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kbota
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   Posted 5/31/2011 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey All; As some of you know, my wife is a breast cancer survivor (1989 Dx -stage 3) Her cancer was found in her lymph nodes, and she went through six months of chemo, and five weeks of Radiation, all administered or directed by MD Anderson. That was 22 years ago, and she has done incredibly well....woo hooo ! Last year, she had a digital mamogram that detected a "hot spot". They retested with the standard compression test, and determined that it was just scar tissue.....whewwwww !

At my suggestion, she has agreed to go back to MDA this year for her annual followup. We have no reason at this time to believe there is anything wrong, but,....just in case.... we would like for MDA to make that determination also, and if not, then they are the best in the world for breast cancer treatment.

So, we are headed to Houston early Wednesday morning (tomorrow) for a 1:00 pm mamogram, and then a followup visit with a breast oncologist.

I know this has nothing to do with PCa, but I wanted to share this with all my PCa buddies, and ask for your thoughts and prayers for her. She has been incredibly supportive for me, especially during the past year of PCa treatment.

Wishing everyone a great week.

k
Age 57 at Dx
5/09 PSA 2.26
6/10 PSA 3.07 FPSA 18% DRE +
Biopsy, 7 of 18+, >60%, 4+5=9
7/21/2010 - RRP
Nodes & Ves neg
tumor contained, still 4+5=9
pni ext.
9/3/10 - 0.04 99% continent
10/14/10, 0.04, and lupron #1, 99.9% continent
Total ED, implant on 12/15/10
2/11 - 0.04, HT #2
6/11 - 0. , HT #3

Purgatory
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   Posted 5/31/2011 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Praying and wishing only for another "all clear" signal for your dear wife. Good luck to both of you.
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

ralfinaz
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   Posted 5/31/2011 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
K,
To wish you and your wife the very best. It is wise to follow up with cancer. Have a wonderful trip!

RalphV
Phoenix, Arizona
Surviving prostate cancer since 1992. RP; Orchiectomy;
GS (4 + 2); bilateral seminal vesicle invasion; tumor attached to rectal wall; Stage T4; Last PSA September, 2010: <0.1 ng/ml
Laughter is still the best medicine!
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Sonny3
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   Posted 5/31/2011 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
k,

On the contrary I think this is definitely a part of our PCa discussions. There are many of us who have wives and loved ones that are fighting their own battles. We have said many times that this is a team battle and we rely heavily on the support of our loved ones. And many of our loved ones rely on us for support.

Sure hope that everything checks out okay tomorrow. I am sure a big fan fan of MD Houston, that is my wife went through her initial treatment and Stem Cell Transplant. They are a well oiled and customer service organization.

Good luck,

Sonny
60 years old - PSA 11/07 3.0 PSA 5/09 6.4
da Vinci 9/17/09 Post Surgery Pathology: GS 4+3=7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5% positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
PSA .6 IMRT completed 1/15/10 35 treatments- 70Gy
2/23/10 Post IMRT PSA 1.0
3/22/10 PSA 1.5
4/19/10 PSA 1.2
5/22/10 PSA 1.3
8/9/10 Radiation for MET
9/7/10 PSA 2.2
1/5/11 PSA 3.9
3/7/11 PSA 4.2
4/10/11 PSA 3.8
5/19/11 PSA 4.9

142
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   Posted 5/31/2011 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
K,
Hope all is uneventful. Send along my best wishes, please -

bayou jackal
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   Posted 5/31/2011 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
K,
My wife is a breast cancer surviver also and she is definately also part of my prostate cancer journey so we both are praying for a good (no---great) report.
Roger
PSA 3/14/02 1.89
PSA 12/03/02 2.63 (50% increase)
Biopsy 12/30/02 POSITIVE Gleason 4+3
Surgery February 2003
PSA 3/17/03 0.00
A total of 16 PSAs between then and today
PSA 12/12/10 0.00 Approaching eight years after radical open prostatectomy
Life is good!!

James C.
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   Posted 5/31/2011 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
k, good luck, drive safe, and here's praying for good results from the exam.

knotreel
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   Posted 5/31/2011 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
My best wishes to your wife (and you too). I hope the worst thing that will happen is an upset stomach from too much texmex. I just had that happen to me last week on my 6 mo. AUS follow up, all was good except for the stomach. That is wonderful she has been in remission for that long, MDA!!
Ron
06-08 1st biopsy neg psa 4
10-09 psa 5.5 2nd biopsy 1/12 pos. 10%, G(4+3) age 65
12-15-09 RRP Tulane NOLA Dr Lee
Path, 1%, clr marg, no EPE, no SVI, nodes cl, G(4+3)
100% incontinent @ 12 months
ED, pre-op severe, post op total
10/10 Dr Boone, Methodist recomended AUS
AUS/ IPP performed 1/11/11 Methodist Houston
post op psa's 0.04,<0.1,<0.1,<0.01@12 mo.

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 5/31/2011 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
David: Best wishes to the MRS. You know we will be thinking of the 2 of you and hoping that the test are all clear.

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

tatt2man
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   Posted 5/31/2011 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
kbota
- wishing your wife and you all the best, so that June 1st can be the first of many days (let alone years) once again free from BC -

-you are in our thoughts and prayers -

hugs,
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

mr bill
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   Posted 5/31/2011 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Kbota,
Going back to MDA is a very good decision.  1st class there.
 
Best wishes,
Mr. Bill

kbota
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   Posted 5/31/2011 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Much thanks to each and everyone of you. We feel okay about the trip, but we will both be glad when it's over and we're back home.

