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Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25394
   Posted 11/14/2008 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
After all these weeks of waiting and worrying, I am off to the hospital for my open RP sugery.  I will do as I always do with surgeries, just be a very compliant patient, that is my style.  I found out recently that my urologist/surgeon, Dr. Ronald Smith, is considered the best of the best for the entire state of South Carolina.  There is comfort in knowing that.
 
I will check back in here when I get to come home early next week, I will miss all you guys and family here.  The rest of it is out of my hands for now.  Good luck to the rest of you as you continue your own personal battles with the evil known as PC.
 
David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX
 
PSA 2005 3.5
PSA 2006 4.0
PSA 2007 5.8
PSA 7-2008 12.3
PSA 9-2008 14.9
PSA 10-2008 16.4
Biopsy 2007 Negative
Biopsy 8-2008 Neg, some PIN, 4 "Suspicious Areas"
Biopsy 9-2008 Positive
7 of 7 cores positive, ranging from 40 - 90%
2 tumours noted, Gleason 4+3 and 3+4
Periunual Invasion noted
Additonal High Grade PIN noted
 
Open RP surgery scheduled for Friday, November 14, 2008 at
St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, SC


RBinCountry
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 270
   Posted 11/14/2008 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Things will look brighter on the other side! Blessings.

RB
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

divo
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 637
   Posted 11/14/2008 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
You are in our thoughts and prayers for a successful outcome. 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


LV-TX
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 966
   Posted 11/14/2008 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
See ya on the other side. Hope all is well with you.
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


Jerry1
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 460
   Posted 11/14/2008 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
 
 
Good Luck you will be in our thoughts and prayer for a speedy recovery.
 
Jerry & MJ
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
Bone scan and MRI negative
Da Vince surgery on Oct 17, 08 Florida Hospital Dr Vipul Patel
Tumor size 2.9 x0.8 x 0.8 cm
Location: single focus, left posterior peripheral zone (pt2a)
Post Gleason report  3+3= 6
Lymph nodes on both sides negative
Angiolymphatic invasion: Positive
Perineural invasion: Positive
Extraprostativ extension: Negative for periprostatic or seminal vesile invasion
Surical margins Negative 
Stage II (pt2a) 
Cath out on October 29th. 


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 11/14/2008 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
David- May today be the last day you will ever have cancer. Cheers to a cancer free tomorrow! God speed in your recovery!
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


James C.
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4463
   Posted 11/14/2008 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I missed the good bye, but let me say Welcome to the other side, instead. Recovery and a new life begins now.
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.


coxjajb
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 184
   Posted 11/14/2008 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Best wishes and a speedy recovery.
Age 50
Pre - Op PSA, 4.3
Gleason 3+4=7
Stage T1C
Da Vinci Prostatectomy 8/1/08
No issues with incontinence or ED since day 1 after catheter removal


mvesr
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 11/14/2008 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Best of luck to you and let us know how you are doing on the other side.

Mika
age at dx 54 now 56
psa at dx 4.3
got the bad news 1/29/07
open surgery Duke Medical Center 5-29-07
never more than 2 pads
Tossed the pads this spring
ED still a problem
first year PSA less than zero
 


Ralph Alfalfa
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 11/17/2008 9:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Surgery over. Hope all went well. Please let us know.
Peace, Ralph
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