 4-11

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