Members of Canadian Parliament wear blue striped ties to show support for M.P. Jack Layton !!!

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tatt2man
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   Posted 4/3/2010 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I was surprised to see this posting at the Prostate Cancer Canadian Network site - I had not seen anything in the news about it - will try to find any other links and info.
Quite inspiring to see Members of Parliament all in agreement for a change !


www.prostatecancer.ca/In-The-News/News-Releases/Members-of-Parliament-show-support-for-Layton%E2%80%99s-ba.aspx


nice pix of Jack and members of parliament in blue ties !
www.prostatecancer.ca/Default.aspx


holiday hugs
BRONSON
.................
Age: 54 - gay - with common-law spouse of 13 years, Steve - 59
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous samples , Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Post Surgery Biopsy: pT3a- gleason 7 - extraprostatic extension - perineural invasion - prostate weight - 34.1gm -
ED Prescription: Jan 8/2010 - started daily 5mg cialis - girth back to normal -but not much length - will go for trimix in April when I see doc
Incontinence: Feb 2010- 3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery -finally seeing improvement - March 29- incontinence better - 1-2 pads a day - one pad at night
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
Post Surgery-PSA: to be announced - April 8, 2010
............

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Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 4/3/2010 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the post Bronson. Nice to see some gov. support.

Cajun Jeff
9/08 PSA 5.4 referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3+4=7 1 positive core in 12 1 pre cancer core
10/08 Nerve-Sparing open radical
Surgery Path Report Downgrade 3+3=6 GS Stage pT2c margins clear

3 month: PSA <0.1
6 month: PSA <0.1
10 month:PSA <0.1
1 year: PSA <0.1
16 month:PSA <0.1

ED - Started Cialis at 3 months, tried all 3, 6 months added pump, 9 months Tried MUSE (YUCK) Bad experience.
1 year mark Found new Urologist visit was at 14th month post surgery
Started Injections, Caverject! (Success)
17 month: ED making improvements : Oral Meds gets me 85%


Magaboo
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   Posted 4/3/2010 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bronson,
 
Thanks for this heads up. It has been a Long, long time since I had cause to be proud of our Canadian politicians, but it seams that it has finally happened. My hat is off to the members of the Liberal party in Canada.
 
All the best to you.
 
Magaboo


Born Sept 1936
PSA 7.9
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
Open RP 28 Nov 06 (nerve sparing), Post op staging T3a
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; 3 days before Rad Start=0.1
Salvage RT completed (33 sessions - 66 Grays) on the 19th Dec., 08.
PSA in Jan., 09=0.05; July 09=<0.04; JAN 10=<0.04


tatt2man
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   Posted 4/3/2010 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Aha - but the Liberals usually wear RED ties ( but then, they may be drifting to the right) !! - and the Harper's conservatives wear blue ( political colour theme) - NDP- New Democratic Party - orange and green -
we have a lot of Maple Leaves in our political party logos - :)

I was surprised that the Harper politicians came on board - but then, prostate cancer does not discriminate....

hugs
BRONSON
.................
Age: 54 - gay - with common-law spouse of 13 years, Steve - 59
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous samples , Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Post Surgery Biopsy: pT3a- gleason 7 - extraprostatic extension - perineural invasion - prostate weight - 34.1gm -
ED Prescription: Jan 8/2010 - started daily 5mg cialis - girth back to normal -but not much length - will go for trimix in April when I see doc
Incontinence: Feb 2010- 3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery -finally seeing improvement - March 29- incontinence better - 1-2 pads a day - one pad at night
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
Post Surgery-PSA: to be announced - April 8, 2010
............


60Michael
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   Posted 4/4/2010 7:15 AM (GMT -6)   
bronson,
Thanks for the post as it is good to see that type of support, especially from someone in politics where support is sometimes hard to come by unless it means more votes. Raises awareness and that is soo important.
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed, 61 yo 2010
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
 started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
T2C left lateral and left posterior margins involved
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4, 6 1/2 month psa.5
Starting IMRT on 1/18/10, Completed 39 tx at 72 gys on 3/12/10
Great family and friends
Michael


soulmate 101
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   Posted 4/4/2010 7:33 AM (GMT -6)   
inspiring!
Husband, age 57, diagnosed in December 09, after PSA velocity increase from 2.71 to 4.34 over one year prompted a prostate biopsy.
Gleason 4+3 = 7 stage T2c, laparoscopic nerve sparing Da Vinci robotic radical prostatectomy 1/13/10, clear surgical margins no lymph node or seminal vesicle involvement.
six weeks post op: leaking has stopped, no more pads, soreness in wounds has dissipated. ED: confusing


mvesr
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Total Posts : 823
   Posted 4/5/2010 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all

Too bad we can't get our congress to take a stand on something this important to us on this forum.

Mika
age at dx 54 now 57
psa at dx 4.3
got the bad news 1/29/07
open surgery Duke Medical Center 5-29-07
never more than 2 pads
ED is getting better
the shots work great, still can't give them to myself
two years of zero's
Retired again after 36 years February 1, 2010

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