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creed_three
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   Posted 2/19/2011 11:48 PM (GMT -6)   
And....  after a few anxious days of waiting,  it has come in unchanged (for the past 3 years) at 0.03 again this time. We are more than happy with that.
My husband has experienced a full recovery after his diagnosis in late 2006 and surgery on April 17, 2007. We started annual PSA's a few years ago and will stick with that while it remains unchanged at 0.03. Meanwhile I will keep encouraging the daily pomegranate juice mixed with a good spoonful of modified citris pectin as it sure isn't doing any harm! We have a wonderful GP who understands PSA anxiety. Today is Sunday and she is closed, but she phoned anyway to let us know the good news, since the results came in over the weekend.
Good luck to everyone else awaiting test results. cheers, Lana tongue
Creed_three (Lana) - with husband "CJ" now aged 53 yrs (49 years at diagnosis). PSA (2006) 3.5. 1 x 5% core of 12 positive at biopsy (Gleeson 7). open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing April 2007 Sydney, Australia. Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7. Small multifocal lesions contained within prostate. Current PSA February 2011 = 0.03 (unchanged in 3 years)

BillyMac
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   Posted 2/20/2011 12:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Now who's a happy little vegemite Lana. Congratulations on the great news and here's to it always being the same.
Bill

pattersson
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   Posted 2/20/2011 1:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations!I am hoping I'll get similar results next autumn.
Radical prostactemy 10/2006 @42, PSA 3.9, Gleason 3+4
PSA <0.2 2006-2009

PSA 0.14 01/2010
0.07 05/2010
0.06 10/2010

An38
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   Posted 2/20/2011 5:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh lana, what great news!!!! I am so happy for both of you.

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. T2C.
Post RP PSA,
Lab 1: Sep10 – 0.02|Nov10 – 0.03|Dec10 – 0.03
Lab 2: Nov 10 - 0.01|Dec10 – 0.01

James C.
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   Posted 2/20/2011 8:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Lana, congrats, that's wonderful to hear. Wishing 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 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

Burlcodad
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   Posted 2/20/2011 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news
 
Ray

lennybob
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   Posted 2/20/2011 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   

Lana,

That’s wonderful news. That reading keeps your husband in the infamous “zero” club. That’s a good thing. Kudos to your GP for calling you on Sunday. Don’t hear of that very often.

Lynn
Age 53...51 when diagnosed.
February/09 PSA 11...GP discoverd during yearly physical...referred to Urologist
Biopsy found cancer, Gleason score of 6.
July 2009...Nerve-Sparing open radical prostatectomy.
Doing very well...only issue is ED and that is getting better.

MrsGFM
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   Posted 2/20/2011 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news! So happy for you both!

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 2/20/2011 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Lana,
Give CJ my best...Great news!

Tony
Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 48 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7

Treatments:
Da Vinci Surgery ~ 2/16/2007
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.
Undetectable PSA.

Blog: www.caringbridge.org/visit/tonycrispino

Purgatory
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   Posted 2/20/2011 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Lana, all I can say is, wow, and perhaps a bit jealous. Congrats to you and CJ
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

Cedar Chopper
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   Posted 2/20/2011 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Ms. Lana, Mr. CJ & Family,
 
Warmest regards from your friends in Texas!
 
I plan one day make it to the Sydney area (with the wwoof.org people).
 
HOO-RAH to year 5!
 
ICTHUS!
CCedar

Radical
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   Posted 2/20/2011 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
You bloody ripper, congrats Lana & CJ, I'll have a pint XXXX please.

Cheers Kev

creed_three
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   Posted 2/21/2011 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Guys and Girls. The good things about PSA anxiety for us, is that the PSA elation continues for the same amount of time when we get a good report, and yes, we are still very happy little vegemites today. Having said that, I know all of you who have responded will lend help and support should the results one day be different. We take nothing for granted, and thank you for the bottom of our upside down little hearts. cheers, Lana
PS Kev, although you drink the wrong beer, you can have a Darwin stubbie (my husband says that is 2 litres) - several pints! We have one here but have never opened it... maybe save it for your visit?
Creed_three (Lana) - with husband "CJ" now aged 53 yrs (49 years at diagnosis). PSA (2006) 3.5. 1 x 5% core of 12 positive at biopsy (Gleeson 7). open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing April 2007 Sydney, Australia. Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7. Small multifocal lesions contained within prostate. Current PSA February 2011 = 0.03 (unchanged in 3 years)

Post Edited (creed_three) : 2/21/2011 1:25:15 PM (GMT-7)


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 2/22/2011 7:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news. Keep up the good work.
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, 21 months) undetectable
Latest PSA test (2 years) <.008 ?

clocknut
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   Posted 2/22/2011 8:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful news, and may it always be so. 

Sleepless09
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   Posted 2/22/2011 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Lana, this is wonderful news. Congratulations!

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
  

Radical
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   Posted 2/22/2011 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Might just hold you to that Lana, but CJ may have to help me drink it !
My wife and I are seriously considering the big trip around, I'm thinking first stop could be NSW. Won't be for 12 months or so but. Hope beer doesn't go off ! lol..................Cheers and Congrats Once again.
Age 53yrs [Gold Coast Qld, Australia]
PSA 4 Gleason 7 [3+4=7]
RP 24/12/08 Dr Philip Stricker [Sydney]
Upgrade Gleason Score 7.6 [4+3=7]
Stage 2 Margin status- Focal Involvement
ED- okay with Meds.
PSA at 2 yrs, no change remains 0.03
"Every-day in Every-way I Get Better"

bluebird
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   Posted 2/24/2011 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
cool  Dear ~ CJ, Lana, and Loved Ones,

 

WOO~HOO  yeah  

 

It’s been a while since signing on to HW and what do I find when I do!!!  Yipppeeeee   Great news…

 

We will always be here…. Maybe a little late but still here!

 

Love comin’atchu!

From Lee, Buddy, and Murphy too!

 

April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

9th PSA August 2010 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)

We invite you to visit our personal thread:

        Click Here:  “Our Journey” ~ Sharing is Caring 

 


Swimom
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   Posted 2/24/2011 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful news Lana. No real change is always a great headliner! Stay well my friend.

Swim
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