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NV RTRD 2007
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   Posted 3/17/2009 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Just got results of my 2nd post PSA today and I am very glad to announce that it was <.05 undetectable. My next one will be in Sep. As to the ED, I was prescribed with 20mg Cialis to be taken twice a week. I don't know what to expect with this pill on myself, I read some posts here that Cialis along with the the other blue pills has some sort of side effects. I am not in a hurry for that, but just to start increasing blood flow. I knew before the surgery that it will take a year or 2 or worse it will not come back, but me and my wife were ready for whatever the results will be. Our main concern is to treat the PCa and we're blessed that the PCa was taken cared of. The incontinence part, well, still dealing with it, though just using a liner a day for insurance purposes (still dribble occasionally). 
Age 54; Age DX 53
PSA: May 07- 2.9; Dec 07-4.3; Jan 2008- 6.1; May 2008- 6.4; Sep 2008- 7.3 ; Sep 2008- 9.6
Bone Scan: Mar 2007- Normal without evidence of metastatic disease.
Biopsy Mar 2008: 6/6 core right gland- No evidence of malignancy; 5/6 core left gland- positive Gleason score 3+3=6 average tumor volume 5 mm.Clinical Stage II.
Transrectal ultrasound at UCSF Jun 2008: 7x14x10 mm hypoechoic lesion in left gland. DRE positive, PSA Density- 0.23 and Prostate volume - 27 CC.
RRP: 4 Dec 2008; Discharged - 8 Dec 2008; Cath removed- 18 Dec 08.
Pathology Report: Prostate- 33 grams; L/R pelvic lymph node -No evidence of malignancy; Right Lobe- No definite tumor; Adenocarcinoma, Gleason 3+4.
Post PSA: 7 Jan 2009 - <.05.


Radical
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   Posted 3/17/2009 11:10 PM (GMT -6)   

Congrats on the Zero, good luck with the cialis, tried it and viagra, nothing happening in the ED department yet for me.  Went out and bought a vacuum pump, should have saved my money.  Me and it not getting on well at all.  Will continue with meds and patients, I think.

Keep those 0000000000000000000000000000000000's  coming !


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"


Bob D
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   Posted 3/18/2009 1:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on the ZEROS !!!
The Cialis gives me no side effects except a very pleasing erection turn
I did start with Lavitra, it worked, but it gave me a real congested feeling and a headache.
Get blood flowing into your penis as soon as you can. I was fortunate to get erections
starting soon after my prostectomy. Not full ones, but pretty good.
I do believe daily "therapy" provided by my beautiful wife is what has led to
the med free erections now just 12 months post op.
Did you have your nerves spared? If so, with the help of the meds, your wife
and good luck, your ED situation will improve greatly.
Best wishes to you.
 
 
    1. Age 59, psa 4.7 in Jan. 08. Biopsy: one positive sample out of 13. 1% of one sample cancer. Prostate removed on 3/5/08. Open Surgery. Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville Ga. Nerves spared. Cath out 12 days later. Continence good. No pads needed since 6/10/08. First PSA: Less than 0.1 on 6/17/08. First erection five days post op and have been improving well since then. Full erection now possible (less than four months post op) with the assistance of Cialis.  Post Op Biopsy : No malignant cells in lymph node. Gleason 3=4=7. Tumor on both lobes. Urethral margins/apex free of neoplasia. Right and left seminal vesicles free of neoplasia. No invasion of prostatic capsule of the resection margins are noted by the tumor. Tumor occupies 10 to15% of the prostate gland. Path staging T2c, NO, MX- Group staging II.  Focal areas of perineural invasion by tumor are noted. 80% natural erections and full erections with 10mg Cialis. 9/22/08-Took 10mg Cialis on Monday night, had very usable full hard erection at night, the next morning, and the following Thursday morning, 60 hours after original dose !! Orgasm quality Excellent.!!!!! I am pleased with the progress so far. Married to same wonderful woman for 39 years. She is still beautiful and sexy as ever. A great help in my recovery !!: 3/12/09: Full natural erections with penetration. 10mg Cialis makes them easier to maintain but I have had several med free full erections lately, Yipieeee !!!!!!!


