6 month milestone

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

t-dog
Regular Member


Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 154
   Posted 8/9/2010 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey folks, well its been 6 months now since i went toe to toe with the robot and all is generally pretty well. I`m fully continent, never even a drop. Mr happy is fully functional and getting better all the time and my nurse just called to give me the awesome news that my latest psa is 0.00! Needless to say we`re all thrilled and other than the ding dang hernia deal this couldn`t have gone much more by the book. To all you new guys please have faith that this is beatable, so far i`m a shining example of what early detection and a skilled surgeon can do for you. Also i cant stress enough what a strong mind can do for you, great will and determination will get you a long way. God bless all of you. Onward!
Dx at 50 in 12/09 Merry Christmas its cancer....
3 of 12 positive, right side only, psa at dx 2.6 free%14
gleason 3+3=6
routine physical, no symptoms
Da Vinci performed Feb 2k10 by Dr Marc Milsten [hes got mad skills]
99% continent from cath out, mr happy fully functional at 2 weeks out!
path showed same gleeson with no other blips other than one slight margin, organ confined 20% right, 5%left, 34grams
Hernia repair Mar 2k10, hernia was side effect of the surgery
30 day psa 0.03- 90 day psa 0.01

Magaboo
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1211
   Posted 8/9/2010 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi t-dog and congratulations on your last PSA test result and also on your stellar recovery to date. Keep up the good work :-).
Wishing you all the best in the years down the road.
 
Mag

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 days - 66 Grays) on the 19th Dec., 08.
PSA in Jan., 09=0.05; July 09 <0.04; JAN 10 <0.04; Jul 10 <.04

Purgatory
Elite Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 8/9/2010 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
t-dog

it sure is nice to read about a brother that has recovered with almost not a single problem, congratulations, hope it stays that way forever for you
Age: 58, 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, 8/6 .06, next test 11/10
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, Cath #18 - 13 days, Cath #19 - 17 days, Total Blockage, Cath # 20 - 7/19

60Michael
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2243
   Posted 8/9/2010 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats T-Dog as those are very impressive stats. Keep the zeros coming in and enjoy life to the hilt.
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

Cajun Jeff
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4119
   Posted 8/9/2010 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats. You are a very lucky Man.

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%

goodlife
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 2692
   Posted 8/9/2010 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go T-dog ! And many more to boot !
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
15 month PSA <.01

IdahoSurvivor
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 8/9/2010 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats t-dog!

Nice job on the healing and on the PSA ! yeah

Keep those goose eggs coming, my brother !

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;
3/'10 <0.04; Latest PSA 6/'10 <0.01
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, September 24, 2018 9:55 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,006,313 posts in 329,326 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161826 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, jeffkrauss.
203 Guest(s), 5 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
PeterDisAbelard., island time, Michael_T, sebreg, Admin