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M. Kat
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   Posted 10/9/2006 7:10 AM (GMT -6)   
hi everyone,

Just wanted to let you know that Jeff had his first PSA test and the results were 0.1! as far as we are concerned he is cancer free now (which we knew once the pathology report came back with clear margins). We know that anything can happen in the future, but we're not worrying about that right now. We're continuing with recovery and looking forward to the future.

On a side note, I just spent the past weekend meeting a group of women who I met on the internet and have been conversing with for several years. it was like a reunion and we all had a great time. whoever would have thought that you could actually create true friendships via a computer, but it's true as many of you have found out here. it will be so great if those of you having surgery this week at the same place can meet. you will get so much out of it.

take care all...kat
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

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   Posted 10/9/2006 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   
That is the best news! Congratulations to you both (and the surgeon!).

And, yes, some mighty strong bonds can develop, thanks to the Internet!
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

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   Posted 10/10/2006 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Kat & Jeff,

Wonderful news.............. aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Keep healing and live each day to the fullest!!!!!

I have a special little thank you I'm sending specifically to you! on a new Thread...

Kat… the group of women you met on line…. Was it a specific group of mutual interest?? The reason I ask is my sister goes all over the place with her sewing and quilting groups and she has “met” several of her new friends from internet conversations over the years. What fun!!!

Take care my friends.... and know we are still thinking of you!!! each and every~day.

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
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  :)

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   Posted 10/10/2006 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great news!!  We will find out the pathology report tomorrow for Curtis and I'm a bit nervous about it even though the doctor said he didn't see anything when he took the prostate out last week.  Guess that's normal for worry!!
I've gotten together with friends I've met on the internet for about 5 years in a row...we meet in different parts of the country...once in New Orleans.  We had a great time in the French Quarter before Katrina ruined everything.  I met them all in a cat chat room...we had the love of cats in common.
I'm so happy for you and hubby!!
Curtis, 63,  Diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10
Bone Scan Negative!!
DiVinci surgery done on October 3rd, 2006

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   Posted 10/10/2006 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kat & Jeff,

I am very happy and relieved to hear your first PSA was >.1! I do recall how worried I was waiting for those first results. This is cause for a toast, and I will raise a glass of wine to celebrate your wonderful news. I wish you both a speedy recovery.


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   Posted 8/28/2007 6:13 AM (GMT -6)   

August 28, 2007


Jeff & Kat,



  tongue     ~   Thinking of You 

                you head toward the 1 year mark!!!


Keeping you close!!!

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina


v          We invite you to visit our personal thread:  Click Here:  “Our Journey” ~ Sharing is Caring 

April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

3rd PSA 08-07-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)

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   Posted 8/28/2007 7:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi kat,

That is wonderful news. Tell Jeff congratulations, and keep up the good work.

Diagnosed at age 60
PSA went from 2.2 to 3.8 in 14 months
2 of 14 cores positive at 10%
Gleason 6(3+3), negative DRE, neg. boundaries
DaVinci surgery on 02/23/06

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   Posted 8/28/2007 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Just sending a big wave your way, too, Kat. My, my - how fast a year can go.
Husband age 66
PSA on 5/1/06: 4.2 (had doubled in 13 mos. and rising monthly)
DaVinci Surgery 8/2/06 - Austin, TX w/Dr. Randy F.A.G.I.N.
T2a (at biopsy)
At pathology - cancer cell leakage into fatty tissue
Post-Surgical PSA on 10/06, 4/07 - undetectable!
Update: 11/1/06 - perhaps bladder neck involvement; 30%-50% chance of recurrence
Future: PSA tests twice-yearly for now - Next one: 10/16/07

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