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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 3236
   Posted 10/29/2008 11:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi folks.
  Since joining HW and reading so many positive threads and having so many positive and encouraging replies to my threads I have decided to change my screen name from living with a monster to living 1963. You folks have shown me that even though PCa is not a good thing my focus should be on the living and not the monster. Thank all of you. Todd
september 05 Diagnosed with sciatica as the cause of the extreme pain I was in
November 05 Chest xray for pnuemonia revealed a pulminary nodule. Advised not to worry
June 06 After urinating blood for 2 months advised to have a psa test. 3216. chest xray revealed multiple lesions in each lung. Bone scan revealed pelvic bone affected. Biopsy 3-4=7 gleason scale.
Placed on lupron and casodex. Within a year psa had fallen to under 3.0
Feb 08 psa-.09 may 08 psa-.25 july-.44 sept.-.80
Doctor advised no meat but wild game, fish, chicken, and turkey. Advised to eat lots of vegies
10/27/08. P.S.A. 1.34

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 10/30/2008 1:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Well said! And please make a note of the last line in my signature. It's been my motto here for almost two years.

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, Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE)
Bilateral seminal vesicle invasion (SVI); Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (September 17 '08): <0.1 ~ Undetectable!
You can visit my Journey at:

Veteran Member

Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 1858
   Posted 10/30/2008 6:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Way to go Todd!!! now that's an attitude we all should have.
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 <0.001 undetectable (disregarded due to lab "misreporting")
PSA August 08 <0.001 undetectable (disregarded due to lab "misreporting")
Post-op pathology rechecked by new lab:
Gleason downgraded to 4+3=7
Focal extension comprised of grade 3 cells
PSA September 08 <0.01 (new lab)

Roger G
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 150
   Posted 10/30/2008 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
HERE HERE!!! yeah
I'll drink to that.  Beer btw help ward off bladder infections smilewinkgrin
Age: 43 (2008)
DRE Small Ridge on prostate, PSA 1.5
07/2007: Diagnosed cancer, T2c, Gleason 3+4=7
08/2007: Bone Scan found something on my skull. PCa surgery on hold
             Had piece of skull removed to test for PCa.
09/2007: Laparoscopic prostectomy @ Hamilton General, 4 hrs.
             Both nerve bundles spared
             Pathology Report: Tumour confined w/in prostate
             T2c, Gleason is 3+3=6
             Went home with JP drain
10/2007: Made return trip to hospital.  All urine was coming out JP drain.
10/2007: Catheter removed. Next to no leakage
11/2007: 1st PSA <.003.  Started Viagra for ED, no response yet.
             Having some issue with Vertigo from skull operation.
12/2007: Had confidence to go padless!!!!!
12/2007: ED:  Stopped Viagra as it's causing hemroid problems.
01/2008: 2nd PSA <.003 :) ED: next to no response.
             Vertigo is subsiding.
04/2008: 3nd PSA <.003 :) ED: Changed the Viagra prescription.
07/2008: 4nd PSA <.003 :) ED: Still NADA.  Changing to Cialis.
             Dizzy spells are occurring more often
09/2008: Trying Levitra 

Veteran Member

Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 3236
   Posted 10/30/2008 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Good. I like beer

Veteran Member

Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 10/30/2008 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Todd,

Now you are over the hump!!! When we realize that we can beat cancer and start displaying a positive attitude, everything works better. Good for you...

Age 74. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06.  Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C N0 MX. Gleason 3+4.
50 mg Viagra + 1000 mg L-Arginine + .03 cc Trimix = Excellent Results
PSAs from  1/3/07 - 7/17/08 0.00. 
Next PSA test on 1/28/09
Lung cancer dxed on 5/16/08.  Surgery on 6/25/08  T1N1M0 - Stage IIA  Started chemo in September 08
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."

Veteran Member

Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 3236
   Posted 10/30/2008 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks biker. Your words of wisdom ring true

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 10/30/2008 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Todd,
Glad to see you you have had your spirits uplifted! This is a good place for that and it really means a lot. I just wanted to wave a hand and say hello and good luck. I will talk later..........

Age 53
Pre-op PSA 4.3
Surgery Feb. 17 2005
Post-op Path : Gleason 3+3=6
Right pelvic lymph nodes: negative for metastatic carcinoma
Left pelvic lymph nodes: negative for metastatic carcinoma
extent: right lobe 40% left lobe 10%
capsular penetration: Absent
Seminal vesicles and vasa differentia: Uninvolved
Prostate: 26 grams
Post-op PSA's <0.04 for 3 years
Feb. 08: 0.07, March 08: 0.08, June 08: 0.09 and Sept. 08: 0.1
IGRT scheduled.....

Veteran Member

Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1732
   Posted 10/30/2008 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Like the new look Todd!!!


FLHW(David E)
Regular Member

Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 201
   Posted 10/31/2008 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Never underestimate the power of a positive attitude!
Dx'd 2/18/05
PSA 271, bone mets, lymph node involvement
Gleason Score: 7
Current (10-13-08)
PSA: 34.47
Taxotere + Prednisone + Atrasentan
[7th Treatment on October 13]
Clinical Trial:
Personal Blog:

Veteran Member

Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 3236
   Posted 10/31/2008 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks David. Thank all of you. You are so right on. I will still be whining to ya'll when I'm having a bad day though. lol 

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 637
   Posted 10/31/2008 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Todd.....Oh my! so happy and pleased and YES, I know that you slew the monster!!! You, my man, are solid........diane
Husband Pete
dx Jan 2001 age 67 gleason 4 + 3 PSA 16.5
seed implant and conformal radiation Lupron from Jan 2001 to Jan2002
2005 Dec PSA began to rise from .5 to 8 within 6 months
Salvage surgery at MSK 9/06
Fistula operation 2/07 MSK
Many cystoscopies and ER visits with strictures
catheter for one year....Catheter taken out Sept 07..
Total Incontinence since then....
PSA .52 3/07
AUS Operation at MSK Sept 8. Dr. Sandhu
Activated Oct 28th Dr. Sandhu..MSK

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