On my way to RP

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wee_one
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 6/10/2009 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello folks,
 
Well, after all the prep, and reading-up and questions, and wonder-if-I'm-doing-the-right-thing, I'm on my way to the hospital today.  I'm sitting here looking at my ID band on my arm (got it at yesterday's blood work-up), and thinking I'm glad the front end stuff is over.  I am ready to go and I won't look back.  It's interesting how my mind works, now that I'm on my way, I'm already thinking about all the stuff I gotta do on 'the other side'. 
 
I want to thank you all for the help I've received by reading your posts on this forum.  I don't know anywhere else I could get the information and encouragement by 'real people' all rolled up in one place.  And, thank you so much to the moderators of this forum for keeping it alive for me while I'm out here watching.  TC and Doting Daughter have been especially inspirations to me.
 
So, I'm off!  See you on the other side! (I've seen folks saying this a lot).
 
Wayne
___________________________
Age 54;
Biopsy1, 11/2006, PSA 6.1, DRE non-suspicious, Small focus of atypical glands
Biopsy2, 3/2008, PSA 7.5, DRE abnormal, 3% cancer on one sample, Gleason 3+3=6,
Oral hormone finasteride prescribed
Biopsy3, 4/29/2009, PSA 1.7, DRE non-suspicious, 2 hits, right apex 30%, left base lateral 20%,
Gleason 3+3=6 on both samples
Open RP scheduled for 6/10/2009


Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4835
   Posted 6/10/2009 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   

Good luck and pardon the pun-> hope everything comes out ok...

We'll see you on the other side.

 


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
xx/xx/xx   - 3rd Quater skipped
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.
 


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 6/10/2009 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck, may your surgery be a breeze and your recovery easy. See ya on the other side
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
21 mts: ED- 50 mg Viagra 3X week, pump daily,Trimix .35ml 2X week continues
PSA's: .04 each 3 months


jacketch
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 179
   Posted 6/10/2009 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Best wishes and prayers sent.
Age 62, Sex Male
PSA - 3-20-08 2.7; 4-17-08 3.1; 9-18-08 3.6; 1-22-09 3.8
DRE negative
Ultrasound/biopsy 2-12-09, 50cc
4 of 12 samples positive 3+3=6, Right mid-medial <5%, Right mid-lateral 10-20%, Right base medial 10%, Right base lateral 10% adenocarcinoma

open RRP completed 5-5-09
Post surgical pathology report:
Gleason 3+3=6
Lobes involved - left and right
Extraprostatic extension - none
Surgical margins - very small area of margin involvement in right lobe
Seminal vesicles - Free of neoplasm
Vascular/Lymphatic invasion - none
J-P drain, staples and catheter removed on 5-13-09
pT2cpN0MX
No incontinence issues, no ED issues.
Back to work (desk job) in 9 days from surgery.
Surgeon: Dr. Gary B. Bokinsky

Remember, don't let the bastages get you down !!!


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 6/10/2009 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Wayne-
May you wake up to a cancer free forever!!! We will be waiting for updates and thinking of you throughout the day. You will do great!!!!

P.S. No thanks needed, but thank you! I think I can speak for both Tony and I when I say that we are just returning the favor:)
Father's Age 62 (now 63)
Original Gleason 3+4=7, Post-Op Gleason- 4+3=7,
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin, One positive node. T3a N1 M0.
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07, Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yrs
Radiation March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
July 2, 08 PSA <.02
Oct. 10, 08 PSA <.02
Praying for a cured dad.

Co-Moderator Prostate Cancer Forum


LV-TX
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 966
   Posted 6/10/2009 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Wayne...we will wait to hear from you from the "other side" of this ordeal. May you be cancer free from this point on.
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
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral w/PNI - Gleason (3+3)6 Stage T1C
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1, 2008 - Gleason 7 (3+4) Staged pT2c NO MX - Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
PSA 5 week Oct 2008 <.05
                   3 month Jan 2009 .06
                   6 month April 2009 .06


Geebra
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 476
   Posted 6/10/2009 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
best of luck!

Previous 5 biopsies over 4 years negative

PSA going from 3.8 to 28

Father died from PCa @ 78 - normal PSA and DRE

Dx Nov 2007, age 46

PSA 29, Gleason 4+4=8

Decided to participate in clinical trial at Duke

6 rounds of chemo (Taxotere+Avastin)

1/8/2008

33.90

1/11/2008

29.50

1/31/2008

38.20

2/21/2008

32.00

3/13/2008

26.20

4/3/2008

26.60

4/24/2008

20.60

followed by RRP at Duke (Dr. Moul) on 6/16/2008

Gleason downgraded 4+3=7, T2c N0MX, one small positive margin

PSA undetectable for 8 months, then

2/6/2009

0.10

4/26/2009

0.17

5/22/2009

0.20


Magaboo
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1210
   Posted 6/10/2009 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Wayne,
Just wanted to add my name to the list of well wishers. Hope all goes smoothly for you and that you will have a lifetime of zero PSA to look forward to. Soon you'll be the one giving guidance and encouragement to new, unfortunate 'newbies'.  
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


CPA
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 655
   Posted 6/11/2009 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, Wayne.  Trust you will do well with surgery and we'll look forward to hearing from you once you reach the other side.  We'll also look forward to hearing from you about a long, long life filled with zero's.  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


beachbum50
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 292
   Posted 6/11/2009 2:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Wayne, I look forward to present you with your ZERO club membership. Your my age and I'm hopeful you will be soon feeling better and putting this all behind you!
Beachbum turn
Beachbum
 
PSA 10 June 2007
Biopsy July 2, 15 of 16 samples positive
T2C
3+3=6
prostate weighed 40 grams
Di Vinci 10/09/07, four hours on table, 3 in recovery
Total time in Hospital: 29 hours
Record for Dr. Lance, 65% of prostate had cancer, but NO spread, clean margins,Clean nodes,
First PSA at 5 weeks, UNDETECTABLE!
Catheter out at seven days, dry from hour one!
Second PSA 19 weeks post op, UNDETECTABLE 2/11/2008
Third PSA 5/12/08, six months post op, UNDETECTABLE
Fourth PSA 8/21/08, nine months post op, UNDETECTABLE
One Year visit in December 2008, UNDETECTABLE, now go visit every six months!
5/22/09 10 m0nth visit, still UNDETECTABLE
The Lord has truly Blessed me.


Radical
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 739
   Posted 6/11/2009 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   

Good Luck Wayne,

Looks like we are all rooting for you, lol.  But I'm sure you will be able to take care of that situation yourself when you come out................Cheers mate.........Kev

 


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  .03
PSA 2/09  .03
PSA 5/09  .03
"Everyday in Everyway I get better"


Cajun Jeff
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4110
   Posted 6/11/2009 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   

Wayne: Best wishes.  When you ready to join the Zero club.  I will be here to collect your dues. I guess by now your sleeping well.  :-)

Jeff


Jeff T Age 57
9/08 PSA 5.4, referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3/4=7
10/08 Nerve sparing open RRP- Path Report: GS 3+3=7 Stg. pT2c, margins clear
3 mts: PSA .05 undetectable
 ED- 5 mg Cialis daily, pump daily,


DS Can
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 195
   Posted 6/11/2009 9:44 PM (GMT -6)   

Wayne,

I hope surgery has gone well for you.  Heal up and get in the zero line. 

My suggestion:  No laughing or coughing for three days.  No sneezing for at least a week. 

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!
 
 

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