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Purgatory
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   Posted 12/23/2009 7:34 AM (GMT -6)   
This is my second Christmas season I have spent here at HW.  I have met so many new friends here in that year, including those on line and in person.
 
Want to extend this greeting to Peter for having such a wonderful source for us to use, and to each of our moderators who do a tough job keeping our cat fights down to a minimum.
 
To each of my friends here, both male and female.  Your combined support and care has carried me forward through many a dark moment and set back this past year, I will always be  greatful for your knowledge and heart felt care.
 
This is a great place, and is a real part of my day to day life.  For whatever I contribute, I trust you I take back more in return.
 
And as one of my favorite songs says, "Let there be peace on Earth, and let it begin with me.  Let there be peace on Earth, the way it was meant to be."
 
May all my PC brothers and their families have a wonderful and heart filled holiday, and may the year 2010 be a great one for all
 
David and Peggy in the great Palmetto State of South Carolina
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
Post SRT PSA:
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 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 in place


CPA
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   Posted 12/23/2009 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, David.  Trust you and Peggy will have a great Christmas season and that you are now well on your way to healing.  David

Diagnosed Dec 2007 during annual routine physical at age 55
PSA doubled from previous year from 1.5 to 3.2
12 biopsies - 2 pos; 2 marginal
Gleason 3+3; upgraded to 4+3 post surgery
RRP 4 Feb 08; both nerves spared
Good pathology - no margins - all encapsulated
Catheter out Feb 13 - pad free Feb 16
PSA every 90 days - ZERO's everytime!
Great wife and family who take very good care of me


Purgatory
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   Posted 12/23/2009 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, David. You been a great friend here today. The best to you and your faamily, and keep those zero's rolling in next year.

We can get excited, tax seasons is upon us soon, lol.

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
Post SRT PSA:
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 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 in place


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 12/23/2009 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
CHEERS..
 
7 hour drive to West Texas to visit Mom for me in the morning.
 
I used to almost dread the trip but am now greatful I can and more importantly that she's still there.

Magaboo
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   Posted 12/23/2009 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Right back at you David. Have a wonderful holiday season and a happy, healthy and prosperous 2010.
Keeping my fingers x'd for a good PSA result today.
All the best to you.
 
Magaboo

Born Sept 1936
PSA 7.9
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
open RP 28 Nov 06 (nerve sparing), Post op staging T3a
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; 3 days before Rad Start=0.1
Salvage RT completed (33 sessions - 66 Grays) on the 19th Dec., 08.
PSA in Jan., 09, = 0.05; July 09, <0.04


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 12/23/2009 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
David I second the good tidings to our site master, Mr. Peter Waite. He has been so supportive just by doing this website out for all of us. For those who don't know, Peter has his own afflictions and he wanted to make it possible for those likewise afflicted to sharing their experiences. But he didn't stop at his own illnesses and opened the door to many others including our brotherhood. Thus we have HealingWell and pretty much a way that almost all of us have a similar case to draw experience from.

David,
May you and Peggy have a warm Christmas with your family and friends, a cancer free new year in 2010, and everlasting hope that brings you peace.

Tony
Prostate Cancer Forum Co-Moderator


Purgatory
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   Posted 12/23/2009 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
steve, thanks, yeah, my mom is but 15 minutes away, and at age 82, not a bad thing.

magaboo, thanks, and the best to you all as well, you been a great allie

tony, thanks for all you do, may the peace of the lord be with you, and your family 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
Post SRT PSA:
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 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 in place


creed_three
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   Posted 12/23/2009 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi David, Many happy greetings to you and everyone here for Christmas and for the coming year. Hoping it is a happy and healthy one for all. Many thanks to the wonderful moderators and administrators - we could not do without you....
Got to go now.. off to the beach!)
Kind regards, Lana & CJ
Creed_three (Lana) - with husband "CJ" now aged 52 yrs (49 years at diagnosis).
PSA (2002) 2.1. (2006) 3.5.  1 x 5% core of 12 positive at biopsy. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing April 2007 Sydney, Australia. Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7. 2 small multifocal lesions. Contained. Undetectable <.1 PSA since: June 2007-0.01, Oct 2007-0.02, April 2008-0.02: Oct 2008-0.03, Nov, 2008-0.02, April 2009-0.03. Next PSA April 2010.


mikey1955
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   Posted 12/23/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey David,

All the best to you and Peggy for the holidays. Hope you have a great Christmas with your family!

