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Swimom
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   Posted 3/5/2008 4:48 PM (GMT -7)   
 

:-) Well, almost 3 years! Paul's PSA remains undetectable just short of the 3 year mark.  

Swim


 


biker90
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   Posted 3/5/2008 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Paul,

Good for you! Its great to hear about long term success...

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."
 


CVK
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Total Posts : 66
   Posted 3/5/2008 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   
That's wonderful! Congratulations! Hoping my psa's follow the same path as yours as we had the same surgeon.
Curt
Age 52
Diagnosed 2/19/07
10 of 24 cores positive
Gleason 3+3=6 Changed to Gleason 3+4=7 after surgical pathology
PSA:3.3
DRE: Negative
DaVinci Prostatectomy May 11, 2007 at Univ. of Mich. Hospital
Nerves spared on one side
Stage: T2b
Pathology: May 16 - Cancer confined to prostate, Margins, Lymph & Seminal Vesicles all CLEAR!
Father and Uncle had prostate cancer
First PSA after surgery- July 5, 2007 = <0.01 !!!!!!!
Second PSA- November 5, 2007 = <0.01


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 3/5/2008 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Great News. Three Years! It sure is great to read that! You and Paul have a great celebration.

And thank you, Vicky, very much for being here for me, and all at this forum!! God Bless you both.

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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Magaboo
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   Posted 3/5/2008 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Swimom,

3 years!? Wow that's wonderful. Congratulations.
On the 12th of  March, I'll have my 5th 3-monthly test results and hope it will be as good as yours.
Sure hope our future will be full of zeros.
 
Magaboo

Born Sept., 1936
PSA 7.9
Stage T1C
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7
2 of 8 positive
Open RP 28 Nov 06
Post op staging T3
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06
Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) = 0
 
 
 
 


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 3/5/2008 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hoooooray!!!! Congratulations!
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
 
 


bluebird
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   Posted 3/5/2008 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   
tongue   cool   smurf    Yea! ~   Paul, Vickie, Chris, & Loved Ones,

 

PSA  !!!~~~>>>  Woo~Hoo  <<<~~~!!! Undetectable

 

3 years ~ cancer free!!!

An anniversary really worth celebrating!!! 

and a HUGE HUG from the 3 of us!!!

 

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

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

Enjoy it to the fullest. 

 

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

*     *     *     *     *     *

The ultimate “goal”… we all strive for… Thank you for continuing to share!

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

 

Happy Every-Day

 

 

You’ve just been HUGGED by  *bluebird

( Lee, Buddy & Murphy too! )

 

Please ~ as time permits add your signature to the 1st posting above…   yeah    

This is what was posted last year…

 

3+3
clinical stage T1c
PSA 3.6
bilateral + 4 / 12 core samples
1 = <5%, 3 atypical
robotic assisted lap
University Of Michigan
*******
organ confined
nerve / seminal tip sparing
pathology= T2b
PSA's x 5 = <.005
No incontinence
ED managed with Viagra (took a year)


mvesr
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   Posted 3/5/2008 6:53 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Swim.  3 years of zeros.   Oh happy day.  Congrats and hope for 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
 


myman
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   Posted 3/5/2008 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Vicky & Paul,

Gosh, 3 years - 36 months - 156 weeks! Now THAT is absolutely wonderful!!! May you be a zero forever, Paul!

All the best to you both,
Susan & Don

norskie
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Total Posts : 376
   Posted 3/5/2008 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news on 3 clean years, hoping you have a lifetime of goose eggs.

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.


kw
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   Posted 3/5/2008 9:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Way to go you two. You are Great People.

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, 2006 - 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 Consultation for Incontinance 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.
 
     


anniea
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 3/5/2008 10:10 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Vicky & Paul,

FANTASTIC News, Hope you guys are out celebrating.

Diana


Rick & Diana
Age 68/ 67@ Dx
6-30-06  PSA 2.54
1-22-07  PSA 4.98
1-26-07  PSA 5.09
Diag: 2-14-07 Gleason 8 Stage T1c PSA 5.09
Bone Scan 3-1-07 Clear
3-6-07 Triple Spinal Fusion (due to old back injury)
Radical retropubic surgery 4-2-07  Post surgery Gleason 9 Stage T3a Positive margins
4-29-07 PSA 0.02
6-9-07   PSA 0.02
7-6-07   PSA 0.03
8-1-07   CT Scan & Chest X-Ray   Clean
 9-26-2007 PSA 0.07
11/1/07 PSA 0.1
11/30/07 PSA 0.12
01/31/2008 PSA 0.3


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 3/6/2008 5:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hora!
Vick, It makes me a fat guy w/ happy feet when I hear news like this! I just did my happy dance even though its only 7:20am here. All that testosterone and still O~O~O~O~O, MY, MY, MY!!! Tell Paul congrads and many more O>O>O>O>O>O>O>O>O>O>O>O>O>O>O>
Your friend,
Pete
55 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. Testosterone Theropy since 12/06. Fighting to stay upbeat daily,I am's what I am and that's all that I am!!! 


GreenAcres
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 474
   Posted 3/6/2008 6:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Throwing our huge congrats into the ring - and what a great time to again say a big thanks - Swim's one of the "old-timers" who propped us up with the information we needed way back when.
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


Pete trips again!
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Total Posts : 1899
   Posted 3/6/2008 6:12 AM (GMT -7)   
AMEN!! Thanks from another "old timer" Swim, I'll never forget how much you helped me "WAY BACK WHEN!!"
Pete
55 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. Testosterone Theropy since 12/06. Fighting to stay upbeat daily,I am's what I am and that's all that I am!!! 


