One and a Half Year PSA 0.03 Yippee!

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56pontiac
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   Posted 3/29/2008 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Just got my PSA  0.03 1 1/2 year since surgery 10/12/06.  History was 0.01 right after surgery then ran 0.02 up to now at 0.03.  I wonder how some of my Same Surgery date buddies Shepla and Birdland are doing. Don't see any post from them, so I assume they have gotten on with life. yeah   Here is link I'm the old guy in the picture missing the prostate. My son is the tall upright bass player. God Bless Everyone of my Friends here at Healing Well. I am thankful everyday I found this site when I needed it most.
REMEMBER EVERY DAY IS GIFT!!!!!
 
 

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KrisP
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   Posted 3/29/2008 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi 56pontiac!
Great news, wish you all the best. I'm going to visit surgeon on Wednesday. Found out about my pc 3/14/08
Diagnosed 3/2008 at Age 54; with Prostate Cancer with PSA of 1.9
Biopsy done 3/2008; with Gleason 6
Pathology report - Gleason 6 (3+3), involving left lobe (T2b)
DRE=15gm with indurated left base and mid prostate
Cores positive: left base medial, left base lateral, left mid medial and left mid lateral
Clinical stage t2b.
Prostate Carcinorna 185
Urologist recommended no bone scan or other test is needed at this time.
In process of evaluating all options.


DanmanBob
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   Posted 3/29/2008 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   

Hey, 56...great news!!

Did not see an old guy in the pics....just 3 young ones.


Danman Bob
Age 57
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14
Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Despite high Gleason score, cancer was confined to the prostate
Possible post-surgery radiation therapy...decision likely in late April 2008, depending upon PSA at that time
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of March 2008)
Began using Viagra 3 times a week December 2007 to stimulate blood flow
Began using Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy mid-February 2008
Will probably begin using bimix injections in addition to Viagra and pump in May 2008


James C.
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   Posted 3/29/2008 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news! glad to hear of those low numbers.....

James C. 
 
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Age 60 
4/19/07   PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/11/07   Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07   Path report:  3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6. 
9/24/07   (Open) Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed 
9/26/07   Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07  ED- begin 50mg Viagra and Vacurect pump nightly, Fully continent
01/14/08  Caverject started/stopped, aching.   .5ml Bimix started-success
 3/24/08   ED- 6 mts.-Viagra, pump, Bimix continues- no response
              Post-surgery PSA's:Nov-0, Mar-0


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 3/29/2008 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   

000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000.

Woo~Hoo!

Great News!  56 Pontiac's a big Zero. 

I knew you didn't have it in you!!!!

000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

 

And Long live those musicians!

 

God Bles you, and keep the zeros coming!

 

Tony



Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (1/08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09. 
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
Visit my Journey at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
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biker90
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   Posted 3/29/2008 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news 56Pontiac,

Nice to see you again, especially when you report great results....

Jim
Age 73. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06.  Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C N0 MX. Gleason 3+4.
PSAs from  1/3/07 - 1/17/08 0.00. 
Next PSA test on 7/17/08
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."
 
 


lawink
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   Posted 3/29/2008 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Pontiac - great news!!!! Wishing you a lifetime of ZEROOOOOOOOOOO's.

You were there when we needed you . . . . surgery date Sept 26, 2006 . . . .found this website in November!!!

We are ZERO's too!

;o) Linda & Bob
Bob (62) - Laproscopic Prostate Removal Sept 27, 2006 at age 60.
2 of 12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.
 
Pathology - cancer completely contained, even a second more aggressive, previously undetected cancer)
PSA UNDETECTABLE Nov 2006, Feb, May, Oct2007.  ONE YEAR!!!! WHOOO HOOOO! 

Bob also has two secondary conditions -- Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platelets) and . . Myelofibrosis) -- If anyone has experience with or information on these, please email us.


