tomorrow is davinci day hold some good thoughts for us

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soxfans4life
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 5/27/2008 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
It's hard to believe tomorrow is THE day, 7:45 am. We're ready but a bit shaky I'll admit. Please think of us and I'll let you know how it went. Wish I could be with him every minute, but I'll be there, and Rod is the strongest person I ever met, we'll see you on the other side of all this. Annie

dx. 3-08  @ age 63. gleason 6 . 1 out of 12 cores positive. 4th biopsy in 8 years. previous 3 negative. followed closley due to family hx.grandfather, father and 2 uncles dx. with prostate cancer. dre negative, cat and bone scan negative. davinci scheduled for may 27, 2008. 2 daughters, retired hospital administration, air force family years ago.


biker90
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Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 5/27/2008 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Annie,

We all were shaky, to say the least. He won't feel a thing and will wake up on the "other side".

We are all here for you...

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.
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."


VaFan
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 203
   Posted 5/27/2008 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Annie,

Will be thinking of y'all. It will be all thru by this time tomorrow.

Cindy and Kent
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.


lvdgs
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 70
   Posted 5/27/2008 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Annie,
 
Try and think of this as Rod's first day on the road to recovery. My thoughts and prayers will be with both of you tomorrow.

Tim G
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   Posted 5/27/2008 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the reminder, Annie.  You and Rod will be in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow.  Just remember, tomorrow will be easier for him than for you-- he'll be asleep and you'll be awake. Let us know how everything went when you have a chance.  Take care and hang in there...Tim

Magaboo
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Total Posts : 1211
   Posted 5/27/2008 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi soxfans4life,

Wishing you all the best tomorrow and a quick and complete recovery. I'll be thinking of you and will welcome you to the other side very soon.

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 
 
 


DanmanBob
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 467
   Posted 5/27/2008 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   

Annie,

All the best for you and Rod!!!

Will say a prayer for both of you tonight.

DanMan


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


BillyMac
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   Posted 5/27/2008 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
In a month you will be counselling others on what a breeze the operation was. Good luck and welcome to the other side.
Bill :-)
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
PSA April 08 <0.1 undetectable


myman
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 5/27/2008 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Annie & Rod,

(By now you should be sleeping - I hope!)
Smooth surgery and recovery on order for soxfansforlife!

Check back in as soon as you are able,
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


smilingoldcoot
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 338
   Posted 5/27/2008 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   

Annie and Rod

May tonight, tomorrow and always be well with you guys.

We will be thinking and saying a prayer for you both.

Richard & Debbie yeah tongue yeah


Retired USAF Richard & Debbie on The Shores of Toledo Bend Lake Louisiana
Biospy 1/10/08 Gleason 10, Stage T1C  8 of 12 samples positive all Less Than 5% 
U of Florida Proton Therapy Institute
5/2/2008 LUPRON & Casodex
IMRT to start 5/16/2008 for approx 4 weeks with Proton to follow for approx 4 weeks
Turn Stumbling Blocks into Steping Stones and Keep Smiling
Our Journey is on WWW.GLEASON10.COM
 


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 5/27/2008 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Annie & Rod-
May tonight be the last night you go to bed with cancer. Cheers to a new cancer free tomorrow. We will be thinking of you and keeping you close in thought and prayer. Post when you can and good luck with the recovery!
Age 62 (now 63)
Original Gleason 3+4=7, Post-Op Gleason- 4+3=7,
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin, One positive node. T3a N1 M0.
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07, Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yrs
Radiation March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
Praying for a cured dad. First PSA 3 months!


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wallypm
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 48
   Posted 5/28/2008 6:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Missed your post last nite and by now you're in the waiting room good luck and God bless soon you'll be on the other side and starting your journey to recovery.

Age 70 -  Diagnosed late March
PSA 5.52 - stage T2b,T2c
Gleason 7 (4+3)
quad heart bipass 4/06
surgery on 4/28/2008, Greensboro NC by David Grapey
path report showed  lymph nodes clear cancer has spread to the margins gleason (4+3)
catheter removed 5/8


KrisP
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 162
   Posted 5/28/2008 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck soxfan. Hope they get all the cancer out and you be free from this dreadful sickness.
 
Krisp
Biopsy done 3/2008
Pre surgery: 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

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