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 3/18/2009 5:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news on the ZERO.
Age 54   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
Catheter in for five weeks.
Dry after 3 months.
 
10/03/08 - 1st Quarter PSA -> less then .01
01/16/09 - 2nd Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.
 


Purgatory
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   Posted 3/18/2009 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful news on your Zero! Hope there will be years more of those for you. Sounds like you are doing pretty good, glad to hear it.
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
 
 


James C.
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   Posted 3/18/2009 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news, another zero!!! Wishing you a lifetime of them.....
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


NV RTRD 2007
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   Posted 3/18/2009 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your well wishes. I hope Zeros will keep coming and a lifetime of them. That's the first concerned to get rid of the PCa. The side effects we could live with it. As others say, patience is the key to get back where we used to before surgery or whatever treatment we had. As to the ED, I stopped by the VA clinic today and gave my prescription. It should arrive soon from the mail. It's been more than three months, but I am used to it being in the Navy, always out on 6 months deployment most of the time.
Age 54; Age DX 53
PSA: May 07- 2.9; Dec 07-4.3; Jan 2008- 6.1; May 2008- 6.4; Sep 2008- 7.3 ; Sep 2008- 9.6
Bone Scan: Mar 2007- Normal without evidence of metastatic disease.
Biopsy Mar 2008: 6/6 core right gland- No evidence of malignancy; 5/6 core left gland- positive Gleason score 3+3=6 average tumor volume 5 mm.Clinical Stage II.
Transrectal ultrasound at UCSF Jun 2008: 7x14x10 mm hypoechoic lesion in left gland. DRE positive, PSA Density- 0.23 and Prostate volume - 27 CC.
RRP: 4 Dec 2008; Discharged - 8 Dec 2008; Cath removed- 18 Dec 08.
Pathology Report: Prostate- 33 grams; L/R pelvic lymph node -No evidence of malignancy; Right Lobe- No definite tumor; Adenocarcinoma, Gleason 3+4.
Post PSA: 7 Jan 2009 - <.05.


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 3/18/2009 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on your zero and may you receive a lifetime of them!! All the best on your road to Healing Well.
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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NV RTRD 2007
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   Posted 3/19/2009 11:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I just wondering, is your doctor prescribed specific blue pill among the three. As I said above, I went to the VA to drop off the prescription and they called me at work saying that the VA don't carry Cialis, instead they haev Levitra. I called my doctor and asked if he wants me to take cialis or I could take levitra, but he's gone fo r the day and will not be back until Monday. I was thinking of going to regular pharmacy, but I've read from other posts that insurance will not cover them. Which one will give the least side effects.
Age 54; Age DX 53
PSA: May 07- 2.9; Dec 07-4.3; Jan 2008- 6.1; May 2008- 6.4; Sep 2008- 7.3 ; Sep 2008- 9.6
Bone Scan: Mar 2007- Normal without evidence of metastatic disease.
Biopsy Mar 2008: 6/6 core right gland- No evidence of malignancy; 5/6 core left gland- positive Gleason score 3+3=6 average tumor volume 5 mm.Clinical Stage II.
Transrectal ultrasound at UCSF Jun 2008: 7x14x10 mm hypoechoic lesion in left gland. DRE positive, PSA Density- 0.23 and Prostate volume - 27 CC.
RRP: 4 Dec 2008; Discharged - 8 Dec 2008; Cath removed- 18 Dec 08.
Pathology Report: Prostate- 33 grams; L/R pelvic lymph node -No evidence of malignancy; Right Lobe- No definite tumor; Adenocarcinoma, Gleason 3+4.
Post PSA: 7 Jan 2009 - <.05.


hb2006
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   Posted 3/20/2009 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   

I have taken all three and all have side effects. Viagra gives you flushing and hot flashes along with sometimes a stuffed up head. Cialis can give you leg cramps and the stuffy head situation. Levitra gives me the stuffy head and your sinsus' running. You need a lot of kleenex for awhile.

