1st post op PSA test results

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Jstars
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   Posted 4/1/2009 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
At 7 weeks post op (when testing done) as expected the good news was <0.01 (undetectable) PSA level -- woohoo on that.

Also the Mystery Of The Stone is continuing. It was a Calcium Oxalate stone which is usually created in the kidneys and especially at the size of it (1 cm x .5 cm) would have been 'Noticed' as it passed.

My PA speculated that maybe it was passed to bladder during post-surgery while still on Oxycontin or morphine, but possibly could have just formed in bladder.

She recommended X-ray of Kidneys next time I go for PSA test to see if anything can be seen.

And now have in-hand some Cialis samples and prescription for 30 x 5mg Free Cialis --nice!

jim
Age 58, 195lbs, 6'4", 57 at DX, PSA Aug2008 7 4 ... June2007 4.7 (BPH + LUTS)
Biopsy Nov2008 1 of 12 cores 5%, Gleason 3+3 - Sona showed 140+ cc (110 grams post op) prostate size.
02/03/09 open RRP surgery , Nerve sparing both sides, 1 day in hospital, Day 4 first BM,
Pathology Report: All margins clear - No Invasive spread - no change in Gleason score.
02/18/09 Cath out, passed a 1cm STONE within hours.
Using pump (encore) daily since catheter out - working good with 2 rings.
04/01/09 Was Oxalate stone -- usually from kidneys -- X-ray Kidneys @ next PSA).
03/06/09 Started Levitra 20mg rehabbing -> no real effect yet (04/01/09) . (Same for Viagra @ 100mg)
04/01/09 PSA <0.1 (And starting Cialis rehabbing @ 5mg). @ 1 pad/day on IC side.

Post Edited (JimStars) : 4/4/2009 8:10:55 AM (GMT-6)


James C.
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   Posted 4/1/2009 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats and welcome to the zero club, also that you got that stone removed....
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


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25364
   Posted 4/1/2009 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news on your first zero, Jim, and welcome to the club, it comes with many gifts and benefits
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
 
 


Jstars
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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 489
   Posted 4/1/2009 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Gifts??? Where's my gift? Oh ... you mean the free Cialis... yeah only if it works -- tonite -- or someday -- or anyday.

Thanks for all the support!

yeah
Age 58, 195lbs, 6'4", 57 at DX, PSA Aug2008 7 4 ... June2007 4.7 (BPH + LUTS)
Biopsy Nov2008 1 of 12 cores 5%, Gleason 3+3 - Sona showed 140+ cc (110 grams post op) prostate size.
02/03/09 open RRP surgery , Nerve sparing both sides, 1 day in hospital, Day 4 first BM,
Pathology Report: All margins clear - No Invasive spread - no change in Gleason score.
02/18/09 Cath out, passed a 1cm STONE within hours.
Using pump (encore) daily since catheter out - working good with 2 rings.
04/01/09 Was Oxalate stone -- usually from kidneys -- X-ray Kidneys @ next PSA).
03/06/09 Started Levitra 20mg rehabbing -> no real effect yet (04/01/09) . (Same for Viagra @ 100mg)
04/01/09 PSA <0.1 (And starting Cialis rehabbing @ 5mg). @ 1 pad/day on IC side.


sandstorm
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 194
   Posted 4/1/2009 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
JimStars

Congratulations on the zeros and welcome to the club. And congrats on losing the stone. Hope the Cialis works for you tonight.
Age at DX 57
5-18-07 PSA 7.7
5-06-08 PSA 4.6  8% free psa, but stable
10-23-08 PSA 5.65 4% free psa
11-04-08 biopsy
11-11-08 2 of 12 cores positive
Gleason 3+3  6  stage t1c / post-op 3+4  7  stage t2c
CT and Bone scan negative
Da Vinci RRP 01-09-09
Catheter removed 1-15-09
Pathology Report says it's gone!
First Post-op PSA 2-17-09   0.00


Ralph Alfalfa
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 4/1/2009 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, Jim.
Great news! Hello zero...goodbye stone. Best wishes to you and continued good healing.
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 Jan. 19th, No lymph node involvement, all margins clear.
 8 week PSa <0.01
 Gleason downgraded to (3+4)7


mvesr
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Total Posts : 823
   Posted 4/1/2009 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jimstars

Good to see the zero. Hope you have lots 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
 


creed_three
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   Posted 4/2/2009 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Jim, So glad to see you are well on the way to healing. Great news on the PSA! Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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.
 


CPA
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 655
   Posted 4/2/2009 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news Jim.  Welcome to the zero club.  Just got my 5th zero today - still doing them every 90 days for another year but it is always good to get a zero.  Also glad to hear your stone is gone.  I have had 4 of them - not any fun there either.  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


Jstars
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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 489
   Posted 4/2/2009 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey CPA,

FOUR stones! Ouch Ouch Ouch and Ouch. I still cannot figure why I had no pain from this one. It only takes tiny gravel size to hurt like hell, right?

I guess I will have a new found appreciation for April 1st for now on as First Zero Day -- kind of like a new birthday, yah?

Oh on the Cialis front -- some signs of life (using a 20 mg), but a long ways to go yet for anything useful -- got my free 30 days 5 mg cialis today so I am set for the daily maintenance part.

Will just keep on keepin' on!
Age 58, 195lbs, 6'4", 57 at DX, PSA Aug2008 7 4 ... June2007 4.7 (BPH + LUTS)
Biopsy Nov2008 1 of 12 cores 5%, Gleason 3+3 - Sona showed 140+ cc (110 grams post op) prostate size.
02/03/09 open RRP surgery , Nerve sparing both sides, 1 day in hospital, Day 4 first BM,
Pathology Report: All margins clear - No Invasive spread - no change in Gleason score.
02/18/09 Cath out, passed a 1cm STONE within hours.
Using pump (encore) daily since catheter out - working good with 2 rings.
04/01/09 Was Oxalate stone -- usually from kidneys -- X-ray Kidneys @ next PSA).
03/06/09 Started Levitra 20mg rehabbing -> no real effect yet (04/01/09) . (Same for Viagra @ 100mg)
04/01/09 PSA <0.1 (And starting Cialis rehabbing @ 5mg). @ 1 pad/day on IC side.

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