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Jerry1
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 460
   Posted 12/24/2008 1:14 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Wishing one and all a happy holiday season and a healthy New Year to the best and most supportive group of guys and their families.  You all were a godsend to me during the first days of despair and have helped through all the ups and downs.  I feel truly blessed that I joined the zero club and happy the year ended on a positive note.  Hoping everyone's New Year is all zero"s.
 
All the best.
 
Jerry1 
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
margins Negative 
Stage II (pt2a) 
Cath out on October 29th left in longer due to small leak.
11/10/08 diagnosed with lymphocele 7.7 x5 pressing on bladder reason for urinating every two hours and leak is not  yet healed.
11/19/08 dry no more pads
12/2/08 first PSA <0.1


Tony Crispino
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 12/24/2008 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jerry,
Same to you, too! We are very excited about the holidays and we will definately planning a year of zeros. Thank you so much for the well wishes. May peace be with you and all your family!

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!
 
 


Purgatory
Elite Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25364
   Posted 12/24/2008 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Best to you and yours, Jerry! Hoping to get my first zero as a New year's present.
David
Age 56, 56 at DX
 
PSA 2007 5.8
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
 
Open RP surgery completed on Friday, November 14, 2008 at
St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, SC, Dr. Ronald Smith - Surgeon,
Non-nerve sparing, 4 days in hospital, staples removed 11/24/8,
Catheter out on 12/15/8 on day 32.  Day 33, urine stopped flowing, new catheter put in 12/16/08 - uncertain of what went wrong.
 
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:
Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c pN0 pMx, Prostate 42 grams, tumor 20% cancer
Contained in capsular, neg. margins apex, bladder neck, right lobe, neg. in seminal vessels and lymph nodes. Left lobe: infiltrating tumor miscroscopically appears to extend to marked left posterior margin
 
First PSA Post Surgery  Scheduled for 1/5/9
 
 


Ralph Alfalfa
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 12/24/2008 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Merry Chrismas, Jerry.
Hope everyone here can expect a big zero next year.
Bob
 AGE:57
 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. 19, 2009.Dr. Scott Montgomery, KC Urology,
Shawnee Mission Med. Center. Kansas


divo
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 637
   Posted 12/24/2008 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jerry! Merry Christmas to you and a very Happy New Year...We are all hoping for a good 2009! Stay strong and forge ahead!! Also, keep the pomegranite juice and blueberries close!! xxDiane
Husband Pete
dx Jan 2001 gleason 4 + 3 PSA 16.5
Seed implant and conformal radiation and 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 Dr. Eastham
Fistula operation 2/07 MSK Dr. Wong
Many cystoscopies and ER visits with strictures
Catheter for one year....Catheter taken out Sept 07..
Total Incontinence since then....
PSA .52 3/08
AUS Operation at MSK Sept 8 2008 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
PSA .6 12/08
Waiting to see if AUS gets better results
Complete hip replacement surgery coming up Jan 9, 2009


livinadream
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 12/25/2008 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Jerry I think our goal for 2009 is to recruit as many as we can into the zero club. Merry Christmas to you and yours

peace and love
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
PSA Dec 16th, 2008 is .06
Testosterone keeps rising, the current number is 156, up from 57 in May
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%
 

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