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ozvic
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 4/13/2009 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Further on from my post a few weeks ago 'Pain in the butt', that's still there but not as bad, I had my first PSA test today three months after surgery.
I had been warned that there was a good chance some cells were left in the margins.
Today's reading was 0.8 that I was told was to be expected, but not to worry simply be back in 3 months to see where PSA is at that stage.
If it's stable then back in another 3 months, if not then 'treatment' can be discussed......ie. injections perhaps or castration could be an option.
I'm interested in hearing some views here re. treatments.

ED is still a problem and was discussed quite openly, and it was suggested I could if I wish try Viagra that's good for blood flow but it may not help.
It was suggested 12 months down the track there may be some natural erection, but at close to 70yo don't count on it. I did have strong erections before surgery.

At least I'm 100% continent and that is sure something to be thankful for.



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Radical
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 739
   Posted 4/14/2009 3:14 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Ozvic,

Perhaps you would like to post a signature, so we can understand your stats.....Cheers Rookey


Age 51yrs
DX 11/11/08
DRE - Negative
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"


Purgatory
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Total Posts : 25353
   Posted 4/14/2009 5:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, kind of hard to undestand your situation without knowing the basic stats of your case. But great on the continent part, that's important to all of us.
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
 
 


ozvic
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 4/14/2009 3:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks to the mod. for adding a heading to my post. I realized after my posting but could not find an edit feature to add one.

Best I can tell re. my condition was my PSA was 6 and my Gleason score was 7 after the biopsy. I had bone scans and zero was the result.
I was very fit, strong, trim and slim and regular motorcycle/jet ski rider/racer.
My only problem had been for a year or so before, awakening during the night to urinate 2 or even at times 3 times.
I was told 6 days after surgery they suspected there were cells still in the margins and the 3 month PSA test would tell us more.
As said it's now at 0.8 and I'm to go back in 3 more months to check PSA level.
So am I over concerned?.......The specialist told me how well I looked and just keep doing what I do best. The backside problem WILL improve with time so he said.

If it goes up over 0.8 in 3 months and treatments are involved please tell me about them.

Being continent is a blessing though I must say.
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