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Sonny3
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   Posted 1/15/2010 8:31 AM (GMT -6)   
It is official and I have the graduation certificate to prove it, I have completed my IG/IMRT therapy of 35 treatments. My T-shirt has had all of the numbers crossed off and the techs have all signed it.

First PSA is scheduled for 6 weeks out, so we won't know the effectiveness of it til then.

One thing I know for sure is that starting tomorrow I am through with getting up at 5:30am Monday through Friday.

The hardest part going forward will be to re-train my dog that he is not going out at 5:30am in the mornings anymore. He is just going to have to learn to cross his little legs and wait it out until I get up. I am normally an early riser, but 5:30am is even early for me. He'll mope and sulk for a few days, but eventually he'll get over it. He has to, he doesn't have any thumbs to unlock and open the door.

This is just another example of how PCa affects everyone in the family.

Thanks for all of your support over the last 7 weeks. You have all been great.

I have been blessed in two ways on this. I have had each of you by my side and I have had very minimal side effects. All in all the only real difficulty was the going every day. It is just reassurance that I don't miss having a full time job and facing the same thing each day. Blessed are the retirees, for they can lay on their butts and let each day happen as it will.

So this is my final update on the IG/IMRT process.

Thanks to all for being here,

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)


LuvMyDAD
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   Posted 1/15/2010 8:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations Sonny! Glad to hear you are done. Now you can go back under your cozy covers and continue sleeping :))). I hope it all works out for you, I am pretty sure it will.
Where do you live that you finished so early? You posted at 6:30 AM

LuvMyDAD

Sephie
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   Posted 1/15/2010 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Drum roll please .... good for you Sonny! Looks like you came through it all very well. How is your wife doing?
Husband diagnosed in 2/2008 at age 57 with stage T1c. Robotic surgery performed 3/2008. Stage upgraded to T3a (single small EPE in posterior left). Perineural tumor infiltration present. Apex margin, bladder neck and SV negative. Final Gleason 3+4. PSA: 0.0 til July 2009. August 2009- 0.1, September 0.3, October back to 0.0, December 0.0. Thank you God!


60Michael
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   Posted 1/15/2010 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news Sonny and I am happy for you and your wife. I start my IMRT next Monday, but we have a dog door and they can let themselves out if they gotta go. I wont get up for anyone or anything that wants to use the bathroom that early. Update us on your PSA test and hope that goes as well as your treatment.
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
Margin slightly involved
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
8/5 1 depend at night only, now none
 started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4, 6 1/2 month psa.5
Consulting with Primary Urologist for further tx.
Great family and friends
Michael


Sonny3
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   Posted 1/15/2010 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
LUV, I live in Orlando and the posting clock on our entries here at HW is 2 hours behind the Eastern Time Zone. This always makes me stop and think too about the early morning entries.

Sephie, Lynn is doing okay. She is still pretty fatigued and that is why I didn't want her to go with me this morning. Doesn't do mornings too well. Although she never has. I have been trained well the last 26 years to wake up first, make the coffee and then stay out of the way. LOL How is your husband doing?

It is truly a wonderful day in the land of OZ, isn't it?

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 1/15/2010 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah Yahoo for my friend SONNY! Celebration time for sure. Time to start shopping for that Motor Home and get on the ROAD.

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.
15 months out injections Caveject (success)


Sonny3
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   Posted 1/15/2010 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Michael. I truly hope that your treatment goes just as easy as mine. No doggie doors here. Too many cats running around, I would never get my dog back in the house. He truly loves chasing them out of the yard. Just hope he never catches them, could be trouble for all.

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)


Sonny3
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   Posted 1/15/2010 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Jeff, thanks man. Been doing the shopping, just gotta pull the trigger on the purchase. Sure was hoping to hear positive from the VA before I committed the funds. Got to get it done soon before the great prices start to go back up.

See you soon on one of the first trips.

Sonny
60 years old when diagnosed
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
da Vinci 9/17/09
Post Surgery Pathology: GS 4+3=7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5%
positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
30 day PSA 0.4, 50 day psa 0.53, 64 day psa 0.6
IMRT completed 1/15/10 35 treatments- 70Gy


Purgatory
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   Posted 1/15/2010 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulation, my brother Sonny. Knew you would do this in style ,and you did. Also glad you didn't get tripped up by side effects in any meaningful way. Perhaps you should put some little Depends on the dog so you can sleep proper in the morning again. 5:30 is an ungodly time to get up, as far as I am concerned, that still the middle of the night.

