Woo-Hoo!! #6 from *bluebird ~ Buddy & Lee and Murphy too!

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   Posted 3/27/2009 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   

  tongue    Hey ~ Friends of HealingWell, 


Just a little note to let you know we are continuing to move forward. 

We’ve just had our 3-year PSA and glad to report we have a GOOSE EGG!!!

#6 Woo~Hoo

We continue to keep you close in our thoughts and in our prayers.


Thank you for touching our lives….

  “All that you are reaches out and touches others

      in ever-widening circles of friendship”.


Hugs from Lee & Buddy and Murphy too!!!



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*bluebird  ~ Lee, Buddy, & Murphy from North Carolina

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April 3, 2006  Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy

6th PSA ~ February 2009    less than 0.1 NON-DETECTABLE 

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   Posted 3/27/2009 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bluebird

Let the celebration begin. Congrats on three years of zeros.

Mika and Dale
age at dx 54 now 56
psa at dx 4.3
got the bad news 1/29/07
open surgery Duke Medical Center 5-29-07
never more than 2 pads
Tossed the pads this spring
ED still a problem
Got a shot last week and it was great
A year an a half of zero's

Doting Daughter
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   Posted 3/27/2009 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Fantastic news Lee!!! It is always so wonderful to have you pop back in here. We miss you and are thrilled at the wonderful news!! Thanks for sharing in our lives and making this road so much easier to travel down. All the best to you, Buddy and Murphy! xoxoxo
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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   Posted 3/27/2009 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news Ms Bluebird and Buddy,

Its so nice to see your smiling, happy, upbeat posting again. You are truly HW's ray of sunshine...

Age 74. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06. Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C N0 MX. Gleason 3+4.
50 mg Viagra + .04 cc Trimix = Excellent Results
PSAs from 1/3/07 - 7/17/08 0.00.
PSA on 1/28/09 - 0.02
Lung cancer dxed on 5/16/08. Surgery on 6/25/08 T1N1M0 - Stage IIA Finished 4 cycles of chemo on 11/7/08.
CT scans on 12/2/08 & 2/25/09 - in remission!!!
Next scan in May 09.
Biker90's Journey
Jim's Space
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."

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   Posted 3/27/2009 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   

Perfect. Just perfect. I am thrilled for the three of you. 

My Best,


August of 2006, PSA up to 4.2 from 2.7 one year ago. 
October free and total PSA 12% free and 5.0 total.
A month, or so later, 4.7.
Late in the year decide on Image Guided IMRT.
Begin 43 treatments on January 23, 2007 and finish on March 23.
Wow, almost two years behind.  I had a typical radiation bounce that
scared me, but it seems to be ok.  PSA is about 1.0 which is ok for
a rad guy at this stage of the game.
Got my FAA medical certificate back four months after starting my
treatment.  It's still a First Class, just jumping through a few hoops.

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   Posted 3/27/2009 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   

    Great to hear Mamma and Buddy,  Hope things are going well with both of you.


    43 at Dx and Surgery (RRP)
    PSA 5.7, Biopsy 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate, Gleason 7
    RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved. All Lab's clear. 
    Cathiter in for 28 days due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
    First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006  Undetectable 0.00.
    ED workable and usable with Viagra.
    Feb. 20th, 2007 - Feb. 4th, 2008  Cystoscope, Two Collagen injections,Second Opinion Consultation for Incontinance at OU Medical Center, Bio-Feedback training, Chiropractic, Accupuncture  to try to resolve ongoing incontinance (4-6 pads a day)  All PSA's 0.00.
    Feb. 22nd, 2008 - Surgery to install the AMS AdVance Male Sling.
    March 27th, 2008 - Sling not working, Little or no improvement.
    April 18, 2008 - Collagen injection.  Back to using 4-6 full pads a day within a week.
    May 14, 2008 - Another collagen injection to try to Band-Aid the leaking for our June cruise.  Will start making conusultation appiontments for AUS after we return.
    July 14th, 2008 - AUS consultation with Dr. Morey at UT Southwestern (Dallas).
    July 30, PSA 0.00.
    Aug. 22nd, 2008 - AUS Surgery by Dr. Morey
    Oct. 6th, 2008 - AUS Activation by Dr. Morey.  Working Great, only light drips and dribbles.
    Jan, 31st, 2009 - PSA 0.00  Next test in July, 2009  

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   Posted 3/27/2009 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations! It couldn't have happen to a nicer couple.
All the best to you in the years to come.

