Life's Journey ~ Thank you for your friendship!

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bluebird
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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 5/18/2008 10:46 PM (GMT -6)   

Dear Forum Friends,

 

Life’s Journey

It’s not easy saying goodbye,

but I want you to know how deeply you’ve touched our lives

and how we wish for you all of your hearts desire.

May happiness and good fortune be yours in life’s continuing “Journey”…

 

Thank you for your friendship along this path we’ve all found ourselves on.  It truly has been a blessing to watch the strength and comfort from so many that are willing to share their journey.

 

HealingWell.com

 is exactly that…. Healing Well ~ together.

Strength, Comfort, Knowledge, & Hope… and sooo much more.

Caring Enough to Share

 

As time moves forward I hope you think of us fondly. 

Our main objective was to share “Our Journey” and take a little stress off Newbies by creating “Direct Links” and “Helpful Hints” to guide them.

I truly feel we accomplished this ~ in more ways than one.

Knowledge gives us POWER….  POWER takes away the fear.

 

Each person has their own unique way of Caring

Thank you for accepting our way….

 

This  Hug is  for  You !!!

Keep  it  close…

 

The past 5 months have been a total blur… due to (positive) Life Changes we’ve made.  My participation the past several months on the forum have been very sporadic.  And there is no way to catch up…  and this truly touches a deep core within me.  Our travels begin in 2 weeks and will go through September.  It is time for me to move on.... to a new stepping-stone at this time.

 

The forum is growing rapidly and it is wonderful to see the “New” members becoming Friends… with the special people who make our forum so powerful.  Stepping-Stones are strengthened because of the friendships made here on HealingWell.

 

Tony *TC-LasVegas and Barry *IdahoSurvivor ~ Thank you for joining me on this side path of Moderating…. And soon you’ll have a few more to help.  yeah

You are true “gentle”men.  Thank you for you!!!

 

Thank you all ~ for allowing the “3 of us” to walk with each of you ~ and for taking our hand in friendship.  You will always be in our thoughts and prayers as we all continue to move forward.

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb179/mamabluebird1955/Stepping-StonestoHealingWell.jpg

 

To each of  ~*You ~ who took our hand and allowed us to walk with you…

     (* You know who you are!!!)

 

Thank you for touching our lives.

“All that you are reaches out and touches others

 in ever-widening circles of friendship.”

 

Touch a life ~ with a Hug

 

This Hug is for You !!!

Keep it close…

 

  Though you cannot always see the bird singing, if you listen with your heart,

you can always hear her song. 

 

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb179/mamabluebird1955/mamabluebird.jpg

 

When you feel a gentle breeze upon your face…

                                   think of us and know we continue to care about “you”.

 

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy and Murphy too!

         

v       bluebird ~  Moderator for Prostate Cancer Forum

June 12, 2007 through June 1, 2008

Member since May 2006

 

 

 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

“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.

 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

     

tongue     Help ~ HealingWell ~ Help "All of Us"

                          Caring is Sharing ~ Please donate....www.healingwell.com/donate    


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

 

v          We invite you to visit our personal thread:  Click Here:  “Our Journey” ~ Sharing is Caring 

April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

4th PSA 2-13-2008 (23 months) Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)


biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 5/18/2008 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Bluebird,

Thank you for your dedication to our journey, you made everyone's path a lot easier. It was your kind words of love and encouragement that have set the tone of this forum. Be assured that you will be missed greatly. We will all hold you gently in our hearts...

Jim
Age 73. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06.  Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C N0 MX. Gleason 3+4.
50 mg Viagra + 1000 mg L-Arginine + .03 cc Trimix = Excellent Results
PSAs from  1/3/07 - 1/17/08 0.00. 
Next PSA test on 7/17/08
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."


Swimom
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1732
   Posted 5/18/2008 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   
:-)  BB,
 
You will be missed but never far away in our hearts. Happy trails to you and Buddy.
 
God Bless,
 
Swim
 


Magaboo
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1210
   Posted 5/18/2008 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Lee & Buddy,
I'm not sure how to express my gratitude and thanks for all your kind, calming and caring words that helped me so much at the beginning of my journey. It saddens me to see you leave as our moderator, but hopefully you will not leave this forum entirely. I'm sure I'll speak for all of us in this group when I say that we will dearly miss your special way of lending a helping hand where needed.  
Many thanks for all you have done and may you future be full of bluebirds.
 
Magaboo

Born Sept., 1936
PSA 7.9
Stage T1C
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7
2 of 8 positive
Open RP 28 Nov 06
Post op staging T3
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06
Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA test Mar., 08 =.04 
 
 


Tim G
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2313
   Posted 5/18/2008 11:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Bluebird--Thank you for all your extraordinary efforts on behalf of this forum.  Its success, friendliness, and ease-of-use are due in no small part to your dedicated work.
 