Magaboo
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   Posted 3/29/2008 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Congratulations on your great test result. Hope there are many more of those in your future.
                                                   
                                                           
Magaboo

Born Sept., 1936
PSA 7.9
Stage T1C
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7
2 of 8 positive
Open RP 28 Nov 06
Post op staging T3
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06
Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA test Mar., 08 =.04 
 
 


norskie
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   Posted 3/31/2008 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
56

Great news, keep those 0's coming each and every year.

Norskie
norskie
Age 49, PSA 6.22 on 9-26-06
Biopsy 11-01-06, 2 of 13 cores 10% cancer, 2 other cores abnormal Up-dated 20% prostate cancerous
Gleason score 3+3=6 After Pathology report 4+3=7 a couple agressive Grade 5 cells found
Da Vinci surgery 01-09-07 UW Madison
Pathology Report- cancer 100 % capsual contained 1-18-07
Catheter removed 1-18-07 suffered bladder spasms Catheter reattached 1-18-07 Catheter removed 2nd time 1-24-07
1st & 2nd Post PSA Blood Test .1 and less - Undetectable
3nd Post PSA Blood Test 01-17-07 .3-Next action awaits me.
Next PSA Scheduled and meeting with Radiologist set for 3-27-08
Incontenence-Pad free since end of May 07 4 1/2 months post surgery 
ED back to 95% prior to surgery - no medication required.


Ripandburn
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Total Posts : 125
   Posted 3/31/2008 8:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Pontiac,

Nice to hear from you. Congratulations on the PSA. I just had blood drawn on the 28th. Waiting for the results. I will post when I have them.
52 years old
T1c 3+3=6
DaVinci July 16, 2007
largest cancer .2mm
Bladder Sling installed during prostate removal
nerve sparing with both nerve bundles intact
all cancer contained within prostate nothing near margins
PSA after 6 weeks <0.1 - undetectable
PSA after 4 month .07 - undetectable
11 weeks post-op - no more pads


myman
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   Posted 3/31/2008 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey 56 - that's good news! Went to your link - very cool scool

My husband & our 2 sons play also...looks like there are many musicians on this site.

I know what you mean about being grateful for this site...it's the best

Keep playing and take care of yourself,
Susan
Husband Diagnosed 11/17/05 Age: 63 PSA: 7.96 No Symptoms
2/09/06: LRP - Post Pathology - Gleason 4+3 Stage T2b NO MX
3 mo. PSA: 11.8 Stage T3a
6 mo. PSA: 18.8 Stage IV Systemic w/ distant lymph node involvement
Start HT - Lupron 3 mo. shots
12/06/06: PSA 0.8
03/07/07: PSA 0.3
PSA - Undetectable since 6/07/07


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 3/31/2008 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   

56! Congrats on the 0's!!  I was excited to see that you are from Springfield.  I am a Duck and grew up in S. Oregon.  My father is actually getting his salvage radiation treatment down there now.  Stay well!! 

 

 

 


Father's Information
DX July 15, 2007
Age 62 (now 63)
PSA 5.5
Original Gleason 3+4=7 
Post Surgery Gleason- 4+3=7
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin
One positive node
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
T3a N1 M0
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07
Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yr
Radiation started March 03, 2008 7 weeks 5x a week
2 weeks of radiation down!!!
 
 


Tim G
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   Posted 4/2/2008 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on your latest PSA results!  I hope that all is going well with you.
 
Take care and be well...Tim
Age 59  PSA velocity quadrupled in 1 yr (0.6 to 2.6) 
1 of 12 biopsies positive (5%) 
Open surgery June 2006 
Cancer confined to one small area Gleason 5 
PSA's undetectable
 


IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 4/2/2008 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Pontiac,

A Big "Wooooooooo Hooooooooo!" Wow 18 months!  tongue

Great news, 56pontiac!  Sorry I missed your report the other day!

Definitely... a time to celebrate!  Big Time!

BTW… I had a sweet 59 Pontiac when I was a kid!

