Kent is doing great!!

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   Posted 4/10/2008 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Just got home and the surgery took about 1 1/2 hours. His doctor feels that the cancer was confined to the prostate but of course we will wait to see the pathology report in a few weeks. Both nerves were spared. He got up to his room just full of himself. All he could have was liquid but really wants a steak. Has the leg things on and wiggling his toes and moving his legs. He already wants to get up and take a walk. I know to calm him down and take our time but its just so good to see him doing so well. He has alittle pain where the catheter is but BP normal, temp normal. I am so happy to have had all your support and I will keep you updated as time goes on. tongue

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)

Tim G
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   Posted 4/10/2008 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the update and good report on Kent.  I, too, detested the leg massagers and the liquid diet.  But the important thing is that he is doing well and that the surgery was successful!    Keep in touch and hang in there...Tim
Age 59  PSA velocity quadrupled in 1 yr (0.6 to 2.5) 
DRE neg  1 of 12 biopsies positive (5%) 
Open surgery June 2006 
Cancer confined to one small area of prostate
Gleason 5  PSA's undetectable

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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 4/10/2008 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations!  Today is the first day of recovery.
It was not that long ago that my wife was helping me through it after my surgery.  She helped me up that first night to take a walk.  I had to stay two nights, only because I had not passed gas on the next day.  Regardless, by the time I left the hospital at noon the following day I had walked enought laps to equal 4.5 miles.  Walking is one of the best things that you can do to help your recovery.
Wishing you both the best!

Pre-op Diagnosis Results – Oct 31, 2007;


  • Age – 53 (turned 54 in Nov 2007)
  • PSA is 3.83
  • Gleason's Grade - 3+3=6, T1C
  • One biopsy core (Right mid) was diagnosed with carcinoma, which was less than 10% of the tissue submitted.
  • One other biopsy core (Left apex) had a "high grade parostatic intraepithelil neoplasia” (atypical cells, otherwise called pre-cancer cells).
  • All other biopsies benign.

Post-op Results – Surgery Dec 11, 2007;


  • Gleason's Grade - 3+3=6, T2C
  • Cancer confirmed on Right mid and Left apex
  • Both nerve bundles spared, some damage to the Left bundle.
  • 30 day PSA, .01
  • 90 day PSA, .00
  • Happy

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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 4/10/2008 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to know he is doing well.

Danman Bob
Age 57
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14
Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Despite high Gleason score, cancer was confined to the prostate
Possible post-surgery radiation therapy...decision likely in late April 2008, depending upon PSA at that time
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of March 2008)
Began using Viagra 3 times a week December 2007 to stimulate blood flow
Began using Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy mid-February 2008
Will probably begin using bimix injections in addition to Viagra and pump in May 2008

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   Posted 4/10/2008 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey VaFan,

Welcome to the "other side". You are on your way to recovery and it should feel great. Take it easy, don't lift anything, but walk a lot.

Please keep us posted...

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."

Doting Daughter
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   Posted 4/10/2008 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
The healing begins!! Hooray!  Good luck for a speedy recovery and a cancer free future!! 
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 8 weeks 5x a week
5 weeks of radiation down!!!

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 4/10/2008 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   

Great news on the road to recovery, the first hurdle is in the books so as to speak. Just have him take it slow and steady and each day will get better. Good luck as you continue on the healing path.

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.

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 4/10/2008 10:41 PM (GMT -6)   
That's good news! You both get your rest & walk when the doc says - gets the gas out!

I wish your dear husband a smooth recovery.

God Bless,
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

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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 4/10/2008 10:46 PM (GMT -6)   
tongue   Hey Cindy & Kent,
Great News.... and we truly appreciate the quick update!!!  Thought of you guys today at 1:00 and sent special thoughts your way....  I know you felt them from all of us!
Take care and keep moving forward!!!
Hugs to all of you!! 
In Friendship ~ 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 :)

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 4/10/2008 11:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi VaFan,
Great news and now the healing begins. Stay close and we can help with each step Kent and yourself will have to take. Good days ahead. Many, many of them.

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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Mike A
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 213
   Posted 4/12/2008 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Cindy and Kent,
Welcome to the other side! Take things slow, and Kent will be up and at 'em before you know it! Great news on the nerve sparing, that will likely mean a lot down the road. When he has that steak, trust me, he'll enjoy it more than any steak he's ever had!!!
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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