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    A little humor

    Saw this in an obituary that has been making the rounds on the internet. Thought it was kind of a funny way to look at this damn disease. Keep up the good fight!

    "Tim led a good life and had a peaceful death - but the transition was a bitch. And for the record, he did not lose his battle with cancer. When he died, the cancer died, so technically it was a tie!"
    DOB: 2/28/1963 Grandfather died of PC
    DRE: 10/15 Urologist exact words "Uh Oh, your prostate is as hard as a rock"
    Biopsy: 11/15 12 of 12 cores positive
    Gleason: 7 (4+3)
    RALP: 12/29/15
    Gleason upgraded to 9 (4+5)
    EPI (+) SVl (+) Margin (+) PNl (+)
    PT3b
    Continence=99%
    ED=present
    Finished 40 rounds of radiation 5/25/16
    PSA 12/29/15 3.5
    PSA 2/22/16 0.15
    PSA 4/4/16 0.12
    PSA 8/8/16 0.13
    PSA 12/9/16 0.07
    PSA 6/8/17 0.04
    PSA 1/11/18 0.01
    PSA 7/9/18 0.01
    PSA 2/4/19 0.01
    PSA 8/5/19 0.01

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    Take humor wherever you can find it.

    Josey
    DOB 6/27/69
    12/21/18 1st PSA 25
    1/9/19 PSA 21.7, Free 1.86
    1/17/19 TRUS biopsy:
    PNI+ on left
    MD Anderson review of slides: 12/12 cores positive
    RB 55% 3+4=7
    RM 29% 3+3=6
    RA 12% 3+4=7
    LB 44% 4+3=7
    LM 84% 4+3=7
    LA 100% 3+4=7
    RBL 2% 3+4=7
    RML 24% 3+4=7
    RAL 26% 3+4=7
    LBL 87% 4+3=7
    LML 100% 4+3=7
    LAL 100% 4+3=7
    CT and bone scans negative
    MRI: NVI, SVI, rectum, bladder neck, sphincter, LNs: negative
    EPE negative, however, lesion in left peripheral gland abuts capsule along the left anterior,
    lateral and posterior lateral aspect of the gland.
    4/9/19 Began 6 months Lupron + Zytiga
    PSA 5/7/19 2.3
    PSA 5/24/19 1.3
    PSA 6/27/19 0.4
    PSA 7/15/19 0.3

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmotacek1 View Post
    When he died, the cancer died, so technically it was a tie!
    Cancer is a particularly pointless disease. If it's something contagious like HIV, flu or plague at least the virus or microbe is benefiting by spreading to new hosts before finishing off the current.
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    DOB 1965
    PM me for PSA graphing service & detailed story
    PSA 6.8 11/17
    PSA 7.5 04/18
    MRI 05/18 inconclusive, PI-RADS3?
    PSA 11.8 01/19
    PSA 10.1 02/19
    12 core random biopsy 02/19 (4+3)=7 suspicion of vascular invasion, grade 4 cribriform pattern, no PTEN loss
    Bone scan negative 04/19
    PSA 13.3 04/01/19 pre-surgery significant urinal symptoms and some ED
    RRP 04/04/19
    pT2c pN0 (0 of 7 lymph nodes positive) pL0 pV0 R0(local) Pn1
    Perineural growth predominantly on right hand side, tumour diameter 15mm 90% G4 10% G3
    Prostatic parenchyma with glandular hyperplasia and chronic granular, partly purulent inflammation.
    PSA 0.14 04/30/19
    PSA 0.02 05/13/19
    PSA 0.008 06/04/19

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    Sounds like the deceased and I might be related, we have the same sense of humor.

    Forgot where I saw it—probably on facebook—about having the organist play pop goes the weasel right before the close the casket.

    If I could count on my stuff family to carrry our my wishes, I do both.😀

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    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 other day my wife said, "I dreamed you were out longboarding and cracked your skull open because you were not wearing your helmet." Without thinking I asked, "Was it a clean kill or did I linger?"

