GFMPH 2weeks and counting WOOHOO!

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Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 4/3/2011 1:59 AM (GMT -6)   
OK guys the Gathering is just 2 weeks away. I have a list of the confirmed guys attending. If here are changes to this list please let me know.

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Clearwatercowboy
Ed C.
goodlife
kbota
Keysailfisher
knotreel
pluggedup
Rob2
stlouisson
tatt2man
walleye
Worried Guy
James C

Possible
Purgatury
Mikey1955
Sonny

If each of you could send some indication as to your ETA it would be helpful. If any of you need directions shoot me an e-mail

Cajun Jeff

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 4/3/2011 2:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Sent you an email about putting me on the Maybe list.
 
 

Purgatory
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   Posted 4/3/2011 6:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Should have a final "yes" or "no" answer by the end of the day Monday, still hoping.

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,

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 4/3/2011 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
David my fingers are getting cramped....You know we would be thrilled if you can make it. The decision is wheather you can make it. Will check my e-mail as soon as I get back from rehearsal on Monday night.

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

Worried Guy
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   Posted 4/3/2011 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm smiling already! smilewinkgrin
(Better get busy and finish my taxes!)

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 4/3/2011 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
We are smiling already as well.

So exciting.

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 4/3/2011 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm counting the days.
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 ?

Worried Guy
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   Posted 4/4/2011 5:04 AM (GMT -6)   
My better half is packing already. So far, the only thing I've packed is one critical piece of paper - my Free Waffle coupon at a Waffle House. Those restaurants are so exotic. The waitresses call me "Hon" in that sexy Southern accent that makes me all tingly inside. Of course it could just be my arteries slamming shut from all the butter and syrup slathered into every waffle indent.
Nah - it's the accent.
Can't wait!

Jeff (the data taker)

tatt2man
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   Posted 4/4/2011 6:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Cajun Jeff - looking forward to NOT getting lost in the swamp .. and yes, Jeff ( the data taker) there is something about a southern accent that can melt butter ....

- have decided not to bring my CPAP machine - it costs too much to replace it ( over $1,000.00 ) and I am worry wart

-hugs,
BRONSON

Post Edited (tatt2man) : 4/4/2011 7:41:19 AM (GMT-6)


Worried Guy
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   Posted 4/4/2011 6:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Bronson,
Leave it to a chef to relate a southern accent to melting butter. Nice.

Don't worry, we all know what a CPAP elephant looks like. It won't bother anyone. Snoring on the other hand... :-)

Jeff

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 4/4/2011 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Bronson, If you would like bring your mask. May have a cpap you can use. :)

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

clocknut
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   Posted 4/4/2011 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   

OK, I'll admit I'm jealous,'cause I know you guys are going to have a great time.  Beth and I just can't get away right now, but best wishes to all of you.  You're a brave man, Jeff.

If I were coming, I would definitely be bringing my CPAP machine and mask.  I don't go anywhere overnight without it.  It's been to France, Germany, Mexico, and all around the states.  Better take yours, Bronson.  Apnea's nothing to sneeze at......and I sometimes wonder if the bodily imbalances it creates may have encouraged the PCa.  That's another poll topic, Bronson.  turn

In any case, I'm anxious to hear how the GFMPH goes, and if you can share photos, that would be even better.  Bill


tatt2man
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   Posted 4/4/2011 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Cajun Jeff-
- I will be doing a dress rehearsal a day or two before the trip to the airport to see if I can carry everything - and not break it -
-thanks for the offer of a possible CPAP machine - the only problem with that is getting the right air pressure to keep the airway open..

-sleep apnea can lead to heart problems, weight gain and higher cholesterol due to tiredness, which are both contributing factors to rises in PSA and the growth of PCa....

-I talked to the airport security people and asked what I could bring along and what I had to register - don't have to register the camera or laptop, and if I do decide to bring the CPAP machine, I just need the doctor's note prescribing it and the distilled water for the humidifier is exempt from the "liquid restrictions" since it is an essential device.

-I do have to bring proof of purchase/ script for the stuff I buy from reliablerxpharmacy ( the sister company to ADC) in the blister packs - just my three regular meds (no blue pills on this trip) leaving the basic vitamins at home ( have to be in original bottle) - and description of what the medication is for - cholesterol, acid reflux, and one other.

-and I do need my passport, so when they find my half-eaten body in a swamp gator, they can use the passport to identify me.

-thinking of bring my aborginal animal cards - I do good readings - past -present and future.... sorry, can't do lottery numbers...

- is the mega lottery tickets available in Baton Rouge?

