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smilingoldcoot
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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 6/9/2008 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Today as my treatment was finishing up an alarm goes off.  I felt I had a gas bubble moving through me and wondered if that was what the alarm was about (lol).  At first they came in and  told me no problem just a test but then I was told to leave the building as it was an actual fire.  Here I am in a skimy hospital gown that barely covers my hinney.  In my hurry to get into the gowning room and get dressed I ripped another place on my arm.  This time it is on my left arm just below the elbow.  I was probably the past patient out of the building, as I walked out the sidewalk was full of those who were waiting for treatment.  I guess some will be delayed a while.  The fire department was there as we left and we do not know what actually happened.  I will find out tomorrow at 5:40 unless I get a call sooner. 
 
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
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livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 6/9/2008 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I will have to say Richard that is a classic. Who says cancer treatment can't have some drama and humor.
I hope the treatments go well my friend. Please know I think of you often.

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%
 


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 6/9/2008 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Never a dull moment Richard!!  Thanks for taking us on your journey :-)
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!


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Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 6/9/2008 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Yikes.
I suppose I'm off topic by saying you have to be careful near open flames with a gas bubble.

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
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STAY POSITIVE!
 
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anniea
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 6/9/2008 11:55 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Guys!!!!

Tony you are toooooooooo!!!! funny. You made me chuckle.

So Richard, How many more times do you think they will delay your treatment. I think at this point I will tell the Dr.s lets get a move on its time to get this thing under control.

God Bless you as you move forward with treatment. You will be in our thoughts & Prayers.

Warm Wishes

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


Tim G
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2335
   Posted 6/10/2008 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry about the fire alarm, Richard.  Glad you were able to have a sense of the humor about it. Hope all goes well today.
 
One of my fears, believe it or not, was that an earthquake would happen (I live in the Pacific NW which is earthquake country) during my surgery. 


Age 59  PSA quadrupled in 1 yr (0.6 to 2.5) 
DRE neg  1 of 12 biopsies pos (< 5%) 
Open surgery June 2006 
T2a  Gleason 5 (3+2)  PSA's < 0.1  


smilingoldcoot
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 338
   Posted 6/10/2008 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   

To All

Yes, Tony can be a funny man at times. tongue Just want everyone to know it was after my daily treatment was finished so big deal and I have not heard from them so I guess today will be a go.  Storms in the area as I type.  Hope this does not delay this afternoon treatment.

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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