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DesertGal
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   Posted 2/14/2008 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
 
We got the results today on the first post-op PSA!  It's undetectable 0.1!!
 
Whew... that's a relief.  yeah
 
Cheers \~/  \~/
 
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
01/11/08  Cath removed, post-op gleason 3 + 3 = 6, nodes clear
                Margins - capsular invasion but no penetration.  T2C
02/08/08  Dry pad free
02/08/08  Started taking low dosage of Viagra
02/08/08  1st Post-op PSA Undetectable!  0.1


James C.
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   Posted 2/14/2008 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Good news, indeed.  Wishing you many more

biker90
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   Posted 2/14/2008 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Marie,

Congrats, that first PSA test is truly a milestone. Now relax for a while and feel good about your decision, the results of the surgery and see yourselves as on the way to recovery.

Please stay with us...

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 N0 MX. Gleason 3+4.
PSAs from  1/3/07 - 1/17/08 0.00. 
Next PSA test on 7/17/08
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."
 


Cedar Chopper
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   Posted 2/14/2008 4:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Desert Gal / Marie,

You two have come so far and are doing so well!

Dry at five weeks and great numbers!

Take it easy and get stronger.

Your friend,

CCedar
ICTHUS!

Tim G
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   Posted 2/14/2008 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   

This good news made my day, Marie! Three cheers on your husband's 1st non-detectable PSA--may they always continue  \O/ \O/ \O/

My dearly beloved and I like to celebrate these significant milestones, and I hope you do too.  A non-detectable PSA on Valentine's Day is a  reason to celebrate!

Take care and hang in there...TIm

 


Age 59 PSA 2.6 PSA velocity quadrupled in 1 yr 
1 of 12 biopsies positive (5%) 
Open surgery June 2006 
Cancer confined to one small area Gleason 5 
PSA's non-detectable


mvesr
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   Posted 2/14/2008 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news Marie. We hope you guys have tons of zeros!!

Mika and Dale
age at dx 54 now 55
psa at dx 4.3
got the bad news 1/29/07
open surgery Duke Medical Center 5-29-07
never more than 2 pads
wear one for insurance now
ED still a problem
last PSA undetectable
 


creed_three
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   Posted 2/14/2008 6:19 PM (GMT -7)   
:-)  Hi Marie,
 
This is excellent news. Wishing you good health and lots of happiness. A fantastic result. cheers, Lana & CJ
Creed_three (Lana & CJ)
 
Husband CJ aged 50 yrs (49 years at diagnosis and surgery)
PSA (2002) 2.1.  PSA (Nov 2006) 3.5.  1 x (5%) core of 12 positive at biopsy. 11 cores negative. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing, on Tuesday 17th April 2007 (Sydney, Australia).
Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7.  Cancer confined. Margins all clear, including bladder neck and seminal vessicles. No incontinence (thankfully).
1st PSA 0.01 (June 07) 2nd PSA 0.02 (Oct 07) undetectable.
ED post-op recovery: Returned 8 months after surgery with Levitra 20mg as needed. Next PSA March 08.


Pux
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   Posted 2/14/2008 6:19 PM (GMT -7)   

Great news!

I had my surgery just a little before you, Nov 13, 2007 and am waiting for my first psa numbers. I am hoping for the same results as you. My brother who is a tad older, had the same surgey in Aug 2007 and his results were very good. 

Happy Valentines.

Pux


Age 62 Born Dec 30/45
Diagnosed with regular check up PSA 4.7
Biopsy Sept 2007  7 of 12 positive
Surgery- Da Vici Nov 13- London Ontario- Canada
no post op psa check yet as of Jan 25/07 scheduled for Mar 3
 


PianoMan
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Total Posts : 365
   Posted 2/14/2008 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Marie!  Congratulations!!!
 
One of our members, "lawink", once said to me, "Best test in the world to score a ZEEEEEROOOOOOOOO!!"
 
Enjoy the moment and keep the recovery going.
 
Tom


D.O.B - 8/9/52

PSA: First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1

DRE: Negative

Biopsy results 11/22/06.  Both lobes involved.  Six out of eight cores positive - from 100 percent to 90, to 60, to 50, two 20s and two zeros.

