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Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 4/7/2010 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I just wrote Peter to let him know that I have stepped back again on moderating this wonderful website. The first time I stepped back I had a lot going on with my advanced illness and other things going on that just made being committed to the website difficult.

This time it is quite different. I am very busy at work and my life in general. In other words, things are finally back to normal.

To James C and Doting Daughter (and also to my predecessors, IdahoSurvivor, Bluebird) thank you for all you do. This forum is in great hands.

I'll continue to post from time to time, as I don't think I'll ever want to not be a part of a good thing. I'll just be more scarce doing the things I love to do at home. If anyone wishes to contact me directly please feel free, I will gladly take the calls. I am on Facebook at I am also on the UsTOO International website for the Nevada area.

May peace be with all of you...

Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 47 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7

LARP ~ 2/17/2007 at the City of Hope near Los Angeles.
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.

"I beat up this disease and took its lunch money! I am in remission."
I am currently not being treated, but I do have regular oncology visits.
I am the president of an UsTOO chapter in Las Vegas

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James C.
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   Posted 4/7/2010 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your help and support these past 2 years. you've done the forum and each of us a great service by your contributions and your moderating.
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man
4/07: PSA 7.6, Recheck after 4 weeks Cipro-6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% invloved, left lobe, GS3+3=6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RRP, 110gms, Path Report- Stg. pT2c, 10 gms., margins clear
32 Months: PSA's .04 each test since surgery, ED continues: Bimix- .3ml PRN, Trimix- .15ml PRN

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   Posted 4/7/2010 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tony,

These milestones are sad and happy at the same time. This time I am more happy for you.

You have been a great friend over the years and a competent comforter tongue

You have given me and all of us here great courage to continue the fight... no matter what!

I wish you all the best, Tony, in your life endeavors.

You are a sentinel of strength for us.

May you find happiness and comfort as you continue as a PCa survivor!

Thank you for your service, brother.

A big hug from 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; 12/'09 =0.05;
Latest PSA 3/'10 <0.04

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   Posted 4/7/2010 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tony,
Sorry to hear that we will loose you as our valued Moderator. Many thanks to you for all the work you did for us in the past. You will be missed by all.
All the best to you in the years yet to come.
Your friend,

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

John T
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   Posted 4/7/2010 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear things are back to normal. You have been invaluable to this site and also as an advocate for all of us. Are you still going to be involved in "Bat for the Cure"?

64 years old.

PSA rising for 10 years to 40, free psa 10-15. Had 5 urologists, 12 biopsies and MRIS all neg. Doctors DXed BPH and continue to get biopsies yearly. 13th biopsy positive in 10-08, 2 cores of 25, G6 less than 5%. Scheduled for surgery as recommended by Urological Oncologist.

2nd Opinion from Dr Sholtz, a Prostate Oncologist, said DX wrong, pathology shows indolant cancer, but psa history indicates large cancer or metastasis. Futher tests and Color Doppler confirmed large transition zone tumor that 13 biopsies and MRIS missed. G7, 4+3, approx 16mmX18mm.

Combidex MRI in Holland eliminated lymphnode mets. Casodex and Proscar reduced psa to 0.6 and prostate from 60mm to 32mm. Changed diet, no meat and dairy. All staging tests indicate that tumor is local and non agressive. (PAP, PCA3, MRIS, Color Doppler, Combidex, tumor reaction to diet and Casodex, and tumor location in transition zone). Surgery a poor option because tumor is located next to the urethea and positive margin is very likely; permanent incontenance is also high probability with surgery.

Seed implants on 5-19-09, 3 hours door to door, no pain, minor side affects are frequency and urgency; very controlable with Flowmax and lasted 4 weeks. Daily activities resumed day after implants with no restrictions. Gold markers implanted with seeds to guide IMRT.

25 treatments of IMRT 6 weeks after seed implants. No side affects at all.

PSA at end of treatment 0.02 mostly the result of Casodex. When I stop Casodex next week expect PSA to rise. Next PSA in November. Treatments and side affects have greatly exceeded my expectations. Glad to have this 11 year journey finally conclude.


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   Posted 4/7/2010 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Tony, you are a great and fair moderator here. I think you are pretty even handed. I certainly respect your desire to step down and move on with your life. Definitely don't be a stranger here, as you are still and always will be an important fixture here at HW Prostate Cancer.

Good luck with all that you do. I have you on my Facebook, so I do see you pop up from time to time.

