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livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 8/3/2009 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
OK guys I scratched something off the old bucket list yesterday. I went SKYDIVING. Man it was awesome. Sad to say it took cancer for me to do something so liberating. I say have fun, live life, love often.

peace and joy
dale
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 47 (current)

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/dalechildress

My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes (3 positive) was 4+4=8

I had 44 IMRT's

Casodex

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 .016
PSA Mar 30th, 2009 is .02
PSA July 28th 2009 is .01

Testosterone keeps rising, the current number is 156, up from 57 in May

T level dropped to 37 Mar 30th, 2009

cancer in 4 of 6 cores

92%

80%

37%

28%


huey
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 27
   Posted 8/3/2009 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   

Dale

Glad to hear you are living life to the fullest. I hope I can do the same thing.

 

huey


Age: 64
Dx: 6/2/09, Age 63
G: 3+3
PSA: 2.04
Samples: 12, 1PC, 20%
DRE:positive
Stage: t2a
Still trying to decide on treatment.


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 8/3/2009 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Believe you can Huey. I believe you can. Hopes and dreams have a way of manifesting themselves into reality when you trust and believe. I cannot say I always lived life to the fullest but now I am trying to enjoy it all. My first goal is always to serve in the kingdom.


peace to you
dale
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 47 (current)

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/dalechildress

My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes (3 positive) was 4+4=8

I had 44 IMRT's

Casodex

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 .016
PSA Mar 30th, 2009 is .02
PSA July 28th 2009 is .01

Testosterone keeps rising, the current number is 156, up from 57 in May

T level dropped to 37 Mar 30th, 2009

cancer in 4 of 6 cores

92%

80%

37%

28%


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 8/3/2009 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Dale, so cool, I have always wanted to do that myself, but never have so far, you may have inspired me.
Age 57, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
 Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes 
2009 PSA   2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/11 ?
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, again
 
 


geezer99
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 990
   Posted 8/3/2009 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, great to hear a report from the living. My uncle, who started as a pilot in WWII, always said that jumping out of a perfectly good airplane was the stupidest thing anyone could do, but perhaps he learned under special circumstances.

By the way, this activity will be reported to the audit committee of the Zero Club just as soon as they return from their two month annual meeting in Cancun.
Age at diagnosis 66, PSA 5.5
Biopsy 12/08 12 cores, 8 positive
Gleason 3+4=7
CAT scan, Bone scan 1/09 both negative.

Robotic surgery 03/03/09 Catheter Out 03/08/09
Pathology: Lymph nodes & Seminal vesicles negative
Margins positive, Capsular penetration extensive Gleason 4+3=7
6 weeks: 1 pad/day, 1 pad/night -- mostly dry at night.
10 weeks: no pad at night -- slight leakage day/1 pad.
3 mo. PSA 0.0 - now light pads


mikey1955
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 673
   Posted 8/3/2009 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Good for you! Ten years ago when I was still 20, I would have done it in a heartbeat. Closest I ever came to that was a waaaaaaaaay too long bungee jump on Vancouver Island. I'll take the stairs from now on. One at a time. Hopefully to the same place.

I hope my (younger) sense of adventure comes back.

Really glad you had so much fun.

Mike :)
Lower left groin hernia: mesh and large scar: surgery early 2006
Nov/Dec 07 and March 08 and now Dec 08: Severe perineal pain (between scrotum and rectum). Septra/Bactrim for 8 months (Nov 07-Jun 08) for diagnosed prostatitis.
PSA start of 2008: 5.3..... PSA June of 2008: 7.3
14 DRE all benign or nothing felt
TRUS Biopsy Nov 08: Got copy of pathology (see below). Prostate about 40 cm sq.
General Health: pretty good, 5' 10", 180 lbs, slim.
Bone scan Dec 08: Negative
Barium enema X-ray (March 09 due to several days of blood in stool)
MRI with endorectal coil (April 09 as part of a study)
3D advanced TRUS (April 09 as part of a study)
CT (April 09 as part of a study)
Biopsy Pathology: 5 of 8 cores positive, adenocarinoma in both lobes. 30%-65%. One core perineural invasion. 2 cores "foamy" and suspicious. All +ve cores, 3+3 GS 6.
Open RP surgery: May 5/09 Surgeon spoke to my wife and was very positive. Said both nerve bundles spared and not damaged. Bilateral lymph node dissection performed. Discharged 48 hours after surgery. Staples out, catheter out and pathology sheduled for May 21.
Post Surgery Pathology: pT3a N0 MX, extraprostatic extension (EPE), stage III prostate cancer, lymph nodes clear, seminal vesicles clear, Gleason upraded to 3+4 GS 7. EPE within surgical margins. Other than prostate and EPE, all tissue removed negative for cancer involvement.
Physical State: Getting back to working out slowly. Urinary control pretty much from the time of catheter removal. Rectal pain, sometimes bad but, told is normal. Erectile function at best 25-30% of presurgery. Trying Levitra...first 10 mG dose gave me nasal congestion, 50% chubby and a 24 hour headache...may go away with more use or change of meds. Considering pump. Recovery from surgery going very well.
Mental State: Pre-surgery anxiety gone. Positive attitude. Some anxiety about seeing radiation oncologist and upcoming 3 month PSA. 


