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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 12/14/2006 2:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone hope everybodys doing well. Well it looks like i am definately going to to join the club, went to see surgeon yesterday for results of recent biopsy for second opinion, they said it confirmed what they had found on the previous one, gleason 3.3 PC. To be honest it was nothing less than i expected
so i hadnt built my hopes up, they couldnt give me bad news twice, ive been ready for this for over a month now so im looking at this as a little glitch that has prolonged the wait for a few weeks, operation will be on 12 January. At least we can get xmas out of the way and then just concentrate on getting myself ready for the op, im sure i might have a couple of beers and a few mince pies over the holiday ( got to spoil yourself sometimes ) then bring it on, im ready for anything. Great to see our good friend Geobet1 ( george ) is doing great, im going to use him as an example for myself, he has been so positive throughout his ordeal and all his exercising and walking has paid off he seems to have little or no side effects at all, so positive we shall be.
Well thats all i can tell you good people for now, obviously i will keep you posted about progress throughout, until the next time all keep getting better and lets not forget to be positive.
Mike ( London Uk )

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 411
   Posted 12/14/2006 3:08 AM (GMT -6)   
best wishes Mike, please let us know when your surgery is.

tanya and ken
Signficant Other diagnosed: 10/30/06 (age 63)
PSA: 3.7 (up from 3.4 prior year)
Gleason: 3+3
Biopsy: 1/10 positive, 5% cancerous, right apex.
Treatment:  Undecided

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 621
   Posted 12/14/2006 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mike!

I'm sure the worst is behind you . . . with all those biopsies and a delay, the surgery itself should be a "piece of cake".

Good luck on Jan 12th my friend and have a good Christmas!

;o) Linda & Bob
Bob (60) had laproscopic prostate surgery on Sept 27, 2006 - 2/12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.  Follow up PSA results and pathology results received Nov 14th are NO MORE CANCER!  Gleason changed to a 3 + 4; cancer completely confined to prostate; (even a second more agressive, previously undetected cancer)      PSA UNDETECTABLE.
Bob also takes Hydroxyurea to control Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platelets) has secondary condition . . Myelofibrosis) -- If anyone has experience or knowledge of these, please post us.

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 54
   Posted 12/14/2006 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Mike:

I just sent you an email just a minute ago. Thanks for the kind words, my friend. I'm really excited and anxiously waiting to welcome you to this side of the ordeal.

Our earlier hopes were that we could be here together, at the same time, but nonetheless, like I said before, even though I'm a bit ahead of you, I'll never stop looking back to watch your progress and to share in your joy as you cross the line to this side. And Mike, you know, without a doubt, that I will be right along side of you on the 12th! Your waiting room will be full that day and I expect to be the head cheerleader. We'll talk later my friend.

Your pal;

        Age 59 -  psa 2.5 to 4.5 in 11 mon.
 9-17-06: DRE - enlarged prostate & nodule L/S
10-10-06: Biopsy
10-17-06: Biopsy Report: 3+3, 3+3, 3+4 
10-30-06: CT & Bone Scan - OK
11-13-06: 2nd CT & chest X-ray - OK
11-28-06: Physical Therapy - Intro to Kegals
11-30-06: Pre-Op for Surgery
12-06-06: Robotic surgery
Cancer is what we HAVE
"Cancer SURVIVORS is who we'll be!!"

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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 12/14/2006 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   

Hey Mike,

The hard part is over for you.  Worrying about the news is worse than getting it.  (It was for me.)  Stay close to this forum and know that we are all thinking about you.

Stay happy........


Age 72
Diagnosed on 11/03/2006
PSA 7.05
Gleason 3+3 on both sides
Clinical stage: T2B
RRP performed on 12/7/2006
Lymph glands clean
Both nerves intact
Catheter and staples out on 12/13/2006
Pathological stage: T2B
Gleason 3+4
Cancer confined entirely inside prostate
First PSA will be on 1/3/2007

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