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flippin out
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   Posted 6/6/2007 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   

One year reunion this Sunday last. Physically prepared emotionally drained, I felt like it wasn’t me but I was there SO it must have been me. I am one of the lucky ones everything hoped for has come to pass, ( Dry, pain free, and an undetectable PSA) I didn’t know I had cancer and I feel as if  I never had it, but I did and I do. I had surgery in a most unfamiliar and I‘d say unlikely place with a serine setting looking more like a Four seasons than a Hospital I had heard of more than thirty years before. With a name I never thought was significant until now, HOPE! how ironic is that? Not ironic at all it was perfect Hope is the most important thing, never give up.

Thank You For the unanswered questions answered through this format I am forever grateful to all of the contributors.  Some things need to be anonymously researched for one to be put into a more comforting state.

City Of  Hope Southern California

Da Vinci April 25th

PSA 3.2-7.4 8.2

Gleason 3+4 Down graded to 3+3 ( big difference )


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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 6/6/2007 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   

A  year  cancer  free!

An anniversary really worth celebrating!

                                                                                                                              ~ Caring Path~


Hi ~ mjr,

Very inspirational…Thank you for sharing! 

Sending a special Woo~Hoo ….

                           The ultimate “goal”… we all strive for…

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

In Friendship ~

Lee & Buddy

Post Edited (bluebird) : 11/10/2007 8:21:32 PM (GMT-7)

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 6/6/2007 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations mjr!

All your hopes and dreams were answered.
Thanks for continuing to share your experiences with new guys like me. I feel almost as happy as you do.

Great News!

Dx Gleason 9 Seminal Sesicle Involvement
May 29th, PSA .01

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   Posted 6/6/2007 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
mjr -
Congratulations to you! It's a wonderful gift to give everyone here who posts or just "drops in"...that hope is alive and well. Your an example that this disease can be beat!

Wishing you all the best,
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 - 0.1

M. Kat
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   Posted 6/7/2007 6:21 AM (GMT -6)   
mjr - happy anniversary!! may you celebrate many more! 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

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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 152
   Posted 6/7/2007 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
mjr, Great to hear all is well!
I hope and pray I'll be doing the same next July.
Age 44
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3+3=6
Da Vinci scheduled 7/31/07 @ Duke

Mike A
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 213
   Posted 6/7/2007 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
So happy about your results, and thanks for sharing them. I hope you know how much your story of hope and success translates to those of us seeking a similar result!
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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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 6/7/2007 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
That is such good news. I'm hoping for the same in October 2007 for my one year so far so good. Congratulations yeah

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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 87
   Posted 6/7/2007 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy anniversary MJR. I read alot of your posts when I was getting ready for my recent surgery because I chose the same surgeon you did. It was reassuring to read about good results from someone who went down the same path before me.


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

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 365
   Posted 6/7/2007 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations mjr: I'm with you -- Hope is the one thing we can hang on to in so many aspects of our lives. I'm happy to hear how well things are going for you. Let's look forward to more ZEEEEEEEROs and your 2nd anniversary.

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

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