one year and counting zero's

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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 10/7/2009 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
had my one year psa test yesterday, undetectable. I consider this a milestone. Still have to use a pad a day but still have hope I'm one of the long time guys. I have been on site for over a year but do not post to often. I get alot of good vibes from site though. In the beginnig of all of this healingwell got me though alot. Keep talking and picking each other up.
Sweet dreams are made of this. As always Carry On.
 3-17- 8 went to Bruce Springsteen concert , great time
3-18-8 routine exam
3-19 doctor called said psa was elevated
what's a psa?
referred to Uro, had several more blood tests.
PSA steady at 4.75
biopsy  June 08 , 12 cores, 4 on left confirmed , right clear
gleason 3 + 3 T1c
research time.
decieded on open RP, Head of Uro  is my Doctor
Surgery done 10-1-8 by Dr See at Frodoret Hospital in Milwaukee
Cathater out 10-13 no problems
Post op,  organ confined, gleason up to 4 + 3, all clear margins
T2c 20% volume, very good outcome I feel
Incontinent and ED.  Time will tell, was told all nerves  saved.
back to work 11-5-8.
 3,6,9 month psa <0.04 one year <0.04
still use 1 pad per day
Walked thru the darkness on the edge of town.

Cajun Jeff
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4069
   Posted 10/7/2009 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Jerseycity, I just read this post after I posted on my that you responded to. Congrats on the zero!!!! Good to see you post. Stay well my PC friend.

Jeff T
Cajun Country
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

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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 1267
   Posted 10/7/2009 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Love those zeros Jersey City --- congratulations!

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"
First post op PSA Sept 09  0.02
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues, but better every week.    

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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 655
   Posted 10/8/2009 5:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Greetings JerseyCity.  My doc says the one year mark is one of the most important - congratulations on keeping that zero and we trust that it will only be one of a long, long, string of them as you move forward.  Always good to hear from you.  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

Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4818
   Posted 10/8/2009 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Cool Beans - Great News.

Age 54   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.

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