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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 2/7/2007 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone,
I posted a few things back in December 06 and got a lot of good advise.  Since then I have been just sitting back and reading up on what everyone is saying.  I am having the Da Vinci tomorrow morning at the San francisco VA center and while I dont enjoy the thought of having it done, I want to get the cancer completely out of my body and get on to new things.
Everyone here has been very helpful and being able to read all of your thoughts and comments has been very helpful to me and I have enjoyed reading how everybody is progressing. 
I will be home Friday afternoon and will get on over the weekend and let you know how things are getting along.
Thanks to everyone,

PSA 6.6, , Had biopsies On October 26, 06 with 5 positive and less than 30% cancer in any of them. Gleason 3+3

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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 2/7/2007 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   

Previously posted on 2-5-2007 to your previous thread..... thought I'd move it on over to here!!!! 

Lawink started a thread for you also... look for it!!



Hi ~ Matt *MotelMat,


Just a little hug to let you know we will be there ~ in thoughts and prayers as you head into surgery ~  Thursday, February 8th.


Just wanted to let you know we are thinking about you and ~ we hope you'll let us know how you're doing now and after surgery ~ too!


~~~~~~~~~~~#$%^&*   Group Hug %^&*(%~~~~~~~~~~~~

From the 3 of us...

Lee, Buddy, & Murphy



As Wittler would say  STAY STRONG!!


Other Threads by MotelMat

(direct link ~ just click on the title!  Reminder to click on the REFRESH icon once there)

Link:   Need information on PostateCancer treatments

Link:   Going to meet the surgeon

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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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 68
   Posted 2/7/2007 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mat,
All the best to you for tomorrow. You'll do fine.
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 Sep 2006
Total Posts : 102
   Posted 2/7/2007 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Motelmat,  All the best tommorrow. I have known so many people in this sight that have had the Divinci and come thru it Great and you will too. I had the open  in october and I am doing really well. So glad to have it behind me. Make sure you keep us all informed on how it is going.     Shepla

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   Posted 2/7/2007 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
We'll be thinking of you tomorrow Motel. God Bless.

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 242
   Posted 2/7/2007 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi mat. You will be in our thoughts tomorrow.
Kurt & Courtney
47 year old
Great Health prior to dx
Dx on 1/29/07
PSA 4.1
Gleason 3+3=6, both lobes
Stage T2c, I believe
Tumor involves 20% of cores, both lobes
Looking for Surgeon with lots of da Vinci experience
Live in OK, willing to travel

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 2/8/2007 11:44 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Motelmat,

Here's a God Bless you and I hope everything went well today.  Our prayers are with you and your family. We will be looking for your next post with our hearts reaching out.

Tony & Ruth

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 32
   Posted 2/9/2007 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Motelmat; hope all is well today--sun was shining brightly-look forward to hearingabout your Da Vinci experience today--I am set for DaVinci in 19 days-all the best to you and your family
Age 47 excellent health
First PSA test ever 12/06 was 17.2
Biopsy - Gleason 3+4=7 involving all core biopsies 80% on right and 30% left
Scheduled for DaVinci 2/28/07 near NYC

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 400
   Posted 2/9/2007 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
The best for you tomorrow and look forward to your next post. 
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