Myrtle Beach Know Your Score Fight Prostate Cancer Gala

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CPA
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   Posted 8/29/2009 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, everyone.  I had the privilege of attending this 2d Annual event tonight at the Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach.  My wife and I decided kind of at the last minute to spend a few days in Myrtle Beach.  Coming down, I heard on ESPN radio about a celebrity golf tournament and gala dinner to raise funds for prostate cancer research.  When I heard it was at Kingston Plantation and we were staying at a Kingston Plantation property we decided to check it out.  Come to find out it was quite an event - golf tourney and gala dinner.  I asked the concierge about the event and she did some checking and found out it was all tied together - you had to sign up for the golf tourney and the dinner together.  When I mentioned I was a prostate cancer survivor, they invited my wife and I to the dinner.  Very nice event - all together raised about $200,000.  Host of the golf tourney was Jim Boeheim - himself a prostate cancer survivor and a very nice gentlemen.  We talked several minutes tonight at the dinner.  Host of the dinner was Mitch Laurance, also a prostate cancer survivor.  Craig T. Nelson was there and also an unbelievably nice guy - talked with him several minutes.  Others included Bobby Cremins, Rick Cerone, Thad Daber, Shane Ferguson, Doug Flynn, Dan Hampton, Brevin Knight, Ewa Laurance, Branford Marsalis, Wes Matthews, Brad Redding, Charie Rymer and Tony Womack.  Just an outstanding event.  They say it was bigger this year than last and they plan to do a series of these around the nation. 
 
Just wanted you to know that there are people out there who are very interested in prostate cancer research and are doing something about it. I am grateful to have been a part of the evening and to all of the 300 or so people who contributed to a great event. 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


Purgatory
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   Posted 8/29/2009 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
David,

I live in SC and didnt know anything about the event. Glad you made it. sounded real interesting.

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, 8/14 met with Rad Oncl, 8/18 - laser scope surgery to clear blockage, now on Cath #7, 8/26 - cath removed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 8/30/2009 6:34 AM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like a great event. I hope they will have one in Texas.
Age: 67 at Dx on 12/30/08
PSA 9/05 1.15; 8/06 1.45; 12/07 2.41; 8/08 3.9; 11/08 3.5 free PSA 11%
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4) and (4+5)
Negative CT scan and bone scan done on 1/16
Robotic surgery performed 2/9/09 Dr Fagin, Austin TX
Pathology report:
Prostate weighed 57 grams size:5.2 x 5.0 x 4.9 cm
Posterior lateral lesions measuring 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm showing focal capsular penetration over a distance of 3mm.
Prostatic adenocarciroma accounts for approx. 10-20% of the hemisphere.
Gleason 4+4
both nerve bundles removed,
pT3a Nx Mx, Negative margins
seminal vesicles clean, lymph nodes: not dissected
continent after 4 months
8 weeks PSA test 4/7/09 result <0.1
5 months PSA test 7/9/09 result <0.1


Wigs
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 89
   Posted 8/31/2009 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I, too, live is SC and didn't know about it. Thanks for the info. I'll be on the lookout next year.
Diagnosed @ age 47 - September 1997
PSA 5 / Gleason 3+3
Seed Implant - January 1998 @ Trident Hospital, SC
PSA 2.4 - July 2007
PSA 2.7 - July 2008
PSA 3.0 - November 2008
Diagnosed @ age 57 - December 2007
Gleason 4+3
Salvage Prostatectomy & Colostomy - March 2008 @ MSKCC, NY
Urethral-Rectal Fistula Repair - August 2008 @   Cleveland Clinic, OH
PSA < .03 - Aug 2008
Colostomy Reversal - January 2009 @ Cleveland Clinic
PSA < .03 - Jan 2009
AUS implant - May 2009 @ Cleveland Clinic
PSA < .03 - May 2009
 
 


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 8/31/2009 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like a fun event. I wished I could attend more east coast things. Tough enough getting around out west.

Thanks, David. For your willingness to be a part of the 'action' guys, and for all you contribute here as well..

Tony
 Age 47 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 2007
Gleason 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!


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 8/31/2009 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Wigs, where are you at in SC? I am in Easley, about 10 miles west of Greenville in the Upstate.

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, 8/14 met with Rad Oncl, 8/18 - laser scope surgery to clear blockage, now on Cath #7, 8/26 - cath removed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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