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mlbsm
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 85
   Posted 10/8/2008 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   
6 MONTH DATE NOW IN, PSA STILL AT 0.0.1

TESTOSTERONE IS NOW 311 UP FROM 10 IN JUNE.

STILL HAVE FLAT TIRE, BUT THE PLUMBING WORKS
IF YOU'RE INTO GOLDEN SHOWERS.

I DID GET THE PUMP, BUT MARYLYNN IS A LITTLE HESITANT
BECAUSE THE SECOND THE PUMP RELEASES THE VACUUM,
JUNIOR GOES BACK TO SLEEP.

THE DOC SAYS I SHOULD BE BACK TO SOLID GROUND IN
about A YEAR, SO UNTIL THEN, IT LOOKS LIKE I'M BACK
TO CHOCKING THE CHICKEN LIKE THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF
4TH GRADE.

CIALIS AND VIAGRA LOOK PRETTY IN THE BOX, BUT MY PENIS
WASN'T IMPRESSED.

gREAT TO GET YOU E MAIL TODAY fRANK, GLAD YOU MADE THE DECISION YOU DID, I THINK YOU MADE THE RIGHT ONE.

BILLY
DIAG. 2/08
DRE POSITIVE
PSA 6.8
CONTAINED, LEFT SIDE, GLEASON 9
LUPRON, (3 MO.) 2/28
SURG, SCHED. 3/26/08
RRP, 3/26, HOME 3/31
BIOPSY REPORT:
GLEASON SCORE, 3+4
TUMOR CONFINED TO THE PROSTATE, INKED EXTERNAL SURFACE FREE OF INVOLVEMENT.
VD AND SV CLEAR AS WELL AS LYMPH NODES AND A BLADDER SECTION.
INCONTINENCE EBBING FAST
ED, FLAT TIRE. MAYBE LUPRON?
PSA 5/21 O.O1 UND
PSA 6/30 O.OI UND
TEST. 10 SHREDDED TIRE STILL LUPRON
INCON. HISTORY
PSA 9/30 0.0.1
TESTOSTERONE 311
ED still there but finding ways around it.

BILLY


Frank1205
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 308
   Posted 10/8/2008 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   

 Billy,

Great to hear your 6 month PSA is zero's.  I wish you only the best with your progress.  There are so many newbie's on this site.  Its nice to see them here in a way but either this site is popular or there are way too many young and old being diagnosed with this disease.

I will talk to you in a couple of days.  Get some rest.  And stay out of hospitals will ya....

Frank


Diagnosed 01-08-08 @ 53 years old 
DRE normal , 2004 Biospy negative - 2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
PSA @ surgery 6 
Bone and Ct scans negative
clinicaly Staged at T1C - Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008
University of Chicago,Hospital stay 30 hours - Catheter out in 7 days  normaly expected leakage Erectile function better with Viagra
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, 10 % of both portions of prostate, Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear,Tumor on top of prostate. 1 positve margin measureing less than .5 ml at urethra and bladder..
Six week PSA < 0.1 , 4 month PSA <.05 Gen II test.  Urologist recomends to hold off on Radiation and watch PSA closely. Oncologist and Radiation Oncologist seem to lean to doing pre-emptive radiation.Uroligist says 50/50 chance of PSA re-occurence.  
I have decided to hold off and see for 3 months.
Next PSA October...
Six Month PSA 0.010,  undetectable per Urologist
Next PSA Six months or at one year (March)
 
 
 
 


BillyMac
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 1858
   Posted 10/8/2008 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Well done Billy,
it is always good to get the zero news. May it continue indefinitely. yeah
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 (disregarded due to lab "misreporting")
PSA August 08 <0.001 undetectable (disregarded due to lab "misreporting")
Post-op pathology rechecked by new lab:
Gleason downgraded to 4+3=7
Focal extension comprised of grade 3 cells
PSA September 08 <0.01 (new lab)


Tim G
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2268
   Posted 10/8/2008 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for sharing your good PSA results, Billy!  Hope you continue with a lifetime string of zeroes....Tim
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 


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 10/9/2008 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Billy,
The good news is that you are looking like you will stay ahead in this fight. Congrats! I hope for the best for you on the other stuff. This disease can be equally dibilitating because of its side effects, so keep up the great attitude, and stay positive!

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, Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE)
Bilateral seminal vesicle invasion (SVI); Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (September 17 '08): <0.1 ~ Undetectable!
 
You can visit my Journey at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
 


mlbsm
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 85
   Posted 10/9/2008 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys. As Frank says, there are a lot of new faces, I don't know if that's routine or we are just having a seasonal shift. I had the idea back in the dead of winter that this was an older crowd, but the new faces gives the coots something to share that is vital.

After 64 years of not knowing what a dr.s office looked like, I'VE BEEN ON THE TABLE 4 TIMES IN THE PAST 18 MONTH'S, I'm down to one finger typing and go back for a hernia operation next month.

Anybody need to know anything about fleet enema's?

Tony, Hanna has some good recent news, she's been through the mill this past 8 months and lets hope she catches some breaks.

Take care, I keep skulking around to keep my head down, but i'm not too far away most of the time.

Billy
DIAG. 2/08
DRE POSITIVE
PSA 6.8
CONTAINED, LEFT SIDE, GLEASON 9
LUPRON, (3 MO.) 2/28
SURG, SCHED. 3/26/08
RRP, 3/26, HOME 3/31
BIOPSY REPORT:
GLEASON SCORE, 3+4
TUMOR CONFINED TO THE PROSTATE, INKED EXTERNAL SURFACE FREE OF INVOLVEMENT.
VD AND SV CLEAR AS WELL AS LYMPH NODES AND A BLADDER SECTION.
INCONTINENCE EBBING FAST
ED, FLAT TIRE. MAYBE LUPRON?
PSA 5/21 O.O1 UND
PSA 6/30 O.OI UND
TEST. 10 SHREDDED TIRE STILL LUPRON
INCON. HISTORY
PSA 9/30 0.0.1
TESTOSTERONE 311
ED still there but finding ways around it.

BILLY

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