It's supposed to be my day today ~ But there's a catch.

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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 6/26/2008 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I was 44 when this monster entered my life, so to turn 46 it is with Hope that we keep counting upwards, for all of us.  But I feel somewhat blue.  I'm praying for Biker and Hoping for good results there and today our friend Walt is in the infusion room again.  In addition, this is still my round of firsts.  It's my first birthday after my mom has passed on.  I've been thinking about it a bit since I returned from Alabama, and did not quite know how to deal with it.  I guess that hurting never stops?  Anyway.  I Love all of you here and want to wish you all a good day.  And save the happy bdays and make them prayers for our friends...That's a much better use of your very positive energy anyway.  Oh yes and Cancer ~ Eat my shorts...
 
Tony
 
Age 46 (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!
 
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Gene214
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Total Posts : 422
   Posted 6/26/2008 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   

Tony,

Thinking of and especially praying for you, Biker, and Walt today. 

Gene214 


Radical open removal 2-14-07, Gleason 3+3=6
Removal of stricture 6-07, incontinence continues
Bio-feedback (4) 08-07 (no improvement)
Scheduled for AUS & implant 05-08
Surgeon cancelled one day pre-surgery, due to cardiac concerns
Nuclear stress 5/13/08
3 stents 5/27
AUS, IPP scheduled 7-08
63 years old at time of nerve-sparing surgery


James C.
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   Posted 6/26/2008 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I bet we can do both, so here:  Happy Birthday, Tony, even if it is a bittersweet one, and here's my hope and prayers for our other brothers who are in the middle of some heavy stuff.  See, multi-tasked that puppy....

James C.
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum

Age 61
4/19/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/11/07 Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07 Path report: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6.
9/24/07 (open) Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed
9/26/07 Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07 ED- begin 50mg Viagra and Vacurect pump nightly, Fully continent
1/14/08 Caverject started/stopped, aching. 2/24/08 .5ml Bimix started-success
5/7/08 ED- Viagra, pump, no response- Trimix .075ml continues
Post Surgery PSA's:  3 mts-0, 6 mts.-0


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 6/26/2008 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   

I hear you Tony, it's hard to be a happy boy when friends are having a such a tough time. Your unselfish caring for others here while you have such a battle going on yourself inspires me.

Thanks Brother,

Pete

PS> prayers for Biker & Walt!!!!!!!


55 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 years depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy (Testim Gel)since 12/06. Fighting to stay upbeat daily, I am's what I am's and that's all that I am's! (Popeye)  55 and still alive!!!


VaFan
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   Posted 6/26/2008 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Tony,
Today is our wedding anniversay and I thank GOD everyday for the time I am having with Kent. 3 months ago I wasn't sure what was going to happen. Now he is back at work, doing well and zero PSA. I realize there are others that are not as fortunate as we are and I think of them everyday and keep the prayers going for all of you. I went thru this same surgery as Jim with my mom 2 years ago. Sounds almost identical so I know this is a tough time.
I will continue to pray for recovery for Jim and strength for his wife and family. I also thank you everyday for your advice and always being there, no matter what is asked of you. You as everyone here is very special in our hearts.
Cindy
Age 51 Kent Cindy 49
January 08 PSA 5.2 round of antibiotics went to 4.3
February 08 another round of antibiotics went to 4.2
March 17,08 had biopsy, 2 days later told cancer was on
one entire side of prostate.
Gleason 3+3
Doctor thinks its best to get the whole prostate with Perineal  Prostatectomy.
Surgery scheduled for this Thursday April 10th. Only took 1 1/2 hours. In recovery 1 hour.  Both nerves were spared.
Home 4-11. Cath out 4-22. Incision looks completly healed on the outside by 4-25.  Incontinence "a thing of the past" as of 5-28
lst PSA 0.04 June 3. YAY!!!
viagra up to 100 a day and feeling some change. Keep our fingers crossed.


JCL
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   Posted 6/26/2008 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Tony,

Your mom, Walt and Biker will be in my prayers this evening. And happy birthday, brother, may you have many, many more.

Jack
Biopsy: Diagnosed March 25, 2007. PSA 3.0. Gleason 6. Five of twelve samples positive with <5% each. No perineural invasion seen.
Surgery: May 21, 2007, Florida Hospital, Orlando,FL
Post-op Pathology: Upgraded to Gleason 7 (3+4), negative margins, negative capsular penetration, negative seminal vesicles, lymph nodes left intact, multifocal perinural invasion, 15% of prosate involving cancer in both lobes. T2c
Continence/Erections Out of pads at five weeks. Fully continent and can achieve erections.
Post Surgery PSA: Five tests, all <0.1
Family history: Great-great grandfather died from PC. My Father had his prostate removed at age 67 in 1997 and has had an undetectable PSA ever since. I was diagnosed at a much earlier age and had a more agressive cancer than my father. Go figure.


