6 Month PSA 0.00

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geezer99
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 10/21/2009 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I just got my six month PSA of 0.00 (I’ll have to ask if the doctor changed tests – I don’t recall getting hundredths before) I like to think of myself as not too much given to “PSA test anxiety” but the feeling of relief after getting off the phone told me otherwise. So here is a status report.
Incontinence – One light pad a day, never full. I just realized today that the last couple of weeks I have been going out without a spare pad so either my subconscious is a fool or it thinks I am doing well. Unlike many, my leakage problem seems to urge incontinence not stress. Many years ago we read a news article in which Queen Elizabeth, commenting on her travels, said that she had learned never to pass up a chance to visit the loo. My wife and I now refer to such visits as “following the queen.” I hope for improvement, but I live pretty easily with what I have now.
I also had post-operative trouble with a weak urinary stream -- perhaps 25% of pre-op. This has gotten better and I am now up to 40-50%. Still not what I would wish, but livable too.
ED remains a problem with nothing remotely usable in that department even with drugs. Fortunately we find ways to have fun in bed anyway. I am not ready to go the step of injections yet and my wife is fine with that saying “men overrate p*nises anyway.” Speaking of the same organ, the post-op shortness seems to have eased somewhat, and is at tolerable levels.
I know that this is a fairly long report, but I wanted to share it with those who have not yet walked the path this far. I wish you all zeros all the time.

P.S to brother Dale (who will always be my zero club president)
Ever since I sent you my credit card information to pay my dues, my statement shows weekly charges to “Madam Sophie’s House of Pleasure” I presume that this must be a charity devoted to GFMPH
Age at diagnosis 66, PSA 5.5
Biopsy 12/08 12 cores, 8 positive
Gleason 3+4=7
CAT scan, Bone scan 1/09 both negative.

Robotic surgery 03/03/09 Catheter Out 03/08/09
Pathology: Lymph nodes & Seminal vesicles negative
Margins positive, Capsular penetration extensive Gleason 4+3=7
6 weeks: 1 pad/day, 1 pad/night -- mostly dry at night.
10 weeks: no pad at night -- slight leakage day/1 pad.
3 mo. PSA 0.0 - now light pads


lewvino
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 384
   Posted 10/21/2009 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats on your 6 month 0. Thanks for warning about the charitable charges to Madam sophies. I'll make sure and watch when I send in my dues to the 0 club! I got my first post surgery PSA 0 today

Larry
Age at diagnosis 54, PSA 5.1
Biopsy 04/08 12 cores, 5 positive
Gleason 3 Cores at 4+3=7, 2 Cores at 3+4=7
Perineural Invasion Noted on biopsy

Robotic surgery 08/12/09 at Vanderbilt, Nashville TN. 
 
Post Surgery - Dr. Spared 100% of Nerves on the left side.
Estimated that 50 - 70% of the nerves were spared on the right side.
 
Final Path report
20% of the prostate Invovled
Tumor graded at T2C
Overall Gleason 3+4 (7)
Lymph Glands Clear
Positive Margin Noted in Right Apex


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 24334
   Posted 10/21/2009 11:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats on your latest zero, keep em coming, brother
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/09 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/09 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - out  38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl.agree to start radiation, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg with uro/surg, 9/29- pre-op, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - suprapubic cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sessions/72 gys.


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4454
   Posted 10/21/2009 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news on the zero. Nice to get a run of them going. Wishing you a lifetime of them..
James C. Age 62
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
4/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS 3/3=6
9/07 Nerve sparing open RRP 110gms.- Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Stg. pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
24 mts: PSA's: .04 each test since surgery, Bimix .3ml PRN or Trimix .15ml PRN


Cajun Jeff
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 3662
   Posted 10/21/2009 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Yahoo to the zeros!!!!!

Such good news..

Jeff T
Jeff T Age 57
9/08 PSA 5.4, referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3/4=7
10/08 Nerve sparing open RRP- Path Report: GS 3+3=7 Stg. pT2c, margins clear
3 mts: PSA .05 undetectable
 10th month  PSA <0.01
ED- 5 mg Cialis daily, pump daily, going to try MUSE next


Modelshipwright
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 215
   Posted 10/21/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news on the zero.

Keep well,
Regards,
Bill
Pre-Op:
 
Age 64. Diagnosed with Pca January 2009.
PSA 5.6, Gleason 3+3=6, T1c
 
Biopsy:
 
TRUS biopsies of prostate left adenocarcinoma of prostate involving part of 1/4 biopsy fragments, less than 10% of the surface area involved, CT scan clear.
 
