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kbota
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   Posted 5/6/2011 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I know this has nothing to do with PCa, but I wanted to tell you guys that my wife and I went fishing today, and caught 36. It was a very pleasant day, and I tried hard to not think about dr Gleason at all.

I caught the most, but my wife caught the biggest. I was proud of her.

We are planning another trip one day soon.

Mods, I apologize if I've violated a rule. Feel free to delete this post. I just wanted to share my day.
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

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 5/6/2011 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL,
Who says a therapeutic day off having a good time isn't on topic?

It's good to keep a good attitude and have fun when you get this stupid disease. That has never been a problem for me. I have moderated this forum from some of the prettiest places in the Southwest part of the country...lol. To me, anything that has me not worried about health is just fine.

Great catch!

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

Sleepless09
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   Posted 5/6/2011 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
kbota, I'm green with envy. I used to love to fish. I imagine I still do, but it's been several years since I wet a line and went in search of the mighty walleye, pike, or muskie. (Actually, not much of a search is needed as all are available within a few hundred feet of the boathouse dock.) You've inspired me. I gotta get back to fishing!

Thanks for posting about your day. It's nice to read about such a great day. My only complaint is you didn't tell us what sort of fish you caught, if you were casting, trolling, still fishing off a dock, or in a river, lake, ocean?

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
  

Purgatory
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   Posted 5/6/2011 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Makes me wish for the days that I use to fly fish for trout every chance I got. My bones, aches and pains would never allow me anymore to wade in the rocky bottom clear streams here in western South Carolina. It's good for you mental health to go off and do something like you and your wife did. Just like last weekend when we took the RV out. Already got reservations for the weekend of June 3/4 to do it all over again.

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

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 5/6/2011 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
kbota, Where were you fishing? I'm going fishing to S. Padre Island the first week of June. I hope to catch some Reds and some trout.
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, 2 years <.008? ) undetectable
27 months: .005

tatt2man
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   Posted 5/6/2011 10:12 PM (GMT -6)   
kbota - glad to read your cancer-free posting - fishing is great !! -
- and last week I actually saw my first store that sold kubotas - just like a john deere store but everything was in red ( Bronson ducks and runs for cover !!) - love the logo graphics....
www.kubota.ca/default.aspx?requestedpage=%2Fhome.aspx
-here's to fishing, riding, looking a tractors, looking at your spouse and getting your mind and heart in the right place - and forget that cXXXXX for a while ...

hugs,
BRONSON
Age:55 -gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve -Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA:10/06/09 3.86
Biopsy:10/16/09- 2 of 12 cancerous, 5% involvement -Gleason 7 (3+4)
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

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 5/7/2011 4:41 AM (GMT -6)   
What type of fish did you catch confused

kbota
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   Posted 5/7/2011 7:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Pomoxis Annularis

He he

K
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

60Michael
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   Posted 5/7/2011 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Pike and perch, cant find better tasting food for me. Good way to relax and enjoy life.
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed, 61 yo 2010
Robotic surgery 5/09
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
T2C left lateral and left posterior margins involved
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4
Started IMRT Jan. 2010 72gys
7month post SRT PSA.27

zufus
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   Posted 5/7/2011 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Off the Hook brother (lol)

Where is our friend whom says, every minute you ride or fish adds and hour to your life...that is a great quote. Now tell us how you cook them, the long version like the Shrimper fisherman from Forest Gump movie. (LOL)

kbota
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   Posted 5/7/2011 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Ed, my wife and I were fishing a lake only about ten miles from our home. It is a natural lake and is full of large virgin moss covered cypress trees and Lilly pads. We were fishing in 4 to 6 feet of water. The name of it is Iatt Lake.

There was very little wind which made it easy to keep the boat in position.

I have a small 16' fishing boat made by Alumaweld with a 40 hp yamaha which pushes it nicely at around 30 mph.

The fish we caught were on the beds and many were full of eggs. Now is the time to "stock up".