I think that the leg cramps with Cialis were the worse, it always happened in my right calf. Levitra was the most manageable. Having a hot flash from Viagra on a 90 degree day is not fun.


Age 60
PSA 2007 4.1
PSA 2008 10.0
Diagnosed April 2008
Biopsy: 6 of 12 cores positive
Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
CT and Bone Scan negative
Open surgery at Shawnee Mission Medical Center May 21, 2008
Right side nerves spared
Radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection
Cather removed on June 3rd, totally dry on July 9th
pT2c
lymph nodes negative
PSA Sept 28, 2008 0.00
PSA Jan 22, 2009 0.00


RBinCountry
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   Posted 3/20/2009 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Reference the ED.  Each of us is different.  I have not taken Levitra.  I have taken Viagra and am currently taking Cialis.  Viagra really made me feel uncomfortable, and seemed to do nothing for my ED.  Taking Cialis I cannot tell the difference as far as side effects.  It has made a difference with some life down south regarding ED (not sufficient but at least hope).  My doc seems to think there is a need to keep blood flowing down in manville so that nerves will have the best opportunity to repair and rejuvenate.  That is my experience - I wish you the best!

RB
Age 61 (now 62)
Original data - pre-operation
PSA: 5.1
T1C clinical diagnosis, Needle biopsy - 10 cores, Gleason 7 = 3+4 in 1 core (40%), 7 cores Gleason 6 = 3+3 ranging from 5% to 12%
All scans negative
Lupron administered 4/9/2008 for 4 months (with idea I would undergo external beam radiation followed by seed implants - then I changed my mind).
Robotic DiVinci surgery - Dr. Fagin (Austin) May 19th
Post operative - pathology
pT2c NX MX
Gleason 3+4
Margins - negative
Extraprostatic extension - negative
seminal vesicle invasion - uninvolved
1st Post PSA <.04
2nd Post PSA <.01 10/30/2008


NV RTRD 2007
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   Posted 3/20/2009 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I guess I have to wait until Monday if my doc will prescribe me levitra. I ask Tricare this afternoon and I was told that they're going to cover but it's only 6 tablets each month and $22.00 copay. I guess at the VA it's free. Anyway my VA service officer put a claim for ED and if it will be approved that will be 90.00 compensation a month for unable to use vital organ (I think that's how they put it ). Just enough to buy these pills every month until we get fully recover,if ever do.
Age 54; Age DX 53
PSA: May 07- 2.9; Dec 07-4.3; Jan 2008- 6.1; May 2008- 6.4; Sep 2008- 7.3 ; Sep 2008- 9.6
Bone Scan: Mar 2007- Normal without evidence of metastatic disease.
Biopsy Mar 2008: 6/6 core right gland- No evidence of malignancy; 5/6 core left gland- positive Gleason score 3+3=6 average tumor volume 5 mm.Clinical Stage II.
Transrectal ultrasound at UCSF Jun 2008: 7x14x10 mm hypoechoic lesion in left gland. DRE positive, PSA Density- 0.23 and Prostate volume - 27 CC.
RRP: 4 Dec 2008; Discharged - 8 Dec 2008; Cath removed- 18 Dec 08.
Pathology Report: Prostate- 33 grams; L/R pelvic lymph node -No evidence of malignancy; Right Lobe- No definite tumor; Adenocarcinoma, Gleason 3+4.
Post PSA: 7 Jan 2009 - <.05.


