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Todd1963
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   Posted 12/2/2010 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone. I am 47 today. I wasn't suppose to live to be 43. There is hope men. We can beat this thing with a little faith and a lot of attitude. Todd
dx:06/03/06
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

Purgatory
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   Posted 12/2/2010 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy Birthday, Todd, I am sure glad you are still around to celebrate your life and life in general. Many more to come.

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 12/2/2010 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Todd,
 
Happy Birthday!!! 
 
Not my birthday, but you give me hope.
 
Enjoy your day,
Jerry
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

MarkMyWords
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   Posted 12/2/2010 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Definitely a reason to celebrate Todd!

Raising a glass to your victory. =)

Mark
Father diagnosed in April 2010, 38 year old brother diagnosed in June 2010 and I was diagnosed in Sept 2010.

Jul 2010 - PSA 10.1
Aug 2010 - Biopsy - 12 of 12 cores positive - Gleason 7 (3+4 on the right, 4+3 on the left)
Sept 2010 - CAT and Bone scans negative.
Nov 2010 - da vinci RP with negative margins. nerve bundles were not spared. negative lymph nodes. Pathology Stage pT3c.

TinFoilHat
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   Posted 12/2/2010 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy Birthday and congrats!

Jeff

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 12/2/2010 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
You look like a mmmmooooonnnnnkkkkeeeeyyyyyyyyyyy.........

Love ya brother...Happy birthday!

Tony
Disease:
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

Treatments:
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.

Status:
"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

142
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   Posted 12/2/2010 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Todd,
 
Happy Birthday!
 

skeener
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   Posted 12/3/2010 6:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Todd
 
Very happy birthday!!  You are such an inspiration!! 


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 12/3/2010 7:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy Birthday.
 
(time to edit your signature: Age at dx: 42 age now 45)

rhb47
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   Posted 12/3/2010 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Todd,
 
 Guess I'm a day late, but wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday!!!!!
 
Renee

Burlcodad
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   Posted 12/3/2010 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy Birthday - hope you had a great day

TTaylor
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   Posted 12/3/2010 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Todd
You are the man!!! Have a happy birthday and continue your wonderful life. You are an inspiration to us all.
Stay well and blessed
TTaylor
Robotic prostatectomy 10/26/2010, due for HT and RT in Janury 0f 2011. Gleason Score 4+4=8, Margin envolvement was present with perineural invasion, glandular and stromal hyperplasia present,pT3 pNO and no evidence of metastatic adenocarcinoma.

zufus
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   Posted 12/3/2010 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Super you are a Sagittarius child, as the same for me too, mine was Dec. 1st only I got senority on the age factor (LOL). Life can be as-mazing and best in these holidays to you.
Dx-2002 total urinary blockage, bPsa 46.6 12/12 biopsies all loaded 75-95% vol.; Gleasons scores 7,8,9's (2-sets), gland size 35, ct and bone scans look clear- ADT3 5 months prior to radiations neutron/photon 2-machines, cont'd. ADT3, quit after 2 yrs. switched to DES 1-mg, off 1+ yr., controlled well, resumed, used intermittently, resumed useage

Todd1963
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   Posted 12/3/2010 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you everyone. Monkey. I smell like one too. Steve if I edit my signature it will only allow me 400 characters. I am dumb when it comes to linking things. I may try to figure that one out. Zufus my friend Happy birthday to you I hope I can catch you. It is my goal to reach age 80.  David I hope you are doing well as I hope we are all doing well. I see some new members sorry to see it but glad you found us. Todd

Alegar
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Total Posts : 91
   Posted 12/3/2010 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm inspired, brother!

You will have many more!
Diagnosis:
July 1, '10
PSA 3.88
Gleason 3+3=6
2 out of 12 samples positive

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

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

AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY!

James C.
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   Posted 12/3/2010 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy Birthday, Todd. Hope to be wishing them ma:8y years to come
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, next in Feb.
ED-total-Bimix 30cc

English Alf
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   Posted 12/3/2010 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm a day late too, but

Happy Birthday!!!

Alf

Todd1963
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   Posted 12/3/2010 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanx alf and everybody else
dx:06/03/06
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

BillyMac
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   Posted 12/3/2010 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Good on you Todd, happy birthday and many, many more of them.

Magaboo
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   Posted 12/3/2010 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Todd,
 
Happy belated birthday to you. I just tread your post and, wow, I'm amazed
at your Journey. Congratulations on the present status in your journey and it is my hope and wish that you will continue to beat the beast so successfully.
All the best to and have a very merry holiday season.
 
Mag

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

clocknut
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   Posted 12/3/2010 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy belated birthday, Todd.
Age 65
Dx in June 2010.
PSA gradually rising for 3 years to 6.2
Biopsy confirmed cancer in 6 of 12 cores, all on left side
Gleason 7 (3 + 4)
Bone scan, CT scan, rib x-rays all negative.
DaVinci surgery late August at Advocate Condell, Libertyville IL
Negative margins; negative seminal vesicles
Continence OK after 7 weeks. ED continues

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 12/3/2010 11:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Im late to say it also but here it is "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" What a great report. I celebrate you.

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

FLHW(David E)
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   Posted 12/10/2010 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm a few days late as well. Happy Birthday....and many more!

Red Nighthawk
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   Posted 12/13/2010 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
You are amazing! Happy belated Birthday and I hope you have many, many more.

Red Nighthawk
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   Posted 12/13/2010 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I almost forgot: consider this a virtual butter on your nose Happy Birthday wish. (It's a Scottish/Irish thing).
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