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Jerry1
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   Posted 3/5/2010 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Well finished my final treatment this morning number 35! I met with the doctor and he told me I went through the treatments great.  He was very surprised I had no serious side effects and told me to go out and celebrate.  I seriously considered not doing the radiation because I was afraid of the side effects and did not feel it would work anyway.  My wife and doctors encouraged me to try for the cure so I did and now that it is over I am glad I did.  Of course,
the jury is still out whether or not it worked but as I said before this is it for me no more treatments.  I feel good and I am going out and enjoying whatever time I have left.  I almost feel like not even getting another PSA but of course my wife thinks that is just foolish, but I really would rather not know.  Doctor suggest I make an appointment in 2 months with my Uro Doc for the PSA in the meantime I am going to enjoy myself and plan on taking a trip up North to see the family and grandchildren.   Tonight I am going out with MJ and friends to celebrate getting on with my life.
 
Jerry1
Age 70
DX 8/13/08 , PSA 4.0, Biopsy 14 samples 1 positive 12% of sample,
Gleason Score 4+4 =8  Bone scan and MRI negative
Da Vince surgery on Oct 17, 08 Florida Hospital Dr Vipul Patel
Post Gleason report  4+4 = 8 Lymph nodes on both sides negative
margins Negative  Stage II (pt2a) 
Cath out on October 29th left in longer due to small leak.
11/19/08 dry no more pads
12/2/08 first PSA <0.1
 3/6/09 6 Month PSA 0.0
6/3/09 9 month  PSA 0.1
7/14/09  PSA still 0.1
10/15/09 PSA 0.3
10/26/09 surgery to remove 3 clips in bladder neck  
11/16/09 PSA 0.3
12/14/09 PSA 0.4 
12/28/09 PSA 0.5
Start salvage radiation treatments on January 18th. 


In This Together Wife
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   Posted 3/5/2010 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Good for you!!
CareBear
(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
 2-22-10  PSA 0.01 !!!


pasayten
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   Posted 3/5/2010 5:19 PM (GMT 0)   
Congratulations...     26 down and only 6 more to go for me...
 
The zero club is going to have to make more room for us to come back and take our rightful places...
 
pasayten
After 3-4 years of annual PSA 4-6, biopsy recommended
3/13/2007 - 12 point biopsy - Left 0/6  Right 1/6 Gleason 3+3 T1c
4/24/2007 - DaVinci performed at Virginia Mason hospital in Seattle
5/2/2007 - Catheter Out! Final pathology of Gleason 6  T2c Nx Mx, approx 20% of prostate involved, positive margin, but only at 2 focal points.  
6/28/2007 9 weeks incontinance... Overnite, went from 4-6 soaked pads a day from prev 8 weeks to 2 barely wet pads a day.
7/12/2007 11 weeks post-op  Minimal leakage...  one small pad a day
7/18/2007 First Post-Op PSA...  0.01 !!! 
9/10/2007 Pad free and ED at 75% with 100mg Viagra generic
6/26/2008 2nd Post-OP PSA at 14 months...  0.02 
12/2/2008 3rd Post-OP PSA at 20 months...   0.03
10/30/2009 4th Post-OP PSA at 31 months...   0.13 (moved and diff lab)
11/3/2009 Retest at my original lab...  0.11  (followup with Doc sched 11/10)
11/10/2009 Discussion indicated biochemical reccurrence and need for salvage radiation treatment. 
1/21/2010 Another PSA test at 34 months...  0.14
1/26/2010 IMRT Salvage Radiation Treatment started
                  32 sessions for 64 gys total.
3/3/2010 25 down and 7 to go...  No side effects to date except a little
tiredness.  Sometimes feel like a slight sunburn on the inside for a few hours after treatment.
 


goodlife
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   Posted 3/5/2010 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Go for it Jerry. You do raise some interesting questions. After you've run the gamut, do you feel better or worse knowing what the PSA is ?

Congrats on finishing.
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


Jakester
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   Posted 3/5/2010 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow Jerry.... seemed like yesterday you were the first of our group to travel down the radiation path. Your postings gave me hope that it might not be too bad and I thank you for that.

I've got 8 more to go, glad to see the end on the horizon but think the potential payoff is worth the side effects so far.

I like your attitude and plan to enjoying life! We'll use that as our road map soon too!

