Today is my 4th year post RRP & still all Goose Eggs!

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Pete trips again!
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   Posted 9/4/2007 5:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,
Sorry I haven't been around lately, how time flys! I thought some of you might like to celebrate this day w/ me. I had my surgery 4 years ago today and I'm still here plugging along. I can't say life hasn't been a struggle but even with all thats happened since my surgery, I'm still glad I did it and think I made the right choice! Y'all keep those Goose eggs rollin in!
God bless all of you!
Your friend,
Pete

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!!! 


Mike A
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   Posted 9/4/2007 5:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Way to go Pete! You are a hopeful inspiration to many of us who are looking for a similar outcome! Hang in there and keep us updated!
Best,
Mike
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.
July, 2007 - Six Month Post-op: PSA 0.04 still Non-Detectable. One small pad/day for a few drops only! No change in ED.
"If patience is a virtue, I feel like the most virtuous guy on the planet!"


IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 9/4/2007 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations, Pete!  Great News.  I wish you the best in the years ahead!  yeah
 
Barry (a.k.a. Idaho)

Da Vinci Surgery July 31, 2007… 54 on surgery day
PSA 4.3  Gleason 3+3=6  T2a  Confined to Prostate

Waiting to take that first post-op PSA

My awareness web site: http://pca-info.blogspot.com

 


biker90
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   Posted 9/4/2007 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Pete,

Good to hear from you again and great on having 4 years of zeros. You and Swim are my heroes because without you two and your experience and help, I would be a basket case. As it is, I am living life better than in the last 10 -15 years. Getting the testosterone and ED issues sorted out was a trying process and without you and this forum I would have never made it.

Best to you my good friend...

Jim
Age 73. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Pathological stage: T2C. Gleason 3+4. Cancer confined to prostate.
PSAs from  1/3/07 - 7/18/07 0.00. 
T level on 4/2/07 - 48     On 7/16/07 - 613
Started Tri-Mix on 8/7/07.  .02 ml and 50 mg Viagra.  It works!!!
Next PSA and T tests on 10/17/07
 
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."
 


myman
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   Posted 9/4/2007 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete - that's great news! Keep taking care of yourself and enjoying life. You're a good example of how it can and should be.

All the best,
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
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 Distant lymph node involvement Start HT Lupron 3 mo. shots
12/06/06: PSA 0.8
03/07/07: PSA 0.3
06/06/07: PSA 0.1
Next PSA 9/05


bluebird
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   Posted 9/4/2007 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   

  tongue   tongue   tongue   tongue   Yea !  ~   Pete,

4 Years !!!~~~>>>  Woo~Hoo  <<<~~~!!! Undetectable

 

Another year cancer free!!!

An anniversary really worth celebrating!!!

 

*     *     *     *     *     *

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

 

Pete ~ It's really good to hear from you!  Glad things are moving along smoothly for you and yours...  and it's really important to hear from our friends who have continued to move forward.  Touching base with us once in awhile is important for all of us!!  Thank you.

 

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

 

Helping to keep Pete’s Journey together!!!!! 

(Direct Link ~ just click on the title below and a new window will open!  

Reminder … click on the REFRESH icon once you get there)

 

Other Threads Started by: Pete  *Pete’s Travel

Testosterone Revisited

Low testosterone count 2 years after PC surgery

ONE WILD RIDE

To all my new friends!!


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 :)


mvesr
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   Posted 9/4/2007 8:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Pete. Four years of good news. Hope you have many more years of good news. Keep us informed about how you are doing.

Mika-mvesr

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 9/5/2007 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for all your kind words. Moma Bluebird, what can I say? You are the best!!!!!!
Your friend,
Pete
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!!! 


spinbiscuit
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   Posted 9/5/2007 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Pete,

It's alway great to hear good news like your "0" score. Congratulations, and keep on doing what ever it is that is working so well. 4 years Wow! quite an achievement.

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
 


CVK
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   Posted 9/5/2007 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Wonderful to hear this good news! Congratulations!!

Curt
Age 52
Diagnosed 2/19/07
10 of 24 cores positive
Gleason 3+3=6 Changed to Gleason 3+4=7 after surgical pathology
PSA:3.3
DaVinci Prostatectomy May 11, 2007 at Univ. of Mich. Hospital
Stage: T2b
Pathology: May 16 - Cancer confined to prostate, Margins, Lymph & Seminal Vesicles all CLEAR!
Father and Uncle had prostate cancer
First PSA after surgery- July 5, 2007 = <0.01 !!!!!!!


creed_three
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   Posted 9/6/2007 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Pete,

You were one of the first to assist us in our journey in the early days, so it is wonderful to hear you are so well. So glad it is all good. Take care & kind regards, Lana & CJ
Creed_three
Lana posting for husband CJ (49 years). First PSA 3.5 (Nov 06). Open Radical Prostatectomy on Tuesday 17th April 2007. Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7. Confined to prostate. PSA 0.01 (June 07).


PianoMan
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   Posted 9/6/2007 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Pete:  Congrats!!!  Keep those zeeeeeros coming!!!!

55 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


jetguy
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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 9/6/2007 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Pete!  Ya Nut!  Way to go!  I used to have a trip each month to Miami and it went away!  I'll have to explain to the Chairman that I need to see my buddy Pete! 

Seriously - congratulations my friend.  Best to you.

Bill


August of 2006, PSA up to 4.2 from 2.7 one year ago. 
October free and total PSA 12% free and 5.0 total.
A month, or so later, 4.7.
Late in the year decide on Image Guided IMRT.
Begin 43 treatments on January 23, 2007 and finish on March 23.
Four month post treatment PSA is 1.9.  (This is a very good result.)
No side, or after effects.  None.
I have aged a year and am now 63.  How did that happen?


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 9/11/2007 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey JetBill,

Do you fly for JetBlue? Sorry, I couldn't help it. How you doing? It's been a while. Sorry I didn't get back to you right away, you know how it is. Too bad you don't get back to Fla. anymore. I read you will be in N. Jersey, thats where I'm from but don't hold that against me. Maybe it explains somethings about me! Anyway thanks for the nice words along w/ the rest of you great people. Piano, CVK, Creed Three, Spin, MVESR, Idaho, Mike A. and who could forget Biker90Jim!!! Its great to know you folks havent forgot me! God bless all Y'all! Your in my prayers!

Your friend,

Pete

 


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!!! 


PianoMan
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 365
   Posted 9/11/2007 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Pete!! I just got my good news too. 
It's veterans like you that give us new-kids-on-the-block the confidence we need to carry on with the journey.
Keep the good news coming!
Tom

55 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

Second post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 9/11/07

Post Edited (PianoMan) : 9/11/2007 10:44:34 AM (GMT-6)


M. Kat
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   Posted 9/11/2007 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   
hi Pete! well...I'm a week late but I can celebrate your 4 yr anniv anyway! I'm glad you're still around and giving all of us hope that there is a future out there. My folks live in NJ so I won't hold it against you. take care and God bless, 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
8/07 - 1 yr PSA <0.1
9/1/07 - achieved erection with Viagra - no pump!


lawink
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   Posted 9/11/2007 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Pete
Great news! Way to go!!!! Wishing you a lifetime of ZEROOOOOOOs

;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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