Treatment choice:
 
Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy - September 29/09. 
Pre-op PSA down to 5.28 which I attribute to visualization techniques and a new vegetarian diet.
 
Post-Op:
 
Robotic Prostatectomy - 09/29/09, back home 10/02/09.
 
Pathology - 10/14/09  Gleason Score remained at 3+3 = 6 as it was when originally diagnosed. There were no positive margins. Tumors were found in both lobes and involved 3-5% of the prostate. There was no Seminal Vesicle, Perineural, Lymphovascular or Lymph node involvement, and the bladder neck was also cancer free. 
 
Continence
 
10/16/09 - 3-4 pads a day and working on pelvic floor exercises as prescribed.
 
Potency:
 
10/16/09 - Zip, nada
 
State of mind:
 
Excellent - always positive.
 
 


Sleepless09
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 1252
   Posted 10/21/2009 2:15 PM (GMT -7)   
geezer, I'm laughing so hard, I'm having trouble remembering to congratulate you on your PSA.

Always a joy to read your posts. Escpecially when they have such great news.

Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn  ---  perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9, so far, so good
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
First post op PSA Sept 09  0.02
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues, but better every week.    


LV-TX
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 966
   Posted 10/21/2009 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Great News on the big zero...keep 'em coming for a lifetime. Gotta love your humor...very funny.
You are beating back cancer, so hold your head up with dignity
 
Les
 
Age 58 at Diagnosis
Oct 2006 - PSA 2.6 - DRE Normal
May 2008 - PSA 4.6 - DRE Normal / TRUS normal
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral w/PNI - Gleason (3+3)6 Stage T1C
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1, 2008 - Gleason 7 (3+4) Staged pT2c NO MX - Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
PSA 5 week Oct 2008 <.05
                   3 month Jan 2009 .06
                   6 month Apr 2009 .06
                   9 month Jul  2009 .08
                 12 month Oct 2009 .09 


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 10/21/2009 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Dang I thought they would not put Madam's name on the credit card. It is part of my rehabilitation and I certainly appreciate you keeping the dues up to date. I do hope this discovery does not keep others out of the club I promise I will share the fun.

GREAT NEWS and I pray you will be a member for life.

Love you
Dale
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 47 (current)

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/dalechildress

My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes (3 positive) was 4+4=8
I had 44 IMRT's
Casodex
Currently on Lupron
I go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America
Married with two kids
latest PSA 5-27-08 0.11

PSA July 24th, 2008 is 0.04
PSA Dec 16th, 2008 is .016
PSA Mar 30th, 2009 is .02
PSA July 28th 2009 is .01
PSA OCt 15th 2009 is .11

Testosterone keeps rising, the current number is 156, up from 57 in May

T level dropped to 37 Mar 30th, 2009
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%


Sephie
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 1789
   Posted 10/22/2009 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Geezer, great news - praying that you have a long, long string of zeros ahead of you!

Sephie and John
Husband diagnosed in 2/2008 at age 57 with stage T1c. Robotic surgery performed 3/2008. Stage upgraded to T3a (extraprostectic extension in posterior left). Perineural tumor infiltration present. Apex margin, bladder neck and SV negative. Gleason 3+4 (no change from biopsy). PSA results: April 2008 0.1; May 2008 0.0; August 2008 0.0; November 0.0; February 2009 0.0; May 2009 0.0; August 2009 0.1; September 2009 0.3. Met with radiation oncologist and began process for salvage radiation. CT scan and bone scan done on October 8. One spot on bone scan (clavicle) being investigated. Third PSA taken on October 16 - PSA IS UNDETECTABLE! Next PSA scheduled for early December. Urged not to begin radiation treatment until it's needed (no problem there!).


CPA
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 655
   Posted 10/22/2009 10:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Greetings, Geezer.  Great news on the zero.  Trust you will have a long, long, lifetime of them.  We appreciate Dale taking care of those dues for us!  David

Diagnosed Dec 2007 during annual routine physical at age 55
PSA doubled from previous year from 1.5 to 3.2
12 biopsies - 2 pos; 2 marginal
Gleason 3+3; upgraded to 4+3 post surgery
RRP 4 Feb 08; both nerves spared
Good pathology - no margins - all encapsulated
Catheter out Feb 13 - pad free Feb 16
PSA every 90 days - ZERO's everytime!
Great wife and family who take very good care of me

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