I hope for you and Buddy every good thing in life.  Take care...Tim

livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 5/18/2008 11:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Bluebird you have been an inspiration to many on healing well and what ever your next endeavor I am sure it will be just as good. WE miss you already.
Have peace and much love my friend

Dale
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
Casodex
Currently on Lupron
I go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America
Married with two kids
 


anniea
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 5/19/2008 12:25 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Mama Bluebird & Buddy, & Murphy

Reading your post is so sad confused I hate goodbyes!!!! I truly hope that you will look in on us from time to time as you have been so warm and helpful to all of us. You are a wonderful caring lady and I know your future travels will be wonderful because people like you make everything wonderful. You will be missed but never forgotten. God Bless You and Buddy. Everytime I see a penny I think of you when you taught me how to count PSA scores.

Thank You for being so kind and giving

Love

Diana


Rick & Diana
Age 68/ 67@ Dx
6-30-06  PSA 2.54
1-22-07  PSA 4.98
1-26-07  PSA 5.09
Diag: 2-14-07 Gleason 8 Stage T1c PSA 5.09
Bone Scan 3-1-07 Clear
3-6-07 Triple Spinal Fusion (due to old back injury)
Radical retropubic surgery 4-2-07  Post surgery Gleason 9 Stage T3a Positive margins
4-29-07 PSA 0.02
6-9-07   PSA 0.02
7-6-07   PSA 0.03
8-1-07   CT Scan & Chest X-Ray   Clean
 9-26-2007 PSA 0.07
11/1/07 PSA 0.1
11/30/07 PSA 0.12
01/31/2008 PSA 0.3
03/01/2008 PSA 0.3
04/28/08 PSA 0.6


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 5/19/2008 4:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Lee, Buddy, & Murphy,
You were there when I came here. Like so many here, you helped me get through a very difficult time. God has blessed us with you friendship. I will not forget it ever. I am no bluebird. But I learned a great deal from you and will do my best to follow your lead. You are my friend. Forever. When in the darkest hour, you need my help, I will be here...And don't be afraid to drop in. Tell us what you see. How you feel. What's on your mind. Just say hello. Good luck in your travels. We shall meet. There is a place. You have been prequalified.

To our members,
Our Forum continues. This great forum is built by it's members. We gain members daily, and we lose some. But we thrive together. Lee has been our moderator for a year. Giving countless hours of Love and friendship. Our job as moderators has a specific distinction that tells a real story. We are volunteers helping cancer patients. Either through the experience ourselves or through our loved ones, we grew here and wanted to give back. I guess for now, Barry and I get the reigns. But this horse knows where it is going already. Two members have been approached to help. But we will consider any that wants to help. But I warn you. This is not as easy at it looks. What Lee did for us was above the call of duty. I can only use her threads to see "What would mama bluebird do?". This great forum will miss mama bluebird.

I wrote this back to Lee this morning,


Mama Bluebird

When my life was scared, when my heart was withered ~ you were there.

When I thought I would not be here today ~ you were there.

When our friends needed a strong leader ~ you were there.

When the right gentleness was required ~ you were there.

No, you could not solve our problems. God will do that. He is always there.

But be it known. You will be missed. You will always be Loved. You have touched so many. You will always have this legacy at HealingWell.

And in my heart. Your next post will be number 2,500.  And you are very welcome. 



With very sincere friendship and Love,

Tony, Ruthie, and "critters"


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!
 
Prostate Cancer Forum Moderator

Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 5/19/2008 3:34:05 AM (GMT-6)


mvesr
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 5/19/2008 5:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Lee and Buddy.

This past year was one of the most difficult of my life. Finding out I had this dreaded disease, trying to decide on treatment, getting prepared for the surgery and finally having the surgery on May 29 2007. You guys have held mine and Dale's hand through this journey so far, and for that I am eternally grateful. My life has returned mostly to normal now. We will miss you here on the forum. but I know you are not far away from us physically and I am sure we will see each other from time to time and I will keep sending you pictures of our precious Gavin. We know you will enjoy your travels. You have been an inspiration to us and we will never forget it.

Mika and Dale
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
 


Cedar Chopper
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 432
   Posted 5/19/2008 5:38 AM (GMT -6)   

Divine Ms. Bluebird,  (Ms. Lee of Post #2499!),

I remember well how you took on the moderator job, and in spite of your reservations (and the required trips to the library computer!), you put your shoulder to the yoke and
   
DID AMAZING THINGS THAT WILL CONTINUE TO HELP SO MANY FUTURE PATIENTS!

