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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 784
   Posted 6/8/2008 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, I have received so much support and help from this group, and log on every day, wish I was not so far away, and could meet you all, it must be a real comfort for you to travel within the USA and meet each other, we are all brothers in the fight of Pca, I wish all of you the best in fighting this disease.
Mal. in Australia.
age 67 PSA 5.8 DRE slightly firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07 5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7  right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a
RP on 30th July,
Post op Pathology, tumour stage T3a 4+3=7, microcsopic evidence of capsular penetration, seminal vessels, bladder neck, free of tumour, lymph nodes clear, no evidence of metastatic malignancy, tumour does not extend to the apical margins.
Post op PSA 0.5 26th Sept.
PSA 23rd Oct.0.5 seeing Radiation Onocologist 31st Oct.
Started radiation treatment on 5th Dec, to continue until 24 Jan. 08.
Finished treatment, next PSA on 30th April.
PSA 30th April 0.4

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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 6/8/2008 8:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Mal,

It is truly a joy to meet our fellow travellers face to face but our ongoing conversation here on HW is our daily bread, so to speak. We support, encourage, sometimes admonish and love each other in a way that brings us always closer. Besides, knowing each other only in words makes all the ladies beautiful and all the men brave.

Let's all get well together...


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."

Veteran Member

Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 6/8/2008 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Jim, it would be nice to meet many of our fellow fighters, but just conversing here on healing well is worth its weight in gold. Lets all beat the heck out of this enemy together.

peace and love
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
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

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 6/8/2008 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mal,
I agree it is nice to meet one another. But that's everywhere that I have the desire. We have many down under I would like to add in my visits. Stay close here, though. Land and water is all that is between us. They don't affect friendship.


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:
Prostate Cancer Forum Moderator

Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 6/8/2008 6:17:03 PM (GMT-6)

Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 6/8/2008 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
biker (Jim) said...
Let's all get well together...
What a great slogan to summarize the empathy demonstrated by the great people on this forum! :-)
Yes... "Let's all get well together"
Thanks, Jim.

Barry ~ (a.k.a. "Idaho") - Prostate Cancer Forum Moderator


Da Vinci Surgery July 31, 2007… 54 on surgery day
PSA 4.3  Gleason 3+3=6  T2a  Confined to Prostate

1st PSA  09/11/2007  <0.04 (undetectable)

2nd PSA 12/10/2007  <0.04

3rd PSA  03/17/2008  <0.04

My web site: http://pca-info.blogspot.com

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 338
   Posted 6/8/2008 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   


If I can get over my fear of flying, yes retired Air Force and fear flying, I might someday catch a hop and come visit you country.  I had a chance at a remote site 800 nw of Perth that I turned down in 81. 

Your as close as your monitor my friend.

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

Veteran Member

Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 1858
   Posted 6/8/2008 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
The support and advice found on this forum is indeed invaluable. Where would we be without the internet which has virtually brought us all closer together.
Bill in Australia.
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

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