taking a long hw break

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   Posted 10/15/2010 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
sorry folks
i am taking a long break from hw
i care, but my current recovery is taxing
those that have my phone no, or IM me, please dont, its too tiring
you can reach me by email still
i do care, but i have to do what i need to do
david in sc

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   Posted 10/15/2010 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   

David - take care of yourself and please keep us updated cool .


age: 55
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
no symptoms, no prostate enlargement
12/12 cores positive....gleason 3+4 = 7
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10

James C.
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   Posted 10/15/2010 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
David, hope you continue your recovery and it picks up the pace as you get more healing in. (pssst....I give him 7 days---max...... devil wink tongue )

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   Posted 10/15/2010 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Prayers sent for an uneventful recovery.

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   Posted 10/15/2010 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
And thanks for your BIG contribution here!

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   Posted 10/15/2010 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
 It will not be the same site without you David. Have a fast recovery.     Tim
58 yrs.
PSA 6.94 12/10
Bio. 8 of 12 cores pos. 2/1
Gleason 3+4=7
Da Vinci 4/14
Tumor volume 9%
Extraprostatic extension- within margins
Margins clear
T2c NO Mx
PSA. 6wks. surgery .01
PSA. 4 1/2 months .01

Worried Guy
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   Posted 10/15/2010 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Relax, rest, and recover. No need to reply. We'll be thinking of you.

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   Posted 10/15/2010 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi David.

Sorry to read that you are a little worn down and tired. Can't really blame
you with all you've been through in the last couple of years. You've always been
a source of good advice and encouragement  for all of us and I hope that we have helped you as well in some small way. We will miss you during your break and I hope you will chime in again when you have recovered your strength.
I wish you all the best and hope to hear from you again soon.
All the best to you David.
Your friend,

Born 1936
PSA 7.9, Gleason Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
open RP Nov 06, T3a, Gleasons 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; at SRT Start=0.1, Salvage RT completed (33 days-66Gy) 19 Dec 08
PSA: in Jan 09 =.05, all tests to date (Jul 10) <.04

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   Posted 10/15/2010 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Very glad to hear that you are taking care of you. We will miss you, but we also know you will be back when you are ready.

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 10/15/2010 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
You have to place your circumstances on top of the list. My thoughts and prayers to you for an accelerated healing during your leave. It really get's to my heart how much you have endured.

Enough is enough...Get well soon!

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

Blog : www.caringbridge.org/visit/tonycrispino

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   Posted 10/15/2010 12:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I echo what the others have said. Take the time it takes to heal. We will be thinking of you.
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

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   Posted 10/15/2010 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
That's a good idea. I found that sometimes HW takes on almost a life of its own.
I've cut back a huge amount.
I found that I post more when I am uptight (eg: upcoming PSA)
PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (PSAf: 24%), PCA3 =75 .
Biopsy 11/30/09. Gleason 4+3. Stage: T1C. Current Age: 64
Surgery: Dr. Menon @Ford Hospital, 1/26/10.
Pathology Report: G 4+3. Nodes: Clear. PNI: yes. SVI: No. EPE: yes. Pos. Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. 100% continent by 3/10. ED- in progress. First post-op PSA on 3/10/10-: 0.01. PSA on 6/21/10--0.02. 9/21/10--0.06

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   Posted 10/15/2010 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
take care of what you have to. Many people care about you. Good luck.
Age 48 w/diagnosed
10/25/06 PSA 3.0
11/13/06 PSA 3.8
11/13/06 PSA FREE 0.5
11/13/06 PSA % FREE 13.2
10/25/07 PSA 3.4
12/18/07 Biopsy-neg
6/2008 PSA 3.5
1/7/09 PSA 4.6
6/18/09 psa 5.8
2/9/10 psa 8.7
5/13/10 psa 10.5
7/19/10 PSA 10.8
8/19/2010 3rd Needle core biopsy- single focus of prostatic adenocarcinoma, Gleason Grade 3+3=6, Tumor involves one of eight cores -2%, Prostate 78 (big)

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   Posted 10/15/2010 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Get better. That is the first objective. We'll be here when you come back.

Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 460
   Posted 10/15/2010 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
You need to do what is right for you.  Concentrating on your recovery needs to be your top priority.  Thank you for all the encouragement you have given me in the past, I know I do not post as often, but I am here everyday.  Take care and be well.
Age 71 DX 8/13/08, PSA 4.0 Biopsy 14 samples , 1 positive, Gleason 4+4 - Da Vinci 10/17/08 organ confined, no positive margins or lymph nodes, both nerve bundles taken. Gleason 4+4, PT2A
Cath out 10/29/08 dry 11/19/08
First PSA 3/6/09 >0.1- 3/6/09 0.0, 6/3/09 0.1, 10/15/09 0.3, 12/14/09 0.5. IMRT 1/18/10 First PSA 1.5, 7/8/10 1.9, (not good IMRT a failure)
9/3/10 2.4 next PSA end of Oct

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   Posted 10/15/2010 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
David we shall miss you while you take a break. You must be completely worn down by this ongoing trial and a break from the site and discussions of all things PCa may be a very good idea. Your health is the most important consideration so it's about time you placed yourself at #1 for the time being. You have been a rock on this site and will be sorely missed but your recovery is the main priority. We shall all be thinking of you constantly during your absence......... get well and return when you are on top and in better shape.
Take care,

Uncle Harley
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 85
   Posted 10/15/2010 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
David, We'll be here for you Bro. You need to put yourself first. Hope you're back soon.
PSA History
3/99 1.2
3/00 1.04
3/01 1.16
7/02 1.24
2/06 1.59
3/07 1.79
3/08 2.54
8/08 2.3
4/09 2.3
7/09 2.6
12/09 2.3
6/10 2.0
12 needle prostate biopsy Jan 09
Dx of (1) core adenocarcinoma 20%
Negative DRE
All other cores benign
Gleason 3+3 T1C
12 needle prostate biopsy Dec 09
Dx of (2) core adenocarcinoma 10% each
All others benign
Gleason 3+3 T1C on each
Currently in Active Surveillence W/ Dr Approval
Age 61

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   Posted 10/15/2010 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   



Thank you for all you have done here and hope things will get better for you.  Hope you still have my phone number and email address, and if you get over the mountain to Asheville, let me know.

age at dx 54 now 58
psa at dx 4.3
got the bad news 1/29/07
open surgery Duke Medical Center 5-29-07
never more than 2 pads
ED is getting better
the shots work great, still can't give them to myself
three years of zero's
Retired again after 36 years February 1, 2010

Regular Member

Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 10/15/2010 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Feel better real soon and a quick return when you are able.

Our best,

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 10/15/2010 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   
David - the most important person is your life is you - do whatever you need to do to get better - you already know you have our love and support.
-setting an extra chair for you at the chat table for when, in time, you are ready to drop by to say hi -
-all the best
Age: 55 -gay with spouse, Steve - live in Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA: 10/06/2009 - 3.86
Biopsy: 10/16/2009- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Radical Prostatectomy: 11/18/2009
Pathology: pT3a- gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
Post Surgery-PSA: April 8, 2010 - 0.05 -I am in the ZERO CLUB
Sept 23, 2010 -0.05 - again -hoorah !

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   Posted 10/15/2010 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Take care David, I'm sure the recovery period is difficult at this stage and it's not easy. But I'm sure it will get better and better as the weeks go by. You had a lot done, so take some well deserved rest for yourself.

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 10/15/2010 10:12 PM (GMT -6)   
David, I respect your wishes. I will miss you very much and will be worried about you progress. Will be waiting for news when you choose to come back her to let us know.

Cajun Jeff

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   Posted 10/15/2010 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   
A thousand blessings and good wishes to my hero, David.
After all you've been through, and now this major, major surgery, I'm not surprised you need the time.  Good on you for taking it.
I'll miss you. 
Sheldon AKA Sleepless

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   Posted 10/16/2010 3:36 AM (GMT -6)   
David, you will be missed; however, complete recovery is a top priority.  May you gain your strength and rest as required.  Thank you for your help.  You are in our thoughts and prayers!
I hope you had the opportunity to see that my husband's 8 week PSA after surgery is .01.
Take care and God bless you.

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   Posted 10/16/2010 3:41 AM (GMT -6)   
David, please take all the time you need for your recovery.  You have been through so much and now I pray that you will regain your strength with rest and relaxation.  Thank you for your help.  You will be missed!
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