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meister
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 6/29/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Although I would like to shout from the rooftops, this forum seems to be the place to do it.  Yesterday morning, with the help of ADC Manly, I got back in the game.  I woke my wife from a sound sleep to help "celebrate" the moment, ok, maybe 5 moments, with me.  It has been a major concern since deciding on RP, but my doc said he felt it would be fine.  It took almost 10 months, and many times I thought it would never happen, but I guess you never know.  My message here is do not give up hope.  Things may take time, but you never know if you stop trying.
Age:  55
Pre-op PSA:  6.7
Gleason:  3+3 = 6
Surgery Sept. 9, 2008, Mercy Hospital Pittsburgh Pa
Post Surgery PSA results "Not Detectable"
My Journey can be found at:
 


Purgatory
Elite Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25353
   Posted 6/29/2009 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   
You are the man! Hope you can repeat that feat upon demand! Never give up.

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, 6/9 .11, July 13 - meet with radiation oncologist
 
 


CPA
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 655
   Posted 6/29/2009 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations!  This gives encouragement to a lot of guys out there who are still looking for that first time.  Way to go!  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


Geebra
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 476
   Posted 6/29/2009 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   
This is great. My experience was that it gets better and better evry day. You have something to look forward to!

Father died from poorly differentiated PCa @ 78 - normal PSA and DRE

5 biopsies over 4 years negative while PSA going from 3.8 to 28

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)

PSA results:            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

RRP at Duke (Dr. Moul) on 6/16/2008

Pathology:              Gleason downgraded 4+3=7,   Duke: T2c N0MX, one positive margin,

2nd opinion at Sloan Kettering: T3a N0MX, extraprostatic extension, two positive margins

PSA undetectable for 8 months, then 2/6/2009-0.10, 4/26/2009-0.17, 5/22/2009-0.20, 6/11/2009-0.27

6 Months ADT: Casodex started 6/12/2009, Lupron 6/22/2009, PSA 6/25/2009-0.1, T=516

IMRT to start mid-Aug


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 6/30/2009 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratualtions, where else, except for maybe a high school or college locker room, would other guys congratulate and encourage what for most is a very intimate and personal part of our life.  Always glad to share in the success of a brother..
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

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