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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 46
   Posted 2/19/2010 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello all, I just got back from my 22 month check up and my surgeon said everything was ZERO, NADA, one more time.  As I have done before I thank God’s Grace, my surgeon’s good hands, my GP’s watchful eye, my wonderful bride’s understanding and all of you that make up healingwell.com.  Since we have too much snow in Nebraska to ride my motorcycle I will celebrate later when we reach at least 50 degrees.  My real concern right now is a very good friend of mine that has a heart that is giving him fits and he is on the donor’s list.  Although I will continue reading this site every day, I will be taking a sabbatical from my problems to help my friend anyway I can.  For you new members, I am sorry you are here, but you have found the best place to be to find honest information about this darn disease called prostate cancer.  I have beaten the beast another 6 months and wish you all positive news in your future.

Age 61 at diagnosis

PSA Jan 2006 2.8, PSA Jan 2007 3.7, PSA Jan 2008 4.4

DRE Normal, Biopsy positive 1 core in 10,

Clinical T1C, Pre surgery Gleason 3+4=7

Bone scan Normal, Cat Scan Normal

da Vinci robotic Surgery April 30, 2008, Fremont Nebraska

Post surgery Gleason 3+4=7, Pathological P2C

Lymph nodes clear, Margins clear

Hospital stay 2-days, Catheter out 10 days

1-pad a day for 3 weeks

Back at work 7-days after surgery, desk job

Both Nerves spared

Post 3 month PSA-undetectable, Post 9 month PSA-undetectable, Post 15 month PSA-undetectable

Post 22 month PSA-undetectible

Regular Member

Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 98
   Posted 2/19/2010 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on the continued Zeros! I hope to be following you when I have my first test in March.

James C.
Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4463
   Posted 2/19/2010 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news, love those zero's(<.1). Glad to see your membership in the zero club has been extended. Wishing you a lifetime of them.. Keep in touch..
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

Post Edited (James C.) : 2/20/2010 2:25:57 PM (GMT-7)

Elite Member

Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 2/19/2010 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats at almost being at 2 years and still pulling a big zero. Envious of that.

Sounds like you are doing well.

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

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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2243
   Posted 2/19/2010 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news Ironman, and you have been blessed. You are now blessing a good friend with your attention. Take care and the snow will mealt and when it does I know you will be on that bike.
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

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