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James C.
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   Posted 12/23/2010 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Since we will probably have a heavy posting of holiday wishes the next week or so, how about we use this thread as a wish bulletin board, so everyone isn't having to reply with their wishes to each of the individual holiday posts. Just put it here for everyone? It's worth a try.
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 Jan & Feb.
ED-total-Bimix 30cc

James C.
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   Posted 12/23/2010 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Merry Christmas and Happy New Years, Happy Holidays and best wishes for a safe holiday season and new year from my house to yours....

James C and Family

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   Posted 12/23/2010 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Best wishes to all of my HW friends.  I hope you and your families have a wonderful, safe and healthy holiday season!
Tudpock (Jim)
Age 62 (64 now), G 3 + 4 = 7, T1C, PSA 4.2, 2/16 cancerous, 27cc. Brachytherapy 12/9/08. 73 Iodine-125 seeds. Procedure went great, catheter out before I went home, only minor discomfort. Everything continues to function normally as of 12/8/10. PSA: 6 mo 1.4, 1 yr. 1.0, 2 yr. .8. My docs are "delighted"! My journey:

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   Posted 12/23/2010 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
To all my HW family -
May you get "nothing" for your PSA investments for another year.
If you are on the road, may your trip be uneventful.
Wherever you are this week and next, I hope you are safe and comfortable.
For my friends who celebrate Christmas, have a Merry one.
For my friends who don't, enjoy the season, wherever you are.
For all, a Happy New Year.
And a special thanks to Peter and our moderators for making this site possible.

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   Posted 12/23/2010 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy Holidays to all HW members.

You have no idea how much you all (and this site) have meant to me over the past 4 months. Your knowledge and encouragement have been invaluable


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   Posted 12/23/2010 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
This year has easily been the worst of my 65 years, but finding the HW site has been a real blessing.  Thanks to all who have offered advice, encouragement, and brotherhood.  Beth and I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and good health in the coming year.  God bless all of you. Bill

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   Posted 12/23/2010 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Good idea on this thread, JamesC, you got my cooperation.

First, thanks to Peter, for his amazing contribution of HW, and allowing us the freedom and latitude we do have.

Thanks to our moderators, that despite the occasional outbursts, mini-feuds, etc, manage to balance it all out

Thanks to each of my brothers and our sister contributers here, its not important that we agree 100% with each other 100%of the time, the important thing is that we are all in the same war against PC, which is truly a monster, we fight different battles on different days.

I respect each person's journey, for their struggles and difficulties, none of it is easy.

I wish each and everyone of you, the best of the Holidays in the days ahead. I won't lie, 2010 was rough year for me, but its ending on a more positive and much less painful way then where I was last year at this time.

I end with part of a stanza of a Christmas period song I have always loved..."Let there be Peace on earth, and let it begin with me"

David in SC, where we have a 70% chance of a white Christmas, if so, first time since 1963
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 12/23/2010 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   

Thank you all for your informative posts and support over the past year.  HW is a great place. 

Have a great 2011.

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 12/23/2010 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
HO HO HO...Merry freakin XMAS.

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   Posted 12/23/2010 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
wishing my companions a very Merry CHRISTmas, and may our journeys be smooth in the upcoming new year !

Worried Guy
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   Posted 12/23/2010 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
May all your plumbing eventually flow to design specifications.


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   Posted 12/23/2010 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   
To all a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and wealthy 2011.
May all your PSAs be low and cancers banished forever.
All the best from Canada to all of you.

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 12/23/2010 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Merry platitudes and a Healthy New Year all.

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   Posted 12/23/2010 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Merry Christmas to all my friends on HW.  Even more than friends.  I don't tell many of my friends the stuff I say on here.
This is a good time of year to hold your loved ones a little tighter, and tell your brother you are sorry for beating him up.  Keep those accounts clear.
Eat more than you should, exercise less than you should, take some long naps, and wait til Jan 2 for the POM juice.
I really truly feel blessed to have come to know you guys. 
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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   Posted 12/23/2010 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.  You guys are the best!

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 12/23/2010 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Merry Christmas to you very special people. We all have had battles with this darn thing we call PCa. I always say with bad things there is good. You the people are the good that has happend to me in my PCa journey. I consider myself very fortunate to have had the chance to meet many of you face to face. I have met so many more just in these postings.

You are my firends in a very special kind of way. I wish each and every one of you a Healthy New Year.

Hope to see many of you in Louisiana in April at the Spring GFMPH. Mark you callenders for April 15-17 Baton Rouge
A good time will be had by all.

