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Man with prostate cancer. - 81.4%
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Woman/Partner posting for a man with prostate cancer. - 18.6%

 
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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 11/11/2008 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I guess I'm looking to see how many women/partners post for their guys here.  Livinadream posted a thread about getting the word out about prostate cancer and I was curious if I ran this what the percentage would be?  But really I am looking for both.  Simply put I am curious about the balance of who is posting here.  Comment if you like but check the box is even better...
 
It is my contention that nearly as many women talk about prostate cancer than men.  In fact I have met more men in Las Vegas through their ladies.  Seems wrong.
 
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!
 
 

Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 11/12/2008 2:36:19 PM (GMT-7)


livinadream
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   Posted 11/11/2008 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
This is interesting Tony, I will be following this as well, kinda got my curiosity up.

I am a male

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%
 


LV-TX
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   Posted 11/11/2008 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Tony...don't forget we have several forum members that both the man and the wife contribute under the same screen name and should have pointed that out on your poll instead of just one or the other.
Les
 
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
4 tumors in prostate - largest being 6 cm 
PSA Oct 08 <.05


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 11/11/2008 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks LV,
But that would be a vote in both columns, would it not?  Unfortunately, you can only vote once, but if you can say which way you voted, or even which way the login is used most, that is helpful.

Tony


kw
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   Posted 11/11/2008 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Here Ya go Tony.... Try to figure this one out!!!... I was a man before the Doctor started messin with me but I was given a girls name at birth! I'm married to a woman but she does not post here! I'm not sure which block to vote in?!?!?!?!?!
hehehehe
Keep up the Great Work,
Your Friend, Kelly!!!!
    43 at Dx and Surgery (RRP)
    PSA 5.7, Biopsy 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate, Gleason 7
    RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved. All Lab's clear. 
    Cathiter in for 28 days due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
    First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006  Undetectable 0.00.
    ED workable and usable with Viagra.
    Feb. 20th, 2007 - Feb. 4th, 2008  Cystoscope, Two Collagen injections,Second Opinion Consultation for Incontinance at OU Medical Center, Bio-Feedback training, Chiropractic, Accupuncture  to try to resolve ongoing incontinance (4-6 pads a day)  All PSA's 0.00.
    Feb. 22nd, 2008 - Surgery to install the AMS AdVance Male Sling.
    March 27th, 2008 - Sling not working, Little or no improvement.
    April 18, 2008 - Collagen injection.  Back to using 4-6 full pads a day within a week.
    May 14, 2008 - Another collagen injection to try to Band-Aid the leaking for our June cruise.  Will start making conusultation appiontments for AUS after we return.
    July 14th, 2008 - AUS consultation with Dr. Morey at UT Southwestern (Dallas).
    July 30, PSA 0.00.
    Aug. 22nd, 2008 - AUS Surgery by Dr. Morey
    Oct. 6th, 2008 - AUS Activation by Dr. Morey
     


Swimom
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   Posted 11/11/2008 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
KW..you are such a funny guy tongue
 


Frank1205
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   Posted 11/11/2008 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I am a male. I apoligize, but yes, indeed I am a male. Yup, the Doctor and Da Robot confirmed it. Did their very best to change it, but , still a male.

Very interesting post Tony good luck with what you find.

LOL :) :)

Frank
Diagnosed @ 53 years old now54
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
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, 10 % of both portions of prostate
Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear
single positve margin measureing less than 1/2mm 
Six week PSA < 0.1 , 4 month PSA <.05 Gen II test. 6 month PSA  <0.01
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 in 3 months lets see in 9 months.
Next PSA January 2009.
11-08-08 (7months) starting to go without day pads, 100 mg Viagra seeing good results
 
 
 
 


Ziggy9
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   Posted 11/11/2008 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
There are many women posting here I know. That's due to a few factors one women are more likely for the most to post in such forums. Secondly many men are lazy and if their wife can post here instead of them for info well go ahead and do it honey. That said I still hold the many of the same views as before which got me into trouble with the cadre here then. They were for the most much more conservative and religious than we have now. This is a male disease. Talks about male sexuality should never again be tempered because someones 15 year old granddaughter may be reading posts in here. The fact that no one currently tells men to take ED discussions elsewhere is the way it should be. Before when in a PCa forum members were told to take it elsewhere was ludicrous. I did say at one time there shouldn't be any female moderators I'll take that back because they are needed for wives I'll admit and their reactions to their spouses disease. But I still don't care personally to hear from a women about a disease she can never get or identify truly what it does to the male psyche. Nor do I think a man should be a moderator in a cervical cancer forum. I know Tony your mom died of that and my condolences but that still doesn't change my opinion. To sum it up the actual people with the disease posts should take priority of any second hand posts. If pushed some nonposting men may post here and get more out of it than filtered through their wives/girlfriends/ daughters.. Now do I get banished again?

