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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 467
   Posted 5/11/2008 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad that you found the site.

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

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 5/11/2008 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   

  tongue    Hi ~ RadRecovery and Loved Ones,


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Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 5/11/2008 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
In another thread RadRecovery said...
Hello Bluenose,
I found this sight yesterday and have also been exploring. I had Radical Surgery in April of 2006.
The decision process for treatment can be daunting. I think this sight will be helpful from what I've seeen thus far. My Gleason score was at 7 and I was told the cancer was aggressive.
Whatever your decision , I wish you the best. It is an tough individual choice,but one that must be made.  So we are the newbies as this is my first post. 
I don't have all the specs. of tests available to me right now but will post them later. 
Stay positive. This may sound strange but in some ways my life/attitude has actually improved !

Radical Prostate Surgery 4/11/2006
Clinical trial participant.
Mixantrone Chemotherapy, Hormone Deprivation Therapy
Goserelin implants w/ Casodex
Viet-Vet, Agent Orange
Current PSA .03
Hello RadRecovery,
And welcome to a great site.  You are already well educated on your disease, but you will still find Love and support here.  Sorry you have to be here, but we sure are glad to have you along.  I too am a G7.  And I too have had additional adjuvant therapies (sans the chemo so far).  I agree with you assessment.  I have said it before.  If I survive this cancer, I will be glad I have had it.  Little things are so much more appreciated.  Below is link to my one year update.  I also have my motto in the last line of my signature.  I live by it.  Talk to you soon and welcome abourd.
One year update:
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:
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 338
   Posted 5/11/2008 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   


Hello Fellow Vet.

Were you in Vietnam and if so are you rated with the VA for Agent Orange Prostate Cancer?

I never had the honor of being in country but supported 5 years of B52 bombing from Guam as a AF Weatherman.

We welcome you here even though we all wish we did not have to be and we wish you the best.

Richard & Debbie yeah yeah tongue yeah yeah

Retired USAF Richard & Debbie on The Shores of Toledo Bend Lake Louisiana
Biospy 1/10/08 Gleason 10, Stage T1C  8 of 12 samples positive all Less Than 5% 
U of Florida Proton Therapy Institute
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
Our Journey is on WWW.GLEASON10.COM

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