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   Posted 10/7/2008 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Well good news (I think) my surgery date was moved up to next Friday so I will be leaving on Thursday for Orlando.  I have done a lot of reasearch on Dr. Patel and Flordia Hos. and know that surgery is the only option for me.  Thanks for all the information and advice I will keep you posted.
Age 69
DX 8/13/08
PSA 4.0
Biopsy 14 samples 1 positive for Prostate Cancer 12% of sample
Second option of biopsy from Methodist Hospital Houston same DX
Gleason Score 4+4 =8
Da Vince surgery on Oct 30, 08 Florida Hospital Dr Vipul Patel
Bone Scan and MRI negative

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 328
   Posted 10/7/2008 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Good News!!! Good Luck!! We will be praying for you!!!

Age Dx 37, 7/2008
First PSA : 4.17 5/2008
Second PSA After 2 weeks of antibiotics : 3.9 6/2008
DRE: Negative 5/2008
Biopsy : 6 out 12 Postive all on right side, Gleason 7 (3+4).
Bone Scan/CAT Scan: Clear 7/2008
Cystoscope: Normal 7/2008
Prostate MRI: Normal 7/2008
Da Vinci Surgery 7/2008
PostOp: T2c (On Both sides), margins clear, seminal clear, nodes, clear. Gleason 6(3+3).
First PostOp PSA 9/2008: <0.01
2nd PSA 12/2008: Praying for <0.01

Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 10/7/2008 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
We'll be looking for you on the "other side."
Good luck.
Age 53   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Gleason - 6
(biopsy done March 4, 2008-> 2 of 12)
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
10/03/08 - 1st Quarter PSA -> less then .01

Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.

Las Colinas and Plano Offices


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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 46
   Posted 10/7/2008 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck. The best advice so far: Netflix.
Also, if you're married, you can get a bell to ring whenever you need something. (I can only say that because my wife's not around. For some reason, she doesn't always appreciate my sense of humor).
Age: 43
RP: 9/06
Robotic, nerves spared
PSA: good (less than .05)
Currently dealing with RSD (nerve damage) in right arm, caused from breaking my wrist in spring 08 while trout fishing with son. Not related to ED, just general info about the year I'm having so far.

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 10/7/2008 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Good Luck Jerry...and a speedy recovery. Let us know how you do on the other side.
Age 58 at Diagnosis
Oct 2006 - PSA 2.6 - DRE Normal
May 2008 - PSA 4.6 - DRE Normal / TRUS normal-Gland 38 cc
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral (Perineural Invasion present at base)
Gleason (3+3) 6  Stage T1C
August 23 - Bone Scan - Hips, Spine and ribs marked uptake - X-Ray showed clear -Hooray
Sept 9 2nd DRE - questionable - TRUS...shadow in base - Gland now 41 cc
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1,2008
Gleason 7 (4+3) Staged pT2c NO MX
Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
14 tumors in prostate - largest being 6 cm 

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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 293
   Posted 10/7/2008 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   

You are well on your way to the other side! Just listen to your body and take the time to heal as you begin life on the other, and better side!


PSA 10 June 2007
Biopsy July 2, 15 of 16 samples positive
prostate weighed 40 grams
Di Vinci 10/09/07, four hours on table, 3 in recovery
Total time in Hospital: 29 hours
Record for Dr. Lance, 70% of prostate had cancer, but NO spread, clean margins,Clean nodes,
First PSA at 5 weeks, UNDETECTABLE!
Catheter out at seven days, dry from hour one!
Second PSA 19 weeks post op, UNDETECTABLE 2/11/2008
Third PSA 5/12/08, six months post op, UNDETECTABLE
Fourth PSA 8/21/08, nine months post op, UNDETECTABLE
The Lord has truly Blessed me.

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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 72
   Posted 10/7/2008 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   

Jerry, wishing you Gods Blessings as you cross the bridge. Many of us have went ahead and helped smooth the path. Sure there might be some bumps but as we look back, they are little compared to the PCa. Take your time in healing. Being healthy for the rest of life is more important than a few more days taking it easy.

Keep us informed. We are here for you. Don't be afraid to ask. yeah


Don't get discouraged!!
Diagnosed Feb 2008  54 years old
3+4=7 gleason
7.5 PSA
4 out of 20 biopsies were cancerous
daVinci Robotic surgery July 24, 2008
Univ of Calif San Francisco Med Center  Dr Peter Carroll
In hospital 2 nights altho I had option of leaving the next day but stayed due to distance home.
Contained in prostate, not spread
Six weeks post surgery PSA less than .01

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 847
   Posted 10/7/2008 11:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Once you have made a decision, it is good to get your chosen treatment sooner rather than later. Good luck.
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 

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