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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 20
   Posted 12/2/2008 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I just turn 50 and found out I have prostate cancer surgery first week of jan. boy what a way to start the new year help

James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4463
   Posted 12/2/2008 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, me too, to the club, sorry to see ya here, and sorry you have to join. There's lots of experience with the different approaches to treatment, both before and after, so ask away. It helps us to understand your situation if you post some details of your journey so far here for us. Adding a signature would be a good way to do that. open Control Panel function above then edit profile and go to the bottom and fill in a sig. form and it'll post it here, the next time you post. Again, welcome...
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.) : 12/2/2008 8:10:40 PM (GMT-7)

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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 12/2/2008 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello me too,

Welcome to the world of PC and this fine group of people. I hope you find some answers and comfort here, as I have thus far. Sorry you are having to go through this, like most here, it hit me by surprise too. I am glad to be on the other side of my surgery, so good luck to you ahead.

David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX
PSA 2007 5.8
PSA 7-2008 12.3
PSA 9-2008 14.9
3rd 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 & High Grade PIN noted
Open RP surgery completed on Friday, November 14, 2008 at
St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, SC, Dr. Ronald Smith - Surgeon,
Nerve bundles not able to be spared, awaiting pathology report, Cath scheduled to be removed on 12-15-2008, staples removed 11-24-8

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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 12/2/2008 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Me Too,

Welcome to the club nobody wants to join. It sounds like you have decided your treatment options already so good luck with the surgery. Dealing with cancer requires lots of patience and a great attitude. Healing goes better if we are positive about our life.

So please stay with us. We can all get well together...
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 - in remission!!!
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."

Ralph Alfalfa
Regular Member

Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 12/2/2008 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, me too,
Welcome to the site.  We are all in this together and I have received so much input and info. that is almost overwhelming. My recommendation is to do your homework.  Research all you can about this nasty circumstance, and make your decisions accordingly.  This is the only site I go to for insight and a wealth of experienced gentlemen (and in some cases, their wives), to get more information and an idea of what I can expect down the road.  There are some great people here like Biker, TC, and James C.. They can tell you mluch more than I can because I'm fairly new here but I don't miss a day without checking in.  Do fill out the signature profile.  It helps.
Stay in touch.
 Dx: October,27(the day after my birthday)
 Psa 14.5
 Gleason:(4+3) 7
 Bone scan:Negative
 Cat scan: Negative
 Biopsy: 4 of 12 positive, left side, pre-cancerous on the right.
 Confined to prostate.
 DaVinci scheduled for Jan. 2009

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 150
   Posted 12/2/2008 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi me too,

Welcome to the site. Boy I sure know how you feel. I had turned 50 in January and had my dx in Feb. It takes awhile to digest all of this as information's coming pretty fast. Try to be patient. Like the other guys said there is a lot of experience and information here. Just keep reading and asking questions. The best of luck to you and yours.

Age 53
Pre-op PSA 4.3
Surgery Feb. 17 2005
Post-op Path : Gleason 3+3=6
Right pelvic lymph nodes: negative for metastatic carcinoma
Left pelvic lymph nodes: negative for metastatic carcinoma
extent: right lobe 40% left lobe 10%
capsular penetration: Absent
Seminal vesicles and vasa differentia: Uninvolved
Prostate: 26 grams
Post-op PSA's <0.04 for 3 years
Feb. 08: 0.07, March 08: 0.08, June 08: 0.09 and Sept. 08: 0.1
IGRT scheduled.....November 17th....

me too
Regular Member

Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 20
   Posted 12/7/2008 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you
Patrick J, Brick

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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 637
   Posted 12/7/2008 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, me too...Patrick.....I am a wife...Ive been in this for seven years....and my dear husband has been the full route. External radiation, brachy, lupron, and then when the cancer returned four years later, salvage surgery, fistula operation, many many cystoscopys, AUS inplant, which failed, and now coming up a hip replacement followed by a AUS redo... This is a site where you can vent and also learn...I wish that we had known about it in the beginning....Good luck to you and keep coming back. There are dear people here.......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
Meeting with Dr. Sandhu to discuss AUS problems and new PSA test Dec 11, 2008

me too
Regular Member

Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 20
   Posted 12/7/2008 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Diane thank you so much I'm not sure if I should cry. get mad or sad I know I;m afraid as I said I'm alone after my wife passed in 91 it was my job to raise my two little ones they are 24-26 this was to be my turn it helps to have people out there like you Pat
Patrick J, Brick

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