Still waiting bone scan results

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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 12/30/2008 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Greetings ya'll,
    Bone scan was done on the 24th and I am still patiently awaiting the results. Am I worried? Not really. Cat scan was clean blood work was clean p.s.a. 1.49 I dont think the mets are growing yet and in fact I believe they are gone but why does it take so long. The tech who did the scan said it looked good as far as he was concerned and they spent more time looking at my toe than anything else but darn, dont they know that we hang on these test results. I'm okay and at least I didn't just have to have my third cath put in. I never thought I would say this but I feel like the lucky one. Hang in there David. A new year will soon be upon us and I have so many hopes and prayers for 2009. I pray that you all have zeros. I have a special prayer for David. I pray that the chemo works miracles. I pray for the war eagle. I hope you get the real stuff soon. I dont want to offend any who share not my beliefs but I will be praying that God works a miracle in your lives as well. Todd
Age at dx: 42 age now 45
Treated for sciatic nerve pain 6 months prior to dx.
Heavy amount of blood in urine Unable to urinate 
Lung x-ray for pnumonia revealed multiple lesions in each lung
P.S.A. at time of dx. 3216.14
Began lupron and casodex
Cat scan showed large mass in the pelvic area affecting the bladder multiple nodules in both lungs and lymph node envolvement.
Bone scan revealed possible bone involvment in the pelvic area
Biopsy 12 of 12 cores positive gleason 3+4=7
P.S.A.s since lupron 2946, 1274, 532, 5.01 1.23, .09
Begining jan 08 psa .o9, .25, .44, .86, .73, 1.34, 1.49. Doubling time is a little over 3 months
Cat Scan 12/12/08 Prostate normal size and shape. No tumors detected. Left lung clear of all nodules right lung showing only benign scar tissue. Lymph nodes normal

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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 12/30/2008 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Todd, thanks for the kind words, and I hope you get your results asap. My family and I were talking just last night, that perhaps, 2009 will be a kinder, more positive year for all of us, and I mean that for all the men here, and their spouses/families too. For 56 years, I never gave it a thought about how I peed or didn't pee, had the bladder of a thousand camels, and now, sure doesnt pay to take anything regardings one's health for granite, things can change in a heartbeat. This has been one of the "Riley Family" biggest crisis, what with me and my mother's stroke, since my 3 kids have grown and married, and I am exceptionally pleased how well the family has pulled together, we all realize that it isnt money or things or positions, etc, but how a family sticks together and helps one another. For that I am most thankful.

David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX
PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3, 9/8 14.9, 10/8 16.4
3rd Biopsy 9-2008 Positive 7 of 7 cores positive, ranging from 40 - 90%, G 4+3 & 3+4
Open RP surgery  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, Catheter out 12/29/08.  After 7 hours, complete stoppage again, emergency room put in Catheter #3 early evening of day 45, still 12/29/08. New appt. to see dr. on 1/5/9 as result.
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.
First PSA Post Surgery  Scheduled now for 2/9/9

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 364
   Posted 12/30/2008 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   

Todd:  I never wait for the doctor to contact me with the results, I go directly to where the scan was done and request a copy of the report and a cd of the actual scan usually the day after the scan. The scan very seldom takes more than a day to read and document.  I don't do well waiting !

Good luck on it.



 54 y.o.
 Diagnosed 4/10/08
 DRE Normal
 Biopsy- 12 cores, 4 positive highest 4+4=8
 Bone scan, CT scan and Chest X-ray clear 4/16/08
 Urologist suggested surgery 4/16/08
 MRI on 4/24/08 clear no suggestion of lymph node   involvement.
 4/24/08 -Started on Lupron and Casodex preparing for HBRT and IMRT in late July.  This treatment will not preclude me from surgery if I change my mind.
Decide to have DaVinci surgery after another consult with surgeon.
6/19/08- DaVinci surgery at University of Washington.
6/25/08- Path report, clear margins, no noted extension
9/12/08- PSA <0.02 
12/05/08-PSA <0.02 Six months after surgery 

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 12/30/2008 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Dkob131- thats what I'm talkin about, the empowered patient, I like your moxy on that one. I did similar but not quite as fast as that probably. Hey why be a sheep when you can be a fox (a nice fox)-or some such jargon like that. (no offense to anybody) Yeah get the results if nothing else it is fun to look at and try to comprehend. Hey if you can get a CD that would be really the cats meow.


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   Posted 12/30/2008 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
OhioState (Buckeye fan) yep see your inquiry and I sent you an email. Might have some info for you depending on questions, not saying I am a medical man (no way), might have some street smarts or experience in an unreal journey, making it more real to my liking, it started out rocky enough.

(humor- yeah as close to an expert as a C.P.A.- cleaning, pressing and alterations, yeah thats the ticket, we all can be CPA's with 8 hrs. of training).... I know don't quit my day job, and Jay Leno is safe.
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