Let's call this beginning Phase Four of my PCa Jouney

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Sonny3
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   Posted 8/11/2010 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Much of my journey to date has been well documented here, so just a little recap for the newer folks.

This has all transpired since June 2009. Just a little over a year ago this thing started.

Had da Vinci, didn't get it all.
Went through 35 IMRT treatments, PSA tests indicate there is something still there.
Test found MET on my leg at the hip joint, just completed MET radiation. PSA test just before radiation was 1.30.

So we begin the next phase and see where it leads.

At the suggestion of some of my learned brothers here I have requested that my Onco have a Ploidy DNA test run on my prostate biopsy block. Research indicates that one of strengths of this test is to identify the normalcy or complete weirdness of my particular cancer. This will hopefully tell the docs whether my cancer would respond well to HT or other therapies. Not that I am in any hurry to begin HT and really don't know if I can (personal choice) or not.

I have a meeting with my Onco next week and if the test is completed in time we'll discuss it. If the test is not done they will re-schedule the meeting as there isn't much to talk about until it is, as far as I am concerned.

In the meantime as a part of this phase I am beginning some new programs as part of my living with PCa. I have recently posted about fatigue, muscle loss, weight loss, mood swings and generally just feeling like carp all the way around. MD Anderson has a complete program they call "Mind, Body and Spirit" as part of treating cancer patients and their families. I am going to avail myself to this program.

I have a meeting scheduled next week with a nutritionist to discuss foods and diet that can help not only my well-being, but my fight with PCa as well. Sure made the wife happy with this one. She has been on my butt about "healthy" eating for a while now.

I have meeting scheduled with a therapist that deals with Oncology rehab to discuss work out programs and other physical stuff.

Yesterday I had a great meeting with the Mental Health Counselor. She took extra time with me and was in no rush. I guess she realized that there was a whole bunch of stuff I needed to say out loud. We discussed my cancer, my wife's cancer, my role as patient, as care-giver to my wife and lately my growing role as caregiver to my wife's father who is suffering from severe Parkinson's. Her mother (80 years old) has been doing it all on her own and it is beginning to take it's toll on her. The ability of Lynn to lend a hand is limited because of her own issues.

Don't want to get all mushy here and go into great detail, but there is one point of the conversation that I feel I must share with you my friends.

Being very honest with you, there were a number of times during this conversation when I teared up and had to regain my composure before continuing.

The first time and most profound time for me was during the part of our conversation where we were discussing all of these various roles and the energy and time required to deal with both.

The Counselor looked at me and said "Who is your SUPPORT SYSTEM"?

It was here I really teared up, my response was immediate, "My BROTHERS AND SISTERS of the Prostate Cancer Forum at Healingwell.com".

While I was silent for a while, she went on to tell me that she was personally familiar with Healing Well. She visits the site often to learn more about how folks are handling different things and has many times referred people to HW.

Not having any family other than my wife's (who rightfully spend their energies on Lynn, her mom and dad), I feel HW is my family, my support, my rock and the place I can always go to when I need to talk and air it out.

So once again, thank you my brothers and sisters for being here for me. It is not just trivial conversation when I say over and over to you folks, "this is not a journey I could have made without your support."

Okay, enough of the mushy stuff. I will of course keep you filled in on the results of this new test and the Onco meeting. And of course if I grow new muscles, get ripped, and begin to look really good for a 61 year old (til August 17th), I will find a way to post pictures and show off my new 4 pack. Hey gotta set achievable goals in the beginning. If I get the 4 pack, I will move on in trying to get the 6 or 8.

