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Admin
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Date Joined Jan 2003
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   Posted 3/31/2011 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
I just wanted to share Tony's blog post here on HealingWell. He is the first guest contributor to the blog and I look forward to future posts.

I thought this forum would appreciate his story posted here:

blog.healingwell.com/2011/03/coming-together.html

Thanks Tony for all you do!! Feel free to leave comments on the blog.

Peter
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James C.
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   Posted 3/31/2011 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Atta boy, Tony... A really well thought out and written blog post.
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

Arnie
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   Posted 3/31/2011 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Tony......ditto James C. on that. Just went over and read the blog..........keep up the good work.
 
Arnie

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   Posted 3/31/2011 2:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go Tony, I think you spoke for all of here on HW
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,

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 3/31/2011 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys, you're very kind.

I wrote from two levels ~ from the 40,000 foot level and from my case where the rubber meets the road. I hope you all had the same feeling about accepting support and sharing experiences. We have a wonderful group here. We don't need to agree on all things, in fact it's our disagreements that I think that provoke more thought. I also think if you are here you have a huge heart and will to get better.

That's a beautiful thing and that was my theme...

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.

Blog: www.caringbridge.org/visit/tonycrispino

creed_three
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   Posted 3/31/2011 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear TC, You are a gift. Wonderful blog. Do you remember the global "hug" on HW a long time ago? That was the first post you made to us, and now I return it! (()). cheers, Lana :-)

Julietinthewoods
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   Posted 3/31/2011 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Great blog post! You said it all so well! I had goose bumps after reading the sad story of one woman's loss of her husband.

Juliet

lennybob
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   Posted 3/31/2011 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   

Great job Tony,

I appreciate the job you do as moderator. You are an inspiration to me. Kudos to James C. too, it takes a lot of time to do what the two of you do as moderators. You are both a blessing to me.

Lynn


Age 53...51 when diagnosed.
February/09 PSA 11...GP discoverd during yearly physical...referred to Urologist
Biopsy found cancer, Gleason score of 6.
July 2009...Nerve-Sparing open radical prostatectomy.
Doing very well...only issue is ED and that is getting better.

davidg
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   Posted 3/31/2011 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
very nice

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 4/1/2011 1:33 AM (GMT -6)   
(((Lana)))
Yes I remember. I am still trying to figure out what I just stepped in and in comes my very first upside down prostate cancer friends...:-) Have you heard from Murphy lately?

Juliet...I mean...(((Juliet)))...
LOL May as well hug you, too. Thanks!

Thanks all.

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.

Blog: www.caringbridge.org/visit/tonycrispino

SHU93
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Total Posts : 328
   Posted 4/1/2011 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Great Post Tony!!!!! Your a great ambassdor for the forum and voice for all us battling this disease!!!!!
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