Update on CJ - Is this all good? Think so!!

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creed_three
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   Posted 5/1/2007 1:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,
 
After 7 days since CJ got home (surgery was on 17th April 07),  and had the catheter removed, he hasn't used a pad yet, and is fully continent. Anyway, that's probably the only comment I can make on any of that as is still today only 14 days since his surgery. The radical prostatectomy done with the open method, with nerve and lymph sparing,  resulted in no swelling of the outer areas or discomfort. grateful for all this. Has anyone else shared this sort of good fortune? Just hard to believe it. Heard of excellent results with the divinci at times also, but has anyone shared this sort of good outcome with the open procedure?  May in time look back and see the other past threads.  Like I mean NO pads at all> None, not even at the catheter removal. Goinng to toilet more regularly so slightly less flow, but still more than the average actually so his bladder is definitely filling up completely.
 
We are still very grateful and relieved. It has been a horrific experience overall (emotionally) as you all would know (or many of you would know), but since the surgery,  all has been uphill (good for us). This board often contains necessary vital info, but I am looking for anyone who can tell me if this is all good? , and then I wil believe it....!!! We could not be more pleased with the outcome in our case to this stage (day 14).
 
Thanks for letting me know. Thanks for having us as part of the forum and for the helpful hints also - actually there were none we didn't use, apart from the rubbing CJ's legs, as I had the cream, but he was up and around so quickly, did not use it Mama Bluebird! The chair at home is great. CJ is not having problems sitting, but I have "padded" most surfaces anyway. The other great thing was that in the post op pathology report CJ's score was partially graded down from the biopsy original 4 + 3 = 7, to post op 3 + 4 = 7, and although still a 7 (expected for younger men I understand) is better than a 4 + 3... overall. I read it as such anyway. Do you agree? Just need some confirmation.
 
Anyway, not much more to say.
 
To friends, Greenacres congrat's on excellent recent happenings in your health!!! Tanya and Ken - izzyblizzy - at times have wanted to repond to you.  Have been following it all, but completely tied up to post anything extra. Hope your recovery is going well.  cheers to all however. Glad to be on that other side.
 
Lana (with CJ ) :-)


Creed_three
Husband CJ (49 years) diagnosed Dec 2006.  In 1 x (5%) core of 12 samples. Other 11 samples were negative. Gleeson 4 + 3 = 7, revised to
3 + 4 = 7 at post op pathology. PSA 3.5. Open Radical Prostatectomy, with nerve sparing on Tuesday 17th April 2007.  No spread outside prostate in any areas, negative margins including apex and bladder base. Seminal vessicles clear. Tumour extent (size) 0.2cm3. No nerve/lymph involvement. No vascular infiltration seen. Catheter out on day 7,  and fully continent (immediate and continuing to this time). Not using pads. Next PSA June 07.

Post Edited (creed_three) : 5/21/2007 4:01:13 AM (GMT-6)


GreenAcres
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   Posted 5/1/2007 6:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Lana - sounds like you're sailing right on through! That's excellent news and you should be proud, relieved, excited - all of the above! You did get a great "downgrade" - 3+4 is tons better than 4+3 and you've got a report of no involvement outside of the gland - that is just outstanding.

Your signature is fine just as it is. I know there will be others in your part of the world who may key into a search and there you'll be!

You "might" see a little bit of leakage if CJ becomes very active in the coming weeks - and you might not have to worry about it all. Enjoy it and concentrate on the healing process - both physically and emotionally. We wish you the very best and look forward to updates.
Husband age 66
PSA on 5/1/06: 4.2 (had doubled in 13 mos. and rising monthly)
DaVinci Surgery 8/2/06 - Austin, TX w/Dr. Randy F.A.G.I.N.
T2a (at biopsy)
At pathology - 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 - Next one: 4/17/07
 


Izzyblizzy
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   Posted 5/1/2007 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Lana and CJ,

That is all excellent news!! Sounds about as good as it gets!

Ken is still wearing a pad here (three weeks post-surgery today). But only minor dribbles once in a while. And is going less frequently. Gets up at about 5:30 AM to go still so not quite sleeping all through the night.

