Hi ~ Pooks6719 & Loved One,
Just a little note to let you know we are thinking of both of you!!!
No response back since 11-13 on your Thread: Gleason and was a little concerned...
Having seen postings periodically from you on other threads listed below…. Decided to do a search to see if you had any resent PSA's and I found them!!!!!!!
What a wonderful feeling to see these results!!!!!
Partial Quote:The implant has been successful in reducing his PSA to .08 from an original PSA of 30
*&^%$#@ WOO HOO!! (*&^%$# undetectable!!!!!!
I hope you don’t mind me putting together a little time-line for Newbies…. So they can see where you 1st came onboard and where you are today. This is so important!!!
Take care and we would love to hear from you as to how things are going.
In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
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Partial Quotes from Pooks 6719
12-19 VA Disability Benefits
We just got my husband's new PSA count and it is .08. My husband is on a 12 month hormone implant which will be removed this week and another implant put in good for another 12 months. The implant has been successful in reducing his PSA to .08 from an original PSA of 30 so this will be a Great Holiday!!
Wishing you all a Joyous and Healthy Holiday and New Year.
Husband's original PSA 32
cancer in 6 out of 12 samples - Gleason 9
Radiation / 12 month Hormone Implant
12-20 reply to Gleason 9 (Kate12)
Orginally my husband's bone scan showed a couple of spots but all the doctor's confirmed that they didn't think it was anything other than either some old injury or arthritis. We are just hoping they are right. He was told that there was no cure for him and because of his orginal high PSA and the Gleason 9 he would be on some type of treatment forever. Surgery was not an option for him as the numbers indicated there is a good chance it was already outside the prostate. The hormone implant appears to be doing its job with very little side effects so far. He is going back to doctor this Friday to get another 12 month implant. Like I said before - the PSA was lower again this time - so for now - we are happy. There is also another message board on healthboards.com that seem to have more people with Gleason 9's. I've gotten alot of good info from both this board and the other.
12-19-06 reply to Gleason 9 (Kate12)
Please have hope. My husband had orginal PSA of 30 - 32 with a Gleason 9 and was had a hormone implant that was good for 1 year and had 40 + radiation treatments. It took a whole year but the hormones brought the PSA steadily down. He just got his new PSA results and he is at .08. Hopefully you will see it go downward also. This past result was the greatest news to get before Christmas. Here is wishing you and your's a joyous and healthy New Year.
11-13-06 Gleason 8-10 thread by Pooks6719
Is there anyone here who was orginally diag with a Gleason 8 thru 10 and a PSA above 20? It appears that most of the men here are thinking about having surgery or have had it. I have alot of hope that my husband's hormone treatments will work for some time but I have to also be realistic. So far so good and he goes next month to get the 12 mo. hormone implant that was put in last Dec. taken out. I'm wondering if there is anyone else here with similar numbers and what type of treatment they are doing.
9-20-06 Acanthosis Nigricans thread by Pooks6719
Has anyone here have Acanthosis Nigricans as a result of their prostate cancer? My husband has it and the derm states it's caused from the prostate cancer. If anyone here knows of it or has it I'd appreciate any input as to how you are treating it as we have several creams but have to keep changing as they all start to irritate after a while. Apparently this will be an on going problem unless the cancer goes away and with an original PSA of 30 and a Gleason 9 - this is unlikely - but I'm still hopeful. Any information would be appreciated.
7-19-2007 Replied to: VERY ANXIOUS about HUSBANDS PROSTATE DIAGNOSIS
Medlaw - My husband had an orginal PSA of 30 with a Gleason 9 and was diag in 2005. He went for the bone scan and x-rays also and just had them all re-done again last week. The only thing that showed was the same small area on ribs which also showed up in 2005 and our doctor said it was from an old injury . Nothing changed in 2 years on the scans & xrays but his PSA is now down to 0.1. I just went through all the questions and concerns of could the cancer be spreading even though the PSA isn't rising because he was have some back pain. We have been told that unless the PSA is rising or the original PSA was in the 100's not to fixate on it spreading to the bones. The doctors have told us that we all have pain in some form on any given day and just because he has prostate cancer doesn't mean every pain or shadow on a test is associated with the pc. I do alot of research and I want answers because I don't like to be blindsided. However, I'm trying very hard not to waste my time worrying - until there is a confirmation that I have to worry. Although I don't post much - this is a great site with alot of people that are more than willing to share and give whatever support they can. Hope all goes well for you and everyone here.God Bless.
Husband's original PSA 32 in 2005
cancer in 6 out of 12 samples - Gleason 9
Radiation / Hormone Implant since Dec 2005
Last PSA 4/07 - .08
thread updated: July 19, 2007 .....Pooks ~ we are so glad to see you posting.... Our thoughts continue to be with you! In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
Post Edited (bluebird) : 7/19/2007 8:49:59 PM (GMT-6)