So what are you thinking about in an RV? Assuming a Class A or Class C? How long you have in mind? Now we can all plan for your RV while you wait for your post-PSA in 6 weeks.

I haven't heard any more from the VA, though they have sent me several friendly letters since Christmas.

As usual, give my best to the one that really rules your life.

Your brother and friend,

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: 1/10 .12
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


Worried Guy
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   Posted 1/15/2010 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations Sonny,

Enjoy a relaxing morning tomorrow. Feel free to sleep in and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. It's well deserved.
I'll send a permission slip if you need it.
Good Luck,
Jeff
DX Age 56. First routine PSA test on April 8th: 17.8. Start 2 weeks of Cipro to rule out protatitis.
May PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: PSA: 23.2.
Biopsy 6/10/09: 7/12 scores positive, Gleason 6=3+3. Bone scan and C/T scan negative.
RP DaVinci -7/21/2009 @ Univ of Roch Medical Center
Left nerve gone, right partial spared.
Catheter removed - 7/31/2009 Pathology report received:
Gleason 3+4=7, Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm, location: both lobes and apex.
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive.
No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX
Post Surgery Status:
Potency - 12/11 5 months, Still no activity, zip. Using pump daily since 11/11. No effect with 20 mg of Cialis or 100 mg of Viagra. Shots next? See Uro 1/20/10
Incontinence - 8/20 4 full pads per day
.. 9/7 3-4 full pads per day (Try cutting down on fluids. Bad idea. I know.)
11/14 4 months: Still 3 pads per day. 420ml/day, 91 um leak.
12/11 5 months: Still 3 pads per day. 400-450ml/day
1/11/10 6 months: Still 3 pads but leak is now 320 ml (5 day avg.)
Post Surgery PSA - 9/3 6 weeks - 0.05; 10/13 3 months - 0.04 undetectable.


James C.
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   Posted 1/15/2010 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad that's over, time to get back in the ole routine.. smilewinkgrin
James C. Age 62
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
4/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS 3/3=6
9/07 Nerve sparing open RRP 110gms.- Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Stg. pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
24 mts: PSA's: .04 each test since surgery, ED Continues-Bimix .3ml PRN or Trimix .15ml PRN


Jerry1
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   Posted 1/15/2010 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
 
 
Great news Sonny!  I know you are happy to have this behind you may your future be full of zero's.
 
Jerry1
Age 70
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  
11/16/09 PSA 0.3
12/14/09 PSA 0.4 
12/28/09 PSA 0.5


Burlcodad
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   Posted 1/15/2010 11:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations Sonny
 
Ray
diag 9/09
 
age at diag 54
 
PSA 6/09 1.3
 
stage 2b (biopsy done because of firmness felt on right side)
 
3 positive cores out of 12 (all less than 25%)
 
Gleason 6
 
Surgery scheduled 1/13 at UP with Dr David Lee
 
 


lewvino
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   Posted 1/15/2010 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Sonny,
Go out and party tonight since you don't have to get up so early!

Larry
Age 55 / age at diagnosis 54, PSA 5.1
Robotic surgery 08/12/09 at Vanderbilt, Nashville TN. 
Final Path report:
20% of the prostate Invovled
Tumor graded at T2C
Overall Gleason 3+4 (7)
Lymph Glands Clear, Positive Margin Noted in Right Apex
 
First post Surgery PSA - 0


Magaboo
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   Posted 1/15/2010 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sonny,
 
So glad that the radiation is behind you and that you tolerated it so well with few side effects. Now the hard part starts.......the waiting for the first post RT PSA test. I'm keeping my fingers x'd for a good result for you. My first post RT PSA was down 50% from what it was pre RT and the Onc told me that this is what is expected 6 weeks after RT for successful SRT. Hopefully in 6 weeks from now you can start the real celebration and look forward to a cancer free future.
Looking forward to your next report.
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; JAN 10=<0.04


clearwatercowboy
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   Posted 1/15/2010 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny,

"Celebrate. Celebrate, Dance To the Music".. Way to go, you did it !! And yes, now the waiting game. And we all will be waiting for your next test results, and at the same time sending good vibes towards Orlando, FL.

Stay strong, get your rest, and enjoy life !!
Dallas
RRP May 04, 2009
Pre-op Gleason 6
Post-op Gleason 7


goodlife
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   Posted 1/15/2010 4:13 PM (GMT -6)   

Sonny,

I am indebted to you.  Your experience which may be more normal than some I have read, takes away much of my fear of salvage radiation.

I can face what lies ahead much more relaxed because of your candid reporting.

