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Saipan Paradise
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   Posted 12/6/2017 9:42 PM (GMT -7)   
With all the holiday cheer going around, I want to thank all the spouses and partners that follow HW for the support you give your loved ones. I know what my wife goes through is twice as bad as what I experience when I'm waiting for a test result or having a sour day. So please, if you haven't thanked your spouse or partner recently, do it now. This would be a great time for a big hug and a kiss -- or more, if you're lucky enough to be up to it!
Happy Holidays, everyone.

garyi
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   Posted 12/6/2017 11:00 PM (GMT 0)   
Great thought SP.....I'm gonna wake her up and see if I can get lucky while I still can ;)
70 years old @ Dx, LUTS for 7 years
PSA's never over 3.0
Ulcerative Colitis since 1973
TURP 2/16, G3+4 discovered,
3T MRI fusion guided biopsy 6/16
14 cores; G 3+3, one G3+4, Grade T1b
Second 3T MRI 1/17
RALP 7/17 Dr. Gonzaglo The Univ of Miami
G3+4 Organ confined
pT2c pNO pMn/a
Mostly Dry
10 week PSA .32
12 week PSA .40
14 week PSA .42
17 week PSA .54
Persistent PSA - 1" tumor still in cavity

garyi
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   Posted 12/7/2017 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Saipan Paradise said...
....So please, if you haven't thanked your spouse or partner recently, do it now. This would be a great time for a big hug and a kiss -- or more, if you're lucky enough to be up to it!
Happy Holidays, everyone.


It worked last night smilewinkgrin

On a more serious note, SP, you are absolutely correct that our partners bear an inordinate portion of the burden of us living with this maddeningly unpredictable disease. I thank my lucky stars everyday, BUT I don't thank her everyday. That will be corrected!

Thanks for the reminder, and have a wonderful Holiday season, yourself.

Pratoman
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   Posted 12/7/2017 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Nice thought, SP.
I've been on both ends, I've been the caregiver spouse, and I've been the Cate receiver spouse patient.

The former is often more stressful
Dx Age 64 Nov 2014, 4.3
BX 3 of 12 cores positive original pathologyG6, G6, G8 (3+5)
downgraded to 3+3=6 by tDr Epstein, JH
RALP with Dr Ash Tewari Jan 6, 2015
Post surgical pathology – G7 (3+4), ECE, Margins, LN, SV all negative
PSA @ 6 weeks 2/15, .<02, remained <0.02 until January 2017, .02, repeat Feb 2017, still .02. May 2017-.033, August 2017- .033 November .046
Decipher test, low risk, .37 score

NKinney
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   Posted 12/8/2017 5:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Pratoman said...
Nice thought, SP.
I've been on both ends, I've been the caregiver spouse, and I've been the Cate receiver spouse patient.

The former is often more stressful
j

Same for me.

I agree.

garyi
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Date Joined Jun 2017
Total Posts : 315
   Posted 12/8/2017 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Me 3, and I didn't realize how much stress my PCa journey was having on my wife until we had a talk over brunch + wine this afternoon. This after a long discussion, and a momentous decision, with my RO this morning.

Why either one of them put up with me, I don't know. PCa and all, just lucky I guess!
70 years old @ Dx, LUTS for 7 years
PSA's never over 3.0
Ulcerative Colitis since 1973
TURP 2/16, G3+4 discovered,
3T MRI fusion guided biopsy 6/16
14 cores; G 3+3, one G3+4, Grade T1b
Second 3T MRI 1/17
RALP 7/17 Dr. Gonzaglo The Univ of Miami
G3+4 Organ confined
pT2c pNO pMn/a
Mostly Dry
10 week PSA .32
12 week PSA .40
14 week PSA .42
17 week PSA .54
Persistent PSA - 1" tumor still in cavity

Saipan Paradise
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Date Joined Sep 2017
Total Posts : 116
   Posted 12/8/2017 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Good on you, Gary! Best wishes on this next leg of your journey.
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