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 8/3/2009 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Mike, here's an unpleasant thought for you (and for me at the moment), how about a bungee jump with the bag end of a catheter fixed to an object, then you jump off with it still connected to the old weiner. Ouchhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Just kidding
Age 57, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
 Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes 
2009 PSA   2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/11 ?
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, again
 
 


Cajun Jeff
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4119
   Posted 8/3/2009 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I always lived with the principel that we Live Live to the Fullest. I still subscribe to that. Good for you Dale. On to the next adventure!!!!
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


mikey1955
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 673
   Posted 8/3/2009 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
David, I dreaded stairs when I had the weiner bungee in. What's building code on stairs these days? Eight or ten inch risers per stair? The bungee jump I took seemed like it started in Canada and ended up in China. I screamed like my sister the whole way, both ways actually. My hat's off to Dale.

Mike
Lower left groin hernia: mesh and large scar: surgery early 2006
Nov/Dec 07 and March 08 and now Dec 08: Severe perineal pain (between scrotum and rectum). Septra/Bactrim for 8 months (Nov 07-Jun 08) for diagnosed prostatitis.
PSA start of 2008: 5.3..... PSA June of 2008: 7.3
14 DRE all benign or nothing felt
TRUS Biopsy Nov 08: Got copy of pathology (see below). Prostate about 40 cm sq.
General Health: pretty good, 5' 10", 180 lbs, slim.
Bone scan Dec 08: Negative
Barium enema X-ray (March 09 due to several days of blood in stool)
MRI with endorectal coil (April 09 as part of a study)
3D advanced TRUS (April 09 as part of a study)
CT (April 09 as part of a study)
Biopsy Pathology: 5 of 8 cores positive, adenocarinoma in both lobes. 30%-65%. One core perineural invasion. 2 cores "foamy" and suspicious. All +ve cores, 3+3 GS 6.
Open RP surgery: May 5/09 Surgeon spoke to my wife and was very positive. Said both nerve bundles spared and not damaged. Bilateral lymph node dissection performed. Discharged 48 hours after surgery. Staples out, catheter out and pathology sheduled for May 21.
Post Surgery Pathology: pT3a N0 MX, extraprostatic extension (EPE), stage III prostate cancer, lymph nodes clear, seminal vesicles clear, Gleason upraded to 3+4 GS 7. EPE within surgical margins. Other than prostate and EPE, all tissue removed negative for cancer involvement.
Physical State: Getting back to working out slowly. Urinary control pretty much from the time of catheter removal. Rectal pain, sometimes bad but, told is normal. Erectile function at best 25-30% of presurgery. Trying Levitra...first 10 mG dose gave me nasal congestion, 50% chubby and a 24 hour headache...may go away with more use or change of meds. Considering pump. Recovery from surgery going very well.
Mental State: Pre-surgery anxiety gone. Positive attitude. Some anxiety about seeing radiation oncologist and upcoming 3 month PSA. 


mvesr
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 8/3/2009 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Dale

I never had a burning desire to jump out of a perfectly running airplane

Mika
age at dx 54 now 57
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
ED is getting better
the shots work great, still can't give them to myself
two years of zero's


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 8/3/2009 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I understand your feelings Mika, I would say to create your own bucket list. I bet you would like to go rock climbing. Hmmm I think I will do that next.
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 47 (current)

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/dalechildress

My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes (3 positive) was 4+4=8

I had 44 IMRT's

Casodex

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 .016
PSA Mar 30th, 2009 is .02
PSA July 28th 2009 is .01

Testosterone keeps rising, the current number is 156, up from 57 in May

T level dropped to 37 Mar 30th, 2009

cancer in 4 of 6 cores

92%

80%

37%

28%


Purgatory
Elite Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 8/3/2009 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Mike, at one time. both my adult age sons and I were wanting to jump at the same time, but the women folk of the family nixed that one real quick.
Age 57, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
 Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes 
2009 PSA   2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/11 ?
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, again
 
 


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 8/3/2009 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
For the record my 19 year old son jumped first.
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 47 (current)

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/dalechildress

My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes (3 positive) was 4+4=8

I had 44 IMRT's

Casodex

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 .016
PSA Mar 30th, 2009 is .02
PSA July 28th 2009 is .01

Testosterone keeps rising, the current number is 156, up from 57 in May

T level dropped to 37 Mar 30th, 2009

cancer in 4 of 6 cores

92%

80%

37%

28%


Galileo
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 697
   Posted 8/3/2009 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
That's a great posting! Nothing like skydiving to make you feel alive. I did it in my 20's.

