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Pete42
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 114
   Posted 2/28/2008 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all- Ive havent posted much recently but do check in every now and then. Had my 9 mo. PSA check and it came back undetectable! Hooray! Here's a brief update on other things; incontinence was never a problem and remains that way. ED is taking longer to resolve. I started using the injections in November, first Trimix but had a problem with aching so switched to bi-mix. Works like a charm. Viagra or Cialis give limited relief but I did have my first spontaneous erection without anything last week. Too bad I was alone in my car! In any event it was a real one, so even though patience is not my strong suit I am beginning to believe that it will all come back in the not too distant future. My best to you all. Peace - Pete 
Diagnosed 1/26/07
Stage Tc1
Gleason 6
PSA 3.8
12 samples, positive in one 15%
Biopsy - 1% involvement, no bladder neck, Gleason 3+3, Tc1
Age 51
Surgery (robotic) May 4 2007 City of Hope
Final pathology - fully contained to prostate, TC1, Gleason 3+ 3
Fully continent one month
First Post op PSA - Undetectable
Second Post Op PSA (8/22/07)- Undetectable
ED- start injections 10/06/07
3rd Post op PSA 11/7 - Undetectable
 


GreenAcres
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 474
   Posted 2/28/2008 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, P-42. Those PSA tests will always be a bear, won't they? Sounds like you're doing well - keep racking up those zeros!
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


Frank1205
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 308
   Posted 2/28/2008 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Pete,

Great news for you and thanks for sharing.  I am about to embark on my journey next Month and its good to here someone thats much further down the path and doing so well.

Frank1205

 

 


Diagnosed 01-08-08
Age 53
2004 PSA 8 biopsy negative
2008 PSA 6 biopsy positive 1 in 3
Gleason 3+3 = 6
Bone Scan negative
Wet CT negative
T1C
Robotic Scheduled March 27th, 2008
University of Chicago
Dr. Arieh Shalhav


Pete42
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 114
   Posted 2/28/2008 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Frank- Good luck to you, thanks for the well wishes, you know we are here for you if you ever have any questions.
Diagnosed 1/26/07
Stage Tc1
Gleason 6
PSA 3.8
12 samples, positive in one 15%
Biopsy - 1% involvement, no bladder neck, Gleason 3+3, Tc1
Age 51
Surgery (robotic) May 4 2007 City of Hope
Final pathology - fully contained to prostate, TC1, Gleason 3+ 3
Fully continent one month
First Post op PSA - Undetectable
Second Post Op PSA (8/22/07)- Undetectable
ED- start injections 10/06/07
3rd Post op PSA 11/7 - Undetectable
 


spinbiscuit
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 818
   Posted 2/28/2008 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Pete42,

Always good to hear about those Goose Eggs. I'm sure you'll be a 100% in no-time.

Good luck,

Glen
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"


biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 2/28/2008 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Pete,

Great news, we love to be 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 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."
 


mvesr
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 2/28/2008 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Pete. Glad to hear about the zeros. Hope you have many more.

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
 


CaPCa
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 118
   Posted 2/28/2008 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
An erection alone in your car - so what's wrong with that?  :-)
 
Congratulations on the zeros.
Age:45 (44 when diagnosed)
Father diagnosed and cured at age 52.
08/21/07: Diagnosed with T1c cancer
1 of 12 biopsy cores positive; 10% tissue
Gleason score: 3+3=6
PSA level prior to biopsy: 4.3 (velocity < 0.4ng/ml)
10/19/07: da Vinci prostatectomy by Dr. Vipul Patel
              Difficult surgery due to prostate inflammation.
              Both nerve bundles spared.
              Spongy erections began within 24hrs of surgery!
10/24/07: Catheter out; down to 1 Serenity pad/day next day.
              Final pathology: neg margins, no capsular penetration,
              Gleason 3+3=6, 5% tumor involvement, multi-focal.
11/04/07  First usable erection with Cialis
11/22/07  Thanksgiving - Bye-bye, pads
01/17/08  First post-surgery PSA result: < 0.008 ng/ml
 


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 2/28/2008 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
So great to hear!! Hope you have many more announcements just like this one! Congrats!!

C
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
 
 


creed_three
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 2/29/2008 1:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Pete! How are you? Fantabulous so it seems!! (that's not a spelling mistake, but a combination of the words fantastic and fabulous).. so good to hear of your undetectable result, and your healing, recovery etc. Sounds all good!  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.


myman
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 2/29/2008 7:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Pete,
Wonderful news on the PSA & well...ya know...the other stuff! devil
May you be a zero from here on out!

All the best,
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
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 432
   Posted 2/29/2008 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Pete,

This my sound a little too much like the OB-GYN Forum, but,
    We have been so far in nine months!

Drive safely!

Your Friend,

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!
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