Happy New Years - To my extended family here at HW Prostate Cancer

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Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 12/31/2009 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Wishing each and every brother of mine here at HW Prostate Cancer greetings and well wishes from the heart for the new year about to begin.  The past has been decided, the future is still before us.  Anything is possible.
 
Glad for each and every person here, from the newest brother, to the seasoned vet - years into their journey.  To our wives and families and caregivers.  To our medical staff and communities, may they learn more about this terrible cancer and be better able to serve the next generation of diagnosed.  To our moderators, who put up with all our phooey without complaint or pay, to Peter, the great name behind this place we call home online.
 
Our greatest strength will always be knowledge, knowledge from all sources and avenues.  And here, there is strength in numbers and unity of purpose, to keep fighting the fight, encouraging the fearful, pushing for research, to expand new protocals and treatments, to dare to think that this scourge can be defeated one day.
 
For each family this past year, that lost a husband, a son, a brother, a father or grandfather, or uncle, or cousin to this cancer, may your lives always be remembered by your loved ones.  You fought the vailiant fight, and made  the ultimate sacrifice.
 
May we all learn from the past, live the present and look forward to the future.  All things are possible.
 
May there be peace in our hearts tonight,
 
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
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA:
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 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 in place


BillyMac
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 1858
   Posted 12/31/2009 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
All the very best to all members both old and new, including of course their loving families, for this new year and and new decade and especially to you David. May this year bring you all the good things you richly deserve and further, let us all be here toasting each other at the start of the next decade.
Bill

Worried Guy
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 3742
   Posted 12/31/2009 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
To everyone still awake,
May all your plumbing work to design specifications. Have a happy and healthy New Year!
Jeff

Sleepless09
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 1267
   Posted 12/31/2009 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello David, and all.

Happy New Year and may all your numbers be zero ---- and, if not a zero then may each be lower than the last.

The support I've had here, and in emails from so many of you, in the past ten months has given me the confidence to soldier on. Bless you everyone,

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"
First post op PSA Sept 09  less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23 test again less than 0.02
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues, but better every week. 
Feel free to email me at:  sheldonprostate@yahoo.com    


IdahoSurvivor
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 1/1/2010 12:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy New Year to Everyone!

Here's wishing we're all "healing well" in 2010! tongue

Barry
Surgery: Da Vinci; July 31, 2007; 54 on surgery day;
Pathology: PSA: 4.3; Gleason: 3+3=6; T2a; Confined to Prostate;
Post RP PSAs: 09/07 <0.04; 12/07 <0.04; 03/08 <0.04;
06/08 <0.04; 12/08 <0.04; 06/09 =0.06; 09/09 <0.04;
Latest PSA 12/09 =0.05


60Michael
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2243
   Posted 1/1/2010 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks David, well said my friend!
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
Margin slightly involved
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
8/5 1 depend at night only, now none
 started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4, 6 1/2 month psa.5
Consulting with Primary Urologist for further tx.
Great family and friends
Michael


Purgatory
Elite Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 1/1/2010 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy New Years, Sheldon, so good to hear from you.

To you too, Barry

And a good one to you, too, Michael
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
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA:
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 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 in place

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