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Tamu
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   Posted 12/20/2006 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah   yeah GOOD NEWS!!! 
 
Received call late this afternoon.  My first post op PSA was UNDETECTABLE.  Next check in six months. 
 
It will be a great Christmas this year!!
 
Tamu tongue
Diagnosed 7/6/06
1 of 10 core samples, 40%
Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3
Da Vinci on 11/01/06
56 Years Old
Post Op Path
Gleason 3+3
Approx. 5% of prostate involved
Prostate Confined, margins clear
Undetectable PSA on 12/18/06


spinbiscuit
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   Posted 12/20/2006 7:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tamu,

You Got the Big Goose Egg too? That is Great News; what a wonderful early Christmas Gift. Now don't do too much Wasseling; everything in moderation. Have a Very Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year.

Glen
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
 


Swimom
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   Posted 12/20/2006 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Good news Tamu!

Tim G
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   Posted 12/20/2006 8:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear the good news, Tamu!  A question:  I'm curious why your urologist is waiting six months for the next PSA? I thought it was more commonly done every 3 months in the first year.  Of course, the most important PSA is the first one!  I get my second PSA in a couple weeks.

Age 58 PSA 2.6 Gleason 5
Bi-lateral nerve-sparing RRP 6/21/06
Cancer confined to prostate 3-month PSA non-detectable


Tamu
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   Posted 12/21/2006 5:40 AM (GMT -7)   
TimG,

To tell you the truth I did not know that the next check would be in six months until I went to check out and set up the next appoitment and looked down and saw it on the sheet. We reviewed the post op path report again and he said that it was about as good as you could possibly want with the cancer being very small in a single location and being right in the middle of the prostate. My guess is that because of that is why he did not feel that I needed another PSA check for six months.

Tamu
Diagnosed 7/6/06
1 of 10 core samples, 40%
Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3
Da Vinci on 11/01/06
56 Years Old
Post Op Path
Gleason 3+3
Approx. 5% of prostate involved
Prostate Confined, margins clear
Undetectable PSA on 12/18/06


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 12/21/2006 5:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Tamuuuuuuuuuu! Another Christmas present for us! I just love goose eggs for breakfast! Sounds like no more stress for the TAMU!! Way to go my brother from a different mother!
Pete
53 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg.  


daveed
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   Posted 12/21/2006 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   

Oustanding report Tamu. You have yourself a very Merry Christmas and a worry free 07.

Daveed


Diagnosed March 06
PSA 4.4
Two biopsies. One core of each 5% cancer, two suspicious
Gleason 3+3=6
DaVinci surgery Nov 1, 06
Cancer confined to prostate
Ist PSA 6 weeks post op less than 0.02
 


shepla
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   Posted 12/21/2006 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   
TAMU, Super Tamu How does it feeeeel!! Sing it like Bob Dylan Like a rolling Stone!!! Shepla

56pontiac
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   Posted 12/21/2006 8:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Really good news!!!! I'm so happy for you. Merry Christmas :-)

bluebird
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   Posted 12/21/2006 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   

Great News ~ Tamu,

 

*&^%$#@    WOO HOO!!  (*&^%$# undetectable!!!!!

 

Rock On… As Shepla would say!!!

 

Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us!!!  Continue healing/recover and enjoy each minute/hour/day/month/year to the fullest…  You’ve had a few extra stepping-stones with your mom’s passing…. I can just see her watching over you with a huge smile…  :-)  

 

Take care friend,

Lee & Buddy


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision"

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a  

Confined to Prostate   June 29th ~ PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable


biker90
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   Posted 12/21/2006 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Great Tamu,

There is nothing like the feeling we get when we get really good news. PCa can be beaten!!!!!!!

Jim
Age 72. Diagnosed on 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Gleason 3+3 on both sides.
Clinical stage: T2B.
RRP on 12/7/06. Nerves intact and lymph nodes clean. Catheter and staples out on 12/13/06.
Pathological stage: T2B. Gleason 3+4. Cancer confined to prostate.
First PSA will be on 1/3/2007
 
            "I have cancer but cancer does NOT have me."


jetguy
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   Posted 12/21/2006 9:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Perfect.

Bill
Gleason 3+3=6, T1c, one core in twelve, another pre-cancerous.
62 years old and good health.  Married 37 years.  To same woman!


whispers
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   Posted 12/22/2006 12:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Tamu-
I am soooo happy to hear your news!!! And just in time for the holidays. Now...go relax and enjoy....and remember to make every day a special one :)

WOOHOO!

