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drmartin
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   Posted 6/3/2007 11:24 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah   yeah tongue
It's been 6 weeks since my surgery and I had my first PSA results this week!
 
Needless to say I was a nervous wreck waiting a week since the actual blood test to find out the results!
 
But..test showed PSA level "non-detectable"...Whew! Next test in three months.
Pathology showed cancer very near margins but fully contained.
 
Got my first prescription for Cialis 10mg every other day.
 
Incontinence is still strong! going thru 3 to 4 pads a day. I'm ok sitting and lying down, But initial rise to standing leaks like a faucet! if I'm home I can make it to the bathroom but away from home..fill the pad!
 
Walking two miles a day, some perineal pain from prolong standing.
 
Oh ya, played my first round of golf Saturday. It was a scramble tournament so less ball chasing...no driver just fairway woods and irons. No tees just off the deck (hated leaking everytime i bent over. Also bought a suction cup retriever for my putter to pick up the ball, same reason.)
 
But all in all! alot better than week one!
 
Sorry for the rambling....
 
Dave M.
 
 


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.
 
 
    

Post Edited (drmartin) : 6/4/2007 12:46:49 AM (GMT-6)


bluebird
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   Posted 6/4/2007 4:33 AM (GMT -7)   

 Yea !  ~   Dave,

 

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

 

Cause  for   celebration!!!!!

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

          Enjoy it to the fullest ~ friend.

 

Yippeeeee!!!!!! From  Lee & Buddy

 

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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

 

Other threads started by: Dave M. *drmartin

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6 week PSA results

Hello All! Newbie Here


bluebird
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   Posted 6/4/2007 4:42 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi ~ Dave M,

 

Please don’t ever apologize for rambling…. That’s why this forum is so great!  Rambling = Sharing  so keep on rambling. yeah Your journey will be viewed by “Newbies” and it’s important to give as much information as possible.

 

Sounds like you had a nice scramble and getting the suction cup retriever so you don’t have to bend… was a smart idea.  It still blows us away to hear members say they are back on the golf course only 6 weeks out from surgery.  I guess you could say we are definitely “very conservative” when it comes to the healing process. 

 

You are in our thoughts and prayers as you continue to move forward.

Take care and “keep it in the short grass” tongue   In Friendship ~ 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 :)


sween76
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 6/4/2007 5:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Dave:  Great news  The incontinence will get better. Keep doing the Kegels and exercise. I played 18 holes of golf at end of week five and down to 1-2 pads a day. Besides the surgeon, I believe my recovery is due to regular exercise (1-2 hours a day) and doing Kegels. It is just part of my daily routine.  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


lawink
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   Posted 6/4/2007 6:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Great news Dave! Love those ZEROOOOOOO's and wishing you a lifetime of them!
:o) Bob & Linda
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, Feb and May,2007.

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.


Joes411
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 87
   Posted 6/4/2007 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Terrific news Dave, keep rolling those zero's. I'm counting the days until I can get back on the golf course myself.

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 Prostatectomy 5/17/07

Pathology: clean margins, clean seminal vesicles, organ confined


myman
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   Posted 6/4/2007 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Dave - you couldn't ask for better news than that!

All the things your doing (walking, playing golf and kegals) have a huge pay off.

Continued good luck to you,
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
Restage IV Start HT Lupron 3 mo. shots
12/06/06: PSA 0.8
03/07/07 - PSA 0.3
06/06/07 - Next PSA


kziz
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 242
   Posted 6/4/2007 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   
GREAT NEWS Dave!!!!!!! Keep those low scores coming. Both on and off the course. 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! 
1st PSA Post OP  Undetectable!!!!!!  OFF THE CHART
2nd CT scan, to recheck enlarged lymph nodes not related to PCa NO CHANGE relook in 6 months


veteran1
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 133
   Posted 6/4/2007 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Dave---

Teriffic news. Who says golfers aren't in shape? Took me 8-weeks to play first round...and it was not a tournament.
Keep getting that exercise.

Grip it & Rip it! Vet
Age 54
Bx Gleason 10
Tx. open surgery 2/14/06
Xrt May '06 to end of June
Current: Hormone Therapy PSA .01
Dx Gleason 5 + 4 both lobes
Left Seminal Vesicle Involvement

Bill23
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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 6/5/2007 4:19 AM (GMT -7)   

I've noticed that follow-up PSA results seem to come back in several different forms...... 0.00, <0.1, undetectable,  or an absolute number such as 0.03.   In my case it was <0.1,  doc said this is essentially 0 and this is the format that all his favorable PSAs' come back as. 

Do different labs format their results differently,  or provide different resolutions?  For example,  in my case the reading of <0.1 could theoretically be anywhere from 0.0 to 0.09,  depending on the resolution available on the test.

Not worried,  just curious.

Bill


Age 54,  PSA always 1.5,  jumped to 3.5 in 10/06.
Biopsy 11/06, Stage T1c, Gleason 6 (3+3), 25% in 1 of 12 cores.
Negative Cat Scan, Bone Scan, and DRE.
DaVinci RP 4/2/07, Catheter out 4/9/07.
Final Pathology Negative Margins,  Negative Sem. Invasion.
5/15/07, 1st post op PSA negligible <0.1
 
 
 
 


sween76
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 6/5/2007 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Bill;  My doctor told me that all labs are different. Therefore it is important to get all your PSA tests from the same Lab. Under .1 seems to be the gold standard and different labs will report .1 differently. I asked my lab how to interpret my .02 that they told me.  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


44gpa
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 6/6/2007 1:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Similar q-----PSA after my radiation? what to expect? when?
stopped radiation in late March.

drmartin
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 42
   Posted 6/8/2007 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for the kind words and encourgement!!
Will keep all up to date on future test and communications with Doctor.

Wishing you all, Peace and Well being.

Dave M.
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.
 
 
    


bluebird
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 6/9/2007 6:51 AM (GMT -7)   

  :-)    Dave ~ Our thoughts and prayers will be with you as you move forward…

 

Bill ~ Here are a few threads and thought I’d link them here.  

             Others will benefit from these when they read this thread.    

Low level PSA after surgery Started by opie

Tim's Journey  Started by Tim’s Wife

 

Marvin *44gpa ~ I’ll place something here soon

 

  tongue   In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

 

edited... purple name

Post Edited (bluebird) : 6/11/2007 3:30:09 PM (GMT-6)

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