Happy Valentines Day to all our wives & spouses & other halves

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Purgatory
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   Posted 2/14/2009 7:54 AM (GMT -6)   
We salute each and every wife or spouse or other half of each and every man here pre-dx, pre-treatment, post-treatment, etc that is dealing with PCa.
 
We love and appreciate your care and devotion to us in our time of need.  We love how you ease our pains, our fears, and our worries.  We love how you can be tough when we need you to be tough.  We love how you helped us through each step of the way, through the jungle of PCa, with all its twists and turns.
 
We love how  we rejoice together, at something as simple as a new zero on a PSA test.  We love how we cry together, if we are sharing another set back.  We cheer as someone here or someone we know in real life achieves a victory in their fight, even if we havent made it to that point yet ourselves.
 
We love how we can think back many years to our marriage vows, and remember the "in sickness and in health".
 
We love how you are there for us, no matter what.  Happy Valentines Day.
 
David in SC
 
P.S.  My wife and I were engaged on Valentines Day, 1974, 45 days after our first date.
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
 
 


gpg
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 180
   Posted 2/14/2009 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
A very thoughtful post David, and may you and your wife enjoy the anniversary.

Scott
Diagnosed @ 48yo 04/07
focal, low volume tumor gleason 6
RRP 07/30/07 robotic
Persistance of PSA
IMRT 11/07-01/08
Emerg, cysto obstructed bladder 01/08
Persistance of PSA
08/08 learned Dr. left significant amount of prostate
12/08 PCA3 negative
12/08 saturation biopsy 36 cores 24 having normal prostate tissue
12/08 referred whole to med malprac attorney


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25364
   Posted 2/14/2009 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Scott, I can honestly say, not sure how I would have handled all this going on in my life right now had it not been for her, my hat is off to my wife and all the other women associated here.
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
 
 


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 2/14/2009 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Amen,

We have had thank you's for the girls here before, but I have to say, David, you chose the best day for it. My Ruthie has been by my side every step of the way. And the ladies here posting, have been amazing for their guys and dads. All of them. This forum has a unique ability to show their love at the highest levels. What a blessing it is to have the inputs of the ladies.

Happy Valentines to all here. And indeed you wonderful gals!

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!


creed_three
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 2/14/2009 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi David,
Thank you for such a lovely post. Congratulations on the anniversary of your engagement. Happy Valentine's day to you and to all the guys posting here - with lots of love from one of the gals posting here! wink Lana
Creed_three
Husband 51 yrs (49 years at diagnosis)
PSA (2002) 2.1.  PSA (2006) 3.5.  1 x (5%) core of 12 positive at biopsy. 11 cores negative. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing April 2007. Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7.   Undetectable PSA since Surgery (< 0.1) specifically,  
June 2007: 0.01; Oct 2007: 0.02; April 2008: 0.02: October 2008: 0.03: November, 2008 (repeat PSA with instructions to lab to calibrate carefully) = 0.02.
 


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25364
   Posted 2/14/2009 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the kind words, Lana. From the stats, looks like your husband is still doing well, always happy to hear that with one of our brothers. Happy valentines day to you, too.

David
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
 
 


divo
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 637
   Posted 2/15/2009 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you David , Peter and I had a lovely Valentines Day Dinner. We had to have the early bird special at 5 30 because the restaurant was booked, but that was fine! It was just great to see Pete laugh again and be free of hip pain. Congratulations to you and your wife on your anniversary....and thank you for all of your positive and wonderful posts... Diane
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
Hip replacement total success..pain gone!!
PSA .7 2/10/09


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25364
   Posted 2/15/2009 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
That is great news, Diane and Pete. Glad you both had a good time, and so happy that the hip replacements for Pete are working so well. Lot easier to feel happy when you aren't in constant pain.

We went out to the resturant where my daughter is a manager downtown Greenville, it was packed, but she had the hostess on the lookout for our arrival and had a special table waiting. We didn't stay out late, you know us old people, lol. All in all it was a good and special day for us. My wife would testify to this, in our 35 years, I have never forgoten a birthday, aniversary, or any other holiday. She loves being spoiled, and I love to spoil, one of my simple pleasures in life. My best to the two of you.

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
 
 

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