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goodlife
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   Posted 8/16/2009 9:42 PM (GMT -6)   

Attention all members of the HW Prostate Forum :

It has been decided !  Sept. 25. 26. 27 will be the first GFMPH (Good For Men's Prostate Health) weekend getaway/retreat/convention/ organizational meeting.  Everyone is invited.

We have been talking about getting together and putting faces with names, organizing a more structured group meeting approach, and potentially organizing as a positive force for Prostate Cancer Awareness.  Tony mentioned a conference in Wash DC that had some potential, but it was decided that relative short period of time/costs/logistics would make it hard to accomplish what we would like to.

Jeff (aka worried guy) has graciously opened his property near Rochester NY as an initial meeting place.  Camping is available with water and electricity available, motels 10 miles away, and even twin beds and a hide-a-way on a first come first serve basis are available.  It is close to Lake Erie, has a birding area, apple orchards, a film festival, plus Rochester NY as things to do.  Shuttles to the airport can be organized with some advance notice.  Bon fires at night, good conversation, and hopefully some organizational

activities will be accomplished.  

It is our vision that several guys will step up and and initiate some regional meetings like this in whatever format you choose, and then maybe all of us come together annually like in Florida, or Texas, or wherever we deicide will work.  ( I like warm winter places)

It is also hoped that we could go beyond a forum and consider alliance with existing organizations, or even create a new organization thet will work to increase awareness and support of Prostate Cancer issues in the U.S., Canada, and the world.

Please email me at lemsco@aol.com if this is something you want to do.  We would love to have a big turnout for this first event.  If timing is bad, let us know that too, and we will see if we can have something else soon.


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)


Purgatory
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   Posted 8/16/2009 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
goodlife, truly sounds wonderful. can't committ at this point, may or may not be in the midst of salavage radiation at that time. I know Rochester NY well and that part of the country, would love to see it again. Hope the turn out is great. This is something all of us need with the divers journeys we have been upon. keep me posted.

david in sc
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, 8/9 .16
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, corrective laser surgery scheduled for 8/18,
meeting with Rad. Oncl on 8/14 about lastest PSA
 
 


James C.
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   Posted 8/16/2009 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like a winner
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 110gms.- Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Stg. pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
22 mts: ED- 50 mg Viagra 3X week, pump daily,Trimix 30/1/20-.05ml 2X week continues
PSA's: .04 each test since surgery


Worried Guy
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   Posted 8/17/2009 4:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm in! Oh wait! It's at my place! We live close to Lake Ontario (not Lake Erie) near Braddock Bay. Google it for info about birding, and migration. The "hookups" for campers are garden hoses and extension cords from my house and barn. If you're bringing a camper, throw an extra cord and hose in the storage bin.
We can work out details for food later when we get an idea of the number of attendees. I've got a grill and we're not too far from the grocery store.
Don't be expecting something fancy. Think of it as camping but with a house, bathrooms (and lots of trees) and a washing machine available.
This will be a fun, relaxing weekend.

One final request. No real names or address information on this forum please. The personal stuff should be sent offline by email. Agreed? Thanks.
Jeff

Next meeting should be at Colin's place in Thailand. ;-)
Age 56. Perfectly healthy with no problems until getting the results of my first routine PSA test on April 8th: 17.8. My GP does not believe in general PSA screening so I did not get results during my 50 year physical.
May PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: 23.2.
June 10 Biopsy 7 out of 12 cores positive, Gleason 6=3+3.
Bone scan and C/T scan negative.
----------------------------------------------
7/21/2009 Radical prostatectomy by Da Vinci @ University of Rochester
Left nerve gone, right spared.
----------------------------
7/31/2009: Catheter removed and Pathology report received
Gleason 3+4=7 Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm location: both lobes and apex.
No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX


