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Gordy
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 528
   Posted 5/10/2008 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
There are, unfortunately, a lot of newbies here on the site and they won't know what I'm talking about, but, perhaps some of the "old timers" will remember my talking about the end of my car lease. I was so depressed about my condition that I couldn't imagine signing a new lease at the end of my present lease in June 2008 because I didn't think I'd live long enough to see it through to its end.

Well...thanks to Carol and Gina (remember them?), and all you good folks here who showered me with support, prayers and good wishes, my head is in a completely different place. So much so, that I ordered a new car (the latest model of the one I have now, only instead of this one's black, the new one is Atomic Orange). It arrived at the dealership yesterday, we looked at it this morning and will pick it up during the week.

I'm now convinced I'll outlive the lease, but, should the worst happen, at least I'll go out in an Atomic flash!

Thanks to all of you.

-Les
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.


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 5/10/2008 12:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Good deal.....Live life, look forward, keep on keeping on.  A new car is bound to be a confidence booster as well as  alittle ego stroker....lol..Good for you, glad you are moving ahead..

James C.  
Help support the forums so they can support you:  http://www.healingwell.com/donate  
Age 60 
4/19/07   PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/11/07   Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07   Path report:  3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6. 
9/24/07   (Open) Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed 
9/26/07   Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07  ED- begin 50mg Viagra and Vacurect pump nightly, Fully continent
1/14/08   Caverject started/stopped, aching.  2/24/08 .5ml Bimix started-success
5/7/08     ED- Viagra, pump, no response- Trimix .075ml continues
              Post-surgery PSA's:  3 mt:0, 6 mt:0,


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 5/10/2008 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news, Les,
I Love the fact that you gettin' busy livin', too. I made the decision when I was first told they probably won't cure me. I live a much more fullfilled life these days and find keeping myself busy is a great way to keep the negative thoughts away. it has worked perfectly. I am driving a new Deisel Pick Up, a great RV, and working hard for an uncertain future. But I am doing great. And so are you. You are one of the best stories here. You have helped many others in great ways. You deserve to enjoy these things and live life to the fullest. If I'm not mistaken, you're in a Vette. Ride on,,,,,and right on!

Your friend,

Tony
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
Visit my Journey at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
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smilingoldcoot
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 338
   Posted 5/10/2008 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Les
 
What an attitude! Hope to meet you someday.
 
We are looking at getting a new or newer 5th Wheel RV when we return home after treatment.
 
I have a new website.  www.gleason10.com
 
I hope no one objects to my placing links to blogs and websites on my site. 
 
Hopefully the site while simple and mainly our journey it will offer hope and information to others who may find themselves looking into a dark tunnel and needing a ray of light.
 
Richard (aka smilingoldcoot) & Debbie
 
yeah   tongue yeah tongue 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 Indicated possible lyphm node involvement
4/1/08 Prostascint Scan indicates no lyphm node involvement
UFPTI  3 day workup April 29th and 30th and May 1st.
Urologist feels nodule during Proton marker seed implant Stage T2A
5/2/2008 LUPRON & Casodex
IMRT to start 5/15/2008 for approx 4 weeks with Proton to follow for approx 4 weeks
Turn Stumbling Blocks into Steping Stones and Keep Smiling


biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 5/10/2008 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Les,

Get in that baby and gas it!!!  Just like you do the rest of your life...

Jim


Gordy
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 528
   Posted 5/10/2008 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, Jim, I frequently have gas. (My hearing's going, too!)

Thanks guys.

And, yes, Tony, it's a Vette. I figured - what the heck.

-Les
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.


jetguy
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 741
   Posted 5/10/2008 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   

Atomic Orange is an appropriate color for the new you, Les.  I am happy for you and proud of you.  Way to go!

Regards,

Bill


August of 2006, PSA up to 4.2 from 2.7 one year ago. 
October free and total PSA 12% free and 5.0 total.
A month, or so later, 4.7.
Late in the year decide on Image Guided IMRT.
Begin 43 treatments on January 23, 2007 and finish on March 23.
Four month post treatment PSA is 1.9.
Seven month PSA is 0.8.


Gordy
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 528
   Posted 5/10/2008 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Bill.

I know you can't make it, but I'll be down there from Sunday afternoon, June 8 thru Tuesday afternoon, the 10th.

Stay well.

-L
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.


Tim G
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2299
   Posted 5/10/2008 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great, Les!  I am glad to hear that you are doing well and are going for the gusto with the new car.  You have a new lease on life.  Thanks for your example of courage and perseverance and hope!  Tim

Gary H
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 34
   Posted 5/10/2008 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Gordy I am new to the site so I never got to meet you. I want to bow to you, I have always wanted to get one but other things always put it on the back burner. I'll so my wife (CFO) this post just to give her a little hint. Keep the positive additude. May be I can get your lease trade in when you get your next one,
 Age 48
 PSA 46 Oct (07)
 Gleason 3+4=7
 Biopsi 11 of 12 pos.
 DaVinci Jan 08 Dr W. Johnston
 Evanston Northwestern Illinois
 Post Op  PSA .7
 Started Lupron April 1st
 Radiation June (08)?????


myman
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 5/10/2008 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Just got back from working in PA and saw this post - had a big smile on my face by the time I got to the end!
Les - I'm so proud of you. You've helped more people than you'll ever know.

Happy Trails,
Susan
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:
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=826731


Gordy
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 528
   Posted 5/10/2008 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Tim - Thank you. If it rubs off on someone else I'll be very happy.

