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IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 10/2/2007 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,
 
I feel like I'm way out of touch with you all!  I just got back from spending a couple of days with my mother in Spokane, who just celebrated her 93rd birthday!  We had a wonderful time talking and laughing together.  She gives me hope that I can make it to 80! yeah
 
Anyway, while in Spokane, biker (Jim) was kind enough to meet me for a little chat at "Frankie Doodle's" restaurant.  I think it is a 4-star restaurant, right Jim?
 
When I first arrived at the restaurant, I was sad to see that Jim was so much better looking than I, but I accepted this fact after awhile.  If Jim says it is ok, I'll post a link to the picture of him and I later in this topic and you can judge for yourselves.  Seriously, Jim is a terrific individual with a very positive attitude to keep him going.  We had a great time comparing notes in-person regarding our journeys with the disease.  I'm looking forward to spending more time with Jim on my next visit to Spokane.  We probably can't afford that 4-star restaurant again.
 
There has been a lot of "news" while I was gone.  I'll try to catch up with everyone in the next 24 hours.
 
Kind regards,
 
 

"Idaho" ~ Barry

 

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

1st PSA 0.04 (undetectable) 9/11/2007


bluebird
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   Posted 10/3/2007 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   

tongue  Hey ~ Barry, 

 

It sure is good to have you back!  I don't know about you... but the time flew.  You were here, gone, and back again.  Yippeee!!! I understand 1000% how you’re feeling about being out of touch.  Imagine the feeling when I returned and threads were already back to page 4…eeekkkkk

I’m still trying to catch my tail… should be soon ~ giggle/giggle…

 

I know your mom had a wonderful visit.... 93 years young!!!!  

W.O.W.  My uncle will turn 90 on Dec 31st... and still going strong!  yeah  

 

Biker's right......Visiting with HealingWell's Forum Family ~

Truly a heartwarming experience ~ to be "held"... HUGGED by friends we've known through HealingWell for the past year +...  Many more hugs will be shared ~ that is for sure!!!!!

 

I like the fact that Jetguy is posting where he'll be....

Let's all of us do this... you just never know when one of our members will be in "your" town!

 

Hugs to all.... Lee & Buddy

 

 

 

 

Post Edited (bluebird) : 10/3/2007 9:06:16 AM (GMT-6)


IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 10/3/2007 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
By Jim's (biker's) authorization, here is the link to the picture of our Spokane visit on Monday, October 1st:
Note that Jim is the handsome one in the hat.  yeah
 
Have a great day!

"Idaho" ~ Barry

 

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

1st PSA 0.04 (undetectable) 9/11/2007


creed_three
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 10/4/2007 2:09 AM (GMT -7)   
What a pair of hunks! So good to put a picture to my images of the wonderful Biker (my hubby's hero). Hey Idaho - you've got nothing to complain about either!!!!!!!!! All the best to you both, and may friendships like this, live forever. cheers
Creed_three
Lana posting for husband CJ (49 years). First PSA 3.5 (Nov 06). Open Radical Prostatectomy on Tuesday 17th April 2007. Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7. Confined to prostate. PSA 0.01 (June 07).


CVK
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 66
   Posted 10/4/2007 3:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi guys,
Nice to be able to put a face to your encouraging posts. That's wonderful that you had a chance to meet!
Hey Jim, what kind of bike do you ride? We enjoy riding our Harley. I can never remember what kind it is though. I think it's a superglide??? When someone asks me what kind it is, I tell them it's "blue". :) Curt tried to ride twice since his surgery in May but it was too uncomfortable. Things should be healed up enough by next spring to be able to ride again!
Barry, my dad just turned 90. He is in assisted living and thinks he is God's gift to women. He is a 15 year prostate cancer survivor. Amazing!
Best to you both and thanks for sharing the pic!
Vicky
Age 52
Diagnosed 2/19/07
10 of 24 cores positive
Gleason 3+3=6 Changed to Gleason 3+4=7 after surgical pathology
PSA:3.3
DaVinci Prostatectomy May 11, 2007 at Univ. of Mich. Hospital
Stage: T2b
Pathology: May 16 - Cancer confined to prostate, Margins, Lymph & Seminal Vesicles all CLEAR!
Father and Uncle had prostate cancer
First PSA after surgery- July 5, 2007 = <0.01 !!!!!!!


War-eagle
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 219
   Posted 10/4/2007 4:19 AM (GMT -7)   

Where are the babes? With two babe magnets like you to I expected to see ya'll covered up with them. Oh, they took the picture. That's right. All kidding aside, it's great to see faces to put with the names of some wonderful people.

Keep it up. I love hearing your stories and comments.

Love ya brothers.................WAR EAGLE

Walt


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"


biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1463
   Posted 10/4/2007 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lana,

I'm so glad that CJ is doing great.

Vicky, I ride a Sportster now. Big twins got to big for my arthritis to handle around town. I just take day trips anymore. Have fun on the "blue" Harley, blue ones go good...

Jim
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."
 


spinbiscuit
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 818
   Posted 10/4/2007 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey you 2 look Great!

Say isn't Spokane the home of that diner which serves a "Monster Stack" of flap-jacks? Darn it I can't remember the name of the place, but if I get to Spokane I want to try finishing a stack. The deal is: Finish an order of flap-jacks in an hour, and they're on the house". I love pancakes so just bring me some coffee.

Glen
Diagnosed at age 60
PSA went from 2.2 to 3.8 in 14 months
2 of 14 cores positive at 10%
Gleason 6(3+3), negative DRE, neg. margins
DaVinci surgery on 02/23/06
Last PSA 08/26/07 @ 18 months "0"


biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1463
   Posted 10/4/2007 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Glen,

I haven't heard of the monster flapjack place. We could sure have a monster conversation anytime you are here...

Jim
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."
 


myman
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 10/4/2007 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, well...how very cool you 2 are! It's so nice to see a picture to go with the kind and loving advice given by you both! It's so nice to be able to put a name to a face.

I saw a photo of Bluebird some time ago and I thought, "My goodness, she's just as beautiful on the outside as in"!

Susan
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


jetguy
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 741
   Posted 10/4/2007 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad that you guys got to meet. I have met Gordy (Les) and mvsr (Mika) and both were great experiences. It's fun to put the real person with the online words.

Regards,

Bill
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?


spinbiscuit
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 818
   Posted 10/4/2007 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Jim,

I'll bet Spokane is the perfect place to have a bike. This brings me to the custom bike & car show now going on here in Bethesda. It's one of the few times I can go see what a $35k custom Harley looks like. Boy would I love to own one of those machines, but it would get stolen faster than I could make the first payment. I'd gladly settle for a stock 07' "Fat Boy", but then who wouldn't? I'll have to get myself in shape first.

Glen


Diagnosed at age 60
PSA went from 2.2 to 3.8 in 14 months
2 of 14 cores positive at 10%
Gleason 6(3+3), negative DRE, neg. margins
DaVinci surgery on 02/23/06
Last PSA 08/26/07 @ 18 months "0"


biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1463
   Posted 10/4/2007 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Glen,

Yeah go get on that Fat Boy. Ride with wind, feel the freedom of the road and of being cancer free!! There's nothing like it...

Jim
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
Total Posts : 8122
   Posted 10/8/2007 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Barry,
I will be hunting in Northern Nevada starting later this month. Are you anywhere near Elko or that region? If so drop me an EM and I will try to reach you and we can break some bread.  I know it's still a run up to Idaho but I will be almost in Idaho.  In fact we are considering getting non-resident licenses and crossing the border.

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!

Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 10/8/2007 1:24:46 PM (GMT-6)

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