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compiler
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   Posted 1/24/2010 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
It is T-2 and the pressure is on. Tomorrow we head for Ford with surgery sometime on Tuesday -- hope to find that out tomorrow!
 
However, I have no decided that despite the wonderful folks here, I really don't like having PC. Hence, I am returning it for a refund.
 
Consequently -- and please don't take it personally -- I will be leaving this group.
 
Insincerely,
 
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

 


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 1/24/2010 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL.
That is a great post. Of course, here is my two cents worth. You are going in for surgery, it will work just fine, you will be cured, and you won't need us again....:-), :-),:-)

I very sincerely hope so...

Stay positive, and stay well my friend...

Tony
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Casey59
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   Posted 1/24/2010 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
After surgery, you will come up with a hundred new questions that (believe it or not) you haven't thought of yet...
 
Wishing you well.

turner
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   Posted 1/24/2010 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
 Good luck Mel. It will be a huge relief to have that behind you. Dont forget the laptop.  am sure you will give us an update by tuesday!
 
 diag 2/09 @ 3 wks before 50th
 
 psa 4.5
 
 t2b
 
 5 of 6 cores pos....5,20,50,25,5 %
 
 gleason 3+4
 
 N/S RALRP 4-20-09
 Path: lymph node -
          seminal ves -
          margins -
          EPE -
          preineural inv-
          gleason 3+4
          stage pt2c
          tumor vol 40
Continence- 99%- @3-4 months post op
ED-gradual work in progress w/meds
         
 
 psa 7/22/09  0.1
      10/23/09  0.3
       11/23/09 0.5
       01/05/10 1.1
 Met with raidioligst 12-28
 Meeting prostate oncologist @Uof M 1-11
 Not like'n where this heading.  Surgery was and still is a walk in the park compared to what lies ahead :(
 
 
 
 


goodlife
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   Posted 1/24/2010 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Mel,

If you are giving us the old walnut in return for the refund, don't expect much back.

Good luck, dry pants, and wood.

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


pa69
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   Posted 1/24/2010 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Best of luck to you, Mel.

Regards,
Bob
Age 70, First ever PSA 7.8 taken June 2008, Biopsy July 2008, 10 of 12 cores positive, Gleason 3+3=6
da Vinci surgery December 10, 2008, catheter removed December 29 2008
St. Lukes Hospital, Bethlehem, Pa.
Dr. Frank Tamarkin
Prostate weight 73.0 grams, Gleason 3+3=6, stage pT3a
Tumor locations: right anterior apex, right posterior apex to mid
left anterior mid to base, left posterior apex to mid
extensive perineural invasion in right anterior apex, right and left posterior apex to mid
seminal vesicles negative
Four PSA tests undetectable, latest Oct 30


keysailfisher
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   Posted 1/24/2010 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Mel. Let me know how it goes, i'll be going through it Feb. 5th. Thanks for asking all those questions because mine got answered also. Prayers are with you.smurf
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


Magaboo
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   Posted 1/24/2010 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Mel, best of luck to you on Tuesday. Hope it all comes out ok :-). Looking forward to getting your report and questions next week.
All the best to you.

Your brother in this journey,
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


Purgatory
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   Posted 1/24/2010 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Mel, not sure if you are being literal or not. You already know we are all behind you for your surgery, and look forward to you coming safely on the other side, the recovery side.

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 43 days, 1/10 - Corrective Surgery #4, and Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time


compiler
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   Posted 1/24/2010 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   

David:

 

You finance/accounting guys sure have problems with subtlety!!

 

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 1/24/2010 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
mel, one of my many faults, i take most things literally and rarely get jokes on the first pass.
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 43 days, 1/10 - Corrective Surgery #4, and Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time


compiler
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   Posted 1/24/2010 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   

David:

 

What joke?

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

 


skeener
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   Posted 1/24/2010 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Mel - Good luck. We look forward to hearing from you on the other side.
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.      


geezer99
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   Posted 1/24/2010 10:19 PM (GMT -6)   
There must be something very funny to say here, but all
I can add is God bless you and all those who cut upon you.

Leave the unicycle in the closet for at least six weeks
Age at diagnosis 66, PSA 5.5
Biopsy 12/08 12 cores, 8 positive
Gleason 3+4=7
CAT scan, Bone scan 1/09 both negative.

