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Re: OT and Personal

James Compton
 

PSA readings can be alarming, to say the least, but taken alone, they are not conclusive indicators of the "Big C"  My readings were in the mid to high 3s from my mid-40s.  Early 50s, they started a slow climb, so the biopsies began.  As the readings erratically climbed above 6, I was always borderline paniced, then relieved but surprised when biopsies kept were turning up negative.  Including a "saturation biopsy" which looked at 42 snips throughout my prostate....still negative.  Finally, in 2006, a routine blood test revealed a PSA of around 21....serious panic time!  I immediately had it rechecked and it showed 11.6, so another biopsy was performed (the 4th or 5th, can't remember) and, bingo, got a hit!  

I went through a 3-step treatment in the fall of 2006 and spring of 2007, which included hormone therapy, computerized/directed/narrow, variable power radiation beam treatments and radioactive seed implants....followed by a few more follow-up radiation treatments.  Time-consuming, but the treatment was painless with only temporary side-effects.  I have annual follow-up exams at the clinic where I was treated and have been cancer-free for 7 years (8, if the check-up next month is good.)

As we all are, diagnosis and fear of the possible results strikes terror in the bravest, but there is so much to know about this....  For instance, after the fact, I was told that it can be normal for the PSA readings to increase in men who experience BPHP (prostate enlargement....and that is normal in most men as we age.  Again, rising PSA readings alone only indicate the need to consider additional tests.

Good luck as you move forward.  I'll be including you in my prayers.  If you would like to talk to others about their experiences, I'd be happy to tell you about my treatment.  An email will return a phone number.

There is a wealth of information on the web site of the facility where I was treated.  Very educational and information is something that you need right now.  http://www.dattoli.com/  and  http://www.dattolifoundation.org/

Sorry if this is too much information and if this isn't the proper place for the information.

Jim, K4JDC

-----Original Message-----
From: "kk5ib01@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Oct 2, 2014 11:22 AM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] OT and Personal

 

Went for my annual check up at our local VA clinic and got a bad report of PSA at 5.5. Don't know much more but have scheduled appointment with urologist. I would ask my Christian friends for prayer, no offense intended to others and thanks.

Darryl, KK5IB


Re: OT and Personal

David Lininger <kb0zke@...>
 

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Went for my annual check up at our local VA clinic and got a bad report of PSA at 5.5. Don't know much more but have scheduled appointment with urologist. I would ask my Christian friends for prayer, no offense intended to others and thanks.
Darryl, KK5IB
Darryl, I'll add you to our churches prayer lists.

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Re: OT and Personal

David Donaldson
 

Also praying for peace and strengh for you, Darryl. He is with you no matter the outcome.

In HIM

Dave


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David Donaldson, WB7DRU
Navy/MC MARS NNN0AK
Burnsville MN -- EN34ij
http://www.linkedin.com/in/dadonaldson



From: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com [mailto:4sqrp@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 2, 2014 12:53 PM
To: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] OT and Personal


Hi Darryl,

Some words of encouragement and on the list because others might benefit
as well.

That test only indicated to the doctor that they should use a more
thorough test protocol. That is the next step. The thing we are talking
about is a possible cancer. Even if it turns up cancer I can tell you
that I know a number of men perosnally who have beaten it. They had the
cancer. They do NOT have it now. Once upon a time it was an automatic
death sentence. It isn't any more.

You will be on a number of prayer lists and one answer to those prayers
will be the doctors and other medical staff who will help you get past
whatever happens.

73,

Bill KU8H

On 10/02/2014 12:22 PM, kk5ib01@gmail.com [4sqrp] wrote:

Went for my annual check up at our local VA clinic and got a bad
report of PSA at 5.5. Don't know much more but have scheduled
appointment with urologist. I would ask my Christian friends for
prayer, no offense intended to others and thanks.

Darryl, KK5IB


Re: OT and Personal

bobby rolph
 

I will be happy to pray for you Darryl!
73 es God Bless
Kb4qnr
Bobby Rolph


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On Oct 2, 2014, at 12:22 PM, "kk5ib01@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Went for my annual check up at our local VA clinic and got a bad report of PSA at 5.5. Don't know much more but have scheduled appointment with urologist. I would ask my Christian friends for prayer, no offense intended to others and thanks.

Darryl, KK5IB


Re: OT and Personal

Michael McEwen
 

Prayers for sure...Father Mike, K5OSA,priest and retired Army chaplain...


On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 11:22 AM, kk5ib01@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Went for my annual check up at our local VA clinic and got a bad report of PSA at 5.5. Don't know much more but have scheduled appointment with urologist. I would ask my Christian friends for prayer, no offense intended to others and thanks.

Darryl, KK5IB




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Re: OT and Personal

Bill Cromwell
 

Hi Darryl,

Some words of encouragement and on the list because others might benefit as well.

That test only indicated to the doctor that they should use a more thorough test protocol. That is the next step. The thing we are talking about is a possible cancer. Even if it turns up cancer I can tell you that I know a number of men perosnally who have beaten it. They had the cancer. They do NOT have it now. Once upon a time it was an automatic death sentence. It isn't any more.

You will be on a number of prayer lists and one answer to those prayers will be the doctors and other medical staff who will help you get past whatever happens.

73,

Bill KU8H

On 10/02/2014 12:22 PM, kk5ib01@gmail.com [4sqrp] wrote:

Went for my annual check up at our local VA clinic and got a bad report of PSA at 5.5. Don't know much more but have scheduled appointment with urologist. I would ask my Christian friends for prayer, no offense intended to others and thanks.

Darryl, KK5IB


PSA Test results

Rich Fowler <k8meg@...>
 

Hi Daryl,

A few years ago, I had a PSA of 5.1 or something like that. The nurse, not the doctor, said the testosterone supplement I was taking was contributing to my increased PSA. I stopped taking that without verifying with doctor, etc. My level is currently dropping.  The doctor did a biopsy and the results were negative.

The doctor usually monitor a change in PSA count. Big jump in numbers indicate you need to be checked out. These things are pretty much routine for us guys. Several of my friends have had different results, watching  for cancer, and cancer and considering the options. All of the operation options take care of the cancer and it's gone. 
It is scary at first, I know from experience. Hang in there and God will grant you His Peace.

Rich K8MEG
 



Re: OT and Personal

L L bahr <pulsarxp@...>
 

Darrell,

 

I am 76 and have had a PSA of around 4 for 30 years and have no cancer.  Even if it is cancer some prostate cancers grow so slow you would die from something else before prostate cancer got you.  That doesn't mean this is the case all the time, but until you get further checks, don't sweat it.  PSA numbers only give potential warnings but they don't tell you if you have a real problem or not.  It's just an indicator for more tests.  If the PSA is the only thing used they look for trends such as is it going up or staying constant.  Changes are more indicative then the number.  Docs start getting curious once the number goes above 4.

 

Lee, w0vt 


Re: OT and Personal

LARRY MAKOSKI <w2lj@...>
 

Darryl,

Rest assured, you have them.
 
73 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!


Re: OT and Personal

Dale Putnam
 

Hey Darryl,
  We'll keep you in our prayers, at this point.. it doesn't matter to me, who that offends. 
Just attend to you and your family.. God will lead us into some real situations.. but.....
He NEVER leads us in without leading us out too!! And the best part? He is with us all the way!

Have a great day,
 
 
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy
 
 



To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2014 09:22:24 -0700
Subject: [4sqrp] OT and Personal

 

Went for my annual check up at our local VA clinic and got a bad report of PSA at 5.5. Don't know much more but have scheduled appointment with urologist. I would ask my Christian friends for prayer, no offense intended to others and thanks.
Darryl, KK5IB



Re: OT and Personal

davemrtn
 


Re: OT and Personal

WA0ITP
 

OOPs, meant the previous message to go to Darryl directly, sri.


Re: OT and Personal

w7aqk@...
 

Darryl,
 
No need to apologize.  Reports like this are unnerving at a minimum.  However, there are lots of reasons to NOT get too stressed, at least not at this point.  For one thing, these tests often are inaccurate, and probably should be followed up with another.  However, even if it is accurate, you should focus on the fact that medical science today can deal with these kinds of issues very effectively.  In other words, don’t assume the worst!  Your faith is your friend right now, but so are your doctors!
 
Dave W7AQK
 
 
 

Sent: Thursday, October 2, 2014 9:22 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] OT and Personal
 
 

Went for my annual check up at our local VA clinic and got a bad report of PSA at 5.5. Don't know much more but have scheduled appointment with urologist. I would ask my Christian friends for prayer, no offense intended to others and thanks.

Darryl, KK5IB


Re: Morning Net - The Power of QRP

Darryl J Kelly
 

Terry,
It wasn't your rig that sounded odd, it was mine. I often use an MFJ-784B digital filter box as an amp and distribution box and I had my band pass setting for SSB. You were a real 599 which it took to get over the noise.
Darryl, KK5IB


OT and Personal

Darryl J Kelly
 

Went for my annual check up at our local VA clinic and got a bad report of PSA at 5.5. Don't know much more but have scheduled appointment with urologist. I would ask my Christian friends for prayer, no offense intended to others and thanks.

Darryl, KK5IB


Thanks Terry, his artwork is way cool!

Phil Anderson
 

Thanks or the links Terry.

I really like his artwork and accompanying humor.

Art Novice, Unc Phil



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Re: Seafood Festival portable 4x4

Jim Sheldon
 

Bet it tastes fishy too - probably better than whale blubber though!
 

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From: "dekle@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
Sent: 10/2/2014 8:58:03 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Re: Seafood Festival portable 4x4
 


Now that sounds a little fishy.

Bill
KV6Z


Morning Net - The Power of QRP

WA0ITP
 

GM all,

Interesting net this morning. Darryl  mentioned that my rig sounded odd do I dble checked connections, tuning, etc.  Then I noticed that the power setting was turned all the way down, which is a little les thant 1 watt. I had been using the big rig as a signal source while working on a receiver and hadn't turn the power back up to 5W.   So I unintentionally worked everyone at QRPp power.  Wow! Good receivers guys.  Checkining were:



Thanks much and hope to see you agn next week.
-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...
www.4sqrp.com


Re: Seafood Festival portable 4x4

dekle@...
 

Now that sounds a little fishy.

Bill
KV6Z


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Jim Sheldon
 

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