Please keep Rod in your prayers as he goes for surgery tomorrow.

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mariateresa
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   Posted 9/10/2007 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone,

Please remember Rod in your prayers as he goes for surgery tomorrow. Please say a prayer for me, too! Thanks!!!!

Maria Teresa
Husband Age 55 Maria Teresa age 44

Total PSA 8 on 05/21/07

DRE: prostate bumpy

Biopsy on 07/16/07: 5 out of 8 cores positive, Gleason Score 8 (3+4+5)**

CT of the abd/pelvis; Bone Scan; Xrays done on 08/13/07: Normal

Robotic Surgery Scheduled for September 11, 2007


**"Report to the Nation on Prostate Cancer" published by the Prostate Cancer Foundation, page 11: "In some cases, the pathologist might identify a third pattern, which is less common but that has a higher grade than either of the first two patterns that comprised the Gleason score. The presence of this third pattern might indicate that the tumor is more aggressive than the Gleason score would otherwise imply. For example, if a Gleason 4+3 tumor also has some grade 5 cells, the cancer would be considered as being of higher grade disease overall."


spinbiscuit
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   Posted 9/10/2007 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello maria,

We are all praying for Rod's successful surgery, and speedy recovery. Please take a little time to care for yourself as well; try to eat right, and take your vitamins.

God bless you and Rod,

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. margins
DaVinci surgery on 02/23/06
Last PSA 08/26/07 @ 18 months "0"


PianoMan
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   Posted 9/10/2007 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Best to you and Rod Maria Teresa. You WILL get through surgery and before you know it, months will pass.
Keep your chin up kiddo.
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


gtmriviera
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   Posted 9/10/2007 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
We'll be right there with you and Rod.

biker90
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   Posted 9/10/2007 8:07 PM (GMT -7)   
You have your team behind you Maria Teresa. Please take it easy for you will be busy for a while after Rod gets home. Ya gotta take care of youself...

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."
 


Swimom
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   Posted 9/10/2007 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   
:-)  Our thoughts and prayers for Rod tomorrow. We'll be thinking of both of you...
 
Blessings,  Swim and the Captain
 


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 9/10/2007 8:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Best wishes! It will be a long day, but I will pray for a successful surgery and speedy recovery! God Bless!
 
A Doting Daughter

puget
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   Posted 9/10/2007 8:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Already said! He's going to do great!
Puget
60 years old
Dx March 2007
Pre-Surgery Gleason 3+3 = 6
Clinical Stage: T1c
Biopsy: 1 in 10 positive
Da Vinci: June 7, 2007 
Post-Surgery Gleason 3+3 = 6
   Clear at margins
First Post-PSA Sept 07


anniea
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   Posted 9/10/2007 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   

Good luck & remember there will be angels watching over Rod in the operating room, and waiting by your side in the waiting room. It will all be over soon and you will be on the other side of surgery, and home before you know it. You will get through it day by day. Take a deep breath and keep your chin up.

God bless you both, we will be here when you have time to update us.

Rick


Rick & Diana
6-30-06  PSA 2.54
1-22-07  PSA 4.98
1-26-07  PSA 5.09
Diag: 2-14-07 Gleason 8 Stage T1c PSA 5.09
Bone Scan 3-1-07 Clear
Radical retropubic surgery 4-2-07  Post surgery Gleason 9 Stage T3a Positive margins
4-29-07 PSA 0.02
6-9-07   PSA 0.02
7-6-07   PSA 0.03
8-1-07   CT Scan & Chest X-Ray   Clean
 


IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 9/10/2007 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Maria Teresa... look at all the wonderful friends here who are supporting you and Rod!  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  You are in good hands.  Like others have said, be sure you eat right, get some rest, and take care of yourself.  You'll need your strength to help Rod a little when he gets home.

Kind regards,

Barry


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

 


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 9/10/2007 9:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Of course, MT. He'll do great. And so will you. You kids did your homework. See you on "the other side".

Tony
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology was poor: Gleason 4+3=7, 4 positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
 
My PSA did drop out after surgery to undetectable.  It has not returned and I will continue HT until January '08.
 
My Life is supported very well by family and friends like you all.
 
STAY POSITIVE!


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 9/10/2007 9:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Of course, MT. He'll do great. And so will you. You kids did your homework. See you on "the other side".

Tony
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology was poor: Gleason 4+3=7, 4 positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
 
My PSA did drop out after surgery to undetectable.  It has not returned and I will continue HT until January '08.
 
My Life is supported very well by family and friends like you all.
 
STAY POSITIVE!


Cherfd
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   Posted 9/10/2007 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Our thoughts and prayers will be with you tomarrow. We will look forward to a good report once you have time to let us know everything went well. We must all stay positive and look forward to tomarrow.

Cheryl

broker59
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Total Posts : 88
   Posted 9/11/2007 5:47 AM (GMT -7)   
nono  Maria
Today the healing begins!  You & your husband are crossing over to the "have NO prostate" side.  We all hope & pray fro the bestest results!!!! yeah
 
Broker
Broker 59


Date of Dx 3/20/07

PSA: 2.5
Gleeson: 3+4
Stage: T2
Bone Scan Clean

Date of Surgery: 6/21/07  Open RP
 
Post Opp: ALL NEGATIVE margins & L/N, S/V.
Cath out after 18 days = BIG RELIEF!!!
 
PSA: 7/23/07 0.01
 


opie
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   Posted 9/11/2007 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   
You are in our prayers.
Opie

James C.
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   Posted 9/11/2007 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   

Prayers?  Of course... for your hubby and for you, your family and the surgical team who will be there.  Another chapter in the book ends for you.  You and Rod get to start writing the newest chapter shortly. 

Luck and Prayers to you

James C.

 


maldugs
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   Posted 9/11/2007 5:38 PM (GMT -7)   

Good luck to Rod, it will be fine, see you on "the other side".

 

Regards Mal.


age 66 PSA 5.8 DRE slightly firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07 5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7  right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a
RP on 30th July,
Post op Pathology, tumour stage T3a 4+3=7, microcsopic evidence of capsular penetration, seminal vessels, bladder neck, free of tumour, lymph nodes clear, no evidence of metastatic malignancy, tumour does not extend to the apical margins.


mvesr
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   Posted 9/11/2007 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Rod and Mariateresa.

I know things are going to go well for you. It will be easier than you think. Get up and walk around the hospital but don't over do it. In a few months this will all be a distant memory. Please let us know how you are doing and let us know if we can help you.

God Bless and take care

Mika-mvesr
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