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Sonny3
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   Posted 4/20/2010 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
The Bluebird of Happiness visited again today. He danced, sang, drank from the birdbath and laid a good one in the front yard.

DOC'S OFFICE JUST CALLED AND MY LAST THIRTY DAY PSA TEST IS 1.2

For the record and those that are seeing my stats for the first time;

PSA pre IG/IMRT was .6, six weeks post rad it was 1.0 and thirty days later was 1.5.

So getting a 1.2 for the next thirty days is worth a YAHOO and celebration in my book.

So my wife and I sang a chorus of YAHOOs and now comes the celebration. We leave Friday for a 5 day stay at Sanibel/Captiva Island on the west coast of Florida. Taking the RV and plan to have a great time. Weather forecast is perfect.

Lynn has a friend that works for an estate and trust firm that is absolutely wiped out by tax season each year. So I told Lynn to tell her friend that I would take the two of them to the beach for as many days as she could get off work right after tax deadline. I told them I would do all of the cooking and everything. They wouldn't have to do anything except enjoy the beach.

They had lunch together last week and over their discussion about the upcoming trip they decided to reward me with a commemorative apron. In honor of my offer to serve they are having it embroidered to say "BEACH B*TCH". Those two certainly have sense of humor when they get together. Can wait to post pictures of this one.

So thank you all for your continued prayers and blessings. They are working.

Doc still wants to do the next psa test in two weeks and here's hoping that we see another drop.

Bless you all my friends,

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 1.0---CARRRP --waiting for the next test.
3/22/10 Second Post RAD PSA 1.5 Dammmmnnn stubborn son of a gun


James C.
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   Posted 4/20/2010 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny, that's great news, and I am sure you're looking forward to you trip and your servitude. smilewinkgrin
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


Sonny3
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   Posted 4/20/2010 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks James.

Yes really looking forward to the trip. It will be the first extended stay that Lynn has been with me since we bought the RV.

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 1.0---CARRRP --waiting for the next test.
3/22/10 Second Post RAD PSA 1.5 Dammmmnnn stubborn son of a gun


spottydog10
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   Posted 4/20/2010 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news Sonny,
Enjoy the hols, watch out for volcanic ash and crocs tho...

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

 


Sephie
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   Posted 4/20/2010 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Sonny, I am sooooooo happy for you and Lynn - what wonderful news!

Have a wonderful trip to Florida and watch out for dishpan hands!

xxoo

Sephie & John from NY
Husband diagnosed in 2/2008 at age 57 with stage T1c. Robotic surgery performed 3/2008. Stage upgraded to T3a (solitary focus of extraprostatic extension). Perineural tumor infiltration present. Apex margin, bladder neck and SVs negative. Final Gleason 3+4. PSA: 0.0 til July 2009. August 2009 - 0.1, September 0.3, October back to 0.0, December 0.0, March 2010 0.0. Next PSA in 6 months. Thank you God!


Purgatory
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   Posted 4/20/2010 1:52 PM (GMT -6)   
sonny,

just the fact that your psa went down at all is amazing at this point, and a blessing of all blessings. enjoy that trip, be the perfect slave boy to those woman, and you will be alright.

you never know with this PSA thing, i think even that has a mind of its own too.

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, 4/8 .04
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


Sonny3
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   Posted 4/20/2010 1:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Mike, thanks. No ash or crocs here in Florida. We have swamp and alligators instead. Neither on the beach though.

Sephie, no dish pan hands for me. I am too old and leathery for them to show up. It is not the age so much as the miles. LOL The trip won't be too long to the beach, we live in Orlando and it's about a 4 hour drive. Just enough to get into the spirit of a few days away. Tell John we said Hey and hope all is continuing well with him.

David, without a doubt PCa has a mind of it's own. I will take pleasure in the small victories though. This one sure caught me by surprise. We'll see if it is a trend in two weeks when they do another.

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 1.0---CARRRP --waiting for the next test.
3/22/10 Second Post RAD PSA 1.5 Dammmmnnn stubborn son of a gun


LuvMyDAD
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   Posted 4/20/2010 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonnyyyyyyyyyyyy! Congratulations, that's great :)) I am so happy for you! We are having a good week on this forum so far... Purgatory and his entry into the zero club and now this!!!! Hopefully the good luck will last.
 
