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FLHW(David E)
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 201
   Posted 2/10/2009 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Tomorrow is the 4th year "anniversary" of my diagnosis, and so I begin the 5th year of the journey, the odyssey.
I'm not sure I have a lot to add beyond what I put in my blog earlier(link below).

I am thankful, that's right thankful for so much. PCa may, one day, take my life but it has also given me life....
Thank all of you here at HW for your thoughts and prayers.
Dx'd 2/18/05
PSA 271, bone mets, lymph node involvement
Gleason Score: 7
Current (1-26-09)
PSA: 37.59
Taxotere + Prednisone + Atrasentan
[12th Treatment on January 26th]
Clinical Trial:
Personal Blog:

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 2/10/2009 10:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi David,
I hope that year five is blessed for you and your family. Your story I first read in your blog, and on Youtube. You have done nothing less than be a great display of courage and love. Never a post of yours do I miss, whether here or PPML, Yahoo, or anywhere. Because of the inspiration you have shown us, we owe you the thanks. I am honored to know you , and to have you as my friend. God bless you buddy!

Ruthie and I love our Overland Park connection....:-)...(Still awaiting your

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  

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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 2/11/2009 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
David E,

I know that I didn't know you ahead of time. I went to your blog and read much. You are a major inspiration to the PC cause and men's health in general. The things you have gone through in 4 years make any of my journey pale in comparsom, my hat is off to you. I hope you keep posting here year after year after year, fighting the good fight that you have thus far. I hope only the best for you, in every way. I will look forward to your next post.

David in SC
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, Right nerves saved, 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 .05

Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 2/11/2009 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
May year 5 be filled with strength, hope and good health! All the best to you David and thank you for inspiring so many of us!
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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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 637
   Posted 2/11/2009 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear David, I just read your blog....You write beautifully, and in a very friendly readable way. You have great strength....I love the St. Peregrine's prayer....I have it too, I always wondered why he was called St. Peregrine. Do you think he resembled a peregrine falcon or maybe because a falcon is such a strong bird! My best wishes for you this year....and for all of the men on this forum... 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
AUS improving..only 2 pads a day and one at night
Complete hip replacement surgery Dr. Waters Gainesville, FL 1/9/09
Forging ahead to health!

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 2/11/2009 11:50 PM (GMT -6)   
You are a source of strength to many - more than you know. Your attitude and beliefs have been a constant.
So, here's to the best Year 5 imaginable!
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