Post Edited (kbota) : 5/7/2011 8:30:28 AM (GMT-6)


kbota
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   Posted 5/7/2011 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
When we lived in Victoria, Tex, I would take my son down to Aransas Pass, and catch a charter boat. The boat would take us 5 to 20 miles into the gulf. We caught reds, specs, and sharks, and the occasional Amberjack.

Salt water fishing is usually more active than fresh water, but I love the inland lakes and rivers in central Louisiana.

K
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

goodlife
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   Posted 5/7/2011 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Fire up the.oil. I can still taste those catfish.

Glad you found an escape from the PC, and spent some quality time with the missus.

Goodlife

Sonny3
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   Posted 5/7/2011 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
kbota, I agree that this thread is an absolute part of the PCa healing and dealing with it policy.

Nice day with the wife, that's for sure.

Last night a buddy and I went out shrimping for probably one of the last times this season. It was a picture perfect night. Got down to about 65, no moon and just enough breeze to keep the water flowing and the skeeters away.

We quit about three this morning just short of a 5 gallon "Full Pull". 5 gallons is the limit for recreational shrimping down here. They were mostly large and jumbo, which measure from about 6 inches and up. For comparative purposes, a gallon of shrimp weighs about 7-7 1/2 pounds. So we got about 30-35 pounds of really nice River Reds shrimp. It don't get much better than that.

Every day is a bonus, Ain't It?

Sonny

rob2
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   Posted 5/7/2011 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
The only thing bad about this thread is you didn't tell us where to show up for dinner. I am happy you were able to take your mind off of Dr. Gleason. I have been intending to send you an email discussing gleason scores. Will do that next week.
 
Age 48 at diagnosis
occupation accountant
PSA increased from 2.6 to 3.5 in one year
biopsy march 2008 - cancer present gleason 7
Robotic Surgery May 9, 2008 - houston, tx
Pathology report -gleason 8, clear margins
22 month  PSA <.04
continent at 10 weeks (no pads!)
ED is still an issue

zufus
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   Posted 5/7/2011 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny- here I am talking about shrimpin' from this thread and you did it already....maybe I got of dosage of Kreskin in me somewhere. The value of your catch alone is bragging rights. Now I'm hungry for sea food, so I can become a great catch (lol).
Kbota- great thread and probably added hours to all of us, as our wise PCa friend says every minute you ride or fish, adds an hour to your life. Let's go fishin'! Gag me by the gills...that one weighs pretty well on good humor.

kbota
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   Posted 5/7/2011 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I am happily surprised by all the great responses. Thanks guys. Y'all are a special group of men. (and women)

Sonny, when I lived south of Lafayette, La, I would take the family down to Marsh Island, which is on the south side of Vermillion Bay. The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries had built a number of weir contolled channels there, which were all very tide sensitive. When the tide was falling, and water flowing into the gulf, we could stand on the weirs with cast nets and load up on nice shrimp. They were rarely as large as those you catch, but they were mighty tasty. Also, as long as they had fishing licenses, we could catch and keep 5 gallons of shrimp per person. With my wife and two kids, that's a freezer filling 20 gallons.

Thanks guys

K

Post Edited (kbota) : 5/7/2011 3:51:15 PM (GMT-6)


clearwatercowboy
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   Posted 5/8/2011 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
kbota,
Hey there my friend !! WAY TO GO !!! A great way to enjoy a day away from any obvious distractions, including Mr. Gleason.

And, was like stated previously, spiritual and mental health days are as important to all of us as medical tests and doctor visits, in order to live our life to the fullest. Remember what Sonny always says, each day here is a great day to celebrate (or something along that line).

And, yes, let's have some more of those delicious catfish my good buddies.

Hugs to you and your wife.

Cowboy
RRP May 04, 2009
Pre-op Gleason 6
Post-op Gleason 7

kbota
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   Posted 5/8/2011 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Dallas, great to hear from you. Sounds like you are doing well. I would love to chat with you on the phone sometime. Have a great week, and tell J I said hello.

K
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
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