6 weeks post op PSA

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crewa2
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   Posted 11/3/2009 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
The 6 week post op PSA shows <0.1. That combined with using no pads and having good results with the viagra, I have to thank my lucky stars. I think a frosty beverage is in order for tonight. smilewinkgrin
Age 44 (43 at diagnosis)
5/6/2009 1st ever PSA 4.3
Referred to Urologist
DRE: Nodule felt on left side
6/19/2009 Biopsy done, 10 samples
6/25/2009 All 5 left side positive Gleason 3+3=6 40-60%
RRP performed 9/17/09 Catheter out 9/22/09
Final path: Tumor involved 20% of gland, PT2c Nx Mx, Gleason 6, Organ Confined, Clear Margins
Continence since cath out, viagra works pretty good for ED
6 weeks post OP PSA <0.1


lewvino
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   Posted 11/3/2009 2:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Enjoy! Glad to hear about your 0.
Larry
Age 55 / age at diagnosis 54, PSA 5.1
Robotic surgery 08/12/09 at Vanderbilt, Nashville TN. 
Final Path report:
20% of the prostate Invovled
Tumor graded at T2C
Overall Gleason 3+4 (7)
Lymph Glands Clear, Positive Margin Noted in Right Apex
 
First post Surgery PSA - 0


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 11/3/2009 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats...You've got it figured out..The new guy to the ZERO club buys the beer...
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.


Sleepless09
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   Posted 11/3/2009 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Crewa2 --- sounds like you have a lot to celebrate. 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  less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23 test again less than 0.02
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues, but better every week. 
Feel free to email me at:  sheldonprostate@yahoo.com    


Purgatory
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   Posted 11/3/2009 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Crew, love coming home and reading about a new zero for someone, congrats and celebrate
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out  38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sess/72 gys cath #8 33 days, 11/2- SP Cath #9 in place


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 11/3/2009 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
That is a wonderful thing. Enjoy you cold beer.
Age: 67 at Dx on 12/30/08
PSA 9/05 1.15; 8/06 1.45; 12/07 2.41; 8/08 3.9; 11/08 3.5 free PSA 11%
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4) and (4+5)
Negative CT scan and bone scan done on 1/16
Robotic surgery performed 2/9/09 Dr Fagin, Austin TX
Pathology report:
Prostate weighed 57 grams size:5.2 x 5.0 x 4.9 cm
Posterior lateral lesions measuring 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm showing focal capsular penetration over a distance of 3mm.
Prostatic adenocarciroma accounts for approx. 10-20% of the hemisphere.
Gleason 4+4
both nerve bundles removed,
pT3a Nx Mx, Negative margins
seminal vesicles clean, lymph nodes: not dissected
continent after 4 months
8 weeks PSA test 4/7/09 result <0.1
5 months PSA test 7/9/09 result <0.1
8 months PSA test 10/9/09 result <0.1


reachout
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   Posted 11/3/2009 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations! I'm in the same boat, zero psa and dry. Enjoying a good glass of wine, it's too cold for a beer right now. May we have a lifetime of zeros.
Age 64 yrs
DX 5/2009
8 out of 12 cores positive
PSA 5.6
Gleason Score 3+4=7
Stage T2a
Da Vinci Surgery 08/07/2009
Upgrade Gleanson Score 4+3=7
Stage pT2c
Neg Margins and Nodes
Extracapsular extension noted but neg Extraprostatic Extention
Dry immediately
First PSA 11/3/09 <0.1


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 11/3/2009 3:38 PM (GMT -6)   
WOW Thats what I call impressive. Congrats.

Jeff T
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


Modelshipwright
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   Posted 11/3/2009 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   
"Cheers" on your new zero.