Born Sept 1936
PSA 7.9
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
open RP 28 Nov 06, Post op staging T3a
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; 3 days before Rad Start=0.1
Salvage RT completed (33 sessions - 66 Grays) on the 19th Dec., 08.
PSA on the 26 Jan., 09, =0.05. PSA tests now every 6 month

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   Posted 3/27/2009 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   

Think of you often and all the good you did on this forum.  Congrats on the undetectable.


Diagnosed Feb 2001  (Age 65)  Currently 73
PSA 4.8      Gleason 3+3=6      Stage   T2b
Completed Proton Therapy @ Loma Linda - 2001 - No side effects.  My journey is at: http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=727565
7yr PSA - 0.2
Our responsibility now is to educate men about Pca, PSA and the importance of early detection. 

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 3/27/2009 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hokey Smokes Bulwinkle!
It's the Momma Blue & Buddy Show Live from N. Carolina!!! How great to hear about the 3 year goose egg, thats awsome news! You are dearly miised here, I for one will never forget all the good you did for everyone way back when> You planted the seeds and look what grew? This forum is packed w/ new guys & gals beniffiting from all the hard work Y'all did back then. Bless you and keep you>
Your old friend,
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections every 2weeks . 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis in port in Japan and the other on a Gator Freighter USS Bataan stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa! 

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   Posted 3/27/2009 10:32 PM (GMT -6)   
tongue  What great, wonderful news Lee! 3 years of clear PSA's - such happy news. So glad to hear all is well with you and Buddy as you head into the warmer months. CHEERS (toast!) to you and Buddy and Murphy! Lots of love, Lana & CJ. xx00xx yeah
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.

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 3/28/2009 12:01 AM (GMT -6)   

Lee, Buddy, and my dear friend Murphy!

Guess where I am?  Yup Zion again...You know the whole story.  I had no plans to post today, but when I see a bluebird a flappin' its wings, my heart starts a flutterin'. 

Woooooo-Hooooooooo!   Three years!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Big Congrats.

You know I am so happy tonight...So is Blackie!  He is laying beside me in the RV and when I said Murphy's around he stretched out and sighed...Ruthie and I love you guys very much!  I'll give y'all a call soon.  Until then, you've said this to me and so many:

Thank you for being you!  Thank you for touching so many.....Thank you for touching me!


Tony, Ruthie, Blackie, and the kitty critters!
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 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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   Posted 3/28/2009 6:41 AM (GMT -6)   

That is exciting Blue bird. Glad you decided to stay in the zero club. I look forward to your 4 year test and it still being a zero.YIIIIIPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEE


peace and love


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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   Posted 3/28/2009 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
HI Bluebird.  Great to hear from you and particularly with good news.  Keep up the good reports.  David

Age 55
Diagnosed Dec 2007 during annual routine physical
PSA doubled from previous year from 1.5 to 3.2
12 biopsies - 2 positive with 2 marginal
Gleason 3 + 3 = 6
RRP 4 Feb 08
Both nerves spared
Good pathology - no margins - all encapsulated - Gleason 4 + 3 = 7
Catheter out Feb 13 - wore pad for couple of days - pad free Feb 16
Great wife and family who take very good care of me