Gary - Three years go by very quickly - tell the CFO I'll keep it in great shape for you.

Susan - Aw shucks. Thank you, as always.

-Les
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.


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 5/10/2008 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I think you should have an Atomic Orange cocktail to toast your new car!! May your miles all be sweet!!!
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-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
8 weeks of radiation down!!!
Praying for a cured dad. First PSA 3 months!


Gordy
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 528
   Posted 5/10/2008 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Doting - Thank you. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for your dad and for all of us.

-Les
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.


norskie
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 5/10/2008 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Gordy

Keep up the great attitude, each day is a wonderful experience and you will have many more of them to live and race around in that new Atomic Orange set of wheels. Live well!!

Norskie
norskie
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.


GreenAcres
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 474
   Posted 5/11/2008 6:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh, Gordy, you're making our mouths water here. Atomic orange, eh? (Our history is a slew of 67-68s and a Greenwood conversion once upon a time.)

While we have had more than a few chuckles around here over some of your comments to the newbies, today, you're reminding me to move it forward and draw each day out with pure joy - and one for you that includes a 'vette, no less!

Cheers!
Husband: Age 67
PSA had doubled in 14 mos to 4.3/Gleason 6
da Vinci 8/06 in Austin with Dr. Randy Fagin
Post surgical path shows encapsular penetration; possible bladder neck involvement.
PSAs remain undetectable; no further treatment at this time.
Next PSA: April 08


mvesr
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 5/11/2008 6:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Gordy. This is such an event. A new Atomic orange vette!!! Did you get a Z06? I am so jealous. One day I hope to own one too. This has really made my day. Keep in touch. By the way, how close are you to New York City? The wife and I are visiting our daughter there next month.

Take care

Mika
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
 


Gordy
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 528
   Posted 5/11/2008 7:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Norskie and Greenacres. In the end, it really comes down to this: I've decided it's much better this way than the other. Better for me and better for Carol, who I think, was even more freaked out than I, if that's possible.

A Greenwood Vette, eh?

No Mika, just a plain old 430 horsepower coupe is about all I can handle. We're near the Western edge of NJ, just 20 miles from PA.

-Les
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.


Ken S
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 120
   Posted 5/11/2008 7:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow!! All I got out of the deal was a new bike ... Hey honey come take a look at this post.
Age 54 (2006)
PSA: 2005 - 3.2, 2006 - 3.7
Biopsy 8/06, Gleason 6 (3+3), T1c
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy 11/3/06
Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket, RI
Post-Op Biopsy, still Gleason 6 (3+3),
T2c, right apical margin positive
CT Scan 1/07, tumor discovered on right
kidney (unrelated to PCa)
Partial Nephrectomy 3/9/07
R.I. Hospital, Providence, RI
IMRT (37 Treatments) 4/23/07 - 6/14/07
PSA: 11/07 - less then 0.01
4/08 - 0.04


Gordy
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 528
   Posted 5/11/2008 7:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Ken-

Want me to speak to her? You deserve more than a bike.

-Les
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.


Tony Crispino
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 5/11/2008 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
This thread is blessed...LOL. But I feel cheated. I only got a new diesel PU in October. Ruth...Cmere!!! Look what Les got...

Tony
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
Visit my Journey at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
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Gordy
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 528
   Posted 5/11/2008 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
When we have the big reunion I keep dreaming about, I'm going to be in such trouble with your wives!!!

And Tony, what's wrong with a new diesel pickup - that's not just chopped liver, ya know!

-Les
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.


DanmanBob
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 467
   Posted 5/11/2008 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   

Congratulations on the new Corvette!!!

Once I recovered enough from my back to back surgeries, my wife got a new car and I got the privilege of inheriting her 7 year old vehicle.

Just call me hand me down Dan....lol.

God bless you Les on your journey.

DanMan Bob


Danman Bob, Born 1951
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14; Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Post-op pathology stated that cancer was confined to the prostate
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of late April 2008)
100 MG Viagra 3 times a week beginning December 2007
Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy beginning mid-February 2008
30 MG papaverine/1 MG phentolamine bimix injections beginning late April 2008
Five week post-op PSA 0.2, five month post-op PSA 0.1, next test August 2008


Gordy
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 528
   Posted 5/11/2008 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey DanMan Bob - Now that I'm a "the glass is half full" kinda guy, I would say you were lucky-she could have traded in the old car.

Thank you for the good wishes.

-Les
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.


BillyMac
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 1858
   Posted 5/11/2008 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Good on ya, Flash. You are the man! yeah
1/05 PSA----2.9 3/06-----3.2 3/07-------4.1 5/07------3.9 All negative DREs
Aged 59 when diagnosed
Biopsy 6/07----4 of 10 cores positive for Adenocarcinoma-------bummer!
Core 1 <5%, core 2----50%, core 3----60%, core 4----50%
Biopsy Pathologist's comment:
Gleason 4+3=7 (80% grade 4) Stage T2c
Neither extracapsular nor perineural invasion is identified
CT scan and Bone scan show no evidence of metastases
Da Vinci RP Aug 10th 2007
Post-op pathology:
Positive for perineural invasion and 1 small focal extension
Negative at surgical margins, negative node and negative vesicle involvement
Some 4+4=8 identified ........upgraded to Gleason 8
PSA Oct 07 <0.1 undetectable
PSA Jan 08 <0.1 undetectable
PSA April 08 <0.1 undetectable

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