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brainsurgeon
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 137
   Posted 11/5/2010 7:02 AM (GMT -6)   
15 mo post op remain zero! yeah
70 years old (1939) USA citizen
Prostatic carcinoma dxed June 2009 by PSA (7.0) and then Bx
PSAs yearly since 2001 ranged 1.52 to 7.0. Doubled from 3.5 to 7.0 in one year.
Neg. CT and Bone Scan
4 of 8 biopsies positive (all right side) Gleason Score 3+4=7
Robotic assisted total prostatectomy and node excision July 2009 in Luzern, Switzerland by Dr. A. Mattei in the Kantonsspital. New Gleason was 4+4=8
pT2c G3 pN0 (0/14 nodes +, Margins, etc. clear
Catheter out in 5 days (home in 3 days). No incontinence
Positional neurpraxia in hip and knee resolved 90+% in 5 months.
Potency: beginning tumescence??? at 3 weeks post-op. Still happens at 3 months PO. Nearly usable one month later. At 5 mo. with 100 mg Vitamin V, pretty good. Now beginning 5 mg Cialis daily. 11 months post-op had first usable erection.
3month PSA less than 0.01, 6 month PSA less than 0.01, 11 month PSA remains less than 0.01

tatt2man
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 2845
   Posted 11/5/2010 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
brainsurgeon - congrats on the zero club membership - here's to a lifetime of zero's !!!!
smithmeek.com/zeroclub.jpg
hugs
BRONSON

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 11/5/2010 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
very wonderful news, congratulations
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 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

Cajun Jeff
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4110
   Posted 11/5/2010 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats....set um up!

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

60Michael
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2229
   Posted 11/5/2010 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
That is great, we are on are way to your house for the celebration. Switzerland, right?
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

bsjoplin
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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 308
   Posted 11/5/2010 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
congrats on the zero club!! may you see many more!
bob

beachbum50
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 292
   Posted 11/5/2010 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
 
Awesome news! Glad that your "ZERO CLUB" membership has been renewed.
 
Beachbum turn

Jakester
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 286
   Posted 11/5/2010 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Fantastic news! I'm with 60Michaels, let's charter a plane to Switzerland for the celebration...

Our best,
Jake

Magaboo
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1210
   Posted 11/5/2010 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy days are here again!! Congratulations. May you have many more of
those great test results.
 
Mag

Born 1936
PSA 7.9, Gleason Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
open RP Nov 06, T3a, Gleasons 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; at SRT Start=0.1, Salvage RT completed (33 days-66Gy) 19 Dec 08
PSA: in Jan 09 =.05, all tests to date (Jul 10) <.04

Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4835
   Posted 11/5/2010 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeeee Haaaa...You can have my boilermaker too.

Jazzman1
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Date Joined Sep 2010
Total Posts : 1160
   Posted 11/5/2010 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I never get tired of reading the "Zero Club" stories. In a forum where a lot of guys are having a rough time with their health, these posts give a more realistic perspective. It's easy to forget, when you're new to this and scared, that most guys come out of it just fine.

Congratulations on your zero status; now go out there and enjoy the hell outta your life.
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

open radical prostatectomy at Cleveland Clinic 11/2/10

Ed C. (Old67)
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2458
   Posted 11/5/2010 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations! keep those zeroes coming.
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
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