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JustJulie
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   Posted 7/24/2009 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
If you are at all interested in Brachytherapy, your location has truly blessed you (at least in my eyes).  My husband's Brachytherapist - Dr. Juanita Crook - transferred her practice to British Columbia in May and I have only the highest regard for her.
 
If you are seeking a Brachytherapist - PLEASE - take the time to consult with her and tell her Julie and Kirk from Princess Margaret in Toronto sent you!
 
Best of luck to you.
 
JustJulie
Husband diagnosed in December 2005
PSA of 3.74
Gleason 6
Brachytherapy (91 stranded seeds) April 2006
PSA of 0.39 - November 2008 - whoo hooo!
PSA of 0.31 - May, 2009 - whoo hoo again!
 


ttrapski
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/24/2009 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Julie,

Thanks for that. Yes, I have heard of Dr. Cook and I hope to get to see her as well. I have lots of questions in regards to your husbands treatment , his age , follow up health and functionability , etc. Is he available to post ?

T.

JustJulie
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   Posted 7/24/2009 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Dr. Crook is a fabulous doctor and I cannot say enough about her - she treats the whole patient - physically and emotionally - if you choose to go with her you will not be disappointed.
 
My husband does not post here but I certainly do - feel free to post any questions you need answered and I mean ANY.  Those who know me around here know I'll answer ANYTHING so don't be shy - ask away.
 
You will note from my signature that he was almost exactly the same age as you are when he was diagnosed with a 3.74, Gleason 6 (3+3) so he may be a good gauge for you.  If you want a more detailed log our journey, you can search JustJulie's Brachytherapy Journey and anything not answered in there I can certainly answer here.
 
Regards,
 
JustJulie
 
Husband diagnosed in December 2005
PSA of 3.74
Gleason 6
Brachytherapy (91 stranded seeds) April 2006
PSA of 0.39 - November 2008 - whoo hooo!
PSA of 0.31 - May, 2009 - whoo hoo again!
 


ttrapski
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   Posted 7/27/2009 8:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Julie,

Have an appointment with Dr. Crook first week in Sept. Will let you know the results.

Thanks,

T.

JustJulie
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   Posted 7/27/2009 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Fabulous!
 
I know we really like her but I'd love to hear your opinion.  Best of luck to you,
 
Julie
Husband diagnosed in December 2005
PSA of 3.74
Gleason 6
Brachytherapy (91 stranded seeds) April 2006
PSA of 0.39 - November 2008 - whoo hooo!
PSA of 0.31 - May, 2009 - whoo hoo again!
PSA of 0.22 - July, 2009!
 
 


ttrapski
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   Posted 8/14/2009 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi J.Julie,
 
Appointment got moved up to Aug. 25th , so I'll let you know sooner. Any last minute advice ?
 
T.

JustJulie
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   Posted 8/14/2009 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck and my only advice - ASK EVERYTHING you want to know - she's great I hope you love her.
 
Tell her Julie and Kirk from Princess Margaret say hi.
Husband diagnosed in December 2005
PSA of 3.74
Gleason 6
Brachytherapy (91 stranded seeds) April 2006
PSA of 0.39 - November 2008 - whoo hooo!
PSA of 0.31 - May, 2009 - whoo hoo again!
PSA of 0.22 - July, 2009!
 
 


Cajun Jeff
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Total Posts : 4106
   Posted 8/14/2009 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Good Luck...

Jeff T
Jeff T Age 57
9/08 PSA 5.4, referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3/4=7
10/08 Nerve sparing open RRP- Path Report: GS 3+3=7 Stg. pT2c, margins clear
3 mts: PSA .05 undetectable
 10th month  PSA <0.01
ED- 5 mg Cialis daily, pump daily, going to try MUSE next


Sleepless09
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Total Posts : 1267
   Posted 8/14/2009 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Good on you!

Advice? Just this, start now writing down your questions and take the list.

Old and good advice we all know but I'm surprised at my annual check up how often I've forgotten to bring my list.


Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn  ---  perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9, so far, so good
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"  


ttrapski
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 8/17/2009 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks all and I will say hi to Dr. Crook for you J.J.

T.

JustJulie
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Total Posts : 355
   Posted 8/26/2009 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Just checking in on your appointment, which I believe was yesterday.  I hope you have all the answers you need to make an informed decision now - whatever that may be. 
 
Best of luck to you,
 
 
JustJulie
Husband diagnosed in December 2005
PSA of 3.74
Gleason 6
Brachytherapy (91 stranded seeds) April 2006
PSA of 0.39 - November 2008 - whoo hooo!
PSA of 0.31 - May, 2009 - whoo hoo again!
PSA of 0.22 - July, 2009!
 
 


ttrapski
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 9/5/2009 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Julie,

Just to let you know, we saw Dr. Crook and spent a long time with her (2 hours plus !!!!) Very impressive lady. She assured us based on all the factors that I would have a 90 percent success rate with brachy and few if any complications.

How could we not say no ? So I am booked for a CT scan to check the lymph nodes and then for the procedure in early Nov. What are the odds that the best in the country would move to Kelowna at just the right time ? We are literally 20 minutes from the hospital.

Thank you so much for letting us know about Dr. Crook and we will keep you posted.

T.

JustJulie
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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 355
   Posted 9/8/2009 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   

I am thrilled you had the opportunity to meet her.  We completely trust her so I know you're in good hands (literally).  Good luck to you on your journey - please keep me posted as things progress.

Warm regards,

JustJulie


Husband diagnosed in December 2005
PSA of 3.74
Gleason 6
Brachytherapy (91 stranded seeds) April 2006
PSA of 0.39 - November 2008 - whoo hooo!
PSA of 0.31 - May, 2009 - whoo hoo again!
PSA of 0.22 - July, 2009!
 
 

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