So.. what would other people put on THEIR bucket list?

Personally, (besides skydiving again) I would put rafting the Grand Canyon on there. Seeing the Magellanic Clouds from the Outback. Eating at a cafe in Paris. (France, unless there's a great one in Paris, Texas). Hoisting a stein at Oktoberfest in Munich. Hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro. Spending some time on the beach with my kids. See Rome.

How about everyone else?
Galileo

Dx Feb 2006, PSA 9 @age 43
RRP Apr 2006 - Gleason 3+4, T2c, NX MX, pos margins
PSA 5/06 <0.1, 8/06 0.2, 12/06 0.6, 1/07 0.7.
Salvage radiation (IMRT) total dose 70.2 Gy, Jan-Mar 2007@ age 44
PSA 6/07 0.1, 9/07 and thereafter <0.1
http://pcabefore50.blogspot.com


goodlife
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 2692
   Posted 8/3/2009 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
First on my bucket list is one of Tony's exciting mornings !

The next several items seem to repetitive.

After that, skydivinf will be sort of ho-hum !

Congrats Dale, I hope it was a perfectly good plane !
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared
0/23 lymph nodes involved  pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks due to anatomical issues with location of ureters with respect to bladder neck.  Try 3 tubes where no tubes are supposed to be for 2 weeks !
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free  6 week PSA  <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)


CPA
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 655
   Posted 8/3/2009 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, Dale.  Congratulations on doing something you always wanted to do.  Personally, I was in the Air Force for several years and often had the opportunity to go up in both helicopters and fixed wing.  I always said if anyone wanted me to jump from a perfectly safe airplane that at least 8 or 10 others should also have their parachutes ready because at least that many were going with me.  I say whatever your dream is - do it.  We are all different - that is what makes the world an interesting place to be.  David

Diagnosed Dec 2007 during annual routine physical at age 55
PSA doubled from previous year from 1.5 to 3.2
12 biopsies - 2 pos; 2 marginal
Gleason 3+3; upgraded to 4+3 post surgery
RRP 4 Feb 08; both nerves spared
Good pathology - no margins - all encapsulated
Catheter out Feb 13 - pad free Feb 16
PSA every 90 days - ZERO's everytime!
Great wife and family who take very good care of me


mikey1955
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 673
   Posted 8/3/2009 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Dale, I think it's great you did this. A good thread started here. Glad you got to do it with your son.

David, I was on the west coast on biz when I did the bungee jump. When I came home and told my wife, I was grounded for 2 years.

This has got me thinking about my own bucket list. Lot's I'm thinking about. Hope this thread continues.

Mike
Lower left groin hernia: mesh and large scar: surgery early 2006
Nov/Dec 07 and March 08 and now Dec 08: Severe perineal pain (between scrotum and rectum). Septra/Bactrim for 8 months (Nov 07-Jun 08) for diagnosed prostatitis.
PSA start of 2008: 5.3..... PSA June of 2008: 7.3
14 DRE all benign or nothing felt
TRUS Biopsy Nov 08: Got copy of pathology (see below). Prostate about 40 cm sq.
General Health: pretty good, 5' 10", 180 lbs, slim.
Bone scan Dec 08: Negative
Barium enema X-ray (March 09 due to several days of blood in stool)
MRI with endorectal coil (April 09 as part of a study)
3D advanced TRUS (April 09 as part of a study)
CT (April 09 as part of a study)
Biopsy Pathology: 5 of 8 cores positive, adenocarinoma in both lobes. 30%-65%. One core perineural invasion. 2 cores "foamy" and suspicious. All +ve cores, 3+3 GS 6.
Open RP surgery: May 5/09 Surgeon spoke to my wife and was very positive. Said both nerve bundles spared and not damaged. Bilateral lymph node dissection performed. Discharged 48 hours after surgery. Staples out, catheter out and pathology sheduled for May 21.
Post Surgery Pathology: pT3a N0 MX, extraprostatic extension (EPE), stage III prostate cancer, lymph nodes clear, seminal vesicles clear, Gleason upraded to 3+4 GS 7. EPE within surgical margins. Other than prostate and EPE, all tissue removed negative for cancer involvement.
Physical State: Getting back to working out slowly. Urinary control pretty much from the time of catheter removal. Rectal pain, sometimes bad but, told is normal. Erectile function at best 25-30% of presurgery. Trying Levitra...first 10 mG dose gave me nasal congestion, 50% chubby and a 24 hour headache...may go away with more use or change of meds. Considering pump. Recovery from surgery going very well.
Mental State: Pre-surgery anxiety gone. Positive attitude. Some anxiety about seeing radiation oncologist and upcoming 3 month PSA. 


