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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 789
   Posted 9/1/2010 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi to all on HW, been away for a while, mother had heart attack (she is 94) and lives interstate, fortunately she has pulled through it, and back on the road to recovery.

David, am sorry about your ongoing saga, and hope sincerely that sometime in the future, hopefully not too long, your problem will be resolved.

Hi to Tony & all the guys, me, I am going ok, Oncologist told me in August, "there is nothing we need to do with you at this time, go enjoy yourself, and see you in 12 months". Felt so good went out and spent some more of the kids inheritance, and bought a new SUV.

So life goes on, Lawn bowls summer competition starts in November, can't wait.

All my very best to my friends on this friendly, informative, and lifesaving forum.

Regards Mal,

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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 2692
   Posted 9/1/2010 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Mal, glad to hear things are good.

Just got s joke on internet about an 85 year old who got an SUV for his birthday.

Wow his friend exclaimed. An SUV. That is great !

Yep he said, Socks, Underwear, and Viagara.

Hope yours is at least that good.
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

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Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 9/1/2010 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   

It's good to hear from you, my friend. Sorry about your mother, but glad she's pulled through. Good that you have been able to enjoy some quality time off. I hope to at some point in the future.
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.

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 9/1/2010 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mal,

So good to hear from you, my friend.

Also, nice to hear that you and Mom are doing well.

Enjoy the lawn bowling!

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

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 9/2/2010 12:19 AM (GMT -6)   
G'day mate!
If your still playing Lawn Bowls, it's likely a hard surface in Perth this time of year... What are you trying to do with an SUV in Australia? Stay safe? Uh, yea right!

We love you, Mal! My Ruthie says hi, too!....

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

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.

"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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Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 9/1/2010 11:25:24 PM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 789
   Posted 9/2/2010 6:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tony, don't follow your question, AWD cars are the biggest seller in Perth, much safer than a sedan, ( Electronic stability control, DSC, ABS, 6 airbags including curtain airbags, reversing camera, high driving position, 17 in wheels etc. ) thought I deserved a present, I drive on dirt roads a bit, this car can take me places my other car can't.

Thanks to you and Ruthie, for your thoughts, keep up the good work Tony, you are doing a great job!!


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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2243
   Posted 9/2/2010 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Good to hear from you Mal and sounds like life is going well. I help take care of my 83 yo Mother and it can be stressful but rewarding. Congrats on the new SUV as it sounds like a top of the line. My grandson cant understand why I dont have a 4 wheel drive on my druck and no diesal engine. I try to tell him I dont go off road and my gas mileage is better, but he still wants that 4 wheel drive. Have a good summer, which should be heading your way soon.

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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 673
   Posted 9/2/2010 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Good news and enjoy the SUV....fully...for the next 12 months and longer! Sorry to hear about your mother, but glad to hear she is recovering.

-Nov/Dec 07, March 08 and Dec 08: Severe perineum pain . Septra/Bactrim for 8 months for diagnosed prostatitis.
-PSA start of 2008: 5.3..... PSA June of 2008: 7.3
-14 DRE all benign or nothing felt
-TRUS Biopsy Nov 08: 5 of 8 cores positive GS 3+3 or 6. 30-65%. Perineural invasion.
-General Health: pretty good, 5' 10", 180 lbs, slim.
-Open RP surgery: May 09 both nerve bundles spared. Bilateral lymph node dissection performed. Discharged 48 hours after surgery.
-Post Surgery Pathology: pT3a N0 MX, extraprostatic extension (EPE), stage III prostate cancer, lymph nodes clear, seminal vesicles clear, Gleason upraded to 3+4 GS 7. EPE within surgical margins. Other than prostate and EPE, all tissue removed negative for cancer involvement.
-Bladder control within 48 hours of catheter removal
-ED ongoing but improving. ED oral meds didn't do much initially. TRIMIX was working very well. Initial dose of 0.1 mL too much. Had priapism at 0.075 mL that ended up in a humiliating ER visit. Doses recently after 50% dilution by Uro about 0.025 mL or less. Don't use Trimix anymore...I'm too sensitive to it, even at very low doses and the Alprostadil is pretty consistent in causing erection pain...had a few episodes of 3+ hour wood with pain.
-Levitra now starting to work at low doses of 5 mG to 10 mG. Sometimes the side effects like stuffy nose aren't fun...sometimes OK.
-Was supposed to see ED doc last week, but due to his schedule, will now be late August. Will discuss bimix with him.

Ed C. (Old67)
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2460
   Posted 9/2/2010 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mal, I glad you and your Mom are doing well. You Mom has set the trend for you to live a long life with zeroes. My mother in-law will be 100 years old in May, we hope she makes it.
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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