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Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 5/27/2008 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
A HUGE re-welcome to two very special members.  This welcome is to the Moderator role for which they have chosen to volunteer their time.  Please take the time to welcome them in their new roles...
Doting Daughter ~ Chayna
I remember Chayna coming here in August last year, posting for her father.  She has brought compassionate posts that include knowledgable understanding of prostate cancer.  I believe she will continue to be a great contributor and a great friend.
James C ~ Harold
James C has also been here since August of last year and is a prostate cancer survivor.  He has posted extensively about ED and cancer survival.  His posts have been gentle but to the point.  Also a great friend, we have been provided an excellent new team member.
With Bluebird departing, it would take a strong team effort to adhere to Lee's standard.  As we add these new moderators, I ask that you all understand the roles of moderators here.  This isn't a political cause, it's not a power trip, and it's not for the faint of heart.  This is sometimes a difficult role trying to keep peace in a diverse group.  I just posted a strong reminder of that today.  Please allow these newbies tongue  to settle in by addressing me with any conflict or protest. 
From the Forum Rules-------- nono
Know Your Moderators:

HealingWell.com Community forums and chat rooms are moderated by volunteers that have some special understanding of your health condition.  While they may not have answers to all your questions, moderators are here to help in any way they can.  Moderators have the right to edit or delete posts without prior notice that violate of the rules above.  They are also responsible for keeping promoting participation in the forums and chats.  You can spot a moderator because their posts indicate that they are moderators. We are always looking for new moderators to help with our many disease/disorder topics.  Find more about moderating here.
Each moderator, being human with different life experiences, may see things through slightly different eyes and some variance is to be expected. However, moderators promise to base their decision making on the content of posts rather than personal feelings about the person posting in them.
If you have a question for a moderator on a decision, you can email them and discuss it privately. They may not see things the same way you do, but they are open and approachable.

Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 5/28/2008 12:17:07 AM (GMT-6)

Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 203
   Posted 5/27/2008 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I wasn't aware Bluebird was leaving the forum. Is all ok with Lee and Buddy and family? Just concerned.

Age 51 Kent Cindy 49
January 08 PSA 5.2 round of antibiotics went to 4.3
February 08 another round of antibiotics went to 4.2
March 17,08 had biopsy, 2 days later told cancer was on
one entire side of prostate.
Gleason 3+3
Doctor thinks its best to get the whole prostate with Perineal  Prostatectomy.
Surgery scheduled for this Thursday April 10th. Only took 1 1/2 hours. In recovery 1 hour.  Both nerves were spared.
Home 4-11 - incision looks completly healed on the outside by 4-25
Cath out 4-22 dripping some
5-25 only uses a pad if going out "just in case". No dribbling to speak of.
Cialis 5 mg at night to start. Didn't agree with system. Viagra 50 mg daily. Was having erections but now not I guess due to the fact we can't afford for him to take the Viagra everyday.

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 5/27/2008 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   

She is travelling and has decided to step aside.  What a great friend and contributor.  Please visit her farewell thread below.



Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 5/28/2008 12:19:03 AM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 5/27/2008 10:04 PM (GMT -6)   
As sad as I am to see Lee depart, our two new moderators are a wonderful addition!

Welcome to you both,

Veteran Member

Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 883
   Posted 5/27/2008 11:05 PM (GMT -6)   

    We will greatly miss Mamma Bluebird.  I also appreciate the work of the new moderators.  Having just resigned from 6 years as a Homeowners Association President I understand the thankless jobs they all do.

    Thank You All,


    43 at Dx and Surgery
    PSA 5.7, Biopsy 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate, Gleason 7
    RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved. All Lab's clear. 
    Cathiter in for 28 days due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
    First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006  Undetectable 0.00.
    ED workable and usable with Viagra.
    Feb. 20th, 2007 - Feb. 4th, 2008  Cystoscope, Two Collagen injections,Second Opinion Consultation for Incontinance at OU Medical Center, Bio-Feedback training, Chiropractic, Accupuncture  to try to resolve ongoing incontinance (4-6 pads a day)  All PSA's 0.00.
    Feb. 22nd, 2008 - Surgery to install the AMS AdVance Male Sling.
    March 27th, 2008 - Sling not working, Little or no improvement.
    April 18, 2008 - Collagen injection.  Back to using 4-6 full pads a day within a week.
    May 14, 2008 - Another collagen injection to try to Band-Aid the leaking for our June cruise.  Will start making conusultation appiontments for AUS after we return.

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 5/27/2008 11:31 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Everyone!!!!

While I think it is always sad to say goodbye to someone who has always offered compasion and good advice, I think Mama Bluebird would agree that both of these people will do a great job.  Welcome Chayna & James. I would like to thank you in advance as I too know that this will not be an easy job to fill. It takes good people who care for others to devote so much time to volunteering your valuable time. You are the type of people that make the world go around.

Thank You all 3 moderators


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

Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 5/27/2008 11:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for reaching out Tony! A year ago, I would have never imagined I would be here, but unfortunately my father's diagnosis has made this site a haven for me. I will never be able to repay those of you that have helped my family and I in this journey, but I hope that I can provide the same support for those who will join us on this unfortunate path. I'm forever grateful for the support and friendships made here.
HW is an incredible place and I'm happy to be a part!

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!

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Tim G
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2335
   Posted 5/28/2008 12:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations to the new forum moderators! 

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 5/28/2008 5:34 AM (GMT -6)   
What great new to hear! Chayna, your love and compassion for your dad and others with Pca (and families), is so genuine and helpful - thanks from us for taking this responsibility on. You will be great - absolutely no doubts at all about that! Good luck...
James C (Harold) - you are always a true advocate, and a survivor like my hubby - Thanks to you also,  for keeping the spirit of donation to HW alive, and for your consistent help and advice to all.  We cannot think of a better combination of new moderators.
Thanks to you all, and also to Tony (TC) - a special (very special) person. yeah
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.   
Fortunate to have three (3) "undetectable" PSAs since surgery 1 yr ago.  June 2007: PSA 0.01; Oct 2007:PSA 0.02; April 2008:PSA 0.02.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 5/28/2008 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   

Sounds like we have a great crew!!  Bluebird will be missed but Doting, James C. and Tony will be there for us.  Great news...

Hey Idaho Survivor is still with us I hope...


Post Edited (biker90) : 5/28/2008 2:02:38 PM (GMT-6)

James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 5/28/2008 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the welcome.  I hope I can continue the great tradition of service and caring.  As luck would have it, I am just beginning a 2 week roadtrip, and am reduced to the sorry state of getting onto the internet using AOL on a dial-up connection that is just barely faster than ice freezing.  So far, I have been unable to convince this AOL connection to let me access my Charter Email accounts, so any important email to me may be delayed in getting a response back. 
As unluck would have it, this should do us for any long trips this year, so I will be able to spend the time necessary to cover the comings and goings (on) lol here. 
James C.

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: 3mts- 0, 6mts-0

Veteran Member

Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 5/28/2008 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi all.  Welcome to our new moderators.  Dale and I will miss Lee and Buddy.  We are fortunate for them to live across town from us and will see them when they are not travelling.



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

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