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clocknut
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   Posted 1/3/2011 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I had blood drawn for my first post-op PSA test on December 29th. 
 
I just got the results today:  0.01  !!!!!!!
 
2011 is full of promise right now.  Man, it feels great.  Good luck to everyone else who's waiting on 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.

James C.
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   Posted 1/3/2011 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
All right, a brand new year, and hopefully a brand new man. Congrats on your results. Here's wishing you a lifetime of them, and continued steady recovery and improvement. Good for you, guy!
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

Tudpock18
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   Posted 1/3/2011 7:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Clock, congrats on the results! Hope these numbers continue forever!
 
Tudpock (Jim)
Age 62 (64 now), G 3 + 4 = 7, T1C, PSA 4.2, 2/16 cancerous, 27cc. Brachytherapy 12/9/08. 73 Iodine-125 seeds. Procedure went great, catheter out before I went home, only minor discomfort. Everything continues to function normally as of 12/8/10. PSA: 6 mo 1.4, 1 yr. 1.0, 2 yr. .8. My docs are "delighted"! My journey:
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=1305643&g=1305643#m1305643

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 1/3/2011 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Yea Clock that's what we were looking for! Happy Yew Year!

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

Jazzman1
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   Posted 1/3/2011 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy New Year, clocknut.... and many more!
Age 55
PSA: 8/09 2.69 -- 7/10 4.00 -- 8/10 4.11
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Biopsy 8/10
Three of 14 cores positive: 10%, 60% & 80%
Stage T1C; Gleason 6
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open radical prostatectomy at Cleveland Clinic 11/2/10
Post-surgical pathology: Gleason 7 (3+4)
Three positive margins; Stage T2c(+)
12/7/10 PSA: <.03

142
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   Posted 1/3/2011 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Clock,
 
Great news! Good start to the year!

An38
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   Posted 1/3/2011 11:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Clocknut,

Congratulations!!!

An
Husband's age: 52. Sydney Australia.
Family history: Mat. grandfather died of PC at 72. Mat. uncle died of PC at 60. He has hereditary PC.
PSA: Aug07 - 2.5|Feb08 - 1.7|Oct09 - 3.67 (free PSA 27%)|Feb10 - 4.03 (free PSA 31%) |Jun10 - 2.69. DRE normal.
Biopsy 28Apr10: negative for a diagnosis of PC however 3 focal ASAPs “atypical, suspicious but not diagnostic” for PC. Review of biopsy by experienced pathologist, 1/12 core: 10% 3+3 (left transitional), 1/12 core: ASAP (left apex)
Nerve sparing RP, 20Aug10 with Dr Stricker. Post-op path: 3+4 (ISUP 2005). Neg (margins, seminal vesicles, extraprostatic extension). Multifocal, with main involvement in the fibro-muscular zone.
Post RP PSA,
Lab 1: Sep10 – 0.02|Nov10 – 0.03
Lab 2: Nov 10 - 0.01

Aimzee
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   Posted 1/8/2011 3:34 AM (GMT -6)   

Congratulations, Bill!  I am so happy to hear this news!  I know what a relief this is.

Ron is having surgery this month to remove a cyct from his testicle.  He goes for his PSA test in February.

Best wishes,

Aimzee


Husband Ron, age 63
4/1/10 PSA 5.5 Prostate size = 50 grams
Biopsy on 4/20/10 12 samples... Adenocarcinoma: 3 positive on right side, one core left base (5% ` 0.5 mm) - two cores of left lateral mid
(20% ~ 2mm, 10%, 10% ~ 1mm) - No Perineural Invasion
Gleason 6 (3+3)
Bone Scan/CT Negative (2 lesions on liver)
8/18/10 - Da Vinci Prostatectomy
Post Op: Gleason 7 (3+4)
Negative surgical margins and lymph nodes
Both nerve bundles spared
Catheter - 13 days
ED / NO incontinence.
Went to rehab to build up Pelvic floor
Post Surgery PSA 8 weeks - .01

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 1/8/2011 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
WooHoo Congrats Clocknut your right what a great way to start the new year!

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

clocknut
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   Posted 1/8/2011 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks to all for the kind words, and to Cajun Jeff for posting twice!  :)
 
Aimzee, I don't even like the sound of surgery on a testicle, but I'm sure Ron will do fine.
 
Now I'm looking at surgery on my cervical spine of Feb. 21 to finally get rid of the pain and arm weakness I've been dealing with since Thanksgiving because of two disc herniations.  I can't believe how long it can take to navigate the medical system.  Great docs, but they all have to run their tests and pass you along to the next specialist.  The neurosurgeon does the spine work for the Chicago Bears and seems to be one of the best in the country.
 
I just found out last night that my cousin's husband is having a prostate biopsy next Tuesday.  I hope he checks out HW, because I can tell he's sweating it.  I've tried to reassure him that a PSA in the 5 range can mean many things other than PCa, but if worse comes to worst, it can be dealt with.
 
It never stops. But hopefully someday it will.   Bill

60Michael
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   Posted 1/8/2011 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Great to hear about your PSA Bill, almost as good as winning the last Mega Millions. Hope your surgery on your spine will go just as well.
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
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
Started IMRT Jan. 2010 72gys
7month post SRT PSA .2

clocknut
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   Posted 1/8/2011 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Michael, but the Mega Millions sure would have been nice, too! tongue

Purgatory
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   Posted 1/8/2011 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Way to go, clock, nothing like starting with a PSA that incredibly low. Hope its just the beginning of a low string of those.

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

MarkMyWords
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   Posted 1/8/2011 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations Clocknut!
Age 45
Jul 2010 - PSA 10.1
Aug 2010 - Biopsy - 12 of 12 cores positive - Gleason 7 (3+4 on the right, 4+3 on the left)
Sept 2010 - CAT and Bone scans negative.
Nov 2010 - da vinci RP with negative margins. nerve bundles were not spared. negative lymph nodes. Pathology Stage pT3c.
Jan 2011 - PSA undetectable

Aimzee
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   Posted 1/13/2011 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   

Bill, I wish you the best with your back surgery.  Ron had C 5, 6, & 7 operated on 4 years ago.  It did turn out to be successful.  I wish the same for you!

Best wishes,

Aimzee


Husband Ron, age 63
4/1/10 PSA 5.5 Prostate size = 50 grams
Biopsy on 4/20/10 12 samples... Adenocarcinoma: 3 positive on right side, one core left base (5% ` 0.5 mm) - two cores of left lateral mid
(20% ~ 2mm, 10%, 10% ~ 1mm) - No Perineural Invasion
Gleason 6 (3+3)
Bone Scan/CT Negative (2 lesions on liver)
8/18/10 - Da Vinci Prostatectomy
Post Op: Gleason 7 (3+4)
Negative surgical margins and lymph nodes
Both nerve bundles spared
Catheter - 13 days
ED / NO incontinence.
Went to rehab to build up Pelvic floor
Post Surgery PSA 8 weeks - .01
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