Colin45
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Total Posts : 216
   Posted 8/17/2009 8:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Jeff I am sure that I could arrange something New house should be finished by January no barn and quite small and in the middle of nowhere running water and electricity sometimes but for those more adventurous there is always Pattaya if it is ED therapy you want around this time is good not many visitors at the moment and over the last 3 years I have noticed that the shorter the the visitors get the smaller the clothes that the ladies wear not that I would notice
 
 
Age 64 From UK now in Thailand Baby boy born 2/14/2009
 First PSA was showing 9.73 on 1/21/09.   on 5/7/09 PSA 9.78  Free PSA 0.83   Free:Total  PSA 0.08 
1/28/09 Biopsy carried out 12 core results show no adenocarcinoma
5/15/0924 Core biopsy results Gleason'S Grade 3+2=5
Involving approx 30% of one out of 12 cores on each side no perineural or angiolymphatic invation identified
One side PIN High Grade Bone scan clear 
Open surgery 7/27/09
Prostate Gland weighting 34 grms
Gleason upgraded to 3+3 Tumour not closeto prostatic capsule Seminal Vesicles not involved by Tumour 6 Lymph Nodes negative for Malignant cells
 


goodlife
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   Posted 8/17/2009 8:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Purgatory,

I have been thinking about you and our retreat. Just say the word and the bedroom is yours, you have first dibbs. If not, I am sure we can find a place for the Pink Cupcake.

Some radio guys like to do Lupron for a couple months before they radiate, some don't. Whatever, I sure hope it works out someway. You need to get away and relax a little.

Hope your surgery goes well.

Hang in there my friend.
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)


Geebra
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   Posted 8/17/2009 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
This is a great idea. I will be in the middle of my radiation, but depending on the agenda, could come over Fri night for two days. My nephew lives in Rochester and close friends in Syracuse. Will give me a chance to see them as well.

Father died from poorly differentiated PCa @ 78 - normal PSA and DRE

5 biopsies over 4 years negative while PSA going from 3.8 to 28

Dx Nov 2007, age 46, PSA 29, Gleason 4+4=8

Decided to participate in clinical trial at Duke - 6 rounds of chemo (Taxotere+Avastin)

PSA prior to treatment on 1/8/2008 is 33.90, bounced on 1/31/2008 to 38.20, and down at the end of the treatment (4/24/2008) to 20.60

RRP at Duke (Dr. Moul) on 6/16/2008, Gleason downgraded 4+3=7, T3a N0MX, focal extraprostatic extension, two small positive margins

PSA undetectable for 8 months, then 2/6/2009-0.10, 4/26/2009-0.17, 5/22/2009-0.20, 6/11/2009-0.27

Salvage IMRT + 6 Months ADT: Casodex started 6/12/2009, Lupron 6/22/2009, PSA 6/25/2009-0.1, T=516, 7/23/2009-<0.05, T<10, IMRT to start mid-Aug


Worried Guy
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   Posted 8/17/2009 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
David,
Definitely you get the spare bedroom if you can make it. I'd even put your name on the door. We are 780 miles from South Of The Border - Pedro's Rocket City. I don't know if that is too far for the Pink Cupcake but she's welcome to park as long as you like. Spend some time and enjoy the sights up North. Water, electricity, refrigerator, washer and dryer. We even have Wifi. What more do you need? You can relax and come and go as you please. We're pretty casual here.
Believe me, I wouldn't offer if I didn't mean it.
Jeff
Age 56. Perfectly healthy with no problems until getting the results of my first routine PSA test on April 8th: 17.8. My GP does not believe in general PSA screening so I did not get results during my 50 year physical.
May PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: 23.2.
June 10 Biopsy 7 out of 12 cores positive, Gleason 6=3+3.
Bone scan and C/T scan negative.
----------------------------------------------
7/21/2009 Radical prostatectomy by Da Vinci @ University of Rochester
Left nerve gone, right spared.
----------------------------
7/31/2009: Catheter removed and Pathology report received
Gleason 3+4=7 Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm location: both lobes and apex.
No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX


goodlife
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   Posted 8/17/2009 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Geebra,