On the erection front, he is a bit "enlarged" in the mornings, but nothing really usable yet :)

Congratulations on CJ's progress!!

Tanya
Age: 63
Diagnosed: 10/30/06
PSA: 3.7 (2005: 3.4, 2004: 4.0)
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 right and left apex. Negative margins, negative seminal vessicles, lymph nodes left intact. Gleason upgraded 3+4=7.
1st PSA Scheduled: May 10, 2007
 


myman
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   Posted 5/1/2007 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Lana - sounds like things are going very well! And if CJ hasn't been at this forum then he just doesn't realize how unusual it is to be continent so quickly! Good for you guys!

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


Joes411
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   Posted 5/1/2007 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Lana and CJ,

Congratulations on such a wonderful outcome. One of the best continence recovery experiences I have ever read about from open surgery.

Joe

Age: 51

PSA  Jun06  4.1  (PSA Jun05  1.2)   DRE negative

1st Biopsy Nov06 – Atypical cells but no cancer

2nd Biopsy Jan07 – 1 of 16 cores positive

Stage T1c   Gleason  3+3=6

DaVinci scheduled for mid May


biker90
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   Posted 5/1/2007 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lana and CJ,

Great news all around and especially about the instant continence. You beat me. I wore pads for one day after the catheter came out. open surgery also...

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."


creed_three
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   Posted 5/1/2007 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you everyone. This is all very reassuring. Just checked the report, and the tumor volume of the significant (larger) one was actually 0.2cm3 (3D volume estimate method) if someone can shed light on approximately how big this would be in relation to the size of a pea. That's about the only thing I can really understand in relation to tumours and size! And CJ will not see the specialist until early June for the first PSA, so can't ask until then. He (Surgeon) did verbally confirm "about 1/2 a pea maybe" but I tend to feel better with exact specifics. However it is confined which is the main thing.

Great to have all your reassurance on the continence issues, and CJ sends his thanks and regards also.  Thanks to Greenacres, Tanya, Susan, Joe and Bill once again. Have a great day. kind regards, Lana

Post Edited (creed_three) : 5/21/2007 4:03:08 AM (GMT-6)


Swimom
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   Posted 5/1/2007 3:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Lana,
 
1.0 cm3 of tumor would be about the size of a sugar cube. .2 cm is 1/5th of that. Not too shabby eh? Sounds like a good report to me!
 
 
Swim

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   Posted 5/1/2007 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
One other small detail.... No, Mo means negative nodes and mets while Nx, Mx means not assessed or unable to assess at this time....which is probably true for such an early stage cancer. Good news all around actually!!!!

swim

kziz
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   Posted 5/1/2007 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Lana and CJ, YEEEAAAAHHH!!!!! COngrats to both of you and remember to keep taking it slow. We are both so happy for you 2. Courtney
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
Live in OK
Da Vinci scheduled 3-14-07 in Austin
Post-Op  Gleason 6, Stage t2c nx mx  YAAAAA HOOOOOO! 


creed_three
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   Posted 5/1/2007 6:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Swim,

This is extra helpful. I'll have a look at the specifics now, as it was my terminology. However the lymph nodes were not removed and I understood that he at least assessed them, but that is something I will check up on. Re the mets, CJ had a abdo CT and bone scan early on which showed no evidence of metastatic disease - again, thank goodness. So thanks again. I will alter the specifics as its amazing how complex this all is, but important to use the correct terms for preciseness. You seem very knowledgeable Swim- thanks again.

Courtney. Hope Kurt is doing well too. Re. children and their reactions. Our son knows all now. He does not seem in any way traumatised and is looking forward to coming home. It was the right decision to send him to stay away for a little while for us, so it all balances out in the end.

