First post op PSA <.1

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Ricky2
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   Posted 2/15/2010 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning Folks,

Uro office called this morning canceling my appt. because they didn't have the trimex drug for my first injection, but the nurse said my PSA reading was<.1. I guess that qualifies me for the zero club. I was hoping that I would get a more detailed PSA i.e.. how much less that .1. I don't know if she didn't have it or just didn't want to tell me. I will find out more when I go in next Monday. Anyway, my PSA anxiety can go away for the next 3 months.

Buying beers seems to be a tradition when you get a ZERO so come on over...my refrig is full of Fat Tire beer. We can enjoy the suds on my patio as we watch the sun set on our beautiful mountains.

Thank you God! Life is Good!

Ricky
Age 70

PSA 5/2008- 3.6, PSA 7/2009- 6.1, retested 9/2009-5.1.
Biopsy 9/2009. 4 of 12 positive. Gleason 3+4=7
CT and bone scan negative.
Robotic De Vince Surgery 10/29/2009. 1 night in hospital. No pain. Cath out on 11/6
Pathology Report: Gleason score 3+4. Margins slightly involved <.1mm to .25mm. Perineural invasion present, stage pT2c. Tumor 18%. Seminal Vesicle - absent, Lymph Nodes 0 of 6.
Continence- first 4 weeks after cath out Dry at night, rest of time, bladder held nothing. 6-7 pads per day. as of 12/30 no pads most of time. almost dry except for a few drips. I keep doing Kegels.
ED. Started VED on 12/17. 15 min every other day. 20mm cilias twice a week. No sign of life yet.


defender3
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Total Posts : 98
   Posted 2/15/2010 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Ricky - that's a great report. I'm hoping to get the same a few weeks from now!

Purgatory
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   Posted 2/15/2010 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Ricky,

That is wonderful news. And welcome to the Zero Club, mission accomplished!

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, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days


skeener
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   Posted 2/15/2010 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   

Ricky2 - Great news.  We are so happy to have you in the zero club!

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 11/10 - 0.0.
 
Next PSA May
Next doctor's visit in 6 months      


Magaboo
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   Posted 2/15/2010 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ricky.
Congratulations on the good PSA test result and welcome to the zero club. Hope you'll stay for a long time.
All the best to you in the years yet to come.
 
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


Sonny3
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   Posted 2/15/2010 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Ricky. I want to grow up to be just like you and the other zero club members. I have submitted my application for the club via surgery and radiation and will know whether I have been approved in 10 days on the 25th.

Way to go on your zero,

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


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 2/15/2010 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Ricky: Welcome to the club....Good Job.  Sounds like you have a Great Uro.  starting you on injections so early.  Wish mine had done that.  I had to go looking for a new one to kick thing off in high gear after 15 months.
 
I am very happy for you buddy.  What time do you want us there to start the party..  I will bring some Cracklins and Boudin from South Louisiana to enjoy the view  as the sun sets.....  Happy Mardi Gras
 

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)

Post Edited (corvetteman3) : 2/15/2010 11:18:24 AM (GMT-7)


James C.
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   Posted 2/15/2010 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the zero club, and wishing you a lifetime membership in it.
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
32 mts: PSA's: .04 each test since surgery, ED Continues-Bimix .3ml PRN or Trimix .15ml PRN


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 2/15/2010 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Cool......Offering Fat Tire Beer is a good way to NOT get anyone to come over....j/k

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.


compiler
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   Posted 2/15/2010 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   

Sounds good, Ricky.

I'm 2 weeks from my first post-op test.

 

Mel


63 years old . PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (Free PSA 24%),  after 45 days on cipro! DREs have always been normal. PCA-3

Biopsy on 11/30/09. 5 out of 12 cores positive. Gleason 4+3. 2 cores were 3+3 (one 5% and the other 30%) on one side. On  other side:2 cores are 4+3 (5%)--1 core 3+4 (30%) no peri-neural invasion. prostate is 45 grams. Stage: T1C.  

Surgery with Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital, 1/26/10. He says all looked good. Spared nerves. Unfortunately: Pathology Report: G 4+3 (65%-35%). Cancer in 15% of gland. Lymph Nodes: Clear.  Perineural Invasion: yes. Seminal Vessical Involvement: No.  Extraprostatic Extension: yes.  Positive Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. Final Weight is 52.7 gms. 

 Incontinence: joined that club-- definite leaks—1 pad/day. Night is dry, was  using 1 pad at night for security, but pretty much dispensed with that most nights.

Next Event: First post-op PSA on 3/1/10


gold horse
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 360
   Posted 2/15/2010 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
good news,let have the beearstongue
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
 


MaxBuck
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 2/15/2010 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news, Ricky. I'll hoist a Racer5 in your honor tonight!
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: essentially no incontinence 9 weeks post-op
ED pretty complete: some erection possible but current non-functional


coxjajb
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 184
   Posted 2/15/2010 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Ricky2, great news on the Zero! Wishing many more in your future. yeah
Age 51 @ DX
Pre - Op PSA, 4.3
Gleason 3+4=7
Stage T1C
da Vinci Prostatectomy 8/1/08
No issues with incontinence since day 1 after catheter removal
Mild ED for about 10 months. Levitra worked well for me. No ED at one year.
PSA 0.00 at 18 month post op


BillyMac
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   Posted 2/15/2010 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Aha !! Who's now a happy little vegemite. (you have to be Australian to get that)
Well done and may you always be an "undetectable"
Take care and good health,
Bill

mvesr
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 2/15/2010 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ricky

Welcome to the zero club and hope you have many more.

Mika
age at dx 54 now 57
psa at dx 4.3
got the bad news 1/29/07
open surgery Duke Medical Center 5-29-07
never more than 2 pads
ED is getting better
the shots work great, still can't give them to myself
two years of zero's

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