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James C.
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   Posted 8/19/2010 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm back with the time to more actively participate in the forum (hold down the boo's and disappointments, ok? smilewinkgrin )

We buried my Dad yesterday. He was diagnosed with lung cancer exactly 2 months before his death, given less than 6 months to live, but it progressed very quickly to his brain. His greatest fears were dying a lingering, painful death, and the burdens it would place on his family. We and he were blessed that he was able to say goodby to family and friends before getting too ill to receive them in his more natural state. He died painlessly and peacefully Sunday morning with only me by his side. He went so quickly, literally from one breath to another, there was no time to gather the rest of the family. I feel so blessed that I was able to be there at his leaving and could truthfully tell the rest of our family that he got his wish of how he wished to go. My dad was a quiet, gentle, giving man, a true WWII wounded hero, who never talked much about his experiences, but did open up to me in his last few weeks. If you have seen the HBO series "Pacific" this spring, you can get an idea of how his experience was. From New Guiena to the liberation of the Phillipines to waiting on a ship and training for an estimated 90% casualty assault on mainland Japan at wars end, with his outfit-the Bushmaster's- 158th Regimental Combat Team, his war years produced a man of iron will and tough determination. He spent the rest of his life as a hard working husband. father and friend. As each of this, the Greatest Generation dies, our country loses little pieces of what has made this country what it became, even today.

I apologize if this is off topic, or uncomfortable subject for some, but some of you guys have become better friends than any 'real life' friends I have, and I just wanted to post a little of my feelings and to share my pride and a little of my grief with you.

My mother will be moving to my sisters home to live, so some of the remaining worry and work involved has been reduced. Thanks for letting me vent... In the meantime, I am facing my 3 years PSA test in 2 weeks and for some reason, I am beginning to feel that testing fear. Oh well, it will be what it will be. Thanks for listening.


:-)
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6cX61oNsRQ&feature=channel
4/07: PSA 7.6, Recheck after 4 weeks Cipro-6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, 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

Tudpock18
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   Posted 8/19/2010 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   

James, glad to have you back and thanks for sharing the thoughts about your dad.  I know your father was comforted by your presence.  My prayers are with you and your family.

Tudpock (Jim)


Age 62, Gleason 3 + 4 = 7, T1C, PSA 4.2, 2 of 16 cores cancerous, 27cc
Brachytherapy December 9, 2008.  73 Iodine-125 seeds.  Procedure went great, catheter out before I went home, only minor discomfort.  Regular activities resumed, everything continues to function normally as of 4/10/10.  6 month PSA 1.4 and now 1 year PSA at 1.0.  My docs are "delighted"!

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 8/19/2010 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
James, My peace be with you and your family. Thanks for letting us know. We have been thinking about you.

Cajun Jeff
9/08 PSA 5.4 referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3+4=7 1 positive core in 12 1% cancer core
10/08 Nerve-Sparing open radicalSurgery Path Report Downgrade 3+3=6 GS Stage pT2c margins clea
r3 month: PSA <0.1
19th month: PSA <0.1
Only issue at this time is ED

jacketch
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Total Posts : 179
   Posted 8/19/2010 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Prayers to you and your family on your loss and thanks from a veteran for your father's service.

63 yo
V10.46 Dx Feb-09

RRP 5-5-09

No adverse SE

PSA 6-19-09  -0-

PSA 9-21-09  -0-

1 year PSA 5-3-10  -0-



Thriving, not just surviving!


pipedream
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   Posted 8/19/2010 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
James - I am new here but wanted to say that your message touched me deeply. I know what you mean about the greatest generation and what they mean to us and our country.

My FIL died of pancreatic cancer in 1997 and it was not until his last few months that he told us in any detail of his WWII experiences. He joined the Navy at age 18 in 1939 and served in the Pacific as a submariner until the war was over in 1945. His first sub was sunk, a Dutch freighter picked him and fellow sailors up and took them to an island in the Dutch West Indies to a hospital where they were bombed by the Japanese. The miracle of his & their survival is one that never made the history books. No doubt it is one of thousands that will never be told but is profoundly important. Certainly it was to me for he married in 1945 and my husband of 40 years was born in 1946. Just shortly before my FIL died, he and another vet who had been looking for 50 years for someone who had shared that Dutch West Indies experience with him found each other. Though they did not know each other at the time, what a time they had remembering....