cheers, Lana

Post Edited (creed_three) : 5/21/2007 4:05:59 AM (GMT-6)


kziz
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   Posted 5/1/2007 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Lana, kids are amazing. I know that you both did the right thing for you, and given his age, for him also. It is scary on all that they pick up on, which is why we told the boys from the beginning. Not to mention that my best friends 9 year old went to school the first week and told the entire school during an assembly that Kurt had cancer. I was and still am amazed at how being honest with them, allowed them, especially the youngest (10) to feel like he had some "ownership" in what was going on in our family. He would jump in when someone asked a question regarding Kurt and surgery and such, and answer the question. I could tell that he felt more like a grown up, that we had involved him. I bet you can't wait to get him home. Good luck with your heart to heart, and just remember, they will get answers from others if not from you. And not only that, but little minds tend to freak out and come up with their own answers, when they don't get the answers to questions asked. Courtney
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
Live in OK
Da Vinci scheduled 3-14-07 in Austin
Post-Op  Gleason 6, Stage t2c nx mx  YAAAAA HOOOOOO! 


pasayten
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   Posted 5/1/2007 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Lana & CJ,

Congrats on your good report! As stated before, 3+4 is better than 4+3
And the continance... Gives us more of an optimistic feeling.

We are about a week behind you (4/24) and go in tomorrow to remove catheter and go over actual pathology report.

God Bless!
pasayten
 
Age 59 y/o
 
Last 3-4 years of annual general health checkups - PSA 5-6 but Free PSA Ratio 21-24%, suggesting "benign" so I did not seek immediate followup urologist referral
3/7/2007 - Went to urologist
3/13/2007 - 12 point biopsy - Left OK  Right Core Gleason 3+3
Consisting of single less than 1mm focus at tip of 1 core.
Diagnosed as T1c cancer
4/24/2007 - DaVinci performed at Virginia Mason hospital in Seattle
4/30/2007 - Pathology over phone (will talk more after 5/2 visit)
Gleason 6
20% of prostate involved (and the biopsy only had a 1/12 hit on last 1mm!)
2 points (cells?) touching edge of prostate
No further treatment at this time - watch PSA
5/2/2007 - Catheter scheduled to come out
 


creed_three
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   Posted 5/1/2007 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Pasayten, Thanks for taking the time to respond in your own recovery. All the best for your own results and consult tomorrow. Will be thinking of you and many blessings to you and yours, also. Lana

Post Edited (creed_three) : 5/21/2007 4:06:48 AM (GMT-6)


bluebird
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   Posted 5/1/2007 9:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi ~ Lana, CJ, & J  :-)
Great postings!!.... Great News!!!!!
Thinking of you and wanted you to know!
Your signature (hey it changed!!!)   is (was).... fine!!  hee hee
Put it back!!  They will let us know when they start inforcing the 10 line rule... until then... this information is important!!! for all of us.
In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
 
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Creed_three
Husband CJ (49 years) diagnosed Dec 2006.  In 1 x (5%) core of 12 samples. Other 11 samples were negative. Gleeson 4 + 3 = 7, revised to
3 + 4 = 7 at post op pathology. PSA 3.5. open Radical Prostatectomy, with nerve sparing microsurgery performed at St Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst (Sydney) Australia on Tuesday 17th April 2007.  No spread outside prostate in any areas, negative margins including apex and bladder base. Seminal vessicles clear. Tumour extent (size) 0.2cm3. No nerve/lymph involvement. No vascular infiltration seen. Additional tumor not identified at biopsy located near smaller located lesion,  picked up post op same general area. Good post op pathology report overall. Catheter out and fully continent on 24th April, 07, and for the following 14 days to now. Not using pads. Next PSA June 07. Going for a ZERO!! Married to Lana (who carries a purseful of pads just in case..) & dad of 7 year old boy, J (written at day 15).


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

J  We invite you to visit our personal thread:  Click Here:  “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 :)


jwb187
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   Posted 5/2/2007 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey lana and Cj,

Congrats on the great recovery, hope all the good new continues in the days to come......I so far haven't been as fortunate with my contenance but your case does give me something to pin my star to. I haven't been reading this forum long, but sounds to me you guys are at the top of the list for rapid recoveries, especially with open surgery.....WOW!!!!! Good luck, JWB
age: 61
PSA 4.57 - Positive DRE
Biopsy 3-19-07 - Gleason 4+4=8
Negative bone scan 3-20-07
DaVinci 4-24-07
Catheter out 5-01-07
post op pathology:
positive margin left side of prostate
left seminal vesicle involved (both removed)
No lymph node involvement
New gleason score 9
T3B....radiation consult on 5-9-07.


