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Veteran Member

Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 6/29/2010 6:12 AM (GMT -6)   
So..  I thought I should share this great moment as the clock turns to 500 posts after 3 years, 6 months!
Thanks folks,  for all the good times, and continuing times. Just checking in from time to time now.  All well with us. CJ's PSA remains undetectable. Thinking of all you great people in the freezing cold here now in our Great Southern Land. Thinking particularly of you David (Purg) as you await a procedure I think coming up. Good luck with the progress of healing. Our new Deputy PM In Australia is a Pca survivor (47 yrs at diagnosis I think). Just a bit of Pca news to throw in. Hopefully this will raise more awareness, so I am going to write to him about that one. Best wishes to all  for now, Lana tongue tongue tongue   "Another Vet" (I think this is the one!)... xx oo xx
Creed_three (Lana) - with husband "CJ" now aged 52.5 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 x 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, April 2010 - 0.03. 

Elite Member

Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25394
   Posted 6/29/2010 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Lana, congrats in getting to the that 500 mark. Your posts are always welcome, encouraging and refreshing. Thanks for remembering me, yep, I go back for another corrective surgery this Friday, will make #6. Give my best to CJ!!!!!
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

James C.
Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4463
   Posted 6/29/2010 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Lana, congrats on your upgrade in status... tongue glad to hear things are continuing normal
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, 110 gms., margins clear
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test since surgery, ED continues: Bimix- .3ml PRN, Trimix- .15ml PRN

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 1267
   Posted 6/29/2010 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lana, I do believe you are the first "Veteran" to follow myself into this exotic and exclusive club of compulsive posters ---- although taking from January 26, 2007 until mid 2010 does bespeak a certain civility that my rush to the finish line lacks.

Congratulations on your elevation to HW's elite chatters.

As your immediate predecessor it is my honor to follow the ancient HW tradition (such tradition effective immediately) and welcome you. As you live in the land of OZ, the only one of the world's seven continents I've not set foot on, it is now your great honor to follow the other ancient HW tradition (such tradition also effective immediately) of hosting your immediate predesessor for a delightful home stay. My wife will forward our breakfast, lunch and dinner preferences shortly.

I've had a look at your signature, and I salute you and CJ on the fine PSA record you're assembling! I hope to follow in lock step with CJ.

All the best to both of you. You'll recognize us on arrival. We're the ones with 37 large suitcases and the loud, somewhat raspy voices, in the bright shirts, silly hats, chewing gum and thinking endless choruses of Waltzing Matilda are charming. The month with us will just go flying by!

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"
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7 
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
PSA on April 9 less than 0.02 

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 474
   Posted 6/29/2010 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Creed! Congrats - I just was passing through looking for info (that'll be another post) and saw yours first. Glad to hear all is well and you know what that means - we'll be raising a toast to ya' at 5 o'clock on the nose (that's p.m. - ha, ha).

Same for our end - continue to be all clear and we still find the tests another reason to celebrate as I know you do, too!

All the folks here that helped us along the way remain near and dear in our hearts.

Husband:>PSA had doubled in 14 mos to 4.3/Gleason 6
da Vinci 8/06 in Austin with Dr. Randy Fagin
Post surgical path shows encapsular penetration; possible bladder neck involvement. Up to 50% chance of recurrence.
PSAs remain undetectable; back in the land of "all clear."
Next PSA: April 09

Tony Crispino
Veteran Member

Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 6/29/2010 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lana...Give CJ my best. Happy 500th post...

Hi Greenacres! Good to see you again, too!

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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Veteran Member

Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 7/2/2010 1:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks all. Sheldon, you and your lovely veteran wife (with 31 cases only) are most WELCOME to be our first HW visitors, along with Greenacres of course, who still owes me a 5pm nip of something from a few years ago, and I still owe her a bottle of good Australian wine. We (CJ and I) will be the ones at the airport with even sillier akubra hats smilewinkgrin tinny's hanging off the side rolleyes and a variety of toy koala's which we give all guests, as long as they are able to recite all the verse of Walsing Matilda on arrival redface .
So start swotting!
Cindy, don't forget to call if you travel this way again! You were the first person to welcome me to HW 3.5 years ago,  so lovely to hear from you, and great news on you and yours too! Good luck for tomorrow David. Thanks James and Tony for your good wishes too. cheers all, and Happy July 4th. Lana
Creed_three (Lana) - with husband "CJ" now aged 52.5 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 x 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, April 2010 - 0.03. 

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 7/2/2010 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   

11:00 P.M. Friday,     July 2nd  North Carolina time!!!

  1:00 P.M. Saturday, July 3rd  Sydney Australia time!!!


  tongue   Good Afternoon ~ Lana,


500+ postings of sharing…  Thank you !!!!

3 years and 6 months!

Nice that so many are still holding hands as we move forward. 


HealingWell  has been an important part of “all of our lives” and we are so happy to continue sharing our journeys with forum friends even as we all move in new directions… we’ve left an imprint for future members with our sharing…  


HUGS dear friend and we wish you, CJ, and loved ones ~ health, happiness, and lots of love from all of us!


HEY…. Greenacres!!!!!! It’s great to see you! Special HUGS for you!


Night~Night from the 3 of us!!! xoxoxo

tongue   tongue tongue

 *bluebird  ~ Lee, Buddy, & Murphy from North Carolina

Link to our personal journey…>>>     Our Journey ~ Sharing is Caring 

April 3, 2006  Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy

4 Years ~ 8th PSA April 2010 ~  less than 0.1 NON-DETECTABLE


Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 7/2/2010 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Lana,

Welcome to the "Veteran Club!" tongue

I like the numbers for your boy "CJ." Please give him the best from us.

Thanks for checking in.

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;
3/'10 <0.04; Latest PSA 6/'10 <0.01

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