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mr bill
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   Posted 3/11/2011 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone ever experienced faded tattoos during RT?  I cannot see the ones on either side, only the two in the middle.  I asked the Rad. Therapist.  His response was we can see them. I even looked with a magnifying mirror, still couldn't see them.

F8
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   Posted 3/11/2011 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
>>I even looked with a magnifying mirror, still couldn't see them<< 
 
you're probably looking in the wrong place.  they are on the outsides of your hips.  i asked a tech to show me mine.  i was looking in the wrong place.
 
ed
 
 
age: 55
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
gleason 3+4 = 7
HT, BT and IGRT
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10
2/8/11 PSA <.1, T= 6 ng/dl

Purgatory
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   Posted 3/11/2011 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
16 months after my srt, none of my 7 can be found, not even with a magnifying glass, they were so tiny to start with
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,

mr bill
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   Posted 3/11/2011 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Mr. Ed 
 
You are so right. I was looking in the wrong place. Duh!  Had myself worked into a frazzle. Can't wait to see what happens when I don't get my results right away like Purg.  I may not be so patient.
 
How did you get the name F8? The reason I ask is I used to support F8 Crusaders at Va. Beach.
 
Mr Bill

F8
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   Posted 3/11/2011 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Mr Bill...
 
f8 = fate
 
or
 
"f8 and be there" which is an old photographic expression.   when i still had a life, photography was a big part of it wink .
 
ed
 
 
age: 55
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
gleason 3+4 = 7
HT, BT and IGRT
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10
2/8/11 PSA <.1, T= 6 ng/dl

mr bill
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   Posted 3/11/2011 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Ed,
That's one of the hobbies my wife and I share.  Keep the faith and remember that we all have a life, and we have to squeeze every moment we can out of it.  Granted, we were able to squeeze more twenty years ago, but now we just squeeze a little harder.
 
Gotta go. I want to admire my tattoos again, now that you told me where they are.
 
Mr. Bill

F8
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   Posted 3/11/2011 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
take care Mr. Bill.  you know some things in my life have actually improved since i've been diagnosed with this dreaded disease, and i know my interests will be restored in due time.
 
ed
 
 
age: 55
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
gleason 3+4 = 7
HT, BT and IGRT
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10
2/8/11 PSA <.1, T= 6 ng/dl

JNF
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   Posted 3/11/2011 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I can still see mine.  In fact due to the Eligard I have experienced a thinning of body hair so they are easier to see now even without a nagnifying glass.   I had asked for a bright color or neat shape but my tat artist was pretty old school and went with a dot.   However, also thanks to the eligard there is something else that if it gets any smaller I may need a magnifying glass....and tweezers...!

F8
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   Posted 3/11/2011 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
when the gal gave me the tattoos i asked "is that going to hurt?"  i have quite a few tattoos and a large one on my stomach.  she pointed to it like "Duh!".
 
thinning of hair.  ah yes.  i'm pretty hairless as is but now my pits are almost bald and my chest hair and lower are very thin.  my legs too, but moreso on the outsides i guess from rubbing against my pants.  im noticing that my facial hair in the past couple weeks is starting to come back faster and lila on dexter (his NA sponsor) was looking pretty hot the other night cool .
 
ed
 
 
age: 55
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
gleason 3+4 = 7
HT, BT and IGRT
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10
2/8/11 PSA <.1, T= 6 ng/dl

Post Edited (F8) : 3/11/2011 1:34:50 PM (GMT-7)


davidg
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   Posted 3/11/2011 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
this thread written in code or something?

What tattoos?

I was checking out my INK tattoos to see if they faded just in case ut they haven't.

F8
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   Posted 3/11/2011 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
we were tattooed prior to radiation to align the beam.
 
ed
 
 
age: 55
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
gleason 3+4 = 7
HT, BT and IGRT
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10
2/8/11 PSA <.1, T= 6 ng/dl
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