My condolences on the loss of your father. I am glad you were with him and that his passing was peaceful. May God bless and comfort you at this time.
Husband DX @ 64; 7.5 year survivor colon cancer; father had PCa @ age 65
04/09 - PSA 3.06 - retest in 6 mo
10/09 - PSA 1.55 Free PSA 7.74% - retest in 6 mo
04/10 - PSA 4.26

Biopsy 7/10
R base - 3+3=6 10%
R mid & apex - benign
R anterior horn - 3+4=7 20%
L base - 3+4=7 90%
L mid - atypical small acinar prolif
L apex - 3+3=6 < 5%
L anterior horn - 4+3=7 60%

BB_Fan
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   Posted 8/19/2010 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
John, very sorry about the loss of your Dad. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. I lost my Dad a little over a year ago and still feel the void. It is good to have you back. BB
Dx with PC Dec 2008 at 56, PSA 3.4


Biopsy: T1c, Geason 7 (3+4) - 8 cores taken with 4 positive for PCa, 30% of all 4 cores.

Robotic Surgery March 2009 Hartford Hospital, Dr Wagner
Pathology Report: T2c, Geason 8, organ confined, negitive margins, lymph nodes negitive - tumor volume 9%
nerves spared, no negitive side effects of surgery

One night in hospital, back to work in 3 weeks

psa Jun 09 <.01
psa Oct 09 <.01
psa Jan 10 .07 re-test one week later .05
psa Mar 10 .28 re-test two weeks later .31
psa May 10 .50

April 10 MRI and Bone Scan show lesion on lower spine, false positive.

Started HT 5/25/10 with 3 month shot of Trelstar. SRT scheduled for late July

psa July 10 <.01 HT at work

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 8/19/2010 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
All of our best to you and your family, James.

It was 14 years ago while on our honeymoon that my step father was diagnosed with lung cancer and given 6 months to live. He hung on for 13 months and we watched the disease ravage his body, mind and our hearts. It took a lot out of my mother. When I was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer and I went through all three rounds of my therapies, it was just a few short months later that my mother was diagnosed with cervical cancer. She was determined to not let the disease do the same to her. Just two months later, she too was gone, too. It was a blessing I guess that she went quickly, but I sure regretted that I only got to see her 3 more times as we did not expect her to go so quickly. I didn't lived near her and between work and travel, it just didn't work out that I had the chance to say good bye. When things suddenly went awry we jumped into our car for the 4 hour drive and before we got out of Nevada she died.

I am so glad that you had the time with your father that you did. May peace be with you and the Lord's blessings come upon you...

Tony
Disease:
Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 48 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7

Treatments:
RALP ~ 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.

Status:
"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

Blog : www.caringbridge.org/visit/tonycrispino

erbob
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Total Posts : 281
   Posted 8/19/2010 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
James, thanks for sharing. Your Pop must have really been a great guy. I realize that it's too late now but hope he received ample thanks for his service in defending our great Country. Finally, thanks to you for your advice/suggestion for posting on the Chat.
Bob, located in Southern Colorado

