Posted 6/16/2008 2:57 PM (GMT -7)
Hey David,

Good for you for getting the thing taken care of. Take some time to become a cheerleader for you medical team and we will see you on the "other side".

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."

Posted 6/16/2008 3:09 PM (GMT -7)

Good luck Thursday and it will be over before you know and here's wishing you a speedy recovery and healing process.

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.

Posted 6/16/2008 4:34 PM (GMT -7)

Best of luck to you and know you will be in our prayers. Let us know when you are on the other side of this.

Take care

age at dx 54 now 56
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

Posted 6/16/2008 6:45 PM (GMT -7)

Thanx to everyone for the support, I'll post again this weekend to let you know how it went.



 54 y.o.
 Diagnosed 4/10/08
 DRE Normal
 Biopsy- 12 cores, 4 positive highest 4+4=8
 Bone scan, CT scan and Chest X-ray clear 4/16/08
 Urologist suggested surgery 4/16/08
 MRI on 4/24/08 clear no suggestion of lymph node   involvement.
 Now trying to decide on treatment choice.

Posted 6/16/2008 7:56 PM (GMT -7)


We know you'll do great on Thursday!  yeah

Stay positive and look at this as your BIG first step to healing well!

As Biker said, we will be here to welcome you on the other side.

Kind regards,


Barry ~ (a.k.a. "Idaho") - Prostate Cancer Forum Moderator


Da Vinci Surgery July 31, 2007… 54 on surgery day
PSA 4.3  Gleason 3+3=6  T2a  Confined to Prostate

1st PSA  09/11/2007  <0.04 (undetectable)

2nd PSA 12/10/2007  <0.04

3rd PSA  03/17/2008  <0.04

My web site:

Posted 6/16/2008 9:46 PM (GMT -7)
david. TRUST ME your gonna do great im 17 days out of the divinci and am happy with my choice of treatment when all is said and done you have difinitive answers.4 days post op i went to hollywood blvd ,wax museum and walk of fame ,the day after i went to universal studios  (and walked ) i felt good .take it easy  and i figured if it was docs orders to walk i might as well see something. dont worry about the post op recovery ,not everyone is the same,not every surgeon is either, i had no blood in the urine bag at all ,and am dry at night 2 days out of cath removal,and had good (careful) sex with the wife 3 days after cath removal with the assistants of meds you heal almost too fast ,you feel so good so quick you think your better than you are DONT BE FOOLED all that high dollar work went on inside you . best of luck my brother you will do fine we are all here in great support of YOU these people are the very best and supported me all the way even when i was a couple days post op and in a motel room 500 miles from home ,they will answer any question any time .........see ya on the other side my brother...dirtmover 

Diagnosed November 2007
PSA 3.9 / Gleason 6 / TC1 6 cores 1 shows 25%
Sugery scheduled 5/29/08 - City of Hope - Dr. Mark Kawachi
 and now for the new ive been waiting for
 FINAL PATH REPORT:gleason upgraded to 3+4 T2c bilateral disease,tumor involvment 5%
extra prostatic extention:absent
seminal vesical invasion :absent
pathological staging:pTNM pT2 ORGAN CONFINED
margins free of carcinoma
usable erections ;6-6-08 with little blue pill
continence; 1 pad a day, dry at night

Posted 6/17/2008 8:14 AM (GMT -7)

Good decision and I know things will go well. You live in a beautiful part of the country and it sounds like 1st class medical treatment for prostrate problems. Look forward to hearing from you on the other side.
Age 70 -  Diagnosed late March
PSA 5.52 - stage T2b,T2c
Gleason 7 (4+3)
quad heart bipass 4/06/06
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
Post surgery PSA 0  at 4 weeks

Posted 6/18/2008 9:29 AM (GMT -7)
Hey dkob131
Good luck and hope  you have a successful surgery with clear margins. Keep us posted
Occupation: Mechanical Engineer
Home: Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Biopsy done 3/5/2008
Pre surgery: Gleason 6 (3+3), involving left lobe
Clinical stage t2b.
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
First post surgery PSA = < 0.04 (Undetectable)

Posted 6/18/2008 3:01 PM (GMT -7)


So you are probably drinking the prep and have completed all your pre-op tests.  I will pray that surgery goes well and that tomorrow at this time, you will be cancer free.  Kiss that cancer good bye!! Good luck tomorrow and God Bless!

Father's 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!

Co-Moderator Prostate Cancer Forum

Posted 6/18/2008 3:21 PM (GMT -7)
good luck. i initially thought about radiation but landed on surgery. i do not regret the decision. after 6 weeks i am doing fine. still have ed problems but am about 90% continent. the key word for me to learn was patience.....
Age 48
occupation accountant
PSA increased from 2.6 to 3.5 in one year
biopsy march 2008 - cancer present gleason 7
decision - surgery (robotic)
surgery may 9, 2008 - houston, tx
pathology report -gleason 8
margins clear
waiting on first psa post surgery
continence ok during day - 1 pad
night time different story
kegel's twice a day 20 reps

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