You are a great brother, brother. Seriously.

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, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12
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 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12  same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14 out - 27 days, Cath #15 - 3/29

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 4/7/2010 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Magaboo, I am not leaving HW. But my scaled down visits have made it so that I would just like to be an experienced member. My posting is less, but I won't ever want to leave a wonderful website.

John, If you are volunteering to do another game ~ your hired. I just spoke to Ed and we are doing a game here in Vegas on the 24th. If you want to do another game I will get Ed's schedule to you and you can select which you would want to do.

Thank you all for the very kind comments. I wish you all the best...

Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 47 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7

LARP ~ 2/17/2007 at the City of Hope near Los Angeles.
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.

"I beat up this disease and took its lunch money! I am in remission."
I am currently not being treated, but I do have regular oncology visits.
I am the president of an UsTOO chapter in Las Vegas

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Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 4/7/2010 7:20 PM (GMT -6)   
You have been a lot of help to many of us on this forum. Your experience and knowledge is a great asset. I'm glad to see you moving on to a normal busy life. I hope you will continue to contribute whenever you see fit. Good luck.
Age: 67 at Dx on 12/30/08
PSA 9/05 1.15; 8/06 1.45; 12/07 2.41; 8/08 3.9; 11/08 3.5 free PSA 11%
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4) and (4+5)
Negative CT scan and bone scan done on 1/16
Robotic surgery performed 2/9/09 Dr Fagin, Austin TX
Pathology report:
Prostate weighed 57 grams size:5.2 x 5.0 x 4.9 cm
Posterior lateral lesions measuring 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm showing focal capsular penetration over a distance of 3mm in circumference.
Prostatic adenocarciroma accounts for approx. 10-20% of the hemisphere.
Gleason 4+4
both nerve bundles removed,
pT3a Nx Mx, Negative margins
seminal vesicles clean, lymph nodes: not dissected
continent after 4 months
8 weeks PSA test 4/7/09 result <0.1
5 months PSA test 7/9/09 result <0.1
8 months PSA test 10/9/09 result <0.1
11.5 months test 1/21/10 result 0.004

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   Posted 4/7/2010 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   

You have been a great a asset to this forum. Please keep us posted on how you are doing.

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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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 741
   Posted 4/7/2010 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Tony,
I am pleased that you are too busy with life to be a moderator here.  You are an inspiration to me and I expect to many others. 
My travel patterns have changed and I no longer get to Vegas, which is a shame.  The new plane makes the one you and I messed with look old.  Not to mention a bit of the grape shared with one great guy.
Keep Your Mach Up, my friend.  Keep Your Mach Up.
I first came here in fall of 2006.  Did radiation.  Am fine.

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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 347
   Posted 4/7/2010 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Tony thanks for all that you have done hear as a moderator. And best of luck for whatever the future holds for you. Hope to see you post here from time to time.
age 45
psa 3.09
Biopsy results 12/9
Left side base 3+3=6 21% 2/2 cores positive
Left side mid  3+3=6 100% 2/2 cores positive
Left side apex 3+4=7 88% 2/2 cores positive
Right side - 0/6
CT & Bone scan negative
Davinci Feb. 5th 2010/ cath removal 2/16
Extent of tumor-Bilateral
Extraprostatic Extension-Absent
Seminal Vesicles-Negative for tumor
Surgical Margins-Rt apical margin focally positive
lymphovascular invasion-Suspicious in areas of capsular involvement
Regional lymph nodes-One node negative
Stage-T2c NO Mx
Incontinence-yes/ Down to 1 pad at 6 weeks out
PSA 3/29/10 <0.01

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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 4/7/2010 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all that you have done and I am happy for you that your life is full and now you must let go of some responsibilities. I know you will post from time to time and also know that your thoughts will be with all of us that will continue on with this forum.
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

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 4/7/2010 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Tony, while I'm sorry to hear you won't be working your moderator magic here I rejoice that you are doing well and able to move forward.


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
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours.  Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn  ---  perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
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
PSA on Jan 8 less than 0.02  
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7 
Feel free to email me at:    

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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 476
   Posted 4/7/2010 11:25 PM (GMT -6)   

Big thanks for your wounderfull work here at HW. Best of luck in your 'normal' life. Don't be a stranger here, though. Stop by and let us know how you are doing.

Greg B.