Gordy
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   Posted 6/26/2008 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Tony-

Happy Birthday from a really old fart.

And, no, the hurt/sadness never goes away completely, but it does get easier as the years pass by.
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.
6/2008 Trip to Houston - PSA undetectable, T is 20 and only one nodule has grown (from 8mm to 12mm). Feeling much more confident than after 2/2008 reports


ChrisR
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   Posted 6/26/2008 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   

Tony,

Hang in there.  You are in everyone's thoughts.  We all get down as you know.  I cycle up and down every day.  I agree with you about what cancer can do with your shorts.  I'll throw mine in to...and one of my kids diapers...

Chris


livinadream
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   Posted 6/26/2008 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Tony I can understand how you feel. Sometimes this enemy we call cancer can beat us up and spit us out, then there are those times when friends like here on HW come together and share each others burdens and joys and it makes me realize this enemy is only as big as we allow it to be. My prayers are truly with you on this special day. We are united my dear brother in more ways than you know. In Sept I lost my mother to lung cancer at the age of 60 and I was born on her birthday, and now I battle the same enemy. Hang in there and find blessings amidst the chaos. We shall celebrate more birthdays in the future, and I to will pray for biker, walt and you.

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%
 


rob2
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   Posted 6/26/2008 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   
happy birthday. i can't tell you how much help you have been to me in responding to my threads (especially the one on early psa tests after surgery). i am a worrier but get by logging in and seeing what is going on and new developments on this site. you know how much help you have provided to a lot of us in a very short period of 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


mvesr
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   Posted 6/26/2008 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Tony.

 

 Happy birthday pal.  I know it is a tough situation but you have a lot of friends here and in other places thinking of, and supporting you.

 

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
 


BillyMac
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   Posted 6/26/2008 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
It is a measure of our compassion for our fellow man when their trials affect us deeply. It is to your great credit that your feeling for others and their troubles are mentioned on the same level as your feeling for yourself and your problems. As far as I am concerned it is the measure of a mighty fine person. Happy birthday and may you have many more of them.
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


jetguy
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   Posted 6/26/2008 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   

Dear Tony,

You have every right to feel a little melancholy now and then.  You have advanced prostate cancer and so do friends of yours.  I think that you handle yourself with dignity and courage, but a bit of sorrow is part of the human condition.  You give greatly to your fellow man.  You are important to many who suffer.  Tony, you are a worthy man.  I am proud to know you.

Regards,

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.

Post Edited (jetguy) : 6/26/2008 6:24:23 PM (GMT-6)


DanielleS
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   Posted 6/26/2008 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
It is normal to take stock and reflect on birthdays and other milestones.  Like many of us here, I'm sure your life has taken a different path than was ever planned or expected.  But you have taken the opportunity to help and encourage so many.  The caring and support is amazing here and you are such a big part of that.  I wish the very best for you today and in the days to come.   

myman
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   Posted 6/26/2008 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Tony,

Been a heck of a year, hasn't it? We've talked about losing your mom before and on a day like today it's only normal to feel the way you do. Your mom's thinking of you today, too. And she's smiling. So just tell her how you feel...it will be good for both of you.

cancer does brings with it a sadness - inescapable at times. But there's nothing wrong with that and we need to see that part of it, too, so we know we're normal!
You have so many more wonderful moments, Tony, and you share them with all of us. We appreciate that so very much.

So Happy Birthday - we're fortunate to have you here. I'm going to assume you know what I mean...you do,right?

Susan

smilingoldcoot
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   Posted 6/26/2008 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   

My Friend you are and will continue to be in my prayers.

Richard

PS
 
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
 


FLHW(David E)
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Total Posts : 201
   Posted 6/26/2008 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy birthday my friend!!!

Just repeat after me: IIWII
It is what it is - simple yet meaningful!
Dx'd 2/18/05
PSA 219, bone mets, lymph node involvement
Gleason Score: 7
Current (6-9-08)
PSA: 52.02
Taxotere + Prednisone + Atrasentan
[started June 9th]
Clinical Trial:
http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00134056?term=prostate+AND+atrasentan&rank=2
Lupron
Personal Blog:
prostatecancerat42.blogspot.com


War-eagle
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Total Posts : 219
   Posted 6/26/2008 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   

Tony,

Just got back in from rehearsal. I am glad you called before we left. We are singing on Friday night just south of here at a music festival. I'll sing one for you. Real cool, they expect a crowd of around 4000. Rocking for Jesus. It don't get any better.

I lost my father back in 1977. It still is hard, but like your mom, I know where he is. Maybe they are together watching over us. I think they both would be proud. Your a good man.

I don't know about the shorts, but like Hannah.................."Cancer fears me".

Keep living the War Eagle spirit.

Peace brother,

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"


Magaboo
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   Posted 6/26/2008 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tony,

I'm trying to think of something clever to say, but everything that comes to mind has already been said. So, I'll just add my name to all of those before me and wish you a very happy birthday and many, many happy returns.
Thinking of you.


