Group Hugs for Ed *Sween76 ~ Surgery Day ~ Monday, April 16th

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   Posted 4/14/2007 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   

Be part of the HealingWell ~ as our “family” group sends special thoughts!!!

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



   :-)   Hi ~ Ed,


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!!!


In Friendship,


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

From the 3 of us...

Lee, Buddy, & Murphy



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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 4/15/2007 7:42 AM (GMT -6)   
More hugs coming your way.!! Take care; good luck; soon you'll be on the other side and on the road to healing!
;o) Bob & Linda
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 aggressive, previously undetected cancer)      PSA UNDETECTABLE November 2006 AND February 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.

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   Posted 4/15/2007 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Thinking of you & wishing you all the best! Will be looking for your return,

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   Posted 4/15/2007 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Sween,

You are ready. Best of luck and we'll see you on the "other side".

Good luck...

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."

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   Posted 4/15/2007 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Best wishes Ed! Our thoughts are with you.

Tanya and Ken
Age: 63
Diagnosed: 10/30/06
PSA: 3.7 (up from 3.4 previous year)
Biopsy: 1/10 cancerous, 5% of one core, right apex.
Gleason: 3+3=6
Da Vinci: April 10, 2007
Path results: 1% of prostate involved. Very small tumors on both rght and left apex. Negative margins. Gleason 3+4=7.

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   Posted 4/15/2007 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   


Our thoughts and prayers are with you on your upcoming surgery day!

Have a great surgery and speedy recovery.

Ray & Avis

Age 59 y/o 
PSA 5-6 and PSA Ratio 21-24% over last 3 years
Biopsy Screening -12 points 3/13/2007
Left Core OK  -- Right Core Gleason 3+3
Consisting of single less than 1mm focus at tip of 1 core.
Diagnosed as T1c cancer
Scheduled for DaVinci 4/24/2007

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   Posted 4/15/2007 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   

Good luck to you Ed.  May God be with you.


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   Posted 4/15/2007 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I'll be thinking about you tomorrow and waiting to hear the news of your stellar recovery!
Godspeed, my man.  You're in good hands.

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


Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.”

George S. Patton

American Soldier and General

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   Posted 4/16/2007 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   

Your Da Man Ed! I got a prayer for you today! See you on the other side!

Your friend,


54 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. Testosterone Theropy since 12/06, Erect, Dry & Lovin Life!!! I am's what I am and that's all that I am!!! 

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