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Pete trips again!
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1899
   Posted 12/24/2008 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
To All my PC friends who have helped me out over the years here and the newer members who I donn't know yet, I just want to tell y'all how much this forum has ment to me through the toughest years in my life. I want to wish you the best of the hollidays and big goose eggs for all!
My biggest Christmas wish is for a cure for PC and all cancers in the coming year.
From your friend,
Pete
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 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy (Testim Gel)since 12/06 but switched to a higher dose of (Androgel) 6/08. I am's what I am's and that's all that I am's! (Popeye)  55 and still alive and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on a ship in the Atlantic and the other on a ship in the Pacific!!! I am one proud PaPa!!!!! 


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 12/24/2008 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Merry Christmas to you, Pete, and your family. I'm one of the new guys. Hat off to your Navy son's, I am Navy Viet-Nam vet, son of a Navy lifer who did 30 years including WW2 and Korea. Let there be peace on Earth.

David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX
 
PSA 2007 5.8
PSA 9-2008 14.9
 
3rd Biopsy 9-2008 Positive
7 of 7 cores positive, ranging from 40 - 90%
2 tumours noted, Gleason 4+3 and 3+4
 
Open RP surgery completed on Friday, November 14, 2008 at
St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, SC, Dr. Ronald Smith - Surgeon,
Non-nerve sparing, 4 days in hospital, staples removed 11/24/8,
Catheter out on 12/15/8 on day 32.  Day 33, urine stopped flowing, new catheter put in 12/16/08 - uncertain of what went wrong.
 
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:
Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c pN0 pMx, Prostate 42 grams, tumor 20% cancer
Contained in capsular, neg. margins apex, bladder neck, right lobe, neg. in seminal vessels and lymph nodes. Left lobe: infiltrating tumor miscroscopically appears to extend to marked left posterior margin
 
First PSA Post Surgery  Scheduled for 1/5/9
 
 


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 12/24/2008 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Merry Christmas Pete and remember Life is great when you are livin a dream.

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
PSA July 24th, 2008 is 0.04
PSA Dec 16th, 2008 is .06
Testosterone keeps rising, the current number is 156, up from 57 in May
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%
 


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 12/24/2008 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Pete!
I am there with that Christmas wish. And I want to thank you, Pete, for all the wonderful support you have given to me and this site. It seems that we have a very strong fraternity at HealingWell. It's only a shame about the the club membership prerequisites.

Merry Christmas,

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, 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:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
 


biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 12/24/2008 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Pete buddy,

Thanks for  the Christmas wish  and the same back to you and yours and all the great people here on HW...

Jim


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  Finished 4 cycles of chemo on 11/7/08.
CT scan on 12/2/08 - in remission!!!
Next scan on 2/26/09.
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."


Ralph Alfalfa
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 12/24/2008 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   

Merry Chrismas, Jim.

 

Maybe Santa can find a cure in that bag of his and we can all have a great 2009.

Bob


 AGE:57
 Dx: October,27(the day after my birthday)
 Psa 14.5
 Gleason:(4+3) 7
 Bone scan:Negative
 Cat scan: Negative
 Biopsy: 4 of 12 positive, left side, pre-cancerous on the right.
 Confined to prostate.
 DaVinci scheduled for Jan. 19, 2009.Dr. Scott Montgomery, KC Urology,
Shawnee Mission Med. Center. Kansas


divo
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 637
   Posted 12/24/2008 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Pete! I always look for your post because you have my husband's name...Pete! Thank you for serving our country and thank you for raising fine young men who are truly our country's finest...... I wish you a very happy and healthy new year.... We are all in this thing together. We all understand the problems and the highs and the lows.....My very best wishes for you and yours....Diane
Husband Pete
dx Jan 2001 gleason 4 + 3 PSA 16.5
Seed implant and conformal radiation and 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 Dr. Eastham
Fistula operation 2/07 MSK Dr. Wong
Many cystoscopies and ER visits with strictures
Catheter for one year....Catheter taken out Sept 07..
Total Incontinence since then....
PSA .52 3/08
AUS Operation at MSK Sept 8 2008 Dr. Sandhu
Activated Oct 28th Dr. Sandhu..MSK
Some difficulty with AUS arising Nov 10 2008
Meeting with Dr. Sandhu to discuss AUS problems and new PSA test Dec 11, 2008
PSA .6 12/08
Waiting to see if AUS gets better results
Complete hip replacement surgery coming up Jan 9, 2009


CPA
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 655
   Posted 12/24/2008 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, Pete.  Here's wishing you a joyous, blessed and very merry Christmas.  My son did 18 months on active duty in the army last year and I served in the Air Force (a few years back!) I know you are justifiably proud of your sons!  David

Age 55
Diagnosed Dec 2007 during annual routine physical
PSA doubled from previous year from 1.5 to 3.2
12 biopsies - 2 positive with 2 marginal
Gleason 3 + 3 = 6
RRP 4 Feb 08
Both nerves spared
Good pathology - no margins - all encapsulated - Gleason 4 + 3 = 7
Catheter out Feb 13 - wore pad for couple of days - pad free Feb 16
Great wife and family who take very good care of me

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