BTW I went to my 6 months PSA testing yesterday. I'll be posting the new psa soon as I get it. I've been told there's no need to come in at 9 months everything looks so well. For one thing the uroflow machine indicates I'm pissing like a 25 year old again. Thus my next appointment will be a normal biopsy April 6 to confirm the absence of PCa a year after the clinical study procedure.
Diagnosed 10/08/07
Age: 58
3 of 12 @5%
Psa: 2.3
3+3=6
Size: 34g
T-2-A
 
2/22/08
3D Mapping Saturation Biopsy
1 of 45 @2%
Psa:2.1
3+3=6
28g after taking Avodart
Catheter for 1 day
Good Candidate for TFT
(Targeted Focal Therapy)
Cryosurgery(Ice Balls)
Clinical Research Study
 
4/22/08
TFT performed at University of Colorado
Medical Center at Denver Fitzsimmons Campus
Catheter for 4 days
Slight soreness for 2 weeks but afterward
life returns as normal
 
7/30/08
Psa: .32 
 

Post Edited (realziggy) : 11/11/2008 4:51:13 PM (GMT-7)


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 11/11/2008 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Rick,
I will respond part of your post. I hope that your tests come out well. All of us here are all in this together. I wish for peace and healing here.

God bless you,

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!
 
 


divo
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   Posted 11/11/2008 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Welll.....I am a wife....but, that said...I LOVE MY HUSBAND....and HE doesn't want to go on line and post.......He knows that I do, and he likes that, and I learn from others...Every couple has their own way to communicate and learn. Prostate cancer is one of the most devastating diseases, because it hits a man where he lives...We have been very happily married many many years...we have had really great sex for many years, and when we thought it might be "stopped" for awhile.., while there was a "cure going on: , well, we understood, and that was OK...WELL, it has been over eight years, and we do (and I do!) understand...It is very sad, because Pete (husband), is depressed and anxious and not accepting..( not just no sex, but the pain in his hip from the lupron shots from before, and just in general his ongoing pain and incontinence, and the AUS now that is not really what he thought it would be.......
..He is still angry...at life, at doctors, at polititions, at anybody that will listen...He won't have the news on, or gets mad when the phone rings, and in general is very sad and unhappy...I am an artist and try to keep my spirits up and paint, and try to keep him happy. The one thing that has made a tremendous difference is....we rescued a dog...That has been an angel in our lives....Pete just loves the dog, and the dog (Donny, aka Don Juan), loves him and ME too...!! Life can be good. we just have to look for the good... Diane
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
Activated Oct 28th Dr. Sandhu..MSK
Some difficulty with AUS arising Nov 10 2008


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 11/11/2008 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   

Diane,
We did the same thing and rescued a dog just four days before my last radiation therapy.  Ruth and I never owned a dog after 14 years together, she was a cat person.  My last Austrailian Shepard was stolen while I was at work just week before I met Ruth.  I have always loved dogs and she knew that, and that is why we were at the animal shelter that day, because she wanted to keep my spirits up.  It was cool because she never had a dog and now she loves him so much.  Life is good. 

As a man, It doesn't take a degree to know that my cancer affects everybody in our lives particularly our spouses.  I am so thankful that my wife understands me for who I am, not what I am after all we have done to my body.  And so did my mother.  She was and will always be in my heart.  And I do miss her very much.  I would go to any board and do anything I could to have helped her not die the way she did.  I would even moderate a board for cervical cancer to keep the peace among it's members if I had learned enough about the disease, but she died so suddenly.  It was just a terrible day.

What a wonderful post Diane.  God bless you!

Tony


Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 11/11/2008 6:17:08 PM (GMT-7)


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 11/11/2008 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I must be the only gal that voted, but from this post alone, there are at least three of us, not to mention a bunch of comedians.  tongue
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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   Posted 11/11/2008 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm a male....
 
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


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 11/12/2008 5:47 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi all,

I am a MAN now and thats for SURE! But I wasn't when I started posting here due to 3 years of hypogonadizm post RP open surgery. My boobs were getting huge, I was moody & depressed all the time w/ hot flshes and crying spells. My penis was shrinking away to nothing due to atrofy and lack of use. My wife just didn't understand and either did I. We were both going through metapause together and that just wasn't cool at all!

