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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 23
   Posted 11/19/2009 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Just a hello to my friends here at healing well. I have not logged on in quite a while but think of you guys often. I try to visit the chat rooms on Wednesday evenings. I haven't noticed anyone in there the past couple times (although I didn't look last night; ya know Glee was on and well that's my show). Is there a new time?? My dad is doing fantastic. No new news yet. I am not sure when he starts radiation. He needs to get all healed up from surgery first. As for me, I'm about to finish student teaching and GRADUATE college! SO excited!! David, read your posts, very glad you are almost finished with radiation. Hang in there!! Thank you everyone so much for being there for me in my time of need. You may never know the amount of relief you brought to me.

Daughter worried about dad
Locally advanced prostate cancer
CT scan negative
PSA 7.9
Gleeson 7 (3+4)
Age 54
1 postive margin (seminal vesicle)
Robotic nerve sparing surgery Oct 2009
Scheduling for radiation

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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 11/19/2009 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello and Hugs to you Kelli, knew you were missing, hoping you would pop up, and you did!

Very glad indeed, that your dear dad is doing well and holding his own.

Happy you are about to grad from college, that is an exciting event in life.

I am making it one day at a time, getting near the end.

Please stay in touch with us.

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
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery
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

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 1804
   Posted 11/20/2009 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Heah Kelli ... good to hear from you!

Congratulations on your dad's progress and your upcoming graduation - an exciting time indeed!

Come back and keep us posted on how life is going ...
Husband diagnosed in 2/2008 at age 57 with stage T1c. Robotic surgery performed 3/2008. Stage upgraded to T3a (single small EPE in posterior left). Perineural tumor infiltration present. Apex margin, bladder neck and SV negative. Final Gleason 3+4 SA. PSA: 0.0 til July 2009. August 2009 PSA was 0.1, in September it was 0.3 Met with radiation oncologist, CT scan and bone scan clean. Third PSA on October 16 - PSA BACK TO UNDETECTABLE! Next PSA scheduled for early December. No radiation treatment at this time!

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