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Purgatory
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   Posted 11/12/2009 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Ten more to go.  Today's mercy was that it was one of my rare 20 minute sessions.  Don't think I hardly said a word up there, too tired and sore.  It was all I could do to make myself go today.  I just lay there on the table, and closed my eyes, and listened to the machine index its seven positions, and make that click click click sound of the zapping itself.
 
Canceled all my afternoon plans and went straight home.
 
David in SC
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


Sleepless09
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   Posted 11/12/2009 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Good on you David.

It's been four months and a couple of weeks since my surgery, and I remain tired --- in need of a good long sleep and sometimes a quick nap in the afternoon. How you soldier on leaves me in awe David.

One more tomorrow, then you have a couple of days to sleep before you plunge into the dash to the finish line.

I wish I lived close by to help with the driving, or something.

The cheer you hear from up here in the frozen north is:

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    


Sonny3
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   Posted 11/12/2009 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
David,

10 and a wake-up. After tomorrow you're into singles digits. Just resolve yourself to do nothing for the next 10 days. Make it to the treatments and then zone out and rest. There is not much more too important in your daily activities right now. So let them slide.

My best wishes and prayers continue for you daily. Hang in there brother.

Sonny
61 years old
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
<5%, 90%, 40%
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
CT Organ Scan - negative
Nuclear Bone Scan - Negative

da Vinci 9/17/09 Dr. Mani Menon Henry Ford Medical Institute

Post Surgery Pathology:
Gleason: Changed to (4+3) = 7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5%
ALL NERVES SPARED
Margins: focally positive right posterior mid level
Perineural Invasion: present
Seminal Invasion: absent
Venous Invasion: absent
Angiolymphatic Invasion: absent
Left Internal iliac lymph node: reveals zero
Right Internal lymph node: reveals zero


Purgatory
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   Posted 11/12/2009 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Sheldon,

I appreciate you sincere care and offer to help. I wish all of us here at HW lived close enough to help one another at times in real life.
My wife is wanting to take time off work to help me get through the last 2 weeks, but I hate for her to use up her PTO hours to drive me 13 miles each way. It's not the driving there and back that wears me out. It's the radiation.

My techs saw the difference in my face today, and wanted to know if I needed any pain meds. I thanked them, told them I had some at home, plus can't take them and drive.

They did say, that with RT, or SRT in this case, the toxcity of radiation poison not only builds up through the 5 treatments during the week ,but builds up with each passing week. They said it was evident that my body was very sensitive to it, some of us, some of us aren't. I knew this would be a rough path for me in particular, one that I had hoped and prayed I wouldn't have to travel for the second time in my life.

Yes, I am nearing the end, but it will still be a long 10 treatments in my book. When I left there, took both women to help me up again, felt kind of stunned and dazed to be honest. Searing pain in my penis and rectum, entire abdomen was sore and swollen feeling, very sensitive to the touch, and of course ,the SP catheter tube exit felt like it was on fire. By the time I changed back into my street clothes and started walking away, was so nasueated that for the first time, thought I was going to hurl.

This SRT just has to work, that is what I keep convincing myself, would hate to think all this additional pain and suffering was ultimately in vain. The jury is still way out on these results.

The support here is great. And like I have told anyone that will listen, for whatever little bit of good I do here for others, especially our newly dx friends, I still take more from here than I can possibly give.

I know my current story isn't a pleasant or particually happy segment, but I feel duty bound to give an honest first hand account of how SRT came about for me so soon, and what that journey is like.

For the 90% of men that breeze through RT and SRT, I am not jealous, I am genuinely happy for them.

David in SC

Ps Sometimes one doesn't know how much of a fighter they are, until they are in the ropes. Right now, I honestly feel that my brain and self determination is way stronger than my weakening body is at this point. If I were to listen to the pains of the flesh right now, I would drop out of SRT and call it quits.
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


Purgatory
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   Posted 11/12/2009 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny, thanks for your kindness. I know you are the real thing. Too many people depending on me for stuff at the local end, wish it were that easy jsut to zone out.

Hope you are still adjusting your overall thinking to what lies before you. You have the full power of the brotherhood here at HW behind you. Their is strength in numbers. I couldn't imagine going through what many of us go through in these epic battles alone. I still have a wonderful wife and kids to help as needed, and my brothers and sisters here. Not sure I could have made myself push so hard with the set backs, struggles, and never ending path this far if I were on my own.

For those that know me well, and sometimes its hard to pick that up from type words on a screen, when I start coming across sounding as weak or downtrodden, it is only the pain in my body talking. I am the first to admit that I don't have, never did, and probably will never have a high tolerance for pain. So bear with me, one and all, blame it on the pain.

