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kziz
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   Posted 5/1/2007 7:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to let you know that even though I have not been on to much lately, I will miss you when you are gone.  But enough about that, have a Wonderful and MUCH deserved vacation.  I will try to do a better job watching out for the newbies for you. Don't worry about us, we will be here when you get back.  Love, 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! 


Izzyblizzy
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   Posted 5/1/2007 8:15 PM (GMT -7)   
lee is our glue!!

please leave us with any calender dates for any upcoming surgery/procedures in early May!!

seriously, you are the only person who i think writes down the date of everyone and every procedure coming along ...

Have fun on your vacation :) it is so deserved! fill us in on the details when you get back, so we can dream :)

Tanya
Age: 63
Diagnosed: 10/30/06
PSA: 3.7 (2005: 3.4, 2004: 4.0)
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 right and left apex. Negative margins, negative seminal vessicles, lymph nodes left intact. Gleason upgraded 3+4=7.
1st PSA Scheduled: May 10, 2007
 


bluebird
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   Posted 5/1/2007 8:16 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear Courtney & Kurt,

 

What a precious posting…. Thank you so much!!!!  I’ve been working on your journey and when I get back we will work together to get it posted… okay!!   tongue  

 

I like the idea that you’ll be watching out for our Newbies…  I will definitely miss “all of you”…but will truly enjoy the cruise and swimin’ wid da fishes!!!  J  We truly appreciate the friendships we have made here and will cherish you “All” ~ Always. 

 

Here’s the little posting I tried to post yesterday (next post)…. It was meant to be that I not get on… because now I have your special posting to us!!! 

 

Truly heartfelt,  In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

 


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

J  We invite you to visit our personal thread:  Click Here:  “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 :)


bluebird
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   Posted 5/1/2007 8:19 PM (GMT -7)   

To Our Forum Family,

Gone Cruisin’ to see da fishes!!!   tongue  

 

Just a little note to touch base with our forum friends to let you know we are heading out on Thursday a.m. for our cruise!!!  Looking forward to snorkeling with the fishes in the Caribbean Sea.  We’ll touch base as soon as we return home on or after May 13th. 

 

We will keep you all ~ close to our hearts during our time away. 

Our thoughts will be with you and you will definitely be our prayers.

 

For Newbies who join while we are away…. Welcome!!!! 

(Direct Link ~ just click on the title below and a new window will open!  

Reminder … click on the REFRESH icon once you get there)

Helpful Hints ~ & ~ Direct Links to Important Topic Threads ~ Hope this helps you!! :)

 

Take care and know we care about each of you!!!!!  yeah

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

J  We invite you to visit our personal thread:  Click Here:  “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 :)


oldfordlover
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   Posted 5/1/2007 8:54 PM (GMT -7)   
being a newbie --I say thanks for all your work. The last few days have been easier because I am not alone.
You deserve a wonderful vacation. You have earned it
Age 50
Diagnosed 4/24/07
PSA 5.5
cancer in 8 of 12 biopsy samples
gleason score 4+4=8; up to 70% pti;
some perineural invasion
surgery scheduled 5/23/07


biker90
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   Posted 5/1/2007 8:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Lee and Buddy,

Have a great time. You deserve all the good times that you can possibley put together. Thank you for all you do for us...

Jim
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."


creed_three
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   Posted 5/1/2007 9:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Have a fantastic time! Hope you get plenty of rest, relaxation & cheer. Enjoy your trip. Lana & CJ.


Creed_three
Husband CJ (49 years) diagnosed Dec 2006.  In 1 x (5%) core of 12 samples. Other 11 samples were negative. Gleeson 4 + 3 = 7, revised to
3 + 4 = 7 at post op pathology. PSA 3.5. Open Radical Prostatectomy, with nerve sparing microsurgery performed at St Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst (Sydney) Australia on Tuesday 17th April 2007.  No spread outside prostate in any areas, negative margins including apex and bladder base. Seminal vessicles clear. Tumour extent (size) 0.2cm3. No nerve/lymph involvement. No vascular infiltration seen. Additional tumor not identified at biopsy located near smaller located lesion,  picked up post op same general area. Good post op pathology report overall. Catheter out and fully continent on 24th April, 07, and for the following 8 days to now. Not using pads. Next PSA June 07. Going for a ZERO!! Married to Lana (who carries a purseful of pads just in case..) & dad of 7 year old boy, J (written at day 15).

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bluebird
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   Posted 5/1/2007 9:21 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear Tanya & Ken,

It’s like a mama bluebird weaving her nest to keep all her brood safe!!!  That’s truly how I feel.  Staying close, keeping each other warm through thoughts, prayers, and touch…  Now I’m going to have a nice little cry!!!  Happy tears of course!

 

I hope I have the dates right!!!!!

May 4th? ~ Pete42 ~ DaVinci

May 8th ~ Boo ~ Biopsy

May 9th ~ Biker90 ~ Appointment for  2nd opinion about Low T...

