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   Posted 5/22/2007 4:23 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 ~ David  *oldfordlover,


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


Your journey is one with many stepping-stones in it’s path…  We are here for you ~ I hope you feel our strength coming to you each and every~day.


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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hope needed from gleason 8 and above

requests for thoughts and prayers

Journey to health

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 :)

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   Posted 5/22/2007 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   

You've been through quite a bit in the past couple of weeks and handled it all so well.

I have the feeling you are the glue that holds your family together. So, as many have told you, I'll repeat - take care of yourself. It's not selfish, just the right thing to do.

Make sure to get your rest, take it easy and listen to what your body is telling you. Let others help - it makes them feel good - really.

Please know that we're with you and are wishing you the very best.

See you as soon as your able to post,

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

Post Edited (myman) : 5/22/2007 3:48:48 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 5/22/2007 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
David, you will be in our thougths and prayers. Remember to take it easy, don't push yourself. Kurt and 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 5/22/2007 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
David - warm positive thoughts and prayers go out to you as you enter this stage in your journey. We look forward to welcoming you to the other side as you start the healing process towards quick healing and good health with positive outcomes.
;o) Linda & Bob
Bob (61) 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 5/22/2007 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
David:  Best to ya, my man.  You'll be fine.
Email me anytime!!
Love ya,

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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   Posted 5/22/2007 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
So you have "old Ford lovers".  I've heard of this and I think that I know a guy that has it.  My suggestion is buy an old Buick as soon as possible.  You will feel better immediately and you can stop worrying about whether you will make it to the doctor's.
(Happy Birthday Taylor.  I have to look up to my baby!)                            

Post Edited (gtmriviera) : 5/22/2007 6:19:14 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 5/22/2007 11:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Ford,

Best to ya and be sure that are waiting here to welcome you to the "other side"...

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."

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   Posted 5/22/2007 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   
If a Buick works that well we'll take 2!

Have a safe and rapid recovery David. Our prayers are with you.


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   Posted 5/22/2007 11:52 PM (GMT -6)   


Lots of hugs and good vibes are coming your way. I am with you in spirit and will be praying for you. Bless you and know your friends are all here.



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My Father and his 5 siblings all died of Cancer.
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~Rosalyn Carter

M. Kat
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   Posted 5/23/2007 6:56 AM (GMT -6)   
David, soon you will be on the other side of surgery and on the road to recovery. take care, 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 5/24/2007 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi David,

Thinking of you tonight - I bacame a grandmother for the first time last night and I thought of how lovingly you spoke of your dear grandchild...I now understand.

Wishing you all the very best,


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   Posted 5/25/2007 12:37 AM (GMT -6)   


Praying that your surgery went well and for a speedy recovery!

Ray & Avis



Age 59 y/o - Last 3-4 years of annual general health checkups - PSA 5-6 but Free PSA Ratio 21-24%, suggesting "benign"
3/7/2007 - Went to urologist -Neg DRE, but scheduled screening biopsy
3/13/2007 - 12 point biopsy - Left 6 OK  Right 1 of 6 had small hit.
Gleason 3+3 Diagnosed as T1c
4/24/2007 - DaVinci performed at Virginia Mason hospital in Seattle
5/2/2007 - Catheter Out! Got copy of pathology report:
Gleason 6  T2c Nx Mx   approx 20% of prostate involved
Positive margin, but 2 places where a focal point of only 2 cells were touching edge, the right apex and right posterior. Perineural Invasion present. Seminal Vesicle and Lymphatic/Vascular not identified. Final Diognosis of T2c "suggests" organ confined.  Stats for no re-occurance are 95% for 7 years. No further treatment other than PSA watch.

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   Posted 5/26/2007 2:28 AM (GMT -6)   
M. Kat said...
David, soon you will be on the other side of surgery and on the road to recovery. take care, kat

Hi Kat, I am so lost in all these "threads" that I can't find anything. I post notes and can't find them or the responses. eyes Help.
How are you and Jeff doing?

See you,

Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in April 2006. Age 61 and no other medical problems - only take Thyroxin for thyroid but that has been for 40 years.
Surgery on July 7th, 2006 to remove prostate
PSA 7.5, Gleason 7 but downgraded to 6 after surgery biopsy.
Lymph glands clean and cancer all gone - all within prostate.
Very minor leaking that ended after 3-4 months (1 pad per day)
2 month checkup - PSA "undetectable" 8 month check up PSA still "undetectable"
No further tests or treatment except PSA every 6 months.
Viaga now working and no longer use the Vacurect pump (for sale if any one interested! 1/2 price, all the rings and easily sterilized)

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   Posted 5/26/2007 7:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Best wishes for an excellent result with your surgery.  Want to hear from you on results.

1998 psa 5.1; radical prostatectomy Sept.1998; Gleason 3 + 3 = 6  T2b no.  psa almost undetectable until 2005 with uptick, then uptick in 2006 so 6 mos later in 2007 uptick again to .17.  (Twice in those years it did show .1 but next was 0.0)  ct, prostaScint showed small cancer cells on right side of prostate bed, orig surgery showd margin on left.  Going for radiation for five days a week 7 weeks beginning 5-24-07.  Both ed and use a pad a day unless lifting etc.  Be 73 on 6-5-07

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   Posted 5/26/2007 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
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   Posted 5/26/2007 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   

5-26-07  Partial Quote from ….. Home from hospital --alive and kickin

Thanks for the prayers and support from all of you.
I had surgery on Wed morning and got home Friday night. First and most importantly one of the Doctors said he got the lab results and there was a clean margin. I would do a little happy dance but I think it might hurt.


 Dear David & Loved Ones,

   Warm hugs and calm thoughts …… and we will all dance  yeah  with you!!!


“God Bless You”


It's a little prayer  ~  "God Bless You"

...but it means so much each day,

It means may angels guard you

 and guide you on your way.


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hope needed from gleason 8 and above

requests for thoughts and prayers

Journey to health

Home from hospital --alive and kickin


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