Diane, I can relate to Pete SO MUCH! I think I know just how he feels as I'm sure many others here do. I too have a rescue dog after telling my wife for over 20 years "NO DOG." Then my wife called me one deay from the barn where she kept her horses. two German Shepards had been playing catch w/ a 3 week old mut puppy which had wandered into their yard next to the barn. It had puncture wounds in it's stomac and it's rear legs were paralized. The owners who had way too many dogs around their house didn't want it or to help it. We took it to an ER for animals and $850.00 later we had a pupy at home. Rose grew up to be the nices little pup, she is a dear and I don't know how I lived w/o her! She is a cross between a cocker spaniel mom & blue tick coon hound dad but she is a short hair black dog who everyone thinks is a lab puppy! So cute at 3 years old, she even gets along w/ my parots! All for now, work ya know!

Your friend,

Pete 

 
55 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy (Testim Gel)since 12/06 but switched to a higher dose of (Androgel) 6/08. Fighting to stay upbeat daily. I am's what I am's and that's all that I am's! (Popeye)  55 and still alive!!! Feel free to pray for me, I can use all the help I can get!!!


James C.
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   Posted 11/12/2008 7:41 AM (GMT -6)   
realziggy, your position on the subject of women not relating to a mans disease is well known by anyone but the new folks. This subject is a hot button topic and creates many more arguments and problems than it solves. I ask that you let the past stay there and let's just move on forward.

To the rest of you guys and the new folks, this subject has been fought furiously and resulted in several hurt feelings and people leaving the group, so I ask that you not continue the argument by replying to the topic that realziggy mentions, concerning the role of women in the Forum. I know some may have strong opinions and want to give them, but let's let sleeping dogs lie, ok?
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.

Post Edited (James C.) : 11/12/2008 10:04:55 AM (GMT-7)


Ziggy9
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   Posted 11/12/2008 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
James C. said...
realziggy, your position on the subject of women not relating to a mans disease is well known by anyone but the new folks. This subject is a hot button topic and creates many more arguments and problems than it solves. I ask that you let the past stay there and let's just move on forward.

To the rest of you guys and the new folks, this subject has been fought furiously and resulted in several hurt feelings and people leaving the group, so I ask that you not continue the argument by replying to the topic. I know some may have strong opinions and want to give them, but let's let sleeping dogs lie, ok?


Ok I agree James you are a very good moderator. With that said give me a little credit for not jumping in another thread that was recently brought back that had stayed dormant since June. That was the original thread that had Bluebird deleting many guys posts and really started the controversy back then. No I won't say which one it was since it has hopefully faded away for good this time.
Diagnosed 10/08/07
Age: 58
3 of 12 @5%
Psa: 2.3
3+3=6
Size: 34g
T-2-A
 
2/22/08
3D Mapping Saturation Biopsy
1 of 45 @2%
Psa:2.1
3+3=6
28g after taking Avodart
Catheter for 1 day
Good Candidate for TFT
(Targeted Focal Therapy)
Cryosurgery(Ice Balls)
Clinical Research Study
 
4/22/08
TFT performed at University of Colorado
Medical Center at Denver Fitzsimmons Campus
Catheter for 4 days
Slight soreness for 2 weeks but afterward
life returns as normal
 
7/30/08
Psa: .32 
 


James C.
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   Posted 11/12/2008 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
realziggy
Noted and credit given. I held my breath for several days on that one, along with one other that surfaced recently. Forgive me if I pulled the trigger too soon on this one., ok?
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.


RBinCountry
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   Posted 11/12/2008 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Me a man - err at least I was prior to RRP - now I try to be a man!!!

Age 61 (now 62)
Original data - pre-operation
PSA: 5.1
T1C clinical diagnosis, Needle biopsy - 10 cores, Gleason 7 = 3+4 in 1 core (40%), 7 cores Gleason 6 = 3+3 ranging from 5% to 12%
All scans negative
Lupron administered 4/9/2008 for 4 months (with idea I would undergo external beam radiation followed by seed implants - then I changed my mind).
Robotic DiVinci surgery - Dr. Fagin (Austin) May 19th
Post operative - pathology
pT2c NX MX
Gleason 3+4
Margins - negative
Extraprostatic extension - negative
seminal vesicle invasion - uninvolved
1st Post PSA <.04
2nd Post PSA <.1 10/30/2008

Swimom
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   Posted 11/13/2008 12:05 AM (GMT -6)   
tongue   tongue tongue I hold my tongue on this one except to say that I don't post for my spouse. He's perfectly capable of holding his own...no pun intended turn
 
Swim
 


M. Kat
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   Posted 11/13/2008 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Swim - you are too funny!

I am a woman.....

Ralph Alfalfa
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   Posted 11/14/2008 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   

  On the same topic, I had the consultation with my urologist yesterday and he was expertly explaining all the treatment options I had. Half way through I looked over at my wife and she had tears running down her cheeks.  I felt so bad for her because she felt so bad for me.   I think the more women who get involved with the illness, or the g#$%@&m FR*+"#@ing disease, as my sister-in-law put it, would only help strengthen and encourage those who need to go through it just so we can be with them as long as we can.

