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biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 12/31/2009 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey and Happy New Year to all you good people on HW!!!

I just had my CT scan for lung cancer and I am clean. I had my last PSA test last July and it was a big zero. What a difference a few years and some excellent doctors have made in my life. In 06 when I was diagnosed with prostate cancer I thought my life was probably over. My dad had died from PCa. Then in 08 they said I had lung cancer. But the dark days are over.

I attribute this change to a number of factors. First my family doctor was diligent and diagnosed both cancers in their early stage. Second we chose the most aggresive treatment available in both cases. But the best thing I did for long term support was to log onto this forum. Fighting cancer doesn't just happen during treatment. We need daily support and encouragement and HW is the best place to get it. I am a member of several cancer forums but this one is the best and you all make it that way.

Thank you all very much. Lets get well together.

Jim
Age 75. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06. Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C N0 MX. Gleason 3+4.
50 mg Viagra + .05 cc Trimix = Excellent Results
PSAs from 1/3/07 - 7/17/09 zero.
Next PSA - July/2010
Lung cancer dxed on 5/16/08. Surgery on 6/25/08 T1N1M0 - Stage IIA Finished 4 cycles of chemo on 11/7/08.
CT scans on 12/2/08 - 12/22/09 - in remission!!!
Next scan in June 2010.
Biker90's Journey
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jimrobinson
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 12/31/2009 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy New Years, Jim, to you and yours. So glad your lungs are clear.

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


BillyMac
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 1858
   Posted 12/31/2009 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Biker,
that is some great news right there and a marvelous way to start the new decade. May 2020 see you posting the same results.
Bill
1/05 PSA----2.9 3/06-----3.2 3/07-------4.1 5/07------3.9 All negative DREs
Aged 59 when diagnosed
Biopsy 6/07
4 of 10 cores positive for Adenocarcinoma-------bummer!
Core 1 <5%, core 2----50%, core 3----60%, core 4----50%
Biopsy Pathologist's comment:
Gleason 4+3=7 (80% grade 4) Stage T2c
Neither extracapsular nor perineural invasion is identified
CT scan and Bone scan show no evidence of metastases
Da Vinci RP Aug 10th 2007
Post-op pathology:
Positive for perineural invasion and 1 small focal extension
Negative at surgical margins, negative node and negative vesicle involvement
Some 4+4=8 identified ........upgraded to Gleason 8
PSA Oct 07 <0.1 undetectable
PSA Jan 08 <0.1 undetectable
PSA April 08 <0.001 undetectable (disregarded due to lab "misreporting")
PSA August 08 <0.001 undetectable (disregarded due to lab "misreporting")
Post-op pathology rechecked by new lab:
Gleason downgraded to 4+3=7
Focal extension comprised of grade 3 cells
PSA September 08 <0.01 (new lab)
PSA February 09 <0.01
PSA August 09 (2 year mark), <0.01
PSA December 09 <0.01

My Journey: www.yananow.net/Mentors/BillM2.htm


Cajun Jeff
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4106
   Posted 12/31/2009 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Biker, thrilled about your report.
Happy New Year!

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.


skeener
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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 214
   Posted 12/31/2009 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news.  Inspiring post.  Happy New Year!!
 
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.      


Magaboo
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1210
   Posted 12/31/2009 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Biker,

What a great way to start 2010! Congratulations on beating both beasts.
Hoping for more good news for you (and everyone of cause) in the coming year.

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


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 12/31/2009 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Jim you are so right, this forum is an awesome place for compassionate support. I find myself daily reading all the post. I may not always right responses but I do read them. Happy New Year my friend.

peace and love
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%


IdahoSurvivor
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 12/31/2009 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy New Year, Biker!

You're an amazing fighter and an example to the rest of us, for sure.

I hope to see you and ML soon.

All the best,

Barry
Surgery: Da Vinci; July 31, 2007; 54 on surgery day;
Pathology: PSA: 4.3; Gleason: 3+3=6; T2a; Confined to Prostate;
Post RP PSAs: 09/07 <0.04; 12/07 <0.04; 03/08 <0.04;
06/08 <0.04; 12/08 <0.04; 06/09 =0.06; 09/09 <0.04;
Latest PSA 12/09 =0.05


bluebird
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 1/1/2010 5:32 AM (GMT -6)   

 

  Though you cannot always see the bird singing, if you listen with your heart,

you can always hear her song. 

