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Sonny3
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   Posted 9/10/2009 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
HUGE DISCLAIMER. I MAKE SHIRTS AS A HOBBY FOR MYSELF AND FRIENDS. I HAVE NO WEBSITE, STORE, OR MAIL ORDER BUSINESS. I DO IT FOR THE FUN OF HAVING SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

That being said I am thinking about making some shirts for myself for the trip to Detroit, to wear while I am there, give some to the staff and wear when I get home.

I have a few ideas and I would like to welcome you to chime in and give me some ideas of something you wished you could find on a shirt.

The first batch will have the PC Blue Ribbon on the front with "Prostate Cancer Awareness"

The back will have different phrases, like;

"Hell Yes I am Aware I Have It!!

"1 in 6 men will have PC, 5 OF YOU GUYS are clear"

"Men are 33% more likely to get PC than women are to get Breast Cancer"

Some man dies every 17 minutes, every day from PC".

I saw one on another site I love, but don't think I should use it. You know legal stuff;

"Prostate Cancer Leaves Men with a Dry Sense of Humor"

I thought I would take some to the folks that work on me that says;

"My Job Is Fighting Prostate Cancer"

Come on guys, jump in here. I need other viewpoints. Humorous, Serious, Whatever. Let's have some fun. I'll make the shirts and if it's your's I'll figure out how to get one to you.

I need this diversion for the next few days. Surgery 1 week from today and I don't want to dwell on it anymore.

Sonny
60 years old
PSA November 2007 3.0
PSA May 2009 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
<5%, 90%, 40%
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
CT Organ Scan - negative
Nuclear Bone Scan - Negative

Surgery set for September 17th, 2009 with Dr. Mani Menon at the Henry Ford Medical Center in Detroit.


Sonny3
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   Posted 9/10/2009 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Just thought of another one;

"Fighting Prostate Cancer, Kicking one little WALNUT's butt at a time"

Sonny
60 years old
PSA November 2007 3.0
PSA May 2009 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
<5%, 90%, 40%
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
CT Organ Scan - negative
Nuclear Bone Scan - Negative

Surgery set for September 17th, 2009 with Dr. Mani Menon at the Henry Ford Medical Center in Detroit.


CPA
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   Posted 9/10/2009 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, Sonny.  I'm not a very creative kind of guy - my boss says we don't want the CFO to be very creative with the accounting :-).  I really like several of the slogans you came up with - the one that speaks to me is one in six will have PC, 5 of you guys are clear.  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


Sonny3
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   Posted 9/10/2009 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
David, thanks for the feed back. I thought it injected a little humor yet sent a very clear message.

Thanks,
Sonny
60 years old
PSA November 2007 3.0
PSA May 2009 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
<5%, 90%, 40%
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
CT Organ Scan - negative
Nuclear Bone Scan - Negative

Surgery set for September 17th, 2009 with Dr. Mani Menon at the Henry Ford Medical Center in Detroit.


James C.
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   Posted 9/10/2009 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
That's the one that jumped out at me at first read, also
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
24 mts: ED- 50 mg Viagra 3X week, pump daily,
Bimix-30/1/20-.20ml 2X most weeks continues using plump and ring technique
PSA's: .04 each test since surgery


TheoTeacher
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   Posted 9/10/2009 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   

Sonny,

Great idea to spend time distracted by "t" shirt creating!

The 1/6 saying is powerful.

Good luck with your surgery.

 

 


Dad dx at 72 with Pca; RP at 73; Died 11/08 at 88 from Pca met.
3 Uncles have had Pca; 2 deceased from Pca met.
Me: Age 51: Joyfully Married; father of 7!
Routine Physical 11/07 PSA 1.73 DRE normal
Routine Physical 1/09 PSA 2.77 DRE abnormal.
1st Urologist visit 2/09 DRE normal, small - PSA 6.3!
Biopsy 3/17- St. Patty's Day! 3 of 12 cores positive with 5-8% Pca
3+3 Gleason; Visit Johns Hopkins 3/26/09 and decide for surgery.
Lapro RP 6/29/09; discharged 6/30/09
Cath out 7/9/09 Gleason unchanged 3+3;
"Larger amount of cancer" than expected.
Organ confined Pca, positive margin as "artifact" of surgery.
All other tissues clear.
7 wk psa 8/20/09 - 0.05

"We walk by faith, not by sight."


creed_three
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   Posted 9/10/2009 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sonny,
I'm not a bloke,  but what about one slogan specifically for the "girls"  (ie. wives, daughters, lovers, friends, mums) of men here? I was thinking of something like,  "Support prostate cancer research and save our men" as one for the ladies (and men of course!). Just an idea since you are playing around with ideas. I also like the 5 in 6 one too, and would certainly wear it too! All the best to you. What a great hobby. Good luck with it. Lana (with CJ).
Creed_three - Husband 51 yrs (49 years at diagnosis)
PSA (2002) 2.1.  PSA (2006) 3.5.  1 x 5% core of 12 positive at biopsy. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing April 2007. Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7.   Undetectable <.1 PSA since, specifically, June 2007-0.01, Oct 2007-0.02, April 2008-0.02: Oct 2008-0.03, Nov, 2008-0.02, April 2009-0.03. 


