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anniea
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 3/5/2008 10:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone!!!
Hope you are all okay...... I am a little nervous tonight, we go for another PSA result in the morning???? I am really hopeful that it will slow down but Rick is still not doing any further treatments. I guess I am a little too unrealistic in my hopes????
I will post his latest PSA when we get back from the Doc.
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


Mike A
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 213
   Posted 3/6/2008 9:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Diana,
Keeping my fingers crossed for both Rick and you today.
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.


myman
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 3/6/2008 11:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Diana,
It's a stressful time that has nothing to do with being positive...it's just tough to wait. You husband has an established pattern of rising PSA so I'm sure your doc will have a plan on where to go from here.
I'd mentioned to you before that my husband is on HT and while he has side effects, he certainly lives his life as if he didn't! That's where a good outllook and a positive frame of mind are invaluable.

Let us know how you guys are,
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


Swimom
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1732
   Posted 3/6/2008 9:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hoping for the very best outcome! Good luck and stay strong.

God Bless,
Swim
 


creed_three
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 3/7/2008 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Diana,

Thinking of you in the hard waiting time. Bless You both. Lana
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.


bluebird
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 3/7/2008 8:06 PM (GMT -7)   

tongue  Dear Diana ~ It’s good to see you continuing to reach out.  We care about you and Rick and we understand the feelings that are going through you… feel our strength surrounding you and remember…

The Power of Hope

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Dear Rick ~  

 

    This “Hugs”  for  you  and Diana!!!    Keep it close…

 

~   You “are” someone special   ~

 

Stay Close…

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

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