-looking forward to GFMPH-South

hugs,
BRONSON
Age:55 -gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve -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 -0.02 -Zero Club
PSA:03/24/12- TBA

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 4/4/2011 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Bronson - Super LOTO is available. :)

For everyone. It is looking good for a Crawfish Biol. I need some info from you guys to get an idea of how much to purchase. A Cajun Man we figure 5 lbs per person. If you think you will partake we are good with that. If you are fairly certain that you will only taste let me know... If you know you will not eat them also let me know. EX I know for a fact that I will not eat them. It would be a hospital run for me alergic to them :(

Shoot me an e-mail if you dont mind. I will also have Jambalaya and BBQ for those that are not into seafood.

Kbota and I talked today and he is going to be the master of the boil.

I am fairly sure the boil is going to be Saturday Afternoon!

Cajun Jeff

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 4/4/2011 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Jeff,

I am simply not able to come, and I am very disapointed. With my latest sky rocketing PSA reading, I wouldn't be very fit company at this point. I know it will be a good event, and you got a great group of guys coming.

Perhaps next time will better for me physically and financially. I was watching people get pat downs at the GSP airport here while waiting for my wife, and if they felt me up that hard, it would knock my urostomy device right off the stoma. They were even rough on the women I saw being "checked", and in plain view of people too.

Have a great time, you don't need someone there dragging a catheter bag at night anyhow, lol.

david in sc
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,

kbota
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   Posted 4/4/2011 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
David; I'm so sorry you will not be able to attend. I was so looking forward to meeting you. Having said that, I understand, and will keep you in my thoughts/prayers, and looking forward to seeing you next year.

Jeff: Put me down for 5 lbs, and for anyone who says they will not eat crawfish, (what's wrong with them anyway?) put me down for their 5 lbs as well.

Crawfish and beer....now that's a Kings meal yeah shah?

Laisser les bons temps rouler

(and I'm not even cajun,...but my wife is....lol)
Age 57 at Dx
5/09 PSA 2.26
6/2010 PSA 3.07 FPSA 18% DRE +
Biopsy, 7 of 18+, >60%, 4+5=9
7/21/2010 - RRP
Nodes neg, Ves neg
tumor contained, still 4+5=9
pni ext.
9/3, 2010 PSA - 0.04
9/3/2010, I'm 99% continent
10/14/10, PSA still 0.04, and lupron #1, now 99.9% continent
Total ED, 3 caverject failed
10/20/10 OD'd .5cc trimix, after 3hrs, neo synephrine shot
tried .15 & .17 cc neg, next .2

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 4/4/2011 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh David... Im sad that you cant make it. Not supprised was so hoping to have you here. You do know we will be talking about you. Most of it will be good. As far as draging that bag heck every one of us that will be attending can relate and I certainly would not freak any of us out. :)
 
 
Will fill you in on the activities.  Take care my friend..
 
I will add your 5 lbs to Kabotas  stack... turn
 
Cajun Jeff
 

Purgatory
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   Posted 4/4/2011 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
ha, i would have given away my crawdads/crawfish/sewer lobster anyhow, i don't eat mud bugs. enjoy.
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,

Worried Guy
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   Posted 4/5/2011 5:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Cajun Jeff, Count us in! But 5 pounds per person? Seriously?! Maybe you're talking different units. Are talking the same pounds as we Northerners do? I know a one pound steak is enough to choke a horse. I can't imagine 5 pounds of crustacean. Do you need a state permit to buy and transport that much?
Jeff (who gets full eating an 8 oz steak)

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 4/5/2011 5:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Jeff - you get the whole critter from tail to claws... See pics here:
 
Hoover your mouse of the images to make em larger. Try not to scream cause theys freindly little guys once ya boil em to death.
 
You'll toss 3/4 of the poundage smhair

Worried Guy
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   Posted 4/5/2011 5:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Yikes! I'd better bring my S&W 442 loaded with snake shot.
J

tatt2man
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   Posted 4/5/2011 7:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I was attacked as a child by a crayfish up here in Bobcaygeon, Ontario, Canada - it created a scar on my right hand that looks like a nose - sorta like the SeƱor Wences' character, Johnny... which started me off on my interest in puppetry....
internet source said...
Wences was known for his speed, skill, and grace as a ventriloquist. His stable of characters included Johnny, a childlike face drawn on Wences' hand, which he would place atop an otherwise headless doll and with whom Wences conversed while switching his voices between Johnny's falsetto and his own voice at amazing speed. Wences would create Johnny's face on stage to open his act, placing his thumb next to, and in front of, his bent first finger; the first finger would be the upper lip, and the thumb the lower lip. He used lipstick to draw the lips onto the respective fingers and then drew eyes onto the upper part of the first finger, finishing the effect with a tiny long-haired wig on top of his hand. Flexing the thumb would move the "lips."


-maybe that is why I like shrimp so much - to get revenge !!

dry rub hugs,
BRONSON

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 4/5/2011 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I must say the crawfish are good to eat, however the ritual of the boil is a great deal of the party . The smells and then the eating with Beer. :)

A long table piled up with the little red lobsters. Everyone pinching tails and sucking heads. mmmmmm Ice cold beer.

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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