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M. Kat
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 715
   Posted 3/16/2008 7:30 AM (GMT -6)   
hi everyone! I know that I have been missing in action for quite some time. when I first came here, I knew everyone. then as I posted less frequently, when I would come back I hardly knew anyone. It saddens me to see so many lives affected by cancer but glad to know that most can live with it. Life has been busy with good things. Jeff had his 18 mo PSA and it is still <.01. He still has a little dribble now and then....usually when we are having sex so his doctor recommended that he be sure he is completely empty before. on the ED side, he had been using Viagra but the side effects were really bothering him. a friend gave him a few Levitra and he really likes them. they do the job in giving him an erection but the only side effect is red eyes. his erections are still not like they were before surgery, but they are very usable and work very well. what more can I say?

Swim - I was looking at alldaychemist to buy Levitra but couldn't find them. are they not available there like Cialis isn't?

take care all and I'll try and chat here more often. take care, kat
Husband Jeff 56 years old diagnosed July 27, 2006
PSA 6.5, 2 positive areas in biopsy, Gleason 3+3=6
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy August 30, 2006
pathology report - all clear - cancer gone
1st post-surgery PSA test <0.1, 2nd post-surgery PSA test <0.1, 3rd PSA <0.1
no more pads Oct 12, 2006
first "real" erection with use of pump 12/16/06
3/07 - occasional dribbles and erections with Cialis and pump
8/07 - 1 yr PSA <0.1
9/1/07 - achieved erection with Viagra - no pump!
3/08 - 18 mo PSA <0.1
tried Levitra - works much better than Viagra - fewer side affects


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 3/16/2008 7:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad to read you again. Here's the link to the generic Levitra, I think.

http://www.alldaychemist.com/menhealthdrug/Vardenafil.html

Wishing you guys a lifetime of zeros
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
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 50mg Viagra and Vacurect pump nightly, Fully continent
11/15/07  1st Post-surgery PSA-0.01
01/14/08  Caverject started/stopped, aching.   .5ml Bimix started-success
 3/24/08   ED- 6 mts.-Viagra, pump, Bimix continues- no response


biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 3/16/2008 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Kat,

Its nice to see you again. Alldaychemist does have levitra and James gave you the link. I've used both their Viagra and Levitra substitues with succes.

Glad that you and Jeff are doing great...

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."
 


Swimom
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1732
   Posted 3/16/2008 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
M. Kat,

Look for Vardenafil. Glad to see you agian :>)

Swim
 


IdahoSurvivor
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 3/16/2008 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   

M. Kat,

Thanks for coming up for air and for letting us know how well you and Jeff are doing. tongue

Keep up the good work!

Kind regards,

Barry


"Idaho" ~ Barry

 

Da Vinci Surgery July 31, 2007… 54 on surgery day
PSA 4.3  Gleason 3+3=6  T2a  Confined to Prostate

1st PSA  9/11/2007   <0.04 (undetectable)

2nd PSA 12/10/2007  <0.04

My web site: http://pca-info.blogspot.com


myman
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 3/16/2008 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kat!
It's good to see you here and nice to see that most things are going smoothly! :-)
Please continue to post - you've been missed.

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


jetguy
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 741
   Posted 3/16/2008 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Yaaayyyy!

Love ya!

Bill
August of 2006, PSA up to 4.2 from 2.7 one year ago. 
October free and total PSA 12% free and 5.0 total.
A month, or so later, 4.7.
Late in the year decide on Image Guided IMRT.
Begin 43 treatments on January 23, 2007 and finish on March 23.
Four month post treatment PSA is 1.9.
Seven month PSA is 0.8.


creed_three
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 3/17/2008 2:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kat,

Great progress report! So glad everything is going well. CJ has been going well on Levitra 20 mg as needed. cheers & all the best to you, 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.


M. Kat
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 715
   Posted 3/17/2008 6:32 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks everyone! I must have been typing in the name incorrectly because now I can find it at alldaychemist. thanks for the link James! take care all...kat
Husband Jeff 56 years old diagnosed July 27, 2006
PSA 6.5, 2 positive areas in biopsy, Gleason 3+3=6
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy August 30, 2006
pathology report - all clear - cancer gone
1st post-surgery PSA test <0.1, 2nd post-surgery PSA test <0.1, 3rd PSA <0.1
no more pads Oct 12, 2006
first "real" erection with use of pump 12/16/06
3/07 - occasional dribbles and erections with Cialis and pump
8/07 - 1 yr PSA <0.1
9/1/07 - achieved erection with Viagra - no pump!
3/08 - 18 mo PSA <0.1
tried Levitra - works much better than Viagra - fewer side affects


GreenAcres
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 474
   Posted 3/17/2008 7:00 AM (GMT -6)   
So glad you're checking in! Wonderful news for both of you. In many ways, it seems like we've been coming on here for years, yet it also seems like yesterday we were making our first posts.

Congrats - and we hold you to your word of checking in more often. Your input is always so helpful.
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


Mike A
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 213
   Posted 3/17/2008 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Kat,
I'm happy things are going along smoothly for you and Jeff, keep those good reports coming! Glad to see you post again, we have missed you for sure!
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.

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