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Gene214
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 422
   Posted 1/12/2009 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Begging someone to stay...???  Let Gordy go.
 
Gene214
PC diagnosed 12-06 @ age 63
Radical open removal 2-14-07, Gleason 3+3=6
Removal of stricture 6-07, incontinence continues
Scheduled for AUS & IPP 05-08
Surgeon cancelled one day pre-surgery, due to cardiac concerns
Nuclear stress 5/13/08
3 stents 5/27
AUS, IPP implanted 07-16-08
AUS, IPP was activated on 08-18-08.  They both work!
10-20-08 went back to surgeon for a follow-up.  Both devices are working very good and surgeon was very pleased that I am very pleased.
 


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 1/12/2009 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Gene,
No begging, but I don't ever want to lose a member. We all come from different walks of life, and I want all to be treated fairly. What "fairly" is, is different for all of us, including me, if that makes any sense. Many of us require different types of support and help while we fight cancer. And Les is no different. I want him to stay, but he has to decide what he wants to do. It's his right. The rules are clear on what is permitted at HealingWell, and so far the great members here are 99.9% in line with them. I believe in everybody trying to do the right things. And the right thing is to not try to chase anybody away.

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!
 
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STAY POSITIVE!
 
 


Bluenose
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 260
   Posted 1/12/2009 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   

 

    Short and sweet....very well said Tony. I appreaciate that   mindset.  Makes perfect sense to me...later dude!

 


 
   age: 53
   Pre-0p PSA  Feb. 08, 5.0
      4.22.08, 4.1
      Biopsy 5.1.08 
      Gleason-3+4=7
      T2a
      5 of 15 cores positive
      Da Vinci scheduled..7.29.08..as I read somewhere on this 
      site....."the first show of the day"
       DaVinci completed 7.29.08,
       Bladder Sling installed, umbilical hernia repair  
       completed during surgery.    
        Sent home 30hrs,  JP drain in place 7days,
       Path report "cancer fully contained"....Margins clear
        Cath removed 8.8.08(ten days)...one lightly used pad 24 hours
        ED therapy begins 8.9.08. 100mg viagra three times a week,
        pump everyday and hold for ten minutes.
        8.16.08 switched to Levitra 20mg.......whahoo, got lucky...
        immediate results..... 
        9.15.08 pad free at night, one thin (light) pad during the daytime
        hours. Just because I'm chicken..!
         9.18.08 1st post-0p-PSA-Undetectable...Zero's!  Yes!
         12.22.08 2nd post-op PSA-Zeros still...  
          Pads gone 1.3.09,finally found the strength..it's all good! 
          Thanks ya'all..
 
        
           .."just tryin' to reason with hurricane season"..
 
                                                                         
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 1/12/2009 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
That's right Tony, that's the correct attitude that should be in place. And let's never forget that we are all human with all the natural frailities that come along with that.

David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX
PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3, 9/8 14.9, 10/8 16.4
3rd Biopsy 9-2008 Positive 7 of 7 cores positive, ranging from 40 - 90%, G 4+3 & 3+4
Open RP surgery  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, Catheter out 12/29/08.  After 7 hours, complete stoppage again, emergency room put in Catheter #3 early evening of day 45, still 12/29/08. 1/5/9 - Cath #3 out, dr. did cycloscope, saw potential blockage, put in Catheter #4, 1/9/9 - pre-op, 1/13/9 - corrective operation scheduled at St. Francis
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.
First PSA Post Surgery  Scheduled now for 2/9/9
 
 


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 1/12/2009 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
My thoughts exactly Tony!
Father's Age 62 (now 63)
Original Gleason 3+4=7, Post-Op Gleason- 4+3=7,
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin, One positive node. T3a N1 M0.
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07, Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yrs
Radiation March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
July 2, 08 PSA <.02
Oct. 10, 08 PSA <.02
Praying for a cured dad.

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BillyMac
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 1858
   Posted 1/12/2009 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Gene214,
Despite the fact that the tone of your earlier posts seemingly would indicate you are a believer or religiously inclined , that obviously does not include compassion and understanding.
Bill
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)

Post Edited (BillyMac) : 1/12/2009 2:41:00 PM (GMT-7)


Gene214
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 422
   Posted 1/13/2009 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
OK.  Billy Mac.  You've brought up religion... again... and I didn't think you liked anyone else doing that.  So to respond, yes I am a believer.  I'm not perfect.  I'd say more, but we all really need to get back to pc.  I confess to not knowing the whole story about Gordy so my comment regarding letting Gordy go was out of place.  Please forgive me.  I'll just lurk here. 
 
Gene214
PC diagnosed 12-06 @ age 63
Radical open removal 2-14-07, Gleason 3+3=6
Removal of stricture 6-07, incontinence continues
Scheduled for AUS & IPP 05-08
Surgeon cancelled one day pre-surgery, due to cardiac concerns
Nuclear stress 5/13/08
3 stents 5/27
AUS, IPP implanted 07-16-08
AUS, IPP was activated on 08-18-08.  They both work!
10-20-08 went back to surgeon for a follow-up.  Both devices are working very good and surgeon was very pleased that I am very pleased.
 

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