Lisa

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 12/27/2006 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Tamu, You old scallywag!!! I read on that other guys post that you had intercourse yesterday!! You just kind of snuck it in while describing something to him. Well, I think it's great news that everyone should know about, so I'm moving the TAMU post right up to the top so everyone can hear about it and congradulate you!!! Don't you know that us guys on this side of surgery are like a bunch of teenage boys and girls who love news like this almost as much as we like goose eggs! Maybe I should spoeak for myself, but lets see what the others have to say about it. Hip, Hip Hurra, Tamu got laid!!!!!!!!!
God bless you brother!!
Pete
53 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg.  


lawink
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   Posted 12/27/2006 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah  Great reply Pete!!! yeah as thinking the same thing . . . .Tamu should be telling us ALL of his success stories.
 
WTG TAMUUUUUUUUUU
 
;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.   Next PSA check Feb 27, 2007.
 
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.


Tamu
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   Posted 12/27/2006 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Pete,

I was not really trying to sneak something by old Pete!! It just came up as I was posting the reply and I did not think much about it. While we did make it work yesterday I would not rate it high on the old scoreboard. The Vacurect gets it hard enough to get it in but it is a far cry from from being a quality kind of sex. I am going to give the Vacurect another week and if the erection does not get better I am contacting my urologist and going to give the injections a shot, no pun intended. Everything that I can read from those with actual experience with the injections is that either they are great and give you a very firm erection or the erection you get is so hard that it hurts. My urologist told me that at the clinic he is at that they have over a 1,000 men taking the injections.

TAMU
Diagnosed 7/6/06
1 of 10 core samples, 40%
Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3
Da Vinci on 11/01/06
56 Years Old
Post Op Path
Gleason 3+3
Approx. 5% of prostate involved
Prostate Confined, margins clear
Undetectable PSA on 12/18/06


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 12/28/2006 6:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Tamu, I didn't mean to put you on the spot yesterday, I just thought it's kind of a milestone for guys like us. Although my story is old news compared to some of you guys that "just crossed over", I'll tell you that I remember being at the stage you are at now. Trying to stuff Mr. Softy in! Well I never tryed anything like the pump or injections, the Dr.s never told me about any of that stuff, just Viagra, which gave me a head pain. So I just sort of drifted into a sexless depresion for a long time. Thank God I have an understanding wife. I just recently started learning more about my condition in the last few months and doing something about it. I'm sure if you've read any of my posts, you know. But as for my penis, over the last couple of years it has turned into a useless little nub! I found out about penile atrofy and was scared I let it go too long and may be in BIG TROUBLE! Well, now that I am on testosterone theropy I am working hard on the little guy and by God he wants to come out to play! Our bodies are amazing creations! I'd have to say in the last couple weeks with plenty of exersise, My little nub has transformed into good size man again! It's unbelievable! I can actually have decient sex without any pills at all! I'd say I have a good 75% - 80% of the size and hardness I had pre-surgery in this short span of time. It's like a miracle. So I say to you guys who are strugling, hang in there! Those nerves are repairing themselves and you will be back in buiseness in short order. If I can bring Lazzoris back from the dead, I'm shure you guys will be fine!
Your bud, Pete
53 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg.  


Tamu
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   Posted 12/28/2006 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Buddy Pete,

Hey, glad to hear that Mr P rises again. I have read about several like you who unfortunately went a long time before or still not erecting. I have taken this kind of in order. Once I got the post op path report back I knew that I had licked the monster C. Now the leakage has gotten to where one pad a day handles it and I can see the day that I will be padless coming. So that leaves doing something about the Big E. I was surprised to hear my urologist say that many men after prostate surgery are not motivated to intervening for an erection and are comfortable with just waiting it out. He knows that is not the case for me. I was severely disappointed that the Viagra did not produce an erection and was depressed until I was straightened out by Swimom.

Hey, no offense taken about the post. I am happy for you that things are getting back to normal. I believe that these types of posts that you and I are making just helps those that enter into the journey to the other side. Keep them coming friend.

Tamu
Diagnosed 7/6/06
1 of 10 core samples, 40%
Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3
Da Vinci on 11/01/06
56 Years Old
Post Op Path
Gleason 3+3
Approx. 5% of prostate involved
Prostate Confined, margins clear
Undetectable PSA on 12/18/06

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