Even more so than for myself Sonny, I wish I could snap my fingers and make your re-occurance disapear, and heal your wife back to a good natural state of health.

David in sC
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


lewvino
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   Posted 11/12/2009 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Just think - 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Then Its over!!!!

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


Purgatory
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   Posted 11/12/2009 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Larry, 10 left sounds better than the 39 I started with.
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


Jerry1
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   Posted 11/12/2009 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
 
David,
 
Sounds like you are getting tired as you near the end of your treatments ,I guess even 10 at this point seems endless.  You have been very strong and given the rest of us a deeper knowledge of what is involved when a recurrance happens.  For the first time in a year I am able to urinate without intense pain and not running to the bathroom but I feel this will be short lived.  I go Monday for my follow-up PSA last one was 0.3 if it goes up I guess my next stop is radiation.  I would feel better about going in if I thought it was a local recurrance but cannot seem to find any information on my stats that indicate local.  I was so happy with my good Path report at the time and my surgeon was so sure he got it all but it goes to show this monster is always hiding and waiting.
 
Hang in there you are in our thought and prayers.
 
Jerry & MJ
Age 69
DX 8/13/08 , PSA 4.0, Biopsy 14 samples 1 positive 12% of sample,
Gleason Score 4+4 =8  Bone scan and MRI negative
Da Vince surgery on Oct 17, 08 Florida Hospital Dr Vipul Patel
Post Gleason report  4+4 = 8 Lymph nodes on both sides negative
margins Negative  Stage II (pt2a) 
Cath out on October 29th left in longer due to small leak.
11/19/08 dry no more pads
12/2/08 first PSA <0.1
 3/6/09 6 Month PSA 0.0
6/3/09 9 month  PSA 0.1
7/14/09  PSA still 0.1
10/15/09 PSA 0.3
10/26/09 surgery to remove 3 clips in bladder neck that formed stones and caused burning and pressure for 9 months.  Finally relief but may now be looking at radation.
 


60Michael
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   Posted 11/12/2009 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
David,
I hear the weariness in your words and my hope and prayer is, that like surgery, soon this will be just a fading memory for you. Take care and rest as you can my friend.
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive
59 yo when diagnosed
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
Margins not involved
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
8/5 1 depend at night only
 started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Great family
Michael


Jakester
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   Posted 11/12/2009 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
David, I doubt you wanted to be icon but you sure are an inspiration to me and others. You are almost at the end and in the winner's circle!

Jerry1, I don't know a fraction of what David and the others know about PC so I can only relay what my urologist/surgeon told me today (note the similarity between your stats and mine). He said although my margins were clear, the pathologist doesn't examine every bit of tissue and therefore could miss some cancer tissue (and therefore still a local).

Good luck to all,
Jake
Diagnosed 8/2008 Pre-op psa 4.2, Age 60 at dx
7 of 12 biopsies positive 3+3
DaVinci LRP 11/08
Post Op pathology clear margins, confined to prostate, absent extraprostatic extension, vascular or perineural. Gleason 3+4=7, 5-10% of 4 and location in right mid-gland.
3 month psa .1 2/09, 6 month .1 5/09, 9 month .2 8/09
broke ankle bones 6/09
9/21/09 Bone scan clear, psa still .2
11/12/09 chest xray was clear, psa however up to .3, being referred to radiation next week


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 11/12/2009 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
David: I am not surprosed at your exaustion. I knkow that it is a difficult time for you. Knowing that you are down for the count is really exciting. If I can give just a bit of advise....Just keep the afternoon open for rest. Don't try to schedule much in the afternoons. As you told Sonny..If I just had the majic of a finger snap to make this difficult times pass. I would snap for Sonny and Lynn as well as for you my friend.

I hope you know that I am with you in spirit. Get some rest my brother.

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
1year psa <0.01
ED- 5 mg Cialis daily, pump daily, going to try MUSE next. Next step injections.


Purgatory
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   Posted 11/12/2009 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Jerry, I had pretty clean pathology too, and didn't expect re-occurance for years at best. PC does what it wants to do, you have to make up your mind about that. Logic or fairness has nothing to do with it. I hope you do well ahead.

Michael, I can hope for the day that this will be a bad blur in the past. That would be nice.

Jake, definitely not an icon, not worthy of that honor. Just had a few bad twists and turns in what should have been a simple thing. Trying to make the best of a bad thing.

Jeff, thanks, I have gone from staying busy while going through SRT, to now just existing to make to the next treatment.

