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BillyMac
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   Posted 2/5/2009 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Friday lunchtime here now it is quite hot at present. But the forecast for tomorrow is for my state (NSW in Oz) to become the hottest place on earth .......47 degrees Celsius..........just under 117 degrees F. I have a golf game scheduled so here's hoping I survive. shocked
Bill

Post Edited (BillyMac) : 2/5/2009 6:45:21 PM (GMT-7)


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 2/5/2009 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Where I live, 117 is hit at least a few times a summer. And I have golfed in it, too. I do make it a practice to do so rarely, however. My hihest temp here in Vegas was 121. In Phoenix was 123 once and my plane could not leave until it cooled some.

But yes...That's hot.

Tony
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 15, 2007
Geason 4+3=7, Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
Positive Margins (PM), Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE) : Bilateral Seminal vesicle invasion (SVI)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (January 13, 2009): <0.1
 
My Journal is at Tony's Blog  
 
STAY POSITIVE!


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 2/5/2009 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Billy, my gosh, I would die in that heat. Living here in western South Carolina by the mountains, I don't think it has ever gotten over 102 F. Most summers, it's rare to get much over 95-98 F tops. Guess it would be summer in your hemisphere. Today, the high was about 42 F, low was about 18 F. This weekend will be balmy at around 65F.
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3
3rd Biopsy 9/8 Positive 7 of 7 cores pos, 40-90%, Gleason 7
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Non-nerve sparing, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes 
First PSA Post Surgery   2/9/9
 
 


mozart250
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 102
   Posted 2/5/2009 11:52 PM (GMT -6)   
117?  123?
 
Moses!
 
And I think it is hot when it is 85.
 
I think I have seen 100 once in my lifetime.  That once is sufficient.
 
But on the flip side, we have seen -25 below where I live.  That's not too bad,
one of the colder parts of Vermont hit -40 below this winter.  Tonight is not too bad,
it is just in the single digits below zero.
 
But then again I think I recall reading that Tok Alaska hit -79 or something like that.
53 Year Old DBA by profession; amateur pianist by passion.
 
June and Aug 2006:  PSA 4.6.  DRE prostate enlarged.  Second opinion
Sep  2006:  Biopsy results positive one lobe.  Gleason 3+3.
Nov  2006:  RPA performed at Fletcher Allen in Burlington VT.
Nov  2006:  Pathology report: Stage T3a and Gleason 3+4.
Dec  2006:  PSA 0.1
Feb, May  2007:  PSA 0.0 (under 0.1)
Aug, Nov  2007 and Feb 2008:  PSA 0.1
Mar-May  2008:  IMRT Radiation..completed May 1, 2008 
Sept 2008, Jan 2009: PSA still 0.1.  Dang. 
 


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 2/6/2009 2:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Lana,
I think I am moving to Australia to sell a new snake oil ~ It's called an air conditioner. It cures your propensity towards acquiring manually induced hot flashes. Works on the animals as well. My goodness, lady, have CJ dig a pool quickly. The dogs will jump in, but the cat will need to be persuaded. LOL

Love you, both!

Tony
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 15, 2007
Geason 4+3=7, Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
Positive Margins (PM), Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE) : Bilateral Seminal vesicle invasion (SVI)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (January 13, 2009): <0.1
 
My Journal is at Tony's Blog  
 
STAY POSITIVE!


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 2/6/2009 8:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Without central a/c in the house, all a/c in the cars, a/c in the stores, a/c at the job, would never be able to survive even the weather here in South Carolina. I get unglued if it ever strays much above 80F. We are all creatures of comfort
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3
3rd Biopsy 9/8 Positive 7 of 7 cores pos, 40-90%, Gleason 7
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Non-nerve sparing, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes 
First PSA Post Surgery   2/9/9
 
 


Ziggy9
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 981
   Posted 2/6/2009 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
TC-LasVegas said...
Where I live, 117 is hit at least a few times a summer. And I have golfed in it, too. I do make it a practice to do so rarely, however. My hihest temp here in Vegas was 121. In Phoenix was 123 once and my plane could not leave until it cooled some.

But yes...That's hot.

Tony

I golfed one time in Mesquite, Nv when it was 108. It was just us and an eldery couple we played through on the enitre course. It took us only 2 1/2 hours to play 18. Then we rushed to the casino for frozen margaritas. Usually when I drive to Vegas to see family I'll golf first in St George or Mesquite.
Diagnosed 11/08/07 - Age: 58 - 3 of 12 @5%
Psa: 2.3 - 3+3=6 - Size: 34g -T-2-A
 
2/22/08 - 3D Mapping Saturation Biopsy - 1 of 45 @2% - Psa:2.1 - 3+3=6 - 28g after taking Avodart - Catheter for 1 day -Good Candidate for TFT(Targeted Focal Therapy) Cryosurgery(Ice Balls) - Clinical Research Study
 
4/22/08 - TFT performed at University of Colorado Medical Center - Catheter for 4 days - Slight soreness for 2 weeks but afterward life returns as normal
 