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 9/10/2009 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I also like the one about one with PC five are clear. By the way, I'm not sure everyone knows what PC stands for.
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


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 9/11/2009 4:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Prostrate Cancer Survivor
Wife of Prostate Cancer Survivor
Prostate Cancer Survivor – Ask Me How

Age 54   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.


Geebra
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   Posted 9/11/2009 5:44 AM (GMT -6)   
How about something for PSA testing. "Prostate cancer is lurking. Do you know what your PSA is?"

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


Sonny3
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   Posted 9/11/2009 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Good morning all,

I just had a chance to catch up on the responses to the shirts ideas. You folks have come up with some great ideas and I'll try to use them all.

When I get a bunch of them printed, I will try to figure out a way to post them somewhere, like a blog or something, so you can see how they turned out.

Don't quit now though. Have some fun with this and keep the suggestions rolling in. I have a lot of fun with the shirts I wear and am not timid about wearing just about anything on them, unless it would border on the vulgar or offensive. We have enough of that stuff out there today and I don't need to add more. I am sure that you have all seen those shirts that made you stop and say "What are they Thinking".

BTW, this is working, had about an hour there where I wasn't thinking about my surgery in 6 days.

Thanks all,

Sonny
60 years old
PSA November 2007 3.0
PSA May 2009 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
<5%, 90%, 40%
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
CT Organ Scan - negative
Nuclear Bone Scan - Negative

Surgery set for September 17th, 2009 with Dr. Mani Menon at the Henry Ford Medical Center in Detroit.


JoeyG
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   Posted 9/11/2009 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Sonny,
 
Use PCa on the shirts; PC is pancreas cancer.
 
Also, I would stay away from this one ----"Men are 33% more likely to get PC than women are to get Breast Cancer." While we know that breast cancer gets a lot more attention, you won't win a lot of female friends with that slogan. Both cancers are nothing to dance about.
 
Joey
Age -57; Diagnosed 10/05 PSA 13.4 GS 9 Organ confined (T2B)
Cryoablation 4/06 Allegheny Hosp-Dr Ralph Miller (Cohen/Miller)
Post Cryo Nadir 8/06 0.2
Rising steadily to 0.7 4/09 :-(
Steady at 0.7 (7/09) (Pomegranate???)
Looking to take next steps soon
Hoping to qualify for salvage cryo or radiation


Sonny3
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   Posted 9/11/2009 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Joey, you are right about the PC. I only used the PC abbrev. for our discussions, I plan to spell it out on anything I print.

I wasn't really thinking about using the 33% shirt. I was just pointing out what I thought were some dramatic stats about PC.

Thanks for the input. Keep the creative juices flowing and we'll come up with a few more.

Sonny

P.S. My wife has been chiming in too. She wants one that says something like "My husband has PC, BUT I got my cancer FIRST.

She is a fighter and proud advocate of awareness for Multiple Myeloma Cancer.
60 years old
PSA November 2007 3.0
PSA May 2009 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
<5%, 90%, 40%
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
CT Organ Scan - negative
Nuclear Bone Scan - Negative

Surgery set for September 17th, 2009 with Dr. Mani Menon at the Henry Ford Medical Center in Detroit.


livinadream
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   Posted 9/12/2009 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I just want one of the shirts

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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   Posted 9/12/2009 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
"PCa Suvivors Come Clean"
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20%, Contained in capsule, 1 pos margin
2009 PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/09 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/09 cath #6 - blockage, 8/09 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - out after 38 days


Worried Guy
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   Posted 9/12/2009 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
"PCa Survivor: No muss, no fuss."

Sonny3
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   Posted 9/12/2009 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Worried Guy,

Love this one and so does my wife. It just moved into the top 3 that I will do first. I'll let you know when they are done and make arrangements to have one sent to you and your wife.

Thanks,

Sonny
60 years old
PSA November 2007 3.0
PSA May 2009 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
<5%, 90%, 40%
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
CT Organ Scan - negative
Nuclear Bone Scan - Negative

Surgery set for September 17th, 2009 with Dr. Mani Menon at the Henry Ford Medical Center in Detroit.


Sonny3
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   Posted 9/12/2009 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Purgatory,

I am sorry, I missed your entry the first time through. I like your idea. I am always ready to bring a little levity to the situation.

I really love shirts and bumper stickers that make you think and say "Hmmmm!

It would be an inside joke to a degree to those of us in the know and a real thought provoker to those that aren't.

Thought of a new one this afternoon. Had to do a little research because I want to put in on the shirt in Latin.

Here's the shirt, let's see whose good at researching Latin to English translations. It's a somewhat literal translation because of the difficulty with English to Latin translations.

PCa Survivors Mantra
"si vos adepto is sursum"
"tunc servo is sursum"

Always ready to have a little fun there guys.