Thanks guys. It's a long post I know, but it was one I felt that had to be shared,

Bless you all for the time and energy you spend here,

Sonny

60 years old when diagnosed
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
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
4/19/10 YAHOO PSA dropped to 1.2 Moving in the right direction.
5/7/10 PSA test 1.3 Sodium Fluoride PET Scan & CT SCAN -performed
5/20/10 PSA test 1.2 Holding off on future tests for 3 months- single lytic lesion found and scheduling radiation.
7/22/10 PSA test 1.3 - Begin radiation for MET on leg
8/9/10 - Met radiation completed

Post Edited (Sonny3) : 8/11/2010 4:06:02 PM (GMT-6)


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 8/11/2010 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny,
I feel for you brother. I'm one of those who believe in prayers and every night I say a prayers for all the brothers on this forum. I've been following your journey from the beginning and wish I could lend a hand. Keep the fight and don't give up, we are all cheering for you.
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

Sonny3
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   Posted 8/11/2010 4:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Ed, thanks man. Ain't giving nothing up anytime soon. You know me "Every Day is Still a Bonus". In fact the hardest thing I think I have had to do during this journey is to control my darned crying while I tried to tell her about you guys.

Thanks for the prayers and blessings,

Sonny
60 years old when diagnosed
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
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
4/19/10 YAHOO PSA dropped to 1.2 Moving in the right direction.
5/7/10 PSA test 1.3 Sodium Fluoride PET Scan & CT SCAN -performed
5/20/10 PSA test 1.2 Holding off on future tests for 3 months- single lytic lesion found and scheduling radiation.
7/22/10 PSA test 1.3 - Begin radiation for MET on leg
8/9/10 - Met radiation completed

LV-TX
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   Posted 8/11/2010 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny...beautiful post..brought a tear or two to my eyes.

Glad to have (albeit a very small part) been a part of your support group and the others here at HealingWell.

Definitely keep us posted on your next phase.

All the best to you and Lynn.
You are beating back cancer, so hold your head up with dignity
 
Les
 
Age 58 at Diagnosis
Oct 2006 - PSA 2.6 - DRE Normal
May 2008 - PSA 4.6 - DRE Normal / TRUS normal
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral w/PNI - Gleason (3+3)6 Stage T1C
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1, 2008 - Gleason 7 (3+4) Staged pT2c NO MX - Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
PSA 5 week Oct 2008 <.05
                   3 month Jan 2009     .06
                   6 month Apr 2009     .06
                   9 month Jul  2009     .08
                 12 month Oct 2009     .09 
                 18 month April 2010   .19

Purgatory
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Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 8/11/2010 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny, my dear friend, no shame ever in honest from the heart tears, and I don't care if we are suppose to tough a** dudes. We feel what we feel. Like you, my brothers and sisters here, and the most important part of my PC journey, outside of my immediate family and current medical team. This is all real to me, in every sense of the word.

I think you are taking the right steps, with the oncology rehab and talking to someone about whats going on inside your head. No fouls, if anyting, extra bonus points for being pro-active to your number one fan: yourself.

I will be following your steps soon, brother. I will be undergoing the urinary diversion surgery, it doesn't matter to me if my PSA continues to move up after SRT or not, like you, I have used my two curative cards. But I don't want to spend the rest of my life: day by day, week by week, month by month, stuck in a true purgatory of pain and suffering and having so many limitations. My goal: to have the surgery, to allow proper recover and adjustment to the new way of peeing, and then, enter oncology rehab here locally. If I need "head" help, I wouldn't hesitate, but right now, despite all my woes, I feel I still have it under control 99% of the time.

You are setting a good example to any brother that has been through step one and step two without sucess. Like I said, I am following your lead in a sense, tired of being a victim and a perpetual patient. If I have only a few good years left, then I want them to be good years for me, my wife, and my kids/grandkids.

From the bottom of my heart, brother, I wish nothing but good things in your path ahead. We can support each other in this quest and direction in our journeys. The rest of it: rising PSAs, HT or no HT, that's another subject for another time and place. Don't forget, I have met you and Lynn in person, you are not just some bunch of words on a page to me, I will testify to anyone here, especially our new friends that don't know you well, that Sonny is the real thing, and I will certify that to anyone first hand.

