Curtis Contenient Now!!

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Wicket
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   Posted 1/20/2007 4:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,
I haven't written in quite a while, but just wanted you to know that Curtis has finally done away with the pads..and one step closer to being all well.  We haven't tried any of the erection pills cause he didn't want to try til he was contenient.  Now he's starting to get interested and is asking me what I've read in here.  I've been going back and reading old posts to get information.  He seemst to think he'll take a pill and "bingo" everything will be back to normal!!  I hated to burst his bubble but...
Anyway I'll try to get back more often...I hope everyone is doing as well as we are!!
 
Ellen
 
Curtis, 63, Diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10
Bone Scan Negative!!
 
DiVinci surgery done Oct 3, 2006
Catheter out Oct 11, 2006
After surgery T2C and cancer found on both sides instead of just one.
Pathology report came back clean!!!
 
First PSA test came back undetectable on December 7, 2006!!!!


Swimom
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   Posted 1/20/2007 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   
ELLEN!!!

How nice to hear from you! I wondered what you've been up to lately.

Curtis is doing well I see. Good to hear he's asking questions and ready to move forward.

Stay in touch.

Hugs, Swim

2busymom
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   Posted 1/20/2007 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Way to go Curtis!

bec
husband Jeff 45 years old, diagnosed 8/25/06
PSA 2.1, 2 of 12 samples at 3% & 4%, involving 1 side of prostate
Gleason 3+3=6 in both samples
laparoscopic radical prost. 10/17/06
cancer in both sides of prostate, positive in one area of margin
first PSA results 1/07 <0.01%


Bent1
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   Posted 1/20/2007 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Ellen,
 
One way to find out if the pills will work.  You may both be pleasently surprised! However, don't get discouraged if it takes a while. 
 
Also, try all three of the drugs.  They are all similar, I guess, but different guys have different experiences with them.  For me, the Viagra is by far the most perdictable and reliable. Also, early mornings, when the testerone is the highest  can be helpful.
 
Good luck!
 
Bent1

Diagnosed 6/2/06, at age 63, DiVinci surgery on 9/21/06, PSA 3.6, Gleason 3+3=6  revised to 4+3=7 after pathology,  11/27/06 PSA undetectable.


Wicket
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   Posted 1/20/2007 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Bent1,
Curtis was given a sample of all three kinds of pills, but we just haven't tried them yet....soon I hope.  Now that he's contenient again.
Swim,
I promise not to be such a stranger, but we've been so busy...I have no idea how he ever found time to go to work.  LOL  We just joined an Athletic Club...I need to lose a bunch of weight before your cruise next July and with him sitting around for 6 weeks doing nothing but healing..I was a hard task master and wouldn't let him do anything.  I used Spinbiscuit as an example.  Anyway he's heavier than he has ever been so that will keep us busy and out of trouble for a quite a while.
 

Ellen
 
Curtis, 63, Diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10
Bone Scan Negative!!
 
DiVinci surgery done Oct 3, 2006
Catheter out Oct 11, 2006
After surgery T2C and cancer found on both sides instead of just one.
Pathology report came back clean!!!
 
First PSA test came back undetectable on December 7, 2006!!!!


spinbiscuit
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   Posted 1/20/2007 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ellen & Curtis,

Glad to hear from you all again. It's really good news that Curtis is now "pad free". I guess he was like me ( 10-12 weeks). I also put on some extra pounds as my doctor pointed out this last physical. Tell Curtis the pills are about reestablishing the blood flow; it's part of the healing process too. Well I'm back to walking on a daily basis, and I'm hoping that it will help to lower my blood pressure. (of coarse the BBQ'd ribs tonight don't help). Actually the whole truth is I also had the Extreme Chocolate-Walnut Brownie with hot fudge sauce and French Vanilla ice cream.

Please keep in touch, and hope all is going well. (don't mention the brownie to Curtis)

Glen
Diagnosed at age 60
PSA went from 2.2 to 3.8 in 14 months
2 of 14 cores positive at 10%
Gleason 6(3+3), negative DRE, neg. boundaries
DaVinci surgery on 02/23/06
 


bluebird
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   Posted 1/20/2007 10:26 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear Ellen & Curtis,

 

Wonderful news…. Time is a healer………  and now moving forward.   :-)   

 

It truly is good to hear from you!!!

