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Purgatory
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   Posted 4/24/2011 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
For those in our online community that celebrate Easter, my best wishes to all my brothers and sisters here, among with our moderators, and to Peter.
 
Peace be with you,
 
 
David in SC

60Michael
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   Posted 4/24/2011 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks David and right back at you.
Michael

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   Posted 4/24/2011 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you David...our best to you and Peg for a wonderful Easter, hopefully surrounded by your loved ones.

We have John's sister coming for dinner and the roast just went in the oven. Weather here has turned quite mild with the sun peaking through and a gentle (warm) breeze blowing. It poured all day yesterday but stopped in time for church service last night.

Happy Easter and Passover to all my brothers and sisters here.

Purgatory
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   Posted 4/24/2011 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Actually, first "empty" Easter in years. Wife is working, daughter in law working, youngest son working, oldest son and his family and daughter and her husband out of town. But I don't mind, its a beautiful day here in western SC, though suppose hit near ninety degrees.

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 margin
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, 4/11 3.81
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

Sleepless09
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   Posted 4/24/2011 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi David --- thanks for the Easter wishes, and if you'd only known, I'm sure you'd have said Happy Birthday to me too!

My 97 year old mother just drove by the front of our house to hand me a birthday gift out the car window on her way to her house where she's putting on Easter dinner for some 30 members of the family. You'll be glad to know she wasn't driving! Her eyes just aren't good enough for that.

And, I'll have all five grandchildren at the dinner --- life doesn't get better than that!

Sorry to hear your family is all away today, David, although I suspect an hour or two into 30 family rousting about I'll envy you the peace and quiet.

While you're headed to 90 today, we're already at 52 and may hit 60. Speaking of hitting 60, I've "hit" 69, just 11 years short of 80.

Cheers to all at HW,

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
  

clocknut
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   Posted 4/24/2011 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy Easter, David, and the same to everyone here on HW. It's a beautiful Spring day here in northern Illinois. It may even hit 60 degrees!

Our little twin four-year-old grandkids dyed three dozen Easter eggs for us on Friday and had a great time. Is there cholesterol in Easter eggs? :) Do I care?
Age 65
Dx in June 2010.
PSA gradually rising for 3 years to 6.2
Biopsy confirmed cancer in 6 of 12 cores, all on left side
Gleason 7 (3 + 4)
Bone scan, CT scan, rib x-rays negative.
DaVinci 8/20/10
Negative margins; negative seminal vesicles
5 brothers, ages 52-67 ; I'm the only one with PCa
Continence OK after 7 weeks. ED continues.
PSA 1/3/10: 0.01

tatt2man
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   Posted 4/24/2011 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
a good triple - happy easter - happy passover - happy birthday [sheldon]-

wishing you all all the best,
hoppity hugs,
BRONSON

Purgatory
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   Posted 4/24/2011 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Sheldon, a very happy birthday to you, my friend, no I didn't know.

At 84, I wish my mother wasn't still driving, it's sheer terror to watch it in progress.

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 margin
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, 4/11 3.81
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

NutmegCT
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   Posted 4/24/2011 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
And just in case there are some Orthodox Christians here ...

Kalo Pascha!

Tom in CT
Age 62, Biopsy September 2010.
PSA 4.8, Gleason 3+3, Stage T1c, 4/12 positive cores at 10-40%.
Palladium 103 implant February 1, 2011.

Sonny3
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   Posted 4/24/2011 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Same to you David and all of the HW folks.

Lynn and I just got back from the family gathering at her mother's place. First family gathering since Lynn's dad passed away in January. Think her mom was on the quiet side just a little.

Sonny

Purgatory
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   Posted 4/24/2011 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you all had a good time, Sonny, sure it was good for Lynn to get out of the house.

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 margin
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, 4/11 3.81
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

reachout
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   Posted 4/24/2011 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
May everyone have a happy and blessed Easter. It's occasions like these that brings me back to what is really important in life.
Age: 66
PSA: 7 tests over 2 years bounced around from 2.6 to 5.6
Biopsy 8 of 12 positive, Gleason 3+4, T2a
DaVinci August 2009, pathology Gleason 4+3, neg margins, T2c
Continent right away, ED
Viagra, Cialis did't work, Trimix works well
Post-surgery PSA:
3, month: undetectable <.1; 6 month: undetectable <.014 (ultrasensitive); 9, 12, 15 month: undetectable <.1; 18 month detectable .05

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 4/24/2011 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
David, Happy Easter back to you buddy. Quiet day here as well. Kind of nice I must say. I cooked lunch for Pat, my Mother in Law, and our son.

Enjoyed the beautiful day hitting on 90 degrees here as well.

Take care my firned.

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 4/24/2011 6:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Good good going, Jeff, got to 88, but was enough for me to crank up the central a/c
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 margin
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, 4/11 3.81
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

BillyMac
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   Posted 4/24/2011 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
And a happy Easter to you David and everybody else. Great time Easter here for it always brings a public holiday for Friday, public holiday Monday and this year, Anzac day is in the same week, so another public holiday on Tuesday. And I am off on a golfing holiday for three days the following weekend. I could get used to this.
Bill

clocknut
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   Posted 4/24/2011 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm feeling a sudden urge to move to Australia.  At least golf league starts here a week from Tuesday.  BillyMac, in commemoration of Anzac Day, you should go to YouTube and listen to "Gallipoli" by the Fureys.  Very moving.

Purgatory
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   Posted 4/24/2011 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Best to you, Billy Mac, and Clocknut
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 margin
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, 4/11 3.81
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

clocknut
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   Posted 4/24/2011 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, David.  I hope your Easter was as enjoyable as mine.  It was just Beth and I today, no Easter bunny, no colored eggs in the yard, no grandkids, but a relaxing day working around the yard and now a quiet evening watching a sappy Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, and a phone call from the daughter in New Jersey.  I like this kind of holiday.  One of those days you can look back at and say, today life was good.
 

Purgatory
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   Posted 4/24/2011 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Know what you mean, Clock, I have spent most of the day alone. Got a few things done that I had been putting off. Of course my wife got a nice chocolate bunny (which I have been eye-balling all day with her at work) and a card. I have never forgotten a single holiday or occasion in our entire 37 year marriage. I'm a bit too OCD to forget things like that, lol.

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 margin
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, 4/11 3.81
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 4/24/2011 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy Easter to you David and to all who celebrate.

Purgatory
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   Posted 4/24/2011 10:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Ed
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 margin
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, 4/11 3.81
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
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