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defender3
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 98
   Posted 7/10/2010 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my 6 month follow-up Thursday and was very relieved to have another Zero. I know I have some time to go to really have some calm, but I couldn't be happier with the results so far. As some of you know, I opted for an open procedure with a surgeon who performed about 1400 surgeries. I'm leak free and the hydraulics (an old Greaseman reference for anyone who remembers him from the radio airways in DC) are working just fine. I truly feel blessed and am continually thankful, especially for the advice and friendship from the folks here at the "Well." Cheers My Friends!

60Michael
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2229
   Posted 7/10/2010 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
That is about the best report card you can have after six months Defender. Congrats on another zero.
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 on 11/28/10
Starting IMRT on 1/18/10, Completed 39 tx at 70 gys on 3/12/10
6 week Post IMRT PSA .44 a drop from .5 but maybe more
Great family and friends
Michael


spottydog10
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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 345
   Posted 7/10/2010 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations mate, everything working also!

Glad to hear Winston's doing well.
Spot, our much loved border collie passed away a couple of months ago.
Sadly missed, but he made us laugh 10 times a day for 15 years:)
Mike
Age 52
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 gleason 3+4 = 7 (yukk)
clear margins

post op psa 22/12/09   0.04
                    09/04/10 <0.03
                    09/07/10 <0.03

no incontinence after 7 days
total ed, good erection using the pump

 


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 7/10/2010 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Defender, that is truly great news to read about your second zero this evening, hope it stays like that forever for you. congratulations!
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 cath #6 - 41 days, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - 38 days, mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12 ,Cath #11 - 21 days,  Cath #12 - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, Cath #13 - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 31 days, Cath #17 - 39 days, 7/2 - Corr Surgery #6, 7/2 - Caths #18 & #19


Ed C. (Old67)
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2458
   Posted 7/10/2010 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
defender, that is good news. May you have a lifetime of undetectable PSA.
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
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


maltratado45
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2010
Total Posts : 84
   Posted 7/11/2010 2:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Defender, Jim.
 
That truely is good news and welcome to the ZERO CLUB.
 
You may note by my signature block I am 5 1/2 yrs on the same path of club membership. 
 
I will say this.  It does get easier but it never gets easy.  Pangs of fear still tug down deep each time and go away till next time.
 
Continued good wishes Jim
Age 60 when presented to GP on 3 Aug. 2004 with elevated PSA of 13.8.
Referred to Urologist. Biopsy and bone scan in Oct 04.
Pathology report in Nov 04.  Initial Results are T2cNoMo carcinoma of prostate gland.
Had a RRP on 14 Feb 2005. Boy talk about irony look at that date again.
Dr. called 3 days after surgery. I want you both in my office tomorrow morning, we must talk now.
"I wish to apologize because I misdiagnosed your condition.
Biopsy of your organ says Staging is T3bNoMo. Please accept my apology."
At that moment I fell in love with my Dr. and have never changed my mind.
Followup radiation of the prostate bed started early June 05 and ran 42 sessions.
All PSA checkups to date, 5 1/2 yrs, are undetectable.

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