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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 4/8/2008 8:00 AM (GMT -6)   
So tomorrow is the big day for my dad. He will have his first surgrey. Please keep him and my family in your prayers. We hope that the patho report will come back ok. But with his latest symptoms we are not sure. Please pray that his doctor will have a steady hand and be resed up. The surgrey is very early in the morning. I will keep you all posted.
age: 58- good health overall
PSA- 6
G.score- 3+3
Doctor told him that surgry was best. Date not set yet.

James C.
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   Posted 4/8/2008 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Sure thing.  Wish him well for us....

Mike A
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   Posted 4/8/2008 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Eagle 10,
You, your Dad and family will be in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow.
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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   Posted 4/8/2008 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Wishes for a speedy recovery ...thoughts and prayers.


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 4/8/2008 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   

Just think, after tomorrow, hopefully your dad will be cancer free!!!  You are one step closer to that!  We will be thinking of you all tomorrow!  Good luck and God bless!


Father's Information
DX July 15, 2007
Age 62 (now 63)
PSA 5.5
Original Gleason 3+4=7 
Post Surgery Gleason- 4+3=7
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin
One positive node
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
T3a N1 M0
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07
Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yr
Radiation started March 03, 2008 7 weeks 5x a week
2 weeks of radiation down!!!

Tim G
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   Posted 4/8/2008 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers for your dad's surgery tomorrow.  Please let us know about his progress. 

Take care and hang in there...Tim

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

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 4/8/2008 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Eagle10,

You and your Dad will be in our prayers and all of your friends here at healing well will be waiting on the other side to hear the Dr. came out and said surgery went very well your dad will be home in a couple of days and cancer free.

Good Luck & God Bless,


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

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   Posted 4/8/2008 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Will be thinking about your dad tomorrow. With all those low numbers in his short signature, I'm sure that he will have a quick and complete recovery.
All the best to you and your dad.

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 

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 4/8/2008 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Count me in, Eagle10! Get your rest tonight and we'll all be thinking of you.

All the best to you & your dad,
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

Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 308
   Posted 4/8/2008 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
All the best to you and your father. Get some rest. He will be out for quite a while and he will need you when he wakes. Get good sleep.

Your Family is in my prayers.

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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   Posted 4/8/2008 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I wish your father well and a speedy recovery
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 Adenocarcinoma-------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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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 4/8/2008 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   

  smurf Helping to keep this journey together….


A personal journey by Kristen *Eagle 10


Tomorrow is the big day!!!

The big day...

A few questions....

New to Cancer


Helping to keep this journey together for all of us and for daughters who find us at a later date…  I’m glad Kristen found “all of us”…


I greeted Eagle10 at the beginning of her path on March 10th ~ and now after being away from the forum I’m back and I’ve just re-read her threads and reply postings… from our members.


I am so proud to be a part of 

This is an awesome place to be…  Having someone reach out and find so many hands “ALL OF US” reaching back….. Sharing our experiences and reaching out to those who are where we once were.  Scared and confused!!! 


This is a place for family and friends to turn to with any question they have.

It is a safe haven where we can come and know that we will be understood.



Kristen ~ Thank you for reaching out to all of us…  yeah

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   Posted 4/8/2008 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   

    tongue Hey ~  Kristen, Dad, & Loved Ones,


Thinking of you and sending special thoughts your way as you move toward surgery day… 


We hope  “Our Journey” helps to guide you over at least one stepping-stone on your path.  Keeping you close… in thoughts and prayers. 


“Our hands will be on your shoulders”

special words borrowed from hamala


In Friendship,


~~*~~*~~*~~~)*&^%  Group Hug %^&*(~~~*~~*~~*~~


From the 3 of us...

Lee, Buddy, & Murphy

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 :)

Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 203
   Posted 4/8/2008 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   


My prayers are with you tomorrow. My husband goes for his surgery the next day. My hopes are here for you and your dad.


Age 51 Kent
January 08 PSA 5.2 round of antibiotics went to 4.3
February 08 anpther round of antibiotics went to 4.2
March 17,08 had biopsy, 2 days later told cancer was on
one entire side of prostate.
Gleason 3+3
Doctor thinks its best to get the whole prostate with Perineal Retropubic Prostatectomy.
Surgery scheduled for this Thursday April 10th.
Cindy (I'm the one that does all the posting)

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   Posted 4/8/2008 8:14 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Eagle 10.  We are praying the best for your Dad.  The hard part will be over tomorrow.  The road to cancer free recovery starts now.  Let us know how things go and we will see him on the other side of this thing.



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

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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 655
   Posted 4/8/2008 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, Eagle 10.  We have confidence your Dad will do great.  We will be praying for your Dad, his surgeon and you and your family as you support him.  He will do fine!  Best wishes. David

Age 55
Diagnosed Dec 2007 during annual routine physical
PSA doubled from previous year from 1.5 to 3.2
12 biopsies - 2 positive with 2 marginal
Gleason 3 + 3 = 6
RRP 4 Feb 08
Both nerves spared
Good pathology - no margins - all encapsulated - Gleason 4 + 3 = 7
Catheter out Feb 13 - wore pad for couple of days - pad free Feb 16
Great wife and family who take very good care of me

Regular Member

Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 219
   Posted 4/8/2008 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   


Everything is going to be great. The doctors will perform with the skill that God has given them and He will guide their hands. Your job is just to be there and provide the support and love. Get some sleep and stay positive. You are in our prayers.

Peace and love.

War Eagle, Baby


Age: 55 ( still alive at 55)
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
PSA 12.82 3/1/2008 round one chemo
PSA 12.24 4/2/2008 round two chemo 
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"

Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 162
   Posted 4/9/2008 4:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck and best wishes. Hope everything works out fine. After tomorrow you will be cancer free and on the other side of the road to recovery.

All the best.
Biopsy done 3/2008
Pathology report: Gleason 6 (3+3), involving left lobe
DRE=15gm with indurated left base and mid prostate
Cores positive: left base medial, left base lateral, left mid medial and left mid lateral (4 of 12)
Clinical stage t2b.
Prostate Carcinorna 185
Urologist recommended no bone scan but I did anyway and result is negative.
Surgery schedule on 4/21/2008 in Austin by Dr Randy Fagin.

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