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War-eagle
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 219
   Posted 6/20/2008 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
tongue  The time is at hand. Tony and Ruthie are here and the bonding has begun. Johnnie and I are so honored to have them here with us. They are exactly who we thought they would be. Wonderful and caring people. Although Tony is shorter than I thought he would be. HAHAHA. We are sharig so much. I will post more later. I wish there was some way that we could all get together. A HW convention. I would be great. Think about it.
Tonight I get to share something special with TC and Ruthie. It is our Friday night Celebrate Recovery service. My group is singing tonight. Great music is planned. A great service will happen. It's all about people with hurts, habits, and hangups. That sounds like all of us, doesn't it.
Well gotta go. Were going to give TC and Ruthie a tour of our town. God bless.
 
War Eagle, baby
 
Walt
Age: 55 ( still alive at 55)
PSA 43 7/2005
Biopsy 12/14 Gleason 7 & 9
Divinci 9/2005 - spread to bladder
HT - 10/2005 (Eligard every 6 months)
RT - 10/2005 (38 treatments)
PSA 0.12 to 1.9 2/2007
Bone Scan and CT 4/2007 Bone mets
Casodex 4/2007
Zometa infusions 4/2007
PSA 4.8 8/2007
PSA 6.34 12/2007
Radiation (15 treatments) started on bone mets 12/2007
PSA 6.72 1/2008
PSA 8.23 2/2008 - Starting prednisone for 30 days
PSA 14 2-29-2008 - start chemo on 3/12
PSA 12.82 3/1/2008 round one chemo
PSA 12.24 4/2/2008 round two chemo 
PSA 10.86 4/24/2008 round three chemo
PSA 10.4 5/15/2008 round four chemo - increase dosage next month
PSA 12.98 6/5/2008 round five chemo
 
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 6/20/2008 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
And what a great singer we have here. Along with Walt I met his brother Wayne and his family. And so many from his Clear Branch Church. Many of whom have been posting at Walt's and even my sites. I even met another cancer survivor, Brian, who when I called him left is office and headed straight over and stayed with us until we left to CR. For those who don't know Brian, you can find his link at Walt or my sites. He is a throat cancer survivor, and his brother, Scott, is a colon cancer survivor. Wow. But he is doing great, and has also been an online friend for six plus months. We will see him again tomorrow with his family and again, we will share Faith, Love, and Hope. We finally met Walts wife today (she was working a 24 hour shift when I got here), and what a dear sweet lady.

I am having a great time. If any of you ever get the chance to meet these two, do not hesitate.

War Eagle!

I just learned that 'you all' is one syllable, and 'there' is two syllables...(tha er). Not bad for a short guy, huh.

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:
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STAY POSITIVE!
 
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livinadream
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Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 6/21/2008 1:46 PM (GMT -7)   
You guys are awesome, I look forward to hearing all about the visit.

peace to you all
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%
 


soxfans4life
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 63
   Posted 6/21/2008 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
y'all enjoy every minute! We were stationed in Biloxi and sure do understand y'all AND "y'all come back now hear ?"Have the most wonderful visit ! Rod & Annie
dx. 3-08  @ age 63. gleason 6 . 1 out of 12 cores positive. 4th biopsy in 8 years. previous 3 negative. followed closely due to family hx.grandfather, father and 2 uncles dx. with prostate cancer. dre negative, cat and bone scan negative. davinci scheduled for may 27, 2008. 2 daughters, retired hospital administration, air force family years ago. Davinci on May28,2008, both nerves spared. Catheter removed in 8 days, pathology report revealed precancerous lesions. Presurgical psa was 5.9, 1st  psa scheduled for August.


IdahoSurvivor
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Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 6/21/2008 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Tony!

Did Walt teach you that "aren't" has two syllables as well?  ("AR-ent") tongue

I was born in the mid-west and raised in California.  But my parents could "talk the talk."  I loved it!

You two have a wonderful time.  Maybe Walt can post an mp3 somewhere of his singing!

WAR EAGLE to Two Really Good Guys!


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


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 6/21/2008 10:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Barry, Rod, Annie, and Dale,
I actually sang a few bars for Johnnie and Walt while strummin' a country tune or two, too. Guitars are still my favorite hobby, but I still need the day job. We are getting ready to head down south to Pensacola to see Ruth's family for a day and a half. This goodbye will be a very tough one. But I remain hopeful for Mr. Walter. He looks great and is a very positive man. I well up right now and ask that you visit my site as I have addressed this further...

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:
And at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
Prostate Cancer Forum Moderator


rob2
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1131
   Posted 6/22/2008 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   
glad you all are having a great visit. i agree it would be good for everyone to get together some time.
 
Age 48
occupation accountant
PSA increased from 2.6 to 3.5 in one year
biopsy march 2008 - cancer present gleason 7
decision - surgery (robotic)
surgery may 9, 2008 - houston, tx
pathology report -gleason 8
margins clear
4 week and 6 week PSA .04 (undetectible)
continence ok during day - 1 pad
night time different story
kegel's twice a day 20 reps


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 6/22/2008 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
AMEN.
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:
And at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
Prostate Cancer Forum Moderator


jetguy
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 741
   Posted 6/22/2008 8:33 PM (GMT -7)   

I am thrilled that ya'll got to meet down thayer.  In fact, I am truly happy for you.  It has been a big deal for me to have met Les and Mika.  Meaningful.  Important.  Worthwhile.

Love is a funny thing, isn't it?  Who would have thought? 

I recall that a year, or so ago there was talk of a meeting.  We are all so different, yet so alike.  Les is from the big city (NY) and I from little tiny nowhere Iowa and yet we are so alike. 

My Very Best to You,

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.


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 6/22/2008 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Bill,
Your choice of words is perfect. And I was thinking about you and Les all week. Walt and I talked about it and both agreed. Caring, Bonding, and Fellowship are my thoughts. I am missing my friends already. Also Smilingoldcoot. We have met as well. We spoke today while I was still with Walt, and when we hung up, Walt said what I said after I met him ~ What a great guy!. This was four days that Ruth and I will always cherish.

A HealingWell Blessing, indeed.

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:
And at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
Prostate Cancer Forum Moderator

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