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compiler
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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 1/24/2010 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
EVERY time I post a question I can check back within minutes and see an answer. In a few hours, I might see 7-10 answers. That's great folks. Keep it up.
 
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

 


Im_Patient
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 669
   Posted 1/24/2010 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Something I noticed about PC - guys that don't have it are so terrified of it that they don't want to talk about it - they avoid the subject like the plague.
Something else I noticed - guys that have had it are very willing to talk to those that have recently found out that they have it. I think that they (we) are eager to "pay it forward" -- when I found out I had it, I talked to as many men as I could find (unfortunately, I wasn't aware of this forum yet). The great thing about this forum is that you have a community of hundreds of men that can share their experiences.

I've decided to start posting here more, not only to hopefully help others with any tidbits of experience I might have, but because I think it just might be a part of the healing process. Thanks, forum, for clueing me in to that.
Gleason, 3+4; PSA, 7
Robotic Prostatectomy, March 2008 (Age 48 then), nerves both sides spared, post surgery analysis confirmed 3+4 Gleason,
cancer contained, no penetration, lymph nodes clear
PSA consistently <0.1 since surgery

Post Edited (Im_Patient) : 1/24/2010 7:00:40 PM (GMT-7)


goodlife
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 2692
   Posted 1/24/2010 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey mel,

Don't push it. We're getting tired.

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


keysailfisher
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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 347
   Posted 1/24/2010 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes this is a great place. Everyone is willing to help you or point you in some direction to get your answer. I found this place very early on and i'm glad i did.  Thanks to everyone that is here. It makes me feel better to get on here and read about everyone's journey because very soon i will be dealing with some of the issues that some of you are going through now. Thank-you everybody.
 Neal
age 45
psa 3.09
Biopsy results 12/9
Left side base 3+3=6 21% 2/2 cores positive
Left side mid  3+3=6 100% 2/2 cores positive
Left side apex 3+4=7 88% 2/2 cores positive
Right side - 0/6
CT & Bone scan negative
Davinci Feb. 5th 2010


Cajun Jeff
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4119
   Posted 1/24/2010 11:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep pay it foward We heal through helping.

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)


Sleepless09
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 1267
   Posted 1/25/2010 1:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mel,

Nothing to say, I just wanted to keep your response rate up.

Cheers,

Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours.  Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn  ---  perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
First post op PSA Sept 09  less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23 test again less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8 less than 0.02  
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7 
Feel free to email me at:  sheldonprostate@yahoo.com    


Dragonslayer
New Member


Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 1/25/2010 5:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I just want to thank all of you, the knowledge I am learning from each of you helps
me in my battle. I am a (newbie) surgery only two months ago. You get told so many things but it helps more to hear from other guys going through the same thing. I am waiting on psa test to decide on radiation. At 56 its a hard decision.
Once again thanks for all the info.
Dragonslayer
dx 9-09 biospy  psa 5.6
gs 3+3 =6
robotic surgery 11-09 pos margin 1 nerve left
cath out 5 days
incontinence 99% dry 1-9-10
ed levitra 10 mg 3 aweek/ pump
 
Life has many dragons, it is how we slay them is what makes us
 


compiler
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 7269
   Posted 1/25/2010 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   

Hopefully you won't need radiation!!

 

With a G 3+3, you probably won't.

Was your surgical pathology good?

 

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

 

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