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Sonny3
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   Posted 3/23/2010 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Got the call from my RO this morning. The results of the latest PSA ---- 1.5--CARP.

Prior to rad it was .6 then 6 weeks after rad it was 1.0, now 30 days later it is 1.5.

So he and I are finished with each other and I will be meeting with a Medical Oncologist in the next few weeks to discuss where we are going from here.

I told him that I still maintain that my PCa is nothing compared to what my wife is going through and I will deal with it however I have to. We agreed that it is not life threatening right now and I will continue to approach each day with that thought.

Now I am leaving for the east coast of Florida to umpire some good D1 College Fast Pitch Softball and I WILL NOT GIVE THIS CARP ANYMORE THOUGHTS OR ENERGY FOR THE REST OF THE DAY.

So there you have it my friends, the word is in. On the bright side I have a very compelling story to tell the VA Docs tomorrow morning and my checks should be in the mail sooooon. The price of diesel is going up and I plan to do a bunch of traveling real soon.

Til later sports fans,

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

2/24/10 FIRST POST RAD PSA 1.1---CARRRP --waiting for the next test.


Purgatory
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   Posted 3/23/2010 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Sonny, I know you are being positive about it ,but as your friend, it grieves me with this latest reading. PC is such a nasty, unfair, and cruel bast***. Call me sometime soon, and we will have a good long talk. Still looking forward to your road trip, I am finishing up on the last propane hose on our restored Shasta, then I will have a 100% new up to code propane system.

Your PC has a mind of its own, for sure, because you have done all the right things. So whatever you do, don't beat yourself up. A good medical oncologist is the right step. The one I had 10 years ago was an expert in his field, and I learned more from him about how cancer acts and reacts then all the other doctors I have seen since.

Bless you brother, and your sweet wife Lynn. I am here for you, just ask, and its yours.

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, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days


Purgatory
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   Posted 3/23/2010 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   
P.S> where on the East Coast of Florida? We lived in Merritt Island and Cape Canaveral for a couple of years. And, you are a certain shoo in for that VA money, what a poster child of living proof.
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, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days


60Michael
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   Posted 3/23/2010 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Well Sonny I am sorry to hear that news. Your positive attitude is still an inspiration to me. Glad you have a plan in place, both for treatment and for life. Be blessed my friend and enjoy the games.
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed, 61 yo 2010
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
 started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
T2C left lateral and left posterior margins involved
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4, 6 1/2 month psa.5
Starting IMRT on 1/18/10, Completed 39 tx at 72 gys on 3/12/10
Great family and friends
Michael


lewvino
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   Posted 3/23/2010 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Sonny. Have fun at the games! You can still win this fight!

Larry
Age 55 / age at diagnosis 54, PSA 5.1
Robotic surgery 08/12/09 at Vanderbilt, Nashville TN. 
Final Path report:
20% of the prostate Invovled
Tumor graded at T2C
Overall Gleason 3+4 (7)
Lymph Glands Clear, Positive Margin Noted in Right Apex
 
First post Surgery PSA - 0
Six month PSA - 0


Jakester
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   Posted 3/23/2010 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Enjoy the games, plenty more to keep you busy! The road awaits for your many RV adventures.

Happy Trails,
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


tatt2man
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   Posted 3/23/2010 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Sonny -
so sorry to hear the lousy numbers - but you are hitting on it on the head and doing what is best for you
- have a great time at games - I used to umpire in school baseball - lots of fun
- get those VA docs in line and get that $$ rolling back to ya -
-wishing all the best to your wife Lynne

- somethings the sum of two parts is greater than the whole - I would often think of my parents as two sides of a single coin ....

hugs to you both
BRONSON
.................
Age: 54 - gay - with spouse, Steve - 59
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous samples , Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Post Surgery Biopsy: pT3a- gleason 7 - extraprostatic extension - perineural invasion - prostate weight - 34.1gm -
ED Prescription: Jan 8/2010 - started daily 5mg cialis - girth back to normal -but not much length - will go for trimix in April when I see doc
Incontinence: 3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- finally seeing improvement - March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery -
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
Post Surgery-PSA: to be announced - April 8, 2010
............


Sleepless09
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   Posted 3/23/2010 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Sonny, I echo all the stress and support expressed above for both you and Lynn. I think of you often, keep you on my prayer list, and am watching for that diesel beast of yours to come rolling down the Trans Canada Highway.

Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours.  Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn  ---  perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
First post op PSA Sept 09  less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23 test again less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8 less than 0.02  
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7 
Feel free to email me at:  sheldonprostate@yahoo.com    


Magaboo
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   Posted 3/23/2010 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sonny,
 
So, the battle rages on. So sorry to read that you didn't have a better test result, but your positive attitude is inspiring. I've read several stories were men have done quite well for many years after finding themselves in similar situations as you. I'm wishing you well in the years to come.
All the best to you Sonny.
 
