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Swimom
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   Posted 2/23/2009 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
 
No, this is not a political rally!
 
     It's been just over 4 years since Paul was diagnosed with PCa and 14 since TCa. Everything looks good still and all of his tumor markers came back normal. Here's to another 4 years!
 
 
Swim
 


James C.
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   Posted 2/23/2009 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I make a motion we suspend term limits and let him have a lifetime of health. Congratulations...........
James C. Age 62
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
4/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS 3/3=6
9/07 Nerve sparing open RRP- Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Stg. pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
16 mts: ED- 50 mg Viagra 3X week, pump daily,Trimix .35ml 2X week continues
PSA's: .04 each 3 months


creed_three
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Total Posts : 762
   Posted 2/23/2009 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
smilewinkgrin  Wonderful news Swim. Congrat's on the 14 year and 4 year marks! So good to hear of Paul's continued good health. You and Paul helped us through many anxious moments in 2 most recent years of your wonderful life! Thanks & take good care of both of you. Lana & CJ tongue
Creed_three
Husband 51 yrs (49 years at diagnosis)
PSA (2002) 2.1.  PSA (2006) 3.5.  1 x (5%) core of 12 positive at biopsy. 11 cores negative. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing April 2007. Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7.   Undetectable PSA since Surgery (< 0.1) specifically,  
June 2007: 0.01; Oct 2007: 0.02; April 2008: 0.02: October 2008: 0.03: November, 2008 (repeat PSA with instructions to lab to calibrate carefully) = 0.02.
 


Purgatory
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Total Posts : 25382
   Posted 2/23/2009 12:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Swim, that is wonderful news on all those numbers, congrats in a big way
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, Right nerves saved, 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 .05
 
 


Tony Crispino
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Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 2/23/2009 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Vicky,
You've been too scarce. Great news for you and Paul! I miss your fire here...I don't get my Swim fix, and I start shaking....LOL.

Love you both, I hope to see you around more, and happy anniveraries...

Tony
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 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!


BillyMac
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   Posted 2/23/2009 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Swim, that is great news and gives a boost to us all. May the good outcomes continue into the far distant future.
Bill
1/05 PSA----2.9 3/06-----3.2 3/07-------4.1 5/07------3.9 All negative DREs
Aged 59 when diagnosed
Biopsy 6/07
4 of 10 cores positive for Adenocarcinoma-------bummer!
Core 1 <5%, core 2----50%, core 3----60%, core 4----50%
Biopsy Pathologist's comment:
Gleason 4+3=7 (80% grade 4) Stage T2c
Neither extracapsular nor perineural invasion is identified
CT scan and Bone scan show no evidence of metastases
Da Vinci RP Aug 10th 2007
Post-op pathology:
Positive for perineural invasion and 1 small focal extension
Negative at surgical margins, negative node and negative vesicle involvement
Some 4+4=8 identified ........upgraded to Gleason 8
PSA Oct 07 <0.1 undetectable
PSA Jan 08 <0.1 undetectable
PSA April 08 <0.001 undetectable (disregarded due to lab "misreporting")
PSA August 08 <0.001 undetectable (disregarded due to lab "misreporting")
Post-op pathology rechecked by new lab:
Gleason downgraded to 4+3=7
Focal extension comprised of grade 3 cells
PSA September 08 <0.01 (new lab)
PSA February 09 <0.01


vs1vs2
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Total Posts : 60
   Posted 2/23/2009 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Swim-here, here for another 4(+++++++) more years
Tim
Age at Dx:48, currently 49
PSA May 08 2.96
referred to uro
PSA June 08 3.44
biopsy 7/25/08-29 core samples
path 7/31/08-8 of 29 PCa/10% involved L/R base and mid
high grade PIN in apex/seminal vesicles clear stage GS 3/3=6 pT2a
10/7/08 robotic at Cleveland Clinic-Dr. Kaouk
10/10/08 path GS 3/3=6 pT2c
cancer contained/neg margins
PSA Jan/09 .03


divo
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Total Posts : 637
   Posted 2/23/2009 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Swim....REALLY Great news! So good to see you here....Diane
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
AUS improving..only 2 pads a day and one at night
Complete hip replacement surgery Dr. Waters Gainesville, FL 1/9/09
Hip replacement total success..pain gone!!
PSA .7 2/10/09


mvesr
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 2/23/2009 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Swim

Great news. Hope you have many more.

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
Got a shot last week and it was great
A year an a half of zero's
 


biker90
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Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 2/23/2009 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Swim,

Congrats to you and to Paul for doing what you tell him...

Jim
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. 
PSA on 1/28/09 - 0.02
Lung cancer dxed on 5/16/08.  Surgery on 6/25/08  T1N1M0 - Stage IIA  Finished 4 cycles of chemo on 11/7/08.
CT scan on 12/2/08 - in remission!!!
Next scan on 2/26/09.
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."


