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zachattack
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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 97
   Posted 4/3/2010 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
WELL i AM A WEEK DONE WITH MY RADIATION AND SLOWLY BEGINING TO FEEL HALFWAY HUMAN AGAIN! i DON'T KNOW IF I WILL EVER GET BACK TO WHAT I CALL NORMAL BUT I WILL SEE.
I GO BACK IN THREE WEEKS FOR MY POST RAD PSA I WILL LET ALL OF YOU KNOW HOW IT GOES.

ZACH
age 55dx 12-2008,psa at biopsy 8.6
biopsy 12/12 gleason 3+4=7
da vinci surgery 6-09 nerve sparing by DR. John W. Scott (my hero)
Hospital 3 days cath 7days still leaking from cough(bad lungs)
still have ed may be the hormones.
9-09 psa 2.2 hormone inj
10-09 nuclear bone scan no results yet I will have gold markers placed 12-29-09
start rad 1-10-10
organ confined
extracapsular seminal vesicle involvement
lymph node involvement


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4463
   Posted 4/3/2010 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Zach, glad you are getting some distance from you last treatment. Hope things continue to improve and you have an uneventful after-treatment path. Wishing zero's for you.
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


60Michael
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2243
   Posted 4/3/2010 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Zach that is good to hear, and yes we all might have to find a "new normal." Three weeks out here and up most the night using the restroom and the flomax is not helping yet. Will give it more time, but other than that doing good. April 23 will be my first PSA so I will get excited a couple of days before, but too tired now to feel much excitement. We should see a lot of PSA's from the SRT guys coming up this month and hope that we all get good news.
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


Magaboo
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1211
   Posted 4/3/2010 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Zach,
 
Congrats on your RT completion. Sure hope that it got the few remaining bad cells. It took me about 6 weeks or so to get over most of the effects of my SRT. Hope you'll feel a bit more like 'normal' in a few weeks. Wishing for a good result on your next PSA test.
All the best to you.
 
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


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 4/3/2010 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
zach, glad to hear you are throught with your SRT. Yeah, there's a bunch of us that will be reporting post-SRT numbers in the weeks ahead. I get my second reading on Tuesday.

I am over four months out from completion, and still have a lot of pain and problems post radiation, but then my experience was not the norm. Glad its much easier for most men going through it.

hope you do 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, 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, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14 out - 27 days, Cath #15 - 3/29


Jakester
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 288
   Posted 4/3/2010 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Zach, good to hear you are halfway back to normal in such a short time. I'm a couple weeks past my last treatment and getting energy back each day... heck, making it to 10 p.m. most nights. Still some stomach discomfort and burning on urination (maybe dripping a drop or two) but very tolerable.

I'm looking forward to some great news on the psa front from all you guys!

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


Jerry1
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 460
   Posted 4/4/2010 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
 
Zach,
 
Great news glad to hear you are feeling better.  I am doing find no problems from the radiation just hope it worked.  I am not having my PSA done till June the doctor suggested early May but have a big family thing over Memorial Day weekend out of town so I thought I would wait until I got back.  My doctor told me to wait at least two months because first PSA could be elevated and then come down so not to freak out.  Good luck praying you get all zero's.
 
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. 


deer hunter
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 250
   Posted 4/4/2010 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Zachattack congrats on finishing your SRT glad to here you are improving its takes some time it kncks your socks off and you did'nt see it comeing I'm still trying to get my strength back but it is taking longer than i thought I'm about 85% now after almost 4 months but back to work after 2.5 months off due to lack of work things should get better for you
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. psa the last of 7/09was .55 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 3/10 psa.05

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