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Rock50
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   Posted 8/24/2007 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I am a VA patient and went for my one year check up but the Doctor was not in so they just drew blood for the PSA test.  All my past test have came back .01 and if this remains the same this time I was wondering if one year is any kind of bench mark.  I have been told several differant time frames - 5 years, 10 years, etc.  As I mentioned I was going to ask the doctor but he was a no show.  Thanks.
Prostate Cancer, Removed by Da Vincie Robotic
in Aug. 2006 
Poorly Differentiated Adenocarcinoma involving Left and Right Lobes involving 80% of the Specimens
Gleason 4+4=8
Pathologic Stage T2C No Mx
Age at Diag. 51


StrictlyInc
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 353
   Posted 8/24/2007 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
After being < .01 for a year of doing tests every 3 months, my urologist has told me now to do every 6 months.
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Prostate cancer diagnosed: May 15, 2006 (age 40)
Gleason score: pre-surgery 3+3=6; post-surgery 3+4=7
daVinci radical prostatectomy: July 25, 2006
size of tumor: approx 1.1 inches; negative margins from surgery

- number of pads/day at 3 months after surgery: 3 to 5
- number of pads/day at 4 months after surgery: 1 to 2
- number of pads/day at 6-12 months after surgery: 0 to 1

- 1st post-surgery PSA: 0 (Nov 2006); 2nd post-surgery PSA: 0 (Feb 2007)
- 3rd post-surgery PSA: 0 (May 2007); 4th post-surgery PSA: 0 (June 2007)

The search for timber: took Viagra/Cialis approx. every other day, ErecAid once a day, injections. Peyronie's diagnosed 7/5/07. Now on Cialis, L-arginine and pentoxyfylline, ordered to be celibate for 6 weeks.

- PGE1 batting average: .364 (4 for 11)
- Bimix batting average: .500 (4 for 8)
- Trimix batting average: .500 (1 for 2)

"Lost in the valley without my horses, no one can tell me what my remorse is..."


Swimom
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   Posted 8/24/2007 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Rock,

Wow, a Gleason 8 and one year of negatives under your belt already!! How wonderful is that? Kiss that surgeon!
Unfortuantely, having a high Gleason bought you PSA's at shorter intervals for oh....years to come....sorry.

So, what does it mean to have a year gone by? The longer a man goes without a rising PSA the more likely he is to be free from recurrence. The further you get, even if there were a rise, it would be most likely a localized recurrence. Keep up those negatives!!! Lets shoot for forever:>)

swim
 


Rock50
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 264
   Posted 8/24/2007 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Swim,

You hit it on the head, the Gleason score of 8 is what has worried me all along. This is why I was so anxious to speak with the doctor yesterday as I felt maybe this may be a milestone or a very good sign. I was told in the very begining that the high gleason was not good. Anyway, thanks for the encouragement. You hang in there!!!!
Prostate Cancer, Removed by Da Vincie Robotic
in Aug. 2006 
Poorly Differentiated Adenocarcinoma involving Left and Right Lobes involving 80% of the Specimens
Gleason 4+4=8
Pathologic Stage T2C No Mx
Age at Diag. 51


bluebird
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 8/26/2007 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   

  tongue   Hi ~ Eric,

 

It’s really good to see you again…  We missed your 6 month PSA but we’re here for your 1 year mark!  Please ~ let us know….  Hope things are quiet on the hernia front!!

Take care and know our thoughts and prayers are with you!

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

 

Helping to keep Eric’s journey together!!

 

Threads started by:  Rock50

08-24-07  One Year Checkup (currently on this thread)

02-11-07  Watched a Actual Da Vinci Surgery on line

01-29-07  Numerous Hernia's after robat Surgery

12-02-06  Permanent Damage

11-26-06  Extended Post Operative Pain

 

 


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

 

v          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

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

3rd PSA 08-07-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)


spinbiscuit
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 818
   Posted 8/28/2007 2:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Rock,

Congratulations on the 1 year of "Goose Eggs" It's like a new lease on life every time you get one. I just got mine today so I'll celebrate for the both of us with a couple of beers tonight. Keep up the good work.

Glen
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
 


mvesr
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   Posted 8/28/2007 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Rock 50. Good job and keep up the good work. Feel good about it and celebrate.

Mika-mvesr
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