ZERO! And Some Useful Info From Surgeon Concering Herbs

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   Posted 5/27/2008 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Just got back from first PSA and it is Zero!! We feel so much better now that the first phase is over.
Now for the info the surgeon gave us.
Dont know if anyone knows about this but I wanted to put it out there for all to know about and make the best decision for them.
Our surgeon had the same surgery as my husband and when we asked about supplements instead of Viagra or the like, he told us about Maca Clara. Go to and click on the left side to learn about it. His pathology assistant is Peruvian and made the trips to speak with the natives there and find out the best quality of this herb. The surgeon has taken it himself and many of his patients and friends. All have had excellent results. One patient who could only achieve 70 percent erectile function was up to 100% after a short while. It does have a high potassium level and has known to cause HBP but Kent doesn't have that problem so we are going to try it. The surgeon said there are many different forms out there but he has found this paticular brand to be the best. He suggests starting at one and working up to 3, maybe less, and no more than that.
Can only be ordered online. Will let let you know how it works.
Hope this is ok to put this info on here. I was real excited about hearing about it especially from our surgeon who had taken it and found good results.
Thank you all for your support

Age 51 Kent Cindy 49
January 08 PSA 5.2 round of antibiotics went to 4.3
February 08 another 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  Prostatectomy.
Surgery scheduled for this Thursday April 10th. Only took 1 1/2 hours. In recovery 1 hour.  Both nerves were spared.
Home 4-11 - incision looks completly healed on the outside by 4-25
Cath out 4-22 dripping some
5-25 only uses a pad if going out "just in case". No dribbling to speak of.
Cialis 5 mg at night to start. Didn't agree with system. Viagra 50 mg daily. Was having erections but now not I guess due to the fact we can't afford for him to take the Viagra everyday.

Post Edited (VaFan) : 5/27/2008 11:42:06 AM (GMT-6)

Tim G
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   Posted 5/27/2008 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow--the best news you can get is that first zero PSA!  Keep up the low scores.  And thanks for the information about the herbal ED treatment.  You're right--a daily dose of ED meds can break the bank account!

Age 59  PSA quadrupled in 1 yr (0.6 to 2.5) 
DRE neg  1 of 12 biopsies pos (5%) 
Open surgery June 2006 
Cancer confined to prostate (1 pea-sized area) 
T2a  Gleason 5 (3+2)  PSA < 0.1  

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 5/27/2008 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Cindy & Kent - That was a tough wait, wasn't it?
I'm glad for you both - now carry on with the rest of the recovery process!

All the best to you both,
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:

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   Posted 5/28/2008 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
tongue    Yea!! Kent, Cindy, & Loved Ones,


1st  PSA!!!~~~>>>  Woo~Hoo <<<~~~!!! undetectable


Cause for celebration!!!!!  Definitely!!!

What a wonderful day it is ~ each and every-day….   

Enjoy it to the fullest. 


In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

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The ultimate “goal”… we all strive for… Thank you for sharing!

It is very important to “all ”of us!  This is a way of positive feedback…

A way of showing others Hope… and a way of Sharing.


J  Caring is Sharing ~  Thank You for Sharing  J


Threads started by VaFan (Cindy & Kent) 

Helping to keep their journey together for future readers


04-28-08  Thank You and Taking A Moment to Breathe

04-27-08  ZERO! And Some Useful Info From Surgeon Concering Herbs

04-29-08  Wondering about raw feeling in Penis

04-27-08  Much Needed Laugh

04-25-08 Cialis side effects?

04-22-08  We're Home!

04-18-08  Cath Blockage?

04-14-08  Question

04-12-08  blood in urine

04-11-08  Fever up and ...

04-11-08  Kent is Home!

04-10-08    Kent is doing great!!

04-09-08  Update and Counting

04-08-08  Husbands quick surgery decision

04-07-08  Thank you for being here for me.

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 5/28/2008 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Kent and Cindy,

Great news!!! We all love hearing about those wonderful zeros.

Some of us use an overseas pharmacy for ED meds. It is and they are very reliable and easy to work with. Their prices are LOTS less than domestic meds.

Let's all get well together...

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.
50 mg Viagra + 1000 mg L-Arginine + .03 cc Trimix = Excellent Results
PSAs from  1/3/07 - 1/17/08 0.00. 
Next PSA test on 7/17/08
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."

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