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biker90
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   Posted 5/31/2008 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Les,
 
You told me in my bad news thread that you and I are in the same boat.  You bet we are!!!  And I'm rowing like h*** for you now and you can row for me in a few weeks...
 
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."


livinadream
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Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 5/31/2008 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I did not read Les' thread, but whatever it is I am counting on you two guys to continue to be our guiding light. We need the hope and inspiration you guys have. Anything we can do let us know.

peace and love
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
latest PSA 5-27-08 0.11
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%
 


Gordy
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 528
   Posted 5/31/2008 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Jim and Dale.

Even in a funk, I can row like hell, so you can count on me.
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.


mvesr
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 5/31/2008 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Les and Biker.

Please keep up the fight

Mika
age at dx 54 now 56
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
 


Dutch
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 400
   Posted 5/31/2008 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   

Gordy & Biker:

Can we all have an oar and help you row???  You are both in my thoughts.

Dutch


BillyMac
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Total Posts : 1858
   Posted 5/31/2008 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Biker and Gordy,
Plainly and simply, you two are a bloody inspiration!
Bill
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


Gordy
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Total Posts : 528
   Posted 5/31/2008 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Guys.

I can't speak anyone else, but all I'm doing is what I've told others to do for many, many years - that is to try to be strong and to not give up. It's not so easy when the shoe is on the other foot and I'm more surprised than anyone else at how I've been able to deal with my situation. There are times, my last visit to Houston in February, for example, when I haven't been able to practice what I preach, but I have been able to bounce back. I'm about to go back to Houston for more tests in a week and, because of my disappointment last time, I'm feeling very apprehensive. But I'm convinced that even if the news is not good again, and I have no reason to think it will be good, I'm convinced I'll be able to get over it mentally in a few weeks, due, in large part, to you guys and dolls and Carol and Gina.

Thank you all.

-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 5/31/2008 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Gordy! Gordy! Gordy!!!! I'll be the gal on the front that says "row, row, row" or whatever that person does up at the front of the crew team :-) We will be thinking of you and praying that the Lupron has done the trick. Hang in there friend. We will be your oars if you need a little rest or strength. Fight on friend!! We truly are in this ship together.
Father's 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!


Co-Moderator Prostate Cancer Forum


Gordy
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 528
   Posted 5/31/2008 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Doting-

Thank you. You guys are my strength. Thank 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.


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 6/2/2008 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
If help is needed, I can row too. You have my fullest support. Good Luck in Houston...

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 (May 9 '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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jetguy
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 741
   Posted 6/2/2008 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   

I can put an oar in the water, too.  The problem is if Les and I are together.  We're like two kids who shouldn't be allowed to play together.  We both like fast cars, old whiskey and other things.  Maybe we could each be in a different boat and have a race.  The winner gets a bottle of that lovely booze you introduced be to at Houston's.  I can't remember the name.  Wonder why?  A sweet Irish, if I recall.  Enquiring minds (or lack thereof) want to know.

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 6/2/2008 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Bill-

It's a wonder either one of remembers anything about that evening! I sure hope we can plan on many more.

Oban is Scotch.

-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.

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