I received a phone call today..... biopsy -- negative

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Rick Roma
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   Posted 6/28/2007 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   

  I must do a follow-up, apparently suffering with A in large prostate... I will continue to stay with healing well, because there are many topics here that could be of interest to me.... I can'T tell you enough how kind and considerate.  You have all been to me.... I can only wish you the very best and hope you will all do better each day.... you have been a godsend to me through this nerve-racking time......


             sincerely, Richard

There is a special church here nestled deep
in the forest.... a beautiful bell hangs at the very top.... it only stops ringing.  When you come through the forests for your voice takes its place....   Richard

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   Posted 6/28/2007 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rick

That is really great news. I know that the last few weeks have been hard. You are really lucky.

Stay in touch, and stay healthy

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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   Posted 6/28/2007 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Rick,

That's absolutely wonderful news for you - you've got to be relieved and grateful beyond measure. You can be sure everyone here rejoices when they hear of someone who escapes this terrible disease. We love to hear about someone who has this kind of result! Glad to know you'll still be a part of HW.

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

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   Posted 6/28/2007 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   


That is GREAT news!!  Wishing you the best.  Be sure to keep those PSA's up to date.


Diagnosed Feb 2001  (Age 65)  Currently 72
PSA 4.8      Gleason 3+3=6      Stage   T2b
Completed Proton Therapy @ Loma Linda - Aug 2001
Have had no side effects.
6yr PSA - 0.19

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   Posted 6/28/2007 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   

  So Glad Things Are Better

  A message of hope by Emily Matthews


  Sometimes the road

    seems dark and long,

    but suddenly, there’s light

  To warm our hearts and let us know

    that things will be all right,

  And in those golden, warming rays,

    we find the strength to cope

  And emerge from times of trouble

    with a brand-new sense of hope


  So glad that things are better

    and this stressful time

    is through ~

  Here’s hoping

    this is just the start

    of better days for you.



 Quote from bluebird… from your 1st Thread:

If your biopsy comes back ~ not prostate cancer… we will be right here to cheer with you.  But not knowing is the hardest!!!


  tongue   Here’s our cheer!!!!    :-)   yeah tongue   cool   scool   smurf   :-)   yeah   just for you!!!!


Richard ~ it has been our pleasure to walk with you during this time of fearfulness and concern of the darkness that surrounded you.  I know we all brought a little light into your world at a time when you saw nothing but shadows… from a cloud that blocked the sun.  Thank you for receiving our gift to you ~ so graciously.


Your gift back to us ~  is to continue taking...

One~step & day~at~a~time….   Each step counts ~ Each day counts! 


Keeping the door open to HealingWell can continue to benefit you ~ as well as ~ “all of us”.

Thank you for reaching out!!!  In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy


Threads started by: Rick Romas

I received a phone call today..... biopsy -- negative

Sore butt after prostate biopsy.....

Prostate biopsy on the 18th

Are there others ready to have a biopsy done in the future.... I need some answers


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   Posted 6/28/2007 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   

Great news! Being cancer-free must be a tremendous relief for you. You met the challenges of your biopsy and came out on top.

Thanks for nice comments on my "Journey".

All Good Thoughts,


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   Posted 6/28/2007 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Rick,

You made it through the toughest trial most of ever face. Glad you found support here...

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 6/29/2007 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Rick!!!! That is wonderful news!! What a relief for you and your loved ones. Thanks for allowing us to be part of your journey. Great news is Always welcome here. 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

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   Posted 6/29/2007 11:04 PM (GMT -6)   

way to go rick.......see you around....kw


    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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   Posted 7/1/2007 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Rick Roma,

Congrats!!! I'm so happy to hear that everything is OK.

Best of luck to you.

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