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ASR
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Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 5/4/2010 11:23 PM (GMT -6)   
My psa result came today. It's 1.7! Doc said there's no need for biopsy at this point. So it's all the way down from 5.51, 3.75, 3.11 and finally 1.7( all tests were done @ 1month interval). I will get to know free psa and other stuffs  on my next meeting with the doc.
Thanks to you all who took your time to guide me. Your postings reassured me that I wasn't alone and made me knowledgeable.
I'm happy that I am not joining your club, but I'll be around to learn more from you. This is a wonderful forum.

IdahoSurvivor
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 5/5/2010 12:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats ASR! What great news! yeah

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


ASR
New Member


Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 5/5/2010 4:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks man!

Purgatory
Elite Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 5/5/2010 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
ASR,

I am glad your PSA kept you out of the club. You really don't want to be here as a full member, because it would have meant you were dealing with your own personal PC journey.

Best to stay on the other side of the fence and enjoy the heck out of your life.

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, next one:  July
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- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 4/23 put in


ASR
New Member


Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 5/5/2010 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Purgatory, my uro insisted on me to go through biopsy; but I bought some time to check with my PSA reading once again. I changed my diet, started taking vitamin D, fish oil, Pomigranate juice and started jogging. The anxiety I had had during the past 4 months taught me many things. I know down the road in my life I'll come to know some people who would need support & advice. I would like to help them in every way I can. Need to stay here (within the fence). May be frequence would be lesser but U guys are my brothers. Rather I stay among my brothers.

Ed C. (Old67)
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2461
   Posted 5/5/2010 8:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news.
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


Cajun Jeff
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4119
   Posted 5/5/2010 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
ASR: You are OUT!!!!!Thanks Goodness. We did not want to you get you membership validated. Yes you are a bother to us here and I know that you will have words for new guys like you that look in on us to find info.

Keep on the diet and exercise.

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%


Worried Guy
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 3742
   Posted 5/6/2010 12:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey ASR

Don't let Cajun Jeff's post scare you "...you are a bother to us here and I know... ".
I'm sure he meant to say you are a Brother to us.... But he uses his tiny ipod to check mail and websites while on the road and makes mistakes.

Stay in the neighborhood. You're a good example of the kind of numbers we hope for.
Keep in touch.
Jeff (the leaking one)
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 controlling fluids.
12/11/09 5 months: 3 pads per day, 400-450ml/day
02/26/10 7 months: 3 pads but leak is now 320 ml (5 day avg.)
03/22/10 8 months: 3 pads per day, 280 ml/day (5 day avg.) PT says all muscles are tight and working properly. There must be another issue. Uro mtg 4/23. Did I waste 9 months? Mtg 5/22.
Post Surgery PSA - 9/3 6 weeks - 0.05; 10/13 3 months - 0.04, 1/14 6 months - 0.05, 4/14 9 months - 0.04 and <0.01 with ECLIA.


ASR
New Member


Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 5/6/2010 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Thx Jeff(s)! Thx Ed C!
U guys are so nice!
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