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« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2010, 09:16:21 PM »
Your in my prayers Frank. As strong as you are I think your results will be good. You understand what your up against the rest of your life and your positive hard working attitude will prevail. As you told me, it is what it is.  ;)
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« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2010, 12:58:46 PM »
                      ;D    0.36    ;)

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« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2010, 09:19:30 PM »
The first battle is won. My psa is 0.36 down from 13.82. Talking with the Dr. it seemed they were expecting nothing less. Next, is testing every 6 months to see if the cancer comes back. There are side effects from the zoladex (hormone shots)  & I can handle that.
Soo!!! The first battle is won but the war continues.
Thanks for you prayers & encouragement it means everything.
  
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« Last Edit: November 19, 2010, 05:32:26 PM by Frankie »
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« Reply #33 on: November 18, 2010, 07:04:28 AM »
Congratulations!! You are one bad mutha!.
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« Reply #34 on: November 19, 2010, 08:49:33 AM »
Frankie,

I am really glad to hear that things are looking better. My whole family, myself included have been sending a lot of positive thoughts your way. I will pass this information on to everyone. Let me know if you need anything.

Jason

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« Reply #35 on: November 21, 2010, 09:03:50 PM »
Frankie,

I am really glad to hear that things are looking better. My whole family, myself included have been sending a lot of positive thoughts your way. I will pass this information on to everyone. Let me know if you need anything.

Jason
Thanks Fool. I've noticed my spirits are up when I'm with my disc golf friends. It's encouraging to my attitude. It will be a while before I know for sure. The first report was good news & brings joy to me & family this holiday season.
Thanks again Jason!
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« Reply #36 on: December 08, 2010, 08:48:44 PM »
I had an appointment with GU (genitle urinary) today. It was in part about ED. What I found out is the nerves were damaged from radiation & it may or may not be permanent. I also asked about stopping the hormone shots. the Dr. simply said, we've found patients getting the shots live longer than those who don't. I know I said I could muttle through the shots, it was just a thought. Another question I asked is if cancer can reoccur in the prostate & he said yes. That was not music to my ears, radiation is not an option, it's a one time deal. The more research I do the more questions I know to ask. Another thing, the Dr. said half the patients don't know why their there. They just show up because they're told to. What stress that must put on the Doctors. On the lighter side the Doc asked me to drop my pants to inspect the jewels. I mentioned to him if he lost his job I was sure he could find something with the TSA. He laughed. He also mentioned this is going to take a long time for any finality. I've got to suck it up, but when you don't feel good half the time, it's a reminder of the process. I can't help but think about what Randy Moore is going through. I'm doing OK & appreciate my friends.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2010, 10:04:48 PM by Frankie »
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« Reply #37 on: December 09, 2010, 10:25:54 AM »
I feel like such a bum for just reading this entire thread now!  Finally, my own computer is allowing me to get caught up on things.
You are definitely in my prayers, Frank.  Glad to hear that things are looking up for you.  Except for the simulation, I have been through all those tests with my dad.  It's no fun, but sounds like they're working for you.
Keep up the strong spirits as they make all the difference.
I'll see you Feb. 5th, if not sooner.

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« Reply #38 on: January 13, 2011, 09:29:14 PM »
To start I'm feeling OK.
I got another hormone shot today (zoladex). Every time I took the shot, the nurse suggested I don't look at the needle. Needless to say, I followed her instructions. This is an implant of a capsule injected into the stomach. They freeze the area so it's painless.
The nurse spent an extended time today answering my questions relative to my side effects. Tired, shortness of breath, itching. Mood changes is another, but I think I'm doing well with that, at least from outward appearance. She checked my oxygen intake & it's 95, above average.
Cancer is a war & for me a World War. Because of the side effects I'm reminded often during the day , I have cancer. I've got to reach back & push. I think the generic opinion is I'll be fine & I agree. Keep me in your prayer, thoughts & support.
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Researchers have explained how antioxidants in red wine and green tea produce a combined effect to disrupt an important cell signaling pathway necessary for prostate cancer growth.
Above is copied & I'm now I'm drinking loose leaf green teas along with the red wine I drink.
An humble thank you to those who feel my anguish.
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Keep Randy Moore in you're thoughts & prayers also. Disc golf is his therapy & it's his way to cope with his problems.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2011, 06:27:44 AM by Frankie »
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« Reply #39 on: January 14, 2011, 07:15:08 AM »
There’s a lot of love for you & Randy and we’re all pulling for you both. You guys keep fighting and we’ll keep praying. Thanks for the update.
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« Reply #40 on: January 16, 2011, 04:43:29 AM »
The importance of friends is priceless when battling thru the tough times in life and there's plenty to go around on this board. There's no way to describe how helpful the good comments and caring goes towards the process of healing. You people are all awesome! 

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« Reply #41 on: January 16, 2011, 08:26:41 PM »
The importance of friends is priceless when battling thru the tough times in life and there's plenty to go around on this board. There's no way to describe how helpful the good comments and caring goes towards the process of healing. You people are all awesome!  

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Known by his elders as Randy. That being me. I  call him Jr.  because that's relative.
Soooooo........ this man deserves you admiration & respect. End of argument!!!
« Last Edit: February 25, 2011, 09:25:59 PM by Frankie »
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« Reply #42 on: January 24, 2011, 05:36:34 PM »
I can't believe I didn't hear about this somehow. I am so glad things have gotten better for you Frankie. I'll be sure to tell the people I know that talk to the man upstairs to keep you in their prayers (not big on it myself.) Keep kicking @$$ Frankie! You got it, brother.

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« Reply #43 on: January 24, 2011, 08:33:00 PM »
Thanks Stevie!
 If you're not much on prayer, keep the positive thought rollin. Typically prostate cancer is relative easy to cure if caught soon enough. I knew I had issues a few years ago, & just put it off. My brother, who came up from Texas, Christmas 2009, insisted I get checked out. Waiting like I did has given me an aggressive form of prostate cancer. To be sure it's cureable, but not a slam dunk. Another side effect, that I haven't delicately mentioned, is I'm medically castrated.What a thrill!
When I come to mind I believe God hears the good thoughts.
It's nice to hear from you Steve.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2011, 10:27:04 PM by Frankie »
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« Reply #44 on: January 24, 2011, 10:40:44 PM »
Still keeping you in my prayers over in Ottawa, Frank!
I got faith.