Sonny
60 years old
PSA November 2007 3.0
PSA May 2009 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
<5%, 90%, 40%
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
CT Organ Scan - negative
Nuclear Bone Scan - Negative

Surgery set for September 17th, 2009 with Dr. Mani Menon at the Henry Ford Medical Center in Detroit.


Purgatory
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   Posted 9/12/2009 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny, in my state, no one would get the latin bit, I would like it though. good idea
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20%, Contained in capsule, 1 pos margin
2009 PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/09 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/09 cath #6 - blockage, 8/09 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - out after 38 days


Sonny3
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   Posted 9/12/2009 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
David, did you translate the meaning of the shirt?

Sonny
60 years old
PSA November 2007 3.0
PSA May 2009 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
<5%, 90%, 40%
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
CT Organ Scan - negative
Nuclear Bone Scan - Negative

Surgery set for September 17th, 2009 with Dr. Mani Menon at the Henry Ford Medical Center in Detroit.


Timmy77
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   Posted 9/12/2009 11:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I like kicking little walnut butts one at a time.
48 yrs old
Robotic RP
6-15 2009 Da Vinci surgery
8-10 2009 almost dry big step
Still ED
Recovery is a process not a switch to turn on and off.
Using support groups like this and in person to make it through
Surviver


Radical
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   Posted 9/13/2009 12:30 AM (GMT -6)   
"Hey get intimate with your doctor, have your prostate checked Now!" nono
 
 
LOL .................Kev
Age 51yrs
DX 11/11/08
6 out of 8 cores positive 3 X 60% / 3 X 10%
PSA 4
Gleason Score 3+4=7
Stage T1c
Robotic Surgery 24/12/08
Upgrade Gleanson Score 4+3=7 Gleason Differential 60%/40%
Stage T2c
Three small foci total volume <10%
Neg Margins and Nodes
Nil - Extraprostatic Extentions
Dry less than 1 week.
ED- taking Meds- Its been 9 mnths now getting some action ! yah
PSA 1/09  .03
PSA 2/09  .03
PSA 5/09  .03
PSA 9/09  .03
"Everyday in Everyway I get better"


Sonny3
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   Posted 9/13/2009 4:20 AM (GMT -6)   
And the creative juices just keep flowing. Thanks guys for the new additions.

By the time I print them all I won't have to wear any ole plain fishing, baseball or sports shirts again. I'll end up being a walking billboard for PCa awareness full time. Maybe that's the plan God has for me coming out of this thing. There's always a plan and this may be my newfound niche in the world.

4 day count down to surgery on Thursday. Ready to go, let's "Git R Done".

Sonny
60 years old
PSA November 2007 3.0
PSA May 2009 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
<5%, 90%, 40%
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
CT Organ Scan - negative
Nuclear Bone Scan - Negative

Surgery set for September 17th, 2009 with Dr. Mani Menon at the Henry Ford Medical Center in Detroit.


Jstars
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   Posted 9/13/2009 6:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey sonny .. your last comment got me thinking about the PSA angle -- which I'd be more comfortable wearing than anything that says 'cancer' (but that's just me) -- and would still lend itself to people asking 'what's PSA' etc (yeah we all know the majority of guys don't even know what it is ... so some good front/back pairings could be:

Front; Back:

PSA? ....... Git R Done!

Got PSA? ........ Git R Done!

Git PSA? ....... Git R Done!


Got PSA? ....... That's One Small Step for A Man...

PSA U ....... Yeah that means YOU!

Graduate of PSA U ...... U 2?

or maybe one for PCa:

Graduate of PCa U ....... Zero Club Alumni


Will keep thinking .....

jim
Age 58, 195lbs, 6'4", 57 at DX, PSA Aug2008 7 4 ... June2007 4.7 (BPH + LUTS)
Biopsy Nov2008 1 of 12 cores 5%, Gleason 3+3 - Sona showed size 140+ cc (110 grams post op).
02/03/09 open RRP surgery , Nerve sparing both sides, 1 day in hospital, Day 4 first BM,
Pathology Report: All margins clear - No Invasive spread - no change in Gleason score.
02/18/09 Cath out, passed a 1cm oblong STONE within hours.
03/06/09 Started Levitra@20mg / Viagra@100mg / (04/01) Cialis@20mg -- no real effect (thru 09/2009).
04/01/09, 07/07/09 PSA <0.1 - Stone Was Oxalate stone -- X-ray no stones.
08/07/2009 - MUSE@1000mcg@Uro Office -- worked OK -- AlProstadil ache not bad.

Post Edited (JimStars) : 9/13/2009 6:13:16 AM (GMT-6)


Sonny3
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   Posted 9/13/2009 6:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Jim,

Great ideas!!! Really thought provoking, and would open up conversations as well. If I am going to be an advocate I have to get the people talking. Thanks for the insight and different take on the shirts. Good ideas all.

Sonny
60 years old
PSA November 2007 3.0
PSA May 2009 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
<5%, 90%, 40%
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
CT Organ Scan - negative
Nuclear Bone Scan - Negative

Surgery set for September 17th, 2009 with Dr. Mani Menon at the Henry Ford Medical Center in Detroit.

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