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compiler
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   Posted 11/18/2010 10:39 PM (GMT -6)   
We did book a cruise: 12/12-19
 
Leave from Tampa.
 
Holland America Ryndam for the Western Carrib.
 
It will be our first cruise.
 
Mel

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   Posted 11/18/2010 10:42 PM (GMT -6)   
No checking in on HW from the ship - wait until you get back - stop planning RT, and go play.

goodlife
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   Posted 11/18/2010 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go Mel. Make sure the engine room fire extinguishers have been checked.

Hope you have a great time. leave your laptop at home.
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

Purgatory
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   Posted 11/18/2010 10:49 PM (GMT -6)   
my daughter is a travel agent ,she said holland american has good reputation, enjoy your self, and forget all about pc
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 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

F8
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   Posted 11/18/2010 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
all right! we'll be at the ritz carlton, kapalua about the time you get home.  we don't usually roll 5-star but we're treating ourselves after an unbelievably rough year cool .
 
ed
 
 
age: 55
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
no symptoms, no prostate enlargement
12/12 cores positive....gleason 3+4 = 7
HT, BT and IGRT
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10

Fairwind
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   Posted 11/19/2010 1:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I was hoping, by now, they would let us go to Cuba...This time of year, it's nice to get south of latitude 26...Yes indeed, it's been a rough year..

lets call it Vitamin D therapy and we can write it off our taxes!!

Fair winds and smooth seas Mel...

BuiDoi
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   Posted 11/19/2010 4:24 AM (GMT -6)   
May the wind always be at your back..
Nov 2009 = First-PSA 5.3 @ 60yo - Asymptomatic - DRE-Non-Palpable
Jan-'10 = TRUS Bx DX - AdenoCar T1c - GS(3+3)=6 , 5 & 45% max., L-MidZone
May-'10 = RRP-Nrv-Spare
Post Op. GS(3+4)=7, 1.1cm3, Pos Margins, EPE (focal) Lateral Left
Margin-Involvement (extensive) Posterior , Grade3 x 8mm
+8week PSA<0.01, ED-85%, Incont-30%
+16W PSA<0.01, ED -85%, Cont -5%
+17W First 'DRY' day. ED -90%

English Alf
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   Posted 11/19/2010 4:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like this will involve the right sort of Calypso treatment!

Enjoy yourselves

Alf

Worried Guy
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   Posted 11/19/2010 5:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Mel,

Enjoy the trip. Are you packing a can of spam just in case?

Jeff

Sephie
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   Posted 11/19/2010 8:04 AM (GMT -6)   

Mel, a cruise...our favorite vacation.  And you're sailing on Holland America...wonderful line with great food and terrific crew.  Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.  John and I sailed on Holland America's Veendam this past June out of NYC to Bermuda...this was a celebration of John's 60th birthday.  We have another cruise booked in May to the Caribbean for our 30th wedding anniversary...that will be our 8th cruise.  Any questions, just let me know.

 

 


Bandersnatch
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   Posted 11/19/2010 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
    My Doc suggested Vitamin D, I think you have found a great way to get. The tax thing might just work.

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 11/19/2010 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   
GREAT I bet you guys will have a great time. Forget about all the PC stuff and just enjoy your life.

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

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 11/19/2010 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Have fun Mel. Cruises are a lot of fun and may be they are GFMPC.

English Alf
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   Posted 11/19/2010 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Given where I am and where more of you are "Holland-America" could easily have been my tag instead of "English Alf"

Purgatory
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   Posted 11/19/2010 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Yep Alf, you are a Brit that happens to love Edam and Gouda cheese, lol.
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 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

compiler
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   Posted 11/19/2010 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks folks.
 
3 weeks away.
 
I do not intend to do much computing. In fact, I think it is quite expensive anyway!
 
Mel

Jerry1
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   Posted 11/19/2010 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Great news Mel, MJ and I love cruising we know you will have a great time.
 
Jerry1

Paul1959
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   Posted 11/19/2010 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Mel,
You will love it!  After my Surgery, we booked ten days to the Carribean on the Queen Mary II from NYC (near home) and the sense of leaving it all behind as we pulled away from the pier was palpable.  Holland America is a great start - you'll never want to go any lower than that again! That cruise was the best vacation we ever had.  Do an awful lot of nothing...it's addicting!
Paul

James C.
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   Posted 11/19/2010 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Enjoy the travel, you two deserve a break from the rest of us.... smilewinkgrin
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RRP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., all clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement of the left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09- Uh-Oh
ED continues: Bimix .30cc & Trimix .15cc PRN

Casey59
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   Posted 11/19/2010 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Enjoy yourselves, Mel.
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