Moral of the Story: The End of My SRT Journey

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Purgatory
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   Posted 11/27/2009 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I copied my own answer from below, didn't want it lost in the shuffle.  Wanted to say this while the mood hit:
 
I did nothing special with this SRT. It was either agree to it, or wait and let the PC come back and get me. At 57, with a beautiful wife of almost 36 years, 3 great kids, and 2 grand kids, I was not about to give in or give up.

The radiation for me was a big deal to consent. i don't think some here understand fully, but what i went through in the past soured me completely on any type of radiation. It was a painful traumatic event for me back then, so when I knew my PC was back, I was mentally devestated. My radiation oncologist and my uro/surgeon knew that I was 100% against doing the the SRT.

But I had to look beyond my fears and apprehensions, look deep inside. I don't know when I will die, or how, I know that I could still die in a car wreck next time I leave the house, or have a massive heart attack, but we can't live thinking that way.

I feel I still have some good years left to me, got almost 30 years in the world of accounting, finance, and IT, somewhere, someone will want to hire a guy with my experience and reputation. I am not through with my creative side. I still have other books in my head waiting for me to write and get published. Really getting into the film making genre, still hoping to make a mark in the world that way.

And then when I look at my family, they love and need me, at least for as long as I am allowed to be here.

So saying all this, I had to bite the bullet, I had to do the SRT, and despite wanting to give up when it got hard, I suffered on with the pains and fears (and trust me, I am no superman, I don't play the macho man game, I am very sensitive to meds, treatments, and don't have a natural high pain tolerance) and just kept on keeping on, day by day, week by week. Determined, that I will not give up of my own free will to prostate cancer. If it ever takes me out for good, it will only because it beat me into the ground and there was nothing left I could do.

That is the message I want to leave about the experience I just went through. We have brothers here that have suffered all kinds of terrible setback and painful events. I feel and emphathize with each and every one. I know too, that their loved ones suffering too, watching their dads, their husbands, their lovers, etc as they endure what they endure.

We need to stick together. The depth and degree of true care at HW among us is special and unique. It's real to me, we have a lot of people that really care. There is strength in numbers, and we need to be as one, to help each and every brother through the twists and turns of prostate cancer. Excuse my French, but PC is a true ******, and I hate it for what it is and what it does to us, but we can fight it together, learn from one another, help one another, encourage one another, and claim victory when we can. That's what it is all about to me.

Peace be 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
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


Modelshipwright
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   Posted 11/27/2009 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Well said David.

Regards,
Bill

maldugs
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   Posted 11/27/2009 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Those are my sentiments also David, glad it's over, hope you get a great result!

regards Mal.
age 67 PSA 5.8 DRE slightly firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07 5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7 right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a
RP on 30th July,

Post op Pathology, tumour stage T3a 4+3=7, microcsopic evidence of capsular penetration, seminal vessels, bladder neck,are free of tumour, lymph nodes clear, no evidence of metastatic malignancy, tumour does not extend to the apical margins.

Post op PSA 0.5 26th Sept.
PSA 23rd Oct.0.5 seeing Radiation Onocologist 31st Oct.
Started radiation treatment on 5th Dec, to continue until 24 Jan. 08.
Finished treatment, next PSA on 30th April.
PSA 30th April 0.4
PSA 30th July 0.5
PSA 27th Oct 0.4 (I am now 68)
PSA 11th March 09 0.5
PSA 3rd August 09 0.6
PSA 25th November 0.6 (I am now 69)
next PSA January 2010


qjenxu
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   Posted 11/27/2009 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
good speech!

David, life is tough, life is unfair, and life could be painful manytimes. Thank you for being one of the inspiration here who give me lots of courage to fight.

Regards

Jennifer

John T
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   Posted 11/27/2009 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
David'
With all you have been through I hope it is finally over and you can go back to living a normal life.
JT

64 years old.

PSA rising for 10 years to 40, free psa 10-15. Had 5 urologists, 12 biopsies and MRIS all neg. Doctors DXed BPH and continue to get biopsies yearly. 13th biopsy positive in 10-08, 2 cores of 25, G6 less than 5%. Scheduled for surgery as recommended by Urological Oncologist.

2nd Opinion from Dr Sholtz, a Prostate Oncologist, said DX wrong, pathology shows indolant cancer, but psa history indicates large cancer or metastasis. Futher tests and Color Doppler confirmed large transition zone tumor that 13 biopsies and MRIS missed. G7, 4+3, approx 16mmX18mm.