Enjoy your trip to the Island and the kitchen lol.
 
Sincerely happy for you.
Lynne

60Michael
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   Posted 4/20/2010 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny,
That is indeed wonderful news and off to the beach you go. I told my wife at her 50th Birthday party that I was shooting a video, "Girls over 50 Gone Wild." You can make some money while your at the beach with those two. Have a great time.
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


Sonny3
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   Posted 4/20/2010 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Lynne, yes it certainly is a wonderful week. I do love the kitchen work too. Been doing the cooking in our house for the 27 years we've been married.

Michael, I better leave the video at home. The girls have told me, "what happens at the beach, stays at the beach". LOL

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 1.0---CARRRP --waiting for the next test.
3/22/10 Second Post RAD PSA 1.5 Dammmmnnn stubborn son of a gun


Purgatory
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   Posted 4/20/2010 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny I could fly down with my new Canon HD camcorder, and make us both some money, you can pretend to be the beach b*tch, while we are doing the secret filming, split you 50 50
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, 4/8 .04
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


lewvino
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   Posted 4/20/2010 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny...Have fun at Sanibel/Captiva. My wife and I went their on our Honeymoon. ENJOY the PSA Drop and see what else might 'pop' up!

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 Involved
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


goodlife
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   Posted 4/20/2010 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny, you really made my day. It is so hard to see you go through all the trials that you do. If you were more of jerk, it might not be so hard, but you and Lynn deserve the best.

Hope you have a great time at Sanibel. If you had any time, there is some great fishing arounf there.

Fantastic news !
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
1 year psa (364 days) .01


Jakester
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   Posted 4/20/2010 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Fantastic news! Have a relaxing and fun time in Captiva and on the beach, we'll be nearby at Cape Coral in a couple weeks so leave some sunshine for us (nah, go ahead and take it all, you deserve it).

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


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 4/20/2010 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny, I must say my heart is jumping with joy from hearing the great news. On the trip "Slave Boy" or "Boy Toy?" lol No I guess Beach Bit** is best. lol


Have a wonderful trip. Do keep me informed on your boys team.

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%


Swimom
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   Posted 4/20/2010 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Enjoy the beach...you deserve a nice vacation away from it all.

Swim
 Hilarem datorum diligit Deus


compiler
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   Posted 4/20/2010 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   

HEY SONNY:

That's the first bit of truly good news on the PC front for you!! That's great. Let's hope for another great follow-up.

 

TWO WEEKS???

 

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! Uh...OH. As of about 3/16/10 problems with constant urgency although no pads needed--feels like an infection but none showing in urine.

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


tatt2man
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   Posted 4/20/2010 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny and Lynn
- so glad to hear of the PSA drop - you certainly deserve it and many more reading closer towards zero each time..
.. have a great time at the beach - will Lynn make it mandatory that you wear only the apron ?..
.. years ago, I got one of my favourite aprons from a gal pal - "goose the cook" .... not a safe thing to wear around a gas bbq or ...

hugs to you both
BRONSON& STEVE
.................
Age: 54 - gay - with common-law spouse of 13 years, Steve - 60
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: Feb 2010- 3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery -finally seeing improvement - March 29- incontinence better - 1-2 pads a day - one pad at night
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
Post Surgery-PSA: - April 8, 2010 - 0.05 - I am in the ZERO CLUB - hooorah!
............


Red Nighthawk
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   Posted 4/20/2010 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Good for you Sonny. I hope the improvement continues and you have a super time in the RV.