 

 

    Thanks, Ralph


41diagnosed
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   Posted 11/15/2008 12:35 AM (GMT -6)   
My wife is not a forum junkie. Nor was I before I was diagnosed. But now I come here like a moth to the flame whenever I have some spare time. It's an interesting post, but it seemed to me the women who post here for the husbands are pretty open that they are seeking info for them. I tease my wife every now and then about how some "supportive spouses" keep up with the forum for the husbands that they love. Hehe...I couldn't be more sarcastic as it relates to my wife. She is the most amazing and supportive spouse I could hope for, but she's never once logged on here. Oh well. She doesn't know all the "fun" she is missing :)
 
43 yo. now
 
5/07 PSA 4.65 at routine physical
6/07 biopsy Gleason 7 (3+4)...diagnosed at 41 y.o.
6/07-9/07 manic research and interviews with physicians across the country in search of the "right" decision.  I went to Mass General in Boston, Loma Linda, University of Chicago and Northwestern.
9/17/07 - RRP at Northwestern Memorial by Dr. William Catalona.  Thankful the father of the PSA test was right here in Chicago.
Post op path report confirmed Gleason 7 (3+4). negative margins, no seminal vesicale involvement, no lymphatic or vascular invasion, bladder and urethral free and tumor volume was 5% of 27.3g.  
9/27/07 - catheter removal...let the games begin...
12/31/07 - threw out the pads (I only had used 1 pad per day for protection against minor drips)
 
I started Trimix 8 weeks after surgery with success.  I hope someday I won't need injections, but I hope more that my PSA stays at 0 forever.
 
9/17/08 One year past surgery and doing well.  PSA less than .1 and ED continues to get better and showing reasonably good results using Levitra which for a long time did nothing. 


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 11/15/2008 1:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everybody, from Zion National Park in southern Utah.  Ruthie and I are here for the weekend and I can't wait for the hiking tomorrow. 
 
Some great posts here, thank you all.
41diagnosed ~ My Ruthie has never posted per se but she is in this at every level with me ~ no exceptions.  I was 44 when diagnosed, and she was 39...She is better off dodging some of fun here.  I know that I voted "man" but without her I would be half of that.  I believe she understands me better than I do. 
 
Ralph ~ Great post and welcome to HW.  Thank you for participating in my poll.  You and I have a lot of similarities I gather from your post here and your other posts you started.  Look at my signature.  I didn't luck out in treatment but most will do just fine with these numbers.  You need to post your age if you can.  I am into this a couple years now so if you feel like talking to someone with similar biopsy numbers just contact me through email.  Stay positive!
 
Swim... shakehead ...Very punny!  Very punny indeed! tongue
 
Kat ~ Luv ya!  Thank you so much for being here.
 
You all go and have a nice weekend!   Unfortunately... smilewinkgrin ...I have just got in from having to have to go out and sit by the fire down by the river, and playing my guitars.  My RV is facing the river and about 15' from the sandy banks.  The sky is clear and my favorite RV site is empty!  So will be Zion tomorrow, all to our own!  A beautiful place for sure!
 
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, 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!
 
 

Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 11/15/2008 2:50:56 AM (GMT-7)


kw
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   Posted 11/16/2008 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Tony, you sure you don't want to trade for my 12 x 12 metal booth????
Have a Great Time.
KW
    43 at Dx and Surgery (RRP)
    PSA 5.7, Biopsy 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate, Gleason 7
    RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved. All Lab's clear. 
    Cathiter in for 28 days due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
    First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006  Undetectable 0.00.
    ED workable and usable with Viagra.
    Feb. 20th, 2007 - Feb. 4th, 2008  Cystoscope, Two Collagen injections,Second Opinion Consultation for Incontinance at OU Medical Center, Bio-Feedback training, Chiropractic, Accupuncture  to try to resolve ongoing incontinance (4-6 pads a day)  All PSA's 0.00.
    Feb. 22nd, 2008 - Surgery to install the AMS AdVance Male Sling.
    March 27th, 2008 - Sling not working, Little or no improvement.
    April 18, 2008 - Collagen injection.  Back to using 4-6 full pads a day within a week.
    May 14, 2008 - Another collagen injection to try to Band-Aid the leaking for our June cruise.  Will start making conusultation appiontments for AUS after we return.
    July 14th, 2008 - AUS consultation with Dr. Morey at UT Southwestern (Dallas).
    July 30, PSA 0.00.
    Aug. 22nd, 2008 - AUS Surgery by Dr. Morey
    Oct. 6th, 2008 - AUS Activation by Dr. Morey
     

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