M. Kat
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   Posted 5/3/2007 4:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Lana and CJ, I'm so happy for you that all is going well. it can only get better from here on. yes, those children of ours are very observant and know more than we realize. 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, 3rd PSA <0.1
no more pads Oct 12, 2006
first "real" erection with use of pump 12/16/06
3/07 - occasional dribbles and erections with Cialis and pump


creed_three
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   Posted 5/31/2007 11:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Another small update on CJ at the 7 week mark.

Just heard from Surgeon's nurse (appointment Monday 4th Jone) this afternoon by phone, about first PSA results (taken at 6.5 weeks last Friday). She (nurse), said it was a good reading of 0.01. From what I have read here, since he may still have some Prostate antigen in circulation anyway with a PSA this early after surgery, this is good for this time, and in fact, as good as it gets really......

I am still too shocked to really let it sink in, but we could not wait for Monday, so we phoned, knowing that someone somewhere already knew the information we were waiting for! It turned out that they had no worries telling us early over the phone as it was all good (thank goodness).

For those who don't know us, my husband's one, and only PSA in Nov 2006, was 3.5 (should have been well below 2.5 for a man of his age which was then 48 yrs). Now at 7 weeks post open surgery it is 0.01 (at 49 years).

I thought I would share this good news and also take the opportunity to thank all for your information, experiences, prayers and kindness on this forum. Thanks again. Wishing everyone all good things and you are in our thoughts/prayers too.
Creed_three
Husband (49 years) diagnosed Dec 2006.  In 1 x (5%) core of 12 samples. Other 11 samples were negative. Gleeson 4 + 3 = 7, revised to
3 + 4 = 7 at post op pathology. PSA 3.5. Open Radical Prostatectomy, with nerve sparing on Tuesday 17th April 2007.  No spread outside prostate in any areas, negative margins including apex and bladder base. Seminal vessicles clear. Tumour extent (size) 0.2cm3. No nerve/lymph involvement. No vascular infiltration seen. Catheter out on day 7,  and fully continent (immediate and continuing to this time). Not using pads. Next PSA 4 June 07.


Swimom
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   Posted 6/1/2007 3:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Creed,

Wow, .2cc3 tumor volume? Tis the first time I've seen that part! .2cc3 falls within the "insignificant" amount of cancer group. CJ has got an angel watching over him :>) His body told him very early there was trouble brewing. Not only is CJ good...he's really good! With a starting PSA of 3.5, having no PSA is what can be expected today postoperatively. Good cause to celebrate a great big WHEW !

Swim
 


GreenAcres
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   Posted 6/1/2007 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   
It's outstanding news! You two are "good to go." I second Swim's great big WHEW and we all know how that feels!

Plus, we even got a little math lesson here on sugar cubes and 1/2 peas - how fun is that?
Husband age 66
PSA on 5/1/06: 4.2 (had doubled in 13 mos. and rising monthly)
DaVinci Surgery 8/2/06 - Austin, TX w/Dr. Randy F.A.G.I.N.
T2a (at biopsy)
At pathology - 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 - Next one: 4/17/07
 


lawink
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   Posted 6/1/2007 7:16 AM (GMT -7)   
CJ - wonderful news all around! So glad to hear this and wishing you a lifetime of ZEROOOOOO's.
;o) Linda & Bob
Bob (61) - Laproscopic Prostate Removal Sept 27, 2006.
2 of 12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.
 
Pathology - cancer completely contained, even a second more aggressive, previously undetected cancer)
PSA UNDETECTABLE Nov 2006 AND Feb2007.

Bob also has two secondary conditions -- Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platelets) and . . Myelofibrosis) -- If anyone has experience with or information on these, please email us.


creed_three
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   Posted 6/1/2007 7:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you friends for the "whews" - Swim and greenacres! Now that the shock has worn off slightly, I can add a Courtney (and Kurt) phrase... "yippee!!!" too. So good to know this is extra good news now, not just good news!