coxjajb
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   Posted 3/21/2009 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
NV RTRD 2007, good report on the zeros. Keep them coming.
Age 51, (50 at DX)
Pre - Op PSA, 4.3
Gleason 3+4=7
Stage T1C
da Vinci Prostatectomy 8/1/08
No issues with incontinence since day 1 after catheter removal
ED, need a little help from Levitra
First post op PSA 11/11/08, 0.00
Second post op PSA 2/10/09, 0.00


rob2
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   Posted 3/21/2009 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like you are doing great. My ordering of importance was like yours, 1. get rid of the cancer 2. continence and 3. get the erections back. so far 2 out of 3 ain't bad. I still suffer from ED. I am taking viagra (every day) and cialis once or twice a week. I am hopeful. with the pump i can get somewhat of an erection. Strange but orxxxms are the same as before the surgery. I just lost my sister to a heart attack (and diabetes). I now realize how fortunate I am to have good insurance and a good outcome. I hope to only see good in people and don't dwell on things that do not matter. Life is too precious to not see the glass half full vs half empty.
 
Age 49
occupation accountant
PSA increased from 2.6 to 3.5 in one year
biopsy march 2008 - cancer present gleason 7
decision - surgery (robotic)
Surgery May 9, 2008 - houston, tx
Pathology report -gleason 8
margins clear
9 month  PSA <.04 (low as the machine will go)
continent at 10 weeks (no pads!)
ED is still an issue


Purgatory
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   Posted 3/21/2009 1:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Rob2, what a good attitude you have going there, hat off to you. Sorry about your sister.
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
 
 


propaul
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   Posted 3/21/2009 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   

Not to change the subject, but I have been tested with a psa of 3.5 and a 17% free psa.  I have a biopsy scheduled.  I wanted to know what a DRE is from other postings.

 


James C.
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   Posted 3/21/2009 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
DRE is a digital rectal exam, wherein the doctor will insert a lubricated gloved finger into the rectum and palpate the prostate gland thru the wall of the colon. Typically a DRE will only be able to examine one side of the gland. The purpose of the exam is to feel for bumps, lumps, hard places and etc. in the prostate gland, which may indicate cancer lumps.
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


NV RTRD 2007
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   Posted 3/21/2009 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear about your sister. May she rest in peace.
Me too has a good insurance. I am still with Tricare, though,now that I am retired (actually--it's called fleet reserve-- I could be recalled in case of war) I have to pay premium. But still way better than the rest.
Age 54; Age DX 53
PSA: May 07- 2.9; Dec 07-4.3; Jan 2008- 6.1; May 2008- 6.4; Sep 2008- 7.3 ; Sep 2008- 9.6
Bone Scan: Mar 2007- Normal without evidence of metastatic disease.
Biopsy Mar 2008: 6/6 core right gland- No evidence of malignancy; 5/6 core left gland- positive Gleason score 3+3=6 average tumor volume 5 mm.Clinical Stage II.
Transrectal ultrasound at UCSF Jun 2008: 7x14x10 mm hypoechoic lesion in left gland. DRE positive, PSA Density- 0.23 and Prostate volume - 27 CC.
RRP: 4 Dec 2008; Discharged - 8 Dec 2008; Cath removed- 18 Dec 08.
Pathology Report: Prostate- 33 grams; L/R pelvic lymph node -No evidence of malignancy; Right Lobe- No definite tumor; Adenocarcinoma, Gleason 3+4.
Post PSA: 7 Jan 2009 - <.05.


