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Arnie
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   Posted 1/18/2011 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Just wanted to let everybody know that I met with my Uro yesterday, and have hatched a new battle plan. I will be starting with TRT next week via a compounding pharmacy. The concoction will include bio-identical "T" + a small amount of DHEA, which I was woefully low in as well. The lab work I had done recently indicated that I had raised my iron levels to a good range, and my Vit. D-3 supplements have gotten me to 65. (24 weeks of 50,000 IU p/wk raised it from 35 to 65). Serum T level, after a rise to 496 3 months ago, fell back to 357, where it seems to want to reside. Free T fell as well to 56. ........I know that for some, this move seems controversial, but there are enough new studies recently to give me, and the uro, enough confidence to proceed. PSA check again in 3 months, with the hormone levels to be checked/tweaked in 6 weeks
 
Oh, did I mention that all of this is possible because----------
My 2-yr PSA is <0.1 !!!! yeah
 
 
Age 56 (biopsy & surgery)-PSA-3.9-Biopsy 8/19/08--4 of 12 cores positive; 5% involvement, Gleason 6 (3+3) 1/26/09-DaVinci Prostatectomy at Presbyterian Medical Center/HUP-Phila, PA-Dr. David Lee
Path. Report- G7 (3+4)Adenocarcinoma, no capsular involvement, seminal vesicles clear, lymph nodes clear, negative
Continent at 3 mos.------ED improving
PSA at 2 yrs-<.01

geezer99
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   Posted 1/18/2011 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news -- keep us informed about your TRT experience
Age at diagnosis 66, PSA 5.5
Biopsy 12/08 12 cores, 8 positive
Gleason 3+4=7
CAT scan, Bone scan 1/09 both negative.

Robotic surgery 03/03/09 Catheter Out 03/08/09
Pathology: Lymph nodes & Seminal vesicles negative
Margins positive, Capsular penetration extensive Gleason 4+3=7
6 weeks: 1 pad/day, 1 pad/night -- mostly dry at night.
10 weeks: no pad at night -- slight leakage day/1 pad.
3 mo. PSA 0.0 - now light pads
6 mo. PSA 0.00 -- 1 light pad/day
9 mo. PSA 0.00 -- 1 light pad/day ED remains
12 mo. PSA 0.00 -- still one light pad and ED
16 mo PSA 0.00 -- light pad just for security, ED still an issue

Arnie
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 372
   Posted 1/18/2011 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks, Geezer, for your wishes. I plan to post on the TRT as I progress with it. I feel blessed that my stats allow for this to be a consideration when so many others on the site are faced with just the opposite problem. I know there are a few others on the site (Biker90, Petetripsagain, I think) who have gone down this path with good results. I'll start a new post with a new subject line when I do........I merely wanted to report my 2-yr. PSA and what I was doing re: QOL issues going forward.

Arnie in DE


bsjoplin
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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 308
   Posted 1/19/2011 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Arnie: thanks for passing on your good news.  keep checking in with the progress on your regimen....
wishing you many more Zeros!
bob
 
Age@dx:55
5/05 PSA:1.8
12/07 PSA:3.7
7/08 PSA:4.7
8/08 Biopsy#1:3 of 6 irreg
11/08 PSA:6.5
12/08 Biopsy#2:of 12,3 cancer,other 9 irreg;Gl:3+3=6
1/22/09 RRP
1/25/09 Released
1/28/09 Path: PCa on 10%, lymph & SV benign, Gl:3+4=7,stage T2c
2/13/09 PSA:0.1
6/09 PSA:0.1
10/09 PSA:0.1
2/10 PSA:0.3
4/10 PSA:0.4 Referred to RO
5/4/10 First RT
6/25/10 Final RT;ended up 36 treatments,64.8 Gy.
8/10 PSA:0.2
11/10 PSA: 0.1

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25364
   Posted 1/19/2011 8:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Arnie, that is really good news, and sounds like you got a plan going there. Good luck as you continue forward.

David
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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   Posted 1/19/2011 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Good deal, Arnie, congrats on the zero and the new plan, I hope it is successful and you have a lifetime of zero's (<.1) smilewinkgrin
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

tatt2man
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   Posted 1/19/2011 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
ARNIE-
- wishing you all the best - congrats on the 2year PSA of ,<0.10 !!
smithmeek.com/zeroclub.jpg
hugs
BRONSON

Tim G
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Total Posts : 2285
   Posted 1/19/2011 1:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Arnie,

Terrific 2-year PSA results! All the best on your continued recovery...Tim
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