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geezer99
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   Posted 7/26/2009 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Brother Colin goes to open RP surgery today in Thailand. Please keep him in your hearts and prayers.

(Yes, I know his surgery is on July 27th but given the International Date Line and such it is already tomorrow for him )
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


Colin45
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 216
   Posted 7/26/2009 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Geezer not quite tomorrow yet but it will be in 20 minutes but only another 5hrs before I leave for the hospital I have to be there by 8am with a 3hr drive the operation not booked till 4pm so it will be a long wait I do not know what they are going to do all day other than clearing me out but I guess I will soon find out my good lady will be staying with me most of the time whilst I am in the hospital they will fix up a bed so she can sleep comfortably
 
 
Age 64 From UK now in Thailand Baby boy born 2/14/2009
 First PSA was showing 9.73 on 1/21/09.   on 5/7/09 PSA 9.78  Free PSA 0.83   Free:Total  PSA 0.08 
1/28/09 Biopsy carried out 12 core results show no adenocarcinoma
5/15/0924 Core biopsy results Gleason'S Grade 3+2=5
Involving approx 30% of one out of 12 cores on each side no perineural or angiolymphatic invation identified
One side PIN High Grade Bone scan clear 
Open surgery planned for 7/27/09
 


Purgatory
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   Posted 7/26/2009 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Colin, good luck to you, brother on your pending surgery. Hope all goes well for you. I made it through open surgery fine, and so should you. Can't wait to hear that you made it to the other side, the recovery side.

You will be in our thoughts and our prayers.

David in South Carolina
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
 
 


James C.
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   Posted 7/26/2009 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Colin, if I am not too late, I want to wish you good luck, and easy mind and a fast recovery. If I missed you, you can see it later. See you 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 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


Colin45
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 216
   Posted 7/26/2009 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
No James you are not to late and thank you I am in the hospital getting connected with different things and getting ready for the op. later
 
also thank you David I have been reading about you problems and I wish you well
 
 
Age 64 From UK now in Thailand Baby boy born 2/14/2009
 First PSA was showing 9.73 on 1/21/09.   on 5/7/09 PSA 9.78  Free PSA 0.83   Free:Total  PSA 0.08 
1/28/09 Biopsy carried out 12 core results show no adenocarcinoma
5/15/0924 Core biopsy results Gleason'S Grade 3+2=5
Involving approx 30% of one out of 12 cores on each side no perineural or angiolymphatic invation identified
One side PIN High Grade Bone scan clear 
Open surgery planned for 7/27/09
 


Geebra
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 476
   Posted 7/27/2009 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Colin - good luck. This is a good day - you have made your decision and it will be all over soon. Then to the recovery. You'll do fine. All the best.

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 prior to treatment on 1/8/2008 is 33.90, bounced on 1/31/2008 to 38.20, and down at the end of the treatment (4/24/2008) to 20.60

RRP at Duke (Dr. Moul) on 6/16/2008, Gleason downgraded 4+3=7, T3a N0MX, focal extraprostatic extension, two small 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

Salvage IMRT + 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

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