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Flytyer2
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   Posted 3/15/2011 6:41 AM (GMT -6)   
As with others, gave blood on Monday for first post-op (e months) PSA, and am keeping my fingers crossed for good results. I had blood drawn locally to be sent to Mayo in MN for testing; Mayo insisted they do the first PSA. I've been real blessed so far, as I regained about 99% continence a couple of weeks after catheter removal; ED is another situation entirely--nothing! Am doing the Levitra, VED, etc. and suspect some of "problem" is mental. Oh well, wife is very understanding. Good luck to you "brothers" out there; I appreciate you all as you have made the journey much more tolerable.
Age 61
PSA: 12/09 7.3 (Proscar) -- 7/10 9.06 (Proscar)
Biopsy 9/13/2010
Diagnosed 9/20/2010
One of 12 cores positive: <5%

RRP at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 12/15/2010
Gleason 3 + 4 with tertiary grade 5
Tumor confined to the prostate
Surgical margins negative

Catheter removed 01/03/2011
Pad free with min leakage 01/18/2011

RayPat
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   Posted 3/15/2011 6:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Flytyer. I just got back from having blood drawn for my 9 month PSA test following BT. Haven't worried too much about the PC lately but just having the blood drawn got me on edge again.

James C.
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   Posted 3/15/2011 7:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Flytyer and Raypat, good luck with your test results, wishing you a statistical zero (less than .10 in most circles) and a lifetime of the same.
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, 12/10-.09, 02/11-.08
ED-total-Bimix 30cc

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 3/15/2011 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   
will be looking for the results. Best of luck guys,.

Cajun Jeff
9/08 PSA 5.4 referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3+4=7 1 positive core in 12 1% cancer core
10/08 Nerve-Sparing open radicalSurgery Path Report Downgrade 3+3=6 GS Stage pT2c margins clea
r3 month: PSA <0.1
19th month: PSA <0.1
2 year PSA <0.1
Only issue at this time is ED but getting better

DaSlink
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   Posted 3/15/2011 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm cheering for ya. I'll get my results when I go to the Uro next weds. I don't lie the phone ones for some reason.
Post us some good news!!!
Every minute you fish or ride,adds an hour to your life!

Age 52 Dx age 53 daVinci surgery
prostate volume 24gms
Biopsy 12 cores with 7 positive
Gleason score of 7
1st PSA 38.7 10/05/2010
2nd PSA 49.9 11/23/2010
CT neg.
BS Negative
RRP on 01/25/2011
PT3a -40% involved
margin involved-Left anterior
lymph nodes -clear

Purgatory
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   Posted 3/15/2011 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck to both you guys, hope you come back with big fat zeros.
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 2/11 1.24
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 9/10,

p_elliott
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   Posted 3/15/2011 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Only test you want to flunk I hope you both get big zeros.
 
 

reachout
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   Posted 3/15/2011 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Best of luck. Chances are overwhelming that you will shoot a zero, but I know it's always a worry. I note that you were 3+4 with a tertiary of 5. Since you went to Mayo, out of curiosity, did they say anything about that tertiary, or recommend anything different because of it? I was 4+3 with a small amount of 5, though they didn't call it tertiary, and lately I've been reading that the tertiary is not a good thing to have. But my doc didn't say anything about it, so I wonder if the docs at Mayo did.

Flytyer2
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Date Joined Dec 2010
Total Posts : 33
   Posted 3/15/2011 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Received no feedback on the tertiary 5 from Mayo; doctor said I had less than 2% chance of dying of prostate cancer in next 15 years, so I pretty much tuned out everything after that.
Age 61
PSA: 12/09 7.3 (Proscar) -- 7/10 9.06 (Proscar)
Biopsy 9/13/2010
Diagnosed 9/20/2010
One of 12 cores positive: <5%

RRP at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 12/15/2010
Gleason 3 + 4 with tertiary grade 5
Tumor confined to the prostate
Surgical margins negative

Catheter removed 01/03/2011
Pad free with min leakage 01/18/2011

reachout
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   Posted 3/15/2011 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
That's great, I'd tune everything else out after that as well. Best of luck for a lifetime of zeros.
Age: 66
Pre-surgery PSA: 7 tests over 2 years bounced around from 2.6 to 5.6
Biopsy 8 of 12 positive, Gleason 3+4, T2a
DaVinci August 2009, pathology Gleason 4+3, neg margins, T2c
Post-surgery PSA one year of zeros.
Continent right away.
Viagra and other pills only gave me headache
Trimix working great!

Flytyer2
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Date Joined Dec 2010
Total Posts : 33
   Posted 3/18/2011 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Got results today: no measurable PSA, i.e. <0.1

I was on pins and needles, and appreciate all the support.
Age 61
PSA: 12/09 7.3 (Proscar) -- 7/10 9.06 (Proscar)
Biopsy 9/13/2010
Diagnosed 9/20/2010
One of 12 cores positive: <5%

RRP at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 12/15/2010
Gleason 3 + 4 with tertiary grade 5
Tumor confined to the prostate
Surgical margins negative

Catheter removed 01/03/2011
Pad free with min leakage 01/18/2011

RayPat
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Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 104
   Posted 3/18/2011 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations. Happy to hear the great news. :-)
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