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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 3/6/2007 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all the input everyone, you helped me decide how I wanted to approch this problem.
I'm off to Detroit to have Da Venci at Henry Ford by Mani Menon.
Wish Me Luck....

JWH, I am about 6 months into this. PSA 7.4, Gleason score 6 (3+3),Clinical level T1C. I'm 49 years old, the bone scan and CT are negative. Two cores positive, (2 mm and 8 mm). 2 % left side, right side 19 %. Da Vinci robotic scheduled March 8th Henry Ford Hospital, Vattikuti Urological Instute, with Mani Menon


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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 474
   Posted 3/6/2007 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
That's just around the corner! The very BEST of luck to you!
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 May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 3/6/2007 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi ~ JWH,


Just a little hug to let you know we will be there ~ in thoughts and prayers as you head into surgery… 


Thank you so much for this thread!!!  It means a lot.   :-)  


Please ~ plan to touch base when you return okay!!!!! 

We need to know how you’re doing…  Take care.


In Friendship ~



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From the 3 of us...

Lee, Buddy, & Murphy

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

2nd PSA 02-06-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)

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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 172
   Posted 3/6/2007 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   


Best of luck, we will all be there with you in spirit. You made a good choice. Henry Ford is where I had mine done on Nov 1 06. You will have good care. When I was up walking the halls at night tyring to relieve the bloating I could only belch, not pass gas. I apologized to the nursing staff but they just laughed and said let it all out.

God Bless

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

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 3/6/2007 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   

Wow - when you decide you move.

Take care and do as you're told!

All the best and we'll be waiting to hear from you,

Husband Diagnosed 11/17/05  Age: 63  No Symptoms
PSA: 7.96, Positive DRE
Biopsy Right: 6 of 6 Cores Positive  Biopsy Left: 1 of 6 Cores Positive
Gleason: 4+3 = 7  Stage: T2B N0 MX
2/09/06: LRP  Restage: T3A NX MX 
3 mo. PSA Post Surgery:  11.8, 12.9, 13.9  Bone scan, CT scan, Endorectal MRI, Chest XR - neg.
9/06/06: 6 mo. PSA:  18.8  CT shows lymph node involvement  Start HT Lupron 3 mo. shots
12/06/06: PSA  0.8
03/07/07 - next PSA

Regular Member

Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 444
   Posted 3/6/2007 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   

Best of luck with your surgery--you certainly picked one of the best places to have your robotic surgery done. You are a young guy and you should do very well post surgery. I hope that you have a speedy recovery. God Bless!

68, Biopsy 9/27/06, Stage T1c, PSA 7.1, Gleason 6 [less than 5% in two areas], Gleason 7 (3+4) [less than 20% in third area], negative DRE, bone scan and MRI. Starting proton radiation therapy 2/22/07.

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