DesertGal
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 65
   Posted 3/6/2008 6:23 AM (GMT -7)   

Fantastic News Swimom,

It's wonderful you have stuck with the forum so long, you continue to give everyone a lot of support and hope.  It's comforting to all of us to hear success stories, especially from someone with 3 years of experience under your belt. 

Keep up the good work and zero's!  yeah

Thank you,

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


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 3/6/2008 6:38 AM (GMT -7)   
three years????
55 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. Testosterone Theropy since 12/06. Fighting to stay upbeat daily,I am's what I am and that's all that I am!!! 


lawink
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Total Posts : 621
   Posted 3/6/2008 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
That's the greatest news!  Contrats!  Don't we just love getting consistent "zero's" on that test??  Wishing you a lifetime of ZEROOOOOOOO's.
 
;o) Linda & Bob 
Bob (61) - Laproscopic Prostate Removal Sept 27, 2006.
2 of 12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.
 
Pathology - cancer completely contained, even a second more aggressive, previously undetected cancer)
PSA UNDETECTABLE Nov 2006, Feb, May, Oct2007.  ONE YEAR!!!! WHOOO HOOOO! 

Bob also has two secondary conditions -- Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platelets) and . . Myelofibrosis) -- If anyone has experience with or information on these, please email us.

Post Edited (lawink) : 3/6/2008 7:04:11 AM (GMT-7)


War-eagle
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Total Posts : 219
   Posted 3/6/2008 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   

Swim,

Oh what a delight to read your post. 3 years. How happy I am for you. You give everyone hope. Keep on praying for everyone to join the club. That's a club I would join.

We love you and join in your joy.

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
PSA 14 2-29-2008 - start chemo on 3/6 
 
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"


Swimom
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   Posted 3/6/2008 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, what a reply!

Thanks from us to all of you :>) The last 3 years (about 2 with HW) have been made so much easier with so many amazing people in which to prop our sometimes fatigued strength. 2 cancers, 13 years...and that's just Paul? Ohhhhhhh, do we need a place like this!!! Especially me. When they say "only the strong survive"....this is how we do it! We lean on other strong souls and when pressed together, a diamond is created! In the rough perhaps, but a diamond is still a diamond...right Pete?????

Many Blessings,

Swim (AKA Vickie)
 


James C.
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   Posted 3/6/2008 8:20 AM (GMT -7)   
That is great news.  Hope to hear of years and years of the same

James C. 
 
Help support the forums so they can support you:  http://www.healingwell.com/donate 
 
Age 60 
4/19/07   PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7 06/05/07
7/11/07   Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07   Path report:  3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6. 
9/24/07   (Open) Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed 
9/26/07   Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07  ED- begin 25mg Viagra nightly, Fully continent
11/15/07  1st Post-surgery PSA-0.01
01/14/08  Caverject started/stopped, aching and pain , Bimix started
02/04/08  Bimix X 6 tries, .1mL, .15mL, .2mL, .3mL, .4mL, .5mL, success at .5mL
3/24/08   ED- 6 mts.-continue 50mg Viagra and pump-no change-no response


Mike A
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 213
   Posted 3/6/2008 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Paul and Vickie (Our Swimom),
You've made my day! What great news! Nobody deserves it more that you! Here's to another 36 months of zeros - then another - then another - then another - (you get the idea).
Best,
Mike
June 2005 - Age 53 PSA 4.8 at regular physical October 2005 - After several rounds of anti-biotics, PSA 5.2 at Urlogist November 2005 - Biopsy negative July 2006 - PSA 5.9 at regular Physical October 2006 - After several more rounds of anti-biotics PSA 8.1 November 2006 - Second biopsy - Positive December 2006 - Gleason (3+4=7), Tumor T1c, CT Scan and Bone Scan Negative
January 2, 2007 Robotic Prostatectomy, University of Rochester Medical Center - Tumor confined but larger than thought, only one nerve able to be spared. Margins clear. February 2007 - Three to fo ur pads a day, no erection with viagara. April 2007 - First Post-Surgical PSA 0.02. Down to one pad a day.July, 2007 - Six Month Post-op: PSA 0.04 No change in ED. October, 2007 - Nine Month Post-op: PSA back down to 0.02!Almost totally dry! Only slight improvement in ED - Will try injections if not improved by next appointment. January 2008: One Year Post-OP PSA 0.02 still dripping, but improving. Tried 500 dose of MUSE for ED, no luck. Will try 1000.


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 3/6/2008 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   

Swim,

Diamonds are forever and your definitly right about the rough part! You are a Diamond shining over all of us. I can't Imagine where I would be right now if I hadn't found this forum, you Swim & Moma Blue & Biker & Jet Guy & the rest! God bless us all!

Love and many zero's to all my friends!

Your friend allways,

Pete 


55 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. Testosterone Theropy (Testim Gel)since 12/06. Fighting to stay upbeat daily, I am's what I am's and that's all that I am's! (Popeye)  55 and still alive!!!


Tim G
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   Posted 3/6/2008 9:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I celebrate with you both on this happy milestone! Three cheers for three years \O/ \O/ \O/
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 undetectable
 


creed_three
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Total Posts : 762
   Posted 3/7/2008 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Vickie and Paul,

This is such wonderful news to hear. I am anxiously waiting for the 1 year mark to pass after Sx, so once again, you have now given me another gift today, as I will instead look forward to the 3 year mark one day- Your strength and words have assisted us so much since we have known you - I am so pleased to hear of your news. God Bless you both. 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.

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