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Woodworker
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Date Joined Apr 2010
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   Posted 8/18/2010 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   

I just got a call from the Uro's nurse.  She informs me that my PSA levels are undetectable.  This is the first test since surgery.  You guys are finding out before my wife.  I called home and there wasn't and answer. She is probably taking a nap. 


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Age : 56
Diagnosed 3/29/2010
Pre-Surgery
Placed on 5mg Cialis daily on 6/2/2010
Started pre-operative physical therapy on 6/2/2010
PSA 2.7; Gleasen (3+4) Biopsy 2 cores of 12 25% positive
 
DaVinci surgery 6/25/2010
 
Returned to work: 7/12/2010
 
Post Surgery
    Final Biopsy report
   5 slides of 35 showed 2% positive for cancer
   Clear Margins
   Final Gleason (3+4)
Incontinence:  None
ED:  Still dead as a door knob
        Still taking 5mg Cialis Daily
 
 

keysailfisher
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Total Posts : 347
   Posted 8/18/2010 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
That's good news, may they all be undetectable.
age 45 at diagnosis Biopsy results 12/9
psa 3.09
Davinci Feb. 5th 2010/ cath removal 2/16

Gleason-3+4=7
Stage-T2c NO Mx
PSA 3/29/10 <0.01
PSA 6/23/10 <0.01

Magaboo
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   Posted 8/18/2010 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on your great 1st PSA test result and keep up the good work! yeah
 
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

tatt2man
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   Posted 8/18/2010 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
WOODWORKER:
congrats on the zero club status - here's to a lifetime of zero's -
aside: - don't tell your wife you told us first - make it a celebration for the two of youi !!
hugs
BRONSON
Age: 54 -gay with spouse, Steve - live in Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA: 10/06/2009 - 3.86
Biopsy: 10/16/2009- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Radical Prostatectomy: 11/18/2009
Pathology: pT3a- gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
Post Surgery-PSA: April 8, 2010 - 0.05 -I am in the ZERO CLUB - hooorah!
Next PSA: October 8, 2010 -TBA

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 8/18/2010 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Haven't said it in a while-> "New Guy Buys the BEER."
 
Wearing pads to the party is optional.
Age 55 - 5'11" 215lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
05/14/09 - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
11/20/09 - 18 Month PSA -> less then .01
05/18/10 - 24 Month PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional..

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 8/18/2010 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
woo hoo! set um up guys. Woodworker is buying. Great news guy! May you have a lifetime of them.

Cajun Jeff
9/08 PSA 5.4 referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3+4=7 1 positive core in 12 1% cancer core
10/08 Nerve-Sparing open radicalSurgery Path Report Downgrade 3+3=6 GS Stage pT2c margins clea
r3 month: PSA <0.1
19th month: PSA <0.1
Only issue at this time is ED

Purgatory
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Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 8/18/2010 11:12 PM (GMT 0)   
Congrats to Woodworker getting in the Zero Club on the first try! Many more to come.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
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 11/10 ?
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, on Catheter #21, will be having Ileal Conduit Surgery in Sept.

142
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   Posted 8/18/2010 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Good news - keep 'em coming!

DS Can
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Total Posts : 195
   Posted 8/18/2010 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Its always good to see great news, and Zeros are great news,.

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 8/18/2010 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on your first zero. I wish you a lifetime of those wonderful zeroes.
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

BillyMac
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   Posted 8/18/2010 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go Woody and may your future hold many more of them yeah

daveshan
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   Posted 8/18/2010 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations, hope for many more.
Dave in Durango CO

freinds
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   Posted 8/18/2010 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
fantastic, kind of makes all the side effects seem that much smaller now doesn't it?
age 50, diagnosed April 2010
pre-op PSA 3.7
Gleason 6 uppud to 7 post surgery
post op. surgical margins clear
Bone scan clear
 

mikey1955
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   Posted 8/19/2010 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Good for you! I hope it stays that way.

Mike
-Nov/Dec 07, March 08 and Dec 08: Severe perineum pain . Septra/Bactrim for 8 months for diagnosed prostatitis.
-PSA start of 2008: 5.3..... PSA June of 2008: 7.3
-14 DRE all benign or nothing felt
-TRUS Biopsy Nov 08: 5 of 8 cores positive GS 3+3 or 6. 30-65%. Perineural invasion.
-General Health: pretty good, 5' 10", 180 lbs, slim.
-Open RP surgery: May 09 both nerve bundles spared. Bilateral lymph node dissection performed. Discharged 48 hours after surgery.
-Post Surgery Pathology: pT3a N0 MX, extraprostatic extension (EPE), stage III prostate cancer, lymph nodes clear, seminal vesicles clear, Gleason upraded to 3+4 GS 7. EPE within surgical margins. Other than prostate and EPE, all tissue removed negative for cancer involvement.
-Bladder control within 48 hours of catheter removal
-ED ongoing but improving. ED oral meds didn't do much initially. TRIMIX was working very well. Initial dose of 0.1 mL too much. Had priapism at 0.075 mL that ended up in a humiliating ER visit. Doses recently after 50% dilution by Uro about 0.025 mL or less. Don't use Trimix anymore...I'm too sensitive to it, even at very low doses and the Alprostadil is pretty consistent in causing erection pain...had a few episodes of 3+ hour wood with pain.
-Levitra now starting to work at low doses of 5 mG to 10 mG. Sometimes the side effects like stuffy nose aren't fun...sometimes OK.
-Was supposed to see ED doc last week, but due to his schedule, will now be late August. Will discuss bimix with him.
 

IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 8/19/2010 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Woodworker! tongue

I remember how good my first zero felt.

Time to celebrate!

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
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