CPA
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Total Posts : 655
   Posted 2/23/2009 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news!  I trust we can all make a similar post in a few years.  Congratulations. David

Age 55
Diagnosed Dec 2007 during annual routine physical
PSA doubled from previous year from 1.5 to 3.2
12 biopsies - 2 positive with 2 marginal
Gleason 3 + 3 = 6
RRP 4 Feb 08
Both nerves spared
Good pathology - no margins - all encapsulated - Gleason 4 + 3 = 7
Catheter out Feb 13 - wore pad for couple of days - pad free Feb 16
Great wife and family who take very good care of me


chrisinmaine
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Total Posts : 31
   Posted 2/23/2009 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
That is awesome! Much happiness and and many longer days to both of you!
Age 51
March 08 PSA prior to biopsy 6.65
PSA caught in life insurance exam.
Completely asymptomatic.
April 08 Biopsy: Gleason Grade 3+4=7
Tumor in 5 of 13 cores
July 22, 08 Radical Robotic Prostatectomy
All nerves spared
Pathology: Margins clean, Seminal Vesicles negative for tumor
Gleason Grade 3+4=7 Percent Gleason Grade 4-20% no Gleason grade 5.
First post-op PSA scheduled for 10/08
Very minor incontinence since catheter removal on 7/29
ED assisted by low dose of Levitra. So far so good.
I feel very, very lucky.
First post op PSA 11/19/08 <.02 undetectable!
Second post op PSA 2/18/09 <.01 undetectable!


jetguy
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   Posted 2/23/2009 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   

Dear Vick and Paul,

I am thrilled for your result.  Instead of another four, let's go for another 44, or more.  This is really good news.  My very best to you, who helped me so very much.

Regards,

Bill


August of 2006, PSA up to 4.2 from 2.7 one year ago. 
October free and total PSA 12% free and 5.0 total.
A month, or so later, 4.7.
Late in the year decide on Image Guided IMRT.
Begin 43 treatments on January 23, 2007 and finish on March 23.
 
Wow, almost two years behind.  I had a typical radiation bounce that
scared me, but it seems to be ok.  PSA is about 1.0 which is ok for
a rad guy at this stage of the game.
 
Got my FAA medical certificate back four months after starting my
treatment.  It's still a First Class, just jumping through a few hoops.


Ralph Alfalfa
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 2/23/2009 10:12 PM (GMT -6)   
HI, Vicky
Paul has been a very good boy I see. Congrats. You must have been a good girl, too. Keep it up...news like this keeps us all in a good mood. Nice to hear from you again as it's been awhile.
Bob
 AGE:57
 Dx: October,27(the day after my birthday)
 Psa 14.5
 Gleason:(4+3) 7 T1c
 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


lawink
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   Posted 2/23/2009 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Vicki and Paul . . . great news! Always happy to hear that kind of information! Here's to a lifetime of continued good health to you both. You have been great mentors to us as well.
;o) Linda & Bob
Bob (62) - Laproscopic Prostate Removal Sept 27, 2006 at age 60.
2 of 12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.
Pathology - Gleeson 3 + 4; stage T2; cancer completely contained, even a second more aggressive, previously undetected cancer) PSA UNDETECTABLE Nov 2006; Feb, May, Oct 2007; May and November 2008.  WHOOO HOOOO! 
Bob also has two secondary conditions -- Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platelets) and . . Myelofibrosis) -- If anyone has experience with or information on these, please email us.


myman
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   Posted 2/24/2009 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Swim,

Wonderful news about your Paul...I join in wishing you both many happy years ahead!

You were right when you told me some time ago to find peace where we are. And we have.

All the best to you both,
Susan
Husband Diagnosed 11/17/05 Age: 63 PSA: 7.96 No Symptoms
2/09/06: LRP - Post Pathology - Gleason 4+3 Stage T2b NO MX
3 mo. PSA: 11.8 Stage T3a
6 mo. PSA: 18.8 Stage IV Systemic w/ distant lymph node involvement
Start HT - Lupron 3 mo. shots
12/06/06: PSA 0.8
03/07/07: PSA 0.3
PSA - Undetectable since 6/07/07

Link to journey:
www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=826731


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 2/24/2009 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Swim-
I couldn't be happier for you both. May your lives be filled with good health and good friends. All the best today and always!
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


Magaboo
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   Posted 2/24/2009 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi swimom,

Congratulations on your 4 year mark and may you have a lifetime of good health.
It's situations like yours that give the rest of us hope. Don't be a stranger and keep in close touch with us here.
All the best to you in the years to come.

