What is better than sex for a PC survivior ?

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goodlife
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   Posted 2/1/2010 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I would say a <.01 nine month check up number for a Gleason 9 guy does it for me. 
 
As much as I love and miss the old sex, the <.01 sure feels good all over, and I am ready to fell good all over again immediately.
 
 
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,  9 month PSA < .01


Purgatory
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   Posted 2/1/2010 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
goodlife, that big fat zero is the best news i have heard all day, congrats in every possible way


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


Sonny3
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   Posted 2/1/2010 4:13 PM (GMT -6)   
WAAAAY to Go. Just got home from the Uro and that is just the thing I wanted to see. Congrats BIIIIGGGG time.

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 2/1/2010 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
congrats goodlife - life is good for you !!
:)
.................
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
............


James C.
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   Posted 2/1/2010 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Good news, great news. Keep on setting records, guy
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


Worried Guy
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   Posted 2/1/2010 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats!
That is even better than gooey chocolate cake! Now go enjoy that romp.
Jeff
DX Age 56. First routine PSA test on April 8th: 17.8. Start 2 weeks of Cipro to rule out protatitis.
May PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: PSA: 23.2.
Biopsy 6/10/09: 7/12 scores positive, 20%-70%, Gleason 6=3+3. Bone scan and C/T scan negative.
RP DaVinci -7/21/2009 @ Univ of Roch Medical Center
Left nerve gone, right partial spared.
Catheter removed - 7/31/2009 Pathology report received:
Gleason 3+4=7, Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm, location: both lobes and apex.
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive.
No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX
Post Surgery Status:
Potency - 12/11 5 months, Still no activity, zip. Using pump daily since 11/11. No effect with 20 mg of Cialis or 100 mg of Viagra. Shots next? See Uro 1/22/10 Trimix unsuccessful.
Incontinence - 8/20 4 full pads per day
.. 9/7 3-4 full pads per day (Try cutting down on fluids. Bad idea. I know.)
11/14 4 months: Still 3 pads per day. 420ml/day, 91 um leak.
12/11 5 months: Still 3 pads per day. 400-450ml/day
1/11/10 6 months: Still 3 pads but leak is now 320 ml (5 day avg.)
Post Surgery PSA - 9/3 6 weeks - 0.05; 10/13 3 months - 0.04, 1/14 6 months - 0.05.


livinadream
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   Posted 2/1/2010 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes indeed that is great news. Goes to show even us gleason nines can beat this thing. Now that you are writing a new chapter in the book of life be sure to stop and smell the roses and enjoy everyday to the fulllest. Life truly is great when you are livin a dream.

peace to you
Dale
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 47 (current)

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/dalechildress

My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes (3 positive) was 4+4=8
I had 44 IMRT's
Casodex
Currently on Lupron
I go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America
Married with two kids
latest PSA 5-27-08 0.11

PSA July 24th, 2008 is 0.04
PSA Dec 16th, 2008 is .016
PSA Mar 30th, 2009 is .02
PSA July 28th 2009 is .01
PSA OCt 15th 2009 is .11
PSA Jan 15th 2010 is .13

Testosterone keeps rising, the current number is 156, up from 57 in May

T level dropped to 37 Mar 30th, 2009
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 2/1/2010 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
That is just wonderful news.

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)


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 2/1/2010 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Goodlife,
Congratulations on the zero. That has to be the best news for all of us.
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


MrGimpy
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   Posted 2/1/2010 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Goodlife,

Congrats on the super report

Whats better than sex before PC removal ???

Sex now, holy smokes, a blast of Trimix and its like it has never ever been before, I can actually do most of the Kama Sutra positions now that Mr. Happy is stiff as a board and stays that way no matter what is going on
Stats:
Age: 52
PSA (2008)=1.9
Biopsy on Jan 09, 2009
One (1) out of twelve (12) cores was positive, plus external nodule found
Gleason Score = 3+3
Surgery (Da Vinci, robotic prostatectomy): 4/7/09
Removed Catheter: 04/19/09
100% bladder control - Pad free 7/09
PSA 7/09 undetectable, under .0


keysailfisher
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   Posted 2/1/2010 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on another zero.
 
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


maldugs
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   Posted 2/1/2010 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Great numbers!! congrats!...whats' better than sex for a PC survivor?....... life.

Regards Mal.
age 67 PSA 5.8 DRE slightly firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07 5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7 right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a
RP on 30th July,

Post op Pathology, tumour stage T3a 4+3=7, microcsopic evidence of capsular penetration, seminal vessels, bladder neck,are free of tumour, lymph nodes clear, no evidence of metastatic malignancy, tumour does not extend to the apical margins.

Post op PSA 0.5 26th Sept. Totally dry since catheter removed
PSA 23rd Oct.0.5 seeing Radiation Onocologist 31st Oct.
Started radiation treatment on 5th Dec, to continue until 24 Jan. 08.
Finished treatment, next PSA on 30th April.
PSA 30th April 0.4
PSA 30th July 0.5
PSA 27th Oct 0.4 (I am now 68)
PSA 11th March 09 0.5
PSA 3rd August 09 0.6
PSA 25th November 0.6 (I am now 69)
PSA 18th Jan 09 0.6


Carlos
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   Posted 2/1/2010 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Goodlife,  Those are great numbers.  We need all the good news we can get.
 
