Enough of this PC, off the the Olympics

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goodlife
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   Posted 2/17/2010 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Taking my own advice and doing something spur of the moment.
 
Heading off to Vancouver with my wife to watch some hockey, figure skating, and Alpine Skiing for a long weekend.
 
Thanks to my son who is working in ticket distribution and some frequent flyer tickets.
 
What a beatiful place it is.  Can't wait !
 
 
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


60Michael
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   Posted 2/17/2010 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Have a great time up there Goodlife. It is wonderful but I know more of the city than I do of the mountains. Banff is on my list of places to see. Bring us all back a T-shirt.
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


Radical
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   Posted 2/17/2010 10:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Go Goodlife, you enjoy, as complier says, this Pca stuff is all crap anyway !......lol.........Kev
Age 51yrs
6 out of 8 cores positive 3 X 60% / 3 X 10%
PSA 4 Gleason Score 3+4=7 Stage T1c
Robotic Surgery 24/12/08
Upgrade Gleason Score 4+3=7 Gleason Differential 60%/40%
Stage T2c Three small foci total volume <10%
Neg Margins and Nodes
Nil - Extraprostatic Extentions
Dry less than 1 week. ED- okay with Meds.
PSA at 12mths no change remains 0.03
"Everyday in Everyway I get better"


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 2/17/2010 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Have a great time!
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)


goodlife
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   Posted 2/17/2010 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Michael,

I saw Banf a coulple of years ago. Wow ! is that beautiful. I'm excited to take the bus to Whistler, where the Alpine skiiing is !
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


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 2/18/2010 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Have a great time in Vancouver. It is a beautiful city and the Olympics will make it even better. That is what I call living the Goodlife.
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


142
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   Posted 2/18/2010 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
write when you get work ;)

James C.
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Total Posts : 4463
   Posted 2/18/2010 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
goodlife, enjoy the fling,
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


deer hunter
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Total Posts : 250
   Posted 2/18/2010 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hay don't worrywith us we will be here when you get back have a great time as they siad forget about this CRAP!!! enjoy
Deerhunter

goodlife
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   Posted 2/19/2010 2:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey, great first day. 52 degrees, bright sun.

Saw US gold in Men's Free Skate tonight. Sorry my Canadian friends, but at least we beat the Russian.

Off to Super G tomorrow in the mountains.

Wish you were here ! All of you.
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


Worried Guy
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   Posted 2/19/2010 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Goodlife.
Relax and enjoy. Feel free to call if you need someone to take care of any emergency generator /pump issues if they arise. ;-)
Jeff

goodlife
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   Posted 2/20/2010 12:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I my have to stay for the rest of the olympics. Every event we have been to so far have resulted in medals for the US. Silver and bronze today for Men's Super G. I really think it is my presence.
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


soulmate 101
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Total Posts : 57
   Posted 2/20/2010 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   
turn so excited for you!
we've all been loving the figure skating especially...
about Banff: I was there 30 some odd years ago and remember it as something out of a dream, heavenly and sublime.
Enjoy! and keep us updated.

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...


60Michael
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   Posted 2/20/2010 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone else noticed that Goodlife has not responded to my request for a T-shirt or is that just me? Anyway, stay as long as you need Goodlife, and see if you can help Bode bring back a gold.
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


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 2/20/2010 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Goodlife: I think you should stay for the closing ceremonies and ware a PC Awareness Jacket! We will look for you on the tube!
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)


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 2/20/2010 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I must be un-American or at least un-sports guy, haven't watched even a minute of the Olympics. Most sports I like involve an engine and a key to start it.
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


towers
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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 2/21/2010 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Yrs ago, 2006 Karl and I and Jacob were in Toranto, Canada at that time there was excitement because the olympics were coming to Vancouver. Hey Micheal, I bought a couple of tee-shirts.....if Goodlife doesnt bring you one I will dig it out of the closet ( I know it's there still) YOU can have it!
Goodlife, have much fun. We have been watching, it would of helped identify you in the crowd, if you did wear a special Pc awareness jacket :)

Patti
54 yr civil engineer  good health, very active tennis player
last PSA reading  11/09    4.3 
biopsy back   12/28 positive  3/12
Gleason score 3+3    stage T1
pathology reports and DRE supports CA contained to prostrate
Open surgery scheduled Feb. 11th, Stanford  
Surgery performed as scheduled:  arrival at 9:30 am,  went under at 12:30pm
back in recovery 3:00pm
Successful removal of prostrate, nerve bundles spared, very little blood loss
Pathology report call in by Dr. Brooks: All good, original biopsy report accurate 3+3
margins all clear, lymph nodes clean, seminal vessels clean
Cath removal scheduled for Friday, Feb. 26th 
First PSA in 3 months
 
 


60Michael
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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 2/21/2010 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Patti, that would be in a large, and my wife tells me that red or yellow are good colors for me.
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


goodlife
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   Posted 2/21/2010 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys,

Didn't you see me waving? Went to Germany/Belarus hockey last night. What a fun/great hockey game. I had my "I've got ED" Tshirt on. The one with a dead phallic symbol on it. I'm surprised you didn't see me.

Would love to go to Canada/US this PM, but my ticket bookie hasn't comne through. There are guys walking around with signs offering a $1000 for tickets. Too rich for my blood.

Tshirts are $30, ball caps are $22. E-mail me with orders and credit card numbers.
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


Casey59
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   Posted 2/21/2010 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Purgatory said...
Most sports I like involve an engine and a key to start it.

Those are not sports...they are "passtimes"
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