Group Hug ~ for J ~ Survivor Wannabee ~ Surgery Day ~ Tuesday May 29th

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   Posted 5/26/2007 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   

               Be part of the HealingWell ~ as our “family” group sends special thoughts!!!

 This is the best therapy “preparation” we can give someone.



  :-)    Hi ~  “J”  *Survivor Wannabee & Loved Ones,


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


Thank you for continuing to update J’s Journey….  We will look for a posting on it as soon as you feel up to signing on!!


In Friendship,


 ~~*~~*~~*~~*~~~)*&^%  Group Hug %^&*(~~~*~~*~~*~~*~~


From the 3 of us...

Lee, Buddy, & Murphy



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   Posted 5/26/2007 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi J - thinking of you and hoping for the best. Will be looking forward to hearing from you post-op.

God speed,

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 5/26/2007 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Survivor Wannabe,

Sending positive thoughts your way as you head into surgery!

We will be waiting to hear from you when you feel up to it.

Best wishes :)

Tanya and (Ken)
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

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   Posted 5/27/2007 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck with your surgery J. I had mine 10 days ago and am doing great. Stay positive and go slow and easy.


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

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   Posted 5/27/2007 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Survivor,

All the best and know that we are all waiting for you on the "other side"...

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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   Posted 5/29/2007 2:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi survivor, It is still Tuesday here today - wishing you well on the day/night of your surgery and for the next days, and prayers/thoughts for a safe recovery for you, and yours.
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.

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   Posted 5/29/2007 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Thinking of you SW

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   Posted 5/30/2007 6:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry I missed posting for your date.  By now you are on the other side and if like me recovery will be quick. Ed

Age: 63
PSA 2.62, Negative DRE
Biopsy: Gleason 3,3  Stage T1c
Prostate 71 grams 
Biopsy: Cancer 5% in one of twelve modules
DaVinci April 16, 2007, Cathter Removed Day 8
Tumor Confined To Prostate,  Gleason 3,3
Surgical Margins and Seminal Vesicles Are Negative for Tumor
6 week after PSA .02

Mike A
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 213
   Posted 5/30/2007 6:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hope all went well! Keeping the good thought for you!
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!"

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   Posted 5/30/2007 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   
thoughts and prayers kiddo...


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