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Bluenose
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   Posted 7/29/2008 2:44 AM (GMT -6)   
 
...Well, I guess I'll be seein' ya' all ....I'm darn near walkin' out the door headed down to Indy and the other side. Start time is 7am......thanks for the support, best wishes and prayers.....I'll be in touch when I return......
 
   age: 53
   Pre-0p PSA  Feb. 08, 5.0
      4.22.08, 4.1
      PSA had spiked once about 8yrs ago to 5.0 three months later
      back to 2.9...then into the 1.2 range until my re-scheduled 
      "missed" appointment this past Feb.
      Biopsy 5.1.08 
      Gleason-3+4=7
      T2a
      5 of 15 cores positive
      Da Vinci scheduled..7.29.08..as I read somewhere on this 
      site....."the first show of the day"


livinadream
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   Posted 7/29/2008 5:09 AM (GMT -6)   
way to go bluenose it is finally time to move on to life without cancer. Our thoughts and love will be with you all day, give us an update as soon as you can.

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
PSA July 24th, 2008 is 0.04
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%
 


Ripandburn
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   Posted 7/29/2008 6:16 AM (GMT -6)   
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Let us know how you are on the other side.
52 years old
T1c 3+3=6
DaVinci July 16, 2007
largest cancer .2mm
Bladder Sling installed during prostate removal
nerve sparing with both nerve bundles intact
all cancer contained within prostate nothing near margins
11 weeks post-op - no more pads
4 PSA's all < .1 - Undetectable


M. Kat
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   Posted 7/29/2008 6:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Bluenose - best wishes on a quick surgery and easy recovery. we're thinking of you today....kat
Husband Jeff 56 years old diagnosed July 27, 2006
PSA 6.5, 2 positive areas in biopsy, Gleason 3+3=6
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy August 30, 2006
pathology report - all clear - cancer gone
1st post-surgery PSA test <0.1, 2nd post-surgery PSA test <0.1, 3rd PSA <0.1
no more pads Oct 12, 2006
first "real" erection with use of pump 12/16/06
3/07 - occasional dribbles and erections with Cialis and pump
8/07 - 1 yr PSA <0.1
9/1/07 - achieved erection with Viagra - no pump!
3/08 - 18 mo PSA <0.1
switched to Levitra - works much better than Viagra & Cialis - fewer side affects


norskie
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Total Posts : 376
   Posted 7/29/2008 8:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Bluenose

Good luck today and we will see you on the recovery side, just take it slow and easy

Norskie
norskie
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.


nemo57
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   Posted 7/29/2008 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck and my prayers are with you.

New Jersey
Age 51
Psa 0.9
Biospy 1 core positive
Gleason 3+3-6
Surgery date Aug.11, 2008


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 7/29/2008 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
May this post find you cancer free! All the best for a speedy recovery!
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
July 2, 08 PSA <.02
Praying for a cured dad.

Co-Moderator Prostate Cancer Forum


James C.
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   Posted 7/29/2008 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck, and go with our prayers and thoughts,  see ya on the other side....

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
7/31/08 ED- Viagra, pump continues, no response- Trimix .10ml x 2 weekly continues
Post Surgery PSA's:  3 mts-0, 6 mts.-0, 9 mts.-0.


Guy66
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 32
   Posted 7/29/2008 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   
To paraphrase a famous old quote "all things considered, I'd rather be in Philadelphia". But ya gotta do what you gotta do to get well and the big majority get thru it pretty darn well. Best of luck from a newcomer whose been dere and done dat.
Guy 66
first biopsy was in 1997. Neg. Dx BPH PSA 5.4
second biopsy in 2001 neg again PSA 9.8
passed blood Feb 08 3rd biopsy positive PSA 14.6 Gleason (3+3)=6
 
Pre op Xrays, CT scans, bone scans all neg
 
Da Vinci surgery 3/3/08 no complications, nodes clear
 
Significant post op discomfort for approx one week
Daily improvement 2nd week, near nornal mobility, etc 4th week
 
Filled pads every 2 hours for first month, gradually improved to not wearing pads after 2 months. Whoopee!
 