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


JoeyG
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   Posted 3/23/2010 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Sonny,
 
I have been quietly following your journey and I am truly sorry for your setback. Hang in there, brother and fight this beast!
Age -57; Diagnosed 10/05 PSA 13.4 GS 7 (4+3) Organ confined (T2B)
Cryoablation 4/06 Allegheny Hosp-Dr Ralph Miller (Cohen/Miller)
Post Cryo Nadir 8/06 0.2
Rising steadily to 0.7 4/09 :-(
Steady at 0.7 (7/09)
Doubled to 1.5 (2/10) YUCH!
Hoping to qualify for salvage cryo or radiation


James C.
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   Posted 3/23/2010 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear of such a bad result from your latest battle. Keep up the fight, go burn some diesel and eat greasy drive-in foods...
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6cX61oNsRQ&feature=channel
4/07: PSA 7.6, Recheck after 4 weeks Cipro-6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% invloved, left lobe, GS3+3=6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RRP, 110gms, Path Report- Stg. pT2c, 10 gms., margins clear
32 Months: PSA's .04 each test since surgery, ED continues: Bimix- .3ml PRN, Trimix- .15ml PRN


English Alf
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   Posted 3/23/2010 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry for you about this

However is the following any help?
I had my first meeting with an RT doc today. And he said that the RT itself can make the PSA rise and that they will not test my PSA until at least 3 months after I have finished RT!

Alfred

IDguy55
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   Posted 3/23/2010 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear your results, Sonny. I'm glad to hear you have an escape from this cancer Bull----. Like you, this disease also made me realize that that there more to do than just work and that I needed to do some traveling with my wife. Hope you find a great doctor for the next stage.

All the best, Dallan
Current Age 55, DX October 2005 PSA 50
Biopsy 11/15/2005 Gleason 4 + 3, High Grade PIN, Perineural Invasion, T2 NX MX Stage 2
Bone Scan Clear, CT Scan Negative
open RRP on 12/19/2005 Gleason changed to 3 + 4, Tumor estimated at 25% of prostate volume, Negative Margins,
Extensive Perineural Invasion, Lymph Nodes Clear, Catheter removed 1/3/2006 (holidays) Dry at night. moderate incontinence during the day.
1/25/2006 PSA .046, Moderate Incontinence
2/28/2006 PSA .027
6/22/2006 PSA .043 Just a little stress incontinence
9/08/2006 PSA .065
IMRT Start 10/12/2006 45 treatments 80 gy
1/4/2007 Almost Total Urinary Blockage, Cystoscopy performed, The next few days I had the Urinary tract of a teenager.
1/8/2007 Clogged up again, Catheter put back in. Removed myself (highly recommended) 7 days later No problems since with only occasional very mild stess incontinence since.
1/11/2007 PSA .03
7/26/2007 PSA .011
1/24/2008 PSA .027
5/22/2008 PSA .104
9/25/2008 PSA .383
2/17/2009 PSA 1.06
5/12/2009 PSA 1.5
8/25/2009 PSA 3.8 LHRH agonist (3 month Zoladex) started
11/24/2009 PSA .021
2/23/2010 PSA 0.99 another 3 month Zoladex


compiler
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   Posted 3/23/2010 12:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny:
 
I was hoping you'd catch a break. You are an inspiration to all of us. You are correct to be seeing a good medical oncologist, hopefully one who specializes in PC.
 
I know you have been against further treatment, but I keep reading of so many people who get further treatment and keep the beast at bay for many many years.
 
Keep us informed of your journey.
 
Hey, with your RV, you can just pencil a stop at a good doctor somewhere along the way.
 
Maybe Strum or one of those other guys?
 
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 was about 75 (way above the 35 threshold). That led to:

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.  (Second opinion from Jon Epstein at Hopkins confirmed these results)

 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. Update: no pads at night. No pads while at home, but still very uncomfortable. Use 1 pad for out-of-house activities. Suddenly got MUCH better on 3/10/10, almost overnight. Still some urgency but no pads about 90% of the time.  As of 3/12/10--completely continent!

First post-op PSA on 3/10/10--DRUM ROLL: 0.01 Next PSA in late May.


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 3/23/2010 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny,
I'm sorry to hear your latest PSA news. I admire your positive attitude and your outlook on life. There are still a lot of bullets left to kill this dreadful disease and I know that you will do whatever it takes. I say a prayer of for you. Best of luck brother.
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


Worried Guy
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   Posted 3/23/2010 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny,
You and Lynn are welcome to park your rig at our place any time. We can use a little Global warming here so feel free to burn some diesel and head up this way.
Good Luck to you both.
Jeff
Married 34 years, DX Age 56. First routine PSA test on April 8, 09: 17.8. Start 2 weeks of Cipro to rule out protatitis. May '09 PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: PSA: 23.2.
Biopsy 6/10/09: 7/12 scores positive, 20%-70%, Gleason 6=3+3. Bone and C/T scans neg.
RP DaVinci -7/21/2009 @ Univ of Roch Medical Center
Left nerve gone, right partial spared.
Catheter removed - 7/31/2009 Pathology report received:
Gleason 3+4=7, Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm, location: both lobes and apex.
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive.
No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX
Post Surgery Status:
Potency - 12/11 5 months, Still no activity, zip. Using pump daily since 11/11. No effect with 20 mg of Cialis or 100 mg of Viagra. Shots next See Uro 1/22/10 Trimix #1. Try 0.08- 25%, 0.12-25%, 2/26/10 try 0.16 First Success! 90%.
Incontinence - 8/20 4 full pads per day
.. 9/7 3-4 full pads per day (Try cutting down on fluids. Bad idea. I know.)
12/11 5 months: Still 3 pads per day. 400-450ml/day
2/26/10 7 months: Still 3 pads but leak is now 320 ml (5 day avg.)
Post Surgery PSA - 9/3 6 weeks - 0.05; 10/13 3 months - 0.04, 1/14 6 months - 0.05.


