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June 6th - NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORS DAY

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WHW
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Joined: Jul 2009

Today is National Cancer Survivors Day and this is something we all need to rejoice in.

WE ARE ALL SURVIVORS!!!

No matter where we are in the process and how far down the path we have traveled, today we celebrate the fact that we are survivors. I opened my eyes this morning and saw daylight, I opened my lungs and sucked in fresh air, today is another bonus day and I celebrate another day of being a survivor.

It is not just me or you, but our loved ones, family and friends, are all right there with us, they are all survivors of our cancer as well.

So take a minute, look around, smell the flowers, enjoy the sights, enjoy the love of family and friends, PLAN FOR MANY MORE TOMORROWS, and celebrate in the glory of another bonus day.

Thank you my friends, my fellow survivors, for all of your support and caring,

Sonny

60 years old when diagnosed
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
da Vinci 9/17/09
Post Surgery Pathology: GS 4+3=7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5%
positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
30 day PSA 0.4, 50 day psa 0.53, 64 day psa 0.6
IMRT completed 1/15/10 35 treatments- 70Gy

2/24/10 FIRST POST RAD PSA 1.0---CARRRP --waiting for the next test.
3/22/10 Second Post RAD PSA 1.5 Dammmmnnn stubborn son of a gun
4/19/10 YAHOO PSA dropped to 1.2 Moving in the right direction.
5/7/10 PSA test 1.3 Sodium Fluoride PET Scan & CT SCAN -scheduled
5/20/10 PSA test 1.2 Holding off on future tests for 3 months- single lytic lesion found and scheduling radiation.

bdhilton
Posts: 764
Joined: Jan 2010

Sonny, the best to you this day and the many days that follows…Hey that brought tears to my eyes… I used it in another post…

Best to all

NM
Posts: 214
Joined: Jul 2009

Thanks Sonny you are an inspiration to us all. Hope all works out for you and your son makes the show....Thanks for being here and sharing....

Nick ...Age 53...survivor since last sept

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