May 10th ~ NJ60 ~ PSA

May 10th ~ IzzyBlizzy ~ PSA

May 14th ~ KW ~ 2nd Opinion!!!

May 17 ~ Broker59 ~  RRP

Mid May ~ Joes411 ~ DaVinci

May 22 ~ KW ~ 3rd PSA

 

Oldfordlover  ~ You are so right!!!!  You are not alone ~ and it makes the path much smoother.  There will be wobbly stones ahead but we are all here to help settle them down for you to cross them.  Thanks for letting us walk with you!  See you when I get back!!   :-)  

 

Biker & MaryLu…. Hugs comin’ atchu!   tongue  

 Creed ~ Lana & CJ & J    Thank you!!! will do ~ Yippee!!!    yeah


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

J  We invite you to visit our personal thread:  Click Here:  “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 :)


Cedar Chopper
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   Posted 5/2/2007 5:41 AM (GMT -7)   

Mama Bluebird,

Since you will be gone until the 13th......HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

One of your brood, CCedar.


~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*
2 Years of PSA between 4 and 5.5
Biopsy 23DEC06 
Only 5 percent cancer in one of 8 samples.
Gleeson 3+3=6
Radical Prostatectomy 16FEB07 at age 54.
1+" tumor - touching inside edge of gland.
Confined:)
***************
Texas Hill Country
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Izzyblizzy
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   Posted 5/2/2007 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the list :) bluebird. Knew you would be on top of it all :)

Have a great time! Wave to the fishies for us!!

Tanya
Age: 63
Diagnosed: 10/30/06
PSA: 3.7 (2005: 3.4, 2004: 4.0)
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 right and left apex. Negative margins, negative seminal vessicles, lymph nodes left intact. Gleason upgraded 3+4=7.
1st PSA Scheduled: May 10, 2007
 


Mike A
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   Posted 5/2/2007 12:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Bluebird,
Safe journeys and may you enjoy cool drinks, warm sunshine, smooth seas, and bountious buffets!
You deserve them all!
Mike
June 2005 - Age 53 PSA 4.8 at regular physical
October 2005 - After several rounds of anti-biotics, PSA 5.2 at Urlogist
November 2005 - Biopsy negative
July 2006 - PSA 5.9 at regular Physical
October 2006 - After several more rounds of anti-biotics PSA 8.1
November 2006 - Second biopsy - Positive
December 2006 - Gleason (3+4=7), Tumor T1c, CT Scan and Bone Scan Negative
January 2007 Robotic Prostatectomy - Tumor confined but larger than thought, only one nerve able to be spared. Margins clear.
February 2007 - Three to four pads a day, no erection with viagara.
March 2007 - Down to two pads a day, had first intercourse with Erecaid pump and bands, otherwise still flat tire.
April 2007 - First Post-Surgical PSA 0.02 and a great relief! Down to one pad a day. Still unable to achive erection without pump. Patience..Patience!!!!!!


Joes411
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   Posted 5/2/2007 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Aloha Bluebird, I hope you have a blast on your vacation. Thanks for everything!!!

Cheers,
Joe

Age: 51

PSA  Jun06  4.1  (PSA Jun05  1.2)   DRE negative

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


myman
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   Posted 5/2/2007 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Her Royal Awesomeness, (aka Mama Bluebird)

If you are reading this from your cruise ship - get off here and go get some sun!

Have a wonderful time and a Happy Mother's Day,

Susan
Husband Diagnosed 11/17/05 Age: 63 No Symptoms
PSA: 7.96, Positive DRE
Biopsy Right: 6 of 6 Cores Positive Biopsy Left: 1 of 6 Cores Positive
Gleason: 4+3 = 7 Stage: T2B N0 MX
2/09/06: LRP Restage: T3A NX MX
3 mo. PSA Post Surgery: 11.8, 12.9, 13.9 Bone scan, CT scan, Endorectal MRI, Chest XR - neg.
9/06/06: 6 mo. PSA: 18.8 CT shows distant lymph node involvement Start HT Lupron 3 mo. shots
12/06/06: PSA 0.8
03/07/07 - PSA 0.3


kziz
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   Posted 5/2/2007 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   
We all got you covered, so go have a blast!!!!!! 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! 


jetguy
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   Posted 5/2/2007 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   

You guys have fun!

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!
Began IGRT January 23, 2007. 


lawink
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   Posted 5/2/2007 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Missing you already. Have a great cruise with the fishies!!
;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 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


sween76
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   Posted 5/2/2007 5:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Have a great and enjoyable vacation. You have helped me so much with my journey.  Ed

Age: 63
PSA 2.62, Negative DRE
Biopsy: Gleason 3,3
Stage T1c
Prostate 71 grams 
Biopsy: Cancer 5% in one of twelve modules
DaVinci April 16, 2007, Cathter Removed Day 8
Tumor Confined To Prostate,  Gleason 3,3
Surgical Margins and Seminal Vesicles Are Negative for Tumor


mvesr
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   Posted 5/2/2007 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear Lee and Buddy.  Dale told me she saw you guys today and you are going on a cruise.  Have a good time and float your cares away.  See you when you get back.  By the way, got a call from Dr. Moul today and he has a cancellation for May 30th.  I think I am going to take him up an it.