    Josey
    DOB 6/27/69
    12/21/18 1st PSA 25
    1/9/19 PSA 21.7, Free 1.86
    1/17/19 TRUS biopsy:
    PNI+ on left
    MD Anderson review of slides: 12/12 cores positive
    RB 55% 3+4=7
    RM 29% 3+3=6
    RA 12% 3+4=7
    LB 44% 4+3=7
    LM 84% 4+3=7
    LA 100% 3+4=7
    RBL 2% 3+4=7
    RML 24% 3+4=7
    RAL 26% 3+4=7
    LBL 87% 4+3=7
    LML 100% 4+3=7
    LAL 100% 4+3=7
    CT and bone scans negative
    MRI: NVI, SVI, rectum, bladder neck, sphincter, LNs: negative
    EPE negative, however, lesion in left peripheral gland abuts capsule along the left anterior,
    lateral and posterior lateral aspect of the gland.
    4/9/19 Began 6 months Lupron + Zytiga
    PSA 5/7/19 2.3
    PSA 5/24/19 1.3
    PSA 6/27/19 0.4
    PSA 7/15/19 0.3

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by IceStationZebra View Post
    ...Forgot where I saw it—probably on facebook—about having the organist play pop goes the weasel right before the close the casket....
    Which reminds me of a story (even if it's sexist):

    A man's wife dies in her sleep at home, upstairs. The men from the funeral home are carrying the casket down the very narrow staircase. As they turn a sharp corner on a landing, the casket bangs into the wall hard. They then hear moaning and knocking from inside the casket: the wife wasn't dead!!

    Years later the wife really does pass away, again in bed. The men are carrying the casket down the same narrow staircase. As they reach the landing the husband shouts out "Watch that corner!!!"

    (You can reverse the roles of the husband and wife if you retell it.)
    Last edited by DjinTonic; 04-26-2019 at 03:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DjinTonic View Post
    Which reminds me of a story (even if it's sexist):

    A man's wife dies in her sleep at home, upstairs. The men from the funeral home are carrying the casket down the very narrow staircase. As they turn a sharp corner on a landing, the casket bangs into the wall hard. They then hear moaning and knocking from inside the casket: the wife wasn't dead!!

    Years later the wife really does pass away, again in bed. The men are carrying the casket down the same narrow staircase. As they reach the landing the husband shouts out "Watch that corner!!!"

    (You can reverse the roles of the husband and wife if you retell it.)
    Ha ha that’s great.

    True story, my poor Mom suffered from COPD and Emphysema for a decade before it finally got her. I got a call from my Dad that he had her on the way to the hospital and she just collapsed into the floorboard. He was 1 minute from the hospital so he floored it and got her there ASAP. They worked on her in the parking lot but things weren’t changing.

    I got to the hospital and went in while they were working with her. There was no heartbeat and they gave her adrenaline that made her jump. I went in to tell her I loved her and they were clearly not expecting to get her back. I moved so as to not impede them and walked out to talk to my dad. It looked bleak so we started talking about what we’d have to do if she didn’t make it (two state funeral). That got a little much for me and I had to walk away.

    I walked by the room and danged if she didn’t call my name and she was sitting up pretty as you please. Had someone shot me in the head I’d have been less surprised.

    She lived another seven months. After the funeral we were all reminiscing and I was telling the story. Then the thought occurred to me that I was going to hear a loud banging on the door one day and she’d be standing there covered in dirt and very angry.

    No knock yet but I’d be happy to take the heat for burying her too soon if I could have her back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DjinTonic View Post
    Which reminds me of a story (even if it's sexist):

    A man's wife dies in her sleep at home, upstairs. The men from the funeral home are carrying the casket down the very narrow staircase. As they turn a sharp corner on a landing, the casket bangs into the wall hard. They then hear moaning and knocking from inside the casket: the wife wasn't dead!!

