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BillSD
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 143
   Posted 1/29/2009 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Just an update that I completed two-months (35 treatments) of adjuvant IMRT this week. I'm doing amazingly well. A few side effects, but nothing I can't handle. Mostly fatigue. Next PSA test comes in mid March.
 
I haven't posted much lately while going through the radiation, but I have been following the posts daily.  
 
I know I would not have made it through surgery and radiation as well as I did without the support and prayers of my friends at HealingWell. You are all awesome! Bless you, everyone.
 
Bill in San Diego
 
 
Age 60 (59 when Dx) PSA 4.4
Biopsy 5/15/08 Gleason (3+3=6)
Bone scan and pelvic CT: clear
HT - 2 mo Casodex, 3 mo Trelstar
RRP Surgery 9/15/08 La Mesa California
Geason 3+4=7, Stage pT2c pN0 MX
Seminal vesicals, perineural margin, 18 lymph nodes, bladder neck: all carcinoma free
Perineural invasion & Distal Margin: Carcinoma present
IMRT adjuvant radiation (35 Treatments) End 1/27/09
PSA (10/13/08): <0.1
 


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 1/29/2009 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Bill! What a relief huh!? May your future be cancer free! All the best to you and wishing you undetectables!
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.

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Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 1/29/2009 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello and congrats, Bill. Glad to hear you are through all those radiation treatments. The fatigue is to be expected, your body went through a lot. Hope you have many zeros ahead.

David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3
3rd Biopsy 9/8 Positive 7 of 7 cores pos, 40-90%, Gleason 7
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Non-nerve sparing, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes 
First PSA Post Surgery   2/9/9
 
 


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 1/29/2009 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Bill, and congrats.
We are now brothers in faith and in treatments. I am very hopeful to take a Lupron break soon, my first one, and get things back closer to normal. After 18 months since radiation, I am doing well! And you look like you are headed that same way.

That would be just fine...

Tony
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 15, 2007
Geason 4+3=7, Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
Positive Margins (PM), Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE) : Bilateral Seminal vesicle invasion (SVI)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (January 13, 2009): <0.1
 
My Journal is at Tony's Blog  
 
STAY POSITIVE!


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4463
   Posted 1/29/2009 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad to see you posting again, and congratulations on completing your treatment plan.

James. C.
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