2 1/2 Year Zero

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kcragman
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   Posted 11/18/2010 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys,

Have not posted in awhile. Just wanted to let you know I got my 2 1/2 year zero today. Based on my stats, my Dr. wants to see me at one more 6 month mark, then I'm off to annual checkups.

Feeling good. Sex is now pretty much fully functional on viagra. It is still a little unpredictable - and certainly not as reliable as the old days, but for medical intents and purposes, I have to be considered fully functional.

Good luck to all out there. Take it one day at a time and I wish you all the best.

kcragman

Purgatory
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   Posted 11/18/2010 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
congrats on a great number 2 1/2 years out, that would have to feel great!
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

Radical
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   Posted 11/18/2010 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for posting Kcragman, I do remember you, cant remember your stats, but I remember you were about 6 months ahead of me. I hope I can keep following in your footsteps with the zero's, congrats.................Kev
Age 52yrs [Gold Coast Qld, Australia]
6 out of 8 cores positive 3 X 60% / 3 X 10%
PSA 4 Gleason Score 3+4=7 Stage T1c
RP 24/12/08
Upgrade Gleason Score 4+3=7 Gleason Differential 60%/40%
Stage T2c Three small foci total volume <10%
Neg Margins and Nodes
Nil - EPE
Dry less than 1 week. ED- okay with Meds.
PSA at 18mths no change remains 0.03
"Everday in Everyway, I get better"

Burlcodad
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 254
   Posted 11/19/2010 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations
 
Ray

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 11/19/2010 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
That is a milestone Ray, Congratulations!
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

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 11/19/2010 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Kcragman I really hope to be in the same shoes next April. That will be my 2.5 year mark.

Gotta love those zeros.

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

stevmac1
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Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 129
   Posted 11/19/2010 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go, man. Congrats and thanks for giving the rest of us hope...
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

kcragman
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 240
   Posted 11/19/2010 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Somebody asked about my stats. Hopefully, on this response they will show up. I was a Gleason 9, T3a flaming cancer boy. So it was on the table, under the knife about as fast as I could get there (once I woke up from the denial dream). I was diagnosed in March, and had surgery in May. I was pushing to hold it off until late June or July. It might have gone global by then. They tell me it was that close.

Happy to be here,
kcragman
Age: 54; 52 at DX
March 2006: PSA 2.5
Dec 2007: PSA taken for insurance application. I did not see the results until late
Jan '08 - after I was rejected. Their lab said PSA 4.5.
Feb 2008: PSA 3.7.
March 2008: Biopsy. Gleason 7 (4+3) 12 cores taken. 5 on the left side were
cancerous and the 6th was suspect.
May 5, 2008: Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy at GW Hospital, Washington DC. Doctor: Jason Engel

Post op: Gleason 9 (4+5). 15% of prostate involved. Stage: pT3a. Negative margins. Lymph node and nerve samples taken, and appeared to be cancer free.

July 2008 - May 2010: PSA testing. Undetectable thru 2 years.

James C.
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   Posted 11/19/2010 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
k, good to read you again and that iti is still good news. Wishing you a lifetime of them
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RRP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., all clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement of the left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09- Uh-Oh
ED continues: Bimix .30cc & Trimix .15cc PRN
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