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Ironman1600
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 46
   Posted 8/19/2009 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   

Yesterday I had my 15-month check up and posted another zero.  I smiled, my surgeon laughed and you could have heard my sigh of relief everywhere in the building.  This weekend I am going to take a leisurely 230-mile motorcycle ride and celebrate for one more time The Joy of Life.  Thank You Healingwell.com for you have kept me up on some pretty down days.

________________________

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

Post 3 month PSA-undetectable, Post 9 month PSA-undetectable, Post 15 month PSA-undetectable


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 8/19/2009 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go ,Ironman, what a great report, from reading your stats, you have had a great recovery. Hope it continues that way for you.

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, 8/9 .16
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, 8/14 met with Rad Oncl, still talking option, 8/18 - had laser scope surgery to clear blockage, now on Catheter #7
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Geebra
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 476
   Posted 8/19/2009 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't suggest drinking and driving, but a good drink of your favorite kind is in order. Congrats!

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


Cajun Jeff
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4106
   Posted 8/19/2009 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Ironman: Hope you have a JOYFUL Ride in celebration!!!
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


riggerjon
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 8/19/2009 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations Ironman. I hope my results come out just like yours. I think I heard that sigh of yours way up here.
Age 58
PSA 9/19/06 5.51
PSA 9/12/07 4.14
PSA 9/17/08 5.67
PSA 05/2009 8.48
Biopsy: 06/08/09 30% on right 5% on left positive
Gleason 6
Cat Scan and bone scan 06/15/09 negative


Robotic Surgery 07/27/09
Mercy Medical Sioux City, IA
Discharged 07/28/09
Nerves spared both sides
Pathology: Gleason lowered to 6, margins clear
Catheter removed 8/3/09


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 8/19/2009 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news, keep building a strong healthy platform with all those zero's.
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
22 mts: ED- 50 mg Viagra 3X week, pump daily,Trimix 30/1/20-.05ml 2X week continues
PSA's: .04 each test since surgery


coxjajb
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 184
   Posted 8/19/2009 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Keep the zeros coming! Stay safe and enjoy that bike ride.
Age 51
Pre - Op PSA, 4.3
Gleason 3+4=7
Stage T1C
da Vinci Prostatectomy 8/1/08
No issues with incontinence since day 1 after catheter removal
Mild ED. Levitra works well for me
PSA 0.00 at one year post op


CPA
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 655
   Posted 8/20/2009 6:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, Ironman.  Congratulations on the renewal of your membership in the zero club.  Here is wishing you a long, long, lifetime of zero's.  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


LV-TX
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 966
   Posted 8/20/2009 6:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Ironman...that is what we all want to hear...
You are beating back cancer, so hold your head up with dignity
 
Les
 
Age 58 at Diagnosis
Oct 2006 - PSA 2.6 - DRE Normal
May 2008 - PSA 4.6 - DRE Normal / TRUS normal
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral w/PNI - Gleason (3+3)6 Stage T1C
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1, 2008 - Gleason 7 (3+4) Staged pT2c NO MX - Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
PSA 5 week Oct 2008 <.05
                   3 month Jan 2009 .06
                   6 month Apr 2009 .06
                   9 month Jul  2009 .08


SHU93
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 328
   Posted 8/20/2009 7:09 AM (GMT -6)   

Ironman,

Great News, hopefully one of many more!!! The relief is something we all try to achieve each time we go in and get our checkups, it is undescribable. Enjoy your ride, and LIVESTRONG!

 

SHU93


Age Dx 37, 7/2008, First PSA : 4.17 5/2008
Second PSA After 2 weeks of antibiotics : 3.9 6/2008
DRE: Negative 5/2008, Biopsy: 6 out 12 Postive all on right side, Gleason 7 (3+4). Bone Scan/CAT Scan: Clear 7/2008
Cystoscope: Normal 7/2008, Prostate MRI: Normal 7/2008
Da Vinci Surgery 7/2008, PostOp: T2c (On Both sides), margins clear, seminal clear, nodes, clear. Gleason 6(3+3).
4 Post OP PSA's from 9/2008 to 6/2009: <0.1
 
 
 

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