Thanks again for all the well wishes.

k
Age 57 at Dx
5/09 PSA 2.26
6/10 PSA 3.07 FPSA 18% DRE +
Biopsy, 7 of 18+, >60%, 4+5=9
7/21/2010 - RRP
Nodes & Ves neg
tumor contained, still 4+5=9
pni ext.
9/3/10 - 0.04 99% continent
10/14/10, 0.04, and lupron #1, 99.9% continent
Total ED, implant on 12/15/10
2/11 - 0.04, HT #2
6/11 - 0. , HT #3

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 5/31/2011 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, it looks like we will both be at MD ANDERSON AT THE SAME TIME. My wife was discovered to have a tumor in her sinus cavity. We are seeing a neuro surgeon on Wednesday morning at 10:00AM for consultation. We drove from Austin this afternoon and are staying at the Holiday Inn. Good luck with your wife test.

kbota
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   Posted 5/31/2011 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Ed. Her apt is at 1:00 pm in the Mays clinic. I'm sure we will be early. I wish you and your wife well, and hope you guys get good news.

I'm not sure where we're staying yet. My office will priceline it tomorrow, but I'll let you know.
Age 57 at Dx
5/09 PSA 2.26
6/10 PSA 3.07 FPSA 18% DRE +
Biopsy, 7 of 18+, >60%, 4+5=9
7/21/2010 - RRP
Nodes & Ves neg
tumor contained, still 4+5=9
pni ext.
9/3/10 - 0.04 99% continent
10/14/10, 0.04, and lupron #1, 99.9% continent
Total ED, implant on 12/15/10
2/11 - 0.04, HT #2
6/11 - 0. , HT #3

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 6/2/2011 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Kbota: Were looking for an update, How was the Dr visit?

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

Sleepless09
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   Posted 6/2/2011 10:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I vote with Jeff --- standing by for news, good news I pray, from kbota AND from Ed --- or, did I miss something from Ed on his wife in another thread. I do get mixed up. Can't be getting old, can it?

kbota, Ed, my prayers tonight are with you both, and your wives,

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
  

clearwatercowboy
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   Posted 6/3/2011 2:01 AM (GMT -6)   
kbota,

May you and your wife have a safe and successful journey to MD Anderson in Houston. The two us are sending our thought with you both.

Dallas & Jeannie
RRP May 04, 2009
Pre-op Gleason 6
Post-op Gleason 7

kbota
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   Posted 6/3/2011 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
We are back home now, and, as soon as we unpacked, she kissd me goodby, and headed to church to teach vacation bible school to a bunch of 4 year olds. This, after we,ve both been on the road for the last three days. Doesn't sound like a sick girl to me...... LOL

And the truth of the matter is that after a physical exam way more detailed than any by a hometown doc, they gave her a clean bill of health subject to the mammogram results, which we will receive by mail sometime in the next 21 days. She feels pretty good about the whole thing. AND, she had a birthday yesterday. We were still in Houston for the night, so I took her to the restaurant of her choosing......she chose Papadeaux's, and I picked mcdonalds.....yeah right.... She had the stuffed crab, and I et mudbugs...mmmm

Okay...just wanted to share our news.

I hope everyone has an awesome weekend.

K

Purgatory
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   Posted 6/3/2011 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
k,

sounds like you have all kinds of good news to share, keep on celebrating, i am happy for both of you
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

kbota
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   Posted 6/11/2011 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Well we received my wife's mammogram results today.

No abnormalities detected !

Yeahhh !

Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers.




Ooops....I typed "prayers".


K

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 6/11/2011 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
GREAT NEWS David!

Smiling ear to ear.

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

James C.
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   Posted 6/11/2011 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
K, that is such great news! I was hoping and praying that it would be good news.
James C, 64, East TN
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% inv, lf. lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Spar. open RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Prob. microscopic inv.-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 4/10-.06, 9/10-.09, 12/10-.09, 2/11-.08, 5/11-.08
Bimix .30

kbota
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   Posted 6/11/2011 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks to everyone. I appreciate you guys more than you know.
Age 57 at Dx
5/09 PSA 2.26
6/10 PSA 3.07 FPSA 18% DRE +
Biopsy, 7 of 18+, >60%, 4+5=9
7/21/2010 - RRP
Nodes & Ves neg
tumor contained, still 4+5=9
pni ext.
9/3/10 - 0.04 99% continent
10/14/10, 0.04, and lupron #1, 99.9% continent
Total ED, implant on 12/15/10
2/11 - 0.04, HT #2
6/11 - 0. , HT #3

Sonny3
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   Posted 6/11/2011 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
k, fantastic news brother. Sure glad to read this post today.

BTW, your cell phone is broke. Called this morning when I saw the thread you started and the thing doesn't seem to be working.

Best to you and your wife from me and my wife,

Sonny
60 years old - PSA 11/07 3.0 PSA 5/09 6.4
da Vinci 9/17/09 Post Surgery Pathology: GS 4+3=7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5% positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
PSA .6 IMRT completed 1/15/10 35 treatments- 70Gy
2/23/10 Post IMRT PSA 1.0
3/22/10 PSA 1.5
4/19/10 PSA 1.2
5/22/10 PSA 1.3
8/9/10 Radiation for MET
9/7/10 PSA 2.2
1/5/11 PSA 3.9
3/7/11 PSA 4.2
4/10/11 PSA 3.8
5/19/11 PSA 4.9

Sleepless09
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   Posted 6/11/2011 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
This is great news!

Thanks for sharing. It's always so good to hear wonderful things. You both must be very pleased.

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
  
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