NV RTRD 2007
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   Posted 3/24/2009 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my Dr changed the prescription to Levitra (20mg) and I brought it to the VA clinic. This afternoon, my primary care physician at the VA called and told me that the VA could only give 4 tablets a month. Likewise, she told me to start low dose 5mg once a week. Is there a big difference between the 5 mg and the 20 mg. I just want to start the blood flow in manville until it will stand by itself without meds.
Age 54; Age DX 53
PSA: May 07- 2.9; Dec 07-4.3; Jan 2008- 6.1; May 2008- 6.4; Sep 2008- 7.3 ; Sep 2008- 9.6
Bone Scan: Mar 2007- Normal without evidence of metastatic disease.
Biopsy Mar 2008: 6/6 core right gland- No evidence of malignancy; 5/6 core left gland- positive Gleason score 3+3=6 average tumor volume 5 mm.Clinical Stage II.
Transrectal ultrasound at UCSF Jun 2008: 7x14x10 mm hypoechoic lesion in left gland. DRE positive, PSA Density- 0.23 and Prostate volume - 27 CC.
RRP: 4 Dec 2008; Discharged - 8 Dec 2008; Cath removed- 18 Dec 08.
Pathology Report: Prostate- 33 grams; L/R pelvic lymph node -No evidence of malignancy; Right Lobe- No definite tumor; Adenocarcinoma, Gleason 3+4.
Post PSA: 7 Jan 2009 - <.05.


hb2006
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   Posted 3/25/2009 7:30 AM (GMT -6)   

Yes, the 20 mcg is 4 times the dosage. Did they give you the 5 mcg pills or the 20 mcg? If the 20 mcg, then I guess they expect you to cut them into quarters.

I would be really surprised if you have much of an effect from 5 mcg but it may happen since you have never taken Levitra before. I would try the 5 mcg but if there is no effect, then double it the next time and so on.

I also think that you need to contact Alldaychemist

 


Age 60
PSA 2007 4.1
PSA 2008 10.0
Diagnosed April 2008
Biopsy: 6 of 12 cores positive
Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
CT and Bone Scan negative
Open surgery at Shawnee Mission Medical Center May 21, 2008
Right side nerves spared
Radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection
Cather removed on June 3rd, totally dry on July 9th
pT2c
lymph nodes negative
PSA Sept 28, 2008 0.00
PSA Jan 22, 2009 0.00


NV RTRD 2007
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   Posted 3/25/2009 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I just gave the prescription yesterday and when my doctor called me in the afternoon she told me that she ordered the 10 mcg and I have to cut it in half. It will be mailed. Normally it takes about a week.I have a cutter that came with my other prescription about 4 months ago. I never used any of these 3 pills before surgery because I don't have the need. So I'll try this 5 mcg and if it will not work then I'll go for higher dose.
Age 54; Age DX 53
PSA: May 07- 2.9; Dec 07-4.3; Jan 2008- 6.1; May 2008- 6.4; Sep 2008- 7.3 ; Sep 2008- 9.6
Bone Scan: Mar 2007- Normal without evidence of metastatic disease.
Biopsy Mar 2008: 6/6 core right gland- No evidence of malignancy; 5/6 core left gland- positive Gleason score 3+3=6 average tumor volume 5 mm.Clinical Stage II.
Transrectal ultrasound at UCSF Jun 2008: 7x14x10 mm hypoechoic lesion in left gland. DRE positive, PSA Density- 0.23 and Prostate volume - 27 CC.
RRP: 4 Dec 2008; Discharged - 8 Dec 2008; Cath removed- 18 Dec 08.
Pathology Report: Prostate- 33 grams; L/R pelvic lymph node -No evidence of malignancy; Right Lobe- No definite tumor; Adenocarcinoma, Gleason 3+4.
Post PSA: 7 Jan 2009 - <.05.


