Kdnole's - 1st Post PSA

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kdnole
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 152
   Posted 9/13/2007 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
My 1st post PSA results came back undetectable / less than 0.1 - YEA!!!
 
I'll go back again in November and even if it stays the same I will still go see an Oncologist due to having the margin of 1, but things are better or at least I feel better. :-)


Age 44
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3+3=6
T2
Da Vinci 7/31/07 @ Duke
2.5 hr. surgery, released from Duke with in 14 hrs.
Saved both nerve bundles. 
Foley out 8/10/08
Positive Pathology Report 
New Gleason 7
Left side near nerve bundle invloved
Oncology visit in the near future for radiation
Back to work 3 weeks following surgery - Sales


myman
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   Posted 9/13/2007 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   

Kdnole,

The best news you can get!  You said you feel great...that's such a big part of this battle.

I'm sure you have a long wonderful life ahead of you.
 
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 LRP Surgery: 11.8, 12.9, 13.9 Bone scan, CT scan, Endorectal MRI, Chest XR - neg.
09/06/06: 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
09/05/07: PSA 0.1


Dutch
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   Posted 9/13/2007 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Kdnole:
 
Glad to hear you are doