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Hauxfan's Prostate Update.......

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Hauxfan, Jul 13, 2010.

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  1. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

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    Hauxfan

    Sometime last year I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and put it on TS.com. My PSA levels were 14.6 or 7. (Can't quite remember)

    I said I would come back and report what went on and what has happened so far.

    Went to see a surgeon and a radiologist and even the surgeon recommended radiation in my case. At my age, the surgeon said radiation would be the way to go.

    In February and March (I think) I did 41 or 42 radiation treatments.

    From what the radiation doctor said, I was one of the lucky ones as I had absolutely no side affects.

    I had made up my mind to walk 6 miles every day of my treatments, which I did. The hardest part was drinking the two glasses of water at a certain time every morning so I'd have a full bladder at radiation time.

    I found out it is easier to get the second glass down if you microwave it for 17 seconds and warm it up a little. Cold water is hard to chugalug........lol

    Then they wait a long time after the treatments to check your PSA. About 4 months in my case.

    To make a long story short, my PSA level is now at 2.0. Which I'm told is pretty good.

    I basically ignored my cancer and went on with my life. The reason I could do this is that they told me up front that this would never kill me and at my age, I couldn't see worrying about something that is going to happen sometime to all of us.

    I could die from worrying and that wasn't going to happen.

    I wish to thank all of those who sent me their prayers and their good wishes. I'm sure that it really helped me in the long run.

    If anyone has any questions you'd like to ask, don't hesitate to ask them.

    And please, if you are an older gentleman, please get your PSA levels checked. It is what I call "life" important!!!

    Thanks everyone!

    Hauxfan!
     
  2. birdtracker

    birdtracker Active Member

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    congrats my friend. Hope you live a long and prosperous life. Birdtracker
     
  3. blade819

    blade819 Well-Known Member

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    Great story. Living life to the fullest, some luck and a few prayers will generally pull you through. Good luck!
     
  4. short shucker

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    Hauxfan,

    You're going to end up the same way my pappy did. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer 9 years ago. They did surgury and then he took the hormone shots twice a year for a few years.

    They told him he had about 7 years to live out his life.

    He's still going mighty strong 9 years after the fact and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. He's 74 now and I still have a day when walking through the woods where I can't keep up with the old man.

    I wish you the absolute very best!

    ss
     
  5. razor

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    hauxfan, i very glad to here you are doing so good and i will be out to see you next week wed. for the iowa state shoot and then back to sauk trap & skeet to get ready for ata central zone shoot. see you there on wed. razor & ellie
     
  6. recurvyarcher

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    You just stayed around so you could create havoc in shootlow's life...admit it.
     
  7. ExFedex

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    Reg; Are you still planning on being at the Pacific Grand? A friends Beretta broke down so he may shoot the MarkII there. Take care; Bill H., Camano Island.
     
  8. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

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    Razor & Ellie, looking forward to seeing you next week. Drive careful.....

    Recurvy, you just may have a point there..........lol

    Hauxfan!
     
  9. BIGDON

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    Haux: The best my friend. BUT remember Spartans rule the Big 10.

    Don
     
  10. Setterman

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    Hauxfan, Good to hear you are doing well. Good for you.
     
  11. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    Hauxfan, that's great news I'm glad your doing so well. We all face our mortality and you have done it with courage and class. Thanks for sharing your story and the follow up.
    Bruce Specht
     
  12. AveragEd

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    Congrats!

    Ed
     
  13. BDodd

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    Congrats from another prostate cancer survivor. I had the surgery and later needed radiation. Here's hopes you're done with it.....breakemall.....Bob Dodd
     
  14. Big Heap

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    I had 43 sessions of X-ray five years ago and it worked to kill my prostate cancer.

    Last November a CT scan for another problem discovered I had developed a bladder tumor. THEN I was told that people who have prostate X-ray are 20 times more likely to develop bladder cancer.

    Now after 3 series of chemo, the tumor has reduced in size. Still waiting for news from the doctor about possible bladder surgery.

    Another FYI - people who smoke at sometime in their life are more likely to develop bladder cancer. Turns out I have 3 friends who currently have the same bladder diagnosis.
     
  15. Catpower

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    Hauxfan, glad it's working out, when I was 41 I went to the doc and while I was there he wanted to take some blood, I told him to do a PSA test, he said I was too young, but I told him my Dad had died from prostate cancer, and he said okay well to make a long story short, the tests came back and they were elevated, and after biopsies they said I had cancer, then the first docot said aren't you lucky we caught it? I said hey a--hole you didn't even want to give me the test!!!!

    But they took it our, everything was good for four years, then it came back did the radiation and chemo thing and have been fine for the last 15 yrs, so you will be fine also

    Hawkeyes are tough to bring down!!!!!!
     
  16. jrdlanes

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    What Haux has not mentioned is that he continues to walk at LEAST 3 Miles/Day AND he has taken up bicycling! He told me the other day he could not shoot cuz he was going on a 25 mi. bike ride! Quite frankly I suspiscion that the real reason he is riding a bicycle is the high number of nubile young lass' who do the same. Most of them are wearing rather snug apparel too. He mentioned that he rides at the rear of group. He said it was so he could stay out of the way but I question that. :)))

    Keep up the good trend my friend. The first Dilley Bar is on me next week at the Iowa State Shoot! John in Iowa
     
  17. BigM-Perazzi

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    Great news Haux!!!!

    Life wouldn't be the same without someone for the Big M to beat on.. (hopefully,)

    Go Blue!!

    Jim Chapman

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  18. Hauxfan

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    Big Don......Are those Spartans the ones who have those funny stripes on there helmuts or is that Michigan. Hard to tell them apart anymore. :)

    Big Heap, I'll keep an eye on it. I was a former smoker too.

    Dang John, don't be giving out all of my secrets. Now the gals will make me bike up front.

    I only walked 3.5 miles today and biked 20 miles. It sure was a hot one today.

    Big M, you and Big Don should get your teams together. They might possibly field one winning team in Michigan by combining them.............but I doubt it. LOL

    Thanks all for your messages of encouragement. They are really good information and a few are good for laughs. And we can't have enough of that.

    Hauxfan!
     
  19. TC

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    Wishing you the best Haux. Hang in there. Tony
     
  20. shot410ga

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    A doctor once told me that if a man lives long enough he will have almost a 100% chance of prostrate cancer. And that most men have it by the time they reach 80 regardless of what they do to prevent it. If there is such a thing as prevention.

    Anyway, I'm glad to see your OK.
     
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