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   Posted 1/18/2010 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Well the first treatment was uneventful and took about 10 minutes the actual time of the radiation was 1minute 45 seconds.  They said I am getting 180 Rads and final will be 6300 RadsThe place was great people were friendly and they took MJ into the room and explained the machine what is done and what to expect.  They radiologist said the machine is state of the art and that this techology was not available a year and a half ago.  The room looked like a disco with all the lights and lasers.  He told me that with this machine I should not have a problem with frequency and burning maybe some loose bowels.  Hope he is right because I had enough of the other problems with the clips.
MJ felt a lot better she did not know what to expect and felt she had to come with me to every treatment now I think she feels a lot better.  So I guess the main thing now is to hope this great machine can kill this cancer and that it is local.  Otherwise, I hope it continues to be uneventful.  I will keep you posted if things change but otherwise one day at a time.  Good luck to my bothers going for there treatments and David on your surgery my thoughts are with you all.
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
Start radiation treatments ib January 18th. 

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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 288
   Posted 1/18/2010 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Jerry, I like your report of "uneventful", keep them coming. My wife is going with me tomorrow too... she overheard me joking with my best friend that I was just going to leave the house each day, have coffee for an hour and return home so she has decided to drive tomorrow.

Take care,
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,
01/05/10 psa still .3, radiation setup done with tats, 35 sessions follow

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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 1/18/2010 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Good going, Jerry. Yeah, when it comes to RT or SRT, terms like uneventful is really good news to hear. I was always fascianted by the Novalis IMRT machine I went through, and over the course of 8 weeks, the operators would show me how all the different pieces of hardware and software fit together. They walked me through the control console which was right up my alley.

Hope it stays good for you ,Brother.

David in SC

By this time tommorow, I should be through what lies ahead for me in the morning
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

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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2243
   Posted 1/18/2010 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Good to hear Jerry and really the only thing for me today was fatigue about one hour after the tx. Took a short nap, and kind of enjoyed the nap. My energy was back later in the day. Will be thinking about Jake and David tomorrow.
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
Starting IMRT on 1/18/10
Great family and friends

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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 1/18/2010 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   

Sure like the sound of the "uneventful" treatment. Hope that everyone to follow stays the same way. Boring would be good. If you are as lucky as I was you will only have to post once a week and that's just so we can keep up with the count.

Looking for "uneventful" reports from you.

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

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 1/18/2010 11:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Jerry, Sounds good. I am happy that you are comfortable in the situation. Break a Leg as they say in Show Biz.

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)

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