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James C.
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   Posted 6/16/2009 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Wel, I see the cat is out of the bag on the other threads, so I'll give him an official acknowledgement thread here.    David (Purgatory) is our newest Moderator for the Prostate Cancer Forum.  I welcome him and speaking as a fellow moderator, want to say we all appreciate the help he provides us and know we will see more in the future.  Welcome, David.
 
 
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


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 6/16/2009 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I saw the new title a while ago too but didn't recall seeing an announcement...But now I see the announcement..
 
Cool beans David....I also saw that you mentioned break time would be over soon. Welcome back shocked
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.
 


Magaboo
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   Posted 6/16/2009 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi David,
I know that you're going thru a very trying time right now, but I know that things will turn out ok for you.
It would have been difficult to find a better moderator then you for our forum. Thanks for taking on the job. 
Wishing you all the best, especially for Monday.
 
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


Tudpock18
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   Posted 6/16/2009 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   

David:

As you already know, I think you will make an excellent moderator...congratulations!  Now, the only thing I need to know is whether I need to call you Mr. David or is sir ok???  LOL.

Tudpock


Age 62
Gleason 4 +3 = 7
T1C
PSA 4.2
2 of 16 cores cancerous
27cc
Brachytherapy December 9, 2008.  73 Iodine-125 seeds.  Procedure went great, catheter out before I went home, only minor discomfort.  Regular activities resumed, everything continues to function normally as of 6/1/09.  6 month PSA now at 1.4 and my docs are "delighted"!

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 6/16/2009 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
David,
You have always provided me and many others with information and support without the title. I think that you will be an excellent moderator.
Age: 67
PSA 9/05 1.15; 8/06 1.45; 12/07 2.41; 8/08 3.9; 11/08 3.5 free PSA 11%
Dx 12/30/08
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4) and (4+5)
Negative CT scan and bone scan done on 1/16
Robotic surgery performed 2/9/09
Surgeon: Dr. Randy Fagin, Austin TX.
Pathology report:
Prostate weighed 57 grams size:5.2 x 5.0 x 4.9 cm
Bilateral 10-20% involved
Gleason 4+4
both nerve bundles removed,
pT3a Nx Mx
Negative margins
seminal vesicles clean
Lymph nodes: not dissected
1st PSA test 4/7/09 result <0.1


Purgatory
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   Posted 6/16/2009 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you one and all, I hope I can live up to it. Tud, as far as I am concerned, you can address me simply as Squire David.

David in SC
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, 5/9 .10 doubled in 3 months, new test in six weeks, then possibly off for salvage radiation
 
 


DJBearGuy
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   Posted 6/16/2009 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Squire David tongue ,

Glad to see you back. I hope you're around to moderate us for a long, long time!

DJ
Diagnosis at age 53. PSA 2007 about 2; PSA 2008 4.3
Biopsy September 2008: 6 of 12 cores positive; Gleason 4+3 = 7
CT and Bone scan negative
Da Vinci surgery at City of Hope December 8, 2008
Radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection
Catheter out on 7th day, replaced on 8th day, out again 14th day following negative cystogram
Pathology: pT2c; lymph nodes negative; margins involved; 41 grams, 8% involved by tumor; same Gleason 4+3=7
PSA 1/22/08 non-detectable! 8-)
4/23/09 still undetectable!


Tudpock18
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   Posted 6/16/2009 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   

uh oh, Squire David, you may have opened up Pandora's Box.  I see now that DJ likes calling you by the "Squire" handle!  Maybe you should have picked "Duke" or "Prince"...

Tud


Age 62
Gleason 4 +3 = 7
T1C
PSA 4.2
2 of 16 cores cancerous
27cc
Brachytherapy December 9, 2008.  73 Iodine-125 seeds.  Procedure went great, catheter out before I went home, only minor discomfort.  Regular activities resumed, everything continues to function normally as of 6/1/09.  6 month PSA now at 1.4 and my docs are "delighted"!

