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Tony Crispino
Veteran Member

Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 11/12/2007 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy Veterans Day.
To all of my brethren here with military backgrounds.  To all the family members (Ruth's sister and brother in law, her father) and friends of our brave men and women who serve our country, my hat's off to you.  I wish a very speacial thank you for my great friend Bob in Califormia.  His father, Lionel, past away two months ago.  He was a WWII vet and a great friend too.  Bob's parents were married for 60 years but they did not celebrate it as Lionel had Alsheimers. 
Also to Reid.  He is a 20 year retired Coasty, but now a fireman in Southern California while still working Vessel inspection and safety in Long Beach.  He is also my great friend and brother. 
Thanks to the Vets!!!!

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.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 741
   Posted 11/12/2007 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks very much, Tony.  I served in the military in the late 60's and both of my sons served and my son-in-law served.  For Vietnam era guys like me it's unusual to be recognized, or appreciated.  It has finally come to where it's just having served, rather than when.  Good deal.  Thanks again.



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?

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 11/12/2007 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   

:-)   A special message from Lee & Buddy



With heartfelt Admiration and Gratitude

Happy Veteran's Day



Click on link   Photo courtesy ~ Jon @ PDPhoto.org



Honoring and Remembering with you…

Our endeared Veterans…

On Veteran's Day and always!

Thank You for serving 

May we never forget


~     ~     ~     ~     ~     ~     ~     ~     ~     ~     ~     ~     ~     ~     ~     ~     ~     ~     ~   

…my father was in the Canadian Air Force

…my mother was in the Canadian Air Force

…my sister was in the United States Marines

… and 8 uncles and 1 aunt were in Canadian Services


My grandmother A.J. Cantin  1960  McCreary, Manitoba Canada ~

was chosen to be a Silver Cross Mother… Her 10 children ~ served their country.


A Silver Cross Mother is chosen each year by the Royal Canadian Legion to lay a wreath during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on behalf of all mothers who have lost children in the service of their country. The title is named for the Silver Cross, a medal awarded to such mothers by the Canadian Forces.



mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina


v          We invite you to visit our personal thread:  Click Here:  “Our Journey” ~ Sharing is Caring 

April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

3rd PSA 08-07-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)

Post Edited (bluebird) : 11/13/2007 3:51:05 PM (GMT-7)

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 11/13/2007 4:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Friends (especially Bill - Jetguy),
My dad (now 74) also served overseas in the Vietnam era for a short while in 1970. He was a Major in what is now called the army reserve (citizen's army), and lost most of his hearing in service. He is now almost completely deaf, and happily retired.  Lest We Forget.. A Special "God Bless" to all Vietnam era vets. Lana
Creed_three (Lana & CJ)
Husband CJ aged 49 yrs. 
First PSA 3.5 (Nov 06). 1 x (5%) core of 12 positive at biopsy. 11 cores negative. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing, on Tuesday 17th April 2007 (Sydney, Australia). Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7.  Cancer confined to prostate. Margins all clear, including bladder neck and seminal vessicles. 
1st PSA 0.01 - undetectable (June 07)
2nd PSA 0.02 - undetectable (Oct 07)

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