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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 315
   Posted 9/10/2007 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I just want to thank all the wives and caregivers to us guys who go through this cancer.  After being told I had 5 years at Dana Farber, I don't know where I would have been without my wife by my side.  She was there for every test, Dr.'s visit that I had since diagnosis and there were many trying to decide on the different treatment. When I was told not to have surgery as would not do any good since it had already spread outside the gland, she was my sounding board, my friend, my confidant.  After surgery she took care of me while in the hospital and at home 24-7 and never complained.  Right now we sweat the PSA's together, next one next week.
I can't imagine going through this journey alone, you wives are angels and take the vow in health & sickness seriously.  Words can't express my Gratitude and I am in AWE in how you take care of us and being there for us.
Again words cannot express it!!!
diagnosed sept 06
gleason 3+4=7, right lobe only
psa 4.7
RP Emory Atlanta December 2006
Path-negative margins, negative lymph nodes
negative seminal vesicles, multifocal perineural invasion, both lobes involved
40% gland involved
gleason 3+4=7
1st psa April 2007-<0.04
 6 Mos PSA <0.04

Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 400
   Posted 9/10/2007 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   

You're more than welcome!!!


Diagnosed Feb 2001  (Age 65)  Currently 72
PSA 4.8      Gleason 3+3=6      Stage   T2b
Completed Proton Therapy @ Loma Linda - Aug 2001 - No side effects.
6yr PSA - 0.19
Our responsibility now is to educate men about Pca, PSA and the importance of early detection. 

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 9/10/2007 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey ~ Ron,

Your words did express things ~ beautifully.

Thank you ~ for the warm "hugs". tongue  

I hope you feel the hugs that are coming backatchu.....  Lee

Veteran Member

Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 9/10/2007 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Ron. I feel the same way. My wife of 33 years has taken very good care of me throughout this ordeal and will continue no matter what the final outcome is. We guys could not make without our wives.


Veteran Member

Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 528
   Posted 9/10/2007 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   

Here, here!

1/2005 Dx PSA 26.5 Gleason 7 (4+3) @Age 61
1/2005 Start Casodex and Zoladex
7/2005-8/2005 5 w1/eeks of IGRT and then HDR brachy
1/2007 Rad Oncologist orders CT scan of pelvis
because of complaints of pain in both thighs
MRI confirms pain not caused by cancer BUT
1/2007 CT scan of pelvis picks up a nodule at bottom of left lung
5/2007 CT scan of lungs shows 1/2007 nodule has grown and
there are numerous nodules on both lungs.
6/2007 Thoracic surgeon removes wedge of left lung for biopsy
6/2007 Path report says 95% chance of metastatic PCa, but she's
never seen cells like this before.
7/2007 2nd opinion at M.D. Anderson in Houston.
They confirm: mutated PCa, very rare, but seen there 2 or
3 times. Recommendation: have CT scans every 6 weeks
and watch for change. At that point start chemo and will
survive for 22 - 24 months thereafter.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 9/10/2007 10:22 PM (GMT -6)   

A fitting tribute, Ron, to those who quietly do so much for us, at times, grumpy old men!   :-)

Kind regards to all the sweet ones who give so much!


Da Vinci Surgery July 31, 2007… 54 on surgery day
PSA 4.3  Gleason 3+3=6  T2a  Confined to Prostate

Waiting to take that first post-op PSA

My awareness web site: http://pca-info.blogspot.com


Veteran Member

Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 9/10/2007 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Without my dear wife and the loving, caring ladies here on the forum, I would never have made it through surgery and recovery.

We all owe you ladies...

Age 73. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Pathological stage: T2C. Gleason 3+4. Cancer confined to prostate.
PSAs from  1/3/07 - 7/18/07 0.00. 
T level on 4/2/07 - 48     On 7/16/07 - 613
Started Tri-Mix on 8/7/07.  .02 ml and 50 mg Viagra.  It works!!!
Next PSA and T tests on 10/17/07
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."

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