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myman
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   Posted 2/27/2008 2:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, after a long week we got the PSA results today - UNDETECTABLE Yesssssssssssssssssssss!

Don's take on this: "Good! Now I can back to the State of Denial!" scool It works well for him. He's been on Lupron for 18 months now and so far so good.

Thanks so much for your support & friendship,

Susan & Don
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
PSA - Undetectable since 6/07/07

Post Edited (myman) : 2/27/2008 2:50:11 PM (GMT-7)


Tim G
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   Posted 2/27/2008 3:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Three cheers for you on your undetectable PSA!  \O/ \O/ \O/  Take care and hang in there...Tim
Age 59  PSA velocity quadrupled in 1 yr (0.6 to 2.6) 
1 of 12 biopsies positive (5%) 
Open surgery June 2006 
Cancer confined to one small area Gleason 5 
PSA's non-detectable


biker90
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   Posted 2/27/2008 3:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Whoooo Hooooo Susan and Don!!!!!!!!!

Great news for some people who really deserve all the good news they can get...

Go celebrate..

Love,

Jim and MaryLu
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."
 


JCL
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 242
   Posted 2/27/2008 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   
So glad to hear of your good news. Congratulations!!!

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.


War-eagle
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 219
   Posted 2/27/2008 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Great,great,great.
This is wonderful news.
The state of denial is OK. HAHAHA
I have been thinking of ya'll lately and here comes the good news.
 
Go have a party and celebrate. I will be with you in spirit.
 
Love, peace, and a HUGE WAR EAGLE.
 
Walt
Age: 54
PSA 43 7/2005
Biopsy 12/14 Gleason 7 & 9
Divinci 9/2005 - spread to bladder
HT - 10/2005 (Eligard every 6 months)
RT - 10/2005 (38 treatments)
PSA 0.12 to 1.9 2/2007
Bone Scan and CT 4/2007 Bone mets
Casodex 4/2007
Zometa infusions 4/2007
PSA 4.8 8/2007
PSA 6.34 12/2007
Radiation (15 treatments) started on bone mets 12/2007
PSA 6.72 1/2008
PSA 8.23 2/2008 - Starting prednisone for 30 days
 
 
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 2/27/2008 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Beautiful, What a great post. Undetectable is truly a blessing. I am not certain where the state of Denial is located but I hope he has a nice and long stay! :-) (I've hear De Nile is in Egypt)

Tony
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. 
Visit my Journey at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
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Doting Daughter
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   Posted 2/27/2008 5:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Brought tears to my eyes!!! SO nice to shed happy tears!!! Congratulations!!

Chayna
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
 
 


kw
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Total Posts : 883
   Posted 2/27/2008 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   
We love 0's.

KW
    43
    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 AMS AdVance Male Sling.
 
     


mvesr
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Total Posts : 823
   Posted 2/27/2008 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   

Oh Happy day.  Great news about the zeroes.  I hope you have many more.  Take care.

 

Mika


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
 


jetguy
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Total Posts : 741
   Posted 2/27/2008 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   

I'm very happy for both of you.  I hope for many more.  Congratulations!

Regards,

Bill


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.


norskie
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 2/27/2008 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news and hope for many more 0's to come in your future.

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.


creed_three
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   Posted 2/27/2008 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Wonderful news Susan. A great relief and wishing you and Don all the best as you celebrate this great result. cheers, Lana & CJ :-)
Creed_three (Lana & CJ)
 
Husband CJ aged 50 yrs (49 years at diagnosis and surgery)
PSA (2002) 2.1.  PSA (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. 1st PSA 0.01 (June 07) 2nd PSA 0.02 (Oct 07) undetectable. Next PSA March 08.


spinbiscuit
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Total Posts : 818
   Posted 2/27/2008 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Susan,