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   Posted 4/8/2010 5:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Tony, while we're all sorry to see you leave us as a moderator, I'm sure we're all glad it's for "good" reasons. Please do visit us whenever you can.

Thank you for the part you have played in making this a wonderful forum.

Sephie & John
Husband diagnosed in 2/2008 at age 57 with stage T1c. Robotic surgery performed 3/2008. Stage upgraded to T3a (solitary focus of extraprostatic extension). Perineural tumor infiltration present. Apex margin, bladder neck and SVs negative. Final Gleason 3+4. PSA: 0.0 til July 2009. August 2009 - 0.1, September 0.3, October back to 0.0, December 0.0, March 2010 0.0. Next PSA in 6 months. Thank you God!

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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 4/8/2010 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your help and dedication.  This forum is a great place.
Diagnosed 9/09 at age 54  
PSA 6/09 1.3
Stage 2b (biopsy done because of firmness felt on right side) 3 positive cores out of 12 (all less than 25%) Gleason 6
Surgery  1/13/10 at UP- Penn Presbyterian - Dr David Lee. Home 1/14/10 Nerves spared on both sides -Catheter removed 1/19/10  Path report scheduled for 2/11/10
Pathology Report Gleason score was upgraded to 7 (3+4)
no capsular involvement, seminal vesicles clear, lymph nodes clear, negative margins, gland involvement 2-10%
Since report was good and recovery going well next appt is now  the first psa test appt scheduled for 4/22
Incontinence - Initial 6 pads a day, 3 Weeks - 3 pads a day relatively dry at night
ED - yes but seeing some improvements - levitra 10 mg 2x week

Worried Guy
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   Posted 4/8/2010 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all you've done for us. Your efforts have truly helped form the character and culture of this site and that has helped more than you can imagine.
Good luck,
Married 34 years, DX Age 56. First routine PSA test on April 8, 09: 17.8. Start 2 weeks of Cipro to rule out protatitis. May '09 PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: PSA: 23.2.
Biopsy 6/10/09: 7/12 scores positive, 20%-70%, Gleason 6=3+3. Bone and C/T scans neg.
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.
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive.
No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX
Post Surgery Status:
Potency - 12/11 5 months, Still no activity, zip. Using pump daily since 11/11. No effect with 20 mg of Cialis or 100 mg of Viagra. Shots next See Uro 1/22/10 Trimix #1. Try 0.08- 25%, 0.12-25%, 2/26/10 try 0.16 First Success! 90%.
Incontinence - 8/20 4 full pads per day
.. 9/7 3-4 full pads per day (Try cutting down on fluids. Bad idea. I know.)
12/11/09 5 months: 3 pads per day, 400-450ml/day
02/26/10 7 months: 3 pads but leak is now 320 ml (5 day avg.)
03/22/10 8 months: 3 pads per day, 280 ml/day (5 day avg.) PT says all muscles are tight and working properly. There must be another issue. Uro mtg 4/23. Did I waste 6 months?
Post Surgery PSA - 9/3 6 weeks - 0.05; 10/13 3 months - 0.04, 1/14 6 months - 0.05.

deer hunter
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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 4/8/2010 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Tony words sometimes don't say enough so I will just say thanks and glad you are in remission now you can contiune with life itself there is always lots of things to see and do, you have done a great job here, again thanks from a new comer and for the valuable information you have shared with us. Do keep us posted on how things are going from time to time. Thanks again
Bucky Porter Commerce Ga
dx age 57 01/06 open RP 4/06 psa in 01/06 8.1  surgery path report Gleason 3+4=7 poorly differentiated  tumor was 90%involved in both lobes surgical margins postive. in the right apex and right radial margins tumor grade G3  perineural invasion present high grade of PIN found  T2c NX MX PSA 0706  .01 10/06 .02 01/07 .03 04/07 .04  06/07 .05  07/07 .08 07/07 bone scans pelvic ct neg. 08/07 proscintic scan neg.9/07 psa.10 net with rad onc. wanted to do SRT but i did not do it 10/07  saw a new dr at Emory University [my old dr urg. suggested second opinion ]  bone scans negs ct scans pelvics neg. biopies of the bladder and adrinal glands neg.another proscintic scan neg.12/07 Psa .11 clinial trial Emory injected with protons to try and find the cancer cells no luck 3/08 psa .17 06/08 psa .23 psa 09/08 psa .32 12/08 psa .39 3/09 psa .39 6/09 psa .43  meet with medical onc. he said  i might have waited to long to start SRT 7/09 psa .50  another bone scan ct scan all neg.MRI neg. meet rad. psa the last of 7/09was .55 onc. 7/09 started casdex 50mg 1 day for 30 days 2 shots of lupron started rad treament 10/09 40 treatments 75 gm 12 shots each time all aroud pelvic finished 12/09  psa .07 and psa 01/10.05 next dr visit 03/10 wait and see 3/10 psa.05

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   Posted 4/8/2010 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Tony for your time on this site. I have benefited personally from your advice to me as well as others on this site. All the best to you.

