Cedar Chopper ~ You have just been hugged by a bluebird...

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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 4/28/2008 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   

tongue  Hey , Cedar Chopper


You’ve just been HUGGED by  *bluebird

 ( Lee, Buddy & Murphy too! )



Just wanted you to know!!! 

I’ve missed you…. and hope you’ll be back soon…

You are a great member to HealingWell.  Thank you for you!!

Keeping you close ~ in thoughts and prayers.

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 4/28/2008 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Cedar!
I'm so glad Lee posted cause I was thinking I haven't seen you too much on the board!
I, too, appreciate your kindness and desire to help all of us - that comes through in your loving responses.
I hope all is well, Cedar.


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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 4/30/2008 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Cedar,

You are always in my prayers when I think of this forum, and those I know here. Your advice and support (and wit!) over the past year has been so valued. Hope all is well with you, and I hope those Sunday school children which I imagine you teach so very well, are behaving themselves too. Take care Cedar!
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.

Tony Crispino
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Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 4/30/2008 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Cedar,
Hope you'll stop back by. Thank you for your continued EM's and support on my site. It is great to know you and have your friendship. Please keep sending me the class updates. I have learned much from you and read everything I receive. May God Bless you.

(your adopted son)

Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
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. 
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
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Cedar Chopper
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 432
   Posted 5/2/2008 4:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Ms. Blue, Ms. Susan, Ms. Creed, Mr. Tony, (You too, Ms. Swim!), Mr. Walt, Mr. Bill,
 - and Friends,

I still have no cell phone, no cable, no computer at home....
My boss asked me to curtail "chat rooms" on the work computer....
It's not my use of time at issue (I'm a certified salaried work-a-holic...)
   - but rather the leadership issue - around those challenged in productivity.

Still, the boss encourages my computer work with my class. 
The business I work for "adopts" over half the public schools in Texas every year -
  - with each school getting thousands of dollars and (many!) other perks.
While these schools are all pretty much secular, my boss has adopted my Sunday School class as well - for the last 19 years!

This is by way of saying, I'd love to keep in touch with any of you interested by email.
Tony gave me a heads-up that "The Devine Ms. Blue" was sending out this shout to me.
If you would like to stay in touch, please let Ms. Blue or Mr. Tony know that you would like my email address.

To all of you new warriors here, I encourage you to search the archives Ms. Blue has brought to life on this site. 
Many friends here move on to other challenges and opportunites in their lives.
However, they left some gems in these archives about so many things: the treatment decision process (StrictlyInc!), diet (Selmer!), E.D., Proton Beam, etc.

The treatment Decision tree process is changing so fast!  I find even the advice I'm giving my relatives newly diagnosed outdated. 
With new opportunites at work taking so much of my time and focus, I haven't been able to keep up with the latest PC research. 
For example, I noticed this symbiosis developing:  That most new Proton Beam facilities are being 60% funded by PC patients that require very little machine time.  PC patients are getting leading edge technology and allowing those that need this technology most more access. This could weight one's decision toward Proton Beam treatment.

Ms. Creed, why did I disconnect my doorbell?
Why, to receive the No-Bell prize, of course!

It has been almost 15 months since my surgery.  All tests and physicians suggest I am cancer free.  To those of you just beginning this fight or still facing this threat, I offer you encouragement and my prayer:


I remember finding this site (my physician's idea) when I was weak, bored, scared, and tied to my catheter.  The friends I found here lifted my spirits in so many ways.
Thanks to you all.

May YHWH's Love be with you, always  - in the Son!


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.  PSA: 6 mths <.003  :)   9mths <.008
:)  1 Yr <.008 :)
At 1 yr, ED treated with 100mg Viagra Often -  5 Year Colonoscopy 19FEB08:  Clear!
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Cedar Chopper's Page & Updates ~ Radical Prostatectomy ~ Feb '07
"Zen and the Art of Orchestral Erectile Function"

"Zen and the Art of Symphonic Continence"

Post Edited (Cedar Chopper) : 5/2/2008 3:53:03 AM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1732
   Posted 5/2/2008 6:58 AM (GMT -6)   
:-)   :-) :-) :-) Cedar Chopper!!! Your posts are always so cheerful, with just a touch of color. I look forward to them each day. Thanks you for being our very own touch of sunshine. scool

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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 219
   Posted 5/2/2008 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   


You are a true leader here at Healing Well. You lead by example. Your faith and stewardship of God's gifts are the examples we all need to follow. Thanks for counting me as one of your Sunday School students. I look forward to the news letter each week.

Stay here as often as you can. So many need your support, advise, humor, and prayers.

Be blessed and have a Huge War Eagle day.

Your friend and brother in Christ,


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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