Purgatory
Elite Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 8/3/2009 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   
mike, my real interest would be in caving or doing some underground urban exploring. I do want to take my wife to San Francisco one day, I was stationed on Treasure Island there in the bay when I was 18 in the Navy, but she has never been to west coast. I guess we all have things we would like to do.
Age 57, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
 Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes 
2009 PSA   2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/11 ?
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, again
 
 


FLHW(David E)
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 201
   Posted 8/3/2009 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Very cool Dale!!
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:
prostatecancerat42.blogspot.com


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 8/3/2009 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Dale you are nuts...But it's what I love about you...i love the Pics on Facebook...Pretty darn cool!

Tony
 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  
 
STAY POSITIVE!


Sleepless09
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 1267
   Posted 8/3/2009 11:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Dale .... while I was awaiting the pathology after surgery I watched The Bucket List and started to think of my own. Should I fill a thousand pages, tightly spaced with tiny fine point writing, sky diving would NOT make it. Understand, I'm not a bit fearful of the dive. It's the landing that scares the beejeebs out of me!

However, like any good beauty contestant, I support world peace and the right of anyone to put sky diving on their bucket list. I salute you, I cheer you on, and I marvel that anyone would jump out of an airplane on purpose. I can't imagine if I went out the door there'd be a Depends pad large enough to protect the crops below.

Good on you!

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"  


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 8/4/2009 6:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks to everyone for responding. This shows our deep desire to live and enjoy life. Lets keep the ball rolling.

peace to you all
dale
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 47 (current)

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/dalechildress

My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes (3 positive) was 4+4=8

I had 44 IMRT's

Casodex

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 .016
PSA Mar 30th, 2009 is .02
PSA July 28th 2009 is .01

Testosterone keeps rising, the current number is 156, up from 57 in May

T level dropped to 37 Mar 30th, 2009

cancer in 4 of 6 cores

92%

80%

37%

28%


LV-TX
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 966
   Posted 8/4/2009 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Well Dale, seems like you are joining another president that likes to jump out of planes. Actually...jumping out of a plane is one of the safest things to do...it's the sudden and abrupt stop at the bottom that gets you.

Congrats Dale for taking the time to do what you wanted to do in your life. Jumping out of a plane isn't one of mine, but I bet we all could share stories of those fantastic moments in our life. Try 4 wheelin over Black Bear pass in the Rockies...that will make your heart pump a little.
You are beating back cancer, so hold your head up with dignity
 
Les
 
Age 58 at Diagnosis
Oct 2006 - PSA 2.6 - DRE Normal
May 2008 - PSA 4.6 - DRE Normal / TRUS normal
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral w/PNI - Gleason (3+3)6 Stage T1C
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1, 2008 - Gleason 7 (3+4) Staged pT2c NO MX - Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
PSA 5 week Oct 2008 <.05
                   3 month Jan 2009 .06
                   6 month Apr 2009 .06
                   9 month Jul  2009 .08


jacketch
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 179
   Posted 8/4/2009 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Purgatory said...
mike, my real interest would be in caving or doing some underground urban exploring. I do want to take my wife to San Francisco one day, I was stationed on Treasure Island there in the bay when I was 18 in the Navy, but she has never been to west coast. I guess we all have things we would like to do.

A friend who is an expert spelunker recently invited me to go caving with him. I'm not sure I want to go down under but I haven't nixed the idea either. There are plenty of caves here in Virginia.
62yo
V10.46 Dx Feb-09
RRP 5-5-09
No adverse SE
PSA 6-19-09 -0-
 
Thriving, not just surviving!
 


geezer99
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 990
   Posted 8/4/2009 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Inspired by you adventurous fellows I have just added sitting out on the deck with a couple of beers and watching the ball game on TV to my Bucket List.

Not a real adventure? You should see how many mosquitoes we have this year.
Age at diagnosis 66, PSA 5.5
Biopsy 12/08 12 cores, 8 positive
Gleason 3+4=7
CAT scan, Bone scan 1/09 both negative.

Robotic surgery 03/03/09 Catheter Out 03/08/09
Pathology: Lymph nodes & Seminal vesicles negative
Margins positive, Capsular penetration extensive Gleason 4+3=7
6 weeks: 1 pad/day, 1 pad/night -- mostly dry at night.
10 weeks: no pad at night -- slight leakage day/1 pad.
3 mo. PSA 0.0 - now light pads

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