While I am always reaching for that ambiguous, humorous remark -
  - I really do plan reunions with you & Buddy (& Mika, Tony, Susan, Vicki, Bill, Jim, Selmer, Creed, Barry, ...
...  und so weiter ...) at the pool at the "Y!"

Ms Bluebird:  (paraphrased from Dichos de Amor)
     Keep your beak pointed to the skies. 
  Fly to the highest point. 
  And, sing!

***************************

♫  Though you cannot always see the bird singing, if you listen with your heart,

you can always hear her song. 

When you feel a "gentle breeze" upon your face…

think of us and know we continue to care about "you".
***************************
Lee, Buddy, & Murphy -   in life's travels, I will always keep your feeders full!

Love,   CCedar.    ICTHUS!
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!

James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 5/19/2008 6:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Aw, geez, you done ruined my day. I know you'll be around for backdoor help if called upon, and wish you two luck, life, and love. You've been the glue that binds, an inspiration to all of us. Enjoy life......
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,


jwb187
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 101
   Posted 5/19/2008 6:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Mrs. Bluebird...It is sad to see you leave but as all things change over time we must move on. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to this forum, you have been an inspiration to me and I'm sure to all the others on the forum...good luck in your future endeavors. JWB.
age: 62
PSA 4.57 - Positive DRE
Biopsy 3-19-07 - Gleason 4+4=8
Negative bone scan 3-20-07
DaVinci 4-24-07
Catheter out 5-01-07
post op pathology:
positive margin left side of prostate
left seminal vesicle involved (both removed)
No lymph node involvement
New gleason score 9
T3B....radiation consult on 5-9-07.
June 5, 2007 1st psa post surgery 0.62
June 27, 2007 second psa post surgery 0.59
June 27, 2007 started Lupron injection (24 mos)
September 6, 2007 scheduled to be marked and prepped for radiation therapy.
Start IMRT therapy on September 13, 2007.
September 26,2007 psa test .08
Finished IMRT therapy October 31!!!
January 17, 2008 psa test .<.05!!!!
April 8, 2008 psa test .<.05!!!!


lawink
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 621
   Posted 5/19/2008 6:20 AM (GMT -6)   

Ohhh Lee & Buddy . . .you will be greatly missed.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your kind words and for the hours and hours of work you put into making this forum the best around and so much easier to manoeuver for the newbies.  It has become so much easier to find any information.

It is sad to say goodbye for sure.  Please do drop by as time permits just to say hi and add a gentle "regular member's" message to warm our hearts.  yeah yeah

o) Linda & Bob

PS . . . Enjoy your travels . . this is a very special time for you and Buddy . . . we know how blessed we feel to be cancer free and able to travel together. . . .enjoy!!


Post Edited (lawink) : 5/19/2008 5:23:44 AM (GMT-6)


GreenAcres
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 474
   Posted 5/19/2008 7:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Mama B - you're one of our heart's treasures. You know where to reach us - please do.

KrisP
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 162
   Posted 5/19/2008 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi bluebird,

All the best in your new journey and may you achieve everything you asked for. Sad to see you leave but life goes on. Its been eleven weeks since my diagnosis and joining this GREAT FORUM and you have helped me immensely. I know I would not have gotten through this without the help and advice from folks like you on this forum.

Take care and God Bless.

Kris
Biopsy done 3/2008
Pathology report: Gleason 6 (3+3), involving left lobe
DRE=15gm with indurated left base and mid prostate
Cores positive: left base medial, left base lateral, left mid medial and left mid lateral (4 of 12)
Clinical stage t2b.
Prostate Carcinorna 185
DaVinci Surgery on 4/21/2008 in Austin by Dr Randy Fagin.
Pathologist report upgraded to a Gleason 7 (3+4)
Clinical stage upgraded also to a T3a
Margins Clear


myman
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 5/19/2008 8:00 AM (GMT -6)   
oh boy...sigh...wow...gulp!

I came to HW after my husband's "failed" surgery. I lurked long before I posted and felt very unsure about even being here. You made me feel that I had a place here and a story to share and I'm very grateful for that.

Your persistence in getting information and sharing it with all here, even making it easy to go to one place (second post from top):

Prostate Cancer Resources and Direct Links to Sites, Videos, Books, etc. to help with your research!

has been a tremendous help. It should be REQUIRED reading! ;-)

Because I know how you are - you will be checking in on us and we'll be looking for you, too!

