Willie is ready for his third Chemo.....

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Willie B
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   Posted 3/6/2011 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Mary here,

My wonderful guy, Willie, is about to have his third try at chemo next Wednesday.

He only gets 4/5 good days out of the 21 day cycle but he's looking better as well as eating and drinking again.

He can now walk without a cane and his pain is very minimal.

Maybe there is something good about this toxic stuff after all, although the recovery is crummy.

I'm almost optimistic enough to start hoping for a remission.........maybe.

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   Posted 3/6/2011 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Mary,
 
We are hoping for the best every day -
 
My best wishes on the next step.

60Michael
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   Posted 3/6/2011 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Good report Mary. Thanks for the update.
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed, 61 yo 2010
Robotic surgery 5/09
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
T2C left lateral and left posterior margins involved
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4
Started IMRT Jan. 2010 72gys
7month post SRT PSA .2

James C.
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   Posted 3/6/2011 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Willie and Mary, that's good news, let's pray that each one results in better recovery. Keep strong
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 RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09, 12/10-.09, 02/11-.08
ED-total-Bimix 30cc

Purgatory
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   Posted 3/6/2011 1:53 PM (GMT -6)   
My continued best for both Willie and you.
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 2/11 1.24
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 9/10,

Fairwind
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   Posted 3/6/2011 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, that's GREAT NEWS Mary...I know the Chemo Road is a pretty rough ride...

knotreel
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   Posted 3/6/2011 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
That is the good news and way better than your last reports. I hope for the best for you and Willie.
Ron
06-08 1st biopsy neg psa 4
10-09 psa 5.5 2nd biopsy 1/12 pos. 10%, G(4+3) age 65
12-15-09 RRP Tulane NOLA Dr Lee
Path, 1%, clr marg, no EPE, no SVI, nodes cl, G(4+3)
100% incontinent @ 12 months
ED, pre-op severe, post op total
10/10 Dr Boone, Methodist recomended AUS
AUS/ IPP performed 1/11/11 Methodist Houston
post op psa's 0.04,<0.1,<0.1,<0.01@12 mo.

Willie B
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   Posted 3/6/2011 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Thankyou folks.

Yes, it's a really rough ride but if there's something to be gained........

I was a total skeptic and frightened for Willie at first, thought it might finish him off, if I can be that honest.

It's just wonderful to see him doing well by comparison to a couple of months ago.

Mary

Tim G
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   Posted 3/6/2011 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for letting us know about Willie's progress, Mary.  You both are an inspiration to us all here....Take care and hang in there.

tatt2man
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   Posted 3/6/2011 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Willie and Mary - wishing you all the best -
hugs
BRONSON

goodlife
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   Posted 3/6/2011 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Willie and Mary,

One of our other brothers quote is that every day is a bonus.

I would like to thank you for keeping us informed. For me personally, I dread chemo, but you have helped me by letting us know the encouraging progress.

I continue to wish the best for you and your family.

Goodlife

biker90
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   Posted 3/6/2011 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Mary,

Yeah, chemo is not fun. I had about the same as Willie - 4 or 5 days out of each 3 week cycle. Lots of nausea and so tired I could barely get out of bed.

But it raised my 5 year stage II lung cancer survival rate from 45 % to 65 %. I kept telling myself that it was worth it. Had to hang on to something.

Good luck to you both,

Jim
Age 76. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06. Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C N0 MX. Gleason 3+4.
50 mg Viagra + .05 cc Trimix = Excellent Results
PSAs from 1/3/07 - 8/02/2010 zero.
Next PSA - July/2011
Lung cancer dxed on 5/16/08. Surgery on 6/25/08 T1N1M0 - Stage IIA Finished 4 cycles of chemo on 11/7/08.
CT scans on 12/2/08 - 12/22/09 - in remission!!!
Next scan in August 2010.
Biker90's Journey
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jimrobinson
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."

MiraBeau
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   Posted 3/6/2011 8:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Mary and Willie,

I have been thinking of you quite a bit lately since your last posting. So happy to hear things are a bit better for you both. Be strong and continue to keep us updated. We care, and are all rooting for you.

MiraBeau
58 yr. old husband dx with PC in Dec.2010
PSA 139.9
Gleason Score 9 (5+4)
Biopsy 12 of 12 cores positive, majority 100%
Stage T3a N0 M0
Treatment HT and IMRT

Sleepless09
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   Posted 3/6/2011 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Willie and Mary, like MidaBeau and so many others here, I've been thinking of you and hoping for an undate. And, delighted it's a positive one!

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
  

Ralph Alfalfa
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   Posted 3/6/2011 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
HI, Mary.
 
I was hoping that you'd post with an update and I was glad to hear that it was a positive one.  Hang in there.
Bob

gold horse
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   Posted 3/6/2011 9:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Willie and mary I pray for you;it is it great when you have a love one next to you.
DIAGN=46 YEARS
GLEASON=3+3
FATHER HAD PC,THEN I THEN MY BROTHER STILL HAS TWO BROTHER PC FREE.
MARRIED,TWO CHILDREN.AGE 13 AND 8.
LAPROSCOPY SURGERY 6/2005
PATOLOGY REPORT.
GLEASON=3+3
TUMOR VOLUME=5%
LYMPHOVASCULAR INVASION=NEG
PERINEURAL INVASION=POSI
TUMOR MULTICENTRICITY=NEG
EXTRAPROSTATIC INVASION=NEG
SEMINAL VESICLES BOTH=CLEAN
MARGIN ALL=NEG
PT2ANXMX
DEVELOP SCART TISSUE AND NEEDED A SECOND SURGERY BECAUSE COULD NOT URINATE,
PSA 6/05=0.04,0.04,0.04,6/06,0.04,0.04,0.04,6/07,0.04,0.04,0.04,6/08,0.04,0.04,1/09
0.04,10/09,0.04
 

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 3/7/2011 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Willie and Mary, I have been looking for news. This is so much better than what we read last. Hang in there know that we are thinking about you guys.

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
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