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JustJulie
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   Posted 7/24/2009 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
For those of you following our Brachytherapy Journey - whooo hooo update for July, 2009 - PSA 0.22!
 
Thanks, once again, to those of you who continue to support me (and encourage me to continue supporting this very worthwhile forum)!
Husband diagnosed in December 2005
PSA of 3.74
Gleason 6
Brachytherapy (91 stranded seeds) April 2006
PSA of 0.39 - November 2008 - whoo hooo!
PSA of 0.31 - May, 2009 - whoo hoo again!
 


Tudpock18
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   Posted 7/24/2009 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Julie:
 
I am absolutely DELIGHTED for you guys...congratulations and I'm glad things continue to go so well.  I'm just hoping I have the same good fortune as the years roll by for me.
 
Best,
 
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 7/1/09.  6 month PSA now at 1.4 and my docs are "delighted"!

Purgatory
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   Posted 7/24/2009 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Julie, that is great news for a Friday afternoon, congrats to the two of you, hope you celebrat getting a good reading.
Age 57, 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
 Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes 
2009 PSA   2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/11 ?
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, again
 
 


JustJulie
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   Posted 7/24/2009 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Tudpock - as you can imagine we are thrilled!  It's always scary waiting for the number but we have good reason to celebrate and we hope all of you will raise a celebratory glass of whatever you toast with to express our sincere thanks for this forum that has helped to keep us grounded, encouraged and just a little less scared.
Husband diagnosed in December 2005
PSA of 3.74
Gleason 6
Brachytherapy (91 stranded seeds) April 2006
PSA of 0.39 - November 2008 - whoo hooo!
PSA of 0.31 - May, 2009 - whoo hoo again!
 


JustJulie
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   Posted 7/24/2009 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks Purgatory - now if I could just get my signature to update with the good news!  Happy Weekend everyone!


Husband diagnosed in December 2005
PSA of 3.74
Gleason 6
Brachytherapy (91 stranded seeds) April 2006
PSA of 0.39 - November 2008 - whoo hooo!
PSA of 0.31 - May, 2009 - whoo hoo again!
 


Tudpock18
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   Posted 7/24/2009 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Julie:

Actually, I do have one question.  I see that it's only been 3 months since the last PSA test.  That seems pretty frequent for someone 3 years post procedure.  Is there a reason your doc is testing so often?  I'm just curious since my doc says every 6 months for the first 2 years, then annually after that...

Thanks,

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 7/1/09.  6 month PSA now at 1.4 and my docs are "delighted"!

JustJulie
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Total Posts : 355
   Posted 7/24/2009 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
It just so happens that his visit to the Urologist was within three months of his visit to his new Oncologist.  Typically he sees one every six months so we have only two PSA scores per year.  In any event I'm just happy to see the score continuning to decline.

Husband diagnosed in December 2005
PSA of 3.74
Gleason 6
Brachytherapy (91 stranded seeds) April 2006
PSA of 0.39 - November 2008 - whoo hooo!
PSA of 0.31 - May, 2009 - whoo hoo again!
 


James C.
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Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 7/24/2009 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Julie, that result warms my heart. I am really enjoying celebrating with you the fantastic results. Wishing you guys a lifetime of them.
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 110gms.- 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


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 7/24/2009 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Well done, Julie,
that is certainly wonderful news...

Tony
 Age 47 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 2007
Geason 4+3=7, Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
Positive Margins (PM), Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE) : Bilateral Seminal vesicle invasion (SVI)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (May 11, 2009): <0.1
 
My Journal is at Tony's Blog  
 
STAY POSITIVE!


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 7/24/2009 5:07 PM (GMT -6)   

What can I say  "YES"  That is GREAT!!!!!