Take care,
Jake
Diagnosed 8/2008 Pre-op psa 4.2, Age 60 at dx
7 of 12 biopsies positive 3+3
DaVinci LRP 11/08
Post Op pathology clear margins, confined to prostate, absent extraprostatic extension, vascular or perineural. Gleason 3+4=7, 5-10% of 4 and location in right mid-gland.
3 month psa .1 2/09, 6 month .1 5/09, 9 month .2 8/09
broke ankle bones 6/09
9/21/09 Bone scan clear, psa still .2
11/12/09 chest xray was clear, psa however up to .3,
01/05/10 psa still .3, radiation setup done with tats, 01/19/10 started 39 sessions 70.2gy, psa at 6th week salvage IMRT up to .4


James C.
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   Posted 3/5/2010 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Jerry, glad you are through with your course. Hopefully you will be hitting zero's from now on. Stay strong and enjoy life without distractions for a while... smilewinkgrin
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


60Michael
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   Posted 3/5/2010 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Fantastic Jerry, and enjoy your night out and then your trip up north as you have earned it. Five more to go for me as one day this week was a snow day, so no classes. I know what you mean by the thought of not having a PSA test, but hope that you do. I think it was Tony that posted a blog by Walt who once used this forum and he said in his blog that he considered not having chemo, but came to realize that was probably selfish on his part. That stuck with me and now I just have to wait and see and maybe re-think my positions. Have a great week Jerry and live and love life fully.
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


Purgatory
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   Posted 3/5/2010 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Jerry, my friend. I think you did great, and you made it all the way through the entire thing. Now you can speak of it past tense. Don't be surprised if some minor side effects and faitgue creep up on you a bit in the weeks and months ahead, radiation has a way of doing that. But at least you won't be getting more radiation pumped into you so to speak.

I know where you are coming from, this was your last curative method available to you, but I think you should get that next scheduled PSA done when due, just to know if it's working or not. But that's your choice brother, I support you either way.

Radiation is an endurance contest, and you walked across the finish line in style.

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, no problem post SRT
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  same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, Caths #13 & #14 same time


keysailfisher
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   Posted 3/5/2010 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Well you made it through radiation with little or no side effects that is good. You deserve to go celebrate. Have fun!
 
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/ cath removal 2/16
 
Gleason-3+4=7
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
Incontinence-yes


Purgatory
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   Posted 3/5/2010 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
jake and pasaten, good to hear you are both on the home stretch of your radiation as well. bro. jerry led your path in your group for sure
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, no problem post SRT
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  same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, Caths #13 & #14 same time


don826
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   Posted 3/5/2010 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jerry,

Crossing that finish line is a good feeling. I am glad that you did not experience any major side effects. I am 18 months out and no serious side effects so far.

Best to you.
Don
Diagnosed 04/10/08 Age 58 at the time
Gleason 4 + 3
DRE palpable tumor on left side
100% of 12 cores positive for PCa range 35% to 85%
Bone scan clear and chest x ray clear
CT scan shows potential lymph node involvement in pelvic region
Started Casodex on May 2 and stopped on June 1, 2008
Lupron injection on May 15 and every four months for next two years
Started IMRT/IGRT on July 10, 2008. 45 treatments scheduled
First 25 to be full pelvic for a total dose of 45 Gray to lymph nodes.
Last 20 to prostate only. Total dose to prostate 81 Gray.
Completed IMRT/IGRT 09/11/08.
PSA 02/08 21.5 at diagnosis
PSA 07/08 .82 after 8 wks of hormones
PSA 10/08 .642 one month after completion of IMRT, 6 months hormone
PSA 03/09 .38 six months post radiation and nine months into hormones 
PSA 06/09 .36 or .30 depending on who did the test
PSA 09/09 .33 one year after IMRT and 16 months into hormone
 
 
 


Ralph Alfalfa
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   Posted 3/5/2010 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Well done, Jerry. The other guys behind you will be done before they know it. I finished mine 12/22 and will get follow-up Psa this month. I dread it, but I'd rather know than not know. Two weeks after radiation I felt fine, still a little tired, so I supplemented lunch with a 30 minute nap. Try it. What could go wrong?

Good healing,
Bob
 AGE:58
 Dx: October,27(the day after my birthday)
 Psa 14.5
 Gleason:(4+3) 7 T1c
 Bone scan:Negative
 Cat scan: Negative
 Biopsy: 4 of 12 positive, left side, pre-cancerous on the right.
 Confined to prostate.
 DaVinci Jan. 19th, No lymph node involvement, all margins clear.
 8 week PSa <0.01
 Gleason downgraded to (3+4)7
 6 month Psa , 0.1 
 9 month Psa,  0.2  Doubled! Criminy!
 Started RT 10/28...one year since diagnosis.


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 3/5/2010 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Jerry: This song said it best.

CELEBRATE, CELEBRATE, DANCE TO THE MUSIC!!!!

Glad you are fisished with RT.

Now time to enjoy life.

Cajun Jeff
AGE:58, 57dx. PSA 5.4
Biopsy: 9/08 Gleason 3+4=7
open RP: 10?08 Nerve sparing. Path Report : GS 3+3=6 Stg pt2c margins clear
Cath for 10 day. Dry day after removal of Cath
PSA @ 3 months <0.1
6 months <0.1
9 months <0.1
12 months <0.1
16 months <0.1

ED Started VED at 3 months, pills followed VCL none did much, tried MUSE at 9 months (YUCK) Hated it. 15 months out injections Caveject (succecc)


JB71
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   Posted 3/6/2010 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go Jerry!!! and I like the part about 'no side effects!'