Kind regards,


Barry ~ (a.k.a. "Idaho")

 

Da Vinci Surgery July 31, 2007… 54 on surgery day
PSA 4.3  Gleason 3+3=6  T2a  Confined to Prostate

1st PSA  09/11/2007  <0.04 (undetectable)

2nd PSA 12/10/2007  <0.04

3rd PSA  03/17/2008  <0.04

My web site: http://pca-info.blogspot.com


anniea
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Total Posts : 234
   Posted 4/3/2008 12:09 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi 56 Pontiac,

Great News!!!! I hope you have many more 0000000000 They are Great when it comes to PSA counts.

Warm Wishes

Diana


Rick & Diana
Age 68/ 67@ Dx
6-30-06  PSA 2.54
1-22-07  PSA 4.98
1-26-07  PSA 5.09
Diag: 2-14-07 Gleason 8 Stage T1c PSA 5.09
Bone Scan 3-1-07 Clear
3-6-07 Triple Spinal Fusion (due to old back injury)
Radical retropubic surgery 4-2-07  Post surgery Gleason 9 Stage T3a Positive margins
4-29-07 PSA 0.02
6-9-07   PSA 0.02
7-6-07   PSA 0.03
8-1-07   CT Scan & Chest X-Ray   Clean
 9-26-2007 PSA 0.07
11/1/07 PSA 0.1
11/30/07 PSA 0.12
01/31/2008 PSA 0.3
03/01/2008 PSA 0.3


StrictlyInc
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   Posted 4/3/2008 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations, 56Pontiac, well done!
____________________

Prostate cancer diagnosed: May 15, 2006 (age 40)
Gleason score: pre-surgery 3+3=6; post-surgery 3+4=7
daVinci radical prostatectomy: July 25, 2006
size of tumor: approx 1.1 inches; negative margins from surgery

- number of pads/day at 3 months after surgery: 3 to 5
- number of pads/day at 4 months after surgery: 1 to 2
- number of pads/day at 6-18 months after surgery: 0 to 1

- 1st post-surgery PSA: 0 (Nov 2006); 2nd post-surgery PSA: 0 (Feb 2007)
- 3rd post-surgery PSA: 0 (May 2007); 4th post-surgery PSA: 0 (June 2007); 5th post-surgery PSA: 0

The search for timber: took Viagra/Cialis approx. every other day, ErecAid once a day, injections. Peyronie's diagnosed 7/5/07. Now on daily Cialis, L-arginine and pentoxyfylline. Peyronies has stabilized and significantly reversed.

- PGE1 batting average: .364 (4 for 11)
- Bimix batting average: .722 (13 for 18)
- Trimix batting average: .500 (1 for 2) Grand total 18 for 31 = .581

"Lost in the valley without my horses, no one can tell me what my remorse is..."


bluebird
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   Posted 4/11/2008 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   

  tongue   Yea !  ~   56 Pontiac & Loved Ones,

 

PSA  !!!~~~>>>  Woo~Hoo  <<<~~~!!! Undetectable

 

1 Year 6 Months ~ cancer free!!!

An anniversary really worth celebrating!!! 

and a HUGE HUG from the 3 of us!!!

 

Cause  for   celebration!!!!!  Definitely!!!

What a wonderful day it is ~ each and every-day….   

Enjoy it to the fullest. 

 

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

*     *     *     *     *     *

The ultimate “goal”… we all strive for… Thank you for continuing to share!

It is very important to “all ”of us!  This is a way of positive feedback…

A way of showing others Hope… and a way of Sharing.  

J  Caring is Sharing ~  Thank You for Sharing  J

 

Happy Every-Day

 

Hey ~ Pontiac,

It’s never tooooo late to send a warm   H~ E~ L~L~O 

What a wonderful surprise when I started lurking back to page 5,6,7,8…

It truly is amazing how fast the threads are moving these days… 92 pages already reached in such a short time! WOW

Thanks for stopping by and letting us know how things are going for you!  We’re really glad you stayed close!  I miss hearing from Birdland and Shepla too!  Like you said moving on with life…  Take care and keep singing…  In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

 

v          We invite you to visit our personal thread:  Click Here:  “Our Journey” ~ Sharing is Caring 

April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

4th PSA 2-13-2008 (23 months) Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)


Jim-N1BRP
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   Posted 4/12/2008 6:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey 56,

Way to go!!!! Goose, Goose

Jim, 54,~Jim-N1BRP. My Journey
Diagnosed: 12Nov. '07, Age 54

Treatment Started : 31 Jan 08

Completed 31 Mar 08

42 treatments 1.8 Gy M-F for a total of 75.6 Gy.

