A-OK at two and a half years

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jetguy
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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 10/13/2009 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Latest PSA is good two and a half years after completion of 88 gy of Image Guided IMRT.  I'm 65 years old and still flying the great Gulfstream business jet.  Never say die. 
 
Nice to hear from you, Ray.  I remember you and your kindness and concern well.
 
For those who recall, we are still caring for my grandson five days a week.  When I joined this wonderful place he was not yet born.  An incredible amount of living has gone on since then.  He is now three years old and a joy.  My namesake.
 
Regards,
 
Bill


August of 2006, PSA up to 4.2 from 2.7 one year ago. 
October free and total PSA 12% free and 5.0 total.
A month, or so later, 4.7.
Late in the year decide on Image Guided IMRT.
Begin 43 treatments on January 23, 2007 and finish on March 23.
 
Wow, almost two years behind.  I had a typical radiation bounce that
scared me, but it seems to be ok.  PSA is about 1.0 which is ok for
a rad guy at this stage of the game.
 
Got my FAA medical certificate back four months after starting my
treatment.  It's still a First Class, just jumping through a few hoops.
 
October, 2009.  Latest PSA is still 1.0 - that would make you surgery guys nuts, but it's just fine for a rad guy.

Post Edited (jetguy) : 10/13/2009 6:13:28 PM (GMT-6)


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 10/13/2009 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Bill,
Congrats on your continued good news after 1 1/2 years. And getting to fly a gulfstream jet, what a thrill that must be.
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% cancer, 1 pos margin
Post Surgery  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, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - out  38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl.agree to start radiation, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg with uro/surg, 9/29- pre-op, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - suprapubic cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sessions/72 gys.


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 10/13/2009 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Bill call me or send an EM. I lost your contact info when the cell phone died.

Oh, and nice to see you again. Great news... I still show off the G4 pics...

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!


jetguy
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 741
   Posted 10/13/2009 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   
David, thanks for your kind words.
 
Tony!  Geeze, my email changed and my cell phone was run over.  I have updated my info.  The G-IV is now old hat.  I'm flying the IV and a new 450.  Whole new ball game.  Very challenging, but also rewarding. 
 
It was nice to hear from 56pontiac.  We both first came here in August, or September of '06.
 
Regards,
 
Bill
August of 2006, PSA up to 4.2 from 2.7 one year ago. 
October free and total PSA 12% free and 5.0 total.
A month, or so later, 4.7.
Late in the year decide on Image Guided IMRT.
Begin 43 treatments on January 23, 2007 and finish on March 23.
 
Wow, almost two years behind.  I had a typical radiation bounce that
scared me, but it seems to be ok.  PSA is about 1.0 which is ok for
a rad guy at this stage of the game.
 
Got my FAA medical certificate back four months after starting my
treatment.  It's still a First Class, just jumping through a few hoops.
 
October, 2009.  Latest PSA is still 1.0 - that would make you surgery guys nuts, but it's just fine for a rad guy.


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 10/13/2009 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
checked your profile and can't see anything...Send me a message...

I want to see a 450 next trip to Tx...

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!


56pontiac
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 10/13/2009 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Good news, always glad to hear good news, everyday is a gift.
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