Norski we wish you well

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Bob & Wife
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 4/23/2008 10:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hoping all is well in your second week of radiation.
Bob & Bob's wife
Age 59
12-10-05 Diagnosed PSA 1.7 T2b Nodule felt.
1-30-06 Surgery, nodes & margins clear
Post op Gleason 8  T2c 4+3 PSA .04
12-07 PSA jump .14 changed doctors
Nodule found biposy negative
PSA .16
PSA .17
4-3-08 PSA .32 ouch
4-15-08 Returned to orgininal doctor about psa jump. Nodule size increased.

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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 4/24/2008 2:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Norski,

I second Bob's wife's wishes. Thinking of you this week. Hope all is going well with you.
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 17th April 2007 (Sydney, Australia).
Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7.  Cancer confined. 1st PSA 0.01 (June 07) 2nd PSA 0.02 (Oct 07) undetectable. 3rd PSA 0.02 (April 08) undetectable.

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 4/24/2008 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the well wishes and so far so good, as of this mornings treatment I am 1/4 complete with the salvage radiation treatments. If everything is on schedule it doesn't take long, I check in with my little card that I scan and let's them know I am there, sit down read a little bit out of the golf magizine and wait for them to come get me. It's about a 30 minute drive for me into the clinic and my appointment is at 8:15 AM so if all is well I can usally be back into work by around 9:15 AM, it's nice having it first thing and then I have the rest of the day. The staff in very freindly and I wish the well each moring and hope they have good luck with thier aim and shot that morning. It will be interesting as I enter about week 4 or so that's when they told me side effects are most likely to happen, we shall see. I will continue to up-date how I am doing and keep you all in my prayers also. Bob's wife as I said I will lead us into this next phase and we will both come out fine. I will be interested in keeping track of your next steps as well. But for now I stay active and have not been slowed down yet by the treatments, my two kids want to have me work with them on thier pitching everyday, sometimes it is good it rains, I don't make that great of a catcher anymore.

Take care
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 Surgery 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
1st & 2nd Post PSA Blood Test .1 and less - Undetectable
3nd Post PSA Blood Test 01-17-07 .3
March 27th PSA .4 Begin Salvage Radiation April, 14 2008
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 4/24/2008 11:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Norskie,
We are keeping you close as you continue to move forward ~  each step counts on the path we find ourselves on.  Traveling with friends make things much smoother.  Sending extra strength (to catch those baseballs : )
Hugs from Lee & Buddy

“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.

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   Posted 4/25/2008 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   

good morning Norskie. I have been thinking about you and praying that all treatments will provide you with the life and strength you need to sustain a wonderful life with your family. Here is a quote I often use in my speechs. "The only thing that stands between a person and what they want in life is the will to try it, and the faith to believe it possible" I believe that your treatments are going to be a huge success and that God will use you as his cheerleader for hope and inspiration for others.

peace love and grace


My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 46 (current)
My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes was 4+4=8
I had 44 IMRT's
Currently on Lupron
I go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America
Married with two kids

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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 219
   Posted 4/25/2008 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   


I am glad that you are doing well with the radiation. My side effects didn't start until about week 5, but were greatly reduced after 2 weeks post radiation. Keep walking and working out, it will help a bunch. Keep up the good work and great attitude.

Prayers are coming your way.

War Eagel, baby.


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 
PSA 10.86 4/24/2008 round three chemo
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"

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