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DaSlink
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   Posted 5/3/2011 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I got some good news for a change. I got a job offer shocked The job should start next week some time. They know of my situation and said They will let me work around my pending treatments. This will get my insurance back up to speed(no more self pay) and it will be nice to have some money coming in for a change. It may not be long term,but it's work.
Maybe things are looking a little better yeah
Every minute you fish or ride,adds an hour to your life!

Age 52 Dx age 53 daVinci surgery
prostate volume 32 grams
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
1st post op PSA-0.26-03/16/11

Julietinthewoods
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Total Posts : 309
   Posted 5/3/2011 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
DaSlink, that is VERY good news! I am sure you are so relieved...Congrats!

Juliet

Sleepless09
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Total Posts : 1267
   Posted 5/3/2011 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
DaSlink --- great news! Let's hope this economy keeps turning around. I assume work for you is tied to new construction, and I understand commercial construction, measured in new square feet added per year was last this low somewhere around 1945.

Thanks for posting this.

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
  

James C.
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   Posted 5/3/2011 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
great news, glad to hear some of the pressure may be off you. Congrats..
James C., Age 64, Kingsport, E. TN
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

tatt2man
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   Posted 5/3/2011 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
DASLINK- congrats on the good news - that is so good for you on so many different levels - all the best -
BRONSON
Age:55 -gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve -Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA:10/06/09 3.86
Biopsy:10/16/09- 2 of 12 cancerous, 5% involvement -Gleason 7 (3+4)
Radical Prostatectomy:11/18/09
Pathology:pT3a -Gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
PSA:04/08/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA:09/23/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA:03/24/11 -0.02 -Zero Club
PSA:03/24/12- TBA

daveshan
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 363
   Posted 5/3/2011 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news, hope things continue well for you.
Dave in Durango CO

logoslidat
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Total Posts : 5829
   Posted 5/3/2011 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
fantastic!!!
Diagnosed 8/14/09 psa 8.1 66,now 67
2cores 70%, rest 6-7 < 5%
gleason 3+ 3, up to 3+4 @ the dub
RPP U of Wash, Bruce Dalkin,
pathology 4+3, tertiary5, 2 foci
extensive pni, prostate confined,27 nodes removed -, svi - margins -
99%continent@ cath removal. 1% incont@gaspass,sneeze,cough 18 mos, squirt @ running. psa std test reported on paper as 0.0 as of 12/14/10 ed improving

Purgatory
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Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 5/3/2011 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I love reading about good news, congratulations on the new job.
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

Worried Guy
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 3732
   Posted 5/3/2011 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Slink
In case you forgot, it's "Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey". And, "If crankin' can't fix it, a can of Superdope can." Got it?
Congrats!
Jeff
Age: 58, Mar 35 yrs, 56 dx, PSA: 4/09 17.8 6/09 23.2
Biopsy: 6/09 7 of 12 Pos, 20-70%, Gleason 4+3 Bone, CT Neg
DaVinci RP: 7/09, U of Roch Med Ctr
Path Rpt: Glsn 3+4, pT3aNOMx, 56g, Tumor 2.5x1.8 cm both lobes and apex
EPE present, PNI extensive, Sem Ves, Vas def clear, Lymph 0/13
Incont: 200ml/day ED: Trimix
Post Surg PSA: 10/09 .04, 4/10 .04, 7/10 <0.01, 12/10 <0.01
AdVance Sling 1/10/11 Dry

Ralph Alfalfa
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 5/3/2011 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Sweet! With the economy what it is I'm glad you're employed. My small business has taken a hit in the last few years, but I've been able to keep 10 people employed and feeding their families, though their bonuses have become non-existent. Once I explained the way things were, they were glad they still had jobs. Good luck with yours. I certainly hope it's long term.

Bob

compiler
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Total Posts : 7205
   Posted 5/3/2011 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   
That is excellent new -- glad to hear it and having benefits these days is a MAJOR bonus!
 
