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Mike H
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 72
   Posted 1/5/2011 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
The last line of my signature line says it all.

14 months since my RP surgery, and the 12 month anniversary of my post surgical blood tests and I remain in the zero club with a
<.05 undetectable for the 3rd straight time.

I arranged to meet a new friend in person today at the hospital after meeting here on HW.
Hank and I share a disease, a hospital, and now hopefully a lifetime a good health!!

I'm 50 years old and today was my very first internet date.
Hank was a total gentlemen and even bought breakfast.

A free meal and a zero PSA. Does it get any better than this?

Happy new year to each and every one of you and KEEP THE FAITH.

Hank- thanks for breakfast and I hope you're a zero today too.

All the best,

Mike
8/12/09 Diagnosed at 49 years old. DOB. 6/11/60

12/2/00 PSA was 4.9

5/5/03 PSA was 5.4 - Biopsy Negative

6/10/09 PSA hit a all time high of 6.9

7/23/09 Biopsy Positive. 10% cancer in 1 of 12 cores. Gleason 3+3=6.



10/29/09 Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYC
11/25/09 Catheter Out (4 weeks)
99% continent the day the catheter came out
Wore the pads for 2 weeks to be safe but had minor drips at most.
12/16/09 First PSA (7 weeks) < .05 Undetectable

Post Surgical Pathology:
Gleason 3+3=6
Tumor confined to prostate
Seminal vesicles not involved
Bladder neck not involved
Surgical margins free of tumor
Lymph nodes not involved

6/16/10 6 Month PSA < .05 Undetectable
1/5/11 12 Month PSA < .05 Undetectable

Post Edited (Mike H) : 1/5/2011 10:19:53 PM (GMT-7)


An38
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Total Posts : 1147
   Posted 1/5/2011 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations, what a great result!
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

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25364
   Posted 1/5/2011 11:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations, Mike, great going
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

James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 1/6/2011 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats, Mike for the good report.
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 RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09, 01/11-.09
ED-total-Bimix 30cc

BillArb
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Date Joined Jun 2010
Total Posts : 35
   Posted 1/6/2011 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations, Mike.  I had my 3 month PSA done Tuesday and am waiting for my results.  I'm confident that all will be well.

Jerry1
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 460
   Posted 1/6/2011 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
 
Great news Mike!
 
Jerry1

Pembroke
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Date Joined Oct 2010
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 1/7/2011 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Mike, thanks for all the great stuff you share on HW.
 
I'm happy to report that my initial post-op PSA test earlier this week puts me in the zero club as well -- at least for now.
 
It was terrific meeting you in person for the first time last Wednesday after all the good support you've provided to me by phone since we met here prior to my surgery 2 months ago.
 
Our breakfast meeting was my first internet date too, and a good one at that --with the added bonus that we could tell our wives about it!
 
Since my surgery I've become aware of how grateful I am for so many things that I've encountered in this journey -- the brilliant surgeon Dr. James Eastham, the wonderful treatment I received at MSKCC, and the unexpected fraternity of supportive brothers who are also dealing with prostate cancer.  Its all ' one day at a time' but I'm grateful for each one.
 
all good wishes,   Hank

Age 58
Diagnosed July 2010
Biopsy Gleason 3+3
open Radical Prostatectomy - Nov. 2, 2010
Pathology Gleason 3+3; staging - pT2a
Clean surgical margins
Tumor confined to prostate-1 lobe
1st Post Op PSA - Jan 5, 2011 - undetectable

Sleepless09
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 1267
   Posted 1/7/2011 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Mike and Hank --- Congratulations to both of you! Love those zero results.

I assume you both live in NYC. I have to (get to) go there on business from time to time. If Hank is in the habit of buying breakfast for internet dates, I'd love to horn in and meet you both.

Here's to a lifetime of zeros for both of you .....

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
  

Tim G
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2285
   Posted 1/8/2011 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on your excellent PSA results, Mike!

tatt2man
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 2840
   Posted 1/8/2011 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Mike:
So glad you have had another PSA <0.05 - CONGRATULATIONS !
My first two post-op PSA's were 0.05 and hoping for my third in March 2011.
Here's to the Zero Club Membership ( even though we know there is no such thing as an absolute zero)
www.smithmeek.com/zeroclub.jpg

hugs,
BRONSON
Age: 55 - gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve
location: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA: 10/06/09 - 3.86
Biopsy: 10/16/09- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Radical Prostatectomy: 11/18/09
Pathology: pT3a -Gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
PSA: 04/08/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 09/23/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 03/12/11 - TBA
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