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KrisP
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   Posted 4/30/2008 7:35 AM (GMT -6)   

I wanted to add this to my earlier post but I decided to create a new post as I thought this is very important to me.

During my visit to Dr. Fagin yesterday for the removal of the catheter, I met another member of our beloved "HealingWell Forum". He is no other than Salty_Clerk. What a great gentleman, full of energy and very positive. Although his appointment was not scheduled for a few hours after mine he took the time to visit me as he knew about my appointment yesterday. He flew in to Austin with his wife and came straight to the hospital to visit me. I also met his beautiful wife. They are truly great people. We had a good talk yesterday and again I spoke to him after I got home.

He is having his surgery this morning at 9:00 AM with Dr Fagin and I’m asking all to wish him all the best and hope his surgery is successful so he can join us again. He will not be able to post as he has not taken his computer with him. He will be staying in Austin for the surgery and will remain till the removal of the catheter. I planned to call him tomorrow after his discharge from the hospital and report back.

Again please say a prayer for him.

 

Update 5/5/08

Well, finally I was able to make contact with Salty. All this time that his phone was off was because he had complications after the surgery. He is doing much better now and I will mention few of the complications as I understood them but will let him go into more detail when he return to the forum. His blood pressure was very, very low after the surgery and his kidneys stopped because of various reasons. He was in intensive care since the day of surgery (4/30/08) that is the reason his phone was shut off and I could not make contact. Anyway he is now in his regular room and should leave the hospital in a couple of days if all is well. As I said before, he does not have a laptop or PC with him and he did told me to tell everyone that he is doing much better and thanks for all the concerns.

Please say a prayer for him as we wish him all the best and fast recovery.

 

Thanks

KrisP


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
DaVinci Surgery on 4/21/2008 in Austin by Dr Randy Fagin.
Pathologist report upgraded to a Gleason 7 (3+4)
Clinical stage upgraded also to a T3a
Margins Clear

Post Edited (KrisP) : 5/6/2008 3:57:58 PM (GMT-6)


Jim-N1BRP
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Total Posts : 165
   Posted 4/30/2008 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Here wishing you all the best Salty
You and all others here will have a special place this weekend in my heart at The Weekend of Hope.

Jim, 54,~Jim-N1BRP. My Journey
Diagnosed: 12Nov. '07, Age 54

Treatment Started : 31 Jan 08

Completed 31 Mar 08

42 treatments 1.8 Gy M-F for a total of 75.6 Gy.

Prostate Biopsy: 18Sept '06, - 10 sample all negative, Prostate size 36.3 cc

Prostate Biopsy : 12Nov '07, Biopsy - 14 sample 2 positive, one Gleason 6 at 5 %,
other Gleason 6 at 15%- Stage T1C -Prostate size 40.2 cc

Bone Scan: 12Dec '07, - Hot Spot on Brain
Family history: Father and two uncles  die from PCa

Other: GERD, 30% Carotid artery blockage, Kidney Cyst, Asthma

Meds, Hytrin, BusPIRone, Trazodone, Tramadol HCl, Omeprazole, Plavix, Albuterol, Multi Vitamin  Mens

PSA's                   fPSA

1.2    Oct  05

3.61  Jul    06    

2.6    Sept 06          19%  

2.6    Apr 07             3% Oh NO

 


lawink
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   Posted 4/30/2008 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Wishes and prayers go out to Salty who will soon be on the "other side". Thanks to Kris for posting this and keeping us updated. Give all our good wishes to Salty and his wife.

;o) Linda & Bob
Bob (62) - Laproscopic Prostate Removal Sept 27, 2006 at age 60.
2 of 12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.
 
Pathology - cancer completely contained, even a second more aggressive, previously undetected cancer)
PSA UNDETECTABLE Nov 2006, Feb, May, Oct2007.  ONE YEAR!!!! WHOOO HOOOO! 

Bob also has two secondary conditions -- Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platelets) and . . Myelofibrosis) -- If anyone has experience with or information on these, please email us.


DanmanBob
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   Posted 4/30/2008 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck, Salty.
Danman Bob, Born 1951
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14; Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Post-op pathology stated that cancer was confined to the prostate
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of late April 2008)
100 MG Viagra 3 times a week beginning December 2007
Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy beginning mid-February 2008
30 MG papaverine/1 MG phentolamine bimix injections beginning late April 2008
Five week post-op PSA 0.2, five month post-op PSA 0.1, next test August 2008


Frank1205
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   Posted 4/30/2008 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   

All the best Salty,  hope to see you here when you get to the other side.

 

Frank


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.
 


