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ace06
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 28
   Posted 8/21/2008 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel a little guilty because I am so fortunate and very gratefull for the same reason.
Got my first PSA report today after surgery three months ago. was .001
ED improving, down to 2 pads a day both pretty good for 73 yrs.
I have been convinced that prayers work.

Age 73
PSA 4.1 in Nov 07. 4.5 in March 08 after antibotics
Biopsy 2 Pos out of 12, 1- 70%, 1<5%
Preop Pathology 3+3 contained no postop yet
robotic surgery May 5th 08
Doing good except very wet


ace06
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 28
   Posted 8/21/2008 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Up dated profile:

Age 73
PSA 4.1 in Nov 07. 4.5 in March 08 after antibotics
Biopsy 2 Pos out of 12, 1- 70%, 1<5%
Preop Pathology 3+3 contained no postop yet
robotic surgery May 5th 08
Doing good except very wet


divo
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 637
   Posted 8/21/2008 5:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations ace! Dont feel guilty...Bask in your good news!! Di
Husband Pete
dx Jan 2001 age 67 gleason 4 + 3 PSA 16.5
seed implant and conformal radiation Lupron from Jan 2001 to Jan2002
2005 Dec PSA began to rise from .5 to 8 within 6 months
Salvage surgery at MSK 9/06
Fistula operation 2/07 MSK
Many cystoscopies and ER visits with strictures
catheter for one year....Catheter taken out Sept 07..
Total Incontinence since then....
PSA .52 3/07
AUS Operation at MSK Sept 8. Dr. Sandhu


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 8/21/2008 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
We all celebrate your great news!! There is no room for guilt in here. You deserve every piece of great news that comes your way. We all do.
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.

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smilingoldcoot
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 338
   Posted 8/21/2008 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Ace
 
I know where your coming from.  No surgery as I went with Proton in Florida. No incontenance or other stuff and my PSA at finish was .21.  No bad for someone still with a prostate. Glad I am finished by the looks of the storm hitting there.  Wonder about my friends still there and pray they are all okay.  Several live in the FL area.
 
Be thankful your where you are and don't let the guilty bug bit to hard.
 
Richard
Retired USAF Richard & Debbie on The Shores of Toledo Bend Lake Louisiana
Biospy 1/10/08 Gleason 10, Stage T1C  8 of 12 samples positive all Less Than 5% 
Suspected lymph node involvement
Lupron & Casodek May 08 for 2 years
Completed 25 IMRT and 17 PBRT U of Florida Proton Therapy Institute 7/24/08
Latest CT showed no trace of tumor in lymph node area
PSA .21, free PSA .08, Percent free PSA 38.1, testosterone 14.6
Turn Stumbling Blocks into Steping Stones and Keep Smiling
Our Journey is on WWW.GLEASON10.COM
 


BillyMac
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Total Posts : 1858
   Posted 8/21/2008 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news on the PSA front. Long may it continue. I too understand your twinge of guilt when posting results. Each time I post good news I think of other members who news is not so good and whose journey is more difficult. But any of us could relapse at any time and if that should happen in my case I would still be pleased to hear of others good results. Each victory over this disease for one of us is a victory for us all...............we all just keep on keeping on.

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


jackcc
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 80
   Posted 8/22/2008 5:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations
May your good fortune continue. God does watch out for us.

M. Kat
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   Posted 8/22/2008 6:16 AM (GMT -6)   
That's great news! enjoy the zeroes and your good health! 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
summer of 2008 - have had a few erections with no drugs! yeah!!


norskie
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 8/22/2008 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Ace

Great news and here's hoping for continued undetectable reports. I know about the guilty feeling but don't, reports like this give us all great hope for clean results.

Good luck
Norskie
norskie
Current age 50, Age at Dx-48 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 .422 Begin Salvage Radiation April, 14 2008
Radiation Complete June 4, 2008 36 treatments
August 5, 2008 PSA .09 or < .1 again
Incontenence-Pad free since end of May 07 4 1/2 months post surgery 
ED back to 95% prior to surgery - no medication required.


Paralleli
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 123
   Posted 8/22/2008 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Ace -

Great news!
53 yrs
PSA 4.8
T1c – Gleason 3 + 3
IMRT 1/07 thru 2/07 (42 treatments)
PSA 6/07 – 0.76
PSA 12/07 – 0.36
PSA 6/08 – 0.72


SHU93
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 328
   Posted 8/22/2008 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Great News, dont feel Guilty It provides us all Hope for the Same!!

Pray, and LIVESTRONG!!
Age 37
 
Diagnosed 7/2008
Da Vinci Surgery 7/2008
First PSA : 4.17 5/2008
Second PSA After 2 weeks of antibiotics : 3.9 6/2008
DRE: Negative 5/2008
Bone Scan/CAT Scan: Clear 7/2008
Cystoscope: Normal 7/2008
Prostate MRI: Normal 7/2008
Biopsy : 6 out 12 Postive all on right side, Gleason 7 (3+4).
PostOp: T2c (On Both sides), margins clear, seminal clear, nodes, clear. Gleason 6(3+3).
First PostOp PSA: 9/2008


don826
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   Posted 8/24/2008 8:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ace,

Do not feel guilty about your success. I personally find it encouraging to read the success stories as it gives me reason to be optimistic. Unlike you I have gone the route of radiation and hormone but it still is heartening to read of success stories. Can you imagine how depressing it would be if all the stories were of gloom and doom?

Best wishes for continued success and improvement.
Don
Diagnosed 04/10/08
Age 58
PSA 21.5 (first and only test resulted from follow up visit to emergency room for kidney stone. first time for kidney stone too)
Gleason 4 + 3
DRE palpable tumor on left side
100% of 12 cores positive for PCa range 35% to 85%
Bone scan clear
Chest x ray clear
CT scan shows potential lymph node involvement in pelvic region
Started Casodex on May 2 and stopped on June 1, 2008
Lupron injection on May 15 and every four months for next two years
Started IMRT/IGRT on July 10, 2008. 45 treatments scheduled
First 25 to be full pelvic for a total dose of 45 Gray to lymph nodes.
Last 20 to prostate only. Total dose to prostate 81 Gray.
 
 

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