Combidex MRI in Holland eliminated lymphnode mets. Casodex and Proscar reduced psa to 0.6 and prostate from 60mm to 32mm. Changed diet, no meat and dairy. All staging tests indicate that tumor is local and non agressive. (PAP, PCA3, MRIS, Color Doppler, Combidex, tumor reaction to diet and Casodex, and tumor location in transition zone). Surgery a poor option because tumor is located next to the urethea and positive margin is very likely; permanent incontenance is also high probability with surgery.

Seed implants on 5-19-09, 3 hours door to door, no pain, minor side affects are frequency and urgency; very controlable with Flowmax and lasted 4 weeks. Daily activities resumed day after implants with no restrictions. Gold markers implanted with seeds to guide IMRT.

25 treatments of IMRT 6 weeks after seed implants. No side affects at all.

PSA at end of treatment 0.02 mostly the result of Casodex. When I stop Casodex next week expect PSA to rise. Next PSA in November. Treatments and side affects have greatly exceeded my expectations. Glad to have this 11 year journey finally conclude.

JohnT


Purgatory
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   Posted 11/27/2009 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
A big thanks to you, Jennifer.

JohnT, that's all I want, as they say, sick and tired of being sick and tired. Slightly over a year from the surgery that was suppose to end all this nonsense, and here I am still in the midst of the battle. Looking forward to next week without any radiation, and hoping some of the pangs and pains disapate or at least fade away. When i meet with my uro/surgeon Dec 7th, see what new game plan we come up with for ridding myself of the SP cath. The probable course is another short day surgery early in January, so that he can do a full dialation of my bladder neck and urethra. He wanted to do two more during my radiation, but I was too sore and swollen, so the rad. dr. nixed that plan for the duration. I am all for him doing it while I am under, then he can also remove the SP, and I know in advance that I will have to have a standard foley for at least 2 weeks after, to give time for the bladder wall to heal from what will be 3 plus months of the SP.

If after that, I can be a normal person and pee on my own without blockage, I will feel like a new man for 2010.

As far as post SRT psa, its out of my hands and out of my doctors hands. The jury is out, and I can only hope whatever PC was left after surgery, was local, and that my 72 gys of radiation kills it off.

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


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 11/27/2009 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
My friend David,

I hope you know that many of us have walked with you through each day of your treatment. We thank you for allowing us to share the pains and discomforts of your treatments. You give us strength through your actions.

I know that many of us just do what we have to do when faced with situations of health. So many say "I could not do this or that, When in reality We do what we have to do. " You have been a mentor and a source of info for so many new PC people on here. We only hope that our words have been encouraging to you and make this difficult trip just a bit easier.

I for one have found a new friend in the world. Thanks you David

Your Brother in PC
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.


pa69
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   Posted 11/27/2009 10:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi David,

I raised my glass for you at dinner tonight in celebration of the end of this part of your journey. I appreciate you taking the time and energy to share your journey through the pain you had to endure.

Thanks so much,
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


livinadream
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   Posted 11/28/2009 6:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for taking the time to write this David. We all have so much to live for and unfortunately sometimes it takes something as big as cancer to make us realize it. I to hope and pray you have many blessed years to show your love for your family and friends.

peace to you
Dale
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 47 (current)

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/dalechildress

My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes (3 positive) was 4+4=8
I had 44 IMRT's
Casodex
Currently on Lupron
I go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America
Married with two kids
latest PSA 5-27-08 0.11

PSA July 24th, 2008 is 0.04
PSA Dec 16th, 2008 is .016
PSA Mar 30th, 2009 is .02
PSA July 28th 2009 is .01
PSA OCt 15th 2009 is .11

Testosterone keeps rising, the current number is 156, up from 57 in May

T level dropped to 37 Mar 30th, 2009
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%


Purgatory
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   Posted 11/28/2009 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Ohio, Jeff, and Bob

It's out of my hands, Dale, as we both know, but that is all I want at this point in life.
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


grouchytx
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   Posted 11/28/2009 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I know it has been a hard trip.  I also know it is now going to be better.  My word on it.
 
Bill
Age: 63
 
Gleason: 8 (5+3) Biopsys ranged from 90% to 100%
Refused surgery and hormone therapy. Doctor really made an argument for benefits of hormone therapy, I could not accept the consequences.
 
Just finished 17 of 28 daily radiation treatments.  Will then get seed implants.  (Edit notation: Plan is now to do High Dose Rate Brachytherapy)
 
PSA: 13
 
Let the chips fall where they may.