Tip: Remember to lower your TV antenna and unplug before moving out. I've learned those lessons the hard way. lol

Safe travels.
Age: 62
Pre-op PSA: 4.1
Post-op pathology:
Gleason grade: 3+4=7, present in both lobes, at least 1.1 cm, and occupying less than 5% of prostate by volume. pT2c NX MX
No lymphatic/vascular invasion present.
Seminal vesicles and extraprostatic soft tissue free of tumor.
Inked margins are free of tumor.
High grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia is present
Robotic RP: Sept. 15th, 2009 1 day in hospital, cath out on 9th day
Post-op PSA: at 4 weeks ---> .04
three months -> .03 (the trend is my friend!)
ED: Improvement is very slow but there are positive signs. Doc has NOT put me on ED drugs yet.
One pad/day for the first six weeks. Two pairs of underpants, just to play it safe, for a few months.
Surgery: Dr. Jim Hu. Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 4/20/2010 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Good news Sunny. Keep that PSA going in a downward direction.
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 5 months
2 months 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 months PSA test 1/21/10 result 0.004
14 months PSA test 4/19/10 result 0.005


Sleepless09
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   Posted 4/20/2010 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Sonny, great news on the PSA --- and that you and Lynn are starting to roll around in your many wheeled beast. Soon you'll be headed north to the land of the midnight sun where you need a hunting license to swat mosquitoes and friends vie to see who has the best mosquitoe bar-B-que sauce.

Looking forward to it ! !

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"
 
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7 
 
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
PSA on April 9 less than 0.02 
 
  


IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 4/20/2010 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny! Great news on the drop in PSA readings!

It's what we all hope for. yeah

Now... go bust a move at the beach, young man!

Barry
Surgery: Da Vinci; July 31, 2007; 54 on surgery day;
Pathology: PSA: 4.3; Gleason: 3+3=6; T2a; Confined to Prostate;
Post RP PSAs: 09/'07 <0.04; 12/'07 <0.04; 03/'08 <0.04;
06/'08 <0.04; 12/'08 <0.04; 06/'09 =0.06; 09/'09 <0.04; 12/'09 =0.05;
Latest PSA 3/'10 <0.04


Sonny3
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   Posted 4/21/2010 5:09 AM (GMT -6)   
To all of you my friends,

You most certainly put a fantastic end to a truly great day.

First the doc called with the great news, my wife and I drove down to watch our son play college baseball (he had a great pitching performance) and then we come home to find all of your compassionate and caring responses to our news.

There are not many more things a man could hope for to fulfill a great day.

So bless you all and I hope that each and everyone of you enjoys something truly great today. Whether it is PCa related or not, each of you deserve something special to occur in your lives today.

"Every Day is A Bonus", and I wish each of you a Bonus Day,

Sonny yeah
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 1.0---CARRRP --waiting for the next test.
3/22/10 Second Post RAD PSA 1.5 Dammmmnnn stubborn son of a gun


Todd1963
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   Posted 4/21/2010 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Sonny congratulations. Life is good. I think the wife and I will breaking out our own rv this weekend. Last week I put in 95 hours and worked the weekend as well. My 2 week check has 160 hours on it. I need a break. Todd
dx:06/03/06
Age at dx: 42 age now 45
Treated for sciatic nerve pain 6 months prior to dx.
Heavy amount of blood in urine Unable to urinate 
Lung x-ray for pnumonia revealed multiple lesions in each lung
P.S.A. at time of dx. 3216.14
Began lupron and casodex
Cat scan showed large mass in the pelvic area affecting the bladder multiple nodules in both lungs and lymph node envolvement.
Bone scan revealed possible bone involvment in the pelvic area
Biopsy 12 of 12 cores positive gleason 3+4=7
P.S.A.s since lupron 2946, 1274, 532, 5.01 1.23, .09
Begining jan 08 psa .o9, .25, .44, .86, .73, 1.34, 1.49. Doubling time is a little over 3 months
Cat Scan 12/12/08 Prostate normal size and shape. No tumors detected. Left lung clear of all nodules right lung showing only benign scar tissue. Lymph nodes normal
Bone Scan 12/24/08. Clean!!! went off casodex January 4 2009
Current psa 2/13/09 .16
Latest P.S.A. 0.05 newest P.S.A. undetectable


Sonny3
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   Posted 4/21/2010 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Todd,

I agree with your plan to break out the RV. We all have to work to provide for our families, but we also to have to live and enjoy life for our families and ourselves. Those of us here, you included, have come to know personally how fickle life is and that the future time of retirement and play in not guaranteed by any means.

Live the life now, my brother, Every Day is A Bonus, Live It that Way,

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 1.0---CARRRP --waiting for the next test.
3/22/10 Second Post RAD PSA 1.5 Dammmmnnn stubborn son of a gun

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