    Years later the wife really does pass away, again in bed. The men are carrying the casket down the same narrow staircase. As they reach the landing the husband shouts out "Watch that corner!!!"

    (You can reverse the roles of the husband and wife if you retell it.)
    That's a good one, Djin!
    Born 1953. All care at Kaiser in LA.

    10/11/18: 2 pos G6 cores of 12. Pros vol 33g.
    12/6/18: MRI finds 15.5mm diameter mass, labeled PI-RADS 5.
    1/4/19: G6 tumor 10% in 1 of 6 cores; uro recs treatment
    2/27/19: Dr. Epstein - G6 on that single guided core; 20%
    3/26/19: Color Doppler with Dr. Bahn; recs AS.
    5/6/19: 2nd Kaiser uro recs AS.
    6/7/19: Dr. Clayton Lau at City of Hope recs AS.
    7/8/19: 3rd Kaiser uro: AS.
    7/15/19: Dr. Leonard Marks at UCLA: AS. UCLA rad finds nothing abnormal in MRI.
    8/23/19: Another Kaiser rad finds nothing abnormal.
    Changing docs to 3rd uro.

    PSA
    8/2/18: 1.2
    3/26/19: 1.8
    6/14/19: 2.2

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    As long as we're doing some humor, anyone read the great daily comic strip Hagar the Horrible?

    One day, Hagar & Lucky Eddie are walking past a funeral where a husband was just buried. They hear a foul mouth woman (the widow) asking the pastor, "Well, do you think my no-good, lazy, good for nothing husband is in hell?"

    "Not any more," Hagar whispers to Eddie as they continue walking past. LOL
    July 2011 local PSA lab reading 6.41 (from 4.1 in 2009). Mayo Clinic PSA 9/ 2011 = 5.7.
    Local uro DRE revealed significant BPH, no lumps.
    PCa Dx Aug. 2011 age of 61.
    Biopsy DXd adenocarcinoma in 3/20 cores (one 5%, two 20%). T2C.
    Gleason 3+3=6. CT abdomen, bone scan negative.
    DaVinci prostatectomy 11/1/11 at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN), nerve sparing, age 62.
    Surgeon was Dr. Matthew Tollefson, who I highly recommend.
    Final pathology shows tumor confined to prostate.
    5 lymph nodes, seminal vesicules, extraprostatic soft tissue all negative.
    1.0 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm mass involving right posterior inferior, right posterior apex & left
    mid posterior prostate. Right posterior apex margin involved by tumor over 0.2 cm length,
    doctor says this is insignificant.
    Prostate 98 grams, tumor 2 grams.
    Catheter out in 7 days. No incontinence, minor dripping for a few weeks.
    Seven annual post-op exams 2012 through 2018: PSA <0.1
    Semi-firm erections without "training wheels," usable erections with 100mg Sildenafil.
    NOTE: ED caused by BPH, not the surgery.

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    Been saying for a long time I'd happily agree to a sex change, hormone therapy, or injection of a cure promising T-virus for that matter, IF in exchange I got to look like Milla Jovovich!
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    DOB 1965
    PM me for PSA graphing service & detailed story
    PSA 6.8 11/17
    PSA 7.5 04/18
    MRI 05/18 inconclusive, PI-RADS3?
    PSA 11.8 01/19
    PSA 10.1 02/19
    12 core random biopsy 02/19 (4+3)=7 suspicion of vascular invasion, grade 4 cribriform pattern, no PTEN loss
    Bone scan negative 04/19
    PSA 13.3 04/01/19 pre-surgery significant urinal symptoms and some ED
    RRP 04/04/19
    pT2c pN0 (0 of 7 lymph nodes positive) pL0 pV0 R0(local) Pn1
    Perineural growth predominantly on right hand side, tumour diameter 15mm 90% G4 10% G3
    Prostatic parenchyma with glandular hyperplasia and chronic granular, partly purulent inflammation.
    PSA 0.14 04/30/19
    PSA 0.02 05/13/19
    PSA 0.008 06/04/19

 

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