Since you mentioned sex, you might find this story interesting.  A friend of mine was Dx with PCa many years ago.  He was in his late 50's, and had a very young girl friend.  He just couldn't let the sex go and chose to ignore the PCa.  He lived about 10 years and to his dying day had no regrets.  To each his own.
 
I'm with you, glad to be here.
 
Carlos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Diagnosed 2/2008 at age 71, PSA 9.1, Gleason 8 (5+3)and stage T1c. 
Robotic surgery 5/2008, nerves spared, All margins, SV and lymph nodes were neg. 
Staged pT2c, Gleason sum 8 (5+3).
Continent at 6 weeks. 
PSA <0.1 at 20 months, Jan. 4. 2010.


rob2
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   Posted 2/1/2010 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Good news. It is great to here undetectable.
 
Age 49
occupation accountant
PSA increased from 2.6 to 3.5 in one year
biopsy march 2008 - cancer present gleason 7
Robotic Surgery May 9, 2008 - houston, tx
Pathology report -gleason 8, clear margins
20 month  PSA <.04 (low as the machine will go)
continent at 10 weeks (no pads!)
ED is still an issue but getting better


TaurusBull
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   Posted 2/1/2010 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations Goodlife! That's excellent.
Age at dx 49, 6/2005
PSA tests 3/05: 3.8 ng/ml, 4/05: 4.1 ng/ml, Stage: T1c
biopsy: 2/10 cores positive, Gleason 6 (3+3), bone scan: neg.
daVinci Robotic Prostatectomy 8/2/2005
Path report: Gleason 7 (3+4), 10% tumor vol., neg. margins, no EPE, neg. lymph nodes, neg. seminal vesicles
Post-surgery PSA tests, all <0.1 ng/ml for about 4 yrs.
Then on 7/23/09: 0.1, 10/16/09: 0.2, retested 10/23/09: 0.1, latest test on 1/22/10: 0.2.


MaxBuck
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   Posted 2/1/2010 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Ahoy, Cap'n! Cap'n Zero! Set your course for blue skies and many more zeros!
Dx at age 56: Oct 09; PSA 5.8, followed up by 9.9 two weeks later (reproducibility of test - ?)
Biopsy ind cancer in 8/12 cores: Gleason 8 (4+4)
open radical retropubic prostatectomy Dec 4 09
Post-op pathology: 56 g weight, cancer in 21%, Gleason 7 (4+3, tert 5); margins clear, no lymph node involvement (0/9), perineural invasion present, T2c N0Mx (but showed clear from distant metastasis in pre-op bone scan and CT scan)
Continence data: 1 "panty liner"/day, with minor leakage when I get up from long seated position
ED pretty complete: some erection possible but current non-functional


goodlife
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   Posted 2/1/2010 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone, and zero's back to all of you. Don't know why but this 9 month one was particlularly worrisome for me. Guess I can start worrying about 1 year one now.

Carlos, Heard a similar story about a dog sitting by the railroad tracks. His tail was laying on the tracks, and when the train ran over it, he jerked around and lost his head. Moral of the story, Don't lose your head over a piece of tail. I love my wife of 38 years dearly, and I love to make love to her, by whatever means, but I never considered not going for the cure so I could have sex for a longer time.
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,  9 month PSA < .01


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   Posted 2/1/2010 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Goodlife,
I am just on the first post-op 0 PSA, next 15 March. (DaVinci 10/09, post-op Gleason 4+5) I've decided that each zero lasts until proven otherwise.
Keep up those good round numbers!
The dog story is good. I'll be using that.

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 2/2/2010 5:33 AM (GMT -6)   
What is better than sex for a PC survivior ? 
 
Thought we answered this in another thread-> Chocolate covered Ribs are better then sex.
 
Oh and by the way - congrats on those low numbers.
 
 
 
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.


cocrgolfer
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   Posted 2/2/2010 6:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Goodlife,

Sex on Trimex and dry on the fly... with zeros. Sounds like a rap song. Congratulations.

Steve

gold horse
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   Posted 2/2/2010 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Today is a happy day for me let keep bringing those 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,guys.

DIAGN=46 YEARS
GLEASON=3+3
FATHER HAD PC,THEN I THEN MY BROTHER STILL HAS TWO BROTHER PC FREE.
MARRIED,TWO CHILDREN.AGE 13 AND 8.
LAPROSCOPY SURGERY 6/2005
PATOLOGY REPORT.
GLEASON=3+3
TUMOR VOLUME=5%
LYMPHOVASCULAR INVASION=NEG
PERINEURAL INVASION=POSI
TUMOR MULTICENTRICITY=NEG
EXTRAPROSTATIC INVASION=NEG
SEMINAL VESICLES BOTH=CLEAN
MARGIN ALL=NEG
PT2ANXMX
DEVELOP SCART TISSUE AND NEEDED A SECOND SURGERY BECAUSE COULD NOT URINATE,
PSA 6/05=0.04,0.04,0.04,6/06,0.04,0.04,0.04,6/07,0.04,0.04,0.04,6/08,0.04,0.04,1/09
0.04,10/09,0.04
 


soulmate 101
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   Posted 2/3/2010 6:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow! That's a real sexy number, goodlife! ;)
Congratulations!

soulmate
Husband, age 57, diagnosed in December 09, after PSA velocity increase from 2.71 to 4.34 over one year prompted a prostate biopsy.
Gleason 4+3 = 7 stage T2c, laparoscopic nerve sparing Da Vinci robotic radical prostatectomy 1/13/10, clear surgical margins no lymph node or seminal vesicle involvement.
Let the healing begin...

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