1st PSA results in!!!

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kziz
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   Posted 5/17/2007 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   
We got the call this am.  PSA below .1 . Nurse said that it was on the very bottom of scale!!!!  YEAH!!!!!  Repeat CT scan scheduled in 2 weeks to check lymph nodes in the deep belly that were found before surgery.  Hopefully they have shrunk or atleast stayed the same.  That would tell us that they were either enlarged due to E. Coli infection or that maybe Kurt was born with them that way.  WIll keep you all posted.  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! 


CVK
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   Posted 5/17/2007 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations Kurt & Courtney! That is wonderful news!!!!
Age 52
Diagnosed 2/19/07
10 of 24 cores positive
Gleason 3+3=6 Changed to Gleason 7 after surgical pathology
PSA:3.3
DaVinci Prostatectomy May 11, 2007 at Univ. of Mich. Hospital
Stage: T2a
Pathology: May 16 - Cancer confined to prostate, Margins, Lymph & Seminal Vesicles all CLEAR!
Father and Uncle had prostate cancer


Izzyblizzy
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   Posted 5/17/2007 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   
good for you guys :)
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, Denver CO
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 Results: May 11, 2007 <.01
 


creed_three
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   Posted 5/17/2007 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Courtney, This is absolutely fantastic news! You must be feeling on top of the world! Thank you for all the help you have given us in describing your journey on this forum, and particularly explaining how you managed the issues within your family of teens and young ones. God bless you, Kurt and your family.
kind regards, Lana & CJ


Dutch
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   Posted 5/17/2007 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   

Great news - a good way to begin complete recovery.

Dutch


Diagnosed Feb 2001  (Age 65)  Currently 71
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3 + 3 = 6
T2b
Completed Proton therapy @ Loma Linda - Aug 2001
5yr PSA   0.17
Have had no side effects.


biker90
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   Posted 5/17/2007 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Good for you Kurt and Courtney,

You are one step closer to being in the clear. Patience is hard to practice but is necessary with this disease. Great news on the PSA. We all love undetectable...

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."


drmartin
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   Posted 5/17/2007 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   

AWESOME! Great news!! yeah

Congrats! :-)


Age: 52
Male, Hispanic   
 
11/10/2006
PSA 10.2 - Discovered during Annual Physical with Family Doctor
Referred to Urologist Surgeon specialist
Free and total PSA - 10.9
 
Biopsy ( sent to John Hopkins pathology) - 2 of 16 positive on left and right apex of prostate
Left - GS 3+3=6, Right - GS 3+3=6
 
Davinci assisted laparoscopy radical prostatectomy on Apr. 17, 2007 -Complications due to extreme unusual size of prostate. Normal Prostate = 20 to 31 grams. Mine = 120 grams (not enlarged, but genetic growth large)
Nerves on right side spared.
All Lab's clear.  No Cancer outside prostate
 
Cystogram Apr. 24 2007- Slight leakage at anastomosi negligible.
Catheter in for 1 week  Removed Apr. 24, 2007
 
Second post op office visit on set  for May 30th.
 
 
    


lawink
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   Posted 5/17/2007 4:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Those are the best kind of results! Way to go! Hip Hip Hooray!!!
;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


stkitt
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   Posted 5/17/2007 4:55 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah  Yehaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!  Great news, I am so thrilled to hear this.........celebrate every day.  Bless you.
Respectfully
Kitt

Moderator Prostate Cancer

Depression 25 years, Husband Crohns Disease 30 years
My Father and his 5 siblings all died of Cancer.
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"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” 
~Rosalyn Carter


bluebird
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   Posted 5/17/2007 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   

Yea !  ~  Kurt & Courtney *kziz

 

1st …..PSA   !!!~~~~>>>  Woo~Hoo  <<<~~~~!!!  undetectable

 

Cause  for   celebration!!!!!

     What a wonderful day it is ~ each and every-day….

          Enjoy it to the fullest ~ dear friends.

 

Yippeeeee!!!!!! From  Lee & Buddy

 

*     *     *     *     *     *

The ultimate “goal”… we all strive for… Thank you for sharing ~ that your goal has been met….

It is very important to “all ”of us!  This is a way of positive feedback…

A way of showing others Hope… and a way of Sharing.  

J  Caring is Sharing ~  Thank You for Sharing  J

 

Threads Started by: *kziz  Courtney & Kurt

 (Direct Link ~ just click on the title below and a new window will open!  

