Too Many Tornadoes to Count

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lennybob
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Date Joined Dec 2010
Total Posts : 99
   Posted 4/28/2011 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   
 As I write this today I am reminded of how blessed I am. I live in North Alabama and our county has just been devistated with killer tornadoes. People all around us are without power, without houses, and without the basic things we all take for granted. My wife and I are safe, warm, and dry. We feel truly blessed today. The pictures on TV don't tell the true stroy, the damage is pretty extensive. We don't have a count yet on how many there were but the warning sirens were going off all day and into the night. Neighboring counties have also been hit, along with the Nuclear Plant in our county. We are hearing that those without power will be without it for days to come. Entire neghborhoods have been destroyed. Hold your loved ones a little closer tonight and remember those who lost loved ones in Alabama, the death toll is over 160.
Thanks for all the support from this forum and keep us in your prayers.
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 showing improvement.

Purgatory
Elite Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 4/28/2011 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Lynn, my thoughts go out to you, and to all the residents of Alabama. Even on TV, the scenes are beyond comprehension at times. I know there is so much suffering going on right. Glad that you all were ok.

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 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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Date Joined Sep 2010
Total Posts : 2666
   Posted 4/28/2011 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   
So glad to hear  you're OK.  The devastation is heartbreaking to see.  Nine people were killed in my sister's county near Chattanooga.  So many lives turned upside down, and the toll of dead and injured just keeps climbing. 

Cajun Jeff
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4106
   Posted 4/28/2011 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Lynn, Glad that you guys are safe. This things are reminders that we need to show the people that we care about how important they are to us.

Much can be said about doing the same to our HW friends. Each of you are so important to me.

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

Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 4/28/2011 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you are safe! Thoughts and prayers to all of you!
Father's Age DX 62 (now 65)
Original Gleason 3+4=7, Post-Op Gleason- 4+3=7,
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin, One positive node. T3a N1 M0.
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
Oct. 17 0 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07, Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yrs
Radiation March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
July 2, 08 PSA <.02
Oct. 2010 PSA <.02

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 4/28/2011 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
What a mess.
The whole south got slammed. I second Doting's comments.

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

logoslidat
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 5815
   Posted 4/28/2011 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow , unbelievable, these are life changing events. I have a son in Chapel Hill apparently spared this round , he is fine. This on top another son who lives and works in Tokyo. Didn't hear fro him for 72 hours and know he likes coastal areas, so mind goes crazy. He is fine also. Makes psa anxiety seem insignificant. I lived in OKC for a year so am aware of the horror of tornadoes. Again Grace or luck and who care which eh Lynn?
Diagnosed 8/14/09 psa 8.1 66,now 67
2cores 70%, rest 6-7 < 5%
gleason 3+ 3, up to 3+4 @ the dub
RPP U of Wash, Bruce Dalkin,
pathology 4+3, tertiary5, 2 foci
extensive pni, prostate confined,27 nodes removed -, svi - margins -
99%continent@ cath removal. 1% incont@gaspass,sneeze,cough 18 mos, squirt @ running. psa std test reported on paper as 0.0 as of 12/14/10 ed improving

keysailfisher
Regular Member


Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 346
   Posted 4/28/2011 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad your ok, it is a real mess. Anybody heard from James C?

lennybob
Regular Member


Date Joined Dec 2010
Total Posts : 99
   Posted 4/28/2011 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks to everyone for the support, thoughts, and prayers. It is a mess, this may go down as the worse ever for our area.
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 showing improvement.
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