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IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 12/25/2010 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
 
A few days before Christmas my doctor's office reported another PSA of <.04.
 
A couple of "Woo-Hoo's" were said to be heard in Idaho tongue
 
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you all!
 
Barry
Surgery: Da Vinci; July 31, 2007; 54 on surgery day;
Pathology: PSA: 4.3; Gleason: 3+3=6; T2a; Confined to Prostate;
Post RP PSAs: 09/'07 <0.04; 12/'07 <0.04; 03/'08 <0.04;
06/'08 <0.04; 12/'08 <0.04; 06/'09 =0.06; 09/'09 <0.04; 12/'09 =0.05;
3/'10 <0.04; Latest PSA 6/'10 <0.01

142
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   Posted 12/25/2010 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Good news! Keep that test stocking empty!

Purgatory
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   Posted 12/25/2010 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Barry, that is wonderful news, my friend. You have a nice row of zero's going there. May you have a wonderfu
holiday season.

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

Sleepless09
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   Posted 12/25/2010 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Excellent, Barry. Totally excellent!

Merry Christmas indeed,

Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours.  Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn  ---  perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
 
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7 
 
First post op PSA Sept 09  less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23, 2009 less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8, 2010  less than 0.02
PSA on April 9, 2010 less than 0.02 
PSA on July 9, 2010 (one year) less than 0.02
  

ChrisR
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   Posted 12/25/2010 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Why are you testing every 6 months? You should be on annual tests by now and according to one study I read you actually could go to every 2 years.

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 12/25/2010 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Woo Hoo and Merry Christmas.. Great News.

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
2 year PSA <0.1
Only issue at this time is ED but getting better

James C.
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   Posted 12/25/2010 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Barry, that's great news. Congrats on your string and 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, next in Jan & Feb.
ED-total-Bimix 30cc

bluebird
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   Posted 12/25/2010 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
smurf  Great news Barry!!! 

Yippppeeeeeee~  and here’s a Woo~Hoo from North Carolina!!!

Actually if you listen closely you’ll hear “3” of them…

Our doctors must be on the same plan. 

We’re testing every 6 months per our surgeon for the first 5 years and who knows… we may continue this after the 5-year mark. 

Peace of mind is a great thing!

Happy Happy Every-Day.

You’ve just been HUGGED by  *bluebird

 

  Though you cannot always see the bird singing,

if you listen with your heart,

you can always hear her song. 

____________________________________________

*bluebird ~ Lee, Buddy, & Murphy from North Carolina
Link to our personal journey

Click Here:  “Our Journey” ~ Sharing is Caring 

April 3, 2006 Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy
4 1/2 Years ~ 9th PSA August 2010 ~ less than 0.1 NON-DETECTABLE


IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 12/25/2010 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Bluebird: Yes, I thought I heard the other three, even from Murphy! All the best to you!

Corvettman, Sleepless, Mr. James C, and 142: Thanks for the well-wishes!

142: Yes, I'd like "that" stocking to remain empty! :-)

Purg: I always read about your on-going Journey. Thanks for your strength and the best to you.

ChrisR: Great question. If you read my numbers I had two "blips" on the PSA radar, one in 6/'09 and one in 12/'09 so I went on the 6 month plan for awhile. I may keep doing so, like bluebird and her husband do, but my doctor does say I am really on the "annual plan." Just a personal choice. Thanks for asking.

Barry
Surgery: Da Vinci; July 31, 2007; 54 on surgery day;
Post RP Pathology: PSA: 4.3; Gleason: 3+3=6; T2a; Confined to Prostate;
Post RP PSAs: 09/'07 <0.04; 12/'07 <0.04; 03/'08 <0.04;
06/'08 <0.04; 12/'08 <0.04; 06/'09 =0.06; 09/'09 <0.04; 12/'09 =0.05;
3/'10 <0.04; 6/'10 <0.01;Latest PSA 12/'10 <0.04

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 12/25/2010 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Barry, that is the best Christmas present any PCa survivor can get. Congratulations. Have a Happy New Year.
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

IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 12/25/2010 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, Ed. The best to you as well!

ChrisR
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   Posted 12/26/2010 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I bet those blips were machine errors. Congrats.
Dx 42
Gleason 6 (tertiary score 0)

open RP 10/08 Johns Hopkins

pT2 Organ confined Gleason 6

PSA
10/15/2009 <.1
10/15/2010 <0.03
10/15/2011 -

Tim G
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   Posted 12/26/2010 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations, Idaho Survivor! 
 
Chris,  I agree with you about the instrument hiccups.  Where did you see the study about every-two-year testing?  I'm interested in looking at it. 
 
Tim
 
 
PSA quadrupled in one year (0.6 to 2.6)
DRE negative Retested at 3 months
1 of 12 biopsies positive (< 5%) G6
RRP open surgery June 2006 at age 57
Bilateral nerve-sparing
Organ-confined to small area
Downgraded to Gleason 5
Prostate weight 34 grams
PSAs < 0.1

ChrisR
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   Posted 12/26/2010 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   

creed_three
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   Posted 12/29/2010 1:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Barry,
This is excellent news to hear - we have been away so just getting caught up. Hope you had a great Christmas and healthy 2011. cheers, Lana & CJ. tongue

clocknut
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   Posted 12/29/2010 8:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on the good numbers. I have my first post-op blood draw for PSA this morning at 1030. I can't say I'm overly nervous, but I sure hope my numbers are as good as yours. Here's wishing you many years of similar results.
Age 65
Dx in June 2010.
PSA gradually rising for 3 years to 6.2
Biopsy confirmed cancer in 6 of 12 cores, all on left side
Gleason 7 (3 + 4)
Bone scan, CT scan, rib x-rays all negative.
DaVinci surgery late August at Advocate Condell, Libertyville IL
Negative margins; negative seminal vesicles
5 brothers, ages 52-67 ; I'm the only one with PCa
Continence OK after 7 weeks. ED continues.

TTaylor
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   Posted 12/29/2010 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Idaho Survivor
What a holiday gift! Keep um coming.
TTaylor
Age 67. Robotic prostatectomy 10/26/2010, due for RT in Janury 0f 2011. Eight of 12 lobes positive. Gleason Score 4+4=8, Margin envolvement was present with adipose tissue invasion and perineural invasion, glandular and stromal hyperplasia present,pT3 pNO and no evidence of metastatic adenocarcinoma. 1st psa after surgery Nov. 24, 2010 was .3
HT started Nov. 24, 2010.

IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 12/30/2010 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Lana and CJ:  Thanks, you two.  Great to hear from you, again!
 
clocknut: I wish you good numbers too.  T'would be a great new years gift.
 
TTaylor: All the best in your continued treatment, my friend.
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