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   Posted 7/8/2007 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   

Partial quote brought over to this thread!

I see my medical oncologist this Wednesday to get the results of all the tests (PET and CT scans, etc) and find out just how deeply I'm in it. Being a pessimist. I think I'm in it up to my neck.



Hi ~ Gordy,

We will all be right here!! Waiting to hear from you with Wednesday's results.

Remember ~ we are all here for each other and we are walking right beside you on your path. 

You are not alone!!  Keeping you close...      In Friendship,  Lee & Buddy


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 7/8/2007 8:36 PM (GMT -6)   
For Gordy,
A hope and a wish of goodwill. Stay positive and believe in your will to win. Do not relent. I have seen this condition improve.


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   Posted 7/8/2007 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Gordy - I just read this today:

An optimist invents the airplane.
A pessimist invents the parachute.

We need both, yes?

Thinking of you, Gordy, and hoping for the best. We'll be here for you.


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   Posted 7/8/2007 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Gordy. Wishing the best for you.


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   Posted 7/8/2007 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   


Look forward to your posts - even the "outbursts", so keep us posted.

Thinking positive thoughts for you.


Diagnosed Feb 2001  (Age 65)  Currently 72
PSA 4.8      Gleason 3+3=6      Stage   T2b
Completed Proton Therapy @ Loma Linda - Aug 2001
Have had no side effects.
6yr PSA - 0.19

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   Posted 7/9/2007 6:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Gordy - You've been on my mind since I saw your post to Lee.

Regarding the crummy state of your health...that sucks. And I wish so much for you that your situation was different.

We need you to be here, we want you to be here. I'm hoping you can find your way to accept whatever it is we have to offer.

True, it may not be everything you're looking for but the concern we have is given sincerely and it doesn't have to be earned. (My favorite part!)

We'd like to know more about you. Would you consider starting your own thread? It took me a very long time before I could post our story - I believe one of the reasons was I didn't see anyone at the time that was in the same situation we were. It helped tremendously to write it out. No matter how it is you express yourself...we'll listen. That's what this site is about.

Please consider it.


Post Edited (myman) : 7/9/2007 5:40:57 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 7/9/2007 6:51 AM (GMT -6)   

Good Luck Gordy!

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Age 44
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3+3=6
Da Vinci scheduled 7/31/07 @ Duke

Mike A
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   Posted 7/9/2007 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Will be with you in spirit! It's hard not to be pessimistic, but we have seen so many favorable outcomes on this forum! Don't lose faith!
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 7/12/2007 6:07 AM (GMT -6)   

Thinking of you.

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
Restage IV Start HT Lupron 3 mo. shots
12/06/06: PSA 0.8
03/07/07 - PSA 0.3
06/06/07 - 0.1

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 7/12/2007 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Gordy,
It's Thursday, and we know you were at the doctors office yesterday. Hoping all is well. Waiting for your post...

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