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Purgatory
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   Posted 6/20/2011 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
On Friday, I had new X-rays done per my Oncologist request.  Never saw a machine like the one at the local hospital, it looked more like a Cat Scan or Mini-MRI machine.  They took multiple images of each hip from different angles, and several of the prostate bed itself.  They gave me a CD of the images, but I can't tell squat from them, lol.  The report is being faxed to the doctor, and he will go over them with me when I see him on Wednesday.
 
We just got back from a weekend RV trip.  This one was rough.  Saturday it was nothing but one huge thunderstorm after the next.  It was hard to set-up the rig.  Saturday night, a bad storm hit, about ripped our awning off the camper, vicious lightning and hail.  We were in a sea of mud.  Yesterday, no storms during the day, but was around 95 degrees and humid.  Went swimming in a pool for the 1st time in probaly 10 years.  Felt good, but big mistake, the clorine in the pool made my stoma and device burn like a bee sting.  Won't be doing that again.  Was thankful to have the RV back in storage this morning, and safely home.
 
David in SC

CJD
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   Posted 6/20/2011 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
good to see you bak on forum purgatory.  was wondering had all those grouches got to you and tha tyou had given up going on site.  keep up the comments because i for one is benefitting greatly, from your long term courage and willingness to respond to the many different worriers on this forum.  See you are a bit of a chancer when it comes to alternatives on a 'bad weather day' but again this is what i like about you and gives me all the more confidence in coming to terms with my treatment. 
Hope you never lose your sense of openess and encouragement.
I'm heading off for another few tests in morning to see if i am a suitable candidate for the B-thrapy.  didn't realise there were so many tests before tests..........
CJD blush

clocknut
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   Posted 6/20/2011 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I think I saw a movie of your RV adventure.  It starred Robin Williams.  No, wait, I think it was John Candy and Dan Akroyd.
 
Seriously, those kinds of storms are no fun when you're in an R.V.  Ours is parked at the mother-in-law's farm, and we go into the farmhouse when storms roll thru.  I usually don't put up the awning if there's any chance of high winds or storms.  Glad you're back home safely.

Purgatory
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   Posted 6/20/2011 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
cjd, good luck on your tests. i originally wanted seeding as my primary treatment, but didnt meet the criteria in my area at the time. i think its a good treatment if your numbers are right. and don't worry, i keep coming back and back, would take a lot to run this old dog off.

clock, it went from just rain, to 50-60 mph winds in the matter of about 90 seconds, it was not safe for us to go out and try to lower it, fortunately it was undamaged, but there were times i swear the camper was about to lift off the ground, it was scary, but we made it fine. at 2 this morning, i had to go out and batten the hatches, as a rouge storm decided to pop up. we had fun, but wasn't one of our better trips.
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, 6/11 5.8
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

Radical
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   Posted 6/20/2011 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Phew ! sounds like a bad weekend, best stick to sailing I think.
Kev.

Purgatory
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   Posted 6/20/2011 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
kev, it would have been much worse on the lake where we stayed, pretty big whitecaps during the multiple storms.
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, 6/11 5.8
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

60Michael
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   Posted 6/20/2011 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
The RV trip was not my idea of a getaway. All that was missing was a couple of kids that were as unhappy as you were. Hope to hear a good report on your XRAY David.
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

Purgatory
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   Posted 6/20/2011 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah, michael, me too.

the doctor is going to compare these images to my last bone scan in Feb of this year, to the bone scan at the end of 2008. Something has to be causing all this pain through my right hip and lower back.
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, 6/11 5.8
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

rob2
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   Posted 6/20/2011 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I wondered where you were this past weekend.  I will only say I am jealous you had rain (just kidding).  We haven't had rain in Houston in months.  On a serious note, please keep us up to date with the results of your xrays.

Purgatory
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   Posted 6/20/2011 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
will do, rob.

despite the heat, have had a lot of rain this year so far in SC, more than normal

david
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, 6/11 5.8
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

compiler
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   Posted 6/21/2011 1:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck, David.
 
Hoping for a good news report on Wednesday
 
Mel
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