 

mvesr


stkitt
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   Posted 5/5/2007 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear Lee and Buddy,

Have a wonderful time and once you get past the life boat drill, go for it.  Cruising is a wonderful way to go and I know you will come back to all your wonderful family here and continue to support and care for them.

I admire you and wish you a fantastic vacation. I am in awe to see what a positive influence you bring to all the members. 

I will watch for newbies too..........so sail off with happines in your heart and a smile on your face.

With heartfelt thanks.

Kitt

 


 
Respectfully
 
Kitt
RN CCRN, Critical Care and Emergency Department Manager for 26 years.
 
Depression 25 years, Husband Crohns Disease 30 years
My Father and 5 siblings all died of Cancer. It is a subject close to my heart to help people with Cancer.
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Rosalyn Carter
 


bluebird
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   Posted 5/13/2007 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear Friends,

Back from   Cruisin’   and   seeing   da   fishes!!!  tongue

 

What a special thread………………… Thank  YOU  

*kziz Courtney & Kurt, *Izzyblizzy Tanya & Ken, *oldfordlover David, *biker90 Jim & MaryLu,

 *creed_three Lana & CJ, *cedar chopper CC , *mikeA Mike,  *joes411 Joe, *myman Susan,

*jetguy Bill & Jan, *lawink Linda & Bob  *sween76 Ed, *mvesr Mr E., & *stkitt Kitt

 

….  for your thoughts and special messages.  They have truly touched our hearts.

We had a wonderful time and we enjoyed each and every moment.  The snorkeling adventure was “awesome” and the cruise was a 4 Star experience.   What fun!!   The 2nd time around was just as fun as the 1st time ~ last December. 

 

We weren’t sure how we were going to do on leaving our “Kingdom”…. for our retirement adventures…  (We are true homebodies)  Knowing it awaits our return with open arms to surround us ~ makes it a little easier each time away.    There truly is ~ no place like home…

 

We continued to keep all of you extra close in our thoughts and prayers…. It was truly magical to be on the Lido Deck under the stars and a beautiful full moon on the Caribbean Sea and be thinking of you!!  What a small world it is…. Knowing we are under the same moon, stars, and sun… Ahhhhhhh 

 

Getting caught up will take time but I want to let you all know how special you are to us!!!!  Thank you for allowing us to walk this journey with you….  it truly is traveled best with friends who know. 

 

Take care dear friends…..  In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

J  We invite you to visit our personal thread:  Click Here:  “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 :)


biker90
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   Posted 5/13/2007 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome back Lee and Buddy.

We all missed and are glad to see you safely home with us...

Jim
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 7/18/07.
 
 "I have cancer but cancer does not have me."


bluebird
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   Posted 5/13/2007 7:33 PM (GMT -7)   

J Thank you Jim…. We missed all of you too!! Truly... We are safely tucked back in our little corner of the world.  Ahhhh it's nice to be home.  xoxo


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

J  We invite you to visit our personal thread:  Click Here:  “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 :)


mvesr
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   Posted 5/13/2007 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Lee and Buddy. Welcome back to the Old North State. Had a little rain storm while you guys were gone. But what a wonderful day today. Look forward to talking to you again. Counting down to May 30th.

mvesr

bluebird
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   Posted 5/13/2007 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Mr. E & Dale,

 

Thank you for the welcome home!!  tongue    We were sure praying for rain as we left home on that Thursday.  The forest fire on Newberry was right across the creek and road from our home. A total of 312 acres.... The forest ranger said it would not be considered contained until we had rain!!!  Took a nice walk today up to the water wheel and everything looks much better with having had the rain.

 

We had severe weather on Friday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.... but blue skies greeted us on Saturday morning.  We had beautiful weather for our cruise with only a 45 minute rain as we docked in Cozumel. 

 

Take care and know we are right there with you as you head toward the 30th!!!  We hope to meet you some day ~ maybe at the Y!!  In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

J  We invite you to visit our personal thread:  Click Here:  “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 :)


stkitt
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   Posted 5/13/2007 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome HOme......Sooooo glad you had a wonderful time.
 
I am sure swimming with the fishes and dancing under the moonlight was delightful.
 
You were missed by all and what you do for this site makes you a different kind of bird with wings........more like an Angel.

Respectfully

Kitt

Moderator Prostate Cancer

Depression 25 years, Husband Crohns Disease 30 years

My Father and his 5 siblings all died of Cancer.
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