One Year Anniversary - Yay!

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Mike A
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 213
   Posted 1/7/2008 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
I just returned from the Doctors, and my one year post-op appointment. Happy to report my PSA was still 0.02 Non-Detectable! I can't believe I'm one year cancer free, I feel great, and am nearly dry! Life is good, thank God. It would be great if I could get this ED thing straightened out (that's a good choice of words, LOL). But I'm not complaining, and luckily my angel of a wife is not either! We're off on a Criuse in a couple of weeks to celebrate! I just want all of you on this forum to know that dealing with the year 2007 was made infinitely easier by all of you. Your help, guidance, and sometimes just an ear has made coping with this terrible disease much more bearable. Thanks, and here's to a healthier 2008 for all of us!
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.


Tim G
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2266
   Posted 1/7/2008 10:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Mike A said...
Hi all,
I just returned from the Doctors, and my one year post-op appointment. Happy to report my PSA was still 0.02 Non-Detectable! I can't believe I'm one year cancer free, I feel great, and am nearly dry! Life is good, thank God. It would be great if I could get this ED thing straightened out (that's a good choice of words, LOL). But I'm not complaining, and luckily my angel of a wife is not either! We're off on a Criuse in a couple of weeks to celebrate! I just want all of you on this forum to know that dealing with the year 2007 was made infinitely easier by all of you. Your help, guidance, and sometimes just an ear has made coping with this terrible disease much more bearable. Thanks, and here's to a healthier 2008 for all of us!
Best,
Mike

Mike-Congratulations on the PSA result and hitting the one-year anniversary \O/ \O/ \O/ 
I agree with you that this forum, which I discovered after surgery, is a big help in the prostate cancer journey. And here's to a healthy 2008! Take care and hang in there...Tim

Age 59 PSA 2.6 (PSA velocity--quadrupled in 1yr) 1 of 12 biopsy cores positive
Bilateral nerve-sparing open RRP 6/21/06  Gleason 5
Cancer confined to prostate, post-op PSA's non-detectable


Mike A
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 213
   Posted 1/7/2008 11:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Chas,
Yes Mary still does a DRE, but not at every appointment. She says it is checking for smoothness along the pelvic wall, where breakaway tumors could form. Congrats to you on your ED success and the urinary improvement - Keep at it and it will continue to get better! Good luck on Thursday!
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.


bluebird
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 1/7/2008 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
  tongue Yea ! ~ Mike & Loved Ones,

1st  Year !!!~~~>>>  Woo~Hoo  <<<~~~!!! Undetectable

 

January 2nd … a year ~ cancer free!!!

An anniversary really worth celebrating!!!

 

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 and Enjoy your cruise!!! yeah


Pete trips again!
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1899
   Posted 1/7/2008 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   

Way to go Mike A!!!

I'll never forget the feeling of my first year's anniversary, its a great feeling. Just keep those goose eggies coming!

Your friend,

Pete


54 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. Testosterone Theropy since 12/06. I am's what I am and that's all that I am!!! 


myman
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 1/7/2008 6:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Mike - Congrats and have a great time on that cruise! Life is good.

All the best to you,
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
06/06/07: PSA 0.1
09/05/07: PSA 0.1
11/27/07: PSA 0.1


anniea
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 1/7/2008 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Mike!!!!!

GREAT NEWS!!!!! How time flys a year already Wow!!!! Feb. 18 will be 1 year since Rick was dx. April 2 will be 1 year since surgery. What a year 2007 was. I hope you have a WONDERFUL time on your cruise and celebrate all your blessings. We will all be waiting to hear from you when you return.

God Bless you and your family

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


biker90
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 1/7/2008 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Mike,

Congrats on a year cancer free. Enjoy the cruise and those zeros...

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. 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."
 


JCL
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 242
   Posted 1/8/2008 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Great news, Mike. Congratulations!

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.


norskie
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 1/8/2008 7:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Mike

Great news, keep the 0's coming and have a wonderful trip!

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 3+4=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 Post PSA Blood Test 3-22-07 <.1 Undetectable
2nd Post PSA Blood Test 7/5/07 <.1 Undetectable
3nd Post PSA Blood Test 11-12-07 .2 monitoring
Next Post PSA Blood Test Scheduled for 1-17-08
Incontenence-Pad free since end of May 07 4 1/2 months post surgery 
ED back to 95% prior to surgery - no medication required.

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, January 22, 2018 7:13 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,920,333 posts in 320,434 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 159466 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Janis2017.
577 Guest(s), 14 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
81GyGuy, acarined, Woogy, cakegirl, Onthgodiy, magoo2, BJD55, Progressing, Mark FW, Griffin2017, Iem Overit, NewDay, quincy, Intuition