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  1. BAB, Fantastic news Brother! Take care, ...

    BAB,

    Fantastic news Brother!

    Take care,

    Josey
  2. Thread: ED clinics?

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    "Fake it for your wife because she probably faked...

    "Fake it for your wife because she probably faked it for you a few times ;)"


    Hawk,

    I love that one. I've laughed off and on for ten minutes.

    Josey
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    Save the date!

    Brothers,

    Earlier in the week I took a vacation from work to visit MD Anderson. I thought it was going to be a mid-treatment checkup, but was pleasantly surprised when the oncologist said I am...
  4. Thread: n=1

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    Brothers, Thank you for all of your...

    Brothers,

    Thank you for all of your encouragement.

    In response to questions:

    1. I have not had surgery or any other radical treatment.

    2. My team is using ADT to prepare me for surgery....
  5. Thread: n=1

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    Hello Brothers, I had another followup with...

    Hello Brothers,

    I had another followup with the local oncologist today.

    My PSA has continued to decrease. Four weeks ago it was 1.3. Today it is 0.4.

    I've been edgy and emotional. Last...
  6. Wakey, Not sure how you might have offended...

    Wakey,

    Not sure how you might have offended anyone. Stay with us.

    Josey
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    Strings, I'm glad to hear you have a plan and...

    Strings,

    I'm glad to hear you have a plan and are taking action.

    Hang in there Brother.

    Josey
  8. WW, Get the biopsy and get it over with. It...

    WW,

    Get the biopsy and get it over with. It is the only way to bring clarity to the situation. Yeah, I read some things about possible risks; but the risk of the unknown far exceeds the risks of...
  9. Thread: n=1

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    Brothers, I'm six weeks into my dual mode of...

    Brothers,

    I'm six weeks into my dual mode of action ADT treatment. PSA has decreased from 2.3 to 1.3. Six weeks ago it was 20. I was a little bummed it had not hit the decimal level, but one of...
  10. Thread: Latest PSA

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    Duck, That's fantastic news. Take care, ...

    Duck,

    That's fantastic news.

    Take care,

    Josey
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    Strings, I'm still thinking about you and...

    Strings,

    I'm still thinking about you and wishing you the best!

    Take care,

    Josey
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    Brother, we are here pulling for you! Take...

    Brother, we are here pulling for you!

    Take care,

    Josey
  13. Thread: n=1

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    Brothers, Thank you so much for your...

    Brothers,

    Thank you so much for your encouragement.

    Djin,

    Funny you should mention genetic testing. The oncologists at MDA and University Medical Center have discussed this and are moving...
  14. Thread: n=1

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    Djin, Yep, I've definitely got some marks...

    Djin,

    Yep, I've definitely got some marks against me from the start. There are some wild cards. This could easily go south on me. I'm a crash test dummy.

    Josey
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    Brothers, Today I went in for blood work and a...

    Brothers,

    Today I went in for blood work and a consult as this marks four weeks on Zytiga and three weeks on Lupron.

    Before the oncologist came in a young research fellow stepped in to see...
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    It looks like I will pay a visit to the dentist. ...

    It looks like I will pay a visit to the dentist. If everything there checks out, the oncologist will start giving me injections of Zometa for bone density issues.

    Josey
  17. Thread: n=1

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    n=1

    Brothers,

    Earlier in my odyssey (two months ago) I found myself scouring the web looking for people who had similar stats so I could get an idea of what I might expect in terms of treatment. Who...
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    Duck, I'll be praying for you. Josey

    Duck,

    I'll be praying for you.

    Josey
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    This doesn't surprise me at all. I've been...

    This doesn't surprise me at all. I've been reading some recently published books on cancer. One was written by a doctor at MDA. I've also listened to some of their podcasts. Apparently several...
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    Karl, The communication issues I hear about...

    Karl,

    The communication issues I hear about still blow my mind! Yes! Yes! Yes! When you learn about treatment and side effects it knocks the wind out of you!

    I'm contemplating setting up a...
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    One of the things that disturbs me about PCa is...

    One of the things that disturbs me about PCa is the possibility of suffering and QOL changes. I've had several relatives whose passing was long and drawn out and their QOL was horrible.

    The...
  22. Djin, This confirms my suspicions. Almost...

    Djin,

    This confirms my suspicions. Almost everyone I have talked to here on the High Plains has been guided toward surgery.

    Thanks,

    Josey
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    Brothers, My signature is updated. Wow,...

    Brothers,

    My signature is updated.

    Wow, I've only been here a few months and I've already maxed out the characters for my signature! I suppose as time passes that some data will become less...
  24. Djin, Thanks again for all the work you do to...

    Djin,

    Thanks again for all the work you do to bring us this information!

    Josey
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    Another, I just saw your food list. It is...

    Another,

    I just saw your food list. It is almost identical to what I've been doing after my research. I have eaten so many beans...

    In addition to lemon juice and balsamic vinegar, I've been...
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