Sonny - IMRT #3- We got er dun

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Sonny3
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   Posted 12/3/2009 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
No machine problems today. 14 mins again. One trip through for the CT Scan and 1 trip for the Rad. My wife was in and out in 5 mins, no kidding, 5 mins. Worked for me, I let her go pick up the records copies that we wanted for her and me.

They asked if I would like to come in Saturday to get the make-up from yesterday. Told them yes, let's keep on schedule. Yesterday I met with the doc and when I mentioned that Christmas and New Years being on Friday would push me into another week, he said that we could double up on a couple of days and git er dun in the 7 weeks.

I am to talk to him about that when we get together next Thursday. If we are going to do that I think it would be best in the first couple of weeks as opposed to waiting towards the end.

Any body have any ideas about this?

So far it's beginning to look like SSDD. Same Stuff Different Day. I sure hope that all 35 of the treatments go like these first few. Not realistic I know, as time goes on the body is bound to show it's dislike for this stuff, but we can hope can't we.

It's still "Every Day is a Bonus" for me.

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
Post Surgery Pathology:
Gleason: Changed to (4+3) = 7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5%
NERVES SPARED-positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
30 day PSA 0.4, 50 day psa 0.53, 64 day psa 0.6
IMRT scheduled to begin Nov 30,2009 (74 days post surgery)


qjenxu
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 187
   Posted 12/3/2009 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
where is your team photo Sonny?

I am glad that treatment so far is easy and smooth for both you and your wife. i agree with you, do it early rather than later.

with all 35 would like these two.

Best

Jennifer

Sonny3
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   Posted 12/3/2009 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Jennifer,

And how are you, your husband and the little one doing? I have seen you post in reply a number of times but I don't recall seeing any updates on your husband. If they are there, I just missed them and I am sorry for that.

Thank you for the well wishes,

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
Post Surgery Pathology:
Gleason: Changed to (4+3) = 7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5%
NERVES SPARED-positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
30 day PSA 0.4, 50 day psa 0.53, 64 day psa 0.6
IMRT scheduled to begin Nov 30,2009 (74 days post surgery)


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 12/3/2009 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny, What can I say but WOW. Nice to know that one of my buddies and making an easy go of it. I can tell you that mone of my teacher friends did RT and He would leave school got to treatment and then back to work. Never had a single problem. Did not miss a day of work.

I am just shocked that Lynn's treatment is so short. We will keep both of you in our prayers.

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.


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 12/3/2009 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny, your rad clinic is way more efficient than what I went through, but then we were on two entirely different machines and protocal.
Glad you got it done today. Our clinic isnt open on weekends, so there would never be a Saturday make up. Also, you mentioned two in one day? Just based on my experience, that would be pushing a lot.

You are doing great, hope you continue to. But for the average person, the toxcity build up takes a good couple to three weeks, so while you feel great now, just don't be disapointed if you start feeling it later. Not trying to jinx you, just being honest.

Was also glad that Lynn is doing well with hers too.

Just like I did, you are knocking it off a chip at the time.

David in SC

Tommorow will be one week since my 39th and final zap was over. I basically feel as weak and sore as I did last week, the only difference is no more of that searing burning pain through my SP cath. I can tell its getting near time to change out the cath for a fresh one ,as the number of spasms has been increasing both in quantity and severity. My poor bladder is the real victim here, lol.
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


Bluenose
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 260
   Posted 12/3/2009 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   

 

  ..great to hear from you Sonny and the positive attitude...as Tony's montra, "stay positive" and with what I've read from you....as far as the average person, what I've read here for a bit, normally you'll do great brother......hang tuff, don't let others bring you and yours down. It's about about you and yours.....and we're with you....thinkin' about you tonight...good luck bro...


 
  age: 53 @ Dx, Pre-op PSA Feb 08' 5.0, April 08' 4.1
  Biopsy 5.1.08, 5 of 15 cores postive, T2a, Gleason 3+4=7
  DaVinci performed 7.29.08
  Bladder sling installed, umbilical hernia repaired during surgery.
  Path report, "cancer fully contained, margins clear".
  Cath removed 8.8.08, ED therapy begins 8.9.08
  100mg Viagra three times a week, pump for ten minutes daily
  and hold for ten minutes.
  8.16.08 switched to Levitra 20mg, immediate results
  9.15.08 Pad free at night, one thin (light) pad during the day
  9.18.08 1st Post-op PSA Undetectable Zero's....Yes!
  12.22.08 2nd Post-op PSA  Zero's still...
  6.23.09 1yr Post-op PSA Still a zero..
  Pads gone 1.3.09, finally found the courage...Thanks ya'll
          ".....tryin' to reason with hurricane season...."
       


Ed C. (Old67)
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2458
   Posted 12/4/2009 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny,
Glad to hear that the Tomo machine is doing well for you. I hope the rest of the sessions will follow the same pattern. Keep us posted.
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

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