Magaboo
Born Sept 1936
PSA 7.9
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
open RP 28 Nov 06, Post op staging T3a
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; 3 days before Rad Start=0.1
Salvage RT completed (33 sessions - 66 Grays) on the 19th Dec., 08.
PSA on the 26 Jan., 09, =0.05. PSA tests now every 6 month


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 2/24/2009 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Yo>Swimmy & Paulie,
Yo>Yo> YippEee!! Best news I've heard in a while! I'm sure Yo Paulie couldn't have done it w/o you Vic!! I'm not sure you saw my post a couple weeks ago, I've finally started T-shots. Much better!! What are yuze gize doin for a cellibration?? How is your kid doing, swimming this year?? Seems like it's been too long!
Your old grateful Friend,
Pete
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections every 2weeks . 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on an aircraft carrier heading for Hong Kong and the other on a Gator Freighter stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa! 


GreenAcres
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Total Posts : 474
   Posted 2/24/2009 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Almost late to the party - Great news, Swim! You and Paul got the double-whammy and then some - then you prevailed. Pretty awesome. Loud cheers from here!
PSA had doubled in 14 mos to 4.3/Gleason 6
da Vinci 8/06 in Austin with Dr. Randy Fagin
Post surgical path shows encapsular penetration; possible bladder neck involvement. Up to 50% chance of recurrence.
PSAs remain undetectable; back in the land of "all clear."
Next PSA: April 09


Swimom
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   Posted 2/24/2009 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
:-)  TY everyone, Yes, it is nice to have good news to share with people. Hope to have many more tid-bits of good news for a very long time to come.
 
Pete...I have not forgotten you (or anyone else either wink ). I have read your news. How great that is seems to be working already. Don't forget the DIM by the way!
 
I promise to start playing catch up soon. I read everyday nearly. Guess I just haven't had much to say lately...if ya'll can believe that! Well, nothing I'm allowed to say anyway. tongue
 
Swim
 
 


M. Kat
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   Posted 2/25/2009 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news!! Life is exciting, isn't it? It is so reassuring to hear that life does go on regardless of what we're dealing with. take good care of each other. I'm like you; I'll come here and read some posts, then get distracted by other things. kat
Husband Jeff 56 years old diagnosed July 27, 2006
PSA 6.5, 2 positive areas in biopsy, Gleason 3+3=6
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy August 30, 2006
pathology report - all clear - cancer gone
1st post-surgery PSA test <0.1, 2nd post-surgery PSA test <0.1, 3rd PSA <0.1
no more pads Oct 12, 2006
first "real" erection with use of pump 12/16/06
3/07 - occasional dribbles and erections with Cialis and pump
8/07 - 1 yr PSA <0.1
9/1/07 - achieved erection with Viagra - no pump!
3/08 - 18 mo PSA <0.1
switched to Levitra - works much better than Viagra & Cialis - fewer side affects
summer of 2008 - have had a few erections with no drugs! yeah!!
8/08 - 2 yr PSA <0.1


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 2/25/2009 12:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes Auntie Swim, I'm taking my DIM! When Swim said "Pete Take your DIM" Pete takes his DIM so not to piss off Auntie Swim! Hear that Paulie & Biker Jim? We better take our DIM or we'll piss off Auntie Swim!!!!! I used to be a DIM-WIT and not take my DIM but now I'm smart and take my DIM just like Paulie & Biker Jim thanks to Auntie Swim! Sorry, that was really anoying! But Oh yes, I've been taking my DIM!
LUV YUZE GIZE!!
Pete
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections every 2weeks . 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on an aircraft carrier heading for Hong Kong and the other on a Gator Freighter stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa! 


Swimom
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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 2/25/2009 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Holy Cow Pete! Better cut back on the DIM...the wit is tooooo much!! I'm dyin here...LOL!!!

Actually, Paul switched to anastrazole 2 years ago cuz he isn't as good at listening to me as you are :>)
He does better once or twice a week than every day.

swim
 


B&B's World
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 120
   Posted 2/25/2009 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Vicki,
Glad I checked in to get your fabulous news! I have been working so much I just crawled out from under it. Again too, I want to express how helpful it was to us to read your meaningful posts that helped pave the way to recovery for us. You are a very special person! Thank you...
Becky

Age 51

Gleason 3+3

PSA from 3.2 to 4.3 in one yr

Biopsy 11/06

DRE negative

4 of 12 cores positive, one lobe, less than 10%

Inflammation only second lobe

Stage T1C Clinical Dx

PSA prior to surgery: 3.9

Da Vinci Prostatectomy 2/27/07:

PCa in BOTH lobes 5-10% of gland

Gleason 3+3

Negative tissue margins

Bladder, seminal ves, vas deferntia negative

Two inguinal hernia repairs

Catheter removed 1 wk after surgery

Full continence (no pad needed) 1 wk after surgery, then intermittent drips 4 wks out

Full erection, 12th day after surgery

2 mo’s post-op, some ED after penetration

3 month PSA 0.03

6 month PSA non-existent

1 year   PSA  non-existent

1 1/2 yr PSA  non-existent

Erectile function--up and running!

Two year anniversary on 2/27/09-Sex life back to normal!

 

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