Ohio, my wife is on stand by for that honor if needed, and my youngest son works 10 mins from the clinic if I ever walked out of there unable to drive
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


Modelshipwright
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   Posted 11/12/2009 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey David,

Take it easy tonight and know that tomorrow is the last one for this week. 72 hours of R&R over the weekend.

Keep well,
Regards,
Bill

Purgatory
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   Posted 11/12/2009 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Bill, thanks, in some ways, it was a fast week, just not an easy week.
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


jetguy
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   Posted 11/12/2009 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
David, I am truly sorry that you are having so many problems with your radiation.  I just don't understand why some suffer so much and others (myself) so little.  I admire your fortitude and clarity of thought considering the misery you are experiencing. 
 
A friend of my parents used to say, "With patience, perseverance, and a little sweet oil, this too, shall pass."  In your case, I hope that it is successful, 'cause it sure has been an endurance contest.
 
Best,
 
Bill
August of 2006, PSA up to 4.2 from 2.7 one year ago. 
October free and total PSA 12% free and 5.0 total.
A month, or so later, 4.7.
Late in the year decide on Image Guided IMRT.
Begin 43 treatments on January 23, 2007 and finish on March 23.
 
Wow, almost two years behind.  I had a typical radiation bounce that
scared me, but it seems to be ok.  PSA is about 1.0 which is ok for
a rad guy at this stage of the game.
 
Got my FAA medical certificate back four months after starting my
treatment.  It's still a First Class, just jumping through a few hoops.
 
October, 2009.  Latest PSA is still 1.0 - that would make you surgery guys nuts, but it's just fine for a rad guy.


Purgatory
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   Posted 11/12/2009 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Bill. Haven't had a chance to speak at you for a while. I just consider our PC journeys the luck of the draw.
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


Jerry1
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   Posted 11/12/2009 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Jakester,
 
Thanks for the information our state are similar except I was a Gleason 8 glad to hear its possible for a local recurrance I do not like the doubleing time seems like quite a jump from 0.1 to 0.3 but we have to take it one step at a time.  Thanks David for the support will be glad one way or the other when I get the results of my next PSA these last few weeks have been hell.  almost feel like doing nothing and let the chips fall where they may.
 
Jerry1
Age 69
DX 8/13/08 , PSA 4.0, Biopsy 14 samples 1 positive 12% of sample,
Gleason Score 4+4 =8  Bone scan and MRI negative
Da Vince surgery on Oct 17, 08 Florida Hospital Dr Vipul Patel
Post Gleason report  4+4 = 8 Lymph nodes on both sides negative
margins Negative  Stage II (pt2a) 
Cath out on October 29th left in longer due to small leak.
11/19/08 dry no more pads
12/2/08 first PSA <0.1
 3/6/09 6 Month PSA 0.0
6/3/09 9 month  PSA 0.1
7/14/09  PSA still 0.1
10/15/09 PSA 0.3
10/26/09 surgery to remove 3 clips in bladder neck that formed stones and caused burning and pressure for 9 months.  Finally relief but may now be looking at radation.
 


Purgatory
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   Posted 11/12/2009 9:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Jerry, I went through those same feelings and emotions for a while when it appeared I would be dealing with a quick re-occurance. Took me a while to come to terms with needing radiation, especially since I had such a hard time with it years ago. In the end, if I have to go down one day because of PC, I am going to go down fighting with all I can. Good luck to you.

David in SC
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


RJohn
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 11/12/2009 11:29 PM (GMT -6)   
David,

I log in just to check your daily updates. You can do this last lap! We're there with you every step of the way.

Robert
54
routine yearly physical PSA 7.9
biopsy positive 04/2009
Da Vinci @ Vanderbilt 06/2009
Gleason 3+4
PSA 08/2009 0.1


pa69
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 260
   Posted 11/13/2009 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi David,

Just 10 treatments left. It's easy for me to say but I can't imagine how much suffering it means for you. I'll be intensely watching the countdown continue until its completion. At that time I and all others on this forum will bask in the success of your treatment. Can't wait for the celebration to begin!

Hang in there,
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


Purgatory
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   Posted 11/13/2009 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Bob, the real celebration will need to wait until I get at least two PSAs of zero in the future, then and only then might I be convinced that the cancer has been beat.

When these treatments end, I am going into a 10 week long cancer re-hab program, to help me build my strength up and fight some of the effects of treatment and fatigue.

In my journey so far, I only ever had a single zero psa, so my joy didnt last for long.

Thanks for your concerns and care.

David in SC
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

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