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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 6/1/2007 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello M. Kat, GreenAcres, jetguy, and bluebird,

I haven't been visiting the sight very often, and I must apologize. Things have been going well for the family (now that 2006 is over), and I have been working on several new projects. August will be my 18 month check-up; time is really flying. I have not read all the prior posts so I hope that all is going well for all of you.

We just returned from Daufuski Island SC where we attended a wedding, and yes I had BBQ pork! The weather was perfect, and not a single bug bite (luck has returned). On the way home we had to stop at Cracker Barrel for breakfast; eggs, grits, sausage, bisquits with gravy, and lots of hot coffee "YUM" it was the best! I guess my cholesterol is off the charts, but it was worth it.

Well I hope you all are having a great summer so far. I will try to visit more frequently. Thanks for the kind thoughts and wishes. God bless all of you.

Glen (Spinbiscuit)


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

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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 741
   Posted 6/1/2007 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   

Really glad you are doing well, Glen.  You were a great help to me during my early struggles.  I, too, am doing well.



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. 

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 411
   Posted 6/1/2007 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey good to see ya glen :) Great to hear from you and that you continue to do well!

don't be a stranger ... see ya round :)

Tanya (and Ken)
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, Denver CO
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 Results: May 11, 2007 <.01

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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 6/1/2007 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Glen,

You were one of the first guys whose posts I read when I was newly diagnosed last November. Glad you are doing well and hope to hear from you more often.

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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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 474
   Posted 6/2/2007 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
So good to hear from you, Glen! Sounds like you've continued to treat yourself well - i.e., great food. Time does fly - sometimes it's good to let some of it just go on by, right? You and Jane continue to enjoy, but please check in when you feel like it. There are so many of us here who did/can benefit from your experiences and advice.
Husband age 66
PSA on 5/1/06: 4.2 (had doubled in 13 mos. and rising monthly)
DaVinci Surgery 8/2/06 - Austin, TX w/Dr. Randy F.A.G.I.N.
T2a (at biopsy)
At pathology - 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 - Next one: 4/17/07

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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 6/2/2007 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   

 Glen …Thank you ~ for touching our lives….. 

         “All that you are

                 reaches out and touches others

                         in ever-widening circles of friendship.”


It truly is good to hear from you!!!

Moving forward and getting back to a “norm” is the stepping-stone that we are all headed toward when we start on this path.  Just a little note every so often will keep our hearts calm. tongue

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 :)

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 621
   Posted 6/2/2007 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Glen . . . we too took great comfort in many of your posts back when we first appeared on this forum. Now, at 8 months post surgery and THREE undetectible PSA's we hope our journey has inspired others as well. Take care and do visit from time to time.
;o) Linda & Bob
Bob (61) - Laproscopic Prostate Removal Sept 27, 2006.
2 of 12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.
Pathology - cancer completely contained, even a second more aggressive, previously undetected cancer)
PSA UNDETECTABLE Nov 2006, Feb and May,2007.

Bob also has two secondary conditions -- Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platelets) and . . Myelofibrosis) -- If anyone has experience with or information on these, please email us.

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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 7/22/2007 7:34 AM (GMT -6)   



Keeping you extra close during this time. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and they surround your dad….

Thinking of you and wanted you to know..

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy



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