Posted 1/29/2010 6:41 AM (GMT -7)
Thanks for the support. Harley went into storage at the end of Oct. Mother nature has blessed us in Iowa with multiple ice storms, snow storms, and blizzards since. Will be cleared to ride 3 mo after surgery, which should coincide w/ warmer weather and clear roads. Can't wait.
51 yrs old
PSA 4.8  06/09- 3wk antibiotic regimen
PSA 6.1  07/09
PSA 5.1  09/09
DRE- prostate smooth but enlarged
biopsy 9/09  - R side- adenocarcinoma, gleason 3+3, 2 cores involved, tumor up to 9mm length, volume approx 20% of tissue examined, high grade PIN present.
L-side - high grade PIN, no evidence of invasive carcinoma.
second opinion pathology- Mayo Clinic 11/24/09 - initial biopsy report confirmed
 
01/18/2010 DaVinci surgery Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.- Dr. Igor Frank  Discharged 01/19/2010 
 
01/25/2010 Catheter removed
 
Post-op pathology-  tumor3/4 inch, prostate confined, gleason 3+4=7, stage pT2b, margins, lymph nodes, seminal vesicles clear.

Posted 1/29/2010 6:44 AM (GMT -7)
Welcome and thanks for sharing. Will look forward to your progress.
Carebear
(Bear's stats)
Age 49
 healthy-had bronchitis once :)
 8-4-09    Family Practioner for back pain  PSA 4.9
8-20-09  Consult with urologist                PSA 4.89
9-2-09    Biopsy          3 cores positive 7% 3+3 (6) gleason
9-22-09  Birthday turned 49
10-12-09 2nd opinion
11-13-09 DaVinci
11-23-09 Cath removed  Path report cancer contained neg. margins
Feb 2010 wil be followup PSA

Posted 1/29/2010 7:42 AM (GMT -7)
Welcome to the other side. Wishing you 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

Posted 1/29/2010 7:57 AM (GMT -7)
Welcome, friend, to the recovery side. I still miss my last bike, a Triumph, been gone for 2 full years, still dream about being in shape to get a new one. Please stay with us and keep us posted.

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

Posted 1/29/2010 8:23 AM (GMT -7)
Welcome Whitey,
I hope to see a lifetime of zero PSA in your future.
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
11.5 months test 1/21/10 result 0.004

Posted 1/29/2010 8:26 AM (GMT -7)
Welcome and good luck from another recent cross over  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  1/13/10 at UP- Penn Presby with Dr David Lee. Home 1/14/10 Nerves spared on both sides -Catheter removed 1/19/10  Path report scheduled for 2/11/10
 
 

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