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Ralph Alfalfa
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 12/24/2008 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Tony, Jim, Vicki, Di, Dale, etc.
Thanks for all the advice you've given us newbies these past months.  You all are an invaluable source of information to us and you are helping to make our journeys in a more informed and intelligent way.  All the best to alll of you in 2009.
Thanks,
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


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 12/24/2008 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, Bob,
As a youngster in a prostate cancer forum, I don't mind being called an oldie...Newbie, or Oldie, we are here together doing our best to get well again. Helping others is a natural event at this wonderful website. May peace be with you, my friend!

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!
 
 


divo
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 637
   Posted 12/24/2008 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Bob, You are the greatest! Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year 2009! I think it is going to be a good one for all of us! Pete and I had a special christmas eve dinner. i made lobster tails and champagne. we had some laughs, and he is happy tonight! Di
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


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 12/25/2008 7:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad you found the site Bob and even happier that we have been able to help. I am not near as smart as the others on the forum but I can sure bring some spiritual hope to every one. May the peace and grace of the Lord be with 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
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%
 


KrisP
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 162
   Posted 12/25/2008 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Merry Christmas to all my dear friends here. Hope the new year brings lots of good luck and lots of Zero's to members of the zero club

Merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Age: 54
Occupation: Mechanical Engineer
Home: Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Biopsy: 3/5/2008; Pre surgery: Gleason 6 (3+3), involving left lobe
Clinical stage: t2b. DaVinci Surgery on 4/21/2008 in Austin by Dr Randy Fagin.
Pathologist report upgraded to a Gleason 7 (3+4); Clinical stage upgraded also to a T3a; Margins: Clear
First post surgery PSA = < 0.04 (Undetectable)
Second PSA (10/27/08) = < 0.1 Undetectable


biker90
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 12/25/2008 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Merry Christmas to you Bob and all the fine folks here on HW from sunny Tampa.

There are 4 feet of snow back in Spokane where we will be on Monday. Lots of shovelling to do...

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."

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