Age 73 Retired Railroader.
Dx Jan 2010, Volume 51.345
Gleason 3+4=7, second opinion 4+3=7 (Don't know which to believe)
PSA
2.6 4/96.......... 3.7 4/07
1.9 5/97.......... 3.2 1/08
2.3 4/98.......... 6.1 4/09
2.2 10/99......... 5.3 5/09
2.4 8/00......... 5.3 8/09
2.3 6/01......... 6.9 10/09
2.9 2/03......... 7.3 12/09
3.6 4/04......... 6.1 1/10
3.0 5/05......... 5.0 3/10
4.7 4/06......... 0.7 5/10 (Lupron/Bicalutamide)
Volume study at CPCC (Westmont, IL) Feb 15, 2010 = 55.7cc
On Feb 15, 2010 put on 90 days of Bicalutamide
Got LHRH Lupron shot on Feb 29,2010
Another Volume study May 24, 2010 = in mid-40cc
BRACHYTHERAPY received May 26, 2010
Received 80 I-125 (Iodine seeds)
Activity per seed (mCi) 0.373
Total activity implanted (mCi)29.80
Measured exposure @ 3 feet (mR/hr) 0.06
Received the Brachytherapy at the Chicago Prostate Cancer Center from Dr. Brian Moran
Walked in the facilty and just a few hours later walked right out.
No after effects other than just a little sore from the needle sticks but NOT serious
enough to take ANY meds for pain.
PSA to be taken in three months (Aug 2010).

zufus
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   Posted 8/19/2010 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Best to you James going through life is very trying at times as you just witnessed and so did Tony and some others at H.W. We all should reflect on the ones past and reflect on your own journey and realize you have more to be thankful about and enjoy day by day.
 
 
Dx-2002 total urinary blockage, bPsa 46.6 12/12 biopsies all loaded 75-95% vol.; Gleasons scores 7,8,9's (2-sets), gland size 35 normal, ct and bone scans appearing clear- ADT3 5 months prior to radiations neutron/photon 2-machines, cont'd. ADT3, quit after 2 yrs. switched to DES 1-mg, off for 1 yr., controlled so well, resumed, using intermittently, pleased with results

Post Edited (zufus) : 8/20/2010 6:52:53 AM (GMT-6)


Arnie
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   Posted 8/19/2010 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Condolences, James...........although it's difficult, I'm glad to hear you were with your father when he passed. I did the same with my Dad, watching the last breath, etc.-although difficult, it remains one of the most, if not the most, moving experiences of my life.-peace.
 
Arnie in DE

Purgatory
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   Posted 8/19/2010 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
James, my heart goes out to you and your family with the loss of your dear father. I am glad he was that kind of man, and the kind of father that you can speak so openly and well above.

My father and I weren't even on speaking terms the last 2-3 years of his life. He died of a blood type cancer, mostly due to smoking in 1993. At the time, I was only glad in knowing that he could never physically or emotionally hurt me any more. That's the best I can say.

May the peace of the Lord be upon you, and your family, and may He mend your broken hearts. May your father rest in peace, to be in pain no more.

David in SC
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 ?
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, on Catheter #21, will be having Ileal Conduit Surgery in Sept.

stevmac1
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Total Posts : 129
   Posted 8/19/2010 12:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry, buddy.
My dad died at 51 from a brain tumor. I feel for you.
steve
50 Yrs. old. DX Feb, 2010 w/6.6 PSA.
Biopsy 04-24-10, Gleason 3+3=6
4 of 5 cores left side inv. 4 of 6 rt side
RRP 06-07-10....
16 days post-op, catheter out.
Gleason upgraded to 3+4
No involvement of lymph nodes & seminal vesicle.
Totally continent @ 8 weeks post-op. (!!!)

Magaboo
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   Posted 8/19/2010 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi James,
 
Please accept my condolences on the passing of your father.
Wishing you all the best on your next PSA test.
 
Mag

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 days - 66 Grays) on the 19th Dec., 08.
PSA in Jan., 09=0.05; July 09 <0.04; JAN 10 <0.04; Jul 10 <.04

Sonny3
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   Posted 8/19/2010 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
James,

The prayers and blessings of my family will hope to comfort you and your family in this time of loss.

Sonny
60 years old when diagnosed
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
da Vinci 9/17/09
Post Surgery Pathology: GS 4+3=7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5%
positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
30 day PSA 0.4, 50 day psa 0.53, 64 day psa 0.6
IMRT completed 1/15/10 35 treatments- 70Gy

2/24/10 FIRST POST RAD PSA 1.0---CARRRP --waiting for the next test.
3/22/10 Second Post RAD PSA 1.5 Dammmmnnn stubborn son of a gun
4/19/10 YAHOO PSA dropped to 1.2 Moving in the right direction.
5/7/10 PSA test 1.3 Sodium Fluoride PET Scan & CT SCAN -performed
5/20/10 PSA test 1.2 Holding off on future tests for 3 months- single lytic lesion found and scheduling radiation.
7/22/10 PSA test 1.3 - Begin radiation for MET on leg
8/9/10 - Met radiation completed

goodlife
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   Posted 8/19/2010 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Since diagnosis with PC, I have thought occasionally how I would like to go. We are all going to die someday, they say.