Prostate Biopsy: 18Sept '06, - 10 sample all negative, Prostate size 36.3 cc

Prostate Biopsy : 12Nov '07, Biopsy - 14 sample 2 positive, one Gleason 6 at 5 %,
other Gleason 6 at 15%- Stage T1C -Prostate size 40.2 cc

Bone Scan: 12Dec '07, - Hot Spot on Brain
Family history: Father and two uncles  die from PCa

Other: GERD, 30% Carotid artery blockage, Kidney Cyst, Asthma

Meds, Hytrin, BusPIRone, Trazodone, Tramadol HCl, Omeprazole, Nitrostat, Plavix, Albuterol, Multi Vitamin  Mens

PSA's                   fPSA

1.2    Oct  05

3.61  Jul    06    

2.6    Sept 06          19%  

2.6    Apr 07             3% Oh NO

 


Mike A
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 213
   Posted 4/12/2008 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey 56,
Always glad to hear those low numbers!!!!! Keep up the good work!
Now go celebrate!
Best,
Mike
June 2005 - Age 53 PSA 4.8 at regular physical October 2005 - After several rounds of anti-biotics, PSA 5.2 at Urlogist November 2005 - Biopsy negative July 2006 - PSA 5.9 at regular Physical October 2006 - After several more rounds of anti-biotics PSA 8.1 November 2006 - Second biopsy - Positive December 2006 - Gleason (3+4=7), Tumor T1c, CT Scan and Bone Scan Negative
January 2, 2007 Robotic Prostatectomy, University of Rochester Medical Center - Tumor confined but larger than thought, only one nerve able to be spared. Margins clear. February 2007 - Three to fo ur pads a day, no erection with viagara. April 2007 - First Post-Surgical PSA 0.02. Down to one pad a day.July, 2007 - Six Month Post-op: PSA 0.04 No change in ED. October, 2007 - Nine Month Post-op: PSA back down to 0.02!Almost totally dry! Only slight improvement in ED - Will try injections if not improved by next appointment. January 2008: One Year Post-OP PSA 0.02 still dripping, but improving. Tried 500 dose of MUSE for ED, no luck. Will try 1000.


VaFan
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 203
   Posted 4/12/2008 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   

Congratulations! Just got my husband home and on the road to recovery. I wish you all the best and I loved the link you put on there. Great music!! And I agree with another member.... Where is the old guy???? :)

Kent and Cindy


Age 51 Kent
January 08 PSA 5.2 round of antibiotics went to 4.3
February 08 anpther round of antibiotics went to 4.2
March 17,08 had biopsy, 2 days later told cancer was on
one entire side of prostate.
Gleason 3+3
Doctor thinks its best to get the whole prostate with Perineal  Prostatectomy.
Surgery scheduled for this Thursday April 10th.
Cindy (the wife!!)
Surgery preformed and doing great. Only took 1 1/2 hours. Will know in two weeks about pathology report. Surgeon feels he he got all cancer and confined to prostate. Both nerves were spared.
Home 4-11
 


Lungman
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 276
   Posted 4/12/2008 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations, that is great news.

Pre-Op PSA 9.9
1 of 12 cores positive, Gleason 3+3
DaVinci on 9/5/2007
Post-Op Gleason 3+6, Negative Nodes and Margins
Less than 1% of prostate involved with CA
3 Month PSA 0.01, 6 Month PSA 0.01
Incontinence resolved 9/15/2007, one day after cath removal
ED showing significant improvement, more notable over last month
with Viagra 100 mg.

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