We know time is a great healer… and time starts to be filled again with the day-to-day living.  Amazing isn’t it….  Where we’ve been and where we are today!!!

 

I just want you to say thank you for allowing us walk with you both on your journey.  It’s truly great to hear things continue to move in a positive direction!!

 

How did the workshop turn out???  I’m so thankful he took the time to recover and can now enjoy it

 

Take care and know you are thought of often.  We do look forward to hearing from you now and then okay!!!!!

 

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

Link to our personal journey…>>>     Our Journey ~ Sharing is Caring 

April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision"

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

June 29th ~ PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable


Wicket
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 316
   Posted 1/21/2007 5:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Blue,
Curtis' workshop is all done.  As soon as he could he finished up the inside and bought all his tools and equipment, but hasn't spent any time out there since.  He's been finishing up the novel he's writing.  I hope he can get it published someday because he's worked so hard on it.
 

Ellen
 
Curtis, 63, Diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10
Bone Scan Negative!!
 
DiVinci surgery done Oct 3, 2006
Catheter out Oct 11, 2006
After surgery T2C and cancer found on both sides instead of just one.
Pathology report came back clean!!!
 
First PSA test came back undetectable on December 7, 2006!!!!


jetguy
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   Posted 1/21/2007 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   

I've been wondering if you were ok.  Happy to hear the good news.

Regards,

Bill


Gleason 3+3=6, T1c, one core in twelve, another pre-cancerous.
62 years old and good health.  Married 37 years.  To same woman!


bluebird
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   Posted 1/21/2007 9:59 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey ~ Wicket & Curtis,

 

I'm interested in knowing what type of novel???       Inquiring mama bluebird’s want to know yeah

 

We volunteer to be your proofreaders!!  tongue

 

Take care and stay close..... okay!

Lee & Buddy


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

Link to our personal journey…>>>     Our Journey ~ Sharing is Caring 

April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision"

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

June 29th ~ PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable


Wicket
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 316
   Posted 1/22/2007 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Blue,
He's writing a novel about a Wild Life Biologist working in the northern part of Alaska in the late 1800's when this was a completely new part of the government.  It's an interesting story.  I hope he has good luck with it.
Thanks for your interest.
Ellen
 
Curtis, 63, Diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10
Bone Scan Negative!!
 
DiVinci surgery done Oct 3, 2006
Catheter out Oct 11, 2006
After surgery T2C and cancer found on both sides instead of just one.
Pathology report came back clean!!!
 
First PSA test came back undetectable on December 7, 2006!!!!
 
Going PADLESS January 15, 2007


lawink
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   Posted 1/22/2007 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
OH MY!! What an interesting topic! Where is he researching the information from to put into the book? How long has he been working on it?? Neat to hear of what these guys occupy themselves with in their retirement years!

Bob restores antique farm equipment - old gas machine and elevator engines, etc. and a few steel wheel tractors.

;o)
Bob (60) had laproscopic prostate surgery on Sept 27, 2006 - 2/12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.  Follow up PSA results and pathology results received Nov 14th are NO MORE CANCER!  Gleason changed to a 3 + 4; cancer completely confined to prostate; (even a second more agressive, previously undetected cancer)      PSA UNDETECTABLE.   Next PSA check Feb 27, 2007.
 
Bob also takes Hydroxyurea to control Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platelets) has secondary condition . . Myelofibrosis) -- If anyone has experience or knowledge of these, please post us.


Wicket
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 316
   Posted 1/22/2007 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
lawink,
He's been working on it for years off and on, but just retired a year ago.  When he first started he had to got to the library to research, but now he can find most anything he wants on the net.
Bob's hobbies sound interesting...Nice to have something for these guys to do to keep them out of trouble.  yeah tongue
Ellen
 
Curtis, 63, Diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10
Bone Scan Negative!!
 
DiVinci surgery done Oct 3, 2006
Catheter out Oct 11, 2006
After surgery T2C and cancer found on both sides instead of just one.
Pathology report came back clean!!!
 
First PSA test came back undetectable on December 7, 2006!!!!
 
Going PADLESS January 15, 2007

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