Purgatory
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   Posted 11/28/2009 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the encouragement Bill
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


Jerry1
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   Posted 11/28/2009 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
 
 
David,
 
We are both are so happy that this part of the journey is now behind you.  We both know you are a fighter and feel that this time you killed the monster.  Thank you so much for all your advice even though you were going through so much you always took the time to be supportive.  Not sure what my next step will be but I know I will always have support and advice on whatever path I chose.
 
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.
 


Purgatory
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   Posted 11/28/2009 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you jerry and mj, you are guys are great
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


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 11/28/2009 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
David,
I truly hope that all the pain and suffering that you have been through will finally get you the cure that we all hope for. May you be cure from PC and have a zero PSA for the rest of your life.
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


Purgatory
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   Posted 11/28/2009 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you very much Ed, same wishes for you too
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


Mike E
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   Posted 11/28/2009 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
David, You are an amazing man--an inspiration to all. Thank you for sharing your journey and baring your soul. You have taken something evil and used it for good for many. Thank you for the encouragement. May God grant you health and peace in the many years you have ahead with your family and friends.
Age 56
After several years of being treated for on and off prostatitis, my PSA stopped responding to Cipro...
PSA: 2.56 (up from 1.6 over a year and a half)
Bone Scan: negative
Biopsy: 8/21/09 6/12 plugs were positive for cancer
open RRP done at Johns Hopkins: 10/7/09
Upgraded Gleason to 4+5 = 9 (from an 8)
Tumor extent: Moderate
Margins: Positive 1 mm
Extraprostatic Extension: could not be distinguished because of incision site
No seminal vesicle or lymphatic invasion
Stage: pT2x
11/21: Incontinence- mostly dry at night, but little progress during the day, multiple pads
ED: Nothing but fleeting twinges of hope every now and then


clearwatercowboy
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   Posted 11/29/2009 12:52 AM (GMT -6)   
David,
 
We are hoping that you will do well now after having to undergo the many days of painful radiation therapy.  This most recent post really puts a good summation on what you have been through, and we thank you for being willing to share it with those that have undergone the same therapy, and those of us that may have to proceed to that step, as you had.  You are blessed to have the family and friends that you have, and it has been inspiring to read daily your updates, and the encouragement from so many.
 
I find myself tonight thinking of our Sonny boy, as he and Lynn venture into the Radiation vault tomorrow.  And like you, we wish them both well with their forthcoming therapy, as they work together to find a way to heal.
 
Hang in there David, and keep positive thoughts so to better heal the mind, body and soul
 
Dallas
RRP May 04, 2009
Pre-op Gleason 6
Post-op Gleason 7


Purgatory
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   Posted 11/29/2009 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Big thanks, Reedy and Dallas.

You are quite right, our Brother Sonny, and his dear wife, Lynn, start the next step of their respective journeys tommorow. They will need their own dose of determination and courage, and I hope, trust, and pray they dig deep inside themseves and pull through it in good shape, both mind and body.

Sonny knows first hand, he can come here, like I did, and suck in words of encouragement and feel the oneness we have here at HW, and continue on day by day himself.

Just because some don't write much, or as ofter, or as eloquent in their own minds, doesnt matter. We still share the same fears and worries, pains and aches, tepidations, and of course , hopes and dreams of beating the PC monster and all it does to 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


DJBearGuy
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   Posted 11/29/2009 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   
David,

Congratulations on finishing the grueling Prostate Marathon. Hmm, no I guess it was longer than that. Prostate World Series. No, longer than that. Prostate Tour de France?

I bet if you decided to write up your experience, you'd do a great job.

DJ
Diagnosis at age 53. PSA 2007 about 2; PSA 2008 4.3
Biopsy September 2008: 6 of 12 cores positive; Gleason 4+3 = 7
CT and Bone scan negative
Da Vinci surgery at City of Hope December 8, 2008
Radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection
Catheter out on 7th day, replaced on 8th day, out again 14th day following negative cystogram
Pathology: pT2c; lymph nodes negative; margins involved; 41 grams, 8% involved by tumor; same Gleason 4+3=7
PSA 1/22/08 non-detectable! 8-)
4/23/09, 07/30/09, Oct 2009 still undetectable!


Rolerbe
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   Posted 11/29/2009 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
David,
 
Hope this is the last hurdle for you and puts you in the clear.
51 YO
PSA at Dx: 8.2
DaVinci RALP: 10/31/08 -- Great MD in New Haven, CT
Negative margins, no extra-capsular involvement
One nerve spared
PSA at 0 for just over a year now.
 
 

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