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FLHW(David E)
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 201
   Posted 7/15/2009 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
It's been a while since I posted or even commented on a post. I have been enjoying my free time with family
and have become fascinated with Facebook. Don't laugh, the fastest growing demographic on Facebook is the over 35 crowd!

Anyway, yesterday I went to the KU Cancer Center to have updated CT and Bone scans.
My last CT was June of 2008 and previous bone scan was February of this year.
Today I received copies of the tests and the Radiologists report which indicated no
changes in either scan.

My 41 month battle is well documented at my blog so I won't at this time go into my treatment
and medical history. Briefly, I finished 12 rounds of chemo in late January 2009 that was part of the Atrasentan trial.
My results were mediocre and I am currently on somewhat of a break while we decide what to do next.

Though my PSA may seem rather high to some of you, and though I have mets in my rib, and extensively in my pelvic area
and am otherwise asymptomatic. I have virtually no pain, am on no pain meds (not even Advil etc.) and remain highly active working
out 3-4 times a week and playing disc (Frisbee) golf twice on most weekends.

On Monday I will have my monthly meeting with my Oncologist and my monthly Lupron shot. I have no reason to believe my PSA will not have risen again, I you know what, I'm OK with that for now. We will take the results of my scans and all of Monday's blood work and send them to MD Anderson to obtain their opinion as well.

This is about it for now.

Peace be with you all and thanks TC for reminder....
Dx'd 2/18/05
PSA 271, bone mets, lymph node involvement
Gleason Score: 7
Been on Lupron since beginning
Was on Casodex, then HDK, the Nilandron
Finished 12 rounds of Taxotere on January 26th

Current (6-22-09)
PSA: 66.14
Treatment: Lupron
Personal Blog:

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 7/15/2009 11:15 PM (GMT -6)   
My prayers always include you and your family. I will call you again soon, it's time to start getting my fall calandar together. I would love to make and FHLW event. Good luck on Monday...See you on Facebook...in a few minutes...

 Age 47 (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 (May 11, 2009): <0.1
My Journal is at Tony's Blog  

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 7/15/2009 11:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi David,

Long time, no see. Thank you for sharing the update on your courageous fight with all of us.

Our hopes and prayers go out to you and family.

Da Vinci LRP July 31, 2007… 54 on surgery day
PSA 4.3 Gleason 3+3=6 T2a Confined to Prostate
6th PSA 06/09 still less than 0.1

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