Carpool This weekend?

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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 9/23/2009 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone need a ride to the GFMPH...or whatever those initials are. I live in the NYC area and am driving to Rochester. If you are thinking about going, but not sure you wanna drive all that way, let me know.
Bring your old 8-tracks, your sunglasses and we can roll.
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
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: - frank discussions of Erectile Dysfunction - check it out.

Worried Guy
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 9/23/2009 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Paul,
It is very nice of you to offer a ride to fellow travelers. You can get here by taking the Thruway or going the Rt 17, 390 route. Carpooling also makes the ride more fun and saves some of our fuel reserves.

GFMPH is the one thing big plus I have found to the whole PC situation.
I can get or do anything I want as long as I make the request in the form of: "I heard that _____ was Good For Mens' Prostate Health." (GFMPH)
For example: "I heard that eating a 1 pound box of chocolates was Good For Men's Prostate Health." Bamm! "Would you like me to one get it for you, dear?"
"I heard that a trip to Cancun is GFMPH." "Would you like me to book tickets for you, dear?"

I was even able to schedule this sleepover weekend at our house with total strangers because "I heard it was GFMPH."

My wife will hang around long enough to make sure you guys are actually guys and not 14 year old girls. You can never tell about people you meet on the internet.

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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 9/23/2009 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't suppose Ohio is on the way !
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
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)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)

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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 260
   Posted 9/23/2009 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
.....Paul,  you're on of the guys I listened to before my surgery, and I'll tell you what. If I was in the position of thumbin' that ride......I'd sure take you up on it, no doubt we'd have a ball....we'd be rockin' too brother!!  "the road goes on forever and the party never ends".. smilewinkgrin
 Enjoy the weekend..
  age: 53 @ Dx, Pre-op PSA Feb 08' 5.0, April 08' 4.1
  Biopsy 5.1.08, 5 of 15 cores postive, T2a, Gleason 3+4=7
  DaVinci performed 7.29.08
  Bladder sling installed, umbilical hernia repaired during surgery.
  Path report, "cancer fully contained, margins clear".
  Cath removed 8.8.08, ED therapy begins 8.9.08
  100mg Viagra three times a week, pump for ten minutes daily
  and hold for ten minutes.
  8.16.08 switched to Levitra 20mg, immediate results
  9.15.08 Pad free at night, one thin (light) pad during the day
  9.18.08 1st Post-op PSA Undetectable Zero's....Yes!
  12.22.08 2nd Post-op PSA  Zero's still...
  6.23.09 1yr Post-op PSA Still a zero..
  Pads gone 1.3.09, finally found the courage...Thanks ya'll
          ".....tryin' to reason with hurricane season...."

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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 1267
   Posted 9/23/2009 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Since I read of this gathering I've regretted not being able to be part of it, and now that I see there's a chance of caravan of prostateless gents heading out from the Big Apple I'm really sorry to be missing out.

Enjoy !!! !

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"  

Elite Member

Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 9/23/2009 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
me too. would love to be in NY this weekend
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  38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., agreed to start radiation, does not rec. HT at this time, mapping on 9/21/9

Worried Guy
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted Yesterday 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
There's still some open water in Lake Ontario if you want to join me in a "scario" swim.
Actually, that's not on the activity list. We plan to be relaxing: eating, talking peeing, and maybe doing laundry.
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