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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 172
   Posted 2/12/2008 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Daveed here. Hope all is well with everyone. It's been a long time since I have read this forum let alone posted. Just wanted to give everyone a 16 month post surgical update.
PSA for the last 14 months is still undetectable :-).
I will probably have a sling installed somewhre around May. Minor incontenence but still a pain. My surgeon wants to go 18 months post surgery since they do see some improvement in this time frame.
The biggest issue for all newbies and veterans is I have developed a hernia at one of the port sites.I am waiting to get that surgery ASAP as I have a week long golf trip scheduled in early march. So remember TAKE IT EASY after surgery.
God bless all my friends and all the newcomers I have not had the pleasure to meet online.
May everything go well for all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Diagnosed March 06
PSA 4.4
Two biopsies. One core of each 5% cancer, two suspicious
Gleason 3+3=6
DaVinci surgery Nov 1, 06
Cancer confined to prostate
Ist PSA 6 weeks post op less than 0.02
2nd PSA 4 months undetectable
Next PSA end of June

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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 2/12/2008 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Good to hear from you again Daveed and it sounds like your doing well dispite a couple issues to get cleaned up but the best news is your continued undetectable PSA test, may you have 0's for a lifetime.

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.

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 2/12/2008 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Daveed,
Good to hear from you again. And great news on those zeros. kw is looking at that sling as well and you might want to check his threads. He is going in later this month for the procedure.

Welcome back. Certainly there will those interested in the results of that procedure.

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. 
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 422
   Posted 2/12/2008 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   

Daveed, it seems that two men on our site are scheduled for the Male Sling:  You and KW.  It is something I am thinking about too, so please keep posting so we can see how you are doing.  KW is scheduled for Feb. 22.


Age: 64
07/05 - Biopsy: Suspicious looking cells. 
12/27/06 - Biopsy
1/24/07 - Dignosed cancer: Gleason Grade: 3+3=6
02-14-07 Radical Open Nerve-sparing surgery
Pathology Stage of cancer: T2c
4-18-07: First Post-Op psa = 0.011
05/31/07: Cystoscope reveals "Stricture"
06/12/07: Procedure to remove stone & dilate uretha at stricture: Successful procedure..
8/31/07: Back to new urologist for regular check up & received 2nd post-op Psa.  It was 0.05
8/31/07:  First Bio Feedback session.
9/19/07: Finished 4 Bio Feedback sessions.  No imporovement with leaking. 
9/26/07 - Started injections 
10/27-07 - Began using clamp at uro's encouragement.
02/01/08 - Still leaking & cannot contain urine in bladder except when sitting or laying down.  Can hold it for abut one minute before drip, drip, drip.
02/28/08 - See Uro. Will discuss artificial sphincter 

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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 741
   Posted 2/12/2008 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations, Daveed. Nice hearing from you.


August of 2006, PSA up to 4.2 from 2.7 one year ago. 
October free and total PSA 12% free and 5.0 total.
A month, or so later, 4.7.
Late in the year decide on Image Guided IMRT.
Begin 43 treatments on January 23, 2007 and finish on March 23.
Four month post treatment PSA is 1.9.
Seven month PSA is 0.8.

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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 883
   Posted 2/12/2008 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Daveed, I am still moderate or worse at 16 months. I'm not waiting anymore. I am doing the AdVance sling on feb. 22nd. I will be posting to let everyone know what happens.

good luck,

    PSA 5.7, Biopsy 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate, Gleason 7
    RRP on Oct. 17, - Nerves on right side saved. All Lab's clear. 
    Cathiter in for 28 days due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
    First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006  Undetectable 0.00.
    ED workable and usable with Viagra.
    Feb. 20th, 2007 - Feb. 4th, 2008  Cystoscope, Two Collagen injections,Second opinion Doctor at OU Medical Center, Bio-Feedback training, Chiropractic, Accupuncture  to try to resolve ongoing incontinance (4-6 pads a day)  All PSA's 0.00.
    Feb. 4th, 2008 - Appointment with Original Dr. to discuss options and recomendation for surgical fix for incontinance.
    Feb. 22nd, 2008 - Surgery to install the AdVance Sling.

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 172
   Posted 2/12/2008 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   


Best of luck. hope everything works out. Am very very interested in following up on your procedure.

Diagnosed March 06
PSA 4.4
Two biopsies. One core of each 5% cancer, two suspicious
Gleason 3+3=6
DaVinci surgery Nov 1, 06
Cancer confined to prostate
Ist PSA 6 weeks post op less than 0.02
2nd PSA 4 months undetectable
Next PSA end of June

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