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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 12/24/2008 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Merry Christmas to all the great people on this board. I say it is safe to say that many of us here understand the true meaning of family and Christmas. I know I do.

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 12/24/2008 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much Aspen,
Yes, the spirit of Christmas starts with a Mass in our lives...And we celebrate the true meaning with our family. Oh, what a great day indeed!

May God bless you, and have a safe and Merry Christmas!

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:

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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 12/24/2008 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Merry Christmas everybody! May you all be surrounded by your favorite people during this beautiful time of year.
Diagnosed:  8/24/08, age-47
Father died of prostate cancer at age 72
PSA 1.5 early 2007, 4.5 mid 2008, all remedies tried & reduced to only 3.2, uh oh.
Biop - 2 positives of 20 samples
Gleason - 3+3
RRP - 11/13/08 via Da Vinci by Dr. David Samadi, Mt. Sinai Hosp. NY
Post op biopsy - 75% of samples positive for cancer, Post op Gleason 3+4
some lymph Nodes tested, all negative
all nerves spared - I'm told
Catheter in for 1 week, using 1 pad a day. 

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 12/24/2008 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Merry Christmas to all and remember this is the season of love, peace, joy, and hope.

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
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

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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 637
   Posted 12/24/2008 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
"The Joy of Life is the Forward Road" Let us all go forward into 2009 with peace, love and hope to change the things that we can change, and the acceptance of things that we can't..... Much love to you all. Diane ....Nothing is worth more than this day....
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

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