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Gordy
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   Posted 9/11/2007 8:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Bill- I hope I don't screw this up - it's been a very long day.....

Folks-

I had the great pleasure of meeting, and having dinner with, Bill (jetguy) this evening. The restaurant was lovely, the hostess and waitress were sweet and attentive, the food (we both had fish) was good and the conversation went from serious to emotional to laughter. Bill is one of the finest guys I've had the pleasure of meeting in my, soon to be, 64 years.

I find it difficult to thank the bxxxxxd, prostate cancer, for anything, but, that is what brought us together. I know Bill and I will be very good friends for as many years as the bxxxxxd gives me. Bill gets around the country fairly often, and I seriously suggest that, if he mentions he's going to be in your area, you contact him and arrange to meet for drinks or dinner. He's one hell of a guy.

My apologies for sounding like a gushing school girl.

-Les
1/2005 Dx PSA 26.5 Gleason 7 (4+3) @Age 61
1/2005 Start Casodex and Zoladex
PSA drops to <0.01 AND REMAINS THERE TO THIS DAY
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.
PSA STILL UNDETECTABLE

Post Edited (Gordy) : 9/12/2007 5:40:01 AM (GMT-6)


M. Kat
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 715
   Posted 9/12/2007 4:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Gordy - that's wonderful! it's always rewarding to develop new friendships. I'm glad you two had a fun time. kat
Husband Jeff 56 years old diagnosed July 27, 2006
PSA 6.5, 2 positive areas in biopsy, Gleason 3+3=6
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy August 30, 2006
pathology report - all clear - cancer gone
1st post-surgery PSA test <0.1, 2nd post-surgery PSA test <0.1, 3rd PSA <0.1
no more pads Oct 12, 2006
first "real" erection with use of pump 12/16/06
3/07 - occasional dribbles and erections with Cialis and pump
8/07 - 1 yr PSA <0.1
9/1/07 - achieved erection with Viagra - no pump!


Dutch
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 400
   Posted 9/12/2007 3:31 PM (GMT -7)   

Gordy and Bill:

What a great side effect of this forum - a new friend. 

Dutch

 


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. 
 
 
 


mvesr
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 9/12/2007 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Gordy.

I could not agree more on our friend Bill. It is amazing how small this old world is. When Dale and I met Bill we just had a few minutes to talk and get to know each other, but it was quality time to say the least. It is sad we have to make new friends under these terrible circumstances. We happen to live just a few miles from Lee and Buddy and met them after a little detective work and a chance meeting between my sister and Dale at the local YMCA. But you know friends are just that, FRIENDS, no matter how you meet.

Mika-mvesr

IdahoSurvivor
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 9/12/2007 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Les,

This is terrific Les and Bill!  I agree with all that has been said.  We should take every opportunity to make a new friend.  I wish I could meet every one of you!  Friends make the world go around!

Idaho


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

Blood test for first post-op PSA - Sept 11, 2007

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

 


jetguy
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 741
   Posted 9/12/2007 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Les,

It's 9:00 p.m. central and I just got home.  Out the door at 0615 tomorrow, so this will be short.

I agree with everything that Les said, but it's about him rather than me.  We had a great time and I'm already scheduled to be there in less than two weeks.  I hope we can get together again.

I'll be back Sunday evening and if it's not too late, I'll post more.

Regards,

Bill

Keep Your Mach Up, Les!


August of 2006, PSA up to 4.2 from 2.7 one year ago. 
October free and total PSA 12% free and 5.0 total.
A month, or so later, 4.7.
Late in the year decide on Image Guided IMRT.
Begin 43 treatments on January 23, 2007 and finish on March 23.
Four month post treatment PSA is 1.9.  (This is a very good result.)
No side, or after effects.  None.
I have aged a year and am now 63.  How did that happen?


Gordy
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 528
   Posted 9/13/2007 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Bill-

We'll be visiting family in Cleveland this weekend, but will be home late Monday. Write or call and let me know your plans re: visiting the Garden State.

-Les
1/2005 Dx PSA 26.5 Gleason 7 (4+3) @Age 61
1/2005 Start Casodex and Zoladex
PSA drops to <0.01 AND REMAINS THERE TO THIS DAY
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.
PSA STILL UNDETECTABLE

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