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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 11/22/2010 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and a wish or prayer that you are all safe this turkey day. I hope your lives are filled with peace and love.

I will have access to HW while we travel to sunny (and warmer this time of year) Southern California, but there may be some downtime for me. And I am referring to that good downtime that the tradition of Thanksgiving is all about.

Again, Happy Thanksgiving. And thank you for making this a wonderful website.

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 11/22/2010 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Tony, I appreciate youe kind thoughts. Enjoy your holiday. Thanksgiving is my favorite. Nothing to do but spend some quality time with freinds and family, eat and of course watch some football. BB

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 11/22/2010 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Gobble Gobble to you too cool

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   Posted 11/22/2010 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Tony, very best to you and your family as well over the Thanksgiving holidays.

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 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

Jerry L.
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   Posted 11/22/2010 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Tony (and all the others),

Thanks for the work you put into this site. It is important to have a place to go for information and support.

Everyone have a great Thanksgiving and forget about this PC stuff for a few days. I'm going to try, but I'm sure I'll log in now and then.

Jerry L.
Nov. 2009 Dx at Age 44
Dec. 2009 DaVinci Robotic Surgery
Jan. 2010 T3b, Gleason 9
Feb. 2010 Adjuvant Radiation

PSA History:
Nov. 2009 4.30
Feb. 2010 <.05
May 2010 <.05
Aug. 2010 <.05
Nov. 2010 <.05

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   Posted 11/22/2010 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone have the web site of the study that links turkey gizzard to ED recovery ? I heard that consuming excess amounts of turkey and mashed potatoes with giblet gravy is Good for Men's Prostate Health.

I will be in intensive research on Thursday.

Happy and real Thanksgiving to everyone. No matter how bad it may seem, we all can find something to be thankful for.
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

Red Nighthawk
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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 289
   Posted 11/22/2010 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
This may not be the best week to be reading "The China Study!"

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Age: 63
Gleason grade: 3+4=7, pT2c NX MX
Robotic RP: Sept. 15th, 2009
No lymphatic/vascular invasion, seminal vesicles, margins tumor free.
Pre surgery PSA: 4.1
Post surgery PSA's: .04, .03, .02, .05, .02
ED: Improvement slow but there are positive signs. No incontinent issues.
Surgery: Dr. Jim Hu. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's, Boston

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   Posted 11/23/2010 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   
goodlife said...
Does anyone have the web site of the study that links turkey gizzard to ED recovery ? I heard that consuming excess amounts of turkey and mashed potatoes with giblet gravy is Good for Men's Prostate Health.

I will be in intensive research on Thursday.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone on this site.

Goodlife, I also heard that pie ... lots and lots of pie, may be GMPH. I'll report the results of my intensive study at a later date.

Age: 49 (09/61)

PSAs: 12/08 - 1.8, 12/09 - 2.5, 6/10 - 3.9, 8/10 - 5.7

Biopsy 8/10: 14 samples, 5 positive, Gleason: 3 + 3

open RP 9/23/2010

Post Op Path: Organ contained, Gleason 3+3, nerve bundles spared, negative margin.

6 week post-op PSA < .01

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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 162
   Posted 11/23/2010 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy Thanksgiving all
Biopsy done 3/2008
DaVinci Surgery on 4/21/2008 in Austin by Dr Randy Fagin.
Pathologist report upgraded to a Gleason 7 (3+4)
Undetectable PSA for 2.5 years
Last PSA on 11/15/10 - Undetectable

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Date Joined Oct 2010
Total Posts : 91
   Posted 11/23/2010 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy Thanksgiving everybody! I appreciate you all.
July 1, '10
PSA 3.88
Gleason 3+3=6
2 out of 12 samples positive

DaVinci Oct 1 '10, UNC Chapel Hill
Cath/JP Drain out Oct.16, '10

Personal Statistics:
Age: 54
Weight: 184 lbs.
Height: 6 feet


howard l
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   Posted 11/23/2010 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Enjoy and stay safe.

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   Posted 11/23/2010 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   

Happy Thanksgiving to you and to all the great guys that take the time to share their thoughts and prayers.

T Taylor

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   Posted 11/24/2010 12:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Enjoy your familiy and friends and my the holidays be wonderful for all.

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   Posted 11/24/2010 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been "off-line" the last day or so, and have missed more than a few (great) new zero additions - to all, that is something to be thankful for!!
I'll be off again tomorrow, hoping that everyone (myself included) can find it possible "take a break" - drink the forbidden beer early in the game so it doesn't haunt us in the night, eat a little extra off the forbidden diet list, have that cup of coffee we miss, all that stuff we have to forget again on Friday.
If you are in another country, we don't mind if you borrow a little Thanksgiving spirit - there is always room for my HW family!

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 11/25/2010 6:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I have so much to be thankful for. You guys are very high on that list of things that I cherish. 142 I think I will take you advise and have that drink, food, and coffee today.

To all of you enjoy your friends and family.

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

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 11/25/2010 8:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Take this for a spin...It'll get you in the mood:

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   Posted 11/25/2010 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Just yesterday I was complaining to my wife about afternoon leakage. This morning I was convicted to be thankful for having the badness out of my body. I'm looking forward to the positive effects of gizzards and pie.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my new friends.
Age 61, Diagnosed July 2010
PSA 04/09 - 2.5; 05/10 - 3.7; 07/10 - 4.7
DRE and Ultrasound - Negative
Size at biopsy - 32 grams
T1C, 3+3=6, 1 core of 12 60% positive
da Vinci 10/29/10
Post op biopsy indicated bilateral Gleason 6 tumors
Post op plumbing is 95% functional.

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   Posted 11/25/2010 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy Thanksgiving to all.

I'm particularly thankful for this forum, for the moderators who keep things in-bounds, and for the endlessly helpful participants who are always willing to share information and offer support. This is a uniquely great place, and I'm grateful to have found it.

Hope everyone has a really nice holiday.
Age 55
PSA: 8/09 2.69 -- 7/10 4.00 -- 8/10 4.11
Biopsy 8/10
Three of 14 cores positive: 10%, 60% & 80%
Stage T1C; Gleason 6
open radical prostatectomy at Cleveland Clinic 11/2/10
Post-surgical pathology:
Gleason score 7 (3+4); Three positive margins
Stage T2c(+)

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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 346
   Posted 11/25/2010 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy Thanksgiving to all of the members and family that use all the forums.
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