Reminder … click on the REFRESH icon once you get there)

 

Threads Started by: *kziz  Courtney & Kurt

02-02-2007          Looking for any direction for a newly diagnosised 47 year old

02-02-2007          young dx how to choose what is right treatment

02-03-2007          Kurt & Courtney's Journey  (Under Construction)

02-07-2007          da Vinci vs. open

02-13-2007          staging ?

02-13-2007          Surgery date set/ ?'s re: after

02-15-2007          test results?

02-17-2007          Can a person with PCa also have a Prostatitis infection?

02-19-2007          pre-surgery, Greatest concern is about the Cath, not surgery- Kurt

02-21-2007          Lymph nodes in "deep belly" & "back"

02-24-2007          getting more and more scared regarding ct scan outcomes

02-26-2007          traveling for surgery........

03-02-2007          greenacres- ?'s regarding Dr. F. in Austin

03-09-2007          6 weeks post biopsy and still sore

03-11-2007          Liquid Diet

03-11-2007          greenacres any last min advise?

03-14-2007          on the other side!!!!

03-21-2007          post op report

03-22-2007          ChiOkc - Thinking of you and hope all went well yesterday!!!

03-24-2007          fooling around post surgery

03-30-2007          ChiOkc - Wishing you well

04-04-2007          Attends for Men! Kurt says The Best

05-01-2007          Have a nice trip Bluebird!!!

05-17-2007          1st PSA results in!!!


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 :)


bluebird
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   Posted 5/17/2007 5:49 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi ~ Courtney & Kurt,

 

Ahhhh… now take a nice deep breath!!!  :-)

Can you believe we are at the 1st PSA testing… WooHoo tongue

Looking back at your postings…. It’s truly been a journey worth sharing.  Thank you!!!

We will be getting “HIGH SPEED Satellite Connection!!!!!!” at home ~ next week. J

I’m getting things ready to work with you and will let you know as soon as I’ve got it ready!

I smile when I’m working on your info... to see how far we’ve all come since

you first posted on 2-2-2007  W.O.W.

 

Thinking of you and know exactly what you’re feeling…. Hugs to you both!!!

Love from Lee & Buddy


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 :)


myman
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   Posted 5/17/2007 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Courtney & Kurt,

What great news - so happy for you both!

All the best,
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


GreenAcres
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   Posted 5/18/2007 5:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Kziz - that is excellent! You've had some bumps along the way and look at where you are now! We all know how tough it is waiting for those numbers - and there they are. Very exciting.

And look at all that you've contributed here that's helping someone else now.
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
 


Mike A
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   Posted 5/18/2007 7:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Kurt and Courtney,
What a great report! Congratulations!
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 2007 Robotic Prostatectomy - 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. Patience..Patience!!!!!!


PianoMan
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   Posted 5/20/2007 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I've said it before and I'll say it again -- YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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


lawink
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   Posted 5/20/2007 11:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Wonderful news!!! Wishing you a lifetime of ZEROOOOOOOOOOOOOO's!
;o) Linda & Bob
Bob (61) 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


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 5/20/2007 11:32 PM (GMT -7)   

Great news Courtney,

I miss you guys, but for tonight you have made my day.  It's great to be a big zero isn't it?

Tony


PianoMan
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   Posted 5/21/2007 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Courtney & Kurt: Congratulations again! As lawink once said to me -- "the best test to score a zero on."
Keep those goose-eggs coming!!!!!


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

Post Edited (PianoMan) : 5/21/2007 4:34:14 PM (GMT-6)


Joes411
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   Posted 5/22/2007 7:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Wonderful news Courtney & Kurt. That has got to feel great!

Cheers,
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 5/17/07


Swimom
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   Posted 5/22/2007 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   
1 is the loneliest number.......hope it always stays that way.....congrats on the <.1

Swim

kziz
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   Posted 5/22/2007 1:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all!!!! I don't know where we would be with out all of your support. Tony, I know that Kurt would tell you that Ya, it feels great to be a ZERO!!!! haha. 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! 


M. Kat
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   Posted 5/23/2007 5:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Kurt and Courtney - GREAT NEWS!! enjoy those zeroes... 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


KenW
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   Posted 5/23/2007 8:26 AM (GMT -7)   

Great News! So happy for you.

Ken


Diagnosed with a Gleason 4X3. 1 out of 7 samples, Left Side. DRE showed Normal. Psa gradually crept to 10. Dropped to 6.4 with Alt. suppliments.
Proton Beam Therapy at Loma Linda 11-06. PSA at 1 yr. 1.7.

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