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Dirtmover
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 158
   Posted 11/10/2008 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I WENT FOR MY PSA TODAY AND IT CAME BACK ZERO IM VERY HAPPY ED IS VERY GRADUAL AND CONTINENCE IS A NON ISSUE AT 10 WEEKS ,MY DOC KNEW NOTHING about THE TRIMIX GEL DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THIS NEW TREATMENT IS AVALABLE AND APPROVED YET THROUGH F.D.A. JUST WONDERING.............DIRT
Diagnosed November 2007   (43 years old )
PSA 3.9 / Gleason 6 / TC1 6 cores 1 shows 25%
Sugery scheduled 5/29/08 - City of Hope - Dr. Mark Kawachi
 "First show of the day"
 and now for the new ive been waiting for
 FINAL PATH REPORT:gleason upgraded to 3+4 T2c bilateral disease,tumor involvment 5%
extra prostatic extention:absent
seminal vesical invasion :absent
pathological staging:pTNM pT2 ORGAN CONFINED
margins free of carcinoma
usable erections ;6-6-08 with little blue pill
continence; 1 pad a day, dry at night


lifeguyd
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Total Posts : 672
   Posted 11/11/2008 12:12 AM (GMT -6)   

 

The trimix gel is an off shoot of Muse (alprostadil).  The Muse is available, but because it causes pain problems in many guys the trimix was developed.  I have not seen it packaged , but the contents are the same as the trimix injections. I am guessing that it does not require FDA approval as the contents are already approved. 


PSA up to 4.7 July 2006 , bump noted during DRE
Biopsy 10/16/06
stage T2A  -  Psa 4.7
Gleason  4+4=8  right side
DaVinci Surgery  January 2007
Post op confirms gleason 4+4=8
No extension or invasion found
No continence problems
PSA 90 day (-.01)  , (6 month -.01) , (9 month +.02) , (1 year +.02) ( 18 months +.02)
ED still a problem, minor succces with bi-mix
plaque buildup due to injections 
 
 
 


Tim G
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   Posted 11/11/2008 12:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on acing your PSA test, Dirtmover.  The trimix gel is not FDA approved yet, but all the ingredients are.  Your physician can order it from a compounding pharmacy with an Rx.  I've used it as a successful alternative to injections.
 
Here's a link to the website for further information:  www.trimixgel.com
PSA quadrupled in 1 yr (0.6 to 2.5)  
DRE neg  1 of 12 biopsies pos (< 5%) 
Open surgery June 06 at age 57
Organ confined to one small area Gleason 5   
PSA's undetectable  < 0.1  


livinadream
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Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 11/11/2008 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
welcome to the zero club Dirtmover, it is a nice club to be a member of. Can't say much about the ED, I have been impotent for 18 months.

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%
 


biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 11/11/2008 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Dirt,

Yeah, we love those zeros!!! I use trimix injections very successfully with the routine in my signature. No strain, no pain. Gel sounds like it might be easier and would avoid "needle anxiety". Good luck,

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  Finished 4 cycles of chemo on 11/7/08.
First CT scan on 12/2/08.
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."


James C.
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Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 11/11/2008 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news on the zero results. Welcome to the club. The difference between trimix injections and trimix gel is the first is inserted into the cavernous cavities of the penis, the second is absorbed thru the body from inside the urethea. You'll probably find a big difference in time and response between the 2. Trimix gel has been around for several years, but no one was compounding it during that time, until recently when a company started doing it.
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
Present- 1 year: ED- Viagra, pump continues, no response- Trimix .10ml x 2 weekly continues
Post Surgery PSA's: 3 mts-.04, 6 mts.-.04, 9 mts.-.04, 1 Year-.02.


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 11/11/2008 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on the zero!!!! May you have a lifetime of them!!! 

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
Oct. 10, 08 PSA <.02
Praying for a cured dad.

Co-Moderator Prostate Cancer Forum


rob2
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1131
   Posted 11/11/2008 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
GREAT! I hope you will always be in the zero club. you've been a lot of help for me. I am 20 days before you on surgery!!
 
Age 48
occupation accountant
PSA increased from 2.6 to 3.5 in one year
biopsy march 2008 - cancer present gleason 7
decision - surgery (robotic)
surgery may 9, 2008 - houston, tx
pathology report -gleason 8
margins clear
4 week and 6 week PSA >.04 (undetectible)
6 month  PSA <.04 (low as the machine will go)
continent at 10 weeks (no pads!)
ED is an issue


lawink
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 621
   Posted 11/12/2008 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   
PSA is the best test in the world to score a ZERO!!!!!! Way to go and wishing you a lifetime of zeros.
;o) Linda & Bob
Bob (62) - Laproscopic Prostate Removal Sept 27, 2006 at age 60.
2 of 12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.
Pathology - Gleeson 3 + 4; stage T2; cancer completely contained, even a second more aggressive, previously undetected cancer) PSA UNDETECTABLE Nov 2006; Feb, May, Oct 2007; May and November 2008.  WHOOO HOOOO! 
Bob also has two secondary conditions -- Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platelets) and . . Myelofibrosis) -- If anyone has experience with or information on these, please email us.


VaFan
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 203
   Posted 11/13/2008 7:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on your beautiful zeros!!
Age 51 Kent Cindy 49
January 08 PSA 5.2 round of antibiotics went to 4.3
February 08 another round of antibiotics went to 4.2
March 17,08 had biopsy, 2 days later told cancer was on
one entire side of prostate.
Gleason 3+3
Doctor thinks its best to get the whole prostate with Perineal  Prostatectomy.
Surgery scheduled for this Thursday April 10th. Only took 1 1/2 hours. In recovery 1 hour.  Both nerves were spared.
Home 4-11. Cath out 4-22. Incision looks completly healed on the outside by 4-25.  Incontinence "a thing of the past" as of 5-28
lst PSA 0.04 June 3. YAY!!!
July 08 (3mths post op) Cialis 10 mg every other day. Right now, things are not looking so good in that department. Back on Viagra and ordered the pump 11-08
Aug 08 PSA 0.04 Yay Again!!
Nov 08 PSA 0

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