 


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,


creed_three
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   Posted 7/24/2009 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Julie,
This is wonderful news - so glad to hear it!  Whoo hooo indeed! All the best and warm wishes, Lana & CJ (from down unda) xx turn
Creed_three - Husband 51 yrs (49 years at diagnosis)
PSA (2002) 2.1.  PSA (2006) 3.5.  1 x 5% core of 12 positive at biopsy. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing April 2007. Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7.   Undetectable <.1 PSA since, specifically, June 2007-0.01, Oct 2007-0.02, April 2008-0.02: Oct 2008-0.03, Nov, 2008-0.02, April 2009-0.03. 


Psaltiri
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Total Posts : 11
   Posted 7/24/2009 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful!!!
Age 42 (DX at age 42)
03-25-09 | Routine annual physical, palpable lump on left side of prostate, PSA 8.8 (rose to 9.54)
                  My wife said to get the prostate exam - saved my life!
04-10-09 | Needle Biopsy - 12 cores
04-16-09 | 7 of 12 cores positive, Gleason 4+5=9
04-23-09 | Bone Scan, CT Scan & PET scan appear clear - no evidence of metastasis (WOOHOO!!!)
05-27-09 | Surgery - went well (first surgery ever!)
                  Positive margins, no lymph node involvement, no seminal vesicle involvement
                  Regraded to Gleason 5+4=9
07-17-09 | PSA 0.004
 
Amazing wife, 2 awesome children (ages 4 & 5)


Swimom
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   Posted 7/24/2009 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   
How wonderful Julie! Many the trend continue on and on!!!
 


livinadream
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   Posted 7/24/2009 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
That is great news Julie thanks for sharing it. Certainly makes you want to smile and enjoy life doesn't it?

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%
 


DS Can
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Total Posts : 195
   Posted 7/24/2009 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   

Woohoo from me too.  Looks like a good reason to celebrate.

Dan


PSA 01/07 1.2, PSA 01/08 1.9, PSA 01/09 2.5
BIOPSY 02/24/09  PCa DX age 52
Right: 3+3=6, 3/6 cores 10% involved,PNI-Y
Left:  3+3=6, 1/7 cores <5% involved,PNI-N
LARP 04/09/09 nerve sparing. Final pathology:
GS 3+4=7, Margins uninvolved, 2 lymph nodes negative
Catheter out 04/17,1st no-pad day 05/03
25 mg Viagra nightly;100 mg:not ready for prime time
Followup PSA 05/28/09 <0.1
 
 


geezer99
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Total Posts : 990
   Posted 7/24/2009 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow! at three years out even an indolent cancer should have shown itself. NOT is definitely WooHoo!!!
Age at diagnosis 66, PSA 5.5
Biopsy 12/08 12 cores, 8 positive
Gleason 3+4=7
CAT scan, Bone scan 1/09 both negative.

Robotic surgery 03/03/09 Catheter Out 03/08/09
Pathology: Lymph nodes & Seminal vesicles negative
Margins positive, Capsular penetration extensive Gleason 4+3=7
6 weeks: 1 pad/day, 1 pad/night -- mostly dry at night.
10 weeks: no pad at night -- slight leakage day/1 pad.
3 mo. PSA 0.0


IdahoSurvivor
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Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 7/24/2009 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Julie,

And a whoo! hoo! from all of us here! Definitely, a cause for celebration.

Thank you for being such a stronger supporter to the rest of us on this forum all along.

You two deserve the best!

Kind regards,

Barry
Da Vinci LRP July 31, 2007… 54 on surgery day
PSA 4.3 Gleason 3+3=6 T2a Confined to Prostate
6th PSA 06/09 still less than 0.1


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 7/24/2009 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Woohooooo!!! Congrats on such wonderful news!!

Father's Age DX 62 (now 64)
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


Magaboo
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Total Posts : 1210
   Posted 7/25/2009 12:34 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi JustJulie,

Just wanted to add my name to the long list of friends congratulating you. Of cause, with such a caring, compassionate and gracious lady as you by his side, no wonder hubby is doing so well. :-) .

All the best to both of you in the years ahead.

Your friend,

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; 17 July 09=<0.04

Post Edited (Magaboo) : 7/25/2009 12:37:24 AM (GMT-6)

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