CT
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   Posted 4/30/2008 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck....sounds like your are at a great medical facility

Age: 50 (March 2008)

DX 1/08 @ 49 yo

7/05: PSA 2.6 DRE Normal

9/07: PSA 3.4 DRE Normal

1/08: Biopsy 1 of 12 cores with 10% involvement, T1c, Gleason 3+3=6

4/08/08:  Da Vinci Rad. prostectomy @ Banner Thunderbird, 5 hrs.

                Advised both nerve bundles spared

                Post Op Pathology Report: Tumor confined w/in prostate, pT2c, NX, DX 

    Gleason is 3+3=6, bilateral with 15% total involvement near apex

                Margins and Seminal Vesicles negative!!!

4/18/08:  Staples and Catheter removed. Drip, drip, drip, drip...


myman
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   Posted 4/30/2008 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
All the best to you today and as you go forward in the recovery process.
We'll be looking for your update.

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


Magaboo
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   Posted 4/30/2008 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Wishing and hoping for a speedy and complete recovery for you. All the best to you.
 
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 
 
 


James C.
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   Posted 4/30/2008 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, its over by now and you're here on the other side,     let the healing begin.............lol

James C. 
 
Help support the forums so they can support you:  http://www.healingwell.com/donate 
 
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,


creed_three
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   Posted 4/30/2008 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
God bless and keep you safe Salty. What a wonderful people you both must be (KrisP and Salty) to reach out to each other and provide support in such critical times. Here's to a wonderful friendship among the many others we see here. Good luck Salty and see you on the other side too! We pray for your good and speedy recovery. Good luck.
Creed_three (Lana & CJ)
 
Husband CJ aged 50 yrs (49 years at diagnosis and surgery)
PSA (2002) 2.1.  PSA (2006) 3.5.  1 x (5%) core of 12 positive at biopsy. 11 cores negative. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing, on 17th April 2007 (Sydney, Australia).
Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7.  Cancer confined. 1st PSA 0.01 (June 07) 2nd PSA 0.02 (Oct 07) undetectable. 3rd PSA 0.02 (April 08) undetectable.


anniea
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Total Posts : 234
   Posted 4/30/2008 10:19 PM (GMT -6)   

God Bless you Kris for taking the time to support an other member. This is truly the kind of friendships that we carry with us for the rest of lives. Both you and Salty will be in our prayers.

Warm Wishes

Diana


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
04/28/08 PSA 0.6


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 5/1/2008 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Many well wishes, Salty,
It is great when we get to meet each other and share the Love and friendship. But now you take care of yourself and get well. Welcome to "the other side".


Kris,
Best to you as well. Hope you are feeling well and HealingWell. Thank you for this post as it is heartfelt and nice to see and read.

God Bless you guys.

Tony
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
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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bluebird
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   Posted 5/2/2008 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   

  tongue   Hi ~  Salty & Loved Ones,  

Thinking of you and sending special thoughts your way as you step onto the Recover/Healing Stepping Stone……

 

 http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb179/mamabluebird1955/Stepping-StonestoHealingWell.jpg

click here

 

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

 

 

Salty’s Personal thread:

Salty_clark's Journey

 

  yeah   Kris ~ this is what HealingWell is all about… Thank you for you!


KrisP
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Total Posts : 162
   Posted 5/2/2008 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I tried to call Salty on his cell phone but got his voice mail so I left him a message to call me back. Hasn't heard anything as yet but will sure post as soon as I make contact. I know he does not have a computer with him so I don't think he will be posting unless something changes. My only concern is that he came out of surgery fine and is healing well.
 
Concern
Kris
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
DaVinci Surgery on 4/21/2008 in Austin by Dr Randy Fagin.
Pathologist report upgraded to a Gleason 7 (3+4)
Clinical stage upgraded also to a T3a
Margins Clear


smilingoldcoot
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Total Posts : 338
   Posted 5/3/2008 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
This is for you both KrisP and Salty.
 
I wish you both rapid recovery and contentment in your life.
 
Richard
Retired USAF Richard & Debbie on The Shores of Toledo Bend Lake Louisiana
Neg Bios 1997 & 2000 PSA within considered normal range
11/06 PSA 1.9 PSA 11/07 was 4.9 PSA 12/07 was 7.7 MDA 2/12/08 3.3 On Proscar so shud be doubled
Biospy 1/10/08 Gleason 10, Stage T1C  8 of 12 samples positive all Less Than 5% 
Bone scan 1/17/08 hot spot on ribs, CT shows rib enjury CT CHest 1/30/08 Clear
M.D. Anderson 2/12/08 Gleason 9 - CT Abdomin & Pelvis Clear Recommended Hormone&Radiation
2/19/08 Dr Fagin, Austin, TX did not recommend surgery based on medical history
2/22/08 Contacted U of Florida Proton Therapy Institute - Appt 3/13/08 
3/24/08 PET Scan Indicated possible lyphm node involvement
4/1/08 Prostascint Scan indicates no lyphm node involvement
UFPTI  3 day workup April 29th and 30th and May 1st.
Urologist feels nodule during Proton marker seed implant Stage T2A
5/2/2008 LUPRON & Casodex
IMRT to start 5/15/2008 for approx 4 weeks with Proton to follow for approx 4 weeks
Turn Stumbling Blocks into Steping Stones and Keep Smiling


