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Jetman
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   Posted 3/20/2008 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Got my 2nd Post surgery PSA this afternoon, Less than 0.04. I can not be any happier with the way things have gone for me. My PSA is undetectable 6 months after surgery, I have total continence, and can have a usable erection with 50 mg of Viagra, " thats down from 100mg of Viagra just one month ago".
 
My next Post surgery PSA is on June 18, 08. I'll be hoping for more 0.0's.
 
Matt

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)
 March 20, 2008 - 2nd Post op PSA Less than 0.04 (undetectable)


PianoMan
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   Posted 3/20/2008 4:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats Jetman!!  Way to go!!!! Keep your spirits high and PSAs low.

D.O.B - 8/9/52

PSA: First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1

DRE: Negative

Biopsy results 11/22/06.  Both lobes involved.  Six out of eight cores positive - from 100 percent to 90, to 60, to 50, two 20s and two zeros.

Gleason 3+3 = 6

Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007

Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.  Volume of tumor much less than biopsy suggested.  12 percent overall.

First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07

Second post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 9/11/07

Third post-surgery PSA -- Undetactable, 2/15/08


myman
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   Posted 3/20/2008 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
cool Very Very Cool, Jetman!
Sounds like things are going well for you - good for you means good for us!

May you be undetectable forever,
Susan

bluebird
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   Posted 3/20/2008 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
tongue  Yea!! Matt & Loved Ones,

 

6th Month PSA  !!!~~~>>>  Woo~Hoo <<<~~~!!! undetectable

 

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

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

Enjoy it to the fullest. 

 

*     *     *     *     *     *

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 Matt,

Thanks for keeping us informed… this is great news!  I really like your signature… thanks for continuing to share your journey with all of us.  Take care and Stay Close

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

 

Threads started by jetman

2nd Post Surgery PSA

Early Christmas Gift

1 Month, 3 Days, and catheter is still in.


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 :)


IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 3/20/2008 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   

VERY Cool, Matt!

 

Keep those funky zeros coming!  We love it.   yeah  
 

Fight on, Jetman!

  

Courage is Love

Courage is Strength

The one thing giving Life more length

-- by Abi Rodriguez


"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


creed_three
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   Posted 3/21/2008 1:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Great news and a great recovery Jetman.
Wishing you all the best and many more zeros in the future. cheers
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.


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 3/21/2008 3:10 AM (GMT -7)   
WAY TO GO Jet!! Keep those OO comin!!
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 (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!!!


M. Kat
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   Posted 3/21/2008 3:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Matt, that is fantastic! may you have a lifetime of zeroes, dry pants and erections! :) 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


JCL
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   Posted 3/21/2008 3:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations, Jetman, and here's to many more 0s to come. Seems like it's been a good week around here for undetectable PSAs, and that is absolutely wonderful.

Jack
Diagnosed: March 25, 2007. Age 49
Biopsy: Gleason 6. Five of twelve samples positive with <5% each. No perineural invasion seen.
Surgery: May 21, 2007
Post-op Pathology: Upgraded to Gleason 7 (3+4), negative margins, negative capsular penetration, negative seminal vesicles, lymph nodes left intact, multifocal perinural invasion, 15% of prosate involving cancer in both lobes. T2c
Continence: Out of pads at five weeks. Seven months post-op I'm fully continent.
Erections: Yes! With the assistance of Cialis.
Post Surgery PSA: Three tests, all <0.1
Family history: Great-great grandfather died from PC. My Father had his prostate removed at age 67 in 1997 and has had an undetectable PSA ever since. I was diagnosed at a much earlier age and had a more agressive cancer than my father. Go figure.


DesertGal
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   Posted 3/21/2008 4:58 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Matt,

That's fantastic news!  We're several months behind you and can only hope for the same success with Viagra someday.

That's very encouraging!

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


mvesr
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   Posted 3/21/2008 6:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jetman. A zero can be a wonderful thing!!! My next PSA is also due in June of 08 and praying it will be a zero too. Take care care and God bless.


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
 


Lungman
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 276
   Posted 3/21/2008 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations, I know what a relief you feel, and good news on the other issues!!!
Pre-Op PSA 9.9
1 of 12 cores positive, Gleason 3+3
DaVinci on 9/5/2007
Post-Op Gleason 3+6, Negative Nodes and Margins
Less than 1% of prostate involved with CA
3 Month PSA 0.01, 6 Month PSA 0.01
Incontinence resolved 9/15/2007, one day after cath removal
ED showing significant improvement, more notable over last month
with Viagra 100 mg.


lawink
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   Posted 3/21/2008 6:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jetman
Way to go on the zerooo's and all . . . . PSA is the one test we sure love to see a zero on!! Wishing you a lifetime of ZEROOOOOOO's
;o) Linda & Bob
Bob (62) - Laproscopic Prostate Removal Sept 27, 2006 at age 60.
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.


Frank1205
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   Posted 3/21/2008 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Jetman,

Big congrats on your numbers.  It is very encouraging to hear this type of success.  Keep it comin!

 

God Bless

Frank

 


Frank S.
Age 53
Abmnormal PSA for 5 years>
2004 Biospy negative
2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
Highest PSA 10
Lowest PSA   4
Current PSA   6
Bone and Ct scans negative
Staged at T1C
Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci scheduled March 27th, 2008
University of Chicago
Dr. Arieh Shalhav
 
Odd and unusual pain in pelvis, legs, hips, back and groin led to my insistance in another Biopsy (2008).  These symptoms have greatly improved after 5 months and all Doc's do not believe that these symptoms have anything to do with my Prostate Cancer.  I am not so convinced. May prove to be the most fortunate pain I have had.


norskie
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Total Posts : 376
   Posted 3/21/2008 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Jetman

Great news on your latest PSA, may you have much more continued success on all fronts.

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.


anniea
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 3/21/2008 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Jetguy,

That is wonderful news. I am sure you will have a wonderful Easter. I hope the zero's keep on coming.

God Bless You,

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
03/01/2008 PSA 0.3


Jetman
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 30
   Posted 3/21/2008 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks to all of you. Have a wonderful Easter.
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)
 March 20, 2008 - 2nd Post op PSA Less than 0.04 (undetectable)

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