Group Hugs for Alex *Aztec... Surgery Monday 4-9-07

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   Posted 4/7/2007 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   

Be part of the healing ~ as our “family” group sends

special thoughts!!!


This is the best therapy “preparation” we can give someone.



Hi ~ Alex *Aztec,


Just a little hug to let you know we will be there ~ in thoughts and prayers as you head into surgery…


Please touch base as soon as you feel up to it… when you get home….


In Friendship,


~~~~~~~~~~~#$%^&*   Group Hug %^&*(%~~~~~~~~~~~~

From the 3 of us...

Lee, Buddy, & Murphy



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just found out

Alex's saga

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

2nd PSA 02-06-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)

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   Posted 4/7/2007 10:23 PM (GMT -6)   
All the best Alex,

It will be over before you know it and we all will be right here to welcome you to the "other side". You have done everything right in your preparation so not to worry...


Age 72. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2B Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Pathological stage: T2B. Gleason 3+4. Cancer confined to prostate.
PSA on 1/3/07 - 0.04. 
PSA on 4/4/07 - 0.00  T level - 48  Restarted T therapy.
Next PSA on 7/11/07.
 "Cancer feeds on fear - starve it to death."

Post Edited (biker90) : 4/7/2007 10:09:43 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 4/7/2007 11:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Alex - See you when you get back to us after surgery...we'll be looking for you.
All the best,

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   Posted 4/8/2007 8:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Alex. Just want to wish you all the best - it's going to be over before you know it! And all will be fine. Today, you may feel a range of emotions from anxiety to "let's get it over with." Remember, many of us felt this way - it's all normal. The time will pass quickly and the "waiting room" is full here of great folks who are pulling for you!
Husband age 65
PSA on 5/1/06: 4.2 (had doubled in 13 mos. and rising monthly)
DaVinci Surgery 8/2/06
T2a (at biopsy)
T4c (at pathology) w/cancer cell leakage into fatty tissue
Post-Surgical PSA on 10/3/06 - undetectable!
Update: 11/1/06 - perhaps bladder neck involvement; 30%-50% chance of recurrence
Future: PSA tests twice-yearly for now

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   Posted 4/8/2007 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Alex,

Hope you are enjoying your liquid easter meals as much as Ken is :)

Thanks for the note on our thread and best wishes on your surgery tomorrow. Looking forward to sharing experiences afterwards and hoping for the best results for you!

Tanya and Ken
Significant other diagnosed: 10/30/06
PSA: 3.7 (up from 3.4 prior year)
Gleason: 3+3
Biopsy: 1/10 positive, 5% cancerous, right apex.
Da Vinci Scheduled: 4/10/07

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   Posted 4/8/2007 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Alex

Have been thinking about you today as you are about to go into surgery on Monday. I even included you in my prayers at an Easter church service today with my family. I am sure that you will feel a great relief after getting the surgery over with and starting the healing process. I so look forward to hearing good news from you soon after the surgery. Keep the faith! God Bless!

68, Biopsy 9/27/06, Stage T1c, PSA 7.1, Gleason 6 [less than 5% in two areas], Gleason 7 (3+4) [less than 20% in third area], negative DRE, bone scan and MRI. Starting proton radiation therapy 2/22/07.

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   Posted 4/8/2007 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Alex, You are almost there. You will be in my thoughts tomorrow. Can't wait to have you on this side. Courtney
Kurt & Courtney
47 year old
Great Health prior to dx
Dx on 1/29/07
PSA 4.1
Gleason 3+3=6, both lobes
Stage T2c, I believe
Tumor involves 20% of cores, both lobes
Live in OK
Da Vinci scheduled 3-14-07 in Austin
Post-Op  Gleason 6, Stage t2c nx mx  YAAAAA HOOOOOO! 

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   Posted 4/8/2007 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck, Alex, and God speed. I'll be waiting for a great report post-surgery! Just a further note, my sister- and brother-in-law were over for dinner last night. He had open RP in 2000. No leaks and full performance right away. In fact, he had his first erection while the catheter was still in place! I'm envious even now, and my surgery's not til June!

M. Kat
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   Posted 4/9/2007 6:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Alex, our very best to you today as you continue on your journey. God bless, kat
Husband Jeff 56 years old diagnosed July 27, 2006
PSA 6.5, 2 positive areas in biopsy, Gleason 3+3=6
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy August 30, 2006
pathology report - all clear - cancer gone
1st post-surgery PSA test <0.1, 2nd post-surgery PSA test <0.1, 3rd PSA <0.1
no more pads Oct 12, 2006
first "real" erection with use of pump 12/16/06
3/07 - occasional dribbles and erections with Cialis and pump

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   Posted 4/9/2007 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Luck Alex. I'll be thinking about you and sending positive thoughts your way.


Age: 51

PSA  Jun06  4.1  (PSA Jun05  1.2)

1st Biopsy Nov06 – Atypical cells but no cancer

2nd Biopsy Jan07 – 1 of 16 cores positive

Stage T1c   Gleason  3+3=6

DaVinci scheduled for mid May

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Total Posts : 365
   Posted 4/9/2007 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Alex: Congratulations -- Today you will have the surgery behind you and the healing process will begin.
You take it easy and let your body heal well.
All of us here are wishing you all the best!!

54 years old

PSA = First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1

DRE: Negative

Biopsy results 11/22/06 (6 out of 8 cores positive), both lobes, Gleason 3+3 = 6

Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007

Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.

First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07

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