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In This Together Wife
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Date Joined Dec 2009
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   Posted 2/23/2010 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Morning Everyone,
Bear had his appt yesterday with the surgeon.  They took blood and we will receive the results in a week-believing we will be new members in the Zero club.
The doctor took an ultra-sound of Bear's bladder and along with his symptoms of urgency said that he has an over-active bladder and gave him a daily cream to rub on his shoulder.  Should help with the urgency and weak stream.   Doctor did not suspect any blockages so YEA no scope or dilations. 
Doctor said in ED dept. yes, he is making great progress with no drugs and yes, things will get better in time but it will be more difficult later if he does not take the Viagra now.  (Doc said he did not have samples to give as drug reps are getting fewer so he gave us the Allday Chemist website which, of course, we already knew about from here--but I was surprised to find out you don't need a prescription.  Which is great for those of us who are using it medically supervised, but I wonder about the ones who are just taking it for "fun"?---just a thought.  We have not had a chance to discuss between the two of us if "we" will change our mind and use the med or not.
So from here we are expecting great PSA results in the mail in a week, a 3 month  visit to check Psa at 6 months and hopefully have bladder inconvenience resolved and then be referred back to local urologist for following PSA tests.
Rejoicing in the day,

(Bear's stats) Age 49
 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
11-13-09 DaVinci
11-23-09 Cath removed  Path report cancer contained neg. margins
Feb 2010 wil be followup PSA

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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 347
   Posted 2/23/2010 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like everything is going well, that is good news. Even better when you join the zero club.
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/ cath removal 2/16
Extent of tumor-Bilateral
Extraprostatic Extension-Absent
Seminal Vesicles-Negative for tumor
Surgical Margins-Rt apical margin focally positive
lymphovascular invasion-Suspicious in areas of capsular involvement
Regional lymph nodes-One node negative
Stage-T2c NO Mx

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Date Joined Feb 2010
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   Posted 2/23/2010 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Sending good thoughts your way!

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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 2/23/2010 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   

That sounded like a pretty encouraging report in all areas. Glad to hear that. Hoping that Bear continues to do well, and look forward to seeing him enter the doors of the Zero Club.

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 2007
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 2/23/2010 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Rejoicing with you CareBear and Bear! Great news...Looking forward to hearing the next result. Keep positive and looking straight down that road to a good recovery in every way. While freaky emotional challenges occur when Pca occurs in younger men such as your Bear and my "CJ", one good thing is that some younger men do go on to experience a great recovery. The worry never really goes away completely, but now 3 years out, my husband and I find we have long periods when we don't even think about Pca - I never thought that would happen, but it does in time... We have been luckier than many, but have an annual PSA test coming up too soon - so I will try and model your attitude! All the very best to you and Bear. Lana
Creed_three (Lana) - with husband "CJ" now aged 52 yrs (49 years at diagnosis).
PSA (2002) 2.1. (2006) 3.5.  1 x 5% core of 12 positive at biopsy. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing April 2007 Sydney, Australia. Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7. 2 small multifocal lesions. Contained. Undetectable <.1 PSA since: June 2007-0.01, Oct 2007-0.02, April 2008-0.02: Oct 2008-0.03, Nov, 2008-0.02, April 2009-0.03. Next PSA April 2010.

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