3rd PSA - Undetectable!

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IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 3/24/2008 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Dear friends,
 
I visited my wonderful surgeon today and she told me the results of my 3rd PSA... drum roll
... <.04 or undetectable!
 
It was kind of funny... We first talked about my hernia surgery performed last week by another surgeon, and then about my status after the prostatectomy (continence level, E.D., and other stuff) and then, almost as a side comment she said: "Oh... and your PSA was undetectable again!"  She tells me I'm on the right track.  Now gettin' that hernia repair healed up.
 
Celebration time... Need to go out and get an Oreo McFlurry from McDonalds! tongue
 
Thanks for your support!
 
Kind regards,
 

Barry ~ (a.k.a. "Idaho")

 

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

1st PSA  09/11/2007  <0.04 (undetectable)

2nd PSA 12/10/2007  <0.04

3rd PSA  03/17/2008  <0.04

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


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 3/24/2008 4:20 PM (GMT -7)   

000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000.

Woo~Hoo!

Great News!  Barry's a big Zero. 

I knew you didn't have it in you!!!!

000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

 

God Bless and heal fast!

 

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. 
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
Visit my Journey at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
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biker90
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   Posted 3/24/2008 4:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Barry,

Greatest news you could get! Get two McFlurrys but get somebody else to carry them for you...

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."
 


Magaboo
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   Posted 3/24/2008 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   
 
Congratulations on your wonderful test result. The nicest thing in the world is a 'zero'.
May you have many, many more of those.
All the best to you in your future.
 
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) <.04
PSA test Mar., 08 =.04 
 
 


myman
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   Posted 3/24/2008 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Barry - Wonderful news! You are going to be just fine...of course, remember you're still recovering from your hernia surgery so no jumping up & down! Just sit down and enjoy that shake!

Thanks for all you do here,
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


mvesr
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   Posted 3/24/2008 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news Barry. Nothing like a great zero and something cool and calorie filled to make you feel better.


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
 


JCL
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 242
   Posted 3/24/2008 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations, Barry!!! Grand news indeed. It's been very encouraging reading about all the 0s guys have been pulling the last two weeks. May you have many, many more.
Biopsy: Gleason 6. Five of twelve samples positive with <5% each. No perineural invasion seen.
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

<FONT color=#0>Out of pads at five weeks. Ten months post-op I'm fully continent.
Post Surgery PSA: Four tests, all <0.1
<FONT color=red>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.


War-eagle
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Total Posts : 219
   Posted 3/24/2008 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   

Barry,

It don't get no better than that. ZERO!!!!!!!

You da man. Keep it up.

Even with zero's you remain in our prayers, brother.

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 3/12 
 
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"


norskie
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Total Posts : 376
   Posted 3/24/2008 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Barry

That sounds like it should be a Mc zero and keep them coming. Great news and continued good luck.

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.


BillyMac
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   Posted 3/24/2008 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Well done...............may many more zeros follow yeah
1/05 PSA----2.9 3/06-----3.2 3/07-------4.1 5/07------3.9 All negative DREs
Aged 59 when diagnosed
Biopsy 6/07----4 of 10 cores positive for Adenocarcima-------bummer!
Core 1 <5%, core 2----50%, core 3----60%, core 4----50%
Biopsy Pathologist's comment:
Gleason 4+3=7 (80% grade 4) Stage T2c
Neither extracapsular nor perineural invasion is identified
CT scan and Bone scan show no evidence of metastases
Da Vinci RP 8/07
Post-op pathology:
Positive for perineural invasion and 1 small focal extension
Negative at surgical margins, negative node and negative vesicle involvement
Some 4+4=8 identified ........upgraded to Gleason 8
PSA Oct 07 <0.1 undetectable
PSA Jan 08 <0.1 undetectable


IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 3/24/2008 8:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all the well-wishes!  You guys are great!
 
Hey Jim, I did get the two McFlurries (er... McZeros as norskie suggested), one for me and one for my wife.  They were great, and not to heavy to carry, so my hernia repair is okay. tongue
 
Best wishes to everyone.
 
Barry

GreenAcres
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 474
   Posted 3/25/2008 4:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Great news! Each time a new zero comes in, it's a cause to celebrate.
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