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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 789
   Posted 10/18/2010 12:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Had a real downer on my 70th birthday as my wife was rushed to ED with high fever, it was found that she had sepsis on the gall bladder and kidneys were in danger, they operated and she is reasonably ok but real washed out and weak. All the plans we made for the occasion went down the drain, but she was more important.

Funny, never thought about Pca for last 2 weeks. Being 70 doesn't feel any different and looking back at my PSA think if it stays around 0.6 I will not fall off the perch in the near future, but you never know what is around the corner.

A big hello to all my friends on this Forum, which has been my strength for the last 3 1/2 years.

Regards Mal.
age 67 PSA 5.8 DRE slightly firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07 5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7 right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a
RP on 30th July,

Post op Pathology, tumour stage T3a 4+3=7, microcsopic evidence of capsular penetration, seminal vessels, bladder neck,are free of tumour, lymph nodes clear, no evidence of metastatic malignancy, tumour does not extend to the apical margins.

Post op PSA 0.5 26th Sept. Totally dry since catheter removed
PSA 23rd Oct.0.5 seeing Radiation Onocologist 31st Oct.
Started radiation treatment on 5th Dec, to continue until 24 Jan. 08.
Finished treatment, next PSA on 30th April.
PSA 30th April 0.4
PSA 30th July 0.5
PSA 27th Oct 0.4 (I am now 68)
PSA 11th March 09 0.5
PSA 3rd August 09 0.6
PSA 25th November 09 0.6 (I am now 69)
PSA 18th Jan 10 0.6
PSA 27th July 10 0.6

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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 2845
   Posted 10/18/2010 6:31 AM (GMT -6)   
MAL - so sorry to hear about your wife - here's to a quick solid recovery for her - and here's to a second 70th birthday when all is better - 70 candles on the cake +1 on the side !
-keep on the positive approach to life - as you know life can be a roller coaster....
-wishing your wife good health ... and you, good health and good numbers ....
-have a great autumn!
Age: 55 -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
Sept 23, 2010 -0.05 - again -hoorah !

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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2243
   Posted 10/18/2010 7:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear about your wife and I hope for a quick recovery for her. That positive attitude of yours sure helps ger thru times like this, as does using a support system. Thanks for posting and happy birthday to you.
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