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   Posted 3/7/2008 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Forgot to post earlier, but had my first PSA and it was undetectable. yahoo.  things are coming along fine. down to one pad a day with only occasional leakage at the end of the day. ED is pretty good, usable with 100 mg viagra, so no complaints there.  We board the Queen Mary 2 on Monday morning for a well-earned 10 day vacation for my wife who nursed me through this, my ill mother all summer and dealt with my father's estate last spring. Now, SHE gets to lie around and be waited on!
Thanks all for your support.
47 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6      (Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious)
10/07 PSA 5.06   (Biopsy 11/07  1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC  www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report:  Stage T2cNxMx
-Gleason (3+3)6
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes

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   Posted 3/7/2008 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
FORGOT TO TELL US???!!! tongue
That's wonderful news...you both deserve a vaca! Have a great time!

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

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   Posted 3/7/2008 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Have a great time.

    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.

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   Posted 3/7/2008 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Paul, Have the best holiday ever. This is fantastic news about your PSA results and great recovery. Wishing you and your wife the most relaxing and wonderful time you could ever have! Enjoy! 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.

Tim G
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   Posted 3/7/2008 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Paul--Congratulations on your good results!

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

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   Posted 3/7/2008 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   

tongue   Yea!! Paul & Loved Ones,


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


Cause for celebration!!!!!  Definitely!!!   Queen Mary 2 ~  YES!!!!!

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.


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Hey Paul,

Great News and a much deserved “down” time for both of you!!!  Enjoy each and every moment… You will truly have a wonderful time.  Where are you cruising to?????  And out of which port???  Helpful Tip.. take Crystal Light single packets for the room.  Some ships serve only coffee and tea (we don't drink either).  But I'm thinking the Queen Mary 2 will have "everything".... yeah

Take care and know we will be right here when you return….. 

In Friendship ~ 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 :)

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 3/8/2008 5:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Yo Paulie!
Thats great news on the big OOOOOOO's Have a geat sail on the Queen, your loving spouse certainly deserve it. Swimming w/o pads? You'll be fine! Just keep a pocket full of viagra and that flag pole raised high. Have a great time!
Your friend,
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!!!

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