NV RTRD 2007
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   Posted 4/27/2009 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I've taken the 5 mg levitra for 4 times already (once a week), but no change. It's trying to have life in there but I guess the flow of blood is not sufficient enough. But like others say-- it takes time and patience is the key. I had ordered the refill still for the 5mg while I am trying to get in touch with my PCP and say if she could increase it to ten.
Age 54; Age DX 53
PSA: May 07- 2.9; Dec 07-4.3; Jan 2008- 6.1; May 2008- 6.4; Sep 2008- 7.3 ; Sep 2008- 9.6
Bone Scan: Mar 2007- Normal without evidence of metastatic disease.
Biopsy Mar 2008: 6/6 core right gland- No evidence of malignancy; 5/6 core left gland- positive Gleason score 3+3=6 average tumor volume 5 mm.Clinical Stage II.
Transrectal ultrasound at UCSF Jun 2008: 7x14x10 mm hypoechoic lesion in left gland. DRE positive, PSA Density- 0.23 and Prostate volume - 27 CC.
RRP: 4 Dec 2008; Discharged - 8 Dec 2008; Cath removed- 18 Dec 08.
Pathology Report: Prostate- 33 grams; L/R pelvic lymph node -No evidence of malignancy; Right Lobe- No definite tumor; Adenocarcinoma, Gleason 3+4.
Post PSA: 7 Jan 2009 - <.05.
              10 Mar 2009 -<.05


Willium
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   Posted 4/28/2009 4:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Bob D said...
Congrats on the ZEROS !!!
The Cialis gives me no side effects except a very pleasing erection [img]/community/emoticons/turn.gif[/img]

I did start with Lavitra, it worked, but it gave me a real congested feeling and a headache.

Get blood flowing into your penis as soon as you can. I was fortunate to get erections

starting soon after my prostectomy. Not full ones, but pretty good.

I do believe daily "therapy" provided by my beautiful wife is what has led to

the med free erections now just 12 months post op.

Did you have your nerves spared? If so, with the help of the meds, your wife

and good luck, your ED situation will improve greatly.

Best wishes to you.

i also use Cialis. Cialis is better than other Viagra Pills.
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hb2006
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   Posted 4/28/2009 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   

Have you tried using the VED? You can buy one from Priscilla's or one of the other retail lingerie/sex shops. For now, they work just as well as the prescription ones and they are only $30 to $40. The main thing is to get more blood flowing into your penis. The retail ones don't usually come with the constriction rings so you may have to go online for those. Phoenix5 web site has a list of vendors for VED's and rings.

Sorry, but I think your dosage is way too low right now. My urologist started me at the max prescription for the ED pills, had me cut one in half, take it, then see what the reaction was. So I started at 10 mg which worked somewhat, then went to the 20 mg dose. After those worked better, I started buying from ADC. You can get 80 pills for $80 from ADC.   

 


Age 60
PSA 2007 4.1
PSA 2008 10.0
Diagnosed April 2008
Biopsy: 6 of 12 cores positive
Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
CT and Bone Scan negative
Open surgery at Shawnee Mission Medical Center May 21, 2008
Right side nerves spared
Radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection
Cather removed on June 3rd, totally dry on July 9th
pT2c
lymph nodes negative
PSA Sept 28, 2008 0.00
PSA Jan 22, 2009 0.00


NV RTRD 2007
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   Posted 4/28/2009 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't got hold of my PCP yet. Though my urulogist prescribed 20 mg my PCP gave me 5. This Mondya I am going to the VA and see my PCP.
Age 54; Age DX 53
PSA: May 07- 2.9; Dec 07-4.3; Jan 2008- 6.1; May 2008- 6.4; Sep 2008- 7.3 ; Sep 2008- 9.6
Bone Scan: Mar 2007- Normal without evidence of metastatic disease.
Biopsy Mar 2008: 6/6 core right gland- No evidence of malignancy; 5/6 core left gland- positive Gleason score 3+3=6 average tumor volume 5 mm.Clinical Stage II.
Transrectal ultrasound at UCSF Jun 2008: 7x14x10 mm hypoechoic lesion in left gland. DRE positive, PSA Density- 0.23 and Prostate volume - 27 CC.
RRP: 4 Dec 2008; Discharged - 8 Dec 2008; Cath removed- 18 Dec 08.
Pathology Report: Prostate- 33 grams; L/R pelvic lymph node -No evidence of malignancy; Right Lobe- No definite tumor; Adenocarcinoma, Gleason 3+4.
Post PSA: 7 Jan 2009 - <.05.
              10 Mar 2009 -<.05

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