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Siewife
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 8/7/2009 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Just returned from dr. - cancer confined, no penetration/spread, lymph nodes neg.  Gleason 7.  Dr. said very good to have gotten it so early and will follow up with first psa in one month - looking to join zero club!
 
Cath out after voiding test.  Hubby very happy to have lost his "sidekick" :)  Told to wear Depends for next week or so while continuing to kegel.  Has massive rash - reaction to tape - and given Desitin for that - so now wearing diapers and being treated w/ diaper rash medicine.  Fortunately, we can laugh and be happy he is where is he just one week post op.
 
Best to all!
husband, age 56
psa 4.3
biopsy 5/20/09 - 2/14 positive, 3+3=6
consultation 6/4/09 - revised to 3+4=7
open surgery 7/31/09; discharge 8/4
catheter out 8/7
T2a, N0, Mx, Gleason 7 (3+4)


Colin45
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 216
   Posted 8/7/2009 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Siewife That is good news I had open on 7/27 basically the same results but only Gleason 6 I have also some massive rashes on each side of my body I might try and get some of Desitin to try I guess that it must be due to the tape because I also have it on my leg where I was taping the cath pipe
 
 
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 7/27/09
Prostate Gland weighting 34 grms
Gleason upgraded to 3+3 Tumour not closeto prostatic capsule Seminal Vesicles not involved by Tumour 6 Lymph Nodes negative for Malignant cells
 


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 8/7/2009 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
That is wonderful news Siewife, give my best to you husband.

David in SC
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, corrective laser surgery scheduled for 8/18
 
 


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 8/7/2009 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Very nice,
Big congrats and full welcome to the "other" side...

Happy Healing...

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!


geezer99
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 990
   Posted 8/7/2009 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news.
If by Depends you mean the pull-ups then I would bet that he won't need them for the whole week and will be able to shift to pads -- Depend Guards.

By the way, Depends of either kind can lead to diaper rash! For a while I used the pre-moistened diaper wipes to keep things clean down there.
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 - now light pads


Magaboo
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1210
   Posted 8/7/2009 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Congratulations to you and your hubby. Now just take it a bit easy and let his body recover from the ordeal. Hoping for his speedy and complete recovery in the weeks and  month ahead. We'll keep the door open for you to enter the zero club.
All the best to both of you.
 
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


Sleepless09
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 1267
   Posted 8/7/2009 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Always great to hear good news.

Best wishes to you both for continued success.

Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn  ---  perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9, so far, so good
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"  


BillSD
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 143
   Posted 8/7/2009 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Excellent news. I had a bad tape rash for almost a month after my catheter was removed. It wasn't painful, just looked ugly, blike a blood blister. So tell hubby to be patient...this too will pass.
 
Bless you both,
Bill in San Diego

Age 61 (59 @ Dx) PSA 4.4

Biopsy 5/15/08 Gleason (3+3=6)

Bone scan and pelvic CT: clear

HT - 2 mo Casodex, 3 mo Trelstar

RRP Surgery 9/15/08

Post-OP Gleason 3+4=7, Stage pT2c pN0 MX

SV, perineural margin, 18 lymph nodes, bladder neck: all carcinoma free

Perineural invasion & Distal Margin: Carcinoma present

IMRT adjuvant radiation (35 Treatments) Ended 1/27/09

PSA Tests: (10/13/08) (3/13/09) (7/10/09): all <0.1


CPA
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 655
   Posted 8/7/2009 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, Siewife.  This is great news.  Always a relief to get that cath out and to get the great path report.  Congratulations!  David

Diagnosed Dec 2007 during annual routine physical at age 55
PSA doubled from previous year from 1.5 to 3.2
12 biopsies - 2 pos; 2 marginal
Gleason 3+3; upgraded to 4+3 post surgery
RRP 4 Feb 08; both nerves spared
Good pathology - no margins - all encapsulated
Catheter out Feb 13 - pad free Feb 16
PSA every 90 days - ZERO's everytime!
Great wife and family who take very good care of me


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 8/7/2009 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I to would like to welcome you to the other side of surgery. I pray that there will be many blessed cancer free years. Life never looked so great.

peace and love
dale
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 47 (current)

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/dalechildress

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
PSA July 28th 2009 is .01

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%


dsmc
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 8/7/2009 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news Siewife!
Now on to recovery and a long list of 0's. The best of luck to you both.

David
Age 54
Pre-op PSA 4.3
Surgery Feb. 17 2005
Post-op Path : Gleason 3+3=6
Right pelvic lymph nodes: negative for metastatic carcinoma
Left pelvic lymph nodes: negative for metastatic carcinoma
extent: right lobe 40% left lobe 10%
capsular penetration: Absent
Seminal vesicles and vasa differentia: Uninvolved
Prostate: 26 grams
Post-op PSA's <0.04 for 3 years
Feb. 08: 0.07, March 08: 0.08, June 08: 0.09 and Sept. 08: 0.1
IGRT scheduled.....November 17th....
FINISHED 01/14/09 YEA!
05/14/09
1st PSA after Salvage RT <0.04..... Another YEA!


Cajun Jeff
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4106
   Posted 8/9/2009 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
GREAT NEWS!!! Now on to Healing well. Remember Walk Walk Walk.....

Congrats

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
 10th month  PSA <0.01
ED- 5 mg Cialis daily, pump daily, going to try MUSE next


Geebra
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 476
   Posted 8/10/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
A big sigh of relieve, a smile, a glass of wine and on to contemplate a long cancer free live. May your husband have a life time of 0's.

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, 7/23/2009-<0.05, T<10, IMRT to start mid-Aug


goodlife
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 2691
   Posted 8/10/2009 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations ! You make us all feel good inside, no matter what our situations.
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared
0/23 lymph nodes involved  pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks due to anatomical issues with location of ureters with respect to bladder neck.  Try 3 tubes where no tubes are supposed to be for 2 weeks !
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free  6 week PSA  <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)

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