3 Yrs out - ZERO!

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BillSD
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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 6/10/2011 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Howdy to my HW brothers and sisters.
I turn 63 in a few days, so this is a huge early B-day present.
Just got the results of my latest PSA test. Onco's office left a voicemail that it was "normal". I'm calling it a zero. Will see the Onco in two weeks to confirm that is what "normal" means.
Less anxiety over this PSA test than any before. I was prepared for good or bad news, but am glad to get another zero. It is just over 3 years since my diagnosis.
I don't post much anymore, but check in every day to keep up with everyones' journeys.
Blessings to us all!
 
Bill in San Diego
 
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Age 63 (59 atDx) PSA 4.4
Biopsy May 2008 G6
Bone scan and pelvic CT: clear
HT - 2 mo Casodex, 3 mo Trelstar
RRP Surgery 9/15/08 La Mesa California
Post-OP Gleason 3+4=7, Stage pT2c pN0 MX
Seminal vesicals, perineural margin, 18 lymph nodes, bladder neck: all carcinoma free
Perineural invasion & Distal Margin: Carcinoma present
IMRT adjuvant radiation (35 Treatments) End 1/27/09

James C.
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   Posted 6/10/2011 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on that great news! I really love to see the long-timers come back and update us, it gives us all inspiration and hope. Wishing you a lieftime of 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

clocknut
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   Posted 6/10/2011 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great news.  These kinds of reports aways bring a smile to my face.  I just had blood drawn on Wednesday and am hoping for zeroes, too, which would bring an even broader smile.  I hope I can duplicate your results.
 
You should do something special this weekend to celebrate.

Purgatory
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Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 6/10/2011 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
bill, you got the present i was hoping for you, 3 years of zero is something to celebrate

happy flying brother

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

BillSD
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   Posted 6/10/2011 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks James, Clocknut and David.

James you are in Kingsport TN, right? Been there many times. My maternal grandparents are buried there.

David, I always look for your updates. Your journey has been amazing. You inspire us all. I say special prayers for you.
Age 62 (59 @ Dx) PSA 4.4
Biopsy 5/15/08 Gleason (3+3=6)
Bone scan and pelvic CT: clear
HT - 2 mo Casodex, 3 mo Trelstar
RRP Surgery 9/15/08
Post-OP Gleason 3+4=7, Stage pT2c pN0 MX
SV, perineural margin, 18 lymph nodes, bladder neck: all carcinoma free
Perineural invasion & Distal Margin: Carcinoma present
IMRT adjuvant radiation (35 Treatments) Ended 1/27/09
PSA Tests: (10/08) (3/09) (7/09) (1/10) (6/10): all <0.1

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 6/10/2011 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
bill, give that grandson of yours a hug for me, hope he is doing equally well. my journey certainly hasn't had any doldrums in it for sure lol. that PC just keeps marching along.
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

Radical
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   Posted 6/10/2011 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Good on ya, Bill I know how you feel, I just scored a zero myself.

James C.
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   Posted 6/10/2011 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Bill, if you ever find yourself back here, contact me for a cuppa or a dinner or something
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

tatt2man
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Total Posts : 2845
   Posted 6/10/2011 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Bill:
congrats on the zero club - smithmeek.com/zeroclub.jpg
-here's to a lifetime of zero's....
hugs,
BRONSON

Tim G
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Total Posts : 2361
   Posted 6/10/2011 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on 3 years, Bill and  all the best for continued good results!
 
Tim
Age 62 Pacific Northwest
PSA quadrupled in one year (0.6 to 2.6)
DRE negative Retested at 3 months (2.5)
1 of 12 biopsies positive (< 5%) G6
Nerve-sparing open surgery June 2006, age 57
Organ-confined to one small area, downgraded to G5
Prostate Cancer Foundation supporter
5 years PSAs < 0.1

Sleepless09
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 1267
   Posted 6/10/2011 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Bill, that's great news!

Thanks for sharing.

I just signed up today to come to Camp Pendleton next month to talk to a conference the Marines are having. That's just north of you I think. Looking forward to being in that area. I have a business partner in the Rancho Bernardo, Escondido, area (lives in Rancho, office in Escondido) and so I know the area a bit. Always seems to me God gave San Diego way more than its fair share of all the good stuff.

I'm going to go have another rum and coke right away to celebrate your three years!

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
  

coxjajb
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 184
   Posted 6/11/2011 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy birthday Bill. Great news on the Zero. Hoping for many more birthdays and Zeros in the future.
Age 51 @ DX
Pre - Op PSA, 4.3
Gleason 3+4=7
Stage T1C
da Vinci Prostatectomy 8/1/08
No issues with incontinence since day 1 after catheter removal
Mild ED for about 10 months. Levitra worked well for me. No ED at one year.
PSA 0.00 at 30 months post op
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