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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 1/11/2007 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Haven't been on lately. Just focusing my energy on getting back on track with my life. Wanted to share with the group my 1st PSA results. . . . ."0.00"!!!
Looks like my doc got it all!! 5 weeks post surgery yesterday, totally continent, even an erection or two and now the super heavy worry of "did they get it all" is finally off my shoulders. Doesn't get much better than this. Now, if I could get the occassional blood spots in the urine thing to stop. . . but who's complaining.
On final note, Let's circle the wagons for "Mickeyboy" for tomorrow - he's going in and I know your support has meant the world to him!
        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
12-11-06: Catheter out - Total Control
12-12-06: Path report - more cancer area than biopsy indicated. Right nerve bundle saved. Appears confined to prostate. Nodes & Vessels clean. 
Cancer is what we HAVE
"Cancer SURVIVORS is who we'll be!!"

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 1/11/2007 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   

Great News !

Congratulations  on the Big “0”


What a wonderful way to start the New Year, and it sounds as if everything else in your recovery is going well also. Please keep posting us on your progress.


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 1/11/2007 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm really happy for you George!

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

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   Posted 1/11/2007 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   

This is one of the few times that 0.00 is a great score!! I got the same results about a month ago. I have been sleeping like a baby ever since. Good to hear from you!

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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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 1/11/2007 10:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Whooopie!!! Way to Go and congratulations George!
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.

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 1/12/2007 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
George, You the MAN!! Great news for a Friday, Hell great news anyday! I'm real happy for you! Another member of the goose egg gang!
Your friend, 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.  

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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 1/12/2007 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats, George! That's fantastic!
Husband age 65
PSA on 5/1/06: 4.2 (had doubled in 13 mos. and rising monthly)
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!
Update: 11/1/06 - perhaps bladder neck involvement; 30%-50% chance of recurrence
Future: PSA tests twice-yearly for now

M. Kat
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   Posted 1/12/2007 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
YEAH George! life can't get much better right now, can it? enjoy your new lease on life! 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
pathology report - all clear - cancer gone
1st post-surgery PSA test 0.1, 2nd post-surgery PSA test 0.1
no more pads Oct 12, 2006
first "real" erection with use of pump 12/16/06

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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 172
   Posted 1/12/2007 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   


Congratulations. This news certainly takes away a lot of stress. Way to go


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

Regular Member

Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 1/12/2007 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
:-)  George that is greeeeeeaaaaaat news! I am always glad to hear that kind of news!

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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 133
   Posted 1/12/2007 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi George,

Great news on the 0.00 post op PSA. I got the same wonderful news in mid December.

Your surgery was about a month after mine but your side effects are already significantly resolved. Outstanding. As one of my brothers keeps reminding me, I am still just "going with the flow."

DIAGNOSIS: 09/25/06. Age 49. PSA 4.6. PSA free 2%. Clinical pathology: Gleason 10. Stage 2a.           
SURGERY: 11/08/06. RP at Johns Hopkins. Surgical pathology Gleason 10. Stage T3a (positive margins.) Negative seminal vesicles, lymph nodes, bone scan.
POST OP: First post op PSA was 0.00 in 12/06.

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 1/12/2007 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey George,

Great news!!!!!! 0.00 is the best number in the world.......

Age 72. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2B Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Pathological stage: T2B. Gleason 3+4. Cancer confined to prostate.
PSA on 1/3/07 - 0.04.  Next PSA on 4/4/07.
            "Squeeze before you sneeze!"

Regular Member

Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 55
   Posted 1/12/2007 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
George: It is great to hear good news. I am going for pre-op interview next week at Hopkins and will let all know . Where did you have your robotic and by whom? Barrister

Age 64, PSA 3.4, 3 of 12 cores positive 12/14/06,gleason 3+3=6
CT of ab,chest and pelvis and Bone scan all clear 1/8/07

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 68
   Posted 1/12/2007 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations, George!

I'm new to the website, but have realized that we all need to stick together to get through this. Your stats sound close to mine. My right nerve got dinged, but the left one was left alone. I had almost total control, too, when the catheter was removed (the erector set is another story), but I really feel for the guys who still have problems with the leaks. Keep us posted.

dj's stats:
PSA (10/04): 2.9; PSA (2/06):4.4, on Androgel (serum T about 450) at age 56; negative DRE, no symptoms.
PSA (5/06):5.7 with a free PSA% of 8, OFF Androgel (serum T 163). 
Biopsy (5/06): 4/12 samples positive; postitive samples only on right side; max Gleason 4+3=7 (in 2 of the 4 -from area nearest bladder.
DaVinci robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy + bladder lift + Right nerve plastic surgery (8/23/06).
Catheter out 4 weeks postop, due to internal pinhole leak at bladder-urethra junction.
Final pathology report:T2c-both sides,but in capsule; neg. margins, neg. lymph nodes, neg. seminal vesicles; final max Gleason still 4+3=7.
Follow-up PSA (11/06): <0.008; serum T: 195 OFF Androgel (at present).

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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 1/13/2007 11:22 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi George *Geobet1,

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

Great news!!!  Glad to hear things are going so well for you.

Take care, Lee & Buddy

mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

Link to our personal journey…>>>     Our Journey ~ Sharing is Caring 

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

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