Gordy's new car

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Gary H
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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 5/18/2008 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
To move on with life Gordy got himself a new car. I was wanding what everyone else is doing to move on with life. I bought a new John Deere tractor with a loader an backhoe. Did'nt have a real reason to buy it but boy is it fun to help the wife plant flowers now.
 
   Gary
 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)?????


biker90
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   Posted 5/18/2008 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   

Bought my wife a new Mustang...

Jim


njiceman
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Total Posts : 28
   Posted 5/18/2008 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I just got rid of two antiques '72 VW Bug and '53 MG-TD.
Out with the old .... in withthe new!
I'm look'n at a bright RED Porche Boxter. Don't need it! JUST WANT IT!
Do I need any other reason?

Wayne
Age- 59 @ Diagnosis
Diagnosed July 2007
PSA-4.0 (Free psa 11%)
Biopsy August 2007 - 2 of 4 on Right Side with 20%, Stage T1c
Gleason (3+4)
Cat Scan & Bone Scan both Clean
DaVinci Surgery Nov. 26th RWJUH Cancer Center, New brunswick, NJ
11/27/07  Home & on the road to recovery
12/4/2007 Catheter Out!
Pathology Report:  Gleason 3+3=6
                          Stage   T2c
                          Organ contained Negative Margins
1/1/08  Back to Officiating Wrestling
2/27/08 1st Post Op PSA...<0.1 Undetectable
Still using a pad everyday for minor leaks (using Detrol for bladder spasms)
4/1/08 Trying Levitra every other day  very little response :(
5/6/08 Stopped the Detrol....Didn't help anyway.
Response to stimulation getting better for Mr. Happy


CPA
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Total Posts : 655
   Posted 5/18/2008 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   

My wife and I are celebrating our 35th anniversary this year and our good friends down the street are celebrating their 40th.  I spent my 10 days at home with the catheter in researching a 2 week trip for us to all celebrate our anniversaries.  We chose an Alaska Cruisetour with 4 days in Alaska before a 7 day cruise and then 4 days in Vancouver/Victoria/Seattle. 

Not a new car but a great trip we continue to look forward to.  Gives me something to aim for in August to be completely over all the side effects from surgery.  David


Age 55
Diagnosed Dec 2007 during annual routine physical
PSA doubled from previous year from 1.5 to 3.2
12 biopsies - 2 positive with 2 marginal
Gleason 3 + 3 = 6
RRP 4 Feb 08
Both nerves spared
Good pathology - no margins - all encapsulated - Gleason 4 + 3 = 7
Catheter out Feb 13 - wore pad for couple of days - pad free Feb 16
Great wife and family who take very good care of me


Michael's Wife
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 150
   Posted 5/18/2008 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Already had a C6 cool so my husband got a 1990 ZR-1 and spent the first three months of his recovery restoring it. (Not that it needed heavy duty restoring; it only had 1300 miles on it!). Now that he's feeling pretty much back to normal, we've got two weeks scuba diving in Hawaii (Kona and Kauai) planned for September.


Husband: Age 58
Stage: T1c
Gleason: 6 (3+3)
PSA: 4.4
Biopsy: 12 samples, Adenocarcinoma involving 3 cores, right side only (95%, 90%, 30%, discontinuously)

Pre-op prostate study - November 13
Brachytherapy - December 12, 2007
CT Scan - January 11, 2008

So far, so good!


mvesr
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   Posted 5/18/2008 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys. Working on the house. So far a new roof and a (Big Deck). One of these days it's going to be a Corvette!!!

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
 


Roger G
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 150
   Posted 5/18/2008 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to sound morbid, but maximizing my savings just in case things don't work out. I have a 12 and 15 year old.
Age: 43 (2008)
DRE Small Ridge on prostate, PSA 1.5
07/2007: Diagnosed cancer, T2c, Gleason 3+4=7
09/2007: Laparoscopic prostectomy @ Hamilton General, 4 hrs.
              Both nerve bundles spared
              Pathology Report: Tumor confined w/in prostate
              T2c, Gleason is 3+3=6
              Went home with JP drain
10/2007: Made return trip to hospital.  All urine was comming out JP drain.
10/2007: Catheter removed. Next to no leakage
11/2007: 1st PSA <.003 :)
              ED: Started Viagra, no response yet.
12/2007: Had confidence to go padless!!!!!
12/2007: ED:  Stopped Viagra as it's causing hemroid problems.
01/2008: 2nd PSA <.003 :)
              ED: next to no response.
04/2008: 3nd PSA <.003 :)
              ED: next to no response.  Changed the Viagra prescription.
 