positivelife
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Total Posts : 42
   Posted 5/4/2008 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Wish you both (KrisP and Salty) speedy healing. Please keep us updated on the progress. Will keep you both in my prayers.
Dx Age 48 Nov 07
PRE OP
Psa 4.5, Biopsy 2/8 cores positive Gleason 3+3
No perineural or lymphovascular invasion in the biopsy specimen. Rushed to Robotic surgery Jan 08

POST OP
Geason 3+3 ,10% both lobes, There is perineurial invasion
No extraprostatic spread seen , Seminal vesicles normal,Nerves spared
Cancer close to apex but margins clear T2c NXMX
Incontinence bad but in April 08- suddenly down to 1 pad
ED - started cialis once every 2 or 3 days from April but no improvement
1st post op Psa <.1 (May 08)


GreenAcres
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Total Posts : 474
   Posted 5/6/2008 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
We know he's in the best of hands and in a first-rate facility. So glad you were able to get in touch and keep us posted. And our strong wishes for a very speedy return to health.
Husband: Age 67
PSA had doubled in 14 mos to 4.3/Gleason 6
da Vinci 8/06 in Austin with Dr. Randy Fagin
Post surgical path shows encapsular penetration; possible bladder neck involvement.
PSAs remain undetectable; no further treatment at this time.
Next PSA: April 08


KrisP
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   Posted 5/6/2008 8:05 AM (GMT -6)   

Just wanted to bump this thread for all to know of Salty's condition. I've edited the first post thinking it will bump it but I guess I was wrong.

Kris


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
DaVinci Surgery on 4/21/2008 in Austin by Dr Randy Fagin.
Pathologist report upgraded to a Gleason 7 (3+4)
Clinical stage upgraded also to a T3a
Margins Clear


lawink
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   Posted 5/6/2008 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Adding our good wishes and prayers to Salty and his loved ones -- glad you are now on the right side of all this.
;o) Linda & Bob
Bob (62) - Laproscopic Prostate Removal Sept 27, 2006 at age 60.
2 of 12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.
Pathology - cancer completely contained, even a second more aggressive, previously undetected cancer) PSA UNDETECTABLE Nov 2006, Feb, May, Oct2007.  ONE YEAR!!!! WHOOO HOOOO! 
Bob also has two secondary conditions -- Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platelets) and . . Myelofibrosis) -- If anyone has experience with or information on these, please email us.


KrisP
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   Posted 5/6/2008 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Update 5/6/08

Just spoke to Salty from his hotel room in Austin and he is in very good spirit as his pathologist report came back with all good news. His Gleason score is down graded to a lower score (3+4) and all margins are clear.

His prayers were answered. He will check in as soon as he gets home and share more with everyone.

 

Thanks to all.

Kris


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
DaVinci Surgery on 4/21/2008 in Austin by Dr Randy Fagin.
Pathologist report upgraded to a Gleason 7 (3+4)
Clinical stage upgraded also to a T3a
Margins Clear


lawink
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   Posted 5/6/2008 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   

Such good news!!!! Makes it worth the trauma to get to this point.  Continued good recovery Salty and hope to hear from you personally soon. 

Thanks KrisP for keeping us up to date.

;o) Linda & Bob


Magaboo
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   Posted 5/6/2008 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Salty,
Sorry to hear that the operation didn't go quite as well as everyone had hoped, but happy the hear that you are feeling much better now. Welcome to 'the other side'.
Wishing you a full and speedy recovery.
 
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 
 
 


Tim G
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   Posted 5/6/2008 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the good report on Salty!

KrisP
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   Posted 5/8/2008 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Salty should be home this afternoon and will respond to all his well wishers when he feels up to it. Just wanted to bump the thread.
 
Kris
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
DaVinci Surgery on 4/21/2008 in Austin by Dr Randy Fagin.
Pathologist report upgraded to a Gleason 7 (3+4)
Clinical stage upgraded also to a T3a
Margins Clear


Bootheel
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 300
   Posted 5/8/2008 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
My prayers are with you for full and speedy recovery.
Age 65
Diagnosed 10/12/07
PSA 6.3
Biopsy 18 core samples, 2 positive <5%
Stage T1a Gleason 6 (3+3)
LRP  1/29/08
Post-op
Gleason 7 (3+4)
1 positive margin (.3cm)
T2C 

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