Big Warm Hugs for Mama Bluebird, our Moderator!

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   Posted 6/19/2007 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
 Big Warm Hugs For
   Our Dear  

“Mama Bluebird"




As we all know so well, Mama Bluebird has been giving hugs to members probably from the day she joined this forum. Now is the time to give her a big hug for volunteering to officially be our Moderator. I can already see how effective she is in her new position. It is obvious that Mama Bluebird must be spending much more of her time at this forum now that she is the Moderator. God Bless her for her wonderful spirit and the genuine warm welcome and help that she gives to those who come through the door to this forum. We are so lucky that Bluebird landed on our doorstep and most thankful for her devotion to our cause.









68, 29-core biopsy 9/27/06, PSA 7.1, Stage T1c, Gleason 7 (3+4) [less than 20% in one area],  Gleason 6 [less than 5% in two other areas], negative DRE, bone scan and Endorectal MRI. Completed 39 Proton radiation treatments 2/22/07-4/18/07.
First PSA test to be taken 7/07.

Post Edited (pcdave) : 6/20/2007 8:37:41 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/19/2007 10:49 PM (GMT -6)   

I agree - it's great being in her nest!!!  Thanks Mama Bluebird!!!


Dave, you're getting kind of fancy----


Diagnosed Feb 2001  (Age 65)  Currently 71
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3 + 3 = 6
Completed Proton therapy @ Loma Linda - Aug 2001
5yr PSA   0.17
Have had no side effects.

Post Edited (Dutch) : 6/20/2007 12:06:20 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/19/2007 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Mama Bluebird -- Thank you.  As I've said before, you're the greeter, the researcher, the librarian, even the babysitter at times.
You're the best and thanks for what you do here.  Without a woman's touch (especially yours), this forum would be nothing close to what it is in terms of helping PCa guys.

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

Post Edited (PianoMan) : 6/19/2007 11:08:47 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/19/2007 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I will certainly 2nd those sentiments. Thank you for all that you do and say. It helps all of us each and every day. Although I am new to posting here I spent several weeks reading and absorbing and know that this forum is really a special place because of the people.

54 years old

PSA 5.6 on 3/20/07

DRE: Negative

Biopsy on 4/20/07 

Results 4/25/07:

3 out of 12 cores positive, 2 on the right lobe with 5% adenocarcinoma Gleason 3+3, 1 on the left lobe 10% adenocarcinoma Gleason 3+4, overall Gleason graded 7 Cancer T1C. 2nd Pathology opinion concurs.

No scans recommended as seminal vesicle and lymph involvement is shown on nomograph as less than 1-2%. All physicians have agreed with this.

Dr. recommended Da Vinci Laproscopic RP, asked for 2nd opinion. Seattle Cancer Care recommended same. Asked for Radiation referral. Recommended IMRT. Scheduled Surgery for July 9th, 2007. Had 2nd thoughts about surgery and IMRT due to potential side effects. After web research discovered Proton Beam Therapy and called Loma Linda. Now scheduled for final consult with Dr. Luu on 7/5/07, our 27th anniversary.

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Total Posts : 762
   Posted 6/19/2007 11:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for all your help and support Lee (Mama Bluebird), especially in the months leading up to our surgery. Warm wshes & hugs to you and Buddy for all you do in this forum.
Lana posting for husband CJ (49 years). First PSA 3.5 (Nov 06). Open Radical Prostatectomy on Tuesday 17th April 2007. Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7. Confined to prostate. PSA 0.01 (June 07)

Mike A
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   Posted 6/20/2007 6:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Sooooooooooo happy to add to this "BIG HUG." Nobody deserves it more!
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 2, 2007 Robotic Prostatectomy, University of Rochester Medical Center - 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.
May, 2007 - Still one pad a day, even try a smaller pad on occasion. Slight improvement on the ED.
"If patience is a virtue, I feel like the most virtuous guy on the planet!"

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   Posted 6/20/2007 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Bluebird. Thank you so much for taking on this important responsibility. Thank you and Buddy for being our friends and guiding us on our journey.


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 6/20/2007 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
We Wuv You Moma B.>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Pete
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. I am's what I am and that's all that I am!!! 

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   Posted 6/20/2007 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   

(blushing bluebird)


   Dave you are a stinker.. This thread is very thoughtful…  ((bluebird still blushing!!!)


Your hugs are truly felt....  yeah    Your kind words have always touched our hearts.  


Always remember.....

When we send our HUGS.... they are the best gift we can give to our friends… and the HUGS are automatically returned to us!!!


Thank you for you!!!  It's nice walking together.... (girl smiley)


In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy



A Special Thank you to each of you for your kind words and sentiments.


Posting below….copied from:  Accepting the Prostate Forum Moderator position ~ bluebird


« Thank You ~  for “your” warm responses     «

They are truly heartfelt!


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So ~ if you want to help Co-Moderate  click >>: Find more about moderating here. 


You help hold the keys and I’ll be happy to open the door anytime you see something that needs looking into. (Thanks Veteran1 for my 1st assignment!!!  It worked!!  Yippeeee)


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In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

Lee & Buddy *bluebird

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   Posted 6/20/2007 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Bluebird

Yes, I am a stinker! Such an endearing term! I don't intend to change either, so you will have to put up with me! However, I promise not to be too naughty because your could revoke my membership!

68, 29-core biopsy 9/27/06, PSA 7.1, Stage T1c, Gleason 7 (3+4) [less than 20% in one area],  Gleason 6 [less than 5% in two other areas], negative DRE, bone scan and Endorectal MRI. Completed 39 Proton radiation treatments 2/22/07-4/18/07.
First PSA test to be taken 7/07.

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   Posted 6/20/2007 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   

Hope it 's not too late to add my hugss! You are the best.

Someday I hope to give you a hug in person but for now these cyber hugs will has to do.



Diagnosed 1/26/07
Stage Tc1
Gleason 6
PSA 3.8
12 samples, positive in one 15%
Biopsy - 1% involvement, no bladder neck, Gleason 3+3, Tc1
Age 51
Surgery (robotic) May 4 2007 City of Hope
Final pathology - fully contained to prostate, TC1, Gleason 3+ 3
Fully continent one month

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   Posted 6/20/2007 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Mama Bluebird,

Thanks for landing on this site and making all of us feel
safe and protected under your wing. Your joyful, positive
attitude is is an inspiration that I've come to count on....but
never take for granted.

Thanks for helping me through some tough times,

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