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Colin45
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   Posted 10/8/2010 6:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all not posted on here much lately but I do look in often I had my blood taken today for my 6 monthly PSA test and I was pleased to hear that it dropped 0.01 to 0.07 I know that it is not a big decrease but it stopped the up ward trend which I was dreading might happen
 
On the issue of pre PSA stress when they took my blood pressure a few minutes before going into see the doctor it was 185 over 90 so how stressed was I

zufus
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   Posted 10/8/2010 6:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Now that is stress to post that high on blood pressures, what is your normal readings? That is enough stress to be worrried about the effects of high blood pressure. Gotta like a downward psa post surgery, a couple more of those should help relieve P.I.S.S. syndrome.
Dx-2002 total urinary blockage, bPsa 46.6 12/12 biopsies all loaded 75-95% vol.; Gleasons scores 7,8,9's (2-sets), gland size 35, ct and bone scans look clear- ADT3 5 months prior to radiations neutron/photon 2-machines, cont'd. ADT3, quit after 2 yrs. switched to DES 1-mg, off 1+ yr., controlled well, resumed, used intermittently, resumed useage

Colin45
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   Posted 10/8/2010 7:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I always seem to have high blood pressure when I go to hospital I did make them wait for a few minutes and they took it again and it was down to 145 over 85 but at home I am in the 115 to 125 over 80 range Yes the first PSA I had was 0.06 so I am hoping that it stays in that range

F8
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   Posted 10/8/2010 7:42 AM (GMT -6)   

Colin -- it's early for me. are you saying your psa went from .06 to .07?

ed


age: 55
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
no symptoms, no prostate enlargement
12/12 cores positive....gleason 3+4 = 7
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Colin45
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   Posted 10/8/2010 8:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry Ed I did not realise that my profile has been removed my first PSA was 0.06 my second was 0.08 and todays was 0.07 and I have them at 6 monthly intervals
Age 64 From UK now in Thailand Baby boy born 2/14/2009
First PSA was showing 9.73 on 1/21/09.   on 5/7/09 PSA 9.78  Free PSA 0.83   Free:Total  PSA 0.08 
1/28/09 Biopsy carried out 12 core results show no adenocarcinoma
5/15/09 24 Core biopsy results Gleason'S Grade 3+2=5
Involving approx 30% of one out of 12 cores on each side no perineural or angiolymphatic invation identified
One side PIN High Grade Bone scan clear 
Open surgery 7/27/09
Prostate Gland weighting 34 grms lost one nerve bundle
Gleason upgraded to 3+3 Tumour not close to prostatic capsule Seminal Vesicles not involved by Tumour 6 Lymph Nodes negative for Malignant cells
First PSA Nov 2009 was 0.06 April 2010 0.08 
Continence 99% occasional stress dribbles no ED from first day after catheter removed

goodlife
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   Posted 10/8/2010 8:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Way to go.  Sounds like you have white coat syndrome.  See a white coat, and up goes your BP.
 
Let's keep those PSA's below .1 forever.
 
Goodlife

mikey1955
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   Posted 10/8/2010 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   

Good for you Colin on the numbers...I get the white coat BP rise sometimes, too. Not as often as I used to.

Keep those numbers low!

Mike


BillyMac
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   Posted 10/8/2010 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Colin, that's great news so good for you. On the BP note that actually has a name. As the other fellas have said it is called "white coat syndrome". It is not uncommon for the blood pressure to rise when visiting a doctor even though you may not feel apprehensive.
Bill

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 10/8/2010 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
That is great Colin. PSA going down is a good thing.
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

Worried Guy
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   Posted 10/8/2010 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Colin,

Congrats! Keep that spare bedroom open!
If you ever need to get away from the heat and the white coats, my place is open. (In 6 weeks it will be all white with snow.

Jeff

Red Nighthawk
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   Posted 10/8/2010 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Colin, that's the way to stop that upward trend.

Colin45
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   Posted 10/9/2010 7:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Jeff for the offer I will keep that in mind
Age 64 From UK now in Thailand Baby boy born 2/14/2009
First PSA was showing 9.73 on 1/21/09.   on 5/7/09 PSA 9.78  Free PSA 0.83   Free:Total  PSA 0.08 
1/28/09 Biopsy carried out 12 core results show no adenocarcinoma
5/15/09 24 Core biopsy results Gleason'S Grade 3+2=5
Involving approx 30% of one out of 12 cores on each side no perineural or angiolymphatic invation identified
One side PIN High Grade Bone scan clear 
Open surgery 7/27/09
Prostate Gland weighting 34 grms lost one nerve bundle
Gleason upgraded to 3+3 Tumour not close to prostatic capsule Seminal Vesicles not involved by Tumour 6 Lymph Nodes negative for Malignant cells
First PSA Nov 2009 was 0.06 April 2010 0.08 
Continence 99% occasional stress dribbles no ED from first day after catheter removed
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