Occasional small leak when sneezing or farting, haha
 
Total loss of erectile function so far, some loss of rectal muscle function also.
 
Currently back to 100% physically, working out, etc.
 
Some lingering attitude issues over lack of function. Anger sometimes, moderate depression sometimes. Feel good physically but lingering changes in emotions. Joi da vie not the same. Feel lucky overall, but emotionally flat. A vague sense of loss, diminished pleasure in life. Hope to rebound as time goes by. Survived melanoma in 2000, pacemaker in 2002. Three time winner? Doesn't feel that way.


KC9AOP
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 85
   Posted 7/29/2008 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
My prayers are with you. Take it easy and be sure to be good to yourself as much as possible!

Jim
 
I am age 47 - Father, Paternal Uncle and Maternal Grandfather had/have Prostate Cancer.
Father 74 years old, PSA = 10.6 Gleason = 5 + 5 = 10 (very aggressive) and high involvement in all cores. Seed therapy is the only option. Father died cancer free.
6/4/08 - At physical DRE normal, PSA test returns 4.4
6/20/08 - First Urologist visit. DRE and ultrasound finds nothing conclusive. Doctor says biopsy is the only safe way to go. Prostate volume is 40 grams.
7/11/08 - PSA test returns 4.1. Scheduled the Stereotactic Transperineal Prostate Biopsy for 7/21
7/21/08 - Had the biopsy.  Not so bad but sore on day 2. Back to work tomorrow
7/23/08 - Pathology comes back NO CANCER DETECTED!


Bluenose
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Total Posts : 260
   Posted 7/29/2008 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   

 

   Hi Everybody, I'm here......on this side!!   Whaahooooo......I'm laying here in my room. Surgery went great, feeling pretty good to tell the truth. Although I have picked up a new best friend that just keeps "hanging" around and follows me everywhere I go!

  Seriously though, what a relief.....I can't say thanks enough to all of the great people on this site...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
   age: 53
   Pre-0p PSA  Feb. 08, 5.0
      4.22.08, 4.1
      PSA had spiked once about 8yrs ago to 5.0 three months later
      back to 2.9...then into the 1.2 range until my re-scheduled 
      "missed" appointment this past Feb.
      Biopsy 5.1.08 
      Gleason-3+4=7
      T2a
      5 of 15 cores positive
      Da Vinci scheduled..7.29.08..as I read somewhere on this 
      site....."the first show of the day"


James C.
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   Posted 7/29/2008 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Man, that's fantastic to hear from you so soon.  Sorta like breaking news.  Relax, start walking as soon as possible and come to terms with your temporary best friend....

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
7/31/08 ED- Viagra, pump continues, no response- Trimix .10ml x 2 weekly continues
Post Surgery PSA's:  3 mts-0, 6 mts.-0, 9 mts.-0.


Bluenose
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 260
   Posted 7/29/2008 11:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, we have these really neat flat screens at the bedside. It's nuts what they can do nowdays......I was in the OR for close to three hours, went in at 7a in recovery till almost noon. Only really issue was some gas with left shoulder and B/P.....they got that taken care of pretty quickly, up to my room. Been walking laps around the unit........still waiting on some action with the passing of gas so I can get out of here fairly early tomorrow. For now though.....I'm gonna' put my head down and sleep awhile....

Denny
 
   age: 53
   Pre-0p PSA  Feb. 08, 5.0
      4.22.08, 4.1
      PSA had spiked once about 8yrs ago to 5.0 three months later
      back to 2.9...then into the 1.2 range until my re-scheduled 
      "missed" appointment this past Feb.
      Biopsy 5.1.08 
      Gleason-3+4=7
      T2a
      5 of 15 cores positive
      Da Vinci scheduled..7.29.08..as I read somewhere on this 
      site....."the first show of the day"


Piano
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Total Posts : 847
   Posted 7/29/2008 11:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Best friend? I don't think so -- you feel sad when your best friend leaves forever.

