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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 3/4/2008 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Last week I had my 3rd post-op psa test and it was "normal", said the nurse.  Still unchanged at 0.05.  Praise the Lord.  I also discussed with my uro the possibility of the AdVance Male Sling and the AUS. He does the AUS and has never done the male sling. I asked how many AUS he does each year.  "Only about one."  "Why?" I ask. "Most of my patients are dry in a year.  That made me feel really good.  But I am where I am.  He said regarding continence and ED, "After a year, what you have is usually what you get." 
But I am grateful to continue to be cancer-free. My heart and prayers goe out to you who are not.  Somehow I can make it with these left-overs.  I won't whine anymore... at least until the next time. 
Age: 64
07/05 - Biopsy: Suspicious looking cells.  Watchfully wait. 
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. Successful procedure..
8/31/07: Saw new urologist for check up & 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 about one minute before drip, drip, drip.
02/28/08 - 3rd Post-Op Psa= 0.05.  Thank you Lord.  Still leaking. Discussed 
AUS & Male Sling. Uro does no slings. I am investigating options.  

Tim G
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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 3/4/2008 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats,Gene, on your good PSA result! Three cheers...\0/\0/\0/  My ED has improved in small increments, even after one year post-prostatectomy.  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

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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 30
   Posted 3/4/2008 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats, Gene on your 3rd Post-Op PSA, I go for my 2nd Post-Op PSA next week, I'm hoping for the same good news. On the incontinence thing I have been one of the lucky ones. I had my catheter in for 45 days and was told that I would have a hard time getting my continence back, but after about 12 weeks I was pad free. On the ED thing, things are looking up with 50 mg of Viagara. As long as I can keep the zero's coming, things could not be much better for me.
56 years old
Had 3 Prostate needle Biopsies done in the last 8 years all negative.  
Last Biopsy done on July 6th, 07 Positive in one sample.
March 2007 PSA 10
May 2007 PSA 12.1
Pre-surgery Gleason grade 3+3=6
Sept 4, 2007- Robotic Laparscopic prostatectomy Surgery Nerve-sparing right side, took half of the left side, 
                    took Seminal vesicles, and vas deferens, bilateral, and 
                    Lymph nodes left side, pelvic. NO Malignancy found out side of
                    the Prostate.
Post Surgery, Pathologic Stage: pT2(m) NO Mx
                   Gleason score: 4+4=8
                   Tumor volume: approximately 35%
 Oct 19, 2007 - Catheter removed after 45 days
 Oct 31, 2007 - Start Pelvic Floor Muscle Rehab, once a week for 6 to 12 weeks for incontinence.
 Dec 18, 2007 - 1st Post op PSA  0.0 (undetectable)

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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 3/4/2008 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   

  tongue Yea!! Gene & Loved Ones,


3rd  PSA  !!!~~~>>>  Woo~Hoo <<<~~~!!! undetectable


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

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

Enjoy it to the fullest. 


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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


Hey Gene,

Great news on your PSA… and thank you for the update…. And the information about your researching the AUS and the male sling.  I’ll be adding the threads that pertain to these procedures on the locked thread above so others can find.  Continue moving forward and we’re glad you’re staying close.

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 :)

Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 3/4/2008 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hooray! Congrats Gene!
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

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