Regards,
Bill
Pre-Op: Age 64. Diagnosed with Pca January 2009.
PSA 5.6, Gleason 3+3=6, T1c
Biopsy: TRUS biopsies of prostate left adenocarcinoma of prostate involving part of 1/4 biopsy fragments, less than 10% of the surface area involved, CT scan clear.
Treatment choice: Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy - September 29/09.  Pre-op PSA down to 5.28 which I attribute to visualization techniques and a new vegetarian diet.
Post-Op: Robotic Prostatectomy - 09/29/09, back home 10/02/09.
Pathology - 10/14/09  Gleason Score remained at 3+3 = 6 as it was when originally diagnosed. There were no positive margins. Tumors were found in both lobes and involved 3-5% of the prostate. There was no Seminal Vesicle, Perineural, Lymphovascular or Lymph node involvement, and the bladder neck was also cancer free. 
Continence 10/16/09 - 3-4 pads a day and working on pelvic floor exercises as prescribed.
Potency: 10/16/09 - Zip, nada
State of mind: Excellent - always positive.
 
 


goodlife
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   Posted 11/3/2009 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Got to admit, you make make me a little envious with your progress, but I am sure am happy to see guys who are doing well.

Continued good luck on your journey !
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
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)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)


Sonny3
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   Posted 11/3/2009 5:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go crew, congratulations on the PSA and all of the other favorable recoveries you are experiencing. Keep them zeroes coming.

Sonny

pa69
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   Posted 11/3/2009 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Crewa2,

Ahhh yes! It's Miller time! Zeros always means celebration!

Regards,
Bob
Age 70, First ever PSA 7.8 taken June 2008, Biopsy July 2008, 10 of 12 cores positive, Gleason 3+3=6
da Vinci surgery December 10, 2008, catheter removed December 29 2008
St. Lukes Hospital, Bethlehem, Pa.
Dr. Frank Tamarkin
Prostate weight 73.0 grams, Gleason 3+3=6, stage pT3a
Tumor locations: right anterior apex, right posterior apex to mid
left anterior mid to base, left posterior apex to mid
extensive perineural invasion in right anterior apex, right and left posterior apex to mid
seminal vesicles negative
Four PSA tests undetectable, latest Oct 30


wesd40
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   Posted 11/3/2009 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Crewa2, Way to go!!
I am seven weeks out and last night got brave enough to
go with out a pad. It was a dry night. The night before 20mg of levetra did the trick for a successful session with the lovely wife. All thats left is to get a zero in Dec 11th.:),Wes

crewa2
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 43
   Posted 11/4/2009 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
great news Wes, thanks everyone for the woo-hoos
Age 44 (43 at diagnosis)
5/6/2009 1st ever PSA 4.3
Referred to Urologist
DRE: Nodule felt on left side
6/19/2009 Biopsy done, 10 samples
6/25/2009 All 5 left side positive Gleason 3+3=6 40-60%
RRP performed 9/17/09 Catheter out 9/22/09
Final path: Tumor involved 20% of gland, PT2c Nx Mx, Gleason 6, Organ Confined, Clear Margins
Continence since cath out, viagra works pretty good for ED
6 weeks post OP PSA <0.1


English Alf
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   Posted 11/4/2009 3:23 PM (GMT 0)   
Well done.
 
I've got my first post-op test next week. resuklts a week later.
Anyone got any tips about anything I should ask the uro about? Or anything helpful so I'm ready for whatever he tells me?
 
Alfred
 
 

Age at Dx 48         No Family history  of Prostate Cancer

Married 25 years, and I cannot thank my wife enough for her support.

April 2009: PSA 8.6  DRE: negative. Tumour in 2 out of 12 cores. Gleason 3+3.

RALP (nerve-sparing) at AVL-NKI Hospital Amsterdam on 29th July 2009. Stay 1 night.

Partial erections on 1st and 2nd Aug 2009, Catheter out on 6th Aug 2009. 

Dry at night, but wearing pads 24/7

Post-op Gleason 3+4. Seminal Vesicles invaded, but otherwise negative margins,

Erection 100% on 15th Aug 2009   Stopped wearing pads on 21st Sept 2009

Pre-op style intercourse on 24th Oct 2009 !! No use of tablets, jabs, VED etc.

 

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