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vs1vs2
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 4/7/2009 10:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Breath holding finally over, can I pay my dues and we start the meeting for the zero club!  tongue   I thought I was waiting patiently but about two days before my test it was all I could think about.  I barely spoke with anyone at church, including family, and was distracted until I got my results.  I am hoping that the anxiousness before each test does get easier.  I feel more and more normal everyday.
 
Thank you all for being here.  It is so good to be able to read and be encouraged by so many.
 
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


creed_three
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 4/7/2009 11:33 PM (GMT -7)   
This is great news Tim - I only just got the title of your post (thick as a brick you think? - yes that's me - I was reading it as "naught"!). Glad to have you chair this meeting of the ZERO club of COURSE!
Kind regards, Lana & CJ

PS My hubby (CJ) is having blood drawn tomorrow for 5th one (PSA) - We had some good news today however (about something else), so are happily distracted now, strangely enough. I think it tends to get a little easier with time - maybe? maybe not... but good on you! Hope to be joining you VERY soon at your meeting.


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.
 


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 4/7/2009 11:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Tim,
As the self elected treasurer of the zero club, I am excited to celebrate the great news by providing an address to send the the dues to...LOLOL...

Congrats. Great news...

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!


Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4813
   Posted 4/8/2009 2:56 AM (GMT -7)   

Welcome to the club....New Guy gets to buy the beer.

Keep thinking positive and it'll get easier.


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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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25353
   Posted 4/8/2009 5:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to our great Zero Club, TIm, may it be the first of many, many more. You can breathe now, for real.
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
 
 


lawink
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 621
   Posted 4/8/2009 6:05 AM (GMT -7)   
That's great news Tim . . welcome to another successful "ZERO" club member! May you have a lifetime of zero's. There's nothing quite like the anticipation of the first one, but having had zero's for 2 years now, we know there's still that "moment of breath holding" until the zero result is heard.

;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.


LV-TX
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 966
   Posted 4/8/2009 6:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Tim to the club...your first zero and the beginning of a very long string of them...congrats
You are beating back cancer, so hold your head up with dignity
 
Les
 
Age 58 at Diagnosis
Oct 2006 - PSA 2.6 - DRE Normal
May 2008 - PSA 4.6 - DRE Normal / TRUS normal-Gland 38 cc
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral (Perineural Invasion present at base) - Gleason (3+3) 6  Stage T1C
August 23 - Bone Scan - Hips, Spine and ribs marked uptake - X-Ray showed clear -Hooray
Sept 9 2nd DRE - questionable - TRUS...shadow in base - Gland now 41 cc
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1, 2008 - Gleason 7 (4+3) Staged pT2c NO MX - Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
4 tumors in prostate - largest being 6 cm 
PSA 5 week Oct 2008 <.05
       3 month Jan 2009 .06


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 4/8/2009 6:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Great news, welcome to the club
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


Ralph Alfalfa
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 4/8/2009 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
WOnderful news, Tim.
Iknow what you mean about the breath-holding. Good to give a sigh of relief...Whew.
Keep the 0's coming.
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
 Fully continent...ED progressing as expected.


biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 4/8/2009 10:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Tim,

Here's my congrats along with rest of the Big Fat Zeros. Waiting for PSA results always causes some anxiety for that is normal for something that important to you. Remember that we are part of a unique group of people: Cancer Survivors. Survivors come through in the clutch. We have faced the worst news a person can get, made the hard choices for treatment, faced all the fears of surgery or radiation which were for the most part completely unknown to us at the time. Yet we get together here and encourage each other with a smile on our face.

You are a Survivor and a Big Fat Zero...

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 + .04 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 scans on 12/2/08 & 2/25/09 - in remission!!!
Next scan in May 09.
Biker90's Journey
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jimrobinson
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."


SHU93
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 328
   Posted 4/9/2009 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats!! Keep the Zeros coming!!!

LIVESTRONG!!
Age Dx 37, 7/2008
First PSA : 4.17 5/2008
Second PSA After 2 weeks of antibiotics : 3.9 6/2008
DRE: Negative 5/2008
Biopsy : 6 out 12 Postive all on right side, Gleason 7 (3+4).
Bone Scan/CAT Scan: Clear 7/2008
Cystoscope: Normal 7/2008
Prostate MRI: Normal 7/2008
Da Vinci Surgery 7/2008
PostOp: T2c (On Both sides), margins clear, seminal clear, nodes, clear. Gleason 6(3+3).
First PostOp PSA 9/2008: <0.01
2nd PSA 12/2008: <0.1 (Different Lab then 1st)
3rd PSA 3/2009: <0.1
 
 


livinadream
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 4/9/2009 2:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Tim as the self appointed president of the club I am sad to inform you that we have met our quota this month and will not be able to allow you in.
ok ok that was my silly attempt at humor. GREAT news my friend and welcome to the club. I pray that many more will be joining us this month. May God continue to bless you abundantly.

peace love and grace
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 .016
PSA Mar 30th, 2009 is .02
Testosterone keeps rising, the current number is 156, up from 57 in May
T level dropped to 37 Mar 30th, 2009
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%
 


sandstorm
Regular Member


Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 194
   Posted 4/9/2009 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Really great news Tim. May you always have big fat zeros.
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

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