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   Posted 4/15/2008 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey ~ Lana & CJ,

Thinking of you!


Keeping you close as you wait for results of your current PSA testing!!!

Keeping a lookout for your thread!!!

Hugs from Lee & Buddy


(I’ll delete this thread...once your thread appears….   tongue )

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 4/16/2008 12:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Dearest Lee,

I logged in here today thinking of all my friends on the forum, and especially Biker! This is because the blood has been taken this morning (3rd PSA) and we have consulted with NEW family doctor. So the wait begins and the anxiety tries to emerge; and I would dearly appreciate your prayers, as this is about the only time I would like to cry and scream at the same time. I am not doing either of course.

CJ is pretty calm as always - however he is QUIET.... a sure sign it is on his mind. Our son is on school holidays which is a happy distraction. Tomorrow I have the day off work, and am going to Uni which will keep me busy and distracted (Yes... I have now started those post-grad studies). CJ is touched and grateful for your kindness in remembering him today. He too just read this post as I was replying. One year apppointment with Specialist scheduled for 28th May coming up - hoping it will be fine as long as this PSA is.. tomorrow (17th) is the one year anniversary of his surgery..

Thank for your thoughts as always - they are so appreciated, and yes I will post the result as soon as I have it. I hope of course for another miracle. Love to you all, Lana
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: 15th April 08.

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 4/16/2008 12:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Lana and CJ,

Waiting. I hate it too. Seems like half of recovery is spent waiting. But we have to ask ourselves if we have done everything possible to insure a successful outcome. And you have. Physically, mentally and spiritually. Preparation is in our hands. Outcomes are up to God. When we do our part, He does his.

The love and support that we all send you will always be there. Just drop in and read a few posts and be assured that we are all right there with you.

Congrats on a year of recovery. And best of luck with the upcoming appointments. We can all get well together...

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.
50 mg Viagra + 1000 mg L-Arginine + .03 cc Trimix = Excellent Results
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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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 219
   Posted 4/16/2008 6:37 AM (GMT -6)   

Lana & CJ,

The waiting reminds of a song we do. The title is "Still". I goes like this......"for I will be still and know you are God". It's hard to wait, but that's what we are all good at here at HW. You are in our prayers for the new PSA. Big goose egg.

Just to let you know, our group is working on your song. Still composing, but it will come soon. Have you had a chance to get your's written down? If so, send it to me.

Love and peace,


Age: 55 ( still alive at 55)
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
PSA 12.82 3/1/2008 round one chemo
PSA 12.24 4/2/2008 round two chemo 
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"

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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 162
   Posted 4/16/2008 6:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lana & CJ,
I can attest also that the waiting is the hardest part. I'm sure the PSA result will be in your favor. Good luck and all the best. I can't wait for my one year post surgery.
My surgery is still on for Monday 4/21/08 in Austin by Dr Fagin. I've done the pre-op tests past Monday and is waiting now for the big day. Will keep you all posted.
Biopsy done 3/2008
Pathology report: Gleason 6 (3+3), involving left lobe
DRE=15gm with indurated left base and mid prostate
Cores positive: left base medial, left base lateral, left mid medial and left mid lateral (4 of 12)
Clinical stage t2b.
Prostate Carcinorna 185
Urologist recommended no bone scan but I did anyway and result is negative.
Surgery schedule on 4/21/2008 in Austin by Dr Randy Fagin.

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   Posted 4/16/2008 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I've always hated a kid. Then it was because what I wanted to happen wasn't happening soon enough - period. Now, it's the same BUT added to that is fear, plain and simple. It's a battle we all try to find ways to fight and hope that we come up winners. That's how it is.
So, dear Lana & CJ as you wait, know that you have a group of friends here who completely understand. Waiting, well it sucks.

KrisP - We'll be thinking of you, too. You have a great doctor in Fagin and before you know it, you'll be in recovery and sharing your good news with us!

All the best,
Husband Diagnosed 11/17/05 Age: 63 PSA: 7.96 No Symptoms
2/09/06: LRP - Post Pathology - Gleason 4+3 Stage T2b NO MX
3 mo. PSA: 11.8 Stage T3a
6 mo. PSA: 18.8 Stage IV Systemic w/ distant lymph node involvement
Start HT - Lupron 3 mo. shots
12/06/06: PSA 0.8
03/07/07: PSA 0.3
PSA - Undetectable since 6/07/07

Link to journey:

Pete trips again!
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1899
   Posted 4/16/2008 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi CJ & Lana,

I'm sorry for your trying times, my prayers are with you. I don't post much here anymore as it's been so long since my surgery but when I see old friends that are hurting I have to step up>

God bless you both,

Your friend,


55 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 (Testim Gel)since 12/06. Fighting to stay upbeat daily, I am's what I am's and that's all that I am's! (Popeye)  55 and still alive!!!

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