Magaboo
Born Sept., 1936
PSA 7.9
Stage T1C
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7
2 of 8 positive
open RP 28 Nov 06
Post op staging T3a
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06
Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05


IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 6/26/2008 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   

Mr. Tony!!!

Happy Birthday to a man with enough love in his heart to fill the Grand Canyon!  yeah

We owe a lot to your love and care for this important forum.  Thank you for being you!

The aching you have for your dear Mother is most normal.  My Mom is 93 and I cherish each time I can talk or be with her.  My dear Dad passed away many years ago, but the love is still there.

God bless you, brother. 


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

4th PSA  06/17/2008  <0.04

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


anniea
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Total Posts : 234
   Posted 6/26/2008 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Tony,

Happy Birthday to you and May God Bless you and all of our friends here who have to deal with this dreaded cancer.  I know you miss your mom alot, I lost my mom in 2007 to lung cancer and yes it is hard to deal with daily life when you can't just pick up the phone and say hey mom how do I? do you remember when? or just a simple Hi mom how are you? I planted a tree when she died and sometimes when I'm feeling a little blue and missing her I go outside and sit near the tree and try to think of the good times I shared with her. I'm sure your mom is looking down and smileing knowing that her son is a very good man and very content knowing that her son is married to a solid wonderful woman named Ruthie. What more can a mom want for her son.  Hang in there Tony, time will help ease the pain but the love will never end.

 

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
06/18/2008 PSA 0.74
06/24/08 45 mg Eligard 6 mo shot


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 6/26/2008 11:22 PM (GMT -6)   

Well.  That's why I hang here. 

I have a couple hours left of this first, and I will do so well with it.  Because of your posts today, you all (that would be 'yall' in Alabama) picked me right back up!  My son, Jeff is coming over any minute (he gets off at 10:00) to say a HBD, Ruthie had me out to dinner, I spoke to my sister, my nephew, I have all of you.  Still while I longed for my mother today, I also understand I'm very lucky to have had both parents as long as I have.  Jetguy your first edit was on the money, and you reminded me of that.  Thank you.  And thank you all!!  This is a great place to be.  Well, I'm 46.  It is what it is.  How simply profound.  And there (that would be Thay-er in Alabama) is always Hope. 

Cancer can still eat my shorts!  And Chris' kids diapers, too.

May God bless each and every one of you.  And I'm doing OK.  And these comments were a wonderful gift!

PS: Susan, I do. :-)

Gotta go, Jeff's here...I am a lucky man.

Tony

 


Age 46 (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!
 
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norskie
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   Posted 6/27/2008 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Tony

I have been out a few days and catching up so here's a little late birthday wish and I hope you had a wonderful day. I know the strength you have and I am betting that you will be here supporting us all for so many years that we all lose count. There are down days but oh so many more to be thankful and happy for. Continued sucess my friend and you all have my continued prayers each day.

Norskie
norskie
Age 49, PSA 6.22 on 9-26-06
Biopsy 11-01-06, 2 of 13 cores 10% cancer, 2 other cores abnormal Up-dated 20% prostate cancerous
Gleason score 3+3=6 After Surgery Pathology report 4+3=7 a couple agressive Grade 5 cells found
Da Vinci surgery 01-09-07 UW Madison
Pathology Report- cancer 100 % capsual contained 1-18-07
1st & 2nd Post PSA Blood Test .1 and less - Undetectable
3nd Post PSA Blood Test 01-17-07 .3
March 27th PSA .4 Begin Salvage Radiation April, 14 2008
Incontenence-Pad free since end of May 07 4 1/2 months post surgery 
ED back to 95% prior to surgery - no medication required.


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 6/27/2008 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   

Tony-

I think I missed your birthday, but I wanted to let you know that like many others have said, it's ok to be down.  Besides, your birthday is OUR day to celebrate YOU!  :-) (As if we don't every other day of the year) Anyways, I wanted to let you know that I was thinking about you and thank God you are human.  I was beginning to think your had super human powers and were positive and happy 365 days a year.  I guess we will give you one day of being down :-)

On Father's Day, I was so happy to have my father with me, but was really depressed when he and my mom left.  I had to mentally tell myself, that life is about moments, no guarantees, just amazing moments.  I am thankful to God for all of them spent with my family and friends. May we all have many birthdays and milestones to share with our loved ones. 

Cheers to you on your special day (or a day past your special day), and may every day be a celebration.  Your friendship is an amazing gift and I celebrate you as you begin this new year of life and don't worry, we will be celebrating Walt at his "Still Alive at 65" birthday bash in ten years.    

Happy birthday and many, many more!


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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jetguy
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   Posted 6/27/2008 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for not being uphappy with me Tony.  I sometimes say too much and step on toes and I have no desire to do that.  My thoughts and beliefs and experiences aren't necessarily the same as others.

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.

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