Posted 6/27/2008 10:33 PM (GMT -7)

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for the update on Les, Myman. I am so saddened to hear this news on Les just this past week he reached out to help me with the names of back surgeons for Rick. Both Les and Walt and all of our friends here will once again be in my prayers. I hate cancer in general but lung and prostate cancer have been so brutal in our family I think I hate these 2 the most.

My Very Best Wishes to All



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

Posted 6/27/2008 11:08 PM (GMT -7)

'Still in shock about the news regarding Les and Walt.

I know everyone will lend their support and prayers to help our good friends.

God bless both of you, brothers.

Kindest regards,


Posted 6/28/2008 5:40 AM (GMT -7)
Thank you so much, Susan. No words here can express that inner pain and sadness that rises with the news. A new fight begins with another round of finding strong emotions and physical fortitude to deal with it. No matter where any of us are in these travels, we are indeed in it together.
Husband: Age 67
PSA had doubled in 14 mos to 4.3/Gleason 6
da Vinci 8/06 in Austin with Dr. Randy Fagin
Post surgical path shows encapsular penetration; possible bladder neck involvement.
PSAs remain undetectable; no further treatment at this time.
Next PSA: April 08

Posted 6/28/2008 8:34 AM (GMT -7)
Words are so hard to find to express what we feel.  We will continue our prayers and wish that something comes Les's way that helps.
Richard sad
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 25 IMRT and then 17 Proton
Turn Stumbling Blocks into Steping Stones and Keep Smiling
Our Journey is on WWW.GLEASON10.COM

Posted 6/28/2008 8:58 AM (GMT -7)
I have only just joined this forum after hearing myself I have PC. I so far have had encouraging news about my own condition but posts like this remind me how things can change so quickly and what seems so unfairly.

Although I dont know of Les and Walt but I do know the importance of the bonds on a forum such as this can give strength and encouragement for everyone fighting the condition.

I will have you both in my thoughts for your future

Keep strong

Posted 6/28/2008 5:27 PM (GMT -7)
Les and Walt: I am so sorry to hear about your news. You are both strong fighters and after you've had time to digest this, i know that both of you will continue kicking this disease in the butt. You are both in my prayers and my thoughts. I will say extra prayers for both of you. Stay strong and never give up the fight. Lifeline
Posted 6/30/2008 8:10 AM (GMT -7)
Les, I'm sorry the communication in your case was handled so poorly.  I know you are strong and will choose the best treatment.  Please know that we are right along side you in this battle. 
Posted 6/30/2008 9:23 AM (GMT -7)
You are both in my thoughts and prayers.

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