ReScanning/Staging Tomorrow AM.

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Willie B
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   Posted 12/14/2010 11:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm going in for the whole re-staging process on Wednesday morning.

Blood work to check kidney/liver function, incase they need to use Chemo.

CAT scan/bone scans, looking for active mets due to quadrupling PSA and very quick doubling times.

Last scans showed nothing significant but doc seems to feel that it's lurking in there somewhere and wants to smack it down.

This is sooo stressful for myself and my family, I'm growing to hate this cancer and it's anxiety provoking effects on all of us.

Fingers crossed they find not much, like last time.

Thankfully, we're not expecting the results til January.

Who needs this pressure over the holidays??

Please send positive vibes out tomorrow, much appreciated.

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Some good news for our family, daughter got a scholarship that will allow her to finish up her degree!!!

Money has been non-existant since they cut off my disability and this is like winning the lottery for her!!

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   Posted 12/14/2010 11:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel for you Willie. Good luck on the tests and enjoy the holidays. Your doc has the right idea. Find it if you can ans smack it down.
Dx PCa Dec 2008 at 56, PSA 3.4
Biopsy: T1c, Geason 7 (3+4) - 8 cores, 4 positive, 30% of all 4 cores.
Robotic Surgery March 2009 Hartford Hospital, Dr Wagner
Pathology Report: T2c, Geason 8, organ confined, negitive margins, lymph nodes negitive - tumor volume 9%, nerves spared, no negitive side effects of surgery.
PSA's < .01, .01, .07, .28, .50. HT 5/10. IMRT 9/10.
PSA's post HT .01, < .01

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   Posted 12/14/2010 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Good thoughts for you - added to my list for the day, but I'll send one tonight regardless. I'm off for the latest PSA test myself in the morning.
Great news about the scholarship - hope she does well.

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   Posted 12/14/2010 11:41 PM (GMT -6)   
good luck aheadm, willie
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

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   Posted 12/14/2010 11:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Look out Willie there is a truck load of positive fibes on the way from Australia from all us Aussies. Lovely to hear about your daughter, thats fabulous news.
Keep Positive Mate....................Cheers Kev
Age 52yrs [Gold Coast Qld, Australia]
6 out of 8 cores positive 3 X 60% / 3 X 10%
PSA 4 Gleason Score 3+4=7 Stage T1c
RP 24/12/08 Dr Philip Stricker [Sydney]
Upgrade Gleason Score 4+3=7 Gleason Differential 60%/40%
Stage T2c Three small foci total volume <10%
Margin status- Focal Involvement
Nil - EPE
ED- okay with Meds.
PSA at 2 yrs, no change remains 0.03
"Everyday in Every-way I Get Better'

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   Posted 12/15/2010 12:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Willie -- your story has touched me from the beginning.  you and your family are on my list in perpetuity.  hang in there buddy.
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 12/15/2010 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck, Willie, and congrats of the daughters good news. That sure can take a load of one, huh? I hope and am praying that you will find that there's nothing showing and that you can have a good Christmas.
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man
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

Willie B
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   Posted 12/15/2010 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the good thoughts and support everyone.
It was a long day, came home about 2:30 and had a couple of hours nap!
Didn't get the chest Xray done but we'll go back for that another day.
Yes, we're very proud and pleased for our daughter and it is a huge weight off financially.
We'll be thrilled when she completes this degree in the spring sometime.
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I hope it's okay to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!
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