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kdnole
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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 4/15/2008 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Well the last of 30 radiation treatments was yesterday and I am happy to say I had no side effects! The Radiation Therapists and support staff at Duke University Hospital were the best. They made 30 traveling days seem a lot more tolerable and I hate to say it, but it will be nice not to have to see them every day.   
Age 44
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3+3=6
T2
Biopsy - 3 of 12 (2@20% / 1@80%
Da Vinci 7/31/07 @ Duke
2.5 hr. surgery, released from Duke within 14 hrs.
Saved both nerve bundles. 
Foley out 8/10/07
Positive Pathology Report 
Near left side nerve bundle
New Gleason 7
Oncology visit in the near future for radiation
Back to work 3 weeks following surgery - Sales
 
9/13/07 - 1 Post PSA Undetectable less than 0.1 
 
9/17/07 - Pad Free! 
 
10/11/07 - ED, Trimix injection .2cc Tooo much but it worked. Now on .05cc, 3 times a week
No luck with viagra or pump. 
 
11/19/07 - 5 mth. PSA 0.1 (Ouch)
02/11/08 - Scheduled for CT Scan and MRI
2/27/08 - Started IMRT Radiation treatments
(6 weeks, 5 days a week)  
4/14/08 - Radiation complete with "NO" side effects.
6/17/08 - 1st Post Radiation PSA scheduled


James C.
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   Posted 4/15/2008 8:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Really good news, congratulations..   

James C. 
 
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Age 60 
4/19/07   PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/11/07   Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07   Path report:  3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6. 
9/24/07   (Open) Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed 
9/26/07   Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07  ED- begin 50mg Viagra and Vacurect pump nightly, Fully continent
1/14/08  Caverject started/stopped, aching.  2/24/08 .5ml Bimix started-success
3/24/08   ED- 6 mts.-Viagra, pump, no response- Bimix continues
Post-surgery PSA's:  3 mt:0, 6 mt:0,


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 4/15/2008 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the other, other side...You have my prayers that you are done with this.

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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Frank1205
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 308
   Posted 4/15/2008 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   

Big Big Congrats on getting through the treatment. 

Frank tongue tongue tongue


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, 1 positve margin  going to meet with oncologist to discuss treatment options if any at this time.
 


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 4/15/2008 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   

AMEN!!!!  Congrats and may the rest of your days be cancer free my friend! 

(My dad has five days left after today) 


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!!!
 
 


kdnole
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 152
   Posted 4/15/2008 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
That's Great new Chayna!

I swear I feel like I have this big weight off my shoulders. Granted I still have my PSA's but I have my days back.
Age 44
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3+3=6
T2
Biopsy - 3 of 12 (2@20% / 1@80%
Da Vinci 7/31/07 @ Duke
2.5 hr. surgery, released from Duke within 14 hrs.
Saved both nerve bundles. 
Foley out 8/10/07
Positive Pathology Report 
Near left side nerve bundle
New Gleason 7
Oncology visit in the near future for radiation
Back to work 3 weeks following surgery - Sales
 
9/13/07 - 1 Post PSA Undetectable less than 0.1 
 
9/17/07 - Pad Free! 
 
10/11/07 - ED, Trimix injection .2cc Tooo much but it worked. Now on .05cc, 3 times a week
No luck with viagra or pump. 
 
11/19/07 - 5 mth. PSA 0.1 (Ouch)
02/11/08 - Scheduled for CT Scan and MRI
2/27/08 - Started IMRT Radiation treatments
(6 weeks, 5 days a week)  
4/14/08 - Radiation complete with "NO" side effects.
6/17/08 - 1st Post Radiation PSA scheduled


biker90
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   Posted 4/15/2008 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats kdnole,

Its alway nice to end one phase and begin another in recovery. These milestones keep us positive...

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."
 
 


Dutch
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 400
   Posted 4/15/2008 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   

Glad to hear you came thru the radiation with flying colors.  Stay positive and we will look for a great report in a few months.

Dutch


Diagnosed Feb 2001  (Age 65)  Currently 72
PSA 4.8      Gleason 3+3=6      Stage   T2b
Completed Proton Therapy @ Loma Linda - Aug 2001 - No side effects.  My journey is at: http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=727565
7yr PSA - 0.2
Our responsibility now is to educate men about Pca, PSA and the importance of early detection. 
 
 
 


bluebird
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Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 4/15/2008 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   

  tongue   Hey ~ kd & loved ones…

 

  cool WOW… you have traversed this stepping-stone with such a positive attitude and we are so proud to be here walking with you.  You have shown such strength and we truly appreciate you staying close to all of us. 

It helps us and in turn we help you!  smurf Wow.. not a bad trade off.. Both Win-Win… 

That’s what HealingWell's all about!!! Sharing and Caring with and for each other.