Gleason 3+3 = 6

Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007

Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.  Volume of tumor much less than biopsy suggested.  12 percent overall.

First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07

Second post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 9/11/07

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JCL
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 242
   Posted 2/15/2008 5:49 AM (GMT -7)   

Congratulations! Here's to many, many more.

Jack


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.


DesertGal
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 65
   Posted 2/15/2008 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks everyone for your continued support and encouragement!  This really is a milestone! After a summer of worry and the fall bringing bad news, and then the winter surgery. We're both taking a deep breath and awaiting spring with renewed hopes, dreams and good health.  

We celebrate every hurdle we clear!

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
01/11/08  Cath removed, post-op gleason 3 + 3 = 6, nodes clear
                Margins - capsular invasion but no penetration.  T2C
02/08/08  Dry pad free
02/08/08  Started taking low dosage of Viagra
02/08/08  1st Post-op PSA Undetectable!  0.1


bluebird
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   Posted 2/15/2008 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
tongue   Yea!! Marie *DesertGal & 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. 

 

*     *     *     *     *     *

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

 

Hey ~ Marie,

We were thrilled to see your thread!!!

Yep ~ taking One-Day-At-A-Time and One-Milestone-at-a-time is the best way to travel this path.  Thank you for allowing us to walk it with you… Ahhhhh a nice deep breath feels good.  Keeping you close as we all travel together toward HealingWell…

Hugs from Lee & Buddy


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

4th PSA 2-13-2008 (23 months) Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)


IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 2/15/2008 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   

Wow, Marie... your first

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A wonderful cause for celebration!  Congratulations!

 

May you see many, many more!

 

Kind regards,

 

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


jwb187
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 101
   Posted 2/15/2008 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey DesertGal,

Thats great news, always like to see those zero's, I do think you need to add another zero and maybe correct your profile as you indicate 0.1 as the psa which really is a little ways from zero (ten pennies) I hope you meant 0.01 which is really the true undectable. I am sure that is what you have but just check with the doc to make sure. jwb.
age: 62
PSA 4.57 - Positive DRE
Biopsy 3-19-07 - Gleason 4+4=8
Negative bone scan 3-20-07
DaVinci 4-24-07
Catheter out 5-01-07
post op pathology:
positive margin left side of prostate
left seminal vesicle involved (both removed)
No lymph node involvement
New gleason score 9
T3B....radiation consult on 5-9-07.
June 5, 2007 1st psa post surgery 0.62
June 27, 2007 second psa post surgery 0.59
June 27, 2007 started Lupron injection (24 mos)
September 6, 2007 scheduled to be marked and prepped for radiation therapy.
Start IMRT therapy on September 13, 2007.
September 26,2007 psa test .08
Finished IMRT therapy October 31!!!
January 17, 2008 psa test .05...


norskie
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 2/15/2008 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Marie

When I checked in this morning I found a big goose egg and it had your name attached, great news and may you have a whole family of goose eggs from now on.

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.


DesertGal
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 65
   Posted 2/15/2008 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks jwb for pointing that out to me.  Hummmm well the letter they sent said undetectable at

< 0.1  I guess we were so excited with that news that we didn't question it.  I'll call and have them double check the figures.

Thanks,

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
01/11/08  Cath removed, post-op gleason 3 + 3 = 6, nodes clear
                Margins - capsular invasion but no penetration.  T2C
02/08/08  Dry pad free
02/08/08  Started taking low dosage of Viagra
02/08/08  1st Post-op PSA Undetectable!  0.1


DesertGal
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 65
   Posted 2/15/2008 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi,

Just called to confirm the test results.  She explained that is the lowest they go and it is considered undetectable.  She said labs can differ in their results of testing. 

Thanks Norskie and Barry for the Goose Eggs!  I like em! 

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
01/11/08  Cath removed, post-op gleason 3 + 3 = 6, nodes clear
                Margins - capsular invasion but no penetration.  T2C
02/08/08  Dry pad free
02/08/08  Started taking low dosage of Viagra
02/08/08  1st Post-op PSA Undetectable!  0.1

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