Posted 4/12/2007 8:25 AM (GMT -7)
Thanks GreenAcres, i know it is going to be good too :)

Joe,

Good luck on your surgery! You aren't going to remember anything!
Significant other diagnosed: 10/30/06
PSA: 3.7 (up from 3.4 prior year)
Gleason: 3+3
Biopsy: 1/10 positive, 5% cancerous, right apex.
Da Vinci Scheduled: 4/10/07

Posted 4/12/2007 3:47 PM (GMT -7)
Congratulations you two! You got a big hurdle behind you! Be sure Ken gets light exercise and lots of rest -- very important. 54 years old PSA = First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1 DRE: Negative Biopsy results 11/22/06 (6 out of 8 cores positive), both lobes, Gleason 3+3 = 6 Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope , Jan 12, 2007 Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear. First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07   “Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.” George S. Patton American Soldier and General
Posted 4/13/2007 7:16 AM (GMT -7)
Dear Ken and Tayna
 
So nice to get your detailed report Tayna and know that the post opt is going well for Ken.  It is like a breathe of fresh air hearing good news.  Best of luck to Ken as he continues his healing process.
 
Dave
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.

Posted 4/13/2007 11:36 AM (GMT -7)
just a bump to myself to check new sig.

<FONT color=green>PSA: 3.7 (up from 3.4 prior year)
Gleason: 3+3
Biopsy: 1/10 positive, 5% cancerous, right apex.
Da Vinci: April 10, 2007
Path Report: 1% Cancer of total prostate. Very small tumors in left and right apex. Gleason 4+3=7. Negative margins.




Posted 4/13/2007 11:49 AM (GMT -7)
thanks pianoman and dave!

checking sig again, last one was kinda messed up :)
Age: 63
Diagnosed: 10/30/06
PSA: 3.7 (up from 3.4 previous year)
Biopsy: 1/10 cancerous, 5% of one core, right apex.
Gleason: 3+3=6
Surgery: April 10, 2007
Path results: 1% of prostate involved. Very small tumors on both rght and left apex. Negative margins. Gleason 3+4=7.

Posted 4/13/2007 12:20 PM (GMT -7)
Looking good Ken & Tanya! Wishing you a lifetime of good health and PSA ZEROOOOOOOOS!
;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 aggressive, previously undetected cancer)      PSA UNDETECTABLE November 2006 AND February 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.

Posted 4/13/2007 1:23 PM (GMT -7)
Hey Ken and Tanya,

Great post-op path report!!! Your efforts and preparation have you in the most favorable position for full recovery. Now, we are hoping and praying for zeros from now on...

Jim
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. 
PSA on 4/4/07 - 0.00  T level - 48  Restarted T therapy.
Next PSA on 7/11/07.
 
 "Cancer feeds on fear - starve it to death."

Posted 4/13/2007 2:09 PM (GMT -7)
linda and Jim,

Thanks and we are feeling really great about the possiblity of a big fat ZERO.

just have to wait (again) lol. :)

Tanya and Ken
Age: 63
Diagnosed: 10/30/06
PSA: 3.7 (up from 3.4 previous year)
Biopsy: 1/10 cancerous, 5% of one core, right apex.
Gleason: 3+3=6
Surgery: April 10, 2007
Path results: 1% of prostate involved. Very small tumors on both rght and left apex. Negative margins. Gleason 3+4=7.

Posted 4/13/2007 3:02 PM (GMT -7)
Ken & Tanya - That's very, very good news! Now you both must Heal Well!

Susan
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 distant lymph node involvement Start HT Lupron 3 mo. shots
12/06/06: PSA 0.8
03/07/07 - PSA 0.3

Posted 4/14/2007 12:16 PM (GMT -7)
Dear Tanya & Ken,   This   HUG is for YOU!!! Welcome home…. with Fantastic news!!!!   …. Can you believe it’s behind you and you are now on the recovery / healing stone… Remember this??   10-30   Partial Quote from IzzyBlizzy:   I am just in the first stages of trying to learn as much as possible.    It has been wonderful walking with both of you and we are glad to know you’ll continue to update your wonderful “Thread”…   it is perfect!!!!!   Newbies and Lurkers will really gain so much from your sharing of your experiences.   Great work both in preparing for surgery and keeping us up~to~date!!!!   A++   Ahhhhhh…. It truly is good to talk with you and to let you know how happy we are that things went so well for you.     And look where we are now!!!!!   Keeping you both extra close in our thoughts and prayers as we have over the past week!!!!! In Friendship ~ 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 2nd PSA 02-06-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)
Posted 4/14/2007 12:37 PM (GMT -7)
Thanks Lee :)

Yup sure do remember that first post back on October 30! So glad we found this forum back then!

Ken is still doing great. He went on a hike around the neighborhood this morning for about an hour with all our neighbors cause they were doing "tree marking" here (for fire mitigation) ... everyone always gets up in arms about which trees are being cut where.

We went out for lunch and were going to do some shopping, but he got kinda pooped, so came back early. But overall, he is doing much better than I had anticipated.

Tanya (and Ken)
Age: 63
Diagnosed: 10/30/06
PSA: 3.7 (up from 3.4 previous year)
Biopsy: 1/10 cancerous, 5% of one core, right apex.
Gleason: 3+3=6
Da Vinci: April 10, 2007
Path results: 1% of prostate involved. Very small tumors on both rght and left apex. Negative margins. Gleason 3+4=7.

Posted 4/14/2007 12:55 PM (GMT -7)
Good to hear the daily update just above!!!   Yes ~ take it nice and slow… and take a nap!!! Your signature looks good, Thread is Wonderful.   Sorry I missed you on Chat… Swimom came on and we chatted for a few minutes!!   Helping to keep “The Journey” together from the very 1 st posting!!!!  This is a journey that many will learn and pull from. Tanya & Ken…. Thank you for sharing!!!!! so.... much.... with all of us!   (Direct Link ~ just click on the title below and a new window will open!   Reminder … click on the REFRESH icon once you get there) 04/11/2007 Ken (and Tanya) are home from surgery! (Updated with path report in  good news) 03/26/2007 ? re: post surgery PSA tests 02/09/2007 Surgery pushed back again ... Need advice? 02/08/2007 PSA down on Avodart ... good news i think?? 01/04/2007 Thinking ahead ... pre-surgery questions? 12/09/2006 Interesting web diagnostic tool. 12/05/2006 Did your insurance cover davinci? 11/03/2006 What does "predicted PSA" mean and "PSA density"? 11/03/2006 Another question - Bone Cancer Scan 10/30/2006 Ken and Tanya's Decision ... Treatment finally decided 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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