Hope it works. Jeff and I are getting excited. I think it'll be lots of fun. My favorite pasttime is cooking over the fire. Maybe we can find a Bambi out there, or a pig or something to cook up !
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)


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 8/17/2009 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Jeff, i would want to really bad, but between lack of funds, and the rv is 37 years old, not sure i would push her that far, plus I dont do well on long road trips, i am a "lets fly" instead person. whats the nearest major airport?

david
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, 8/9 .16
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, corrective laser surgery scheduled for 8/18,
meeting with Rad. Oncl on 8/14 about lastest PSA
 
 


Worried Guy
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   Posted 8/17/2009 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
David,
Rochester Airport (ROC) is 25 minutes away. I'm sure we can make arrangements to pick you and others up. I have a minivan and will make sure to cover every seat in underpads. (The two in the front are already.)
Buffalo is about 75 minutes away. Not as convenient but sometimes there are better deals.
Dick, There's nothing like cooking meat over a fire - or on the grill. Bambi and her friends are plentiful and are around all the time, but deer season does not begin until mid October. If you have a bow and want to practice, bring it along. I've got a 60 yard range set up with a nice backstop. At least you'll get some exercise. (My Bowtech Liberty is left handed.)
Jeff
Age 56. Perfectly healthy with no problems until getting the results of my first routine PSA test on April 8th: 17.8. My GP does not believe in general PSA screening so I did not get results during my 50 year physical.
May PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: 23.2.
June 10 Biopsy 7 out of 12 cores positive, Gleason 6=3+3.
Bone scan and C/T scan negative.
----------------------------------------------
7/21/2009 Radical prostatectomy by Da Vinci @ University of Rochester
Left nerve gone, right spared.
----------------------------
7/31/2009: Catheter removed and Pathology report received
Gleason 3+4=7 Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm location: both lobes and apex.
No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX


