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goodlife
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   Posted 10/25/2010 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Eighteen months post RP and .01.  I wish it was <.01 , but hey, Gleason 9 beggars can't be choosers. 
 
I might be getting a little better.  Gut tesnion wasn't too bad, in fact I went hunting for 10 days before I picked up results.
 
 
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

Jazzman1
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   Posted 10/25/2010 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats, Goodlife.

I'm really glad to hear you're doing so well. Sounds like doc K did right by you. Keep hanging in there.

Jonathan
Age 55

PSA:
8/09 2.69
7/10 4.00
8/10 4.11

Biopsy 8/10
Three of 14 cores positive: 10%, 60% & 80%
Stage T1C
Gleason 6

goodlife
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   Posted 10/25/2010 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Jonathon !

Big day coming closer for you eh ? ( just got back from Canada )

I really do give Dr. K a lot of credit, or whomever was at the console .
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

tatt2man
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   Posted 10/25/2010 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
congrats on the zero !
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 !

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 10/25/2010 10:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow budy what GREAT news.. I raise a glass of Red DeVicne Wine to you my friend.

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

goodlife
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   Posted 10/25/2010 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Tatt. It does feel good. Noy quite as good as a woodie, but hey, who's complaining ?

Cajun Man, missed your call while I was in the woods. Call me again. I don't think I have your number ! Take it easy on the DaVinci, especially on that bike. We don't need any further insult to certain parts of your body !
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

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 10/26/2010 12:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Way to go!
Good news indeed!

Tony
Disease:
Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 48 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7

Treatments:
RALP ~ 2/17/2007 at the City of Hope near Los Angeles.
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.

Status:
"I beat up this disease and took its lunch money! I am in remission."
I am currently not being treated, but I do have regular oncology visits.
I am the president of an UsTOO chapter in Las Vegas

Blog : www.caringbridge.org/visit/tonycrispino

Carlos
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   Posted 10/26/2010 6:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news Goodlife.  How in the world can you go ten days without checking?
 
Carlos

Diagnosed 2/2008 at age 71, PSA 9.1, Gleason score 5+3, stage T1c.
Robotic surgery 5/2008, LFPF at 6 wks.,nerves spared, stg. pT2c, N0, MX, R0, Gleason 5+3
PSA <0.1 at 26 months and at all tests since surgery.

Jerry1
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   Posted 10/26/2010 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
 
 
Great news Goodlife many more zero's in your future.
 
Jerry1 

April6th
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   Posted 10/26/2010 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on the great PSA score!

Dan
Here are some of my stats:
Age:54
Father diagnosed with PC at age 72 - wasn't contained to prostate when found in 1992.
My PSA rose from 3.2 to 5.1 over the course of 1.5 years with Free PSA at 25% for the last two tests.
DRE showed no evidence of tumor but Uro thought my prostate was a little large for someone my age
PCa diagnosed 4/6/10 after biopsy on 4/1/10
1 out of 12 biopsy samples was positive with 5% of biopsy sample cancerous
Gleason 3+4
Da Vinci surgery on 6/1/10
Pathology report shows cancer confined to prostate and all other tissue clean
PSA tested on 7/15/10: Zero Club membership card issued (trial membership with 90 day renewal)

60Michael
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   Posted 10/26/2010 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
What was better, the hunting, or the zero? Nevermind, because they both had to be great. Congrats
Michael

English Alf
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   Posted 10/26/2010 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Well done there
As you say with a Gleason 9 that's a good place to be 18 months out.

Did you get anything worth stuffing and mounting? And how did the hunting go as well?

Alf

goodlife
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   Posted 10/26/2010 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Actually, we say hunting so people know where we are, but it is actually more of armed camping. We eat like pigs ( steak 3 times in 1 week , smoked turky and ham, pork chops, etc. etc.)

Running around on quads in the mountains, fishing in mountain streams, cooking up fresh trout for lunch, and taking loads of pictures of moose, white tail, mulies, and all the little animals.