 

Biker ~

You’ve just been hugged by a *bluebird

 

Wonderful news!!!

Thank you for making our paths smoother ~ by continuing to share your journey with all of us!  And you are so right… Friends of HealingWell working together keeps us strong, keeps us moving forward, and keeps hope alive.

Thank you for your friendship and thank you for “YOU”… yeah

Happy Every~Day

In Friendship... 

 

*bluebird  ~ Lee, Buddy, & Murphy from North Carolina

Link to our personal journey…>>>     Our Journey ~ Sharing is Caring 

April 3, 2006  Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy

7th PSA August 2009    less than 0.1 NON-DETECTABLE 

 


lawink
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 621
   Posted 1/1/2010 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Jim . .so good to hear your news . . . we think of you often and am so glad to get this report. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! May this decade bring only good things your way.
;o) Linda & Bob
Bob (63) - Laproscopic Prostate Removal Sept 27, 2006 at age 60.
2 of 12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.
Pathology - Gleeson 3 + 4; stage T2; cancer completely contained, even a second more aggressive, previously undetected cancer) PSA UNDETECTABLE Nov 2006; Feb, May, Oct 2007; May and November 2008.  Also October 2009  WHOOO HOOOO! THREE YEARS! 
Bob also has two secondary conditions -- Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platelets) and . . Myelofibrosis) -- If anyone has experience with or information on these, please email us.


creed_three
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 1/1/2010 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah Biker Jim and Marylu  
(A great love exists between them two)
To get your news made this New Year "tops"
WhooHoo indeed Mate!
WE LOVE YOU LOTS! 
XXX OOO xx 00 tongue tongue tongue
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.


biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 1/1/2010 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Aaaaahhhhhh!!! See what I mean? You friends (old and new) have started my year right with your good wishes.

Thank you all so much!!!!

Jim
Age 75. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06. Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C N0 MX. Gleason 3+4.
50 mg Viagra + .05 cc Trimix = Excellent Results
PSAs from 1/3/07 - 7/17/09 zero.
Next PSA - July/2010
Lung cancer dxed on 5/16/08. Surgery on 6/25/08 T1N1M0 - Stage IIA Finished 4 cycles of chemo on 11/7/08.
CT scans on 12/2/08 - 12/22/09 - in remission!!!
Next scan in June 2010.
Biker90's Journey
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jimrobinson
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 1/2/2010 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Biker-
I was just on your website two days ago looking for an update! I was hoping since you hadn't posted foe awhile that it meant good news. Always fantastic to hear such wonderful news! I hope 2010 marks the beginning of a cancer free future! Stay well friend!
Father's Age DX 62 (now 64)
Original Gleason 3+4=7, Post-Op Gleason- 4+3=7,
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin, One positive node. T3a N1 M0.
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07, Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yrs
Radiation March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
July 2, 08 PSA <.02
Oct. 10, 08 PSA <.02
Oct. 9, 09 PSA <.01 Last Lupron Shot
Praying for a cured dad.

Co-Moderator Prostate Cancer Forum


IdahoSurvivor
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 1/2/2010 9:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Doting,

Isn't it nice that biker brought all of us "old timers" out of the woodwork! tongue

I think it must be his magnetic personality.

Barry (a.k.a. Idaho)
Surgery: Da Vinci; July 31, 2007; 54 on surgery day;
Pathology: PSA: 4.3; Gleason: 3+3=6; T2a; Confined to Prostate;
Post RP PSAs: 09/07 <0.04; 12/07 <0.04; 03/08 <0.04;
06/08 <0.04; 12/08 <0.04; 06/09 =0.06; 09/09 <0.04;
Latest PSA 12/09 =0.05


creed_three
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 1/3/2010 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   
As well as his good looks Barry!  tongue turn
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.


biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 1/3/2010 11:48 PM (GMT -6)   
And I love Lee, Linda, Lana, Chayna and Swim. You guys are just good friends.
Age 75. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06. Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C N0 MX. Gleason 3+4.
50 mg Viagra + .05 cc Trimix = Excellent Results
PSAs from 1/3/07 - 7/17/09 zero.
Next PSA - July/2010
Lung cancer dxed on 5/16/08. Surgery on 6/25/08 T1N1M0 - Stage IIA Finished 4 cycles of chemo on 11/7/08.
CT scans on 12/2/08 - 12/22/09 - in remission!!!
Next scan in June 2010.
Biker90's Journey
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jimrobinson
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."

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