CPA
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   Posted 6/16/2009 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Great choice.  David has been very helpful to many of us as he has shared his experiences. Unfortunately, he has had several interesting experiences and I'm grateful that he has been willing to share them with us to help us along in the process.  Look forward to hearing lots of good things from David.  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


divo
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   Posted 6/16/2009 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Squire David.....I am SO pleased that you will be a moderator along with the other wonderful moderators. You have helped me through a difficult time ....things have sort of evened out now, and I haven't been posting as much. Pete is doing pretty well, after his AUS was installed, and then he had the hip replacement. He hasnt been back for a PSA in several months, and doesnt want to at this point....I am not pressing him...We are on our way to Minnesota tomorrow...Cass Lake...for a family reunion and my father's 96th birthday... maybe when we return I hope that he will go back to the oncologist. The past three years have been so difficult, and I understand his position. My best wishes to you and as they say on Startrek: "May the force be with you!" xxDiane
Husband Pete
dx Jan 2001 gleason 4 + 3 PSA 16.5
Seed implant and conformal radiation and Lupron from Jan 2001 to Jan2002
2005 Dec PSA began to rise from .5 to 8 within 6 months
Salvage surgery at MSK 9/06 Dr. Eastham
Fistula operation 2/07 MSK Dr. Wong
Many cystoscopies and ER visits with strictures
Catheter for one year....Catheter taken out Sept 07..
Total Incontinence since then....
PSA .52 3/08
AUS Operation at MSK Sept 8 2008 Dr. Sandhu
Activated Oct 28th Dr. Sandhu..MSK
Some difficulty with AUS arising Nov 10 2008
Meeting with Dr. Sandhu to discuss AUS problems and new PSA test Dec 11, 2008
PSA .6 12/08
AUS improving..only 2 pads a day and one at night
Complete hip replacement surgery Dr. Waters Gainesville, FL 1/9/09
Hip replacement total success..pain gone!!
PSA .7 2/10/09


Purgatory
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   Posted 6/16/2009 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Diane. I am glad that Pete and you are doing well. And as far as I am concerned, he probably just needs a break away from PSA scores for awhile, after all that has been endured in the past 3 years.

Your father is about to be 96, that is great and amazing. He makes my mother seem like a youngster at 81, lol.

I think of you two often as well. My best to the both of you.

David in SC
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, 5/9 .10 doubled in 3 months, new test in six weeks, then possibly off for salvage radiation
 
 


Ralph Alfalfa
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 6/16/2009 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats, David
I guess you know what you have gotten yourself into with this band of miscreants.  But I suppose it's better than getting poked in the eye with a stick.  Have a ball with the censorship...Lord knows some of us could use it.
Bob
 AGE:57
 Dx: October,27(the day after my birthday)
 Psa 14.5
 Gleason:(4+3) 7 T1c
 Bone scan:Negative
 Cat scan: Negative
 Biopsy: 4 of 12 positive, left side, pre-cancerous on the right.
 Confined to prostate.
 DaVinci Jan. 19th, No lymph node involvement, all margins clear.
 8 week PSa <0.01
 Gleason downgraded to (3+4)7
 Fully continent...ED progressing as expected.


John T
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   Posted 6/16/2009 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
David,
You are a great choice. Best of luck on your test results.
JohnT

64 years old.

PSA rising for 10 years to 40, free psa 10-15. Had 5 urologists, 12 biopsies and MRIS all neg. Doctors DX BPH and continue to get biopsies yearly. Positive Biopsy in 10-08, 2 cores of 25, G6 less than 5%. Scheduled Surgery as recommended.

2nd Opinion from Dr Sholtz, an Oncologist said DX wrong, path shows indolant cancer, but psa history indicates large cancer or metastasis. Futher tests and Color Doppler confirmed large transition zone tumor that 13 biopsies and MRIS missed. G 4+3 approx 2.5cm diameter.

Combidex MRI in Holland eliminated lymphnode mets. Casodex and Proscar reduced psa to 0.6 and prostate from 60mm to 32mm. Changed diet, no meat and dairy.

Seed implants on 5-19-09, 3 hours door to door, no pain, minor side affects are frequency and burining urination. Daily activities resumed day after implants.

Scheduled for 5 weeks IMRT in July

JohnT


Ironman1600
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   Posted 6/16/2009 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   

Dear David, Mr. Purgatory, Sir!,

On your promotion, all I can say is COOL.  You have helped me in the past, together everone can Kick Cancer's butt.  Good luck on your next test results.  WE will make this situation better for our grand kids.