goodlife
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   Posted 3/23/2010 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny,

I think the moderators ought to allow you to express yourself without the ***. We are all cussing with you.

But it will be your attitude that takes you very far in this gig. Don't let the numbers game spoil your time on the road for a New York second.

We are pulling for you and hope we hear the airhorn blast in our neighborhood one of these days. Our best to Lynne too.
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


James C.
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   Posted 3/23/2010 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Goodlife, it's not the mods giving him the *****., it's the Basic software program that will ***out certain terms, usually either of a cursing or sexual bent.
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6cX61oNsRQ&feature=channel
4/07: PSA 7.6, Recheck after 4 weeks Cipro-6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% invloved, left lobe, GS3+3=6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RRP, 110gms, Path Report- Stg. pT2c, 10 gms., margins clear
32 Months: PSA's .04 each test since surgery, ED continues: Bimix- .3ml PRN, Trimix- .15ml PRN


spottydog10
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   Posted 3/23/2010 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny,
Sorry to hear those numbers mate,
Mike
Age 51
PSA 5.5  june 09
biopsy july 09 gleason 3+3 = 6   5% and 50% in 2 of 12 cores
robotic prostatectomy nov 7 prostate weight 45gm
path report due 8 jan 10
post op psa 22/12/09, 0.04
no incontinence after 7 days
total ed

 


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 3/23/2010 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
There are not enough ***** to describe the disappointment. Of course there are treatments, but dang it. Glad to hear you are not slowing down to dwell! Keep on moving and keep us posted!
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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Ralph Alfalfa
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   Posted 3/23/2010 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny.  I can't say enough how impressed I am with your attitude.  Attitude is everything!  Enjoy the games and shrink the strike zone.
 
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.


Sonny3
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   Posted 3/23/2010 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
My wonderful friends and supporters,

Thank you for all of your kind and encouraging words.

Had a wonderful time on the ball field today. Couple of quick and easy games, my partner and I got all of the calls right and nary a word of complaint was heard from either side. It was truly a blessed day on the diamond.

Then to come home and see your posts truly puts the end to a great day.

The sun was shinning, no clouds in the sky and a nice 70 degrees. What more could you ask for.

Yep, Every Day is A Bonus, ain't it?

I'll post about the VA appointment tomorrow,

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

2/24/10 FIRST POST RAD PSA 1.1---CARRRP --waiting for the next test.


goodlife
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   Posted 3/23/2010 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
James,

I know that. I didn't mean any reflection on you guys. I was really just trying to say that this is something worth cussing about, and I'm not a cussing man.

Sorry if I offended !
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


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 3/23/2010 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny, Sometimes thing do work out for us. Having the good day for calling a game was a wonderful way to break the tention of the news. Know that both you and Lynn are in the prayers from both Pat and I for you 2 guys. Can not wait to see the 2 of you in my driveway.

You are so right. EVERY DAY IS A BLESSING!!!!!

Your bro in PC
Cajun Jeff
9/08 PSA 5.4 referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3+4=7 1 positive core in 12 1 pre cancer core
10/08 Nerve-Sparing open radical
Surgery Path Report Downgrade 3+3=6 GS Stage pT2c margins clear

3 month: PSA <0.1
6 month: PSA <0.1
10 month:PSA <0.1
1 year: PSA <0.1
16 month:PSA <0.1

ED - Started Cialis at 3 months, tried all 3, 6 months added pump, 9 months Tried MUSE (YUCK) Bad experience.
1 year mark Found new Urologist visit was at 14th month post surgery
Started Injections, Caverject! (Success)
17 month: ED making improvements : Oral Meds gets me 85%


Sonny3
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 2447
   Posted 3/24/2010 4:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Jeff,

Lynn says we should plan to start the trip sooner rather than later. So maybe we'll go see the new doc and then plan to hit the road, may be in your front yard in the next month or so.

Heck with the PCa, travel budget seems to be falling in place. See the VA today and on April 17th ( 5 months prior to turning 62) I'll put my papers in for Social Security. At least from a financial standpoint we continue to be very blessed. The two of them combined should pay for a bunch of diesel fuel.

Thank you for the continued prayers, we both believe in that power very much,

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

2/24/10 FIRST POST RAD PSA 1.1---CARRRP --waiting for the next test.

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