If you need anything from me, another phone call, another visit, you name it, and as I am able to and well enough to help you, as the younger ones say, I got your back brother.

I better stop too, seem to have something in my eye. Bless you brother, for now and what lies ahead, for both you, and your sweet wife.

David in SC
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

Post Edited (Purgatory) : 8/11/2010 4:36:44 PM (GMT-6)


60Michael
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   Posted 8/11/2010 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny,
Thanks so much for the update and your honesty. There are times that I think if I were to open up, that all the water in the lake would be drained, so to speak. Thought about brief therapy and even massage therapy and just have not followed up. Lots of excuses, working, taking care of my Mother, working on Dad's Will. My body has undergone trauma, first a botched surgery, and then IMRT and dealing with Nueropathy which came in after the surgery.
 
But glad that you are doing these things for you and for Lynn and in the end it will only make you stronger than you already are my friend.
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

zufus
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   Posted 8/11/2010 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny looks like you will be a possible guru on some of these subject matters before you know it, even by osmosis. When you are ready let it flow, you can teach an old dog new tricks, just have to slap his head to get his attention, perhaps. Since I haven't looked into alot of those intangibles and same for many others, you will be our news source if you wish to take the job. I promise I will show up on time and listen, probably need a dose of some of that anyway.
Youth is wasted on the Young-(W.C. Fields)

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 8/11/2010 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny, Some how I knew that this post was comming down the pipe. I am honored to have you as part of my support group and even more so to be part of your support system. Thanks for being there for all of us brothers here on HW.

It is odd how this little thing called PCa has managed to connect us (all the guys on HW) in a very personal and real way.

Thanks Sunny

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%

deer hunter
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 246
   Posted 8/11/2010 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny .bro just hang in there and remember there are alot of us guys out here rooting for you to win this PC battle .and are here if you need us
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 5/14/10  family doc done blood work at my request her lab psa .01  
6/17/10 saw rad.onc. having problems with hips and muscles {bone density test sch, 6/25/10 wait and see

Magaboo
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   Posted 8/11/2010 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sonny.
 
Thanks for the update on your journey and sharing with us some of your personal daemons. I sympathize with your situation  and admire you for handling it so competently. I fully share your feelings about this forum. I'm much older than you and have no family; wife left many years ago and the few remaining friends that I have are all dealing with their own health problems. I really have no idea how I could have managed my journey thus far without the support of the brothers here. I try to give back to the forum as best I can.
Anyway, Sonny, all I can do at this time wishing and hoping for all the best for you and let you know that you are in my thoughts.
All the best you.
 
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

rob2
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   Posted 8/12/2010 5:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the update and sharing your journey. You are an inspiration to all of us.
 
Age 48 at diagnosis
occupation accountant
PSA increased from 2.6 to 3.5 in one year
biopsy march 2008 - cancer present gleason 7
Robotic Surgery May 9, 2008 - houston, tx
Pathology report -gleason 8, clear margins
22 month  PSA <.04
continent at 10 weeks (no pads!)
ED is still an issue

Jerry1
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 460
   Posted 8/12/2010 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
 
Sonny,
 
I hear you I also feel that this group has been our support through this whole process.  Our family is in other states and have their own lives and I do not want to burden them with my problems.  MJ and I are here for each other but the support and friendship we get from this group is amazing.
 
I am also interested in the test you mentioned Ploidy DNA since the way my PSA is rising I will have to make a decision on HT and would like to know if it has a chance of working unlike the SRT which was a waste.
 
Hang in there guy we are all here for you and Lynn.
 
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. 
Finished IMRT
First PSA after 3 mos. 1.5 not good news


Sonny3
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   Posted 8/12/2010 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
The out pouring of your support and friendship is never ending. Thank you all so much for your continued well wishes and blessings. I know that I am not alone in how much this forum means to me and you have all said it in your posts.