Can you tell me more about your treatment, please. I'm going to start my 35 days during the last week in April. My hospital is about 65 miles away (130 return) and although I have a free place to stay near there, I would prefer to drive back and forth every day but fatigue might be an issue. How was yours ?

Thanks from another Jerry.
.
Age, only 71.
 
July 2009, PSA 9.1, free ratio 0.16
September GLEASON 4+4=8, T2A
Prostate 44cc.
 
Calcium: 2.46  (range: 2.20 - 2.65 mmol/L)
25 Hydroxy Vitamin D: 102 (range: sufficiency:
76 - 250 nmol/L)
 
Bone Scan: Negative
CT Scan scheduled for Dec. 1st. Negative.
 
Started Casodex 50mg. on Nov. 6, first pill of 30.
Got Lupron 22.5mg ( 90 day ) on  November 19.
 
No real side effects as of Dec. 15 except dry skin and hair but getting quite 'porky' in the belt area even though now I go to the gym, three times a week. Also I dont have a need to shave anymore so now I can save my 'shaving' allowance and direct it to my stash of Depends !
 
Christmas Day got my first hot flashes. Thanks Santa!
 
Open surgery scheduled for Jan. 22 by Dr. J. Chen
 
Open surgery done on Jan. 20th. by Dr. J. Chin at London's University Hospital.
 
Cath removel scheduled for Feb. 8th. Yes, I know,
that will be 19 days. Dr. is out of country until then.
====================================
Pathology Report:
 
Gleason Score: cannot be determined due to hormone therapy effects. ???????
 
Extraprostatic Extension:
present, left radial, multifocal
present, left basal, multifocal
 
Resection Margins:
Apical: involved by invasive carcinoma, multifocal
Bladder Neck: involved by invasive carcinoma, unifocal on left side.Other: non-tumoural prostatic present at resection margin.
 
Perineural Invasion: present.
Seminal Vesicle Invasion: absent
Lymphovascular Invasion: absent
Lymph Node Status: no malignancy in regional lymph nodes
 
Additional path. findings:
high grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia
 
Pathology Stage: yp T3a NO MX
==================================
Radialogist appointment was on Friday Feb. 26 with Dr. Glenn Bauman in London.
 
Got another Lupron 90 day shot today and he wants to start IMRT soon. CT Scan plus measure scheduled in about 3 weeks. ( march 20)
 
First PSA test since surgery on March 25th.
 
Next appointment with the surgery Doc is April 13.
 
.


Jakester
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   Posted 3/6/2010 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
The other Jerry (JB71),

I thought I would give you my perspective while you wait for others (your posting got a bit buried). My circumstances might be slightly different since I started salvage radiation about 13 months after my LRP and was well into the recovery path by then. At least initially I could have driven the 130 miles you mention but I think would be harder now that I'm on treatment 31 of 39. For me the fatigue (and loose bowels) built up over time and was a bit more by the end of the week. I took the recommendation of several on the forum and scheduled my radiation in the morning so if necessary I could slow down in the afternoon and recoup for the next day. The gent before me in the morning (his at 8 a.m., mine at 8:30 a.m.) told me he took a nap late afternoon and the recharged him until an early evening bed time. I'm not a nap person but I do hit the bed in the evening about an hour earlier.

Good luck and let the side effects be minor or non-existent.

Jake
Diagnosed 8/2008 Pre-op psa 4.2, Age 60 at dx
7 of 12 biopsies positive 3+3
DaVinci LRP 11/08
Post Op pathology clear margins, confined to prostate, absent extraprostatic extension, vascular or perineural. Gleason 3+4=7, 5-10% of 4 and location in right mid-gland.
3 month psa .1 2/09, 6 month .1 5/09, 9 month .2 8/09
broke ankle bones 6/09
9/21/09 Bone scan clear, psa still .2
11/12/09 chest xray was clear, psa however up to .3,
01/05/10 psa still .3, radiation setup done with tats, 01/19/10 started 39 sessions 70.2gy, psa at 6th week salvage IMRT up to .4

