Going to see The Boss Sunday

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jerseycity
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 123
   Posted 11/14/2009 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be in my Hometown of Milwaukee this Sunday. My wife and I will be there along with the e street nation. Bruce's music is filled with liberation, redemtion and community. As you see in my post my journey in pca started after a Springsteen concert in 2008. I will take a couple of extra pads along as I plan to party some.
 
For thjose of us about to rock we salute you.
 3-17- 8 went to Bruce Springsteen concert , great time
3-18-8 routine exam
3-19 doctor called said psa was elevated
what's a psa?
referred to Uro, had several more blood tests.
PSA steady at 4.75
biopsy  June 08 , 12 cores, 4 on left confirmed , right clear
gleason 3 + 3 T1c
research time.
decieded on open RP, Head of Uro  is my Doctor
Surgery done 10-1-8 by Dr See at Frodoret Hospital in Milwaukee
Cathater out 10-13 no problems
Post op,  organ confined, gleason up to 4 + 3, all clear margins
T2c 20% volume, very good outcome I feel
Incontinent and ED.  Time will tell, was told all nerves  saved.
back to work 11-5-8.
 3,6,9 month psa <0.04 one year <0.04
still use 1 pad per day
 
Walked thru the darkness on the edge of town.


Burlcodad
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 254
   Posted 11/14/2009 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Enjoy - Congratulations with your journey so far and I hope you keep on rockin for a long time
 
Bruce and I share the same hometown - have seen him many times dating back to the early 70s
 
Have just started my journey down this road - surgery sch for mid jan
diag 9/09
 
age at diag 54
 
stage 2b (biopsy done because of firmness felt on right side)
 
3 positive cores out of 12 (all less than 25%)
 
Gleason 6
 
Surgery scheduled 1/10 at UP with Dr David Lee
 
 


Red Nighthawk
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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 289
   Posted 11/14/2009 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Enjoy the concert Jersey.

A tip I read on some thread within this board is to wear two underpants instead of the one pad. Unless you really need that one pad, I would suggest give it a try, perhaps start on a weekend. I started doing this at week 7 but I probably could have given up my one pad/day much sooner than that. Just a suggestion.

Burlcodad, I wish you great success with your surgery and I hope you have an excellent outcome.

peace
Age: 62
Pre-op PSA: 4.1
Gleason grade: 3+4=7, present in both lobes, at least 1.1 cm, and occupying less than 5% of prostate by volume. pT2c NX MX
No lymphatic/vascular invasion present.
Seminal vesicles and extraprostatic soft tissue free of tumor.
Inked margins are free of tumor.
High grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia is present
Robotic RP: Sept. 15th, 2009 1 day in hospital, cath out on 9th day
Post-op PSA: at 4 weeks --> .04 (undetectable)
One pad for the first six weeks. Two pairs of underpants now just to play it safe.
Surgery: Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston


jerseycity
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 123
   Posted 11/14/2009 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks for the tip nighthawk. Think I might  try it and bring along some back up.
 
Burlcodad; God bless Freehold land of all things E Street. Keep in touch in your journey. Sorry your here but if I can help reach out to me in Milwaukee in a Jersey state of mind.
 3-17- 8 went to Bruce Springsteen concert , great time
3-18-8 routine exam
3-19 doctor called said psa was elevated
what's a psa?
referred to Uro, had several more blood tests.
PSA steady at 4.75
biopsy  June 08 , 12 cores, 4 on left confirmed , right clear
gleason 3 + 3 T1c
research time.
decieded on open RP, Head of Uro  is my Doctor
Surgery done 10-1-8 by Dr See at Frodoret Hospital in Milwaukee
Cathater out 10-13 no problems
Post op,  organ confined, gleason up to 4 + 3, all clear margins
T2c 20% volume, very good outcome I feel
Incontinent and ED.  Time will tell, was told all nerves  saved.
back to work 11-5-8.
 3,6,9 month psa <0.04 one year <0.04
still use 1 pad per day
 
Walked thru the darkness on the edge of town.


pa69
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 260
   Posted 11/14/2009 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jerseycity,

Hope you enjoy the concert, it sounds really cool. Nighthawk, I think that is a great tip you gave. I'll try it tomorrow.

Regards,
Bob
Age 70, First ever PSA 7.8 taken June 2008, Biopsy July 2008, 10 of 12 cores positive, Gleason 3+3=6
da Vinci surgery December 10, 2008, catheter removed December 29 2008
St. Lukes Hospital, Bethlehem, Pa.
Dr. Frank Tamarkin
Prostate weight 73.0 grams, Gleason 3+3=6, stage pT3a
Tumor locations: right anterior apex, right posterior apex to mid
left anterior mid to base, left posterior apex to mid
extensive perineural invasion in right anterior apex, right and left posterior apex to mid
seminal vesicles negative
Four PSA tests undetectable, latest Oct 30


Ralph Alfalfa
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 11/14/2009 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Be prepared to wait for the starting time for the concert.  If it is supposed to start at 7:30, you can count on him starting at 9:00.  Bruce is notorious for this, even though the concert should go for at least 3 hours.  Have fun.  Stay dry!
 
Bob
 AGE:57
 Dx: October,27(the day after my birthday)
 Psa 14.5
 Gleason:(4+3) 7 T1c
 Bone scan:Negative
 Cat scan: Negative
 Biopsy: 4 of 12 positive, left side, pre-cancerous on the right.
 Confined to prostate.
 DaVinci Jan. 19th, No lymph node involvement, all margins clear.
 8 week PSa <0.01
 Gleason downgraded to (3+4)7
 6 month Psa , 0.1 
 9 month Psa,  0.2  Doubled! Criminy!
 Started RT 10/28...one year since diagnosis.


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 11/14/2009 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Jersey, enjoy your special time out, living and enjoying what we like is what it is all about
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 sess/72 gys cath #8 33 days, 11/2- SP Cath #9 in place


60Michael
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2222
   Posted 11/14/2009 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
The Boss still rocks after al these years. Will "meet you further on down the road." Enjoy the concert to the fullest.
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


geezer99
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 990
   Posted 11/14/2009 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
The great thing about PC is that it unites us old guys just like great rock. Enjoy! Party! Use many pads in praise of being alive!
Age at diagnosis 66, PSA 5.5
Biopsy 12/08 12 cores, 8 positive
Gleason 3+4=7
CAT scan, Bone scan 1/09 both negative.

Robotic surgery 03/03/09 Catheter Out 03/08/09
Pathology: Lymph nodes & Seminal vesicles negative
Margins positive, Capsular penetration extensive Gleason 4+3=7
6 weeks: 1 pad/day, 1 pad/night -- mostly dry at night.
10 weeks: no pad at night -- slight leakage day/1 pad.
3 mo. PSA 0.0 - now light pads
6 mo. PSA 0.00 -- 1 light pad/day


Burlcodad
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 254
   Posted 12/2/2009 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi JerseyCity

 

How as the show- The setlist looked good - he always seems to reach a little deeper towards the end of the show although there isn't a thing such as a bad springsteen show.


diag 9/09
 
age at diag 54
 
stage 2b (biopsy done because of firmness felt on right side)
 
3 positive cores out of 12 (all less than 25%)
 
Gleason 6
 
Surgery scheduled 1/10 at UP with Dr David Lee
 
 

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