Much happiness to you, your Buddy & Murphy,

Susan & Don
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


Jim-N1BRP
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 165
   Posted 5/19/2008 8:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Bluebird,

I wish you, Buddy & Murphy, all the best on your new adventures and travels. You were there for me and still are. What can I say you will be missed but not forgotten? I must thank you for all the support you have given me both in forum and personal. As you know I have had a calling also to start a new adventure. I’ll post a special request now for you to mark the first weekend of next May so we can meet up in Stowe, VT at “The Weekend of Hope”.

Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 5/19/2008 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Mama Bluebird-
You have taken us all under you wing at a time that has been extremely difficult in our lives. I can't thank you enough for your support, time and love. When I was first lurking in this forum, you sent an invite to share my story and I was just looking for a few answers and was planning on being on my way. Your invite encouraged me to share, to stay. I have learned so much from this forum, made so many friends and found a place to feel safe in sharing my fears about this disease. I will be forever grateful, forever touched by your warmth. Please know that if your travels bring you to Seattle, you will have a friend. Best wishes and enjoy your flight!


Chayna
DX July 15, 2007. PSA 5.5
Age 62 (now 63)
Original Gleason 3+4=7, Post-Op Gleason- 4+3=7,
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin, One positive node. T3a N1 M0.
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07, Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yrs
Radiation March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
Praying for a cured dad. First PSA 3 months!


Ken S
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 120
   Posted 5/19/2008 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Lee,

Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything that you've brought to this fantastic site (the reason this site is fantastic is because of fantastic people like you).

May all of your and Buddy's travels be filled with pleasure and joy.

Ken
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


beachbum50
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 292
   Posted 5/19/2008 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   

BlueBird, It was just a short year ago next Month that I learned I had joined the club that no one ever wants to join. In my search for answers for what I should do next, and in qyite a bit of fear I found this wonderful web site, and your friendly welcome.Lee, you shared Buddy's journey with each of us, and we exchanged Murphy pictures for those of Libby's pups that came four days after my surgery.  I am happy that you will all be enjoying a new chapter in the journey, but sad we will be losing each of you! Thank you for all you have done, and may God bless each of you wherever you may go.

Beachbum yeah


Beachbum
 
PSA 10 June 2007
Biopsy July 2, 15 of 16 samples positive
T2C
3+3=6
prostate weighed 40 grams
Di Venci 10/09/07, four hours on table, 3 in recovery
Total time in Hospital: 29 hours
Record for Dr. Lance, 70% of prostate had cancer, but NO spread, clean margins,Clean nodes,
First PSA at 5 weeks, UNDETECTABLE!
Catheter out at seven days, dry from hour one!
Second PSA 19 weeks post op, UNDETECTABLE 2/11/2008
Third PSA 5/12/08, six months post op, UNDETECTABLE
The Lord has truly Blessed me.


DanmanBob
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 467
   Posted 5/19/2008 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   

Ms. Bluebird,

Thanks from the bottom of my heart for all of your hard work and kindness.

All the best for you and your husband.

DanMan


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


Pete trips again!
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1899
   Posted 5/19/2008 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   

BB,

I've been out of town for a while and off the board as far as posting for longer but I do check out the site to see whats happening now and then. I opened up today to see you are leaving!!!

I'll never forget the days when I was in so much pain and you were always there with your kind words to cheer me up. I can't tell you how much you and some others ment to me back then. Thank you for all you've done, I'll never forget you. You and Buddy will always be in my prayers!

Have a great trip and be safe,

With much love,

Your friend,

Pete


55 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. Testosterone Theropy (Testim Gel)since 12/06. Fighting to stay upbeat daily, I am's what I am's and that's all that I am's! (Popeye)  55 and still alive!!!


Gordy
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 528
   Posted 5/19/2008 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't go!

-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.


Dutch
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 400
   Posted 5/19/2008 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   

BluebirdL

There is no THANK YOU big enough for all you have done for this forum and its participants.  You took what was merely a question and answer forum and made it into a "family".  Your ideas for the special links are so helpful to many.  May you and Buddy's travels be safe and please stop in from time to time to say "hi".  We will not forget you.

Dutch and DutchESS


Diagnosed Feb 2001  (Age 65)  Currently 72
PSA 4.8      Gleason 3+3=6      Stage   T2b
Completed Proton Therapy @ Loma Linda - 2001 - No side effects.  My journey is at: http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=727565
7yr PSA - 0.2
Our responsibility now is to educate men about Pca, PSA and the importance of early detection. 
 
 
 


jetguy
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 741
   Posted 5/19/2008 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Lee, I expect that you will understand the intensity of the love and gratitude that I express in the next sentence.
 
Where would the jetguy be without his bluebird?
 
In tears of sorrow and great joy,
 
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.

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