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Old 12-08-2009, 09:52 AM   #1
Jay Bird
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Bad news never come easy

My family practictioner ran a PSA test on me a few weeks ago and the results were high. He referred me to Urologist and a postrate biopsy was performed Nov 30. Unfortunately, it came back positive. I am a Vietnam Vet and was in the area where Agent Orange was used. Prostrate cancer is one of the fallout as a result. I have a CATSCAN and MRI 17 Dec with a followup with my doctor 31 Dec. I will be undergoing treatment in Jan 2010. I urge any Vietnam Vet that were possibly exposed to Agent Orange have a PSA test at least every six months. I ask that you remember me in your thoughts and prayers and I will see you around the campfire soon.
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:11 AM   #2
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Jay - thoughts and prayers definitely out to you!

Keep a positive outlook, and we'll celebrate your 10 year, and my 20 year at the same time!
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:21 AM   #3
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Jay, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. As kilch123 said "Keep a positive outlook".
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:31 AM   #4
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George-I had my prostate removed last year because of cancer. I joined a cancer support group called Man to Man. It's just a bunch of guys who have or had prostate cancer. I said "had" because I really don't know how to refer to post operative results that remove all of the cancer according to the doctor.

There is a wealth of information on the web and if you do get into the Man to Man group, there probably will be lots of answers to your questions. There are many different procedures for treating the cancer and the survival rate is one of the highest for cancer.

I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts.

I forgot to mention that a call to the American Cancer Society will give you more information on the Man to Man program.

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Old 12-08-2009, 11:23 AM   #5
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hope you have a speedy and complete recovery.
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:29 AM   #6
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George, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:34 AM   #7
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Prayers and best wishes. Keep a positive attitude and do what the doc says!
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:49 AM   #8
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We are praying for a speedy recovery George!
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:52 AM   #9
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Jay Bird, hang in there sir. From one Viet Nam vet to another my prayers are with you and your family. And just to let you know, just had my PSA test for the same reasons that you did. And fortunately for me the numbers came back good. That agent orange **** was nasty to say the least. Hang tough, if you can make it through the Nam, you sure can whip this.

Good Luck
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:06 PM   #10
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George, stay positive and know we are thinking of you.
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:06 PM   #11
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Jay Bird, you will be included in our thoughts and prayers as well.
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:23 PM   #12
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We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers!
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:25 PM   #13
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George, you are in our thoughts and prayers.as a Vietnam Vet myself i too wish you all the best sir.
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:26 PM   #14
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George, we are hoping that all goes well with your treatments and you are back on the road soon.
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:37 PM   #15
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Hang in there George, Betsy and I are praying for you... Dave
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:54 PM   #16
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As a Vietnam Veteran myself and probably exposed I will have to keep an eye on it. I do get screened now once a year. In the mean time our prayers are with you for a speedy recovery.

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Old 12-08-2009, 12:58 PM   #17
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George,
You and your family are in our prayers. My brother in law had the radiation seed implant.
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:02 PM   #18
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George We will keep you and rosetta in our prayers also. I know she is like susie they always seem to take care of us men. stay strong and we will pray for a great outcome.
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:23 PM   #19
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Rosetta.

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Old 12-08-2009, 01:36 PM   #20
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George,
Sorry to hear this, unfortunately it's something that a lot of us men will have to deal with sooner or later. I saw a list of what the government is finally admitting can be caused by Agent Orange and was amazed by the length of it. Good luck and we'll be praying for you
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