DanmanBob
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Total Posts : 467
   Posted 5/18/2008 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   

Bought the wife a new car.  I now drive her old one....

Also, about the time of my prostate surgery a very close friend asked me to go with him to Alaska in late July for 7 days of fishing....9 day trip overall.....so THAT is my treat for myself.  Really excited about the fishing excursion.  Will be my first of this type.


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


Gary H
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 34
   Posted 5/18/2008 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Roger that doesn't sound bad I bought the tractor one month before I found out so it realy is cheating, after we found out we or me decided to cut back on spending also. But I am looking forward to being cancer free then I told her I want a 100hp cab tractor (again I don't have no reason to have it but it would be a fun tractor ride).

Gary
 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)?????


Piano
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 847
   Posted 5/19/2008 12:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Gary H said...
I bought a new John Deere tractor with a loader an backhoe. Did'nt have a real reason to buy it but boy is it fun to help the wife plant flowers now.
 
Gary -- what kind of flowers do you guys grow? Seems an overkill for a few marigolds tongue
Age 63. Other than cancer, in good health; BMI 20
Pre-op: No symptoms; PSA 5.7; Gleason 4+5=9; cancer in 4 of 12 cores
7 March 2008, RRP, non nerve sparing
Two nights in hospital; catheter and staples out after 7 days
Continent, no pads needed from the get-go
Post Op: Stage pT2 M- N-; clear margins and lymph nodes; Gleason 4+4=8; prostate weight: 37gm
6-week PSA: 0
No erections (of course!)
Experimenting with VED and Bimix
 


Roger G
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 150
   Posted 5/19/2008 4:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Gary,

Once I'm pass the 5 year mark, we're thinking nice cruise off the coast of alaska, or the med would be REALLY nice. I bought my wife (yes she wanted one) a nice John Deere a few years ago ;)

Roger


Age: 43 (2008)
DRE Small Ridge on prostate, PSA 1.5
07/2007: Diagnosed cancer, T2c, Gleason 3+4=7
09/2007: Laparoscopic prostectomy @ Hamilton General, 4 hrs.
              Both nerve bundles spared
              Pathology Report: Tumor confined w/in prostate
              T2c, Gleason is 3+3=6
              Went home with JP drain
10/2007: Made return trip to hospital.  All urine was comming out JP drain.
10/2007: Catheter removed. Next to no leakage
11/2007: 1st PSA <.003 :)
              ED: Started Viagra, no response yet.
12/2007: Had confidence to go padless!!!!!
12/2007: ED:  Stopped Viagra as it's causing hemroid problems.
01/2008: 2nd PSA <.003 :)
              ED: next to no response.
04/2008: 3nd PSA <.003 :)
              ED: next to no response.  Changed the Viagra prescription.
 

Post Edited (Roger G) : 5/19/2008 10:46:22 AM (GMT-6)


Gary H
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 34
   Posted 5/19/2008 7:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Piano a few marigolds? Her life is gardening if I don't put the brakes on her our 5 acre lot would be one garden. I have to save some of it for my sand box.

Roger we are also talking a cruise maybe this fall or next spring. But I want to be off this hormone treatment first, an no pads.
 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)?????


Bootheel
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 300
   Posted 5/19/2008 10:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Just got my first PSA and it was undetectable so we celebrated by buying a golf cart so we could watch the beautiful mountain sunsets and be thankfull to be alive to enjoy it. We live on 60 acres in rural southeastern New Mexico.
Age 65
Diagnosed 10/12/07
PSA 6.3
Biopsy 18 core samples, 2 positive <5%
Stage T1a Gleason 6 (3+3)
LRP  1/29/08
Post-op
Gleason 7 (3+4)
1 positive margin (.3cm)
T2C 
5/15/08- 1st Post-Op PSA 0.07 Undetectable


DanielleS
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 57
   Posted 5/20/2008 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
My husband's PCa was considered Stage IV at diagnosis in February 07. We spent two weeks in Hawaii last January and hope to take several trips this summer. We are trying to do things now rather than "some day". Have also added a new puppy to the family who gives us a lot of laughs.

smilingoldcoot
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 338
   Posted 5/20/2008 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
How does a new 38 foot 5th wheel with 4 or 5 slides sound?  Oh, and a new Dodge dually to pull it. 
 
That is Debbie's shopping list.
 
Richard yeah tongue 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 5/16/2008 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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