Post Edited (Jakester) : 3/6/2010 4:55:21 PM (GMT-7)


deer hunter
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   Posted 3/6/2010 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Jerry cograts on finishing for me it waited about 2 to3 weeks before the tireness sit in but just took naps i'm nearly 3 months out and doing fine started back to work still alittle tired but driving 4hrs a day kinded wears on me a little but i'm working and doing fine thankful so far hay i'm alive that counts for something!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DEERHUNTER
dx age 57 01/06 open RP 4/06 psa in 01/06 8.1  surgery path report Gleason 3+4=7 poorly differentiated  tumor was 90%involved in both lobes surgical margins postive. in the right apex and right radial margins tumor grade G3  perineural invasion present high grade of PIN found  T2c NX MX PSA 0706  .01 10/06 .02 01/07 .03 04/07 .04  06/07 .05  07/07 .08 07/07 bone scans pelvic ct neg. 08/07 proscintic scan neg.9/07 psa.10 net with rad onc. wanted to do SRT but i did not do it 10/07  saw a new dr at Emory University [my old dr urg. suggested second opinion ]  bone scans negs ct scans pelvics neg. biopies of the bladder and adrinal glands neg.another proscintic scan neg.12/07 Psa .11 clinial trial Emory injected with protons to try and find the cancer cells no luck 3/08 psa .17 06/08 psa .23 psa 09/08 psa .32 12/08 psa .39 3/09 psa .39 6/09 psa .43  meet with medical onc. he said  i might have waited to long to start SRT 7/09 psa .50  another bone scan ct scan all neg.MRI neg. meet rad. onc. 7/09 started casdex 50mg 1 day for 30 days 2 shots of lupron started rad treament 10/09 40 treatments 75 gm 12 shots each time all aroud pelvic finished 12/09  psa .07 and psa 01/10.05 next dr visit 03/10 wait and see!!!!!!


60Michael
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   Posted 3/6/2010 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
JB 71,
130 miles is a pretty good commute. it can be done and has been done by others on here. If you have a free place to stay you might think about 1-3 days per week there, but give the commute a try and adjust as needed. I did a little different than Jake and scheduled my appt. in the afternoon so that I could work until 2pm each day. It is working out okay and I have one more week of tx. Good luck with yours and keep us posted.
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


Jerry1
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   Posted 3/7/2010 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Thank you all for your comments and support this place is great and it gives you the strength to fight this monster.  I understand a lot of your comments about the PSA test but I think I just need some time before I get the word.  I think the main reason is I feel it did not work and want to put off that downer for as long as possible.  This has nothing to do with the rest of my brothers going through this but my pathology with no positive margins and organ confind usually means the cancer is not local don't get me wrong I hope and pray it worked but want some time before I find out for sure.
 
Michael, Pasayten, and Jakester good luck with the rest of your treatments you are in the home stretch.
 
JB71 I think the drive is manageable I found having my treatments first thing in the morning
helped, but I also agree with Michael if you have a place to stay give your self a break a couple days a week especially after you are into your treatments and the radiation builds up. 
 
David as always thank you for your support I can always count on you for a reality check.
 
Jerry1
Age 70
DX 8/13/08 , PSA 4.0, Biopsy 14 samples 1 positive 12% of sample,
Gleason Score 4+4 =8  Bone scan and MRI negative
Da Vince surgery on Oct 17, 08 Florida Hospital Dr Vipul Patel
Post Gleason report  4+4 = 8 Lymph nodes on both sides negative
margins Negative  Stage II (pt2a) 
Cath out on October 29th left in longer due to small leak.
11/19/08 dry no more pads
12/2/08 first PSA <0.1
 3/6/09 6 Month PSA 0.0
6/3/09 9 month  PSA 0.1
7/14/09  PSA still 0.1
10/15/09 PSA 0.3
10/26/09 surgery to remove 3 clips in bladder neck  
11/16/09 PSA 0.3
12/14/09 PSA 0.4 
12/28/09 PSA 0.5
Start salvage radiation treatments on January 18th. 


bemis
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   Posted 3/7/2010 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
JB71 I'm starting radiation april 13 and will have a 200 mile [100 each way] drive, we did it 8 years ago with our son and it turns into about a 5 hour day.I am thinking about trying to get schedualed 11 or so so I can work a few hours then leave around 9.Do you all think I'll be able to keep up this schedual? I saw some of you wrote about going early to be able to rest more.I'm afraid if I go early and think about working later in the day it won't happen as I'm a morning person.I'd prefer not to work at all , but I own a small business and have employes who depend on me. Dick
age 55 /psa 10-09 5.4/biopsy 11-09 Gleson 3+3=6 3+4=7/ Radical prostateectomy 1/22/10/pathology positive margins and extraprostatic extension pY3a


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 3/7/2010 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope you had a fabulous celebration! Cheers to completing your treatment and I pray it did the trick!! My father is in a similar boat, and I hope that you both are PSA free forever! All the best!
Father's Age DX 62 (now 64)
Original Gleason 3+4=7, Post-Op Gleason- 4+3=7,
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin, One positive node. T3a N1 M0.
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07, Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yrs
Radiation March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
July 2, 08 PSA <.02
Oct. 10, 08 PSA <.02
Oct. 9, 09 PSA <.01 Last Lupron Shot
Praying for a cured dad.

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