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J and J
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 6/23/2008 7:26 AM (GMT -6)   
 
Well it has been almost 4 months since DX'ed. Jerr has decided he did not want to go though major surgey having the Lymp Nodes removed he feels if he did not have an infection after the biobsy and the nodes had not come down alittle after the 2nd scan he would have proceeded with it, but he is willing to take the 88 percent chance that it has not spread. The Doctor said he will monitor him every three months with PSA'a and Pelvic scans.
 
So tomorrow morning we go for the 3D mapping of the Prostate to get Ready for 5 weeks of Radiation followed by HDR. Monday June 30 is our first treatment day.
 
Life sure has been a Journey.
 
God Bless You All
 
J
 
Age 69
Father of 8 Children 4 Boys 4 Girls ages from 14 to 43
PSA 4.5 Sept, 04
PSA 7 in June,  07
PSA 6.9 in Feb, 08
PSA 7.0 in May, 08
Biopsy March 31 08
Results April 7, 08
Gleason Score 3+4=7
Involving 80% of Specimen
1 of 2 Cores Contain Cancer
Gleason Score 3+4=7
Involving 90% of Specimen 
1 of 2 Cores Contiain Cancer
Bone Scan April 14,08
All Clear
CT Scan April 14, 08
Lymph nodes is Questionable


smilingoldcoot
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 338
   Posted 6/23/2008 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   

J

I am not far ahead of you.  I go today for radiation treatment 20.  Been on ADT for almost 2 months. 

There are many here who will give you support and love if you accept it.  Please stay with us and keep up updated.

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% 
Jan & Feb & Mar all tests clear
MD Anderson = No surgery and No Proton only Hormone and IMRT
Contacted with Loma Linda and UFPTI in FL
Started Treatment at the U of Florida Proton Therapy Institute in April 2008
May 2, 2008 LUPRON & Casodex
IMRT to started  5/27/2008 Will get 42 treatments 19 IMRT and then 23 Proton
Turn Stumbling Blocks into Steping Stones and Keep Smiling
Our Journey is on WWW.GLEASON10.COM
 


J and J
New Member


Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 6/23/2008 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck to you Richard.

You will be in our Prayers

J
Age 69
Father of 8 Children 4 Boys 4 Girls ages from 14 to 43
PSA 4.5 Sept, 04
PSA 7 in June,  07
PSA 6.9 in Feb, 08
PSA 7.0 in May, 08
Biopsy March 31 08
Results April 7, 08
Gleason Score 3+4=7
Involving 80% of Specimen
1 of 2 Cores Contain Cancer
Gleason Score 3+4=7
Involving 90% of Specimen 
1 of 2 Cores Contiain Cancer
Bone Scan April 14,08
All Clear
CT Scan April 14, 08
Lymph nodes is Questionable


hopemylove
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 65
   Posted 6/23/2008 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   

J & J

May God watch over you in the coming weeks and may you have great success.

Karen


Karen--New York
Husbands Info:
Age of diagnosis--62
2/28/08--PSA 279   DRE--positive/rock hard
Flomax and Casadex started
Biopsy--3/7/08--187cc--Gleason 10--12 of 12 positive--Perineural and LV invasion identified
T4 bone met.--hydroureteronephrosis/right kidney
3/28/08--Lupron Inj. started
4/7/08--Zometa IV started
5/15/08--PSA 12
5/20/08--Tubes placed in kidneys (through back)
5/21/08--diagnosed Neuro Endocrine Prostate carcinoma
5/28-30/08--1st Chemo
 
 
 


IdahoSurvivor
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 6/23/2008 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi J & J,
 
I'm so glad you find a path to healing that is comfortable for you.  It makes us feel so good when that treatment decision has been made.
 
We will be here to support.  I am looking forward to hearing wonderful results.
 
Kind regards,

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


livinadream
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 6/23/2008 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Getting started with treatments can be seen as a victory because you are finally on the road to healing. My radiation was not an easy battle, but I knew the end result would be good and it was. Now i just take my lupron and casodex and live life to the fullest. Please keep us posted as to how things are progressing, We do care.

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%
 


myman
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 6/23/2008 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
J & J,
I'm sure a weight has lifted with your treatment decision and now you move forward and don't look back.
I know you'll find much support here at Healing Well.
I wish you all the best,
Susan
Husband Diagnosed 11/17/05 Age: 63 PSA: 7.96 No Symptoms
2/09/06: LRP - Post Pathology - Gleason 4+3 Stage T2b NO MX
3 mo. PSA: 11.8 Stage T3a
6 mo. PSA: 18.8 Stage IV Systemic w/ distant lymph node involvement
Start HT - Lupron 3 mo. shots
12/06/06: PSA 0.8
03/07/07: PSA 0.3
PSA - Undetectable since 6/07/07

Link to journey:
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=826731


J and J
New Member


Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 6/24/2008 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I thank all of you for your support. Today has been a little emotional for me as I waited for Jerr while they did the CT Mapping. I was so suprrised as to how many people were at the cancer center I guess life gets so busy we dont realize what people are going though around us. It really makes you take a hard look at your life and what we have done with it. I am for the most part a very loving a patient
person but now I will try to be better at that and live life to the fullest since we never know what to expect. Thank you all again for your great post and encouragment during these difficult times.

J
Age 69
Father of 8 Children 4 Boys 4 Girls ages from 14 to 43
PSA 4.5 Sept, 04
PSA 7 in June,  07
PSA 6.9 in Feb, 08
PSA 7.0 in May, 08
Biopsy March 31 08
Results April 7, 08
Gleason Score 3+4=7
Involving 80% of Specimen
1 of 2 Cores Contain Cancer
Gleason Score 3+4=7
Involving 90% of Specimen 
1 of 2 Cores Contiain Cancer
Bone Scan April 14,08
All Clear
CT Scan April 14, 08
Lymph nodes is Questionable

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