We are extremely happy. Thanks for the encouragement. Still so very hard to believe such a Guardian Angel did pause to look over us, AND STAYED!! I am wide awake, and CJ is sound asleep, exhausted.

It is now past midnight (just) and into early hours of Saturday morning 0013hrs. I have also learnt interesting things about timelines (global) and measurements (pounds!) on this forum. Thanks again and goodnight.
Creed_three
Husband (49 years) diagnosed Dec 2006.  In 1 x (5%) core of 12 samples. Other 11 samples were negative. Gleeson 4 + 3 = 7, revised to
3 + 4 = 7 at post op pathology. PSA 3.5. Open Radical Prostatectomy, with nerve sparing on Tuesday 17th April 2007.  No spread outside prostate in any areas, negative margins including apex and bladder base. Seminal vessicles clear. Tumour extent (size) 0.2cm3. No nerve/lymph involvement. No vascular infiltration seen. Catheter out on day 7,  and fully continent (immediate and continuing to this time). Not using pads. Next PSA 4 June 07.


kw
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   Posted 6/1/2007 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   

    Great News...especially on the incontenance. I wish I could have been one of the lucky instead of one of the worst leakers here!

    The ony thing good I have going are 0.00 psa's

    Count your blessings!

    KW


    43
    PSA 5.7 - Discovered during Annual Physical with Family Practice Dr.
    Gleason 7
    Biopsy - 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate
    RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved.
    All Lab's clear.  No Cancer outside prostate
    Cathiter in for 3 weeks due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
    First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006  Undetectable 0.00
    Office visit on Jan. 19th due to continued excessive urine leakage.
    Feb.20th Cystoscope and 2nd Post Op PSA. Another 0.00.....:)
    Dr. said everything looks fine.  Continue to work Kegeal's. Leaking appears to have improved  after Cystoscope?!?!?!  Down to 3-4 pads per day!
    March 1st  Leaking has crept back up to 6 - 8 pads a day ??????? 
    March 8th Started Detrol LA to see if it helps with the leaking?
    March 29th Collagen injection into sphincter / bladder neck area to control excessive leaking.  Worked for a couple of days then back to leaking.
    April 17th (Six Months Post Op) 2nd Collagen Injection to control excessive leaking.  Leaking started back next day at work!
    May 14th Second Opinion about my leaking and Options at OU Medical Center.  After reviewing my records the Dr. feels I will probably need some surgical intervention to stop my leaking.  But did agree to try Bio-Feedback and work hard on the Kegeal's first!
    May 30th Follow up with my Dr. and 3rd Post Op PSA.
    June 1st Start Bio-Feedback to try to control my leaking.
   


Mike A
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   Posted 6/1/2007 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
CJ and Lana,
As they say...IT"S ALL GOOD! You guys are having the kind of recovery all of us would love to have. I'm so happy for you! Keep it up, and here's to a life of continued zeros!
Best,
Mike
June 2005 - Age 53 PSA 4.8 at regular physical
October 2005 - After several rounds of anti-biotics, PSA 5.2 at Urlogist
November 2005 - Biopsy negative
July 2006 - PSA 5.9 at regular Physical
October 2006 - After several more rounds of anti-biotics PSA 8.1
November 2006 - Second biopsy - Positive
December 2006 - Gleason (3+4=7), Tumor T1c, CT Scan and Bone Scan Negative
January 2, 2007 Robotic Prostatectomy, University of Rochester Medical Center - Tumor confined but larger than thought, only one nerve able to be spared. Margins clear.
February 2007 - Three to four pads a day, no erection with viagara.
March 2007 - Down to two pads a day, had first intercourse with Erecaid pump and bands, otherwise still flat tire.
April 2007 - First Post-Surgical PSA 0.02 and a great relief! Down to one pad a day. Still unable to achive erection without pump.
May, 2007 - Still one pad a day, even try a smaller pad on occasion. Slight improvement on the ED.
"If patience is a virtue, I feel like the most virtuous guy on the planet!"


biker90
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   Posted 6/1/2007 12:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi CJ and Lana,

Nice to see your post and the great news. Sounds clean and good to go. Great...

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 7/18/07.
 
 "I have cancer but cancer does not have me."

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