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Date Joined Dec 2010
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   Posted 2/9/2011 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't think I ever provided an update from the news we received a month or so ago.
Just to recap - when I left off we had found that he had a Gleason score of 9 and they suspected the cancer had mets to the bones.
The original bone scan report was sent to the house showing 3 spots of "potential" bone mets.
-The follow up appointment revealed the CT scan was CLEAR (praise GOD)
-The bone scan was CLEAR (apparently the results were sent to the house by mistake and the results were labeled as "abnormal" because they were unsure of what the spots were) An X ray revealed everything was clear and only degenertive aging was found. Doctor is confident cancer has NOT spread to the bones based upon his own review of the scan and X rays.
-Blood Work = NORMAL
We did however find out thru John Hopkins that the Gleason score was upgraded from a 4 + 5 to a 5+4... disappointing but hopefully after surgery the cancer will be GONE and the Gleason Score won't be as scary.
Surgery is scheduled for tomorrow -- praying there are no lymph node involvement.
Warm Thoughts and Prayers Appreciated!!

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 2/9/2011 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
We got ya covered. Will see you and hubby on the "other side."

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   Posted 2/9/2011 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck, and will be glad when he is on the recovery side. Good thing about the scans being clear.

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

James C.
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   Posted 2/9/2011 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck, see ya on the other side. Remember the instructions for after care: Walk, water, walk, water.....
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

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   Posted 2/9/2011 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Positive thoughts and prayers on the way. Good luck. BB

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Date Joined Oct 2010
Total Posts : 424
   Posted 2/9/2011 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   

All the best for you in surgery.  It certainly is positive news to hear before hand.  That is a great start.  I still haven't figured out why we say "See you on the other side!" 


Age 59 at Diagnosis
01/08 PSA 4.17 DRE showed node
03/08 RP - Nerve Sparing, margins clear, no invasion
Continent 3 weeks post surgery / ED
06/08 until 08/09 PSA 0.01
08/09 PSA .14
09/09 RT / 36 treatments
01/10 PSA .13
08/11/10 PSA 3.44
30/11/10 Zoladex ADT

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Date Joined Nov 2010
Total Posts : 143
   Posted 2/9/2011 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like the defense scored one for you! See you on  the other side best of luck.
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