Warm Thoughts and Gentle Hugs (lots of them)… surround you… as you continue to move forward.  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 :)


bluebird
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   Posted 4/15/2008 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
tongue   Helping to keep kd’s journey together!

 

Threads started by: kdnole

04-14-08  Radiaton Complete! Currently on this thread!

02-29-08  Focal Cryosurgery

02-04-08  IMRT here I come.

11-19-07  5 mth. PSA

10-11-07  The Shot!

09-15-07  Before and After PCa Surgery Pictures

09-13-07  Kdnole's - 1st Post PSA

09-12-07  1st Post PSA Question

08-09-07  Positive Pathology Result

08-02-07  Back from Surgery

07-26-07  Post Surgery Check list

06-04-07  New Here

 

 

  tongue Thank you for Caring Enough to Share...

    You've made many "Journeys" a little smoother by your Sharing  yeah


maldugs
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   Posted 4/15/2008 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Great to see that you are finished the treatment, now the wait, like me, for the PSA, wishing you a good result!
 
Regards Mal.
age 67 PSA 5.8 DRE slightly firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07 5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7  right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a
RP on 30th July,
Post op Pathology, tumour stage T3a 4+3=7, microcsopic evidence of capsular penetration, seminal vessels, bladder neck, free of tumour, lymph nodes clear, no evidence of metastatic malignancy, tumour does not extend to the apical margins.
 
Post op PSA 0.5 26th Sept.
PSA 23rd Oct.0.5 seeing Radiation Onocologist 31st Oct.
Started radiation treatment on 5th Dec, to continue until 24 Jan. 08.
Finished treatment, next PSA on 30th April.


myman
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   Posted 4/15/2008 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Good for you, kd! You've come through another milestone with flying colors...I wish you the very best.
I realize some say "what else are you going to do?"...but I think there should be stars given for the tenacity it takes to finish radiation! :-)

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

Link to journey:
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=826731


mvesr
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 4/15/2008 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news KD. I hope things are good with you in all areas including the PSA's. Please keep in touch.

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
 


mozart250
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 102
   Posted 4/15/2008 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations from another salvage radiation guy about 2/3 of the way through. Gosh it seems like there are quite a few of us doing this now.
52 Year Old DBA by profession; amateur pianist by passion.
 
June and Aug 2006:  PSA 4.6.  DRE prostate enlarged.  Second opinion
Sep  2006:  Biopsy results positive one lobe.  Gleason 3+3.
Nov  2006:  RPA performed at Fletcher Allen in Burlington VT.
Nov  2006:  Pathology report: Stage T3a and Gleason 3+4.
Dec  2006:  PSA 0.1
Feb, May  2007:  PSA 0.0 (under 0.1)
Aug, Nov  2007 and Feb 2008:  PSA 0.1
Mar-May  2008:  IMRT Radiation
 
Trying my hand at blogging.


kdnole
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 152
   Posted 4/16/2008 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone for the kind words.
Mozart, I think the only side effect I had was the fatigue from driving back and forth to treatments. I'm sure most share the same sentiments. Good Luck and you are over the hump.
Age 44
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3+3=6
T2
Biopsy - 3 of 12 (2@20% / 1@80%
Da Vinci 7/31/07 @ Duke
2.5 hr. surgery, released from Duke within 14 hrs.
Saved both nerve bundles. 
Foley out 8/10/07
Positive Pathology Report 
Near left side nerve bundle
New Gleason 7
Oncology visit in the near future for radiation
Back to work 3 weeks following surgery - Sales
 
9/13/07 - 1 Post PSA Undetectable less than 0.1 
 
9/17/07 - Pad Free! 
 
10/11/07 - ED, Trimix injection .2cc Tooo much but it worked. Now on .05cc, 3 times a week
No luck with viagra or pump. 
 
11/19/07 - 5 mth. PSA 0.1 (Ouch)
02/11/08 - Scheduled for CT Scan and MRI
2/27/08 - Started IMRT Radiation treatments
(6 weeks, 5 days a week)  
4/14/08 - Radiation complete with "NO" side effects.
6/17/08 - 1st Post Radiation PSA scheduled


norskie
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 4/16/2008 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
KD

Great news in completing your next phase and coming through with flying colors, it gives me great hope for side effects as well as I just started my salvage radiation on Monday, hey I only have 34 more to go. Now here's hoping that your PSA goes to 0 and stays there for good.

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 Surgery 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
1st & 2nd Post PSA Blood Test .1 and less - Undetectable
3nd Post PSA Blood Test 01-17-07 .3
March 27th PSA .4 Begin Salvage Radiation April, 14 2008
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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