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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 6/11/2007 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey ya'll :-)
Paul had his cancer (both TCa and PCa) check up and his official PSA. It's .00, 2+ years following treatment and 1+ year since starting on testosterone. Next PSA..same time next year.
Swim (aka, Vickie)

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 6/11/2007 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
What wonderful news, Swim! Thanks for sharing it with all of us...we need to hear that good stuff.
Paul, congrats on the best news you can get!


P.S. - Swim, Don's PSA last week was 0.1!!!

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   Posted 6/11/2007 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   

Yea !  ~   Paul & Vickie,


Another year cancer free!

An anniversary really worth celebrating!!!!


  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


*     *     *     *     *     *

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 

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   Posted 6/11/2007 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   

I read that about Don! His response to therapy is about as promising as one could possibly hope for :>)

PS: are one sweet ray of sunshine..thank you!


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 6/11/2007 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   

Congrats Paul,

Swim it looks like your man is going to be around for a long time! Come hell, high water, low testoserone or whatever comes up next. He's a winner and he owes alot of his winning ways to the never give up attitude of his loving spouse! Keep the good news coming you two!

Your friend,


54 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. Testosterone Theropy since 12/06. I am's what I am and that's all that I am!!! 

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 6/11/2007 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   

Dear Vickie,

I was thinking of what I might say to congratulate you two.  Please read Pete's post above this and double it.



Gleason 3+3=6, T1c, one core in twelve, another pre-cancerous.
62 years old and good health.  Married 37 years.  To same woman!
Began IGRT January 23, 2007. 

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 6/11/2007 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Swim,

Great news on the PSA especially good news to those of us doing T therapy after PCa. Your post gives me so much hope!! Tell Paul that he's my hero and you, you are just something else...

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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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 87
   Posted 6/11/2007 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratultions to you and Paul. May you have many more zero's and a long happy future to enjoy them.


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 Nov 2006
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   Posted 6/11/2007 8:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Great News

    PSA 5.7 - Discovered during Annual Physical with Family Practice Dr.
    Gleason 7
    Biopsy - 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate
    RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved.
    All Lab's clear.  No Cancer outside prostate
    Cathiter in for 3 weeks due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
    First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006  Undetectable 0.00
    Office visit on Jan. 19th due to continued excessive urine leakage.
    Feb.20th Cystoscope and 2nd Post Op PSA. Another 0.00.....:)
    Dr. said everything looks fine.  Continue to work Kegeal's. Leaking appears to have improved  after Cystoscope?!?!?!  Down to 3-4 pads per day!
    March 1st  Leaking has crept back up to 6 - 8 pads a day ??????? 
    March 8th Started Detrol LA to see if it helps with the leaking?
    March 29th Collagen injection into sphincter / bladder neck area to control excessive leaking.  Worked for a couple of days then back to leaking.
    April 17th (Six Months Post Op) 2nd Collagen Injection to control excessive leaking.  Leaking started back next day at work!
    May 14th Second Opinion about my leaking and Options at OU Medical Center.  After reviewing my records the Dr. feels I will probably need some surgical intervention to stop my leaking.  But did agree to try Bio-Feedback and work hard on the Kegeal's first!
    May 30th Follow up with my Dr. and 3rd Post Op PSA 0.00 agian!!!
    June 1st Start Bio-Feedback to try to control my leaking.

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 6/11/2007 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Vickie and Paul - truly wonderful news! Thanks for sharing!

;o) Linda & Bob
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.

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 6/11/2007 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello Vickie,

It's great to hear that Paul is doing so well. Please tell him I said hi.


Diagnosed at age 60
PSA went from 2.2 to 3.8 in 14 months
2 of 14 cores positive at 10%
Gleason 6(3+3), negative DRE, neg. boundaries
DaVinci surgery on 02/23/06

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 133
   Posted 6/11/2007 11:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Swim and Paul

Congratulations on your wonderful news. I know this will be a yearly report.
Swim, you got this far as a team.
Great news from a very nice lady.


Age 54
Dx. 12/03/05
Bx. Gleason 10
Hormone Ther. 12/15/05
Surgery. 02/14/06
EBRT. May thru June '06
Dx. T3b Seminal Vesicle Involvement
Gleason 5 + 4 both lobes
Current PSA. May 29th '07---- .01

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 365
   Posted 6/11/2007 11:06 PM (GMT -6)   
FANTASTIC NEWS! Keep dem zeeros comin'. Enjoy the moment. You both deserve it.

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

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 474
   Posted 6/12/2007 8:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey, Swim! (And Paul, of course). Congrats, plus a little cheering for being two years out!

All the best to you two.

(This is also a great time to also send out my heartfult thanks for the help/advice you've shared here.)
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 6/12/2007 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   

tongue  Hey ~ Swim,

Wonderful New..... aahhhhhh  smurf   

This definitely warrants a special note to you and Paul.


You truly have been the bolt of lightening....  (good thing!!!!) on "our" forum!!

Your continued research and sharing has truly made our friends lives so much better.

You have personally traveled many different paths and have willingly shared your stones with us.  You’ve pushed a few of our members who were stuck… onto new stones of discovery… 


Our heartfelt appreciation to both of you for continuing to stay with us. 

It truly would not be the same… so please…. Stay closer!!!! Okay!!!  yeah

Hugs and more hugs…~...Lee & her Buddy

Pete trips again!
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1899
   Posted 6/12/2007 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I'll second that Lee, and I would drink to it too, if I still drank! So bottoms up everyone to Paul & Vic! Evan if mine is O.J. (from Florida of course)
Your friend,
54 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. Testosterone Theropy since 12/06. I am's what I am and that's all that I am!!! 

Regular Member

Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 411
   Posted 6/12/2007 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Fantastic news for you and Paul!!

Smiles and Cheers all around :)

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

Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 400
   Posted 6/12/2007 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   

Congrats to both of you and Swim, thanks for all of the valuable info you inpart.  Also like the fact that you are willing to share your opinion even if it differs with the majority - sometimes we need to hear both sides.


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

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 6/13/2007 12:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Vickie,
This is great news. Wow. We chatted last night (with me confusing screen names and names again) and you seemed very upbeat. How cool is that? Hear's to year three!!!!
Gulp, good wine...

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