Diagnosed 04/10/08 Age 58 at the time
Gleason 4 + 3

DRE palpable tumor on left side

100% of 12 cores positive for PCa range 35% to 85%

Bone scan clear and chest x ray clear

CT scan shows potential lymph node involvement in pelvic region

Started Casodex on May 2 and stopped on June 1, 2008

Lupron injection on May 15 and every four months for next two years

Started IMRT/IGRT on July 10, 2008. 45 treatments scheduled

First 25 to be full pelvic for a total dose of 45 Gray to lymph nodes.

Last 20 to prostate only. Total dose to prostate 81 Gray.

Completed IMRT/IGRT 09/11/08.

PSA 02/08 21.5 at diagnosis

PSA 07/08 .82 after 8 wks of hormones

PSA 10/08 .642 one month after completion of IMRT, 6 months hormone

PSA 03/09 .38 six months post radiation and nine months into hormones

PSA 06/09 .36 or .30 depending on who did the test

PSA 09/09 .33 one year after IMRT and 16 months into hormone
PSA 03/10 .32 18 months after IMRT Still on hormones

Ralph Alfalfa
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Total Posts : 469
   Posted 4/8/2010 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Ah, Tony, my friend. I wondered where you were. I think I received more moral uplifting from you and a few select others here that kept me coming back. I'm so glad that you can scale it back some and get on with the "normal" life for once. As Dorothy said in the Wizard of Oz, "I think I'm going to miss you the most of all." And as I tell my wife, "If I only had a brain." Enjoy it, Tony.

 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/ year since diagnosis.  RT over 12/22.
 3 month post RT Psa 0.1.

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   Posted 4/8/2010 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
It is only in a world like this that we recognize the time and effort it takes to be a volunteer. Thank you for the investment you made of both - HW has been a great help to me, even arriving "after the fact". It wouldn't be possible if folks like you didn't invest for a while. But everyone deserves a break.

My best wishes for the future.

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 4/8/2010 9:26 PM (GMT -6)   

Yes you are an inspiration to all of us here on HW. I do enjoy you post on facebook. Thanks for being here for all of us.

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%

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   Posted 4/9/2010 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   

You done good here Tony. You were my favorite "settle down now boys, type person"

My Best


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   Posted 4/13/2010 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Tony,
You have been a wonderful moderator - even though you can't spell that well (lol!). But then again neither can we (spell that is), yet we were always on the same page as you. When Bluebird sent around that global "hug" or something that time 3 years ago, you responded to my hug from Australia, and that was the first contact we (I) ever had with you. I can't even remember now what it was really, but I know it started a wonderful cyber communication with you. We have, and continue to, celebrate your health and the great job you do raising awareness and giving hope. You have given us such wonderful hope and encouragement and it has made us better people, and much more able to live with the situation of CJ having survived Pca. Thank you for everything, and if you ever find yourself roaming Australia in your travels, make sure you get in touch. Good luck with your current busy and normal life, and our love to your Ruthie too. You would always have a place to stay if you become a famous Pca international speaker, as you really should be... But if you want to just come for a holiday that's always an option too! Take care dear upside-down TC...

Lana & CJ
Creed_three (Lana) - with husband "CJ" now aged 52 yrs (49 years at diagnosis).
PSA (2002) 2.1. (2006) 3.5.  1 x 5% core of 12 positive at biopsy. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing April 2007 Sydney, Australia. Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7. 2 small multifocal lesions. Contained. Undetectable <.1 PSA since: June 2007-0.01, Oct 2007-0.02, April 2008-0.02: Oct 2008-0.03, Nov, 2008-0.02, April 2009-0.03. Next PSA April 2010.

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   Posted 4/13/2010 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   

...and peace be with you, Tony.

I offer "thanks" for what might otherwise generally be a thankless job well-done.

best wishes...

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