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VaFan
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 203
   Posted 6/16/2008 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
 
Well, I tried to get a rest from this prostate thing and I found my self reading the posts everyday anyway. Being frustrated, worried, sympathatic and just downright concerned for everyone. I wanted to move on and not think about it but I realize if it wasn't for this place and all the wonderful people here, I wouldn't have made it. And neither would Kent because he relied on me and all the passing on of information I got from y'all.  I need to be here to help if I am able to. We have been thru it so I understand most of the pain. We have been very blessed and I know others have not always had that. I hope no one minds that I'm back to give my 2 cents worth from time to time. You all have given me so much and I want to stay here. If I can help someone in just the tiniest part of what was done for us...well that would be all I want.
Cindy
 
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. Cath out 4-22. Incision looks completly healed on the outside by 4-25.  Incontinence "a thing of the past" as of 5-28
lst PSA 0.04 June 3. YAY!!!
viagra up to 100 a day and feeling some change. Keep our fingers crossed.


biker90
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 6/16/2008 9:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Cindy,

Glad to see you are hanging around. The support you give Kent and the rest of us is so important to our recovery. The best things that we get to keep in life are those that we give away...

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."

Post Edited (biker90) : 6/16/2008 9:26:09 PM (GMT-6)


mvesr
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 6/16/2008 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Cindy.

Welcome back. We are glad you guys are still with us. Keep us informed on how you are doing.

Mika
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
 


DanmanBob
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 467
   Posted 6/16/2008 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   

Cindy,

Very happy to see you back.

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


IdahoSurvivor
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 6/16/2008 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Cindy, Kent,

Thanks for participating again and looking out for us.

It helps us to know you're still here with us.  Take good care! tongue

All the best,


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: http://pca-info.blogspot.com


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 6/16/2008 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome back. This place is truly amazing and we are forever connected. Sometimes I think we all wish we could close the door and walk away from this experience, but unfortunately, we are all forever changed. It's nice to have you back.
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


Tony Crispino
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 6/17/2008 1:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Cindy, Kent,
That's very sweet and very well said.  I think so many who are here feel the same way. For me this site was simply a blessing perfectly timed when I needed it most. I am willing to be a part of a group as sincere as this one is as long as I'm able.

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 (May 9 '08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09. 
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
Visit my Journey at:
And at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
Prostate Cancer Forum Moderator


livinadream
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 6/17/2008 5:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Good morning Cindy and Kent thanks so much for coming back. It takes us all to make a family and it is important that we all share the good and the not so good news. as a family we can grow to love and support each other spiritually and emotionally. Don't wander away to long we need you guys for your strength and encouragement.

peace and love
Dale
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 46 (current)
My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes was 4+4=8
I had 44 IMRT's
Casodex
Currently on Lupron
I go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America
Married with two kids
latest PSA 5-27-08 0.11
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%
 

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