And the first post-surgery PSA number is...

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GreenAcres
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   Posted 10/5/2006 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
We don't know exactly - because it's undetectable!!!
 
Just got back from Austin, yesterday afternoon.
 
This is a huge WOOHOO for us, as many of you know. As you can see in the new "sig," we moved from a tiny little 10% of 1 core at the biopsy to a huge old 75% of entire gland consumed (at pathology. (We apparently were in the "exploding" type of prostate cancer group; not the slow-growers that are most common.)
 
The support here is fabulous - and we will be hanging around to contribute what we've learned - and will learn more as we move forward. While we remained generally positve the last 8 weeks, we also had the "dark side" where we imagined this first PSA to have bloomed to a 23 or something. Plus, we will always have a bit of dread for the next PSA testing, knowing that there are a few cells lurking in the system. There is, obviously, a higher chance of it returning.
 
We're still letting it sink in - knowing we are technically cancer-free and not quite believing it.
 
We've also had some increased leakage and more frequent urination and I'm starting another thread on that issue.
 
Our grateful thanks to all of you - this is the best forum with the best people.
Husband age 65
DaVinci Surgery 8/2/06
T2a (at biopsy)
T4c (at pathology) w/cancer cell leakage into fatty tissue
Post-Surgical PSA on 10/3/06 - undetectable!
Future: PSA tests twice-yearly


Jim-N1BRP
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   Posted 10/5/2006 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome home GreenAcres.
Undetectable! That’s GREAT and to think the biopsy almost missed it.
What was the pre surgery PSA?

Jim

M. Kat
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   Posted 10/5/2006 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
YEAH! YIPPEE! that is wonderful news.
Husband Jeff 56 years old
diagnosed July 27, 2006
PSA 6.5
2 positive areas in biopsy, Gleason 3+3=6
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy August 30, 2006


spinbiscuit
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   Posted 10/5/2006 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi GreenAcres,

I am so glad to hear the good news; this is cause for celebration!

Glen

wittler
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   Posted 10/5/2006 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
That is sooooooo.... wonderful GreenAcres! You won the prize!
Kate
 
My Husband is 52 yrs old
* Diagnosed 7/13/06 with 11.4 PSA, Gleason 7,T2b and Negative Bone and CT scan.
 
* Had Open Radical Prostatectomy on 9/18/06
Gleason was reduced to 6, had negative nodes and negative margins. 75% of the prostate was affected.
 


Wicket
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   Posted 10/5/2006 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
GreenAcres,
Undetectable!!!  Wow!!! That's wonderful!!!
Hugs to you and hubby both from Curtis and I!!

Ellen
 
 
Curtis, 63,  Diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10
 
Bone Scan Negative!!
 
DiVinci surgery done on October 3rd, 2006
 
 


jetguy
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   Posted 10/5/2006 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   
The relief must be washing over you. Congratulations!

Regards,

Bill

bluebird
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   Posted 10/5/2006 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   

WOOHOO…..  Undetectable!!!   yeah   

Aaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

 

 

Hey Green.....

 

I’ll be back later…. I’m on dial-up and it’s prime time… my computer is running soooo slow.

 

Lots of love comin' atchu both!!!!!!!!!

 

In Friendship,

Lee & Buddy

 

I'm back and I've posted a new thread... just for you!!!! 

GreenAcres ~ Thank you!!! for Caring Enough to Share

 


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy 53
RRP April 3, 2006   PSA 4.6 Gleason 3+3=6 T2a   Confined to Prostate
June 29th PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable  :)

Post Edited (bluebird) : 10/7/2006 6:07:44 AM (GMT-6)


GreenAcres
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   Posted 10/6/2006 6:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks to all of you! (and hi, jetguy) I can't say enough how much it means - and has meant - to be a part of this group and get to know each and every one of you.

Jim, good questions on PSA. I have added it to the sig. On May 5 of this year, it had risen to 4.2 (approx.) from 2.7 a year ago. Husb. was given Cipro for 30 days to see if it was an infection. The number went up to 4.3, which was when doc sent us to a local urologist who immediately scheduled a biopsy. 1 core out of 12 came back as 10% positive. So, the pathology report was a big shock to us. We were expecting an all clear.

So, it's not so much the number, as the progress of the number.
Husband age 65
PSA on 5/1: 4.2 (doubled in 13 mos.; up to 4.3 on 6/1)
DaVinci Surgery 8/2/06
T2a (at biopsy)
T4c (at pathology) w/cancer cell leakage into fatty tissue
Post-Surgical PSA on 10/3/06 - undetectable!
Future: PSA tests twice-yearly


Swimom
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   Posted 10/7/2006 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Undetectable...has a nice ring to it!
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