That is great news. Every time I hear the word "Zero" it's like a new lease on life. Tell Don to keep up the good work, and maybe treat him to a chocolate frozen custard cone dipped in chocolate with sprinkles. (besides BBQ; I love chocolate frozen custard cones).
Diagnosed at age 60
PSA went from 2.2 to 3.8 in 14 months
2 of 14 cores positive at 10%
Gleason 6(3+3), negative DRE, neg. margins
DaVinci surgery on 02/23/06
Last PSA 08/26/07 @ 18 months "0"


dutchy
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 2/28/2008 12:13 PM (GMT -7)   
That's great. I'm very happy for you and your husband. And I agree that the state of denial is a great place to be! Dutchy
Dutchy's husband:
 7/6: PSA 1,946, multiple bone metastases in thoracic, lumbar spine, pelvis, bilateral ribs and proximal left tibia, 2 weeks Casodex (50 mg)
25/6: PSA 407, Lupron injection (22.5 mg) + Zometa (4 mg IV)
20/8: PSA 3,7
24/9: Started 50 mg Casodex daily
29/9: PSA 0.7
30/9: Lupron injection (22.5 mg) + Zometa (4 mg IV)
14/10: PSA 0.17
18/13: PSA 0.003, Lupron injection (22.5 mg), Testosteron 0.6
 
 
           


Missyj
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Total Posts : 87
   Posted 2/28/2008 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news. So happy for you both. Long may it continue :))
Julia X
Age - 59
Dianosed - July 07
Gleason 8 (4+4)
PSA - 17
Bone Scan - August 07 revealed mets to spine, neck, rib, shoulder and pelvis
MRI - August 07 revealed seminal vesicle involvement
Treatment - Zolodex started on August 10th
First PSA test November 7th - 2.3
 


GreenAcres
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 474
   Posted 2/28/2008 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   
That is absolutely the best news. You two are on a roll - a "goose egg" roll, that is! Congrats.

As a Pollyanna, I can understand Don's way of thinking - good for him!
Husband: Age 67
PSA had doubled in 14 mos to 4.3/Gleason 6
da Vinci 8/06 in Austin with Dr. Randy Fagin
Post surgical path shows encapsular penetration; possible bladder neck involvement.
PSAs remain undetectable; no further treatment at this time.
Next PSA: April 08


mozart250
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 102
   Posted 2/28/2008 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Susan + Don:
 
Great News.  Keep those zeros coming.
 
Now go ouit and celebrate this.
 
BTW the state of Denial is the state north of New Hampshire and Vermont before you get to Quebec.  Beautiful state, particularly in autumn.
52 Year Old DBA by profession; amateur pianist by passion.
 
June 2006:  PSA 4.6.  DRE prostate enlarged.  
Aug  2006:  Second opinion confirms first.  Biopsy suggested.
Sep  2006:  Biopsy results positive one lobe.  Gleason 3+3.
Nov  2006:  RPA performed at Fletcher Allen in Burlington VT.
Nov  2006:  Pathology report: Stage T3a and Gleason 3+4.
Dec  2006:  PSA 0.1
Feb, May  2007:  PSA 0.0 (under 0.1)
Aug, Nov  2007:  PSA 0.1
 
Trying my hand at blogging.


myman
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 2/28/2008 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,

Your good wishes and extremely welcome comments added much to our already stellar day! Thank you so much.

As we continue on this path, there is always great comfort in this place of refuge. May we continue to bless each other.

Our best to each and every one of you,
Don & 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
PSA - Undetectable since 6/07/07


Cedar Chopper
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 432
   Posted 2/29/2008 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Susan,

All my best to you and Don!

CCedar!
ICTHUS!
2 Years of PSA between 4 and 5.5  + Biopsy 23DEC06 
Only 5 percent cancer in one of 8 samples.  +  Gleeson 3+3=6
OPEN R P 16FEB07 at age 54. 1+" tumor - touching inside edge of gland.  + Confined:)
Pad Free @ 14 weeks.  PSA: 6 mths <.003  :)   9mths <.008
:)  1 Yr <.008 :)
At 1 yr, ED treated with 100mg Viagra Often -  5 Year Colonoscopy 19FEB08:  Clear!

Gordy
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   Posted 2/29/2008 5:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Susan-

I think you and Don know how happy I am for you and what I wish for you. Keep up the good work.

-Les

myman
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   Posted 2/29/2008 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Cedar - you sweet man, I always read your posts. You're so kind and helpful to all. Thanks!

Les - You're right, I do know you and that you hold only good thoughts for us. You're a good friend.

Susan

Swimom
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   Posted 2/29/2008 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Susan,

Such good news! Big hugs!

swim
 


IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 3/1/2008 5:21 AM (GMT -7)   

A big Woo Hoo shout out to Don and Susan!   tongue  

 

Definitely a time to celebrate!!!

 

Keep those zeros coming!

 

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

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