IdahoSurvivor *Moderator ~ A Special Thank You!!!!

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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted Today 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
  tongue Dear Barry,
It is with great pleasure that Buddy & I welcome you into the position of HealingWell's Prostate Forum Moderator.  This forum is POWERFUL and made more powerful each day with postings from our members.  We definitely will make a great team...  working together along side our friends!!! 
Special thanks to you....for giving so much of yourself to all of us... yeah
Hugs and more Hugs from Lee, Buddy, and Murphy~too!!!!
YIPPEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! tongue

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted Today 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   

Thank you, Lee (mama bluebird),

I truly can't think of a better forum to support with my time and energy than this one!  I am so proud of all the wonderful members here!  I will do my best to learn quickly under your "wing" to become a helpful co-moderator.

I'll be back on-line this evening after some appointments I need to attend.

Hugs back to you, Buddy, and all of our friends in the forum!


Barry (a.k.a. Idaho)

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

PSA 0.04 (undetectable) 9/11/2007

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted Today 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   

That's great news...with the way this forum is growing you need the help...sharing the duties of keeping all these rascals in order is good!


I read your encouraging posts and know that you really want to help the members here. You're the perfect fit for this place we come to for guidance, hope and friendship.
You have the best co-moderater anyone could have to work with!

All the best,
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
3 mo. PSA Post LRP Surgery: 11.8, 12.9, 13.9 Bone scan, CT scan, Endorectal MRI, Chest XR - neg.
09/06/06: 6 mo. PSA: 18.8 Distant lymph node involvement Start HT Lupron 3 mo. shots
12/06/06: PSA 0.8
03/07/07: PSA 0.3
06/06/07: PSA 0.1
09/05/07: PSA 0.1

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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 219
   Posted Today 10:30 PM (GMT -6)   


What great news. I have received so many blessings from reading your posts. Your caring spirit shines like a laser in the dark. Keep up the good work and my very best wishes to you.

I am approaching my two year anniverary date from my surgery. It is people like you and the many others on this forum that help me every day. My wish and hope tonight is for your words to find the broken hearted and lost and help to lead them to the light. Your a good man. You will do a great job.


Be blessed and, as is my custom.................War Eagle to all.


Age: 54
PSA 43 7/2005
Biopsy 12/14 Gleason 7 & 9
Divinci 9/2005 - spread to bladder
HT - 10/2005 (Eligard every 6 months)
RT - 10/2005 (38 treatments)
PSA 0.12 to 1.9 2/2007
Bone Scan and CT 4/2007
Casodex 4/2007
Spread to Spine (L4 & T5), rib, and pelvis
Zometa infusions 4/2007
PSA 4.9 8/2007
PSA 4.9 9/2007

Cedar Chopper
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 432
   Posted 9/26/2007 5:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Idaho Survivor Barry (and Ms. Bluebird),

A Twenty-one Language Salute:
Muchos Gracias!
Vielen Dank!
Tse Tse!
Tov Toda!
Danya Vad!
Dankye Ve!

That is, Thanks!;-)


Regular Member

Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 101
   Posted 9/26/2007 6:20 AM (GMT -6)   

Congratulations on your Promotion??. I have enjoyed reading your posts and can tell that you have done lots of research and reading on the subject of pc and have that ability to put that information into words that make your posts informative and enjoyable. Keep up the good work, as you obviously have found a niche....good luck..Jwb
age: 61
PSA 4.57 - Positive DRE
Biopsy 3-19-07 - Gleason 4+4=8
Negative bone scan 3-20-07
DaVinci 4-24-07
Catheter out 5-01-07
post op pathology:
positive margin left side of prostate
left seminal vesicle involved (both removed)
No lymph node involvement
New gleason score 9
T3B....radiation consult on 5-9-07.
June 5, 2007 1st psa post surgery 0.62
June 27, 2007 second psa post surgery 0.59
June 27, 2007 started Lupron injection (24 mos)
September 6, 2007 scheduled to be marked and prepped for radiation therapy.
Start IMRT therapy on September 13, 2007.

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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 9/26/2007 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Barry and Bluebird,

This is great news. It takes more than one pair of eyes to keep track of all the activity on the forum these days.

Good luck,

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."

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 9/26/2007 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Better than good news. Now we have two true blue (and Bluebird) moderators. Way cool. And perhaps a break when needed for Lee. Thank you Barry. I wish I had the time but you are better for this than I anyway. Again Thanks. In addition, We should have a organizational chart like:

Grand Bluebird (Lee)
Bluebird sargent at arms (Barry)
Bluebirdettes (the wives here)
Bluebeards (The guys here)
Black and Bluebirds (me after my post on Dotings thread)
Blueboids (our NY followers)
Boobirds (Barry Bonds Followers)

I need to get back to work.

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.

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 9/26/2007 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for all of the wonderful and creative words of encouragement!  I'll try my best to live up to them :-)
Kind regards,

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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 9/26/2007 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Tony,

What a hoot!!! giggle-giggle.... We are thrilled to be co-moderators along side this fine gentle~man!!! I’m thinking maybe you should come out of the “hot” sun!!!  cool hee..hee

In essence we are all “moderators”… We have the keys but “all of us” help to turn it in the right direction. Hugs to you ~ dear friend for all that you do here for all of us. 

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy


*     *     *     *     *     *

A Quote from Walt *War-eagle…. to Barry *IdahoSurvivor….

   Your caring spirit shines like a laser in the dark.


Barry ~ You've already made your presence felt ~ way back when you first started posting.  Postings from the heart!   The best listener is someone who puts himself in the other person's shoes...  we all do this because we are all on the same journey with many different paths... but it takes that special person who truly speaks from a giving heart to touch deeper within each of us.  This is you!   Thank You for You… and Thank You for reaching deep! 

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 741
   Posted 9/26/2007 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go Barry. This is a good deal for one and all. As the membership increases, it's almost impossible for one person to handle it all. It's a big job and I admire you and Lee for doing it. It's very important.


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?

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 95
   Posted 9/26/2007 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah Barry!!!!!

Maria Teresa
Husband Age 55 Maria Teresa age 44
Total PSA 8 on 05/21/07
DRE: prostate bumpy
Biopsy on 07/16/07: 5 out of 8 cores positive, Gleason Score 8 (3+4+5)**
CT of the abd/pelvis; Bone Scan; Xrays done on 08/13/07: Normal
Robotic Surgery Scheduled for September 11, 2007 - Cancelled due to anesthesia complications
Robotic Surgery Rescheduled for September 25, 2007

**"Report to the Nation on Prostate Cancer" published by the Prostate Cancer Foundation, page 11: "In some cases, the pathologist might identify a third pattern, which is less common but that has a higher grade than either of the first two patterns that comprised the Gleason score. The presence of this third pattern might indicate that the tumor is more aggressive than the Gleason score would otherwise imply. For example, if a Gleason 4+3 tumor also has some grade 5 cells, the cancer would be considered as being of higher grade disease overall."

Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 237
   Posted 9/26/2007 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Idaho! After reading most of your posts for several months, I have no doubt that you're going to be a great addition! You couldn't be joining a better team with Lee and Buddy.
60 years old
Dx March 2007
Pre-Surgery Gleason 3+3 = 6
Clinical Stage: T1c
Biopsy: 1 in 10 positive
Da Vinci: June 7, 2007 
Post-Surgery Gleason 3+3 = 6
   Clear at margins
First Post-PSA Sept 07

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