...my 2nd Christmas here, too. And, thanks for all the support you've given me. It's meant a lot.

In the new year...your PSA will be zero...I'll finally get some time off and indulge in the southern BBQ you've invited me so often for...and all will be wellyeah

 

Mike


-Nov/Dec 07, March 08 and Dec 08: Severe perineum pain . Septra/Bactrim for 8 months for diagnosed prostatitis.
-PSA start of 2008: 5.3..... PSA June of 2008: 7.3
-14 DRE all benign or nothing felt
-TRUS Biopsy Nov 08: 5 of 8 cores positive GS 3+3 or 6. 30-65%. Perineural invasion.
-General Health: pretty good, 5' 10", 180 lbs, slim.
-Open RP surgery: May 09 both nerve bundles spared. Bilateral lymph node dissection performed. Discharged 48 hours after surgery.
-Post Surgery Pathology: pT3a N0 MX, extraprostatic extension (EPE), stage III prostate cancer, lymph nodes clear, seminal vesicles clear, Gleason upraded to 3+4 GS 7. EPE within surgical margins. Other than prostate and EPE, all tissue removed negative for cancer involvement.
-Bladder control within 48 hours of catheter removal
-ED ongoing but improving significantly with Trimix at 7 months post-op. Oral ED meds didn't do much.


Purgatory
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   Posted 12/23/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, Lana and CJ, hugs to both.
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
Post SRT PSA:
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 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 in place


Modelshipwright
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   Posted 12/23/2009 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi David,


Wishing you and yours the compliments of the season and a healthy and happy new year.



Keep well,

Bill

Purgatory
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   Posted 12/23/2009 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, brother Bill, and the same regards to you as well. Tis the season.
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
Post SRT PSA:
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 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 in place


Hopeful in MD
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 66
   Posted 12/23/2009 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi David,

My wife and I extend our Best Wishes to you and Peggy for a relaxing Christmas and Joyful New Year, hopefully with PSA 0's.  We pray nightly for you and for all prostate cancer and other cancer victims throughout the world.  I, too, have survived for two years since diagnosis.  Like most of us here, I have much to be thankful for, especially for people like you in this forum.  Peace to you and to all who share their journeys here.

Like many along the east coast, we received a very special Christmas present - about two feet of snow!  It was and is wonderful - my wife and I are from Maine and how we miss snow at Christmas time!  Not this year.  We still have a lot on the ground.  The forecast is for rain Christmas and the day after, so we may not have the snow to enjoy much longer.

Gene in Md


Age 70.
Dx Dec 07. PSA 8.4. DRE confirmed tumor. Three of six positive. Gleason: 6 (3+3). Seeds Iodine 125 Jan 08. PSA's 3.9, 1.7. Rising PSA's: 2.3, 3.4, 3.9, indicating  seeds not working.  April 09 began Lupron 30 MG ea. 4 mos.  Side effects hot flashes. Aug 09 - PSA 0.5!!!  Lupron working! Aug. 21 - 2nd Lupron shot.  Aug. 31 - began hyperbaric oxygen for rectal bleeding (radiation proctitis).  50 sessions as of Nov. 24 helped. 10 sessions saved in case they are needed later on.  Dec. 9, PSA 0.7.  Onco DRE negative. Says not to worry about 0.2 rise in PSA.  So far, so good.


Purgatory
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   Posted 12/23/2009 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Gene, thanks for your kindness, same wishes go to you and your wife. Former maine-e-acs, lol. We migrated 21 years ago from New Hampshire. What part of Maine? We have already dodged two early snows here. Hope you are still doing well.

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
Post SRT PSA:
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 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 in place


Purgatory
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   Posted 12/25/2009 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, it's Christmas day, we had our family get together last night at our home here. Amazing spread of food, great gifts for one and all. All kids and grand kids made as well as my mother.

Can't believe its my second Christmas since my PC fight began, sure didn't expect to be on a catheter a whole nother Christmas again. But such as it is. I have had to completely eliminate Advil, which is a shame, took two yesterday moning, as I didnt want to be on any thing prescription driving around for obvious reason. By the time I got home from last minute shopping and picking up my daughter, I was one big ache from the waste down. My leg bag was fire engine red, and it freaked me. I am use to the pink bags as small amounts of blood mix in, but never one this raw.

Between my wife being a nurse and my daughter in law, an RN, being there, we all decided that I had been on my feet too much, and took the advil.

