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Herophilus
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   Posted 5/17/2011 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   

Casey

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Hero


clocknut
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   Posted 5/17/2011 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I second that thought. 

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 5/17/2011 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Third it.

I worry about you when you are not posting...

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

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 5/17/2011 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Fourth it, hope its not to do with his wife's condition.
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

Skate
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Total Posts : 424
   Posted 5/17/2011 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Fifth it!
J

Ed C. (Old67)
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2458
   Posted 5/17/2011 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
sixth.
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

Sleepless09
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 1267
   Posted 5/17/2011 10:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Seven speaking up and honored to join Hero and the rest of you.

Casey, you and your family are at the top of my prayer list tonight.

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
  

An38
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Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 1148
   Posted 5/18/2011 3:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Casey, it's been many days since you have posted.
I hope that you are OK.

Thinking of you,
An
Husband's age: 52. Sydney Australia.
Family history: Mat. grandfather died of PC at 72. Mat. uncle died of PC at 60. He has hereditary PC.
PSA: Aug07 - 2.5|Feb08 - 1.7|Oct09 - 3.67 (free PSA 27%)|Feb10 - 4.03 (free PSA 31%) |Jun10 - 2.69. DRE normal.
Biopsy 28Apr10: negative for a diagnosis of PC however 3 focal ASAPs “atypical, suspicious but not diagnostic” for PC. Review of biopsy by experienced pathologist, 1/12 core: 10% 3+3 (left transitional), 1/12 core: ASAP (left apex)
Nerve sparing RP, 20Aug10 with Dr Stricker. Post-op path: 3+4 (ISUP 2005). Neg (margins, seminal vesicles, extraprostatic extension). Multifocal, with main involvement in the fibro-muscular zone. T2C.
Post RP PSA,
Lab 1: Sep10 – 0.02|Nov10 – 0.03|Dec10 – 0.03|Feb11 – 0.03
Lab 2: Nov 10 - 0.01|Dec10 – 0.01|Feb11 – 0.01|Apr11 – 0.01

James C.
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Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 5/18/2011 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
9th- hope things are well with you and yours
James C, 64, East TN
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% inv, lf. lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Spar. open RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 4/10-.06, 9/10-.09, 12/10-.09, 2/11-.08, 5/11-.08
Bimix .30

Casey59
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 3172
   Posted 5/18/2011 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   

Hero and all others,

Very kind of you to think of us.  I’ll be brief because this is not PC related.  My wife’s case (stage 4 kidney cancer; age 51) has progressed, and I have consciously trimmed out some activities (like posting here) and given more time to her care.  We have two appointments this week with doctors at Northwestern (University) Memorial Hospital, Robert Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center in downtown Chicago. 

One appointment later today with a thoracic oncologist to deal with the continual re-accumulation of fluid in her lungs which causes very labored breathing.  Probably will lead to an outpatient surgical procedure next week to install a semi-permanent drain.  Last Thursday, he manually (big needle) drained 2.5 liters from her lung. 

The other appointment Friday with her medical oncologist about her chemo treatment plan.  Probably moving to “2nd line” therapy because of progression, but because of her labored breathing right now she is absolutely too weak to start a new treatment regimen right now…her lung situation needs some sort of solution first because she cannot even walk upstairs without having to stop for several minutes to catch her breath.

Trying to keep the wheels on at work, and continue to guide my 17- and 19-year old kids.  I still have not told them (although I told my wife a few days ago) that in a few weeks we need to put down our Golden Retriever, Sandy, because of bone cancer.

I’m a little stressed…although I did go to the “Y” this morning for a workout.  Besides being important for so many other health reasons, exercise is a stress reliever for me. 

Thank you again for your very kind thoughts and prayers


James C.
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   Posted 5/18/2011 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Casey, thanks for checking in and updating us. Sorry for the reason you have been away. Know that you and she are in my prayers...Tell her we all are thinking of her
James C, 64, East TN
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% inv, lf. lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Spar. open RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 4/10-.06, 9/10-.09, 12/10-.09, 2/11-.08, 5/11-.08
Bimix .30

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 5/18/2011 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Casey,

My goodness. Many here, myself included, were fearful that your abscence was due to your wife. Sorry to here of her difficulties and progression. At a lesser level, too bad you have to deal with your dog situation as well.

Be sure to continue to take care of yourself as well as you can, and for your kids of course.

You have more than a plate full right now, hope some of these stressful issue relive themselves for you all soon.

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

Tudpock18
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   Posted 5/18/2011 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Casey, you have a heavy load right now...my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
 
Tudpock (Jim)
Age 62 (64 now), G 3 + 4 = 7, T1C, PSA 4.2, 2/16 cancerous, 27cc. Brachytherapy 12/9/08. 73 Iodine-125 seeds. Procedure went great, catheter out before I went home, only minor discomfort. Everything continues to function normally as of 12/8/10. PSA: 6 mo 1.4, 1 yr. 1.0, 2 yr. .8. My docs are "delighted"! My journey:
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=1305643&g=1305643#m1305643

Herophilus
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   Posted 5/18/2011 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   

Casey,

Brevity is not needed, please keep us updated and use us to vent as needed.  I know that you are a very private person but you also understand that the unique bond that develops on this site transcends prostate cancer. Simply, we are not meddling we genuinely care.

God Speed

Hero


John T
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Total Posts : 4227
   Posted 5/18/2011 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hoping the best for your wife, you have a lot on your plate right now.
JT
66 years old, rising psa for 10 years from 4 to 40; 12 biopsies and MRIS all negative. Oct 2009 DXed with G6 <5%. Color Doppler biopsy found 2.5 cm G4+3. Combidex clear. Seeds and IMRT, 4 weeks of urinary frequency and urgency; no side affects since then. 2 years of psa's all at 0.1.

logoslidat
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Total Posts : 5828
   Posted 5/19/2011 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Stay Strong!
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

Sonny3
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Total Posts : 2447
   Posted 5/19/2011 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Casey, Lynn and I send our love and blessings to you and your wife. As members of a two cancer family we know what you are going through, to a degree. You and your family are a big part of our family too.

Keep us posted when the time and energy permit.

Bless you guys,

Sonny and Lynn
60 years old - PSA 11/07 3.0 PSA 5/09 6.4
da Vinci 9/17/09 Post Surgery Pathology: GS 4+3=7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5% positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
PSA .6 IMRT completed 1/15/10 35 treatments- 70Gy
2/23/10 Post IMRT PSA 1.0
3/22/10 PSA 1.5
4/19/10 PSA 1.2
5/22/10 PSA 1.3
8/9/10 Radiation for MET
9/7/10 PSA 2.2
1/5/11 PSA 3.9
3/7/11 PSA 4.2
4/10/11 PSA 3.8

compiler
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 7205
   Posted 5/19/2011 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Casey:
 
Thinking about you and wish you the best. I hate this lousy disease.
 
Mel
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