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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 1/4/2008 1:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, it's finally here.  I'm on the clear liquid diet today and, the best of all, the magnesium citrate cleaner-outer! Tomorrow we leave at 6:30 to get into NYC for 10:30 DaVinci at Mt. Sinai.
Glad it's going to be over with. this stupid thing has consumed enough of our emotional energy. Onward and upward!
DOB 12/08/59
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6
10/07 PSA 5.06
Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious
Biopsy 11/07  1 of 12 with 20% involvment
Gleason (3+3)6
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
The journey has begun!

marang keru
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 21
   Posted 1/4/2008 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   


Best of luck tomorrow, my thoughts and prayers are with you.  Having been right where you are only a month ago, I can feel your anxiety.  Just trust in the process and know that all shall be well.  Keep us all posted on your recovery!


Age - 57
PSA - July7, 2007 - 4.87
Confirming biopsy - August 30, 2007
Gleason scores of 6 (3+3) and 7 (3+4)
DaVinci surgery December 3, 2007 - Robert Wood Johnston Hospital, New Jersey
Cathether removed December 10, 2007
No incontinence after Day 2, December 5, 2007
Fully functioning sexual activity Day 2, December 5, 2007
Post-op pathology report confirmed Gleason of 7 (3+4), 30% involved by tumor, no positive margins.
Follow-up blood work scheduled for March, 2008

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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 1/4/2008 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hang in there Paul, it will be over before you know it. Please update us on your progress as soon as you feel up to it. We are all thinking of you...

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. Gleason 3+4. Cancer confined to prostate.
PSAs from  1/3/07 - 10/17/07 0.00. 
Next PSA test on 1/15/08
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."

James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 1/4/2008 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck, Paul.  Hope your journey to the other side is easy and quick.  We'll all be thinking of you tommorrow..

James C. 
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Age 60 
4/19/07   PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7 06/05/07
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   Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed 
9/26/07   Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07  ED- 25mg Viagra nightly-no joy 
10/19/07  Dry 24 hrs, pad at night just in case
11/15/07  ED-continue 25mg Viagra, no response, begin Vacurect pump-
11/15/07  1st PSA-0.01, fully continent- no pads
12/17/07  ED- 3 mts.-continue Viagra and pump-no change-no response
01/01/08  First use of Caverject 2.5mcg, successful, erections at last

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 242
   Posted 1/4/2008 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Paul, my thoughts and prayers are with you this evening. Just think, this time tomorrow it will be all over with and you'll be with us on the other side of the bridge. Good luck and God's speed.
Diagnosed: March 25, 2007. Age 49
Biopsy: Gleason 6. Five of twelve samples positive with <5% each. No perineural invasion seen.
Surgery: May 21, 2007
Post-op Pathology: Upgraded to Gleason 7 (3+4), negative margins, negative capsular penetration, negative seminal vesicles, lymph nodes left intact, multifocal perinural invasion, 15% of prosate involving cancer in both lobes. T2c
Continence: Out of pads at five weeks. Seven months post-op I'm fully continent.
Erections: Yes! With the assistance of Cialis.
Post Surgery PSA: Three tests, all <0.1
Family history: Great-great grandfather died from PC. My Father had his prostate removed at age 67 in 1997 and has had an undetectable PSA ever since. I was diagnosed at a much earlier age and had a more agressive cancer than my father. Go figure.

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 1/4/2008 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Tomorrow is the day you get rid of this terrible disease. Tomorrow is the day you start to look at your life in a new way.
Take care of yourself & Heal Well!

We wish you all the best & will be here for you,
Husband Diagnosed 11/17/05 Age: 63 No Symptoms
PSA: 7.96, Positive DRE
Biopsy Right: 6 of 6 Cores Positive Biopsy Left: 1 of 6 Cores Positive
Gleason: 4+3 = 7 Stage: T2B N0 MX
3 mo. PSA Post LRP Surgery: 11.8, 12.9, 13.9 Bone scan, CT scan, Endorectal MRI, Chest XR - neg.
09/06/06: 6 mo. PSA: 18.8 Distant lymph node involvement Start HT Lupron 3 mo. shots
12/06/06: PSA 0.8
03/07/07: PSA 0.3
06/06/07: PSA 0.1
09/05/07: PSA 0.1
11/27/07: PSA 0.1

Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 1/4/2008 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
May this be your last 24hrs with cancer! Cheers to you and getting rid of cancer!  Best wishes for a smooth recovery!
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
Lupon beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yr
Radiation soon to follow

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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 1/4/2008 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   

   tongue   Hi ~  Paul & Loved Ones,


Thinking of you and sending special thoughts your way as you move toward surgery day… 


We hope  “Our Journey” helps to guide you over at least one stepping-stone on your path.  Keeping you close… in thoughts and prayers. 


“Our hands will be on your shoulders”

special words borrowed from hamala


In Friendship,


~~*~~*~~*~~~)*&^%  Group Hug %^&*(~~~*~~*~~*~~


From the 3 of us...

Lee, Buddy, & Murphy

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

3rd PSA 08-07-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)

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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1732
   Posted 1/5/2008 4:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Many good wishes, thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery...

God Bless,


Mike A
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 213
   Posted 1/5/2008 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I'll be thinking of you today. I just know all will go well, and you'll be happy and healthy on the other side. Keep us posted when you can.
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.

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