Just had a PSA test

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Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 4/18/2011 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Well yesterday (Sunday) I lost my wallet at a UT baseball game and today I had blood drawn for my 27 months PSA test. Right now, I have so much on my mind that I'm just going crazy. My PSA anxiety coupled with canceling credit and debit cards, getting replacements for insurance cards, driver's license, and losing cash is too much for me to handle right now. Hopefully if I get a good result from my PSA test will make losing the wallet a blip on the radar.

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 4/18/2011 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hopefully someone will find the wallet and get it back to you. I never say never.

Good luck with the test. let us know how you do...

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 4/18/2011 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Ed,

Good luck on post fronts

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 margin
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, 4/11 3.81
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

reachout
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   Posted 4/18/2011 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Best of luck! Here's hoping you hear bad and good news, the bad news being you lost your wallet. This disease puts everything else into perspective, doesn't it.
Age: 66
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
Continent right away, ED
Viagra, Cialis did't work, Trimix works well
Post-surgery PSA:
3, month: undetectable <.1; 6 month: undetectable <.014 (ultrasensitive); 9, 12, 15 month: undetectable <.1; 18 month detectable .05

60Michael
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   Posted 4/18/2011 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
It is a major headache cancelling all of the cards, so the PSA test might have been the less stressful of the two, but here is hoping the test comes back great.
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed, 61 yo 2010
Robotic surgery 5/09
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
T2C left lateral and left posterior margins involved
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4
Started IMRT Jan. 2010 72gys
7month post SRT PSA.27

Sleepless09
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   Posted 4/18/2011 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Ed standing by to hear good news on the PSA!

As for the wallet I think God hides my wallet and car keys every few years just to remind me who's in charge. I prefer that explanation to the alternative which has to do with my mind.

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
  

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 4/18/2011 2:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Ed - if you had come to Baton Rouge - you wouldn't have been at the game and lost your wallet....
 
Maybe some dumpster diver will find it and turn it in....
 
Good luck on the PSA score.

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 4/18/2011 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for your good wishes. So far I have a temporary license, 2 new debit cards, canceled all my credit cards, requested new medical insurance and medicare card and applied for new voter registration. Fortunately I have a passport that I keep current so I had an ID.
Steve, I thought about the same thing. If I was able to go to Baton Rouge, the wallet will be in my pocket. I wish I could have been there.
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 ?

compiler
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   Posted 4/18/2011 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, Ed, but you'd have exploding food all over your wallet, which probably would have ruined it anyway.
 
(Sigh... maybe next year I can join you guys).
 
Mel

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 4/18/2011 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
"So far I have a temporary license, 2 new debit cards, canceled all my credit cards, requested new medical insurance and medicare card and applied for new voter registration."

That's right about when I find mine....

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

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 4/18/2011 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Mel and Tony, Reading your posts made me smile for the first time in the last 24 hours. Thanks, I needed that.
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 ?

goodlife
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   Posted 4/18/2011 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Ed, we certainly did mss you. I am holding my breath along with you on the PSA.

What a fabulous collection of PC guys we had. You may have lost your wallet there if you were sampling the pomegranate and vodka, but you would have found it the next morning with all the crawfish parts, or maybe in the freezer.

Circle end of September for your first GFMPH gathering.

Goodlife
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