Group Hugs for Markus *Naimnut Surgery Day ~ Thursday, May 31st

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   Posted 5/26/2007 8:35 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 ~  Markus *Naimnut & Loved Ones,


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


Please let us hear from you once you get home and settled…!!


In Friendship,


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


From the 3 of us...

Lee, Buddy, & Murphy


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   Posted 5/26/2007 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Naimnut,

Best wishes for a smooth surgery and good recovery :) We will be thinking of you next week.

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 5/26/2007 11:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Marcus - The waiting is tough but not much longer - we'll be thinking of you.

All the best,

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   Posted 5/27/2007 7:32 AM (GMT -6)   

I've been hanging out on this board for about four or five months and have appreciated the experience, support and sharing of everyone. Thank you all for your incouragement. Thank you all for your support, your candor, your openness, your honesty.

Ya'll are the best. And you are in my prayers for health, vitality, well-being and potency.

Will be hanging out more over the next few days, and will post after surgery when I am able.

Age, 53
PSA 3.76, Gleason 6, T1c, scans negative
psa doubling time 35 months
Da vinci robotic scheduled for Thursday, May 31

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   Posted 5/27/2007 7:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck to you with your surgery. I am having mine on Wednesday. ready to get on with it. Take care and wee you on the other side


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   Posted 5/27/2007 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Looks like our virtual waiting room is going to be a bit busy this week. Take care, relax if you can - the next few days will go quickly, really.
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

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   Posted 5/27/2007 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Marcus. Stay positive and take very good care of yourself.


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 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Marcus,

Best of luck. Its time now to psych yourself up and become a cheerleader for your medical team. Remember that the only things they let you take into the OR are your naked body and a great attitude. We are all here waiting to welcome you to 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 5/30/2007 6:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Best of luck for your surgery. I did what the doctors said and was playing golf in 6 weeks.  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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Total Posts : 213
   Posted 5/30/2007 6:54 AM (GMT -6)   
You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow. Take good care, and we will all be here for you on the other side!
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 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
our thoughts and prayers stay with you Markus.....


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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 5/30/2007 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
good luck on your coming surgery. I am new on this side of the hill, but take courage. My surgery was so much easier than what I expected. I hope and pray that yours will be also.
Take it easy and let the healing begin

Age 50
Diagnosed 4/24/07
PSA 5.5
cancer in 8 of 12 biopsy samples
gleason score 4+4=8; up to 70% pti;
some perineural invasion
surgery performed 5/23/07
clean margins--clean lymph--clean seminal vessel--capsule not penetrated
gleason score upgraded to 9

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