Age 61 at diagnosis

PSA Jan 2006 2.8, PSA Jan 2007 3.7, PSA Jan 2008 4.4

DRE Normal, Biopsy positive 1 core in 10,

Clinical T1C, Pre surgery Gleason 3+4=7

Bone scan Normal, Cat Scan Normal

da Vinci robotic Surgery April 30, 2008, Fremont Nebraska

Post surgery Gleason 3+4=7, Pathological P2C

Lymph nodes clear, Margins clear

Hospital stay 2-days, Catheter out 10 days

1-pad a day for 3 weeks

Back at work 7-days after surgery, desk job

Both Nerves spared, 100% with assistance of sildenafil citrate

Post 3 month PSA-undetectable, Post 9 month PSA-undetectable

 


rob2
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   Posted 6/16/2009 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks David for taking the job. All the moderators are great and I know you will be fantastic!
 
Age 49
occupation accountant
PSA increased from 2.6 to 3.5 in one year
biopsy march 2008 - cancer present gleason 7
Robotic Surgery May 9, 2008 - houston, tx
Pathology report -gleason 8, clear margins
12 month  PSA <.04 (low as the machine will go)
continent at 10 weeks (no pads!)
ED is still an issue but getting better


livinadream
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   Posted 6/16/2009 8:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to have you aboard David. I am excited. The forum has been great now it will be even better.

peace and love
dale
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 47 (current)
My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes (3 positive) was 4+4=8
I had 44 IMRT's
Casodex
Currently on Lupron
I go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America
Married with two kids
latest PSA 5-27-08 0.11
PSA July 24th, 2008 is 0.04
PSA Dec 16th, 2008 is .016
PSA Mar 30th, 2009 is .02
Testosterone keeps rising, the current number is 156, up from 57 in May
T level dropped to 37 Mar 30th, 2009
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%
 


Purgatory
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   Posted 6/16/2009 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
To those above this post, thanks for the kind words and encouragement. As far as censorship, I hope its far away and not often, big backer of 1st ammendment rights as a rule. Definitely want us all to work together to keep out the snake oil peddlers, they irk me the most of all. We go through enough with our cancer, and with our families, and none of need to be taken advantage of by those pushing fake cures, and dubious potions and formulas destined for failure. I think we all make a good team here, and more importantly, a true sense of brotherhood. One enemy, many battles.

David in SC
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, 5/9 .10 doubled in 3 months, new test in six weeks, then possibly off for salvage radiation
 
 


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 6/16/2009 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
David-
It's wonderful to have you "officially" as a moderator. You have been a friend to so many and it will be nice to have you back!! Congrats again!!!
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


BillyMac
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   Posted 6/17/2009 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Well done Squire ( I doffs me lid to you) and thank you for taking on a usually thankless job. As you can see your input as a member and now a mod is greatly appreciated by all.
Bill

    1/05 PSA----2.9 3/06-----3.2 3/07-------4.1 5/07------3.9 All negative DREs
    Aged 59 when diagnosed
    Biopsy 6/07
    4 of 10 cores positive for Adenocarcinoma-------bummer!
    Core 1 <5%, core 2----50%, core 3----60%, core 4----50%
    Biopsy Pathologist's comment:
    Gleason 4+3=7 (80% grade 4) Stage T2c
    Neither extracapsular nor perineural invasion is identified
    CT scan and Bone scan show no evidence of metastases
    Da Vinci RP Aug 10th 2007
    Post-op pathology:
    Positive for perineural invasion and 1 small focal extension
    Negative at surgical margins, negative node and negative vesicle involvement
    Some 4+4=8 identified ........upgraded to Gleason 8
    PSA Oct 07 <0.1 undetectable
    PSA Jan 08 <0.1 undetectable
    PSA April 08 <0.001 undetectable (disregarded due to lab "misreporting")
    PSA August 08 <0.001 undetectable (disregarded due to lab "misreporting")
    Post-op pathology rechecked by new lab:
    Gleason downgraded to 4+3=7
    Focal extension comprised of grade 3 cells
    PSA September 08 <0.01 (new lab)
    PSA February 09 <0.01


    Purgatory
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       Posted 6/17/2009 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   
    Thank you daughter, hope your dod is doing well still.

    Billy, thanks for the kind words, mate. I guess as much as I run my mouth here, they figured they might was well put it to good use, lol.
    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, 5/9 .10 doubled in 3 months, new test in six weeks, then possibly off for salvage radiation
     
     

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