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Total Posts : 288
   Posted 1/2/2018 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
David, good seeing you post again! Keep fighting and keep inspiring us!

All the best,
Dx 8/08 Pre-op psa 4.2, Age 60, 7 of 12 biopsies 3+3
DaVinci LRP 11/08, - margins, - EPE, vascular or perineural. Gleason 3+4=7, 5-10% of 4.
3 mo psa .1 2/09, 9 mo .2 8/09 broke ankle 6/09, 9/21/09 Bone scan clear, psa still .2
01/05/10 psa .3, SRT 01/19/10 start 39 sessions 70.2gy, psa @ 6 wks into IMRT .4; Post SRT psa @ 10 wks (5/10) .2, @20 wks .1, @8 mo .1, @13 mo - @72 mo <.1, last 5/17 <.1

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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 163
   Posted 1/2/2018 11:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope you and your family can find peace for the new year. I know your on-going battles are taking a toll on you and family. I pray you have some good news this year.
Keep fighting brother.
Current Age 63, 55 at DX, PSA = 4.97 on 11/17/09, DRE-,
Biopsy 12/2/09, 12 cores, 11-, 1+ with <5% volume,G6(3+3),
RALP 4/7/10 at VUMC by Dr. Joseph Smith
Final Pathology: G6(3+3), pT2c, Margin+ at right apex,
SV-, EPE-, PNI present. Lymph nodes - not checked
Prostate Size = 59 grams, Tumor 5% of total prostate volume.
05/24/10 thru 12/29/2017,PSA < 0.10 (undetectable)

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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 1/3/2018 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks jake

ricky, yeah, the past 9 plus years has and does take a heavy toll on those around me. i feel like i am always disapointing others because i never get well, its always one thing after the next.

the parkinson's angle is already showing progression, as i try to type this, both hands are shaking violently. any kind of noise or stress makes it much worse. life can be tough when you are dealing with multiple chronic situations, its hard to keep the fight up at times
Not sure what became of my signature? Didn't realize it disappeared.

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Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 1406
   Posted 1/7/2018 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, David.... I am so sorry to hear the latest medical news. I hope the MRI won't show new problems as well as any other surgery you are having. There are so many that love and care about you. You remain in our thoughts and prayers. Ron is maintaining better health. Sending our wishes for a better year.

Gentle hugs and healing thoughts,

What a warm way to sign off.
Husband Ron, age 63 (2010)
4/1/10 PSA 5.5 Prostate size = 50 grams
Biopsy on 4/20/10 12 samples. Adenocarcinoma: 3 positive cores on right side-No Perineural Invasion Gleason 6 (3+3) Bone Scan/CT Negative 8/18/10 - Da Vinci Prostatectomy. Post Op: Gleason 7 (3+4) Negative surgical margins & lymph nodes. Both nerve bundles spared. No incontinence; ED a problem. 2/13 PSA 0.01 2/16 PSA 0.04

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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 131
   Posted 1/7/2018 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks so much for the update. And I am also truly sorry to read about all you have been through and continue to go through. The fairness of this life is just so unfair to certain individuals. How you have held though all this is amazing.

I hope for you best in the coming year.

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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 1/7/2018 11:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Purg, keep hanging in there my friend. You have seen lots of hard times and come through to fight again. That's just what we do. The alternative is not acceptable.

Since 2006 I have received so much great support from friends on this forum including you. We fight these battles together, celebrate the wins and together we engage the next fight.

I developed lung cancer in 2008 and it went stage IV last June. Surgery then, wait and watch now. Clean so far.
Age 83. Prostate cancer dxed 11/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+4. Surgery 12/06. Nerves and nodes okay. PSAs all zero since.

Lung cancer dxed 6/08. Small tumor + local nodes. Stage 2. Surgery followed by 4 rounds of chemo. Scans all clear since.

7/17 Lung cancer mets in brain, stage 4. Surgery removed tumor then gamma knife on tumor bed. On wait and watch with scans every 3 months.

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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 1/11/2018 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi David
I think we joined about the same time. I went away for quite a while but here I am again. It's so good to see that you are still here, in spite of the many problems you and your wife have gone through. Keep up the good fight, friend, and hope to see you here for a long time to come.
Age: 73
2009 PSA 5.6, DaVinci 9/09, path G 4+3, - M, NX, MX, T2c
Post-surgery PSA nadir <0.14, gradual rise to 0.26 over 3+ years.
SRT 2/13. 39 sessions 70.2 Gys, minimal SEs.
PSA nadir .01 6/14
PSA .014 12/14; .024 7/15; .027 11/15; <0.1 16-17; 0.2 1/18
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