Sonny - IMRT #4 Is In the Bag

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Sonny3
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   Posted 12/4/2009 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Not much to say except the treatments are becoming fairly routine. Twice through the machine, 14 minutes.

Have a make up tomorrow for the one I missed on Wednesday. So I'll still be on track, 1 week, 5 treatments.

This is one other time in my life that I hope for the mundane and ordinary each day.

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)


Jakester
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 284
   Posted 12/4/2009 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go Sonny.... keep having those non-event treatments!

Are you going in the morning or afternoon if you have the choice? and why?

Our best,
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, seeing radiation oncologist 12/09/09 ... odd call from GP, annual bloodwork shows triglycerides over 400 despite being on a statin


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 12/4/2009 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny, I must say I like non-event treatments! I do hope it continues that way. Thanks for keeping us posted on progress. We think about you and Lynn every day without fail.

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 : 25364
   Posted 12/4/2009 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny, my brother, so glad that you are having a smooth SRT so far, hope it stays that way. There were a few times in mine, where it took so long, like 50-55 minutes, that I would find myself dozing off on the table.

Hope Lynn is still going smooth with hers, that is a horse of a different color for sure.

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


Sonny3
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   Posted 12/4/2009 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Jake, yep going in the morning at 8:30am. They gave me a choice and I want to get it done first thing so I have the rest of the day to do stuff. Well a little stuff, then claim fatigue and sit on my butt in front of that new 55" LED and watch the ball games.

Jeff, thanks for the support man.

David, I will gladly accept the plain and mundane everyday of the 35 treatments, if I can get it.

Lynn completed her 7th of 13 today. Once again she was in and out in 5 minutes. Only thing is the look she has when she comes out now. When they made that hard drying, net type material mask before she began, she was not on the steroids yet. Now that her face has blossomed big time from the roids, she comes out with these little squares impressed all over her face. She says that the most painful part of the treatment is having to squeeze into the mask. Every day is seems to be getting tighter and tighter. She just hopes to be able to get through without having to cast another mask.

I love her to death and she is cute as a button, but she is beginning to look like the sister of Pillsbury Dough Boy. It is really bugging her.

Well that's all from a soggy, chilly and rainy (24hrs) Orlando,

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)


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25364
   Posted 12/4/2009 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny, even though its been 10 years, I still remember the horror of the mask I had to wear 35 times in my previous neck/throat RT. I think I hated that part as much as what it was doing to me. When I was through ,they asked me if I wanted to keep it. You should have seen the look I gave them. I feel for your Lynn in that, and I need to correct you, properly she would be the Pilsbury Dough Girl, not Boy, lol. My very best to her, glad she only has 6 more to go. And more importantly, hope it works.

David in also a very cold, damp, SC. Chance of snow mixed with rain tommorow here, then down to upper 20s.
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

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