Wonderful news Kris...looks like you are out of the woods or, at least, getting close to it. Its been a year since we met in Dr Fagin's office and through it all with the torment of the periodic PSA tests it seems we are a couple of the lucky ones that just might get through this ordeal without further complications. My heart goes out for the less fortunate guys who are undergoing further treatment beyond their primary surgery. I hope and pray that they will be successful in ridding their bodies of this insidious disease.
Kris I salute you and your success and hope and pray for a similar result in six months.
Age 75 at DX 76 on 9 May 08
DRE positive with nodule 15 Jan 08
PSA 3.8 18 Jan 08
Biopsy 11 Mar 08 Gleason 8 (4+4) on the right 3 out of 12 positive <5%. Gleason 7 (4+3) on the left 1 out of 11 positive <5%.
Bone scan and CT scan Negative 12 Mar 08
Robot Assisted da Vinci prostectomy with Dr Fagin in Austin scheduled for 30 April 08.
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da Vinci successfully completed by Dr Fagin as scheduled.
Gleason downgraded to 3+4=7
Tumors confined to the prostate.
Bilateral tumor on right side 5 of 10 levels and on left side tumor present in 9 of 10 levels.
Extraprostatic Extension Negative
Seminal Vesicle Invasion Negative
As far as it goes between you, me and the fence post I am cured.
06-24-08 <0.1 Undetectable.
09-23-08 <0.1 Undetectable.
04-17-09 <0.1 Undetectable.
AUS/IPP installed by Dr Morey 1/21/09 Activation 03/09/09 successfully completed by Dr Morey...All Systems GO! 99.9% continent.