Your "best friend" is more like a stalker. Any tears you shed over his departure will be tears of joy. :-)
Age 63. Other than cancer, in good health; BMI 20
Pre-op: No symptoms; PSA 5.7; Gleason 4+5=9; cancer in 4 of 12 cores
7 March 2008, RRP, non nerve sparing
Two nights in hospital; catheter and staples out after 7 days
Continent, no pads needed from the get-go
Post Op: Stage pT2 M- N-; clear margins and lymph nodes; Gleason 4+4=8; prostate weight: 37gm
6-week PSA: 0 


Odysseus
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 7/30/2008 6:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Bluenose you are a hoot my friend. I don't know if your humor is better on this or that side, but you've got the right attitude towards life, so hang in there buddy!
2-8/2008 Stage T1c PSA 7.1, Gleason 3=3 (6), 2/12 positive cores <5%
History
2-15-08  Swollen lymph node in groin led to GP visit
3-5-08  GP finds PSA 7.1 & refers to uro
3-18-08 Uro says DRE normal & schedules biopsy
4-16-08 Saw spouse's oncol. for lymph node - orders biopsy  
4-18 & 5/1 lymph node biopsies no cancer but "granulomas" - referred to infectious disease doc w/o diagnosis
4-30-08 prostate biopsy shows 2/12 positive w/<5%, gleason 3+3 (6) - stage T1c - uro suggests robotic
5-12-08 Infectious doc orders 40+ tests - says lupus, then cat scratch fever, prescribes antibiotics - lymph node normal after antibiotics
2nd Uro says open surgery; waiting to see Patrick Walsh at JHU on 8-29 who does not take BC/BS insurance although JHU does
 
 


Bluenose
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 260
   Posted 7/30/2008 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   

 

   ...I'm outta' here, headed for the house...talk to you all later..

      Denny


 
   age: 53
   Pre-0p PSA  Feb. 08, 5.0
      4.22.08, 4.1
      PSA had spiked once about 8yrs ago to 5.0 three months later
      back to 2.9...then into the 1.2 range until my re-scheduled 
      "missed" appointment this past Feb.
      Biopsy 5.1.08 
      Gleason-3+4=7
      T2a
      5 of 15 cores positive
      Da Vinci scheduled..7.29.08..as I read somewhere on this 
      site....."the first show of the day"


biker90
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Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 7/30/2008 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Good going Denny and congrats for making it to the "other side". Take it easy and let your body heal...

Jim
Age 74. 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 - 7/17/08 0.00. 
Next PSA test on 1/28/09
Lung cancer dxed on 5/16/08.  Surgery on 6/25/08  T1N1M0 - Stage IIA  Start chemo in September 08
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."


Ripandburn
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 125
   Posted 7/30/2008 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Just a comment. I assume you were in Clarian North. All private rooms and a computer that you can pull down over the top of you as you lay there. Glad you are feeling well.
52 years old
T1c 3+3=6
DaVinci July 16, 2007
largest cancer .2mm
Bladder Sling installed during prostate removal
nerve sparing with both nerve bundles intact
all cancer contained within prostate nothing near margins
11 weeks post-op - no more pads
4 PSA's all < .1 - Undetectable


Bluenose
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 260
   Posted 7/31/2008 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   

 

   Yep' Rip, that would be the place..


 
   age: 53
   Pre-0p PSA  Feb. 08, 5.0
      4.22.08, 4.1
      PSA had spiked once about 8yrs ago to 5.0 three months later
      back to 2.9...then into the 1.2 range until my re-scheduled 
      "missed" appointment this past Feb.
      Biopsy 5.1.08 
      Gleason-3+4=7
      T2a
      5 of 15 cores positive
      Da Vinci scheduled..7.29.08..as I read somewhere on this 
      site....."the first show of the day"


livinadream
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Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 8/1/2008 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you are home Bluenose, how are things going?

peace to you
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
PSA July 24th, 2008 is 0.04
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%
 

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