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donte
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 5/31/2009 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been reading as many experiences, prior to my own surgery, I thank you for sharing.
It appears they caught it just in time. 2 cells out of capsule, but able to clear, with no damage to nerves.   
 
PSA  4.6   2/2005   (not addressed by family doctor)
PSA  7.6   2/10/2009
PSA  7.9   2/17/2009
Biopsy: 3 of 12 cores postive 25% left side
Gleason 3+4=7
Stage T1c
 
Robotic Surgery  5/18/2009
Roswell Park Cancer Inst., Buffalo, NY
Dr. James Mohler
Upgrade Gleason 4+3=7
Tertiary grade 5
15% gland involved
Stage T3a
Focal extrprostatic extentension
High grade PIN
Perineural invasion identified
MARGINS of excision are NEGATIVE for tumor
Vascular/lymphatic invasion: NO
Seminal Vesicle invasion: NO
Lymph Nodes: None sampled
 
Pathological Staging (pTNM):  T 3a  NX  MX
 
cather out  5/28/2009
 
drippage throughout day, but twice a night controlled flow.
 
Next PSA  7/9/2009
 
 
 
 

Radical
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 739
   Posted 5/31/2009 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Donte to the other side, as they say sorry you have to be here, but we are glad you are.  There are some very caring guys here, who can help you with your every step along your journey.  Stay positive and rest up. cool
Age 51yrs
DX 11/11/08
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 (60% Grade 4)
Stage T2c
Three small foci total volume <10%
Neg Margins and Nodes
Nil - Extraprostatic Extentions
Dry less than 1 week.
ED- taking Meds/ No results yet/still "NotHard"
PSA 1/09 0.03
PSA 2/09 0.03
PSA 5/09 0.03
"Everyday in Everyway I get better"


DS Can
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 195
   Posted 5/31/2009 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   

Welcome donte,

I wish you a great recovery and followup.  I hope to see you in the zero line in July.

DS 

 


PSA 01/07 was 1.2, PSA 01/08 was 1.9, PSA 01/09 was 2.5.
BIOPSY 02/24/09, adenocarcinoma DX at age 52
 Right:GS 3+3=6, tumor 3/6 cores, 10% involvement,PNI-Yes
 Left: GS 3+3=6, tumor 1/7 cores, <5% involvement,PNI-No
LARP 04/09/09,nerve sparing. Final pathology:
 GS 3+4=7, Margins uninvolved, 2 lymph nodes negative.
Catheter removed on 04/17. First no-pad day was 05/03.
ED treatment is 25 mg Viagra nightly.
First followup PSA results on 05/28/09: <0.1,undetectable!
 
 


Magaboo
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1211
   Posted 5/31/2009 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi donte,
 
Welcome to this forum and to the 'other side'. Keeping my fingers x'd for a quick and complete recovery for you. Soon you'll be the one helping and giving advice to unfortunate newcomers.
 
All the best to you in the years to come.
 
Magaboo

Born Sept 1936
PSA 7.9
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
open RP 28 Nov 06 (nerve sparing), Post op staging T3a
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; 3 days before Rad Start=0.1
Salvage RT completed (33 sessions - 66 Grays) on the 19th Dec., 08.
PSA on the 26 Jan., 09, =0.05. PSA tests now every 6 month


donte
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 6/1/2009 5:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Every cloud has a silver lining... your support is that silver lining for me. Staying positive!!!

CPA
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 655
   Posted 6/1/2009 6:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, Donte. Welcome to this side of the healing process. We trust you will make great progress and before you know it will start to receive a string of zero's on those future PSA tests. Best wishes. 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
PSA every 90 days - ZERO's everytime!
Great wife and family who take very good care of me

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