God bless, and good luck to you.  Get that RV fired up !

Goodlife


Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved  pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free  6 week PSA  <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED.  Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10


rob2
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   Posted 1/15/2010 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations. You've defintely been a good role model. I had to laugh about your comments about your dog. If you need some more to re-train, I can send you my 2. Also, hope you get that motor home soon and start traveling.
 
Age 49
occupation accountant
PSA increased from 2.6 to 3.5 in one year
biopsy march 2008 - cancer present gleason 7
Robotic Surgery May 9, 2008 - houston, tx
Pathology report -gleason 8, clear margins
12 month  PSA <.04 (low as the machine will go)
continent at 10 weeks (no pads!)
ED is still an issue but getting better


compiler
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   Posted 1/15/2010 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   

Sonny my friend:

Others have said it much better than I ever can; I echo those remarks. You deserve some freedom from this scourge. I am pleased that it's over and thrilled that  you had a minimum of problems.

You have been so helpful to me, and I appreciate it. Thanks. For me, the journey is early, so I'll be on here for quite awhile.

 

Please stay-- keep posting and let us know how things are going!

Mel


63 years old
PSA-- 3/08--2.90;  8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (Free PSA 24%), this after 45 days on cipro! DREs have always been normal.  
History of BPH/prostatitis. PCA-3 test: 75.9 (bad news, guaranteeing I have to do....): Biopsy on 11/30/09. Result of biopsy:

5 out of 12 cores positive. Gleason 4+3. More specifically: 2 cores were 3+3 (one 5% and the other 30%) on one side. On the other side:2 cores are 4+3 (5%)--1 core 3+4 (30%) no peri-neural invasion. prostate is 45 grams. Stage: T1C

REVISED BIOPSY REPORT: The previous was read by Umich. Slides were then sent to Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital. Here is their report (much better) -- changes in bold print below:

5 out of 12 cores positive. Gleason 3+4. More specifically: 2 cores were 3+3 (one 5% and the other 20%) on one side. On the other side, 3 cores were 3+4 (5%, 5%, 20%)

 Latest: Surgery with Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital, set for 1/25/10

 


Purgatory
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   Posted 1/15/2010 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny, speaking of the VA, any more letters or action on your claim? I got two different ones from them today alone, still all systems go from what I am reading. They are still waiting to hear from my original Radiation Oncologist from year 2000. I will contact him Monday before I have my surgery to make sure that he supplies them with whatever they are looking for. Good luck on yours too.

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: 1/10 .12
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


Bluenose
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   Posted 1/15/2010 10:01 PM (GMT -6)   
 
  ..glad it's over for you Sonny, all is is good, you're doin' great man.....no doubt,  you got it all....great attitude.... 
 
  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...."
       


Sonny3
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   Posted 1/16/2010 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks to all of you my friends. I appreciate very much your continued words of encouragement.

I am also taking your advice to heart. I am leaving in about 15 minutes for a 90 mile trip to an RV dealership that boasts 1100 various RVs on their lot. It is one of the largest in the SE.

Now that the Surgery and Rad are over it's time to take this journey to the next level. 2009 has been a year of kinda putting things on hold, it's time to move forward and start enjoying the semi-forced retirement of me and my wife.

She is not up to making the trip with me so I am taking the digital still and video cameras. She says she trusts me to find the right one. Now that is more pressure to do the right thing than I have encountered at any point in this whole medical process. LOL Whenever a spouse tells the other, "I trust you honey, anything you decide is okay with me", you know the pressure is on.

Kinda feels like an even more important decision than finding the right surgeon. This one can have a more lasting impact on a marriage and on a daily basis.

So thanks again my friends, I hope all of you have the wonderful day that you all deserve so well,

Sonny
60 years old when diagnosed
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
da Vinci 9/17/09
Post Surgery Pathology: GS 4+3=7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5%
positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
30 day PSA 0.4, 50 day psa 0.53, 64 day psa 0.6
IMRT completed 1/15/10 35 treatments- 70Gy


CPA
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   Posted 1/16/2010 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   

Greetings, Sonny.  Congratulations on finishing the SRT and we look forward to hearing great news in a few weeks with that first PSA result. 

I'd also be interested in more details about your RV search.  We have toyed with that thought over the years - we are still a few years away from retirement but the closer I get to that day the more I look forward to it!  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


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 1/16/2010 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news Sonny. You have reached the finish line of your IMRT and deserve a gold medal for that. We are looking forward to great results and a lifetime of zeroes to follow.
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 in circumference.
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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