I have said repeatedly that this forum is not just about medical questions, facts, and alternatives. It is much more than that. It is a place of comfort we all come to from time to time when we need to recharge the batteries that allow us to continue down the paths that each of us are on.

Of all of the groups, organizations and associations I have been involved with in my life, this without doubt is the most meaningful and by far at the forefront of the list.

Thank you all,

Sonny
60 years old when diagnosed
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
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
4/19/10 YAHOO PSA dropped to 1.2 Moving in the right direction.
5/7/10 PSA test 1.3 Sodium Fluoride PET Scan & CT SCAN -performed
5/20/10 PSA test 1.2 Holding off on future tests for 3 months- single lytic lesion found and scheduling radiation.
7/22/10 PSA test 1.3 - Begin radiation for MET on leg
8/9/10 - Met radiation completed

142
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Total Posts : 6949
   Posted 8/12/2010 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny,
Yet another "agreed" on the support here. You might remember being a "big brother" and pulling me in from the CSN site. Just a shame it was after decisions were made and cuts were cut, but that was my fault for not finding all of the resources out there. Granted I wouldn't have done much different, but ...
Likewise, this is my support group and near-by family. Couldn't have gotten this far without all the good folks here.

Post Edited (142) : 8/12/2010 1:25:22 PM (GMT-6)


Sonny3
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   Posted 8/12/2010 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
142, didn't really put it together about you and the CSN site. A few others I have brought over I recognized by screen name. Just didn't put your's together.

Anyway, sure glad you are here and thank you for all of the support you have brought here not only to me but others.

Sonny
60 years old when diagnosed
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
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
4/19/10 YAHOO PSA dropped to 1.2 Moving in the right direction.
5/7/10 PSA test 1.3 Sodium Fluoride PET Scan & CT SCAN -performed
5/20/10 PSA test 1.2 Holding off on future tests for 3 months- single lytic lesion found and scheduling radiation.
7/22/10 PSA test 1.3 - Begin radiation for MET on leg
8/9/10 - Met radiation completed

dsmc
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 8/12/2010 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny,

You are 110% correct about the support. Over the years I have had a lot of support at home and from friends but this is a different type of support. We have all been there and that makes all the difference. Until someone has been in your shoes they can not have the same insight.

I don't post a lot anymore but I check on everyone almost daily. After surgery and SRT this is still my main support system.

I wish you the best with all you have coming up and will send one up for you every time I think of it.

David
Age 55
Pre-op PSA 4.3
Surgery Feb. 17 2005
Post-op Path : Gleason 3+3=6
Right pelvic lymph nodes: negative for metastatic carcinoma
Left pelvic lymph nodes: negative for metastatic carcinoma
extent: right lobe 40% left lobe 10%
capsular penetration: Absent
Seminal vesicles and vasa differentia: Uninvolved
Prostate: 26 grams
Post-op PSA's <0.04 for 3 years
Feb. 08: 0.07, March 08: 0.08, June 08: 0.09 and Sept. 08: 0.1
IGRT scheduled.....November 17th....
FINISHED 01/14/09
05/14/09
1st PSA after SRT <0.04
12/03/09
2nd PSA after SRT <0.04
06/03/10
3rd PSA after SRT <0.04

Sonny3
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Total Posts : 2447
   Posted 8/12/2010 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks David, and congratulations on your continued membership in the Zero club. May you have many more years of enjoyment in the club.

Sonny
60 years old when diagnosed
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
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
4/19/10 YAHOO PSA dropped to 1.2 Moving in the right direction.
5/7/10 PSA test 1.3 Sodium Fluoride PET Scan & CT SCAN -performed
5/20/10 PSA test 1.2 Holding off on future tests for 3 months- single lytic lesion found and scheduling radiation.
7/22/10 PSA test 1.3 - Begin radiation for MET on leg
8/9/10 - Met radiation completed
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