Mel

Herophilus
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   Posted 5/3/2011 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Great News!
Hero
Age 51 PSA 6.8
Bxy 10 of 12 Cores positive for Gleason 6. up to 75%
Robotic surg 11-02-09
Post op path. 20% neoplasm;4+3=7 Gleason
All nodes (14) and other related tissue negative for cancer
No EPE
Post op PSA x 3, all <0.01
walkbobwithjack.blogspot.com

DaSlink
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Date Joined Feb 2011
Total Posts : 713
   Posted 5/4/2011 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks people! I got to say I'm pretty Jazzed about the whole deal. I went this morning for my blood letting for my next PSA test. Hopefully some more good news,but does lighting strike twice?
Who knows,with a job offer this week, getting my bike back this week and fishing season officially open for me, things are truly on a good roll. I think I may be a little giddy,and I haven't been giddy since my wedding night!!!
Every minute you fish or ride,adds an hour to your life!

Age 52 Dx age 53 daVinci surgery
prostate volume 32 grams
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
1st post op PSA-0.26-03/16/11

Pumper24
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Date Joined Feb 2011
Total Posts : 24
   Posted 5/4/2011 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Good news like that helps the depression for all this darn rain we having. Glad you hit a bright spot on the well travelled road. Bike Night is a calling if it stops raining.

Red Nighthawk
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Total Posts : 289
   Posted 5/4/2011 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Good for you! Hoping your PSA comes in favorable also.
Age: 63
Gleason grade: 3+4=7, pT2c NX MX
Robotic RP: Sept. 15th, 2009
No lymphatic/vascular invasion, seminal vesicles, margins tumor free.
Pre surgery PSA: 4.1
Post surgery PSA's: .04, .03, .02, .05, .02, .02
ED: 15 months post-op I got back to pre-surgery erections. Pills help! No incontinent issues.
Surgery: Dr. Jim Hu. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's, Boston

DaSlink
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   Posted 5/8/2011 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Good news;
I got the call on Friday to start work next Weds.!!! I also have a RO visit on Thursday. Also Betty(my bike) Is now safe and sound at home where she belongs. A little fluid changing and scrubbing and it's riding season again!
I so happy right now!!!!!!
Every minute you fish or ride,adds an hour to your life!

Age 52 Dx age 53 daVinci surgery
prostate volume 32 grams
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
1st post op PSA-0.26-03/16/11

JoeFL
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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 420
   Posted 5/8/2011 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news DaSlink! You're on a roll!

Question: If you ride your bike to where you fish, do you get bonus hours added to your life? I got the fishing part nailed....may need to get a bike.

Joe
Age 68 PSA 4.5 Biopsy 9/4/09 Bostwick Labs 5 of 8 sections (5 of 11 cores) positive-Gleason 3+3=6 Stage T1
BT on 12/11/09 (84 seeds of Palladium 103) Home same day/no catheter. Some burning, frequency, urgency for 6 weeks. No incontinence, mild ED. 25 IGRT sessions ending 3/22/10 - some fatigue until 30 days after last treatment. PSA as of 4/14/11 - 0.1

Gleason 6
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Total Posts : 876
   Posted 5/9/2011 5:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news...and it is good to hear good things here. I hope you like the job and your rides.
Age 61
PSA 4.3 9/10
PSA 5.5 2/11
PSA 7.1 3/11
Template Biopsy 6 pos out of 40 3/25/11 GS 6 (3+3)
CT bone scan neg
6/18 areas positive - 2 in left base, 4 left apex. 6/40 cores pos. 33cc.
Stage T1C
Meeting with Dr. Wehle @ Mayo 5/4/11

DaSlink
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Total Posts : 713
   Posted 5/9/2011 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok Ladies and Gentlemen, the results are in from the latest PSA Test, ready?..........0.08 yeah That's right kids....David A Martin (aka Slink)went from 0.26 to 0.08 in 4 weeks turn
Next Psa is in 3 months and looks like SRT is on hold for a while, and a big sigh of relief is in order. It's motorcycle and fishing season and I will enjoy them both a little more scool
Every minute you fish or ride,adds an hour to your life!

Age 52 Dx age 53 daVinci surgery
prostate volume 32 grams
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
1st post op PSA-0.26-03/16/11

tatt2man
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Total Posts : 2842
   Posted 5/9/2011 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
CONGRATS!!!
-here's to a lifetime of zero's David!!!
[ur]http://smithmeek.com/zeroclub.jpg
hugs,
BRONSON

compiler
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   Posted 5/9/2011 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news in every respect!!
 
Mel

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 5/9/2011 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Boohoo Congrats!

Cajun Jeff
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