Dinner with Racing Oyster

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Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 10/30/2009 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
My wife and I had the pleasure of meeting Racing Oyster (Larry), one of our dear brothers for dinner this evening.  He was on his way home to Atlanta.  We had a good time, good meal, and great conversation.  For a guy that had open surgery four months ago, he looks great, and is doing well.
 
There's nothing like meeting one of the brethren face to face, and connect our words to a real person with a handshake and hug.
 
We really enjoyed his company and look forward to seeing him again in the future.
 
David in SC
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: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out  38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sessions/72 gys.


60Michael
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2243
   Posted 10/30/2009 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
David that is great. When I am up to traveling maybe we can meet between SC and Commerce , Ga for lunch. Having a face to face makes using the computer worth it. Take care and hope that you continue to feel well.
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive
59 yo when diagnosed
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
Margins not involved
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
8/5 1 depend at night only
 started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Great family
Michael


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 10/30/2009 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Michael, would love to meet you sometime. Oyster and were going to meet in Commerce, but once I started radiation, couldn't handle that long a drive there and back, and he was passing through on his way back to Atlanta so it worked out good. E-mail me sometime.
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: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out  38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sessions/72 gys.


RacingOyster
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 10/31/2009 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
David,

I'm so glad you suggested meeting in person. Even with the unfaltering support of my wife and family, it's was good to talk face-to-face with someone going through a similar journey. I'm happy that our membership in the forum has led to a warm friendship. I hope to get together again when you have all the radiation, and the disease, behind you.

-Larry
Living in the northern Atlanta suburbs.
Good health and no symptoms when my annual physical uncovered an elevated PSA.
Diagnosis at age 55: PSA 4.6 - positive biopsy 3 of 12 cores - Gleason 3+3=6.
open Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with bilateral lymphadenectomy on 6/18/2009.
Pathology report after surgery showed negative margins, cancer contained in capsule
(60 gram sample, Gleason 3+3=6, T2c N0 MX).
PSA at 4 months after surgery <0.1 (all other problems are minor considering being cancer-free).
Catheters required on-and-off for 34 days after surgery due to recurring urinary retention.
Anal fissure due to trauma to rectum from biopsy, surgery, and antibiotic-induced diarrhea.
Scheduled for repair of Spigelian Hernia due to tearing of abdominal muscles during RRP.
Using 1 pad during the day for occasional stress incontinence, dry at night (18 weeks after surgery).
Taking Cialis for ED with no joy so far.


Purgatory
Elite Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 10/31/2009 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, Larry, so far, that dinner was the high point of this weekend. Bet you are glad to be home, please stay in touch.

David in SC
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: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out  38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sessions/72 gys.

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