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BillyMac
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   Posted 6/2/2011 12:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I am mightily pleased to announce that my wife and I became grandparents for the very first time today. And on my wife's birthday as well ---- how good is that. A bonny wee 7lb. lass is the newest addition to our clan and both mother and daughter are doing well. My son and daughter in law are beside themselves with joy.
Bill (with a huge grin on his dial)

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 6/2/2011 12:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm with your family on this one, Bill. Happy grandpa's day! Oh and Happy birthday ~ Mrs. Mac...

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

Piano
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 847
   Posted 6/2/2011 1:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on becoming a grandpa! As a member of the grandpa club you have a big advantage now -- you can always hand the little devil darling back to her parents. yeah

Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4849
   Posted 6/2/2011 4:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news... We want pictures shocked

tatt2man
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Total Posts : 2845
   Posted 6/2/2011 5:06 AM (GMT -6)   
billy Mac - congrats Granpa - best wishes to you and yours -
-hugs,
(Great Uncle - to three Aussie kids) 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

Sephie
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   Posted 6/2/2011 5:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Bill, what wonderful news! Congratulations to all of you ... nice to read such good news here.

Geebra
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 476
   Posted 6/2/2011 6:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Billy - a wonderful news. Huge congrats. Been there myself two months ago. An experience that is hard to beat. Enjoy! Best wishes to the baby, mom and of course the Grandpa.
Father died from poorly differentiated PCa @ 78 - normal PSA and DRE
5 biopsies over 4 years negative while PSA going from 3.8 to 28
Dx Nov 2007, age 46, PSA 29, Gleason 4+4=8
Decided to participate in clinical trial at Duke - 6 rounds of chemo (Taxotere + Avastin)
PSA prior to treatment 1/8/2008 is 33.90, bounced on 1/31/2008 to 38.20, and down at the end of the treatment (4/24/2008) to 20.60
RRP at Duke (Dr. Moul) on 6/16/2008, Gleason downgraded 4+3=7, T3a N0MX, focal extraprostatic extension, two small positive margins
PSA undetectable for 8 months, then 2/6/2009 0.10, 4/26/2009 0.17, 5/22/2009 0.20, 6/11/2009 0.27
ADT (ongoing, duration TBD): Lupron started 6/22/2009
Salvage IMRT to prostate bed and pelvis - 72gy over 40 treatments finished 10/21/2009
PSA 6/25/2009 0.1, T=516, 7/23/2009 <0.05, T<10, 10/21/2009 <0.05, T<10

60Michael
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   Posted 6/2/2011 7:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Billy, they are a joy. My guess is that by the time he turns 3 months old you will have a 4 iron in his hands.
Michael

Purgatory
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   Posted 6/2/2011 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations, my friend down under. You are hereby a Grandfather from this day hence. Best wishes to mother and baby.
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

Burlcodad
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 254
   Posted 6/2/2011 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
congrats

James C.
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   Posted 6/2/2011 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
congrats, it's a great feeling to get that first grandchild, satisfying, with lots of anticipation of helping spoil them proper. I am very glad for you and the opportunities you now have to do so...lol smilewinkgrin

Tim G
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   Posted 6/2/2011 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats, Gramps, and all the best to your family on this new addition!

JNF
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   Posted 6/2/2011 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Billy there is notyhing better than grandkids.   And what a tremendous birthday present for your wife. 
 
I have three sons and over the last several weeks they have all announced that their wives are pregnant.   The trifecta....each son with a baby in the same year.   Births will be in August (a boy), October (a boy) and November (don't know gender yet).
 
Have fun.
PSA 59 on 8-26-2010 age 60. Biopsy 9-8-2010 12/12 positive, 20-80% involved, PNI in 3 cores, G 3+3,3+4,and 4+3=G7, T2b.
Eligard shot and daily Jalyn started on 10-7-2010.
IMRT to prostate and lymph nodes 25 fractions started on 11-8-2010
HDR Brachytherapy December 6 and 13-2010.
PSA <.1 and T 23 on 2-3-2011.
PSA <.1 on 4-7-2011
Second Eligard shot on 4-7-2011

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 6/2/2011 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations to you, your wife, your son and your daughter in-law. May you have many more.
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

wifeandmother
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Date Joined Feb 2011
Total Posts : 45
   Posted 6/2/2011 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Much happiness to you, a baby in your life now will be great, even if its not directly yours!!!!! Good for you at this time!!!!

creed_three
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Total Posts : 762
   Posted 6/2/2011 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
tongue   Hey Bill - what a beauty!  Congratulations to you and your family. I hope you will do the politically correct thing now,  and organise to teach her golf (when she can walk that is) ... this is wonderful news Bill.  tongue   cheers, Lana & CJ

Radical
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   Posted 6/2/2011 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Forum Name Change request for Bill - "PoppyMac"

Congrats Bill, still waiting for our first.....................Cheers Mate Kev.

MrsGFM
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   Posted 6/2/2011 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful news! It's glad to read something so positive and joyful on this site. Post a photo or at least give us some descriptions!

BillyMac
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   Posted 6/2/2011 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you one and all for the kind comments. And yes, plans are afoot on the golf front. Those little hands look like they were made to hold a club.
Bill (still grinning)

ralfinaz
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   Posted 6/2/2011 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Billy,
Congratulations to you and family. Enjoy this joyous time in great health!

RalphV

mvesr
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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 6/2/2011 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats. Being a grandpa is great. We had our 2nd in Feb.

Mika
age at dx 54 now 59
psa at dx 4.3

got the bad news 1/29/07

open surgery Duke Medical Center 5-29-07

never more than 2 pads

ED is getting better

the shots work great, still can't give them to myself

three years of zero's

Retired again after 36 years February 1, 2010

Ralph Alfalfa
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 6/2/2011 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great, Billy! Give our best wishes to the parents and take some for yourself. I've got 5 now as my youngest daughter had her first little boy 2 months ago. They are all so much fun to be around... so innocent, and yet so loving. I'd start her with a sand wedge.

Bob
AGE:59

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.

Sleepless09
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Total Posts : 1267
   Posted 6/2/2011 10:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations! Wonderful to hear such exciting news.

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
  

Swimom
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1732
   Posted 6/3/2011 11:01 PM (GMT -6)   
How sweet..a new baby girl to hug and enjoy! Congrats to the family on their new edition.

Swim
 Hilarem datorum diligit Deus

Viperguy
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Date Joined Nov 2010
Total Posts : 259
   Posted 6/4/2011 7:10 AM (GMT -6)   
May God Bless you and your new Grand daughter MAC. 
57 years old
2009 PSA 2.2
2010 PSA 3.2
Biopsy 24 cores 3 positive
Gleason 3 plus 3
Robotic Surgery March 3, 2011 @ 6 am
Cath removal 3/17/11
Still Leaking 04/21/11 but getting better
05/26/11 leakage is much improved one small pad daily
ED an issue but helped with a pill
Recovery is slow but sure
First post op PSA 06/22/11
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