FLHW(David E)
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 201
   Posted 8/17/2009 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't make it, having my 5th annual golf tournament on the 25th!
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 (7-20-09)
PSA: 97.14
Treatment: Lupron, Zometa, HDK+HC
~~~~~~~~~~~~
Personal Blog:
prostatecancerat42.blogspot.com


Purgatory
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Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 8/17/2009 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
jeff, you a lefty like me? i am honestly the only one known in our brand of the Riley's.
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, 8/9 .16
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, corrective laser surgery scheduled for 8/18,
meeting with Rad. Oncl on 8/14 about lastest PSA
 
 


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 8/17/2009 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I would love to be with you guys.l The wife and I planned a trip just after my surgery in Oct. that will take us out west past the date of the gathering. This is just the best idea I have seen in a long time. putting faces with all the names is just great.

Will think of you guys.

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


Worried Guy
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   Posted 8/17/2009 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
David,
Yep. Lefty since I was knee high. I do use scissors right handed.
Good luck tomorrow. You've got a couple of hundred guys pulling for you. (88% of them are pulling right-handed.)
Jeff
Age 56. Perfectly healthy with no problems until getting the results of my first routine PSA test on April 8th: 17.8. My GP does not believe in general PSA screening so I did not get results during my 50 year physical.
May PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: 23.2.
June 10 Biopsy 7 out of 12 cores positive, Gleason 6=3+3.
Bone scan and C/T scan negative.
----------------------------------------------
7/21/2009 Radical prostatectomy by Da Vinci @ University of Rochester
Left nerve gone, right spared.
----------------------------
7/31/2009: Catheter removed and Pathology report received
Gleason 3+4=7 Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm location: both lobes and apex.
No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX


goodlife
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   Posted 8/17/2009 10:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Jeff,

I should have guessed it , a left handed engineer !

Corvetteman,

When is your surgery ? You said Oct. This is September 25 th !
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)


goodlife
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   Posted 8/18/2009 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hard to believe out of 206 guys who have read this post, only a few of you guys so far have expressed interest. Is this a bad idea ?
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)


mikey1955
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   Posted 8/18/2009 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I think it's a great idea. Said, let me know. My email's open.

-Nov/Dec 07, March 08 and Dec 08: Severe perineum pain . Septra/Bactrim for 8 months 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: 5 of 8 cores positive GS 3+3 or 6. 30-65%. Perineural invasion.
-General Health: pretty good, 5' 10", 180 lbs, slim.
-Open RP surgery: May 09 both nerve bundles spared. Bilateral lymph node dissection performed. Discharged 48 hours after surgery.
-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.


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 8/18/2009 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Goodlife: My surgery was last Oct. We made the plans at that time for me to retire and we were going to make a grand trip out west to the National Parks. Will be on the road for 30 days.

Sorry I coufused you. I am doing GREAT and LIFE IS GOOD.

Jeff T from Cajun Country
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


goodlife
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   Posted 8/18/2009 9:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Jeff T,

Thanks for the explanation. I have made that trip and it is a lifetime memory for me and my kids.

Maybe we'lll come down to Cajun country next !
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)


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 8/18/2009 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
That would be GREAT.. Will be thinking of you guys as you gather.
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


Paul1959
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   Posted 8/19/2009 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I hope to be there! Just have to check my schedule. As of Labor Day, I will know. I think it's a great idea. It's also a 5 hour drive for me - so I consider myself lucky. You got my email.

Paul
46 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
10/07 PSA 5.06 (Biopsy 11/07 1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report: Stage T2cNxMx
-Gleason (3+3)6
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.) Never a problem since.
ED - at one year, ED is fine with viagra.
One year PSA - undectable!

ED Website: www.FrankTalk.org - frank discussions of Erectile Dysfunction - check it out.


Worried Guy
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   Posted 8/19/2009 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Mikey1955,
There are lots of places to put your canoe in Braddock Bay, Salmon Creek, Burger Park. Plenty of lakes and ponds in the area to investigate. We can throw a radio or cell phone in your canoe and pick you up wherever you decide to dock. It's easy - and free.
Jeff
Age 56. Perfectly healthy with no problems until getting the results of my first routine PSA test on April 8th: 17.8. My GP does not believe in general PSA screening so I did not get results during my 50 year physical.
May PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: 23.2.
June 10 Biopsy 7 out of 12 cores positive, Gleason 6=3+3.
Bone scan and C/T scan negative.
----------------------------------------------
7/21/2009 Radical prostatectomy by Da Vinci @ University of Rochester
Left nerve gone, right spared.
----------------------------
7/31/2009: Catheter removed and Pathology report received
Gleason 3+4=7 Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm location: both lobes and apex.
No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX


mikey1955
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   Posted 8/19/2009 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Jeff, Thanks. I'll just drive. Getting from my part of lake Erie to your part of lake Ontario paddling is a no-go for me right now. I wouldn't get there until next May. And I don't do rapids well (you know, like that really big one at Niagara). I'm trying to clear my work schedule so I can get south for a road trip with my wife before end of August and now trying clear some time for your weekend. Love to be there and sure it'll be fun. Speaking of fun, email me. Got some ideas for those that may be technically inclined:)

Mike


-Nov/Dec 07, March 08 and Dec 08: Severe perineum pain . Septra/Bactrim for 8 months 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: 5 of 8 cores positive GS 3+3 or 6. 30-65%. Perineural invasion.
-General Health: pretty good, 5' 10", 180 lbs, slim.
-Open RP surgery: May 09 both nerve bundles spared. Bilateral lymph node dissection performed. Discharged 48 hours after surgery.
-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.


Purgatory
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   Posted 8/19/2009 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Come south Mike...........major SC BBQ awaits your palatte.
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, 8/9 .16
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, 8/14 met with Rad Oncl, still talking option, 8/18 - had laser scope surgery to clear blockage, now on Catheter #7
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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