Christmas is quiet, wife had to work today, for being off yesterday, and me: just going to chill and rest, still in my robe and big bag, don't see much point of dressing, lol, no where to go.

Hope all my brothers and sisters here are having a wonderful day ,enjoying one another. Bless one and all.

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
Post SRT PSA:
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 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 in place


t-dog
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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 154
   Posted 12/25/2009 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
david, i`ve only been here a very short time but your amazing resiliency thru your issues has given me great hope that i too can come thru this. as yet we have not fully decided on treatment for me but i gain great strength knowing others have made it out the other side. happy holidays and good luck to you, tim

Purgatory
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   Posted 12/25/2009 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   
t-dog, take comfort that most men get through their surgeries and/or radiation treatments fine, with little if any problems. With all sugeries and procedures, there are always risks, sometimes the doctors tell you, and sometime you just have to ask point blank. Each man here has a different twist to their own journey. What is an easy part for one guy, ends up being an ordeal for others. Each of our body's react different to treatments, and pain and pain threshold is a very personal and subjective thing.

In my case, I get through some of the big parts fine, and then get hung up on the small stuff. You never know what you are going to get.

If you are still considering surgery, just remember, whether it be robotic or open like I had, it is still a major and complex surgery. It's a serious decision to make if you go that route, you need to understand there are no guarantees about whether all the cancer will be erradicated (in my case it didnt), you may have incontinence longterm (more than a year), or none at all, the range is that much. And with ED, it's like rolling the dice, even with the "both nerve bundles saved" surgeries performed by brand name doctors, some men are still dealing with ED 2 years later, some go as far as having penile implants.

The point, very mixed bag with what you may or may not get. I healed well from my open surgery, but have had endless problems with blockages and urinary retention, thus why I am still on catheters over a year later, is this normal? Nope, dr says perhaps 4% of men have this trouble. Incontinence for me, lasted less than a month and was never real bad. I had the left nerve bundle removed, the right side was left as is, and according to surgical notes, appeared damaged. Yet having said that, I never had any ED, I have been able to have natural errections right from the start. Even my doctor says it didnt seem possible, yet it works.

Keep researching, keep asking questions, there are no re-winds or re-do's on what you choose. I thought surgery was going to do it for me, and in 9 months, had to go through salvage radiation treatments. For most men, piece of cake, for me, turned out to be a long, painful ordeal. I write this too, on my 86th day of wearing this Suprapubic catheter, which is a constant source of pain and annoyance, with no guarantee of when it will be removed for sure.

Not complaining, just trying to educate on what any of the experienced men here will tell you, you just don't know what you will get. If I had to do this all over again, with my stats, still would have had surgery. Depiste all my troubles.

So 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
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
Post SRT PSA:
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 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 in place


skeener
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   Posted 12/26/2009 6:57 AM (GMT -6)   
David
 
So happy to read that you and the family had a wonderful Christmas.
 
I continue to be inspired by you.  Despite your own problems, you continue to offer good advice and support to the rest of us in this forum.
 
Keep up the good work in 2010!!
 
Skeener 
Age:  63 
Biopsy: May 09 showed 2 of 12 cores positive for prostate cancer -- 1 at 5% and 1 at 25%.  Cancer indicated as non aggressive.  Gleason Score: 3+3.
RRP on Oct 23/09 in London, Ontario.  Excellent surgeon. 
7 Weeks Post Op -  The fears I had about bad things about the operation and recovery did not materialise except of course ED!!.  Otherwise, everything went very smoothly.  Incontinence not a problem.  Wear a pad when out just in case. Pain was never a problem.
Pathology:  Unremarkable 
First followup PSA and Visit: Feb 07/10.      


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 12/26/2009 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok David We had a wonderful Christmas here in Louisiiana. Now we get ready for New Year and I do hope that this new year bring you healing and prosperity. Sounds like things are looking up for you on the employment area not lets get rid of that dorn tube! Hope to see you in the early part of 2010.

You 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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   Posted 12/26/2009 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Skeener and Jeff. I keep telling myself, the new year just has to be better.
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
Post SRT PSA:
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 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 in place


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 12/26/2009 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
David,
Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you and all out PC brothers. I hope the New year will bring good results and bright future for you and your family. Your support has meant a lot to me and many more on this forum. I have learned a lot from you and your advice has always been comforting. Good luck brother.
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 12/26/2009 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Ed, thank you, may you and your family have a wonderful new year ahead.
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
Post SRT PSA:
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 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 in place

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