7/30/08 - Psa: .32
11/10/08 - Psa.62 - Not unexpected bounce after the 80% drop the quarter earlier. Along with urine flow readings, an acceptable amount left in bladder measured by sonic. Results warrant skipping third quarter tests, and to return April, 2009 for final biopsy scheduled to
complete clinical research study 
 
 
 


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 2/6/2009 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
But aren't you talking about ultra low humidity dry heat there in Nevada and perhaps Oz land? That's a lot more bearable than say 95 F and high humidity in the deep south in the summer, or in New Orleans most of the year.
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3
3rd Biopsy 9/8 Positive 7 of 7 cores pos, 40-90%, Gleason 7
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Non-nerve sparing, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes 
First PSA Post Surgery   2/9/9
 
 


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 2/6/2009 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
It's 45 here too, but Farenheit. ;) Cloudy, light showers.
Soak up the vitamin D Bill and drink lots of water. Have fun!
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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Gunner59
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 110
   Posted 2/6/2009 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't feel too sorry for you, we just got power restored after 7 1/2 days without after a nasty nasty ice storm, I think a lot of folks around here would have welcomed the heat! Temps dipped into single digits (Fahrenheit) several nights, my poor generator got a real work out, as did my wallet putting gas in it. We still have folks who won't see power for a week or two at this point. On the good side, if we lose power in the summertime, my generator has enough oomph to run the A/C :)
Age 48 at diagnosis
3 Jul 08 PSA 27.21
Biopsy positive 3+3=7 9 of 24 punches
Bone scan clear
22 Sep 08 Laproscopic Radical Prostatectomy and bilateral pelvic Lymphadenectomy
Gleason 3+4 after prostate removal, lymph nodes clear
Stage T2B
PSA at 3 months=undetectable


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 2/6/2009 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Ziggy, I have golfed in St George and Mesquite many times, but I usually wait until Spring for Mesquite. I really love St. George and Zion NP (Duck Creek is just 45 miles from there and that is where my favorite dirt bike trails are). I spend many weekends a year in that area. Because of my Verizon internet card, you never know when I am online from there or at home.

Our Aussie buddies here are all talking about the heat. From Perth to Melbourne to Sidney...yikes. A continental heat wave...Lana, tell CJ we'll be in it in 6 months and he can laugh at me.

Tony
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 15, 2007
Geason 4+3=7, Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
Positive Margins (PM), Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE) : Bilateral Seminal vesicle invasion (SVI)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (January 13, 2009): <0.1
 
My Journal is at Tony's Blog  
 
STAY POSITIVE!


kcragman
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 240
   Posted 2/6/2009 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
OK - Sorry guys, just gotta jump in here. You are talking about natural heat - but I have to tell you about some man-made heat. I was stationed onboard a Forrest Sherman class destroyer on a cruise in the Med - Indian Ocean - and Persian Gulf in 1981. My ship was 25 years old at the time, and woefully under AC'd. Being the supply officer (Suppo), I had the best stateroom onboard (besides the Captain) and it got DOWN to 95 degrees at night. They liked to mess with the Suppo, so they would send me down into the boiler rooms to do inspections (ha-ha).

I climbed down the ladder the first time, and there was this big boiler tech chief, sitting on a stool in front of a giant fan. It felt like standing in front of a mega-ton hair dryer. I could NOT stay there! So I stepped out of the breeze and into - absolute suffocating, broiling stillness. I couldn't breathe. I could NOT stay there! So I jumped back into the breeze. Bottom line, it was 140 degrees in those spaces. It felt like my nose hairs were burning. The corpsman had the engineers on 2 hour watches due to heat stress. We gave each guy a #10 can of frozen water (about the size of a large coffee can) at the start of their watch, and they drank it as it melted. And we had mostly 18 to 21 year old guys down there running those giant, red-hot machines, and doing it with a very chipper and professional attitude. I'll never forgot one particularly efficient, particularly young BT coming up to me with his clipboard and saying, "Good evening, LT. Would you like to check some gauges with me?" There were just some amazing kids on board that warship.

Anyway - I agree, hot is hot. But THAT was ridiculous.

kcragman
Age: 53; 52 at DX
March 2006: PSA 2.5
Dec 2007: PSA taken for insurance application. I did not see the results until late
              Jan '08 - after I was rejected. Their lab said PSA 4.5.
Feb 2008: PSA 3.7.
March 2008: Biopsy. Gleason 7 (4+3) 12 cores taken. 5 on the left side were
              cancerous and the 6th was suspect.  
May 5, 2008: Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy at GW Hospital, Washington DC.

Post op: Gleason 9 (4+5). 15% of prostate involved. Stage: pT3a. Negative margins. Lymph node and nerve samples taken, and appeared to be cancer free.

July 2008: PSA at 7 weeks was undetectable.
August 2008: PSA at 14 weeks (3 months) was undetectable.
Nov 2008: PSA at 6 months was undetectable.

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