One Year Ago...

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Kark60
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 91
   Posted 4/28/2009 10:49 PM (GMT -6)   
It was one-year ago today I got the call we all once received... "they found cancer..." It is difficult to believe the time passes so quickly. I'm doing well, but find myself a bit "reflexive" today... It was an emotional time walking in the "survivor lap" of the Relay for Life last weekend... Take care everyone...
Husband and father of two (current ages 5 and 7).
Age when diagnosed: 47 (currently 48)
Pre-surgery PSA: 13.7
Pre-surgery Gleason: 4+3=7
CT Scan, Bone Scan, PET Scan: Clear
Robotic Surgery on May 28, 2008, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.
Right nerve bundle spared; left bundle removed.
POST-SURGERY PATH REPORT:
Gleason: 4+3=7
Involved 10% of prostate; all quadrants involved
Extraprostatic extension at left base and apex
Extensive perineurual invasion present.
Bladder neck, lymphvasular space, seminal vesicles, 17 examined lymph nodes, and all surgical margins FREE of tumor.
T3a
Four-week post-surgical PSA = 0.1
Seven-week post-surgical PSA = .01
October 2008 PSA = 0.0
January 2009 PSA = 0.0
April 2009 PSA - 0.0
Next PSA scheduled for July 2009.


Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4835
   Posted 4/29/2009 5:16 AM (GMT -6)   

My how times flies when you're having fun smilewinkgrin

I went to a Free Health Check for men one Saturday morning and BOOM. "Hey Steve, you need to get those nodules looked at."

 


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 : 25380
   Posted 4/29/2009 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Kark, you are doing great at the one year mark, keep it going just like that. Me, six years of steadily rising PSA tests and 3 biopsies finally hit the pay dirt of PC, even though on the last biopsy, I was told "It's extremely unlikely it will be dx with cancer" cough, cough, cough.
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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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 4/29/2009 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Good to see an anniversary posted. Mileposts on the road to recovery and cure....Congrats...
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

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