1st PSA after surgery

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Educator
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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 1/21/2008 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had my first PSA test and it came back undetectable. I am pretty excited about that and I should not worry about any other thing I know. Being cancer free at least for the moment feels pretty good.
 
I still have not had an erection firm enough for penetration during sex. Orgasms are alright some better than others but I really would like to have one with penetration.
 
I have been given bimex I think it is called. I was to try 8 units the first time as five units in the doctors office only got me about 50% hard. I then increased to 10 units and same result. I then went to 12 units with the same result. My wife is doing the injections and tonight she gave me 18 units and nothing happened. This injection stung more than usual and nothing at all not even 20% hard. I am not sure what happened. The shot did sting more than before so apparently something different happened. My wife said she had it in the right place. It felt like it went in the right place but nothing happened. I guess I will wait the two or three days before I try it again.
 
If nothing happens on a shot should you try again immediately, is that safe to do or should you wait for a few days?
 
I am about two and on half months from surgery. Maybe I am trying to hard to make something happen.
 
Does anyone have an answer or suggestion to help me in my quest for timber.
 
 
Educator
 
 
 
Diagnosed 10/15/2007
Age 55
PSA 4.2 9/15/2007
PSA 3.9 10/1/2007
Pre Operation TC-1
 
Prostate, Transrectal Needle Biopsy 10/05/2007
 
Results 10/15/2007
 
A-D Right Base, Right Mid, Right Apex, Left Base;
Benign Prostatic Tissue
 
E. Left Mid; Adenocarcinoma, Gleason's Grade 3+3=6, 10% involved
 
F. Left Apex; Adenocarcinoma, Gleason's 3+3=6, Less than 10% involved
 
2 of 12 involved as two samples were taken from each area.
 
Pre-operational PSA 6.5
 
 11/9/2007 Robotic Surgery
11/16/2007 recieved pathology report
 Everything negative for malignancy
 
 Both Nerve Bundles Saved
 
 
 


biker90
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   Posted 1/21/2008 9:41 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Educator,

Congrats on the big zero.  Great news.

I use Trimix so can't speak to Bimix.  I don't take more than one injection per day.  And I get better results if I get some stimulation before injecting.  Gotta prime the pump so to speak.  I use Viagra a few hours before injecting too.

Good luck...

Jim


Tim G
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   Posted 1/21/2008 10:33 PM (GMT -7)   
You may want to talk to your urologist about trying tri-mix or even quad-mix, which contain one or two other chemicals to help with erection.  I have been successful using quad-mix, 0.1 mL
 
Congrats on your non-detectable PSA! 
 
 


Age 59 PSA 2.6 PSA velocity quadrupled in 1 yr 
1 of 12 biopsy cores positive Open RP 6/21/06  Gleason 5
Cancer confined to prostate  Post-op PSA's non-detectable


IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 1/22/2008 12:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Educator... a big Woo Hoo on the Big Fat Zerotongue
 
Here's wishing you many more!
Definitely a time for you and loved ones to celebrate! yeah
 
All the best,
 
Barry

"Idaho" ~ Barry

 

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

1st PSA  9/11/2007   <0.04 (undetectable)

2nd PSA 12/10/2007  <0.04

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


wd40
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   Posted 1/22/2008 5:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Educator, I was wondering about the information you have in your signature, "11/16/2007 recieved pathology report
Everything negative for malignancy"
In the after surgery test, they found no cancer?

Randy
12/06/07 DaVinci and LRP


Educator
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Total Posts : 37
   Posted 1/22/2008 6:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Randy,
 
I guess I need to state my signature more clearly. Pathology report came back with negative margins and negative lympnodes. Yes there was cancer in the prostate.
 
Diagnosed 10/15/2007
Age 55
PSA 4.2 9/15/2007
PSA 3.9 10/1/2007
Pre Operation TC-1
 
Prostate, Transrectal Needle Biopsy 10/05/2007
 
Results 10/15/2007
 
A-D Right Base, Right Mid, Right Apex, Left Base;
Benign Prostatic Tissue
 
E. Left Mid; Adenocarcinoma, Gleason's Grade 3+3=6, 10% involved
 
F. Left Apex; Adenocarcinoma, Gleason's 3+3=6, Less than 10% involved
 
2 of 12 involved as two samples were taken from each area.
 
Pre-operational PSA 6.5
 
 11/9/2007 Robotic Surgery
11/16/2007 recieved pathology report
 Everything negative for malignancy
 
 Both Nerve Bundles Saved
 
 1/17/08 PSA undetectable
 
 
 
 


myman
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   Posted 1/22/2008 6:29 AM (GMT -7)   

Educator,

Wonderful news on your PSA...I wish you zero's forever!

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


norskie
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 1/22/2008 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Educator

Great news on your first PSA Test, may all your future tests yield nothing but but fat "0's"

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.


wd40
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 218
   Posted 1/22/2008 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Educator thanks for clearing that up. I was about to say you need a lawyer.

Great news on the numbers.

I'm two weeks away from my first psa test nut for some reason I am not the least bit concerned. I guess it is because I am not looking forward to the DRE again.

Randy
12/06/07 DaVinci and LRP


DesertGal
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Total Posts : 65
   Posted 1/22/2008 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   

Educator,

You have a lot to be excited about!  That's great news!  After what you guys have been through, it's nice to get some good news!  We all feel your excitement!

Marie


Husband 55 years old
No symptoms
PSA taken on routine health exam
06/18/07  PSA 9.2
07/14/07  Put on antibiotics for a month
09/18/07  PSA 8.77
09/18/07  PSA % Free  9.61
10/17/07  Biopsy =  Gleason 3 + 4  (7)
10/17/07  Biopsy 40% Right Side less than 5% Left Side
12/31/07  D Day!  Davinci Surgery Day - Jon Huntsman Cancer Institute
12/31/07  Left side nerves spared, Right side partial, right nodes taken
01/03/08  Home from the hospital! Let the healing begin!
01/11/08  Cath removed, post-op gleason 3 + 3 = 6, nodes clear
                Margins - capsular invasion but no penetration.  T2C


bluebird
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   Posted 1/22/2008 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   

tongue  Yea!! Educator & Loved Ones.

 

1st  PSA  !!!~~~>>>  Woo~Hoo <<<~~~!!! undetectable

 

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

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

Enjoy it to the fullest. 

 

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

 

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The ultimate “goal”… we all strive for… Thank you for sharing!

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

 

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