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anniea
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 8/17/2007 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone
I hope you are all doing well. Sorry I haven't been around much lately, my wife has been having trouble with kidney stones and possible ulcer or gallstones. She is having her left side of kidney stones blasted on Monday and will have to return later to have the right side done. She has 3 stones on the left and one on the right. (Ouch)
I had my appointment with the cancer center oncologist and all CT scan and chest X-ray came out clean. I am 99% under control of urinary control. Things are looking GREAT on the cancer so at this point the urologist and the oncologist agree that I should just watch my PSA every 3 months for now and take action if the PSA starts to rise. I am hoping that the surgery damaged the cells on the positive margins so bad that they will take a long time to activate???
Thank you all for your support, I think these groups are so wonderful for people to share and see what other people try to get thru this terrible disease.
Best wishes!!!!!
Rick
Rick & Diana
Diag: 2-14-07 Gleason 8 Stage T1c PSA 5.09
Bone Scan 3-1-07 Clear
Radical retropubic surgery 4-2-07  Post surgery Gleason 9 Stage T3a Positive margins
4-29-07 PSA 0.02
6-9-07   PSA 0.02
7-6-07   PSA 0.03
 


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8122
   Posted 8/17/2007 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Doing great Rick,
And you sound good, too. I hope the best for Diana as I know that those stones are painful.

If you ask me I hope those cells NEVER activate and be done with this. I know you know my story and feelings about it. I love the people at this site. And all the support groups out there. All the people going to these places are fighters. And it's good to have friends like these when you have to go to battle.

Stay Close, Stay Positive.

Tony
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology was poor: Gleason 4+3=7, 4 positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
 
My PSA did drop out after surgery to undetectable.  It has not returned and I will continue HT until January '08.
 
My Life is supported very well by family and friends like you all.
 
STAY POSITIVE!


Swimom
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1732
   Posted 8/17/2007 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Rick,

This may sound like so much hooey to some but, have you looked into Modified Citurs Pectin? There is evidence suggesting its usefulness in preventing recurrences of some types cancer. If you can't find good info on the subject, perhaps I can. Just a thought. Hope Diana is feelign better.

Stay well,

Swim
 


bluebird
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 8/17/2007 5:02 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi ~ Rick & Diane,

Thank you so much for your update.  It's really good to hear the good news...  Now ~ make sure you keep those appointments... to follow the PSA.  That's the one thing our urologist stated that men have a tendency to not keep appointments. 

Reminder:  To all of our guys... Please ~ Don't let this happen...

Diane ~ This “Hugs”  for you !!!   and it's filled with extra strength to help you through this period of blasting. 
 
Keeping you both close in thoughts and prayers... In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

myman
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 8/17/2007 5:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Rick - It's a boost for all of us to hear your good news. Continue to take care of yourself!
Diane - sorry you're going through such a difficult time...now it's Ricks turn to take care of you!

Wishing you both good health,

Susan

Swimom
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1732
   Posted 8/17/2007 9:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Rick,

If I could spell half right today,,,,Modified Citrus Pectin. Paul's homeopath had him using it dialy for a year along with a couple of other remedies. Stay well.

swim
 


anniea
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 8/17/2007 9:40 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you all for the responses and well wishes. I will look into the citrus pectin. You all have a way of making one feel so much better and I can't say enough about this group. I know I have gone thru my life busy working doing what needed to be done and never really paying that much attention to people. I spent alot of my time in the investment management business and was always looking at numbers and managing other people's financial affairs. I never really thought about how illnesses could affect someones life. Getting cancer and needing answers really brings out feelings you never think about. I hope if I have learned anything from this I have learned to be more compatient and helpful to other people. Again, Thank you all. I wish we could have a magic wand we could wave and wipe sickness off the face of the earth.

Rick


Rick & Diana
6-30-06  PSA 2.54
1-22-07  PSA 4.98
1-26-07  PSA 5.09
Diag: 2-14-07 Gleason 8 Stage T1c PSA 5.09
Bone Scan 3-1-07 Clear
Radical retropubic surgery 4-2-07  Post surgery Gleason 9 Stage T3a Positive margins
4-29-07 PSA 0.02
6-9-07   PSA 0.02
7-6-07   PSA 0.03
8-1-07   CT Scan & Chest X-Ray   Clean
 

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