Great, great time. Canadian Rockies are beautiful.
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

Worried Guy
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   Posted 10/26/2010 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on the Zero. The anxiety never truly goes away does it?
.
Bow season opened here on 10/16 and there were 7 deer hanging out in the orchard. Just wait... Bambi. Keep eating those apples.... Yess, that's right... clean them all up... eat and get fat.

Jeff

Purgatory
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   Posted 10/26/2010 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
good life, that is wonderful news. keep em coming
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.

goodlife
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   Posted 10/26/2010 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
David,

So glad to hear from you. I am also happy to hear you are progressing. Just not having pain is a blessing I am sure.

I think once you start PT, you will be amazed at how fast the body can recover.

Keep checking in. We do miss your calming influence.
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

Jazzman1
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   Posted 10/26/2010 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, Goodlife. Fishing in the Canadian Rockies sounds like a spectacular way to celebrate an undetectable at 18 months. Way to go. You know how to live.
 
Maybe I'll do that next week instead of that surgery thingy. I'm definitely persuedable.

stevmac1
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   Posted 10/26/2010 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
It truly is a "good life" ain't it? Congrats & keep it up!
steve
50 Yrs. old. DX Feb, 2010 w/6.6 PSA.
Biopsy 04-24-10, Gleason 3+3=6
4 of 5 cores left side inv. 4 of 6 rt side
RRP 06-07-10....
16 days post-op, catheter out.
Gleason upgraded to 3+4
No involvement of lymph nodes & seminal vesicle.
Perineural invasion present :(
Totally continent @ 8 weeks post-op. (!!!)
1st post-op PSA @ 12 weeks - Less than 0.05

goodlife
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   Posted 10/26/2010 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Steve, I couldn't have said it better. Every day is a gift.

I will not let this son of a gun take away my Goodlife without a fight !
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

Red Nighthawk
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   Posted 10/26/2010 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   
That is just awesome!

That's the way to tell cancer to 'shove it!'
Age: 63
Gleason grade: 3+4=7, pT2c NX MX
Robotic RP: Sept. 15th, 2009
No lymphatic/vascular invasion, seminal vesicles, margins tumor free.
Pre surgery PSA: 4.1
Post surgery PSA's: .04, .03, .02, .05, .02
ED: Improvement slow but there are positive signs. No incontinent issues.
Surgery: Dr. Jim Hu. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's, Boston

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 10/26/2010 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations from a high Gleason to another one. I wish you many many zeroes.
Age: 67 at Dx on 12/30/08 PSA 3.8
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4)
Davinci surgery 2/9/09 Gleason 4+4 EPE,
Margins clear, nerve bundles removed
Prostate weighed 57 grams 10-20% involved
all PSA tests since (2, 5, 8, 11, 15, 18 months) undetectable
Latest PSA test (21 months) .005

142
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   Posted 10/26/2010 11:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Goodlife,
 
Great news in all reports!!

Im_Patient
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   Posted 10/27/2010 12:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Goodlife, waiting 10 days for the report is admirable, and demonstrates you aren't stressing out. A favorable report, congrats.
Jeff
Gleason,3+4;PSA,7.9,Nerve-sparing RRP,03/2008(Age 48 then),confirmed 3+4 Gleason,pT2c, 60g, neg margins; perineural & lymphatic invasion present;3 lymph nodes removed,clear seminal vesicle invasion:absent;Gleason 4 was 5-10%; PSA <0.1 until Oct 09:0.1; retest <0.1; scans clear;monthly results from Jan 2010:0.2,0.2,0.17,0.17,0.24,0.31,0.29,0.41, IGRT SRT started 8/4/2010, PSA@5 weeks into SRT:0.17

Jerry L.
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   Posted 10/28/2010 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on the undetectable. Keep it up...I mean keep it down. It gets confusing when you're trying to get some things up and keeping some things down...only kidding - great news!

I get mine tested in a few weeks.

Jerry L. (The other Jerry)
Nov. 2009 Dx at Age 44
Dec. 2009 DaVinci Robotic Surgery
Jan. 2010 T3b, Gleason 9
Feb. 2010 ERBT

PSA History:
-----------------
Nov. 2009 4.03
Feb. 2010 <.05
May 2010 <.05
Aug. 2010 <.05
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