M. Kat
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   Posted 3/29/2009 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
That is wonderful news! I'm glad that things are going well with you three and you are still enjoying your travels. it's always great to see an "old" face around here. only in time here at HW....not our ages. LOL
Husband Jeff 56 years old diagnosed July 27, 2006
PSA 6.5, 2 positive areas in biopsy, Gleason 3+3=6
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy August 30, 2006
pathology report - all clear - cancer gone
1st post-surgery PSA test <0.1, 2nd post-surgery PSA test <0.1, 3rd PSA <0.1
no more pads Oct 12, 2006
first "real" erection with use of pump 12/16/06
3/07 - occasional dribbles and erections with Cialis and pump
8/07 - 1 yr PSA <0.1
9/1/07 - achieved erection with Viagra - no pump!
3/08 - 18 mo PSA <0.1
switched to Levitra - works much better than Viagra & Cialis - fewer side affects
summer of 2008 - have had a few erections with no drugs! yeah!!
8/08 - 2 yr PSA <0.1

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   Posted 3/30/2009 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   

What wonderful news - so glad to hear Buddy is continuing with the well deserved WOO-HOO's!

My best to you 3,
Husband Diagnosed 11/17/05 Age: 63 PSA: 7.96 No Symptoms
2/09/06: LRP - Post Pathology - Gleason 4+3 Stage T2b NO MX
3 mo. PSA: 11.8 Stage T3a
6 mo. PSA: 18.8 Stage IV Systemic w/ distant lymph node involvement
Start HT - Lupron 3 mo. shots
12/06/06: PSA 0.8
03/07/07: PSA 0.3
PSA - Undetectable since 6/07/07

Link to journey:

James C.
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   Posted 3/30/2009 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
bluegirl. hugs and kisses for you, a hearty manly handshake for him and congrats to both for this milestone on your Journey...miss you here...
James C. Age 62
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
4/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS 3/3=6
9/07 Nerve sparing open RRP- Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Stg. pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
16 mts: ED- 50 mg Viagra 3X week, pump daily,Trimix .35ml 2X week continues
PSA's: .04 each 3 months

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   Posted 3/30/2009 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
WHOO HOOO from Bob & Linda . . . so glad to hear of your third year of a lifetime of ZERO'S . . . . . glad to hear from you as well.

We are in the last few days of our winter in Arizona and heading for the "still wintery north" later this week.

Take care!

;o) Linda & Bob
Bob (62) - Laproscopic Prostate Removal Sept 27, 2006 at age 60.
2 of 12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.
Pathology - Gleeson 3 + 4; stage T2; cancer completely contained, even a second more aggressive, previously undetected cancer) PSA UNDETECTABLE Nov 2006; Feb, May, Oct 2007; May and November 2008.  WHOOO HOOOO! 
Bob also has two secondary conditions -- Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platelets) and . . Myelofibrosis) -- If anyone has experience with or information on these, please email us.

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   Posted 4/4/2009 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
tongue   Hey ~ Mvesr,  Doting Daughter,  biker90,  jetguy,  kw,  Magaboo,  Dutch,  Pete’s trips, creed_three,  TC-LasVegas,  livinadream,  CPA,  M.Kat,  myman,  James C, and  lawink


Special words from special friends who walked with us and allowed us to walk with you!!!  Thank you for keeping us close and wishing us well on our continued journey moving forward. 


HealingWell friends are forever ~ even when we find we need to move on…  but you are never far from our thoughts and prayers.


Remember we are all under the same stars, moon, and sun.  Reach up and touch them and know we are thinking of you!!!


Hugs and special ~  heartfelt thanks  ~

In Friendship ~ Lee, Buddy, and Murphy too!

Ralph Alfalfa
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   Posted 4/4/2009 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I think what I especially look forward to are all the colors! That, and all the good news you send us. I feel like I'm back in a simpler time, like the 60's and all the FUN I had. Oh, to be young again. Well, best to you and continued happy times...

 Dx: October,27(the day after my birthday)
 Psa 14.5
 Gleason:(4+3) 7 T1c
 Bone scan:Negative
 Cat scan: Negative
 Biopsy: 4 of 12 positive, left side, pre-cancerous on the right.
 Confined to prostate.
 DaVinci Jan. 19th, No lymph node involvement, all margins clear.
 8 week PSa <0.01
 Gleason downgraded to (3+4)7
 Fully continent...ED progressing as expected.

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