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Willie B
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Date Joined Jul 2010
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   Posted 5/19/2011 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mary here,

Willie's chemo has been put 'on hold' for now.

His latest CAT scan showed a cavity in his lung and he was bronchoscoped this Monday.

We're awaiting the pathology results and I must admit, I'm a bit anxious.

Willie is calm, quiet, calm and a bit more tired than usual.

The chemo did go very well, he's had a good run at it and I'm amazed at how well he's handled this whole mess.

I have had feelings that things were turning again, then his doctor actually called to cancel the chemo.

We just never know what's coming at us but I'd like to thank everyone for all of your support and kind words.

Willie and I would like to also encourage everyone who joins this club, to please keep up the good fight.

Life is for living, please do it with vigour and happiness, whenever possible.

Thankyou all.


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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 3986
   Posted 5/19/2011 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks for the update Mary.  i'm glad that Willie is doing well under the circumstances.  let him know we think about him often.  take care.
age: 56
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
gleason 3+4 = 7
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10
2/8/11 PSA <.1, T= 6 ng/dl

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   Posted 5/19/2011 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Mary, I can't thank you enough for the update. I think of you and Willie several times a day and when I come here I always scan to see if you've posted.

I love your sentence, "Life is for living, please do it with vigour and happiness, whenever possible."

What a wonderful mantra.

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

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Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 5/19/2011 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Still thinking of you and Willie and hoping for the best, hoping for a miracle
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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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 2845
   Posted 5/19/2011 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
you are in our thoughts and prayers - thank you for sharing your lives and love with us.
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

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   Posted 5/19/2011 10:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Willie and Mary,

My continued best to both of you. We just have to enjoy every day we can, even if we have PC.

Thank you so much for posting, and encouraging all of us.


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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 1804
   Posted 5/20/2011 5:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Mary, I can tell from your posts that you have tremendous grace...thank you for including us in your lives and for letting us walk with you on this journey.

You and Willie and in our thoughts and prayers, and hope to hear from you soon.

Hugs and kisses to you and your Willie.

Sephie & John

Willie B
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Date Joined Jul 2010
Total Posts : 155
   Posted 5/20/2011 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Last time I posted, there was a question about Wilies' PSAs.

When he started the chemo, it was 26.3 and now it's down to below 4.4.

Of course, this break in his chemo regime will affect the numbers but it may go down further when/if he resumes chemo.

As I've stated before I love Willie more than life itself but he keeps on surprising me, almost daily.

We've had a lot of rain, who hasn't..... but today is clear and sunny.

I asked daughter to cut the lawns, she has and guess who is out there helping with trimming and cleanup???

Yep, Willie asked for some 'extra' morphine, took his baseball cap and is out there working slowly but steadily.

How do you keep a man down?? LOL

Oh, his latest phrase when he gets into 'trouble'??

What are they going to do, give me cancer?? Then he grins, chuckles and does it his way.

What a monster man but I love him!!


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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 2448
   Posted 5/20/2011 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Mary, thanks for the update. You guys are sure a great couple and support for one another. I feel honored that you include us in your extended family.

Only the best of blessings and wishes for you both,

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
5/19/11 PSA 4.9

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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 1100
   Posted 5/20/2011 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Willie sounds like a great guy. I wish him (and you) all the best.

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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 7269
   Posted 5/20/2011 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I can only add my best wishes and hope that you continue to overcome these challenges.

Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2011
Total Posts : 26
   Posted 5/20/2011 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
runner's wife Tina

Wishing all the best to you and your brave, wonderful husband. We are new here but I had to comment on how courageous both of you are and wish you nothing but blue skies ahead. Willie has a great sense of humor and the love you share is truly inspirational. I really like his attitude..go Willie!!

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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 5/20/2011 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
As always, my best wishes are with you.

Ralph Alfalfa
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 5/20/2011 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I love his attitude. Keep fighting.


Dx: October,27, 2008(the day after my birthday)
Psa 14.5,Gleason (4+3), all scans negative. Biopsy, 4 of 12 positive. DaVinci, 1/19/09. Confined to prostate? No lymph node involvement, all margins clear. 8 wk. Psa<.01,6mon .1,9 mon. .2. Began IGRT 10/09, finished.12/09. Since then,.1.12/22/10. <0.10, trending down. See you in one year, Doc.
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