Your description of your dad's passing is what I could only hope for. A fairly quick ( but not too quick), relatively painless process, with the opportunity to tell my family and friends the things that I always wanted to, but maybe never did.

My condolences to you and your family.

PSA jitters should be a breeze after your recent problems. We look forward to having you back on the mouse and keypad.
Goodlife
 
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved  pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free  6 week PSA  <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED.  Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10,  9 month PSA < .01
1 year psa (364 days) .01
15 month PSA <.01

ChrisR
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 825
   Posted 8/19/2010 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
You are a Gleason 6. You will be a zero. Just think after hitting the 3 year mark the Mayo Clinic thinks you can safely go to testing once every 2 years.
Dx 42
Gleason 6 (tertiary score 0)
OPEN RP 10/08  Johns Hopkins
pT2 Organ confined Gleason 6
PSA Undetectable as of 10/15/09
Next PSA 10/15/2010

BillyMac
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   Posted 8/19/2010 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
James,
Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. It seems that the world has lost another fine man and father. It is truly wonderful that you were present with your dad when he breathed his last .......... having had the same experience with my mother I know that the comfort that being there at that particular time is immeasurable. He obviously was a man who made his mark.
Kindest regards,
Bill

Geebra
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Total Posts : 476
   Posted 8/19/2010 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
James,

Sorry to hear of your father passing. May you and your family find peace. The older generation is passing, but they remain not only in our thoughts and hearts, but in all they left behind. They are leaving this world a better place than they found it. I can only hope our children can say the same of us.

I lost my Dad in 2005 and my in-laws in 2007 and 2008. The words are not adequate to express what I felt and I am sure you are feeling. My sincere condolences. I am glad you feel you are among friends here. May God bless you and your family.

Greg
Father died from poorly differentiated PCa @ 78 - normal PSA and DRE
5 biopsies over 4 years negative while PSA going from 3.8 to 28
Dx Nov 2007, age 46, PSA 29, Gleason 4+4=8
Decided to participate in clinical trial at Duke - 6 rounds of chemo (Taxotere + Avastin)
PSA prior to treatment 1/8/2008 is 33.90, bounced on 1/31/2008 to 38.20, and down at the end of the treatment (4/24/2008) to 20.60
RRP at Duke (Dr. Moul) on 6/16/2008, Gleason downgraded 4+3=7, T3a N0MX, focal extraprostatic extension, two small positive margins
PSA undetectable for 8 months, then 2/6/2009 0.10, 4/26/2009 0.17, 5/22/2009 0.20, 6/11/2009 0.27
ADT (ongoing, duration TBD): Lupron started 6/22/2009
Salvage IMRT to prostate bed and pelvis - 72gy over 40 treatments finished 10/21/2009
PSA 6/25/2009 0.1, T=516, 7/23/2009 <0.05, T<10, 10/21/2009 <0.05, T<10

Paul1959
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   Posted 8/19/2010 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
James
Thoughts are with you. I too, buried my dad, part of the WWII generation and marveled at the life he lead. Just as your dad, they came of age during the depression, fought some of the most collosal battles in history, and then came home and became dads, buds, and workmen.  I often envy their lives and clarity of purpose.  While we are relieved as our parents pass as they wish, it does not diminish the pain of loss. Be kind to yourself. Take time for yourself. Love your loved ones and let yourself feel.
thanks so much for all you do
Paul
www.franktalk.org ED website for PCa guys

46 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
10/07 PSA 5.06 (Biopsy 11/07 1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report: Stage T2cNxMx
-Gleason (3+3)6
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.) Never a problem since.
ED - at one year, ED is fine with viagra.
Two year PSA - undetectable!

