First post op PSA test and a trip to the USA

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EnglishBob
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   Posted 3/1/2011 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Guys,

I went to our docs yesterday for the nurse to draw blood for my first 3 monthly post op PSA blood test. I am trying hard not to stress about it because i am generally a positive guy. This coincided with an offer to spend two weeks with a friend in Tallahassee in Florida, so i thought "why not" and it is a good reason to swap our winter for your summer for a couple of weeks, well it will feel like summer to us tongue

Then when i come home i can get my PSA results which WILL BE GOOD !!!

We will be taking the small laptop with us so hopefully will be online over the side of the Atlantic

Catch u soon, Bob.
Age 58
Prostate problems since early 40s
Ed since early 40s
April 2007 biopsy & all clear
July 2010 prostate swollen more, psa up to 5.6 August 6.7
September, biopsy again
October 7th diagnosed prostate cancer, Gleason grade 6 at 10% mass
December 13th 2010 open Radical Proctatectomy (non nerve sparing)
Pathology results came back Gleason grade 7 at 12% mass BUT clear margins
Catheter out Jan 5th 2011
Caverject for penile therapy 22nd Jan 2011
Dry at night since 1st Feb 2011

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 3/1/2011 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Have a great trip Bob,
And there are cheap seats from Tallahassee to Vegas...


I'm just sayin'

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

Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4829
   Posted 3/1/2011 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Have a fun and safe trip... Bring a sweater..

Purgatory
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Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 3/1/2011 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Bob, good luck on that PSA result when you get it
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

EnglishBob
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Date Joined Jan 2011
Total Posts : 126
   Posted 3/1/2011 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Steve n Dallas said...
Have a fun and safe trip... Bring a sweater..


Having just checked the weather forecast for Tallahassee it is warmer there now than it usually is in our summers turn
Age 58
Prostate problems since early 40s
Ed since early 40s
April 2007 biopsy & all clear
July 2010 prostate swollen more, psa up to 5.6 August 6.7
September, biopsy again
October 7th diagnosed prostate cancer, Gleason grade 6 at 10% mass
December 13th 2010 open Radical Proctatectomy (non nerve sparing)
Pathology results came back Gleason grade 7 at 12% mass BUT clear margins
Catheter out Jan 5th 2011
Caverject for penile therapy 22nd Jan 2011
Dry at night since 1st Feb 2011
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