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   Posted 10/12/2010 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone. I dont have any new news to report. I am feeling good and doing well. I signed up to run the hood to coast 192 mile relay race in august 2011. I will be running leg 12 which means I will be the runner from our team doing the last stretch to the finish line. I am so looking forward to it. Dale if you get a chance please give me a call. I went waterskiing with my cell phone and lost your number.
Age at dx: 42 age now 45
Treated for sciatic nerve pain 6 months prior to dx.
Heavy amount of blood in urine Unable to urinate 
Lung x-ray for pnumonia revealed multiple lesions in each lung
P.S.A. at time of dx. 3216.14
Began lupron and casodex
Cat scan showed large mass in the pelvic area affecting the bladder multiple nodules in both lungs and lymph node envolvement.
Bone scan revealed possible bone involvment in the pelvic area
Biopsy 12 of 12 cores positive gleason 3+4=7
P.S.A.s since lupron 2946, 1274, 532, 5.01 1.23, .09
Begining jan 08 psa .o9, .25, .44, .86, .73, 1.34, 1.49. Doubling time is a little over 3 months
Cat Scan 12/12/08 Prostate normal size and shape. No tumors detected. Left lung clear of all nodules right lung showing only benign scar tissue. Lymph nodes normal
Bone Scan 12/24/08. Clean!!! went off casodex January 4 2009
Current psa 2/13/09 .16
Latest P.S.A. 0.05 newest P.S.A. undetectable

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   Posted 10/12/2010 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   
congratulations on the progress and the determination to enjoy and embrace life to the fullest - would be nice if you had a light blue /sea blue PCa awareness ribbon on your racing singlet -
-wishing you all the best


Post Edited (tatt2man) : 10/13/2010 7:37:32 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 10/13/2010 8:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Todd,

I always love to hear good news from you and I am so glad that you decided to do the race. If my math is correct, you'll be running 16 miles-Wow! Keep us up to date on your training-you really inspire us all to live life to the fullest every day.

Husband diagnosed 3/10
Age 56, PSA 4.7, free 7.6%

Biopsy 5 of 10 cores positve-all right side-25% to 57%
Gleason 6
DaVinci surgery with Dr. Vip Patel scheduled 8/9/10

Post Op: Gleason 3+4=7
Negative surgical margins and lymph nodes
No seminal vesicle and angiolymphaic invasion
perineural invasion present
Both nerve bundles spared
No ED or incontinence
6 wk. PSA .01

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   Posted 10/13/2010 8:46 AM (GMT -6)   

i am amazed, impressed, and proud that one our own HW guys can pull this off

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.

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   Posted 10/13/2010 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news Todd and you are an insperation to us all. Keep it up!
Age 49 years old with no family history of PCa. but had testicular cancer in 1985.

PSA on 3-8-2010 was a 5.6
PSA re-take on 3-17-2010 was a 4.4
Biopsy collected on 4-17-2010 showed 2 of 12 cores malignant with Gleason scores of 3+3 Stage T1C.
RALP surgery 7-21-2010 at Hopkins.
Pathology report revealed that the cancer was organ confined, all margins negative and a Gleason score of 6.

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   Posted 10/13/2010 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Most of those who live back east haven't discovered that the Pacific Northwest really is paradise. Plus most of that race is downhill, isn't it? Good luck!

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   Posted 10/13/2010 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
The race is composed of 36 separate legs that vary in length and difficulty. Legs 1-12 are for the most part down hill. Leg 1 is a 12% downgrade and I ran it 15 years ago at a 4 and 1/2 minute pace. I hurt real bad after that. legs 13-24 follow the columbia and wind up country roads to the coast range. legs 25-36 go over and down the coast range with a 6 mile finale down the coast line to end on the beach. I wont be nearly as fast as I use to be. I once paced alberto salizar for two miles at a local 10k. If I can average 7.5 per mile I will feel good about it. Todd

Post Edited (living1963) : 10/13/2010 11:54:16 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 10/13/2010 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I will be wearing my relay for life survivor t shirt a blue wrist band and an us too ball cap if tony crispino will provide me with one. It really is paradise here.

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   Posted 10/13/2010 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
have fun!
Radical prostactemy 10/2006 @42, PSA 3.9, Gleason 3+4
PSA <0.2 2006-2009

PSA 0.14 01/2010
0.07 05/2010

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   Posted 10/13/2010 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
TODD - that sounds great - !!
- would be wonderful to get a pix of you in the racing gear - have you as poster boy for PCa survival !! -
-paint the west coast sea blue !!
relay hugs

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   Posted 10/13/2010 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Todd, the seeds are sown and your the man with a plan so enjoy to the fullest. And remember that old saying, " A mountain runner never looks up, and a mountain climber never looks down." Keep us posted.
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