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chris nz
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 33
   Posted 8/21/2008 1:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I guys I'm off for Brachy on Saturday at 9.30 am NZ time, Can't help being apprehensive, its' taken me long enough to make up my mind....... confused
Dx Nov '03, age 61, 1 of 8 +, 3 + 3, PSA before biopsy 6.5.
after biopsy PSA went 10.5 and stayed there.
Tried a lot of the can't fail 'cures'. Found 'Prostasol' a version of PC Specs.
PSA dropped to less than 1.
Still tried other supplements but reverted back to 'P'. [ a herbal estrogen.] Had problems with Deep Vein Thrombosis, now on blood thinner
March '08, second biopsy, 3 of 10 + [10-50%], 3 + 4, PSA 1.0. T2A.
Bone scan didn't show much, bone density showed early osteo in places.
Time to take action, going for Brachytherapy August 23.....


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 8/21/2008 1:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Best of luck to ya...You have done a great job preparing. See you on the healing side!

Peace!

Tony
Age 46 (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:
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STAY POSITIVE!
 
 


mvesr
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 8/21/2008 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
We are here for you Pal. Good luck to you and let us know how it goes.

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
Tossed the pads this spring
ED still a problem
first year PSA less than zero
 


lvdgs
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 70
   Posted 8/21/2008 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   

Good luck to you. My husband had brachytherapy July 23 and he's doing well. Never needed any pain meds other than tylenol.  I would suggest you get a pillow with a hole in the middle to sit on for the ride home.

Gail 

 

BillyMac
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 1858
   Posted 8/21/2008 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Wizards in the Land of the Long White Cloud. Who would have thought (not counting the All Blacks of course). It always feels better when a decision has been made and concrete action is underway. All the best for the Brachy and a very successful treatment.
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 <0.001 undetectable
PSA August 08 <.001 undetectable


Every time I see an adult on a bicycle I no longer despair for the human race.
H.G.Wells


kcragman
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 240
   Posted 8/22/2008 7:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck, Kiwi!

kcragman
Age: 52
March 2006: PSA 2.5

Dec 2007: PSA taken for insurance application. I did not see the results until late Jan '08 - after I was rejected. Their lab said PSA 4.5. PSA again in Feb '08: 3.7.

March 2008: Biopsy. Gleason 7 (4+3) 12 cores taken. 5 on the left side were cancerous and the 6th did not look good.

May 5, 2008: Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy at GW Hospital, Washington DC.

Post op: Gleason 9 (4+5). 15% of prostate involved. Stage: pT3a. Negative margins. Lymph nodes and associated glands all appear to be cancer free.

July 2008: PSA at 7 weeks was undetectable.
August 2008: PSA at 14 weeks (3 months) was undetectable.


chris nz
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 33
   Posted 8/24/2008 1:21 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks for the good wishes guys, back home now, didn't need a pillow even for the 300 km ride,
Dx Nov '03, age 61, 1 of 8 +, 3 + 3, PSA before biopsy 6.5.
after biopsy PSA went 10.5 and stayed there.
Tried a lot of the can't fail 'cures'. Found 'Prostasol' a version of PC Specs.
PSA dropped to less than 1.
Still tried other supplements but reverted back to 'P'. [ a herbal estrogen.] Had problems with Deep Vein Thrombosis, now on blood thinner
March '08, second biopsy, 3 of 10 + [10-50%], 3 + 4, PSA 1.0. T2A.
Bone scan didn't show much, bone density showed early osteo in places.
Time to take action, going for Brachytherapy August 23.....


chris nz
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 33
   Posted 9/2/2008 2:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi folks.
since the last report and the Gleason increase and grading up I decided to get serious.
23 August I had Brachytherapy procedure. 76 seeds via 25 needles Iodine125, went in to hospital after suitable oral enematic cleansing, went to sleep, woke up with a catheter in place, no pain, had a meal and settled for the night. Next day first thing drips and catheter were removed, had breakfast and as soon as I pee'd under my own steam I was allowed to leave. My daughter drove me 300 km home, no problems, no pain and I was in no urinary distress. I am taking 1 flomax and 2 sonaflam daily, have finished the antibiotics. next week if there is still no pain I will reduce the sonaflam to 1 per day. seven days after the procedure I was awake at about 3 am. and noticed an ache sensation in the prostate region, nothing since.. perhaps not enough seeds to go critical <g>. I started work the day after I got home and I am carrying-on as I normally would before the procedure.
The Stats were Clinical stage T1c, psa 0.3, Gleason 3+4, volume 28.7cc.
Dx Nov '03, age 61, 1 of 8 +, 3 + 3, PSA before biopsy 6.5.
after biopsy PSA went 10.5 and stayed there.
Tried a lot of the can't fail 'cures'. Found 'Prostasol' a version of PC Specs.
PSA dropped to less than 1.
Still tried other supplements but reverted back to 'P'. [ a herbal estrogen.] Had problems with Deep Vein Thrombosis, now on blood thinner
March '08, second biopsy, 3 of 10 + [10-50%], 3 + 4, PSA 1.0. T2A.
Bone scan didn't show much, bone density showed early osteo in places.
Had Brachytherapy Aug 23 08

Post Edited (chris nz) : 9/2/2008 12:46:48 PM (GMT-6)

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