Susan *Myman ~ You've just been HUGGED by a bluebird!!

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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 10/1/2007 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   

Susan ~


  tongue You’ve just been HUGGED by  *bluebird


                                                                                 ( Lee, Buddy & Murphy too! )


Thank you for you!!  You truly give us inspiration with your heartfelt messages to all of us.

And a special “Thank You” for the link to:

The Big "C"


Keeping you close ~

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy



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Date Joined Jun 2005
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   Posted 10/1/2007 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Susan is one of the nicest and most caring people it has been my good fortune to come in contact with.

1/2005 Dx PSA 26.5 Gleason 7 (4+3) @Age 61
1/2005 Start Casodex and Zoladex
7/2005-8/2005 5 weeks of IMRT 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.

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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 95
   Posted 10/1/2007 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Susan,

I'm sending you hugs, too! :)


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 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."

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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 10/1/2007 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   


Hugs from the deep south. We always hug down here. You are very special and one of the most caring people it has been my honor to have met.

With love and a BIG WAR EAGLE.


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
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 10/1/2007 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Squeeeeeeeeeeeze! Another Squeeeeeeeeeeeeze!

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 Nov 2006
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   Posted 10/1/2007 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   

I never miss an opportunity to HUG a really nice lady.


Cedar Chopper
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 432
   Posted 10/2/2007 5:27 AM (GMT -6)   

Sister Susan and Brother Don,

Thanks for all you do!
In this challenging struggle, your
   kind & attentive responses mean so much to so many.

To paraphrase the truth of Forest Gump concerning  "Our Myman Susan",
   - Beauty is as beauty does!

Much Love Beautiful Susan,


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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 10/2/2007 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Mama Blue & Buddy & Murphy for starting the much valued HUG! And those who cyber hugged me too...well, I felt it!!!

One thing I've learned from everyone here is this: the war we face on a daily basis is won one battle at a time. That may come in the form of encouraging our mate (either way), learning all we can or reaching out to someone here...every day & in every way a battle is won. On the days when it seems we're losing the battle, I log on because I find truth here and it straightens me out!
This board proves that life is a circle. I am honored to be amoung friends here.


If you haven't been to the link Lee mentioned please go'll come away better for it.
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

Post Edited (myman) : 10/2/2007 1:15:56 PM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 444
   Posted 10/3/2007 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Dearest Susan
What a lovely tribute to a lovely lady.  To know Susan, is to love Susan and we all love you!  I have been reading not only your messages to me which are always heartfelt, but your many messages of hope, encouragement and inspiration to all others who have to live with the trials and tribulations of prostate cancer. God Bless You for your wonderful deeds here!  I often think of both you and Don and hope for the best.
68, 29-core biopsy 9/27/06, PSA 7.1, Stage T1c, Gleason 7 (3+4) [less than 20% in one area],  Gleason 6 [less than 5% in two other areas], negative DRE, bone scan and Endorectal MRI. Completed 39 Proton radiation treatments 2/22/07-4/18/07.  First PSA test 7/19/07 (3 months after treatment) was 2.1 or a 70% reduction in my PSA before treatment (this was better than the average expectation of a 50% reduction in PSA at this juncture, according to my radiation oncologist).  The following is a link to My Journey With Prostate Cancer -- Proton Radiation Therapy.

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