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NewspaperLover
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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 11/18/2010 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Had my date with Mr. DaVinci on Nov 5, 2009, and just received my one year PSA test results.  Still undetectable at < 0.05.  Three month and sixth month tests had the same scores.  Celebrated today by booking my wife and I into Spain and Portugal for next March and April.  Feel more than  fortunate, as a very good friend from college days was not so lucky with his surgical outcome (six years ago at Sloan), and he died this summer.  I have been very lucky in all this.  Never experienced incontinence, and physical recovery was so swift and certain after surgery that my wife and I went ahead in Feb. 2010 on a long planned two month trip to Cambodia to Vietnam.  Best wishes to all here.
 
 
NewspaperLover

Age 66

PSA:  6.0  on 07/31/09 having risen from 4.2 on 12/02/08.  Free PSA 23.5%.Other PSA History: 4.3 on 05/01/08; 3.3 on 11/15/07; 3.1 on 05/20/07; 4.0 on 11/30/06; 3.40 on 09/01/05.

 

Biopsy:  09/04/09  13 snips;  two positive.  Right Mid  4+3 = 7 and 15% of the total volume.   Right Lateral Mid 4+3 = 7 and 20% of the total volume.

 

DaVinci robotic surgery:  11/05/09.  Post surgery pathology:  margins clean, no invasion of seminal vessels, no upgrade of the Gleason scores, no evidence of cancer outside the prostate capsule.

 

Cathether removed one week later:  11/12/09.  No incontinence. Stopped using pads on day three. 

 

Follow up PSA tests:  02/10, 05/10,11,10.  All scores undetectable at < 0.05.

 

 


Jakester
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 288
   Posted 11/18/2010 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Very sorry to hear about your friend, really tough to learn guys our age passing as the debates continue about testing.

However congrats on the another undetectable.... we're all looking for the party invite... are we meeting in Spain or Porugal!

Our best,
Jake
Dx 8/08 Pre-op psa 4.2, Age 60, 7 of 12 biopsies positive 3+3
DaVinci LRP 11/08, clear margins, - EPE, vascular or perineural. Gleason 3+4=7, 5-10% of 4.
3 month psa .1 2/09, 6 month .1 5/09, 9 month .2 8/09
broke ankle bones 6/09
9/21/09 Bone scan clear, psa still .2
01/05/10 psa .3, SRT 01/19/10 start 39 sessions 70.2gy, psa @ 6 weeks into IMRT .4
Post SRT psa @ 10 weeks (5/31/2010) .2, @20 weeks (8/20/10) .1 (getting close)

60Michael
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2243
   Posted 11/18/2010 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Just like Jake, I hate to hear about your friend but happy for your good fortune. Sounds like a great trip.
Michael

Ed C. (Old67)
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2461
   Posted 11/18/2010 8:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulation on your zero anniversary and sorry about your friends. News like that always hits home.
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

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 11/18/2010 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry about your friend, but happy to hear about your good numbers.
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
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