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Bob D
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 6/19/2008 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I went to my doctor Tuesday and was told my PSA is less than 0.1 !!!
This was my first PSA check since my prostate removal in March.
I then asked him if he could give me something to get my ED out of third gear
and into overdrive.
He then gave me a few Lavitra pills. The first time I tried it, the results
were great. I now get a full erection, easily maintained, just like pre op !!! :-)
All this just over 3 months post op. I am blessed.
Now just to keep the PSA in check.
 
 
Age 59, psa 4.7 in Jan. 08. Biopsy: one positive sample out of 13. 1% of one sample cancer. Prostate removed on 3/5/08. Nerves spared. Cath out 12 days later. Continence good. No pads needed since 6/10/08. First PSA: Less than 0.1 on 6/17/08. First erection five days post op and have been improving well since then. Full erection now possible but not as easy to maintain as pre op. As of 6/18/08 with Lavitra a full erection easily maintained is now possible. I am pleased with the progress so far. Married to same wonderful woman for 39 years.
She is still beautiful and sexy as ever. A great help in my recovery !!


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 6/19/2008 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   

That's great news on both fronts.  Zeros and one's (/)  tongue


James C.
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum

Age 61
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
5/7/08 ED- Viagra, pump, no response- Trimix .075ml continues
Post Surgery PSA's:  3 mts-0, 6 mts.-0


Dirtmover
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 158
   Posted 6/19/2008 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
good for you brother ,my divinci was the 29th of may and as you can see by my signiture im doing well also it makes you fel even better about your treatment choice  congrats brother tongue
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
 "First show of the day"
 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


phillysub
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 64
   Posted 6/20/2008 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   

Bob, that's great news!

Always like to hear about another member of the "ZERO CLUB"!!!  yeah


Phillysub.

Age: 51
Last PSA before diagnosis: 2.9
Diagnosed: Oct 2007
Gleason: 3+3=6
RALP surgery: Jan 23, 2008 (Dr Costas Lallas @ Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia)
1st Post-op appt: Feb 1, 2008 (negative margins, cancer contained within the capsule)
1st PSA post-op: May 23, 2008 - <0.1 undetectable


BillyMac
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 1858
   Posted 6/20/2008 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   
What a great result. PSA undetectable and as for ED yeah Way to go and long may it continue.
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


IdahoSurvivor
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 6/20/2008 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Bob D,
 
What great news!  Congratulations, my man!  scool
 
We're looking for more goose eggs to come!
 
Kind regards,
 
Idaho

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


Tim G
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2268
   Posted 6/20/2008 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Bob--It doesn't get any better than that!!  Congratulations!

Age 59  PSA quadrupled in 1 yr (0.6 to 2.5) 
DRE neg  1 of 12 biopsies pos (< 5%) 
Open surgery June 2006 
Organ confined pT2a  Gleason 5   
Cancer-free for 2 years  PSA's undetectable 


BamaCoast
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 39
   Posted 6/20/2008 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Very good news Bob on the psa results and the ed improvement. Can't get much better. :-) :-) :-) yeah yeah
BamaCoast - Kenny & Renae
from the Gulf Coast of Alabama
Age 51
Di Vinci Robotic Surgery March 5th, 2008
by Dr. Scott Tully
PSA 3.5  Gleason 3+4= 7
Confined to Prostate
1st PSA will be May 9th
 


biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 6/20/2008 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats on the zero PSA, on being dry and on getting it up!!! You are on your way...

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."


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 6/20/2008 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news, Bob.
All fronts, too. I Love hearing that all is well.

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


JCL
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 242
   Posted 6/21/2008 3:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations on all fronts, Bob! The post-op news can't get much better than that. Wow.
Biopsy: Diagnosed March 25, 2007. PSA 3.0. Gleason 6. Five of twelve samples positive with <5% each. No perineural invasion seen.
Surgery: May 21, 2007, Florida Hospital, Orlando,FL
Post-op Pathology: Upgraded to Gleason 7 (3+4), negative margins, negative capsular penetration, negative seminal vesicles, lymph nodes left intact, multifocal perinural invasion, 15% of prosate involving cancer in both lobes. T2c
Continence/Erections Out of pads at five weeks. Fully continent and can achieve erections.
Post Surgery PSA: Five tests, all <0.1
Family history: Great-great grandfather died from PC. My Father had his prostate removed at age 67 in 1997 and has had an undetectable PSA ever since. I was diagnosed at a much earlier age and had a more agressive cancer than my father. Go figure.

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