A true gentleman ~ Lou Tabat.

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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 2/27/2011 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I just found out this morning that my friend Lou Tabat passed away. Lou was quietly famous and I bet many of you have seen him at work. Aside from serving in WWII and the Korean wars, Lou was one Las Vegas' most famous boxing judges. He did such great fights as Ali-Spinks, Hagler-Hearns, Duran-Leonard etc.

It wasn't prostate cancer that took Lou it was actually colon cancer. But you would never have known it until just last Christmas. At that Mass he reached into his pocket and handed me a signed miniature boxing glove. He also handed Ruthie a pair of Holy Mary rings that Ruthie gave to her nieces when they visited last month. Lou and his wife Annie sat next to us in church every Sunday for years. Both Annie and Ruthie said that we shouldn't sit next to each other because Lou and I were always being "disruptive". Today Annie reached over and grabbed my arm and with a smile she said "Your good friend moved on to heaven this past week".

www.lvrj.com/sports/boxing-loses-ringside-fixture-in-lou-tabat-87-117005023.html

It's all good. But I will miss him...

Tony
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:
Da Vinci Surgery ~ 2/16/2007
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.
Undetectable PSA.

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Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 2/27/2011 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Tony, I didnt know of this man, but sorry to hear of his death. Sounded like a really decent man to have known.
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

Sleepless09
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 2/27/2011 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Tony, I'm sorry for your's and Ruthie's loss. You both, Annie and your friend Lou will be in my prayers this evening.

Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours.  Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn  ---  perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
 
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7 
 
First post op PSA Sept 09  less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23, 2009 less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8, 2010  less than 0.02
PSA on April 9, 2010 less than 0.02 
PSA on July 9, 2010 (one year) less than 0.02
  
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