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
2 year PSA <0.1
Only issue at this time is ED but getting better

English Alf
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   Posted 12/24/2010 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy Christmas
Joyeux Noël
Vrolijke Kerstfeest
Frohe Weihnachten
Buon Natale
Nadolig Llawen

To One and All

deer hunter
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   Posted 12/24/2010 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all and may next year be better or all of US at Healingwell and those who are't yet God Bless!! ps thanks for all the information that everyone has provided.
dx age 57 01/06 open RP 4/06 psa in 01/06 8.1  surgery path report Gleason 3+4=7 poorly differentiated  tumor was 90%involved in both lobes surgical margins postive. in the right apex and right radial margins tumor grade G3  perineural invasion present high grade of PIN found  T2c NX MX PSA 0706  .01 10/06 .02 01/07 .03 04/07 .04  06/07 .05  07/07 .08 07/07 bone scans pelvic ct neg. 08/07 proscintic scan neg.9/07 psa.10 net with rad onc. wanted to do SRT but i did not do it 10/07  saw a new dr at Emory University [my old dr urg. suggested second opinion ]  bone scans negs ct scans pelvics neg. biopies of the bladder and adrinal glands neg.another proscintic scan neg.12/07 Psa .11 clinial trial Emory injected with protons to try and find the cancer cells no luck 3/08 psa .17 06/08 psa .23 psa 09/08 psa .32 12/08 psa .39 3/09 psa .39 6/09 psa .43  meet with medical onc. he said  i might have waited to long to start SRT 7/09 psa .50  another bone scan ct scan all neg.MRI neg. meet rad. psa the last of 7/09was .55 onc. 7/09 started casdex 50mg 1 day for 30 days 2 shots of lupron started rad treament 10/09 40 treatments 75 gm 12 shots each time all aroud pelvic finished 12/09  psa .07 and psa 01/10.05 next dr visit 03/10 wait and see 3/10 psa.05 5/14/10  family doc done blood work at my request her lab psa .01  
6/17/10 saw rad.onc. having problems with hips and muscles {bone density test sch, 6/25/10 wait and see

howard l
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   Posted 12/24/2010 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   
What ever holiday you observe may it be a joyful one. Thanks to all my brothers for support over the past year. May the research community put some good news in our stockings this year. Happy new year to all and to all fight on.
DX age 58
PSA 5.4
Gleason 5+4 = 9
City of Hope Clinical Trial (punch protocol). 6 sessions textore every 3 weeks + lupron
PSA .1
RP Oct 2009. Seminal Invasion positive margins. Lymphnods clear.
1 month PSA post op undetectable.
4 month PSA undetectable.
7 month PSA .5
Bone scan and CT scan negative. Prosticint scan mild activity in prostate bed.
EBRT May 2010. 39 sessions 70gy. On number 37.

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   Posted 12/24/2010 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
To this great group........ a merry Christmas and may the new year bring our hearts desire.
2011 ----- my, oh, my, doesn't time fly. shocked

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   Posted 12/24/2010 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
God Jul

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   Posted 12/24/2010 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
And, Merry Christmas and a good New Year's tidings from soggy San Diego, CA.  By "soggy" I mean from unprecedented rain, not the incontinence which continues to improve slowly.  Another poster earlier on said he says/writes things here that he just can't talk about or bring up even with his close friends.  Exactly so. Even though I lurk more than post, it's because I need contact with people who know what this is all about.
Good night to all!
Age at Dx: 56
DaVinci Prostatectomy: 10/28/09

Stage: T2C

Gleason - 3+4 = 7

Prosate: 52 grams

Incontinence - absolutely at first, better with time and kegels

ED - Indeed

Married, father of two (boys 19 and 18)

11 months later: member of the "zero" club, working on one "safety" pad for 24 hours. Took Cialis for 6 months (no apparent affect), Tri-mix works, though!

Ralph Alfalfa
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   Posted 12/24/2010 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
God bless us, everyone.
Tiny Tim

Worried Guy
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   Posted 12/24/2010 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   

Spoken like a true Norwegian bachelor farmer of yore.
God Jul til deg! Break out the Lutefisk!


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   Posted 12/25/2010 4:19 AM (GMT -6)   

Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday to all of you!  Special Hugs to those posting on the August Surgeries thread and October Surgeries.  All of you were so supportive towards Ron and I.

May 2011 be a year of zeroes and GOOD health!

Husband Ron, age 63
4/1/10 PSA 5.5 Prostate size = 50 grams
Biopsy on 4/20/10 12 samples... Adenocarcinoma: 3 positive on right side, one core left base (5% ` 0.5 mm) - two cores of left lateral mid
(20% ~ 2mm, 10%, 10% ~ 1mm) - No Perineural Invasion
Gleason 6 (3+3)
Bone Scan/CT Negative (2 lesions on liver)
8/18/10 - Da Vinci Prostatectomy
Post Op: Gleason 7 (3+4)
Negative surgical margins and lymph nodes
Both nerve bundles spared
Catheter - 13 days
ED / NO incontinence.
Went to rehab to build up Pelvic floor
Post Surgery PSA 8 weeks - .01
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