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Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 3/15/2011 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
How time has moved along the GRMPH gathering is approaching at warp speed.   We are gettein all geared up for the gathering.  Looks like a great group of guys are planning to attend. 
 
We will have guys here from as far north as Canada and for as for south as Florida.  I think our visiter from the west would from Idaho and I guess north east would have to be New York.   South west is covered by Texas.
 
I am still waiting of a couple of guys who are on the fence.  That is fine I can wait till the last moment for these.
 
 
The excitement is building and I have talked to a few of the guys.  The local guys are lineing up to help. :)
 
Cajun Jeff

Purgatory
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   Posted 3/15/2011 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Jeff, I am truly excited for you, and for those on the confirmed list. I am still straddling that fence, trying to make it happen, working on some last minute tax preps for a couple of biz, that should give me the travel money, my daughter at the travel agency is on standby with me to make last min reservations. would fly southwest out of gsp to houston then back to baton rouge if that would be ok.

david
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,

tatt2man
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   Posted 3/15/2011 10:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Jeff - am looking forward to visiting all of you - have been watching "swamp people" on TV so I can try to understand the h'accent - and am learning how to make male guards out of spanish moss.... just in case
:-)
-for those debating the flight down - try www.igougo.com/?variation=2 and get a comparison of all the rates... very helpful..
(it's cheaper for me to fly and visit Jeff in Baton Rouge than it is to visit Vancouver, British Columbia -or St. John's, Newfoundland - and much warmer too)

carryon-bag hugs,
BRONSON
Age: 55 - gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve
location: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA: 10/06/09 - 3.86
Biopsy: 10/16/09- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Radical Prostatectomy: 11/18/09
Pathology: pT3a -Gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
PSA: 04/08/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 09/23/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 03/24/11 - TBA

Sonny3
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   Posted 3/16/2011 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Jeez-Oh-Pete, can't it be here yet. I am not one to wish any part of my life away, but I sure wish I was packing for the trip tomorrow.

I am trying to fill all of the days with fishing, shrimping, home projects, travel, dates with Lynn and so forth, but the days leading up to departure are sure seeming to drag by.

The sad part of this deal is that when we do get together the time will pass so quickly that we will all wish the gathering could go on just a little bit longer.

Looking forward to it, yeah

Sonny

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 3/16/2011 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   
David, we are on standby for you my friend. The Baton Rouge Airport is just 20 min from my house. Bronson hope you got that accent down so I can drop you off in the swamp area and you will fit in fine. LOL

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

Purgatory
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   Posted 3/16/2011 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Jeff:

Do explain to our Canadian friend Bronson, that in the usual sense of being "dropped off in the swamp" has dual meanings, and make imply a one way ticket. Then we could go through his luggage and split up all the good stuff. Remember, we have swamps here in SC, and a "Swamp Party" means something different here.
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,

tatt2man
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   Posted 3/16/2011 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
.... earlier today, I had written a posting .... " upon entering the swamp, Bronson starts to hear the banjo song from 'Deliverance'... dee da deedee dee da dee... " but chose to take the high road and deleted it....
turn
... for Steve, I have made a list of my insurance policies ( 4X payout if accidental death) - have left message on lawyer's answering machine, asking if accidental death includes being "gator lunch" ...
skull
.. looking forward to the good weather, good friends, good food and all those other things GFMPH.
:-)
h'acadian styled hugs,
BRANSON ( southern dialect)
smurf
Age: 55 - gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve
location: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA: 10/06/09 - 3.86
Biopsy: 10/16/09- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Radical Prostatectomy: 11/18/09
Pathology: pT3a -Gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
PSA: 04/08/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 09/23/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 03/24/11 - TBA

Post Edited (tatt2man) : 3/16/2011 2:08:50 PM (GMT-6)


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 3/16/2011 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Bronson: Clarification,, Drop you off in the swamp is an expression meaning to bring you to the swamp to enjoy the wonderful sights, sounds, food, and people. Not derogative in any way. Remember we are very proud of our swamps. Just need to practice that flat toung accent with a bit of french and souther souther drawl. :)

It was ment as haveing a wonderful time visiting what I consider some of the most beutiful sights you can see from nature.

Hope that helps you understand that statemnt better.

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

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 3/16/2011 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
jeff: it was meant to be south carolina swamp humor.
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,

tatt2man
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   Posted 3/16/2011 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Cajun Jeff and Purgatory - this Canuck understood both of your postings -

- keep in mind, a good number of your most successful comedians came from Canada ....

- there was even a TV special years back called the "Canadian Conspiracy" using Canadian comedians as secret agents infiltrating American culture....
turn

- who knows, I may end up being a line cook in a shrimp shack...

hugs,
BRONSON
Age: 55 - gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve
location: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA: 10/06/09 - 3.86
Biopsy: 10/16/09- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Radical Prostatectomy: 11/18/09
Pathology: pT3a -Gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
PSA: 04/08/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 09/23/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 03/24/11 - TBA

Purgatory
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Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 3/16/2011 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Bronson: you may end being Bubba Bronson? lol.

Besides, everything I learned about Canadians came from watching "South Park"
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,

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 3/16/2011 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Jeff, I'm looking forward to the trip, as I mentioned, I'll be doing the 7 hour drive from Austin on Friday. I would appreciate if you could email me me your address so I can plan the trip. Thanks
Age: 67 at Dx on 12/30/08 PSA 3.8
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4)
Davinci surgery 2/9/09 Gleason 4+4 EPE,
Margins clear, nerve bundles removed
Prostate weighed 57 grams 10-20% involved
all PSA tests since (2, 5, 8, 11, 15, 18, 21 months) undetectable
Latest PSA test (2 years) <.008 ?

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 3/17/2011 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   
e-mail sent with address and directions. So pleased that your are making it our direction for the gathering.

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

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 3/17/2011 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Jeff. My wife may change her mind and tag along but it is not definite yet.
Age: 67 at Dx on 12/30/08 PSA 3.8
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4)
Davinci surgery 2/9/09 Gleason 4+4 EPE,
Margins clear, nerve bundles removed
Prostate weighed 57 grams 10-20% involved
all PSA tests since (2, 5, 8, 11, 15, 18, 21 months) undetectable
Latest PSA test (2 years) <.008 ?

Cajun Jeff
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4119
   Posted 3/22/2011 10:31 PM (GMT -6)   
She is more than welcome to join us.

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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