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6071
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 112
   Posted 11/25/2009 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy Thanksgiving To All At Healingwell
Age 61 at DX
Biopsy 7/2008 Positive 1 of 12 cores positive 3+4 5% To 10%
Open Radical Prostatectomy 15/10/2008
Stage pt2c
Post op staging Gleason's Score 3+4=7
apical margin is focally positive
no extraprostatic extension
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out on the 13/11/2008
4 week PSA < 0.1
26/1/2009  < 0.1
20/4/2009 < 0.1
11/6/2009 ultra sensitive psa 0.07
20/7/2009 < 0.1
26/8/09 Starting photon 3D CRT
13/10/09 Radiation Finished
 







Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 11/25/2009 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you 6071.
Happy Thanksgiving across the pond and to all in your heart. And may you have a peaceful holiday...

Tony
Prostate Cancer Forum Co-Moderator


Worried Guy
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 3732
   Posted 11/25/2009 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
May your stomachs be filled with tryptophan and your salads topped with walnuts.

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 11/25/2009 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Andrew,
It's very sad. I knew that Spielman's wife was ill but I am saddened by her passing. It will be a difficult Thanksgiving for them. I pray that they have peace and are surrounded by loved ones.

Tony
Prostate Cancer Forum Co-Moderator


goodlife
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 2691
   Posted 11/25/2009 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
My Thanksgiving wishes to everyone as well.

I am so thankful to be living in the USA with my PC. The availability of solid healhcare with rapid response, medical insurance, as faulty as some would say it is, and thousands of qulified medical facilities, and hundreds of thousands of dedicated health care professionals gives each one of us the prosepect of more days in our lives.

I am thankful for HW as well, and all of my internet brothers and sisters. I can honestly say that I don't know how much harder this experience would have been without all of you.

Even tho I may sometimes feel as tho I didn't deserve to have PC, I am thankful each day for another day, and look forward to tomorrow, no matter what is happening in my little world.

Happy Thansgiving to all here on HW. I thank God for the many good things in my life.
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 .
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)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED.  Trimix injections


O Buddy Boy
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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 106
   Posted 11/25/2009 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm thankful that I am alive today, and full of hope that I will be here another year to celebrate this day.

I wish this for all.

I hope in the coming year that we can have a health care system that would allow me, and all of my PCa brothers, the opportunity to accept a job that would allow us the pursuit of happiness we are all assured in this country.

I know today that my greatest misery with my PCa is my diagnosis prevents me from accepting better jobs that would allow me to provide for my family, whether or not I am here tomorrow or not. That is the real tragedy of my affliction.

All of us should enjoy the opportunity to enjoy the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Cancer should never change that.

May all of us enjoy our lives in the following year. And let us hope that no financial entity stands in the way of that dream.

OBB
55 yo
Dx:9/29/09
DRE: Susp
PSA: 3.5
Gleason: 3+4/7
6/12 Cores Positive; Sextants were 1%, 3%, 8%, 15%, 12%, 0%
RALP: 10/09/09
PATH:
Margins: Clear
Lymph Nodes: Clear
Seminal Vesicles: Clear
Gleason: No increase from biopsy 3+4/7
Some perineural and capsule invasion.
T2c,NO,MX
Incontinence: Minor. 1 light pad a day. Some days don't need it.
ED: Natural with encouragement. 20mg Cialis and pump just makes things more fun.


creed_three
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 11/25/2009 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Wishing you all a very happy thanksgiving celebration. Lana & 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. 


Worried Guy
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 3732
   Posted 11/25/2009 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I see we are all getting more serious here so I will add to my early post.

I am thankful that my PCa brought me here. This site and the people I have met have truly enriched my life in ways I cannot describe.

Don't get me wrong, I'd much rather not have PCa and not met you. But given that was not an option, I am thankful to you for being there when I needed help and for sharing my most intimate thoughts, fears and details.

Jeff
DX Age 56. First routine PSA test on April 8th: 17.8.
May PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: PSA: 23.2.
Biopsy 6/10/09: 7/12 scores positive, Gleason 6=3+3. Bone scan and C/T scan negative.
RP DaVinci -7/21/2009 @ Univ of Roch Medical Center
Left nerve gone, right partial spared.
Catheter removed - 7/31/2009 Pathology report received:
Gleason 3+4=7 Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm location: both lobes and apex. No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX
Post Surgery Status:
Potency - 10/31 3 months, Still no activity, nada, zip
Incontinence - 8/20 4 full pads per day
. 9/7 3-4 full pads per day (I'm going to try cutting down on fluids. Bad idea. I know.)
9/27 2 months: Still 3 pads per day.
11/14 4 month: Still 3 pads per day. 420ml/day, 91 um leak. At this rate I'll be fine in 2012.
Post Surgery PSA - 9/3 6 weeks- 0.05, 10/13 3 months- 0.04 undetectable.


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 11/26/2009 1:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Amen, Jeff, Lana and CJ, et al...
And so it is. Happy Thanksgiving back to you. And thank you for being here for us.

Tony
Prostate Cancer Forum Co-Moderator


JerryB-UK
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 39
   Posted 11/26/2009 2:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.  In the UK we've got to wait another 4 weeks for our turkey dinner, but we do get Boxing Day as compensation for no Thanksgiving!  
 
Best wishes.   Jeremy 

Age - 67
PSA – 7.8 ug/L. in February 2009
Gleason – 7 (4+3).  T stage – 2b.   Prostate size - 52 cc
July 2009 - ADT for 3 months to shrink prostate with a view to Brachytherapy but considering HIFU
September 2009 - prostate reduced in size but flow still to slow to allow brachytherapy.  Told that surgery is only option
September 2009 - decided on HIFU.  Scheduled for 30th October 2009


creed_three
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 11/26/2009 2:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jeremy,

Yes it is the same here in Australia as no thankgiving here either, but Turkey is on the menu for 4 weeks time here too!
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. 


qjenxu
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 187
   Posted 11/26/2009 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I want give our special THANK to this site. We got so much support, help, encouragement from everyone here. Couldn't get so far without you. you are our braothers and sisters.

Happy thanksgiving!

Jennifer and Richard

Mike E
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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 23
   Posted 11/26/2009 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy Thanksgiving to all who make this site possible and to the many who give clear honest advice. I often stop and think how things could be worse. I have much to be thankful for. God is good.
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