What a great site! Considering treatment options and grateful for what I can read here...

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   Posted 1/31/2007 6:53 AM (GMT -6)   
My first post here.  I feel so lucky to have found this site and see the active discussions between people who are in exactly the same place I am, or who have recently gone through all the same decisions.
I was diagnosed 11/21/06, PSA 3.5 (now 3.76), Gleason 6, 3 of 12 cores positive, stage T1c.  I see many others on this site who are considering the same options I am or who have made them and are now in recovery.  All the discussions are very helpful!
I will be reviewing as many of the historic threads as possible to see if my questions have been answered but may post some new topics if I don't find what I'm looking for.
Best regards, and God bless to all who have need to post on this site.  Please know that you sharing makes a difference for others, no matter what you may think.  Wow, it is a shock to see how many there are of us out here in the same boat.
Markus/the naimnut

M. Kat
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   Posted 1/31/2007 6:55 AM (GMT -6)   
welcome Markus! that is what I used to call my younger brother Marc. yes, there are a lot of us here, and all for the same reason. please feel free to ask anything. someone has probably already been there and thought of it. God bless you, too. 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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   Posted 1/31/2007 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Markus. Yes, this site is one that all prostate docs/urologists should recommend to their patients! It's better than a consultation - and it's free!
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

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 1/31/2007 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   

Welcome Markus,

This really is a great site and so very helpful.  My husband and I were and are grateful that we also found it.  I agree with GreenAcres that this site should be given to all patients of PC.  It is so helpful because all the forums/threads that are here are from people who have actually been through it and can share their experiences. 

Good Luck to you, 

Husband diagnosed at age 50.  RRP perfored in July 2006.  PSA:  5.7;  Gleason 7 (3+4);
staged T2C.  Cancer confined to prostate.  Husband's father diagnosed at age 63, (13 years ago), also had a RRP, still going strong!

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   Posted 1/31/2007 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   

Markus *Naimnut   &   Akumal,


               A   “Special”  Warm Welcome  to  You!


I know we can “all” make Your Journey smoother just by being here for you! 

This is truly a great forum!!! ~ you’ve joined. You are now part our forum family ~ a group of wonderful individuals who are so willing to share their journey with you! 


It helps “all of us” ~ to help you ~ if we know where you are on your path.

So ~ Please stay with us and take our hand when you need it!  Keep posting.... OKAY!!   

We are all here to help you travel the path with prostate cancer. 



KNOWLEDGE IS POWER... and POWER conquers fear


~ and ~

Your decision will be the right decision for you!!!



We invite you to view our personal thread listed in the signature below!

Our thoughts and prayers will be with you as you continue your search for answers…


In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy


“God Bless You”


It's a little prayer  ~  "God Bless You"

...but it means so much each day,

It means may angels guard you

and guide you on your way.



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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

Post Edited (bluebird) : 1/31/2007 9:08:11 PM (GMT-7)

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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 133
   Posted 1/31/2007 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Markus,

I am glad that you found this site. I stumbled on it myself less than a month ago. Although I have had a great deal of support from my wife and family, sometimes you feel like no else understands what you are going through. Well on this site they do.

Here you will find a lot of helpful detailed information, get good advice, and meet some wonderful people.

Welcome aboard.

DIAGNOSIS: 09/25/06. Age 49. PSA 4.6. PSA free 2%. Clinical pathology: Gleason 10. Stage T2a.           
SURGERY: 11/08/06. RP at Johns Hopkins. Surgical pathology Gleason 10. Stage T3a (positive margins.) Negative seminal vesicles, lymph nodes, and bone scan.
POST OP: 12/15/06: First post op PSA was 0.00.

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