Please define the Zero Club

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Radical
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 739
   Posted 3/15/2009 12:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Guys, being a new member here, I am reading those wonderfull success stories of Membership to the ZERO club.  Not sure if I am a member or not (0.03), or do I have to be
0.00 or ,<0.01.  Sorry for my ignorance, but I am just a little confused confused
 
Cus If I am a member, I'm looking for life membership please !
 
Cheers All........Rookey
Age 51yrs
DX 11/11/08
6 out of 8 cores positive 3 X 60% / 3 X 10%
PSA 4
Gleason 3+4=7
Stage T1c
Robotic Surgery 24/12/08
Upgrade Gleason 4+3=7
Stage T2c
Neg Margins and Nodes
Nil - Extraprostatic Extentions
Dry less than 1 week (unbelievable)
ED- taking Meds/ No result yet
PSA 28/1/09 0.03
PSA 24/2/09 0.03
"Everyday in Everyway I get better"


Tony Crispino
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 3/15/2009 12:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Rookey,
If this was a dysfunctional family we be saying you are a big zero...As a matter of fact this group puts the "fun" in dysfunction.. turn .

So you have had a great result, you should be very happy with that number. I live my life as undetectable defned as <0.1. You are there...

Great job! And good healing!

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!


Radical
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 739
   Posted 3/15/2009 1:04 AM (GMT -6)   

Tks Tony, I have read alot of your postings in this forum and enjoyed everyone of them, please don't stop, as your imput has been invaluable, in my opinion. cool

Cheers

Rookey


Age 51yrs
DX 11/11/08
6 out of 8 cores positive 3 X 60% / 3 X 10%
PSA 4
Gleason 3+4=7
Stage T1c
Robotic Surgery 24/12/08
Upgrade Gleason 4+3=7
Stage T2c
Three small foci total volume 10%
Neg Margins and Nodes
Nil - Extraprostatic Extentions
Dry less than 1 week (unbelievable)
ED- taking Meds/ No result yet
PSA 28/1/09 0.03
PSA 24/2/09 0.03
"Everyday in Everyway I get better"


livinadream
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 3/15/2009 7:33 AM (GMT -6)   

Rookey, welcome to the club or forum. You my friend are in the zero club. We are a simple group of men hoping and praying that our next PSA test starts with a zero on the right side of the decimal point. To some outside of PCa it is probably foolish, however for us it is life. There are so many that are not able to share in the joy of zero's in their personal battle however it is safe to say that the mere fact that so many here post their test results it does give encouragement to all. As a member for over a year now I am fully aware that I am at any time only a test away from being out of the zero club. So to sum it up we celebrate the entrance of those coming in and we mourn the exist of those going out. It is our little way of celebrating a disease we have come to hate. Thank you for being with us here in HW.

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%
 


Purgatory
Elite Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25382
   Posted 3/15/2009 8:41 AM (GMT -6)   
THought it was simply less than .1, as in <.1
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 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, 6 month on 5/9
 
 


Cajun Jeff
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4112
   Posted 3/15/2009 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been reading the board and got a great deal of information from you guys. I am 5 months out last PSA was 0.03 Lowest reading from the lab. I am greatful but still have ED issues.

Purgatory
Elite Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25382
   Posted 3/15/2009 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome here, corvetteman. Glad you decided to join us in a visible way, lol. Why don't you post your stats. With a .03, you are already doing quite well. ED, that is a loaded one with so many variable and time frames.

David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 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, 6 month on 5/9
 
 

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Thursday, August 16, 2018 5:14 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,993,420 posts in 328,043 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161225 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, wendigomike.
277 Guest(s), 10 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Artist Mark, sebreg, SueLP, Paxton, Tudpock18, Pratoman, InTheShop, garyi, kit49, Aerose91