First post-op PSA

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Modelshipwright
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   Posted 1/26/2010 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I travelled to London Ontario yesterday, nervously awaiting the result of my first post-op PSA test. Dr. Pautler informed me that the PSA was undetectable at 0.04 and that it was exactly what he wanted to see.


I have another PSA scheduled for three months from now and another 6 months after that.



On the incontinence front, he said that the symptoms that I am feeling, increased frequency and smaller amounts of urine may be a glitch and he wants to moniter it in case there is scar tissue at the bladder neck which is restricting flow. If the stream remains strong then all is well and it is a normal progression of healing. He commented that I am about average for four months post-op and being 99% dry as compared to the rest of his patients.



Whew! :-) Guess I am in the zero club eh?



Regards,

Bill

goodlife
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   Posted 1/26/2010 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Belly up to the bar, and pay the man. Drinks are on you. Oh excuse me while I drain off the last one.

Congrats

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


Purgatory
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   Posted 1/26/2010 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Bill, I will pay for the next round, for your great news. Hope its the first of many to come.

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


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 1/26/2010 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the club. You are now a Zero. Who would ever think we would like to be called a Zero!

Congrats

Jeff T
Cajun Country
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)


60Michael
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   Posted 1/26/2010 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Great to hear Modelshipwright, and hope a long line of zeros for you. Got any snow up your way?
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 1/26/2010 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Great News.
 
As mentioned above - New kid buys the beer.
Age 54   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
11/20/09 - 18 Month PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.


Jerry1
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 460
   Posted 1/26/2010 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
 
 
Great news may many zero's be in your future.
 
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
Start radiation treatments ib January 18th. 


James C.
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Total Posts : 4463
   Posted 1/26/2010 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Yep, welcome to the zero club. Glad to read such good news and that you are having a normal recovery.
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


Modelshipwright
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 215
   Posted 1/26/2010 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks to everyone who replied. It is indeed a good feeling to receive this news.


The snow that we had three weeks ago, two and a half feet on the ground, has all disappeared with the January thaw that just ended. We are back to winter temperatures and it is just a matter of time before more snow arrives to replace it.



Keep well,

Regards,

Bill

pa69
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 260
   Posted 1/26/2010 10:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Just send those beers down the bar! This round's on me in honor of Bill, newest member of the ZERO club.

So happy for you,
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


Zimmer
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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 24
   Posted 1/27/2010 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news.....Way to go......
Diagnosed Oct 2009 during annual routine physical at age 58
PSA 4.37
10 biopsies - 3 positive all on one side
2 samples at 1%
1 sample at 3%
Gleason 3+3
Scheduled to see Dr Chin London Ont Dec 14th
Deciding on open or robotic surgery
Dr. Chin will do either one but impression I got is he prefers open and
he says results will be the same....


JB71
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 206
   Posted 1/27/2010 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bill,

Looks to me your numbers are what everyone hopes for.

Congrads and just where is your favourite bar
so we can buy you that beer?
 
I'll be heading out your way this summer to visit family in St. Catherines.
 
Regards,
Jerry.


Age, only 71.
 
July 2009, PSA 9.1, free ratio 0.16
September GLEASON 4+4=8, T2A
Prostate 44cc.
 
Calcium: 2.46  (range: 2.20 - 2.65 mmol/L)
25 Hydroxy Vitamin D: 102 (range: sufficiency:
76 - 250 nmol/L)
 
Bone Scan: Negative
CT Scan scheduled for Dec. 1st. Negative.
 
Started Casodex 50mg. on Nov. 6, first pill of 30.
 
Got Lupron 22.5mg ( 90 day ) on  November 19.
 
No real side effects as of Dec. 15 except dry skin and hair but getting quite 'porky' in the belt area even though now I go to the gym, three times a week. Also I dont have a need to shave anymore so now I can save my 'shaving' allowance and direct it to my stash of Depends !
 
Christmas Day got my first hot flashes. Thanks Santa!
 
Open surgery scheduled for Jan. 22 by Dr. J. Chen
at London (Ontario) Health Sciences Centre.
 
NOPE, that just changed to January 20th. (2 days earlier) and the venue for entertainment gets moved to the University Hospital.
 
Open surgery done on Jan. 20th.
 
Cath removel scheduled for Feb. 8th. Yes, I know,
that will be 19 days. Dr. is out of country until then.
 
Need to get this over with ASAP so next season
I can continue with motorcycling, sailing  and enjoying life, TOGETHER with my wife, Debbie
who has been the most supportive wife possible.
.

Post Edited (JB71) : 1/27/2010 3:41:18 PM (GMT-7)

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