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   Posted 4/7/2008 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
You are all wonderful!! You have given me so much support. Thank you for being here for me.
Age 51
Gleason 3+3
Biopsy March 17 and told 2 days later cancer on 1 entire side of prostate.
PSA 4.2 after 2 months of antibiotics. lst PSA was 5.2
Surgery scheduled for 4/10/08

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   Posted 4/7/2008 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   

tongue  Hey Cindy,


This is what HealingWell is all about....  the reply postings to your personal thread:


Just need alittle advice for post op  thread started by VaFan (Cindy)

 Click on link and once there “F5” to refresh


…makes me proud to be a member of this team that works together…  This is what we are all about...  Sharing our experiences and walking the path hand-in-hand with you.  A true friendship that becomes strong and stronger with each day.  You've come to the right place ~ new friend.  Continue moving forward and Stay Strong...


Buddy & I invite you to visit with us on our personal thread listed in our signature... pull from all of us the things that will make your journey smoother..

Hugs from 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 :)

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   Posted 4/7/2008 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Looking at your husband's details it seems a little unusual that surgery is being carried out so quickly following biopsy. (7th March till 10th April = 3-1/2 weeks. It is my understanding that surgeons prefer to wait at least 6 weeks for any inflamation occassioned by the biopsy to settle down before doing the RPP. Did they give a reason for this short period of time?
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 Aug 10th 2007
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

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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 4/8/2008 12:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Cindy,
Welcome. I received such great help here. The group is indeed wonderful. When I hear the term "strength in numbers" I think of this site. Good luck with the surgery. You have our prayers.

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
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 308
   Posted 4/8/2008 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Good Luck Cindy, stay with us after surgery. Get some rest.

God Bless

Diagnosed 01-08-08 @ 53 years old 
DRE normal - High PSA for 5 or more years
2004 Biospy negative - 2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
Current PSA 6 - Bone and Ct scans negative
clinicalg Staged at T1C - Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008
University of Chicago
5 hour surgery , 3 hour recovery
Unexpected Cardiac issues appear and disappear?
Hospital stay 30 hours - Catheter out in 7 days  normaly expected leakage - Erectile funtion back on line 9 days 
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, 10 % of both portions of prostate, Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear,Tumor on bottom of prostate distal, 1 positve margin distal at penis, going to meet with oncologist to discuss treatment options if any at this time.

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