a local "Tom Thumb" grocery store in Dallas raising money for PC

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Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 6/22/2010 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I was doing grocery shopping at "Tom Thumb" grocery store in Dallas and when I was checking out I was asked if I wanted to donate money for prostate cancer. They had a sign indicating their target of $300 and how much they had already raised. I know it isn't much but if every store in the country had a similar goal, it will add up to a lot of money.
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
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 5 months
2 months 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 months PSA test 1/21/10 result 0.004
14 months PSA test 4/19/10 result 0.005


LV-TX
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   Posted 6/22/2010 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Tom Thumb/Safeway have been big promoters in the past. I agree, I always donate and hopefully more stores will chime in. It was good to see all the commercials on TV over the weekend being Fathers Day...and some really powerful messages were conveyed too.
You are beating back cancer, so hold your head up with dignity
 
Les
 
Age 58 at Diagnosis
Oct 2006 - PSA 2.6 - DRE Normal
May 2008 - PSA 4.6 - DRE Normal / TRUS normal
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral w/PNI - Gleason (3+3)6 Stage T1C
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1, 2008 - Gleason 7 (3+4) Staged pT2c NO MX - Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
PSA 5 week Oct 2008 <.05
                   3 month Jan 2009     .06
                   6 month Apr 2009     .06
                   9 month Jul  2009     .08
                 12 month Oct 2009     .09 
                 18 month April 2010   .19


Purgatory
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   Posted 6/22/2010 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
ED, with PC support and awareness, will take what we can get. Don't have Tom Thumbs in SC here, but remember that brand well.
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, 4/8 .04, next one:  July
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- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 31 days, 5/24 put in Cath #17


hm austin
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   Posted 6/22/2010 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
June 8th, 2 days after my catheter was removed, I went to my local Randall's (Safeway) to re-stock on 'foods with flavor', hehe.  Same thing at checkout - nice lady I have seen there often asked if I would like to donate for PC.  I thought about it for a millisecond and offered $100.  (I don't have a lot of $100's).  She asked, 'Are you sure?', and I explained I was just out of PC surgery 9 days before, and wished I could do more.
 
She turned her head, and when she turned back, tears were in her eyes.  She left the register and walked around to me.  She then gave me a long, strong hug and said her dad passed away from PC 12 years ago. I tried to be strong, but my chest heaved a couple of times as I hugged her back, saying nothing.
 
That hug was meaningful and unforgettable - so soon after the surgery, and from a relative stranger at that.  The extended family of those who have been affected by PC is everywhere, and sometimes in places you don't expect.  Let's all support this family in any way we can, and for as long as it takes.
 
Hal

Age 55
 
Biopsy 4/18/10
PSA 6.2
6 of 12 samples positive
Both lobes 3 and 3
Gleason 3+3=6 (all)
Perineural invasion identified right apex


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   Posted 6/22/2010 11:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Ed,

I'm not the big one time donor, but I use TT for grocery & pharmacy, so they get the $1 every time I pass a register (sometimes two or three times a day, always at least one).

The manager told me a senior member of TT / Safeway management has PCa as a prime target, there is some family "experience".

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 6/23/2010 4:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I emailed the following to NewsTips....but never heard back..
 
Was hoping NBC_DFW could help spread the word on Prostate Cancer Awareness. (again)
 
Safeway/Ton Thumb is doing their annual donation drive. They pick June to coincide with "Fathers Day."
 
Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer strikes 1 in 6 men each year, killing more than 28,000 annually. The Safeway campaign brings awareness to the importance of early detection. In 2009, Safeway raised more than $12 million for this important cause.
 
 
Here is a wonderful on line support group for guys and wives/family members:
 
HealingWell
 
Thank you in advance for any attention you can bring to the matter.

Age 55   - 5'11"   215lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
11/20/09 - 18 Month PSA -> less then .01
05/18/10 - 24 Month PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 6/23/2010 7:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I wish all other stores will do the same. In Austin, most grocery stores are HEB, there are no Tom Thumb nor Safeway. I'll contact HEB management and see if they will do a drive for PCa.
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
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 5 months
2 months 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 months PSA test 1/21/10 result 0.004
14 months PSA test 4/19/10 result 0.005

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