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Gunner59
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 109
   Posted 12/4/2010 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Guys and Gals!

I've been a constant lurker but thought I'd drop a line. I see a lot of new names, and it saddens me to see all the new folks having their lives disrupted by this disease we all share.

Just passed the first anniversary of my wifes death, I still miss her so much, she was my rock all through my diagnosis and treatment. On a happier note, my 2 year PSA was again undetectable, which had my surgeon very pleased. He tells me I'm the first patient he's had with an initial PSA as high as mine who has not had a reoccurrence in the 6 month to 1 year range. I don't know why I've been blessed this way, but who am I to question it?

Anyway, as we head into the holiday season I want to wish all my PCa brothers continued good health, and big fat Zeros in their stockings.

All my Best,

Ralph
Age 48 at diagnosis
3 Jul 08 PSA 27.21
Biopsy positive 3+3=6 on 9 of 24 punches
Bone scan clear
22 Sep 08 Laproscopic Radical Prostatectomy and bilateral pelvic Lymphadenectomy
Gleason 3+4=7 after prostate removal, lymph nodes clear
Stage T2B
PSA at 3 months=undetectable
6 month PSA still 0
14 Sep 09 PSA < .014
18 Mar 10 < .014
3 Sep 10 < .014

Post Edited (Gunner59) : 12/4/2010 1:48:12 PM (GMT-7)


BillArb
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Date Joined Jun 2010
Total Posts : 35
   Posted 12/4/2010 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the holiday wishes.  I'm supposed to have my first post-op PSA in the next 2 weeks.  Surgery was on September 16th.  While I'm expecting a good result, I've decided to put it off until after the holidays.  I don't want to end up sitting around, waiting for that call from the doctor or, even worse, getting that call and finding out that things aren't as good as I expect them to be.  I figure why should I put myself in the position of possibly putting a damper on the holiday season for me and my family?

Tim G
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2299
   Posted 12/4/2010 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Ralph,

I remember you from a couple of years ago. I am so sorry to read about your wife's death. I think it's good that some of us who have been around awhile pop in from time to time. All the best on your continued recovery!

Tim

Radical
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 739
   Posted 12/4/2010 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Gunner, yes I do remember you, thanks for checking in, and pleased to see things looking good with the PSA. You have had a tough ride, but hopefully things will improve as time moves on. Cheers .....................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"

James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 12/4/2010 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Gunner, good to hear from you again. Sorry for your sad news and glad for your happy news. Keep us updated, ok?
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, next in Feb.
ED-total-Bimix 30cc

BillyMac
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 1858
   Posted 12/4/2010 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Such a loss leaves a hole that makes the heart ache. My profound sympathy and at the same time congratulations on the PSA result. You can be secure in the knowledge that your rock would be pleased.
Bill

Worried Guy
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 3732
   Posted 12/4/2010 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Ralph,

Has it been a year? I vividly remember your post. I was sitting at the kitchen table when I read it... and reread it... and then I started to cry. Why? I didn't know you at all but I sure felt for you.
I'm sure it was the drugs.
My PSA was not far behind yours, 23.2, and I, too, am at <0.01 at one year.

Thanks for checking in. You just made my holiday a little bit brighter.

Jeff

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 12/4/2010 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Ralph,

Good to hear from you, kind of a bittersweet report you give. I remember you quite well, hard to believe its been a year ago. Still so sorry for your personal loss, but its good news with your PSA. Please stay in touch.

David in SC
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 : 4106
   Posted 12/4/2010 11:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Ralph,

I too have been here a long time. I do remember when you posted the news of your wife. We all felt so sad for you. It is part of life but so hard to understand. I am very happy that your are still in the Zero club. Know that we think about you frim time to time. It is so nice to see our old friends pop in to give us updates.

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

Gunner59
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 109
   Posted 12/5/2010 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all the kind words, they mean a lot. It's good to see so many familiar names after 2 years. As I've followed along with your posts, I've cheered the good news and wept with the bad.

Again, thanks for being there when it has counted.

Cheers!

Ralph
Age 48 at diagnosis
3 Jul 08 PSA 27.21
Biopsy positive 3+3=6 on 9 of 24 punches
Bone scan clear
22 Sep 08 Laproscopic Radical Prostatectomy and bilateral pelvic Lymphadenectomy
Gleason 3+4=7 after prostate removal, lymph nodes clear
Stage T2B
PSA at 3 months=undetectable
6 month PSA still 0
14 Sep 09 PSA < .014
18 Mar 10 < .014
3 Sep 10 < .014

Ger42
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 189
   Posted 12/5/2010 1:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear about your loss. Good news on your PSA. I wish you the best this holiday season. I know it will be tough.
Age 68 weight 185 height 6'
Samples taken 4/19/2010 sent to Bostwick
3 out of 12 samples cancer
1) gleason score 3+3 involving 65%
2) gleason score 3+3 involving 65%
3) gleason score 3+3 involving 10%
PSA 3.5 Mar 19
PSA 2.5 Apr 4
Bone scan clean CT scan clean
Da Vinci 10/12/2010 DR Paul Kahn all nerves spared
Home 10/19/20
Cath out 10/22/2010
Prostate 56 gm. Gleason grade 3+4 = 7
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