Robotic surgery 03/03/09 Catheter Out 03/08/09
Pathology: Lymph nodes & Seminal vesicles negative
Margins positive, Capsular penetration extensive Gleason 4+3=7
6 weeks: 1 pad/day, 1 pad/night -- mostly dry at night.
10 weeks: no pad at night -- slight leakage day/1 pad.
3 mo. PSA 0.0 - now light pads
6 mo. PSA 0.00 -- 1 light pad/day


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 1/24/2010 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Mel, Best wishes. I do hope everything goes so well that you never come back here. But if you decide to pop in let us know how your doing. :_)

Good luck buddy.

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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   Posted 1/24/2010 11:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Mel, we're sure going to miss you around here, although, as I'm sure you'll remember, that your resignation prior to several years of zero reports automatically triggers a $100,000 cash payment to be divided amongst each poster who has ever been on a thread with you. This will mitigate some of our genuine disappointment. However, as you have made, to date, something like near 300 posts, all of which seem to have generated considerable feedback, best I can tell each of us will get $5. (I'm sure David will check the math on this.) So our sadness in your resignaiton is more muted than it might have been had you not decided to give David a run on being our most loyal member.

Under the circumstances I called a meeting of the Committee of The Honorable Order of Gentlemen of the Droopy Dribbling Rod, and after much debate, several rum and cokes (charged to your account) it was decided that your resignation had to be refused. The prospect of dealing with HW without your charming presence on top of the stress of dealing with PCa was just too much for us to contemplate. So, sorry, you're stuck with us.

The whole Committee joins in wishing you well on Tuesday. If you're first up on the slate, we'll expect a report by 5 p.m.

Blessings,

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    


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 1/25/2010 12:02 AM (GMT -6)   
As a CHOGDDR representative I hereby announce that I will grant you a waiver of those fees for a favorable kickback of not less that 10% of the fees expressed by Sheldon.

Very funny Sheldon! You really are sleepless...

Tony
Prostate Cancer Forum Co-Moderator


Sonny3
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   Posted 1/25/2010 12:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Mel,

Good luck brother. I am confident all will go well for you. You are in good hands at Vatttikuti.

Drop in once in a while a let us know how you are doing. You can't really resign, you owe it to HW to come back and present the stories of your journey to those that follow. That is why all of us still post, for guys like you. It's like passing the torch that can never be allowed to go out.

Bless you and your family, see you on the other side,

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


tatt2man
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   Posted 1/25/2010 4:45 AM (GMT -6)   
David- I am glad I am not the only one -
BRONSON
.................
Age: 54 - gay - with spouse, Steve - 59
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous samples , Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Post Surgery Biopsy: pT3a- gleason 7 - extraprostatic extension - perineural invasion - prostate weight - 34.1gm -
ED Prescription: Jan 8/2010 - started daily 5mg cialis
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
............


60Michael
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   Posted 1/25/2010 4:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Sheldon,
I wanted the cash payout or otherwise known as my stimulas package!!! Oh well, best to you Compiler.
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
Starting IMRT on 1/18/10
Great family and friends
Michael


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 1/25/2010 7:17 AM (GMT -6)   

Resign - I don't think so...Cause there's the Golden Rule:

For every question you ask Before surgery - you have to Answer ten times as many After surgeryturn


GarthK
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   Posted 1/25/2010 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   
One good thing about your resignation, it will cut down significantly on the amount of chatter on this forum. Of course, since you were kidding, so am I. :-)

Good luck and see you on the Other Side (as those of us that stick around say frequently),
Garth
Vitae: DOB: Q4'46, HT: 5'9", WT: 180
PSA: <2.5, DRE: Slight enlargement, one node
Biopsy: 12/08 4 of 12 cores positive, Gleason: 3+3
Surgery: RRP on 1/21/09 Catheter: 15 days
Pathology: AJCC: pT2a, clear margins, no involvement, Gleason: 3+2
First year 3-mo tests: <0.01, switched to 6-mo 12/12/09


male_sling_problems
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   Posted 1/25/2010 8:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Mel,

My open surgery was 10 years ago today. My Gleason was 7. Still going strong. I am cancer and pad free and Cialis takes care of the rest.

Very best wishes to you for making the correct decision.

John

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   Posted 1/25/2010 8:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Mel,
You can't resign. The internet is forever. You can change your membership category. Look forward to the "No Drops" award when they pull the catheter. I know they've got an extra, since I didn't get one.
Check in tomorrow night with that change request ;-}

Trew
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   Posted 1/25/2010 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
After surgery I told my doctor to put everything back, I decided to try something else.  That did not work too well, either. 
 
I wish you well.
 
 
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