Worried Guy
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   Posted 8/19/2010 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
James,
Your Dad was a lucky man. He had a son who could write something so heartfelt it made total strangers feel like they knew him. Lucky man indeed.
Peace.
Jeff

IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 8/19/2010 11:41 PM (GMT -6)   
James,

I'm glad to see you back.

May you and your family find peace and comfort recalling good times with your Dad.

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

rob2
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   Posted 8/20/2010 6:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for sharing and sorry to hear about your dad. One thing you forgot to say is that he did a great job raising his family. You were a a great care giver and there for him to the end.

On the PSA front, I guess the worry never goes away but good luck on that test as well.
 
Age 48 at diagnosis
occupation accountant
PSA increased from 2.6 to 3.5 in one year
biopsy march 2008 - cancer present gleason 7
Robotic Surgery May 9, 2008 - houston, tx
Pathology report -gleason 8, clear margins
22 month  PSA <.04
continent at 10 weeks (no pads!)
ED is still an issue

gold horse
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Total Posts : 360
   Posted 8/20/2010 7:58 AM (GMT -6)   

James, I lost my father last year to liver cancer,I love him and he was my best friend right now I have tears in my ayes

but I have many good memories of him and I feel that when ever I want to see him I look at them. I know you also have the same type of memories.


DIAGN=46 YEARS
GLEASON=3+3
FATHER HAD PC,THEN I THEN MY BROTHER STILL HAS TWO BROTHER PC FREE.
MARRIED,TWO CHILDREN.AGE 13 AND 8.
LAPROSCOPY SURGERY 6/2005
PATOLOGY REPORT.
GLEASON=3+3
TUMOR VOLUME=5%
LYMPHOVASCULAR INVASION=NEG
PERINEURAL INVASION=POSI
TUMOR MULTICENTRICITY=NEG
EXTRAPROSTATIC INVASION=NEG
SEMINAL VESICLES BOTH=CLEAN
MARGIN ALL=NEG
PT2ANXMX
DEVELOP SCART TISSUE AND NEEDED A SECOND SURGERY BECAUSE COULD NOT URINATE,
PSA 6/05=0.04,0.04,0.04,6/06,0.04,0.04,0.04,6/07,0.04,0.04,0.04,6/08,0.04,0.04,1/09
0.04,10/09,0.04
 

Jerry1
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Total Posts : 460
   Posted 8/20/2010 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
 
James,
 
Sorry to hear of the loss of your father he sounds like a great man.  My father also died of lung cancer a few years ago and luckily I was able to spend some quality time with him before he went peacefully.  Good luck with your PSA.
 
Jerry1
Age 70
DX 8/13/08 , PSA 4.0, Biopsy 14 samples 1 positive 12% of sample,
Gleason Score 4+4 =8 Bone scan and MRI negative
Da Vince surgery on Oct 17, 08 Florida Hospital Dr Vipul Patel
Post Gleason report 4+4 = 8 Lymph nodes on both sides negative
margins Negative Stage II (pt2a)
Cath out on October 29th left in longer due to small leak.
11/19/08 dry no more pads
12/2/08 first PSA <0.1
3/6/09 6 Month PSA 0.0
6/3/09 9 month PSA 0.1
7/14/09 PSA still 0.1
10/15/09 PSA 0.3
10/26/09 surgery to remove 3 clips in bladder neck
11/16/09 PSA 0.3
12/14/09 PSA 0.4
12/28/09 PSA 0.5
Start salvage radiation treatments on January 18th.
Finished IMRT
First PSA after 3 mos. 1.5 not good news

deer hunter
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   Posted 8/21/2010 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
James sorry for your loss my familys prayers are for your family. My dad is 85 and thank God he is still going strong for a 85 year old drives any where he wants to go. Lives by his self the hole bit he is indenpent as blank
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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 5/14/10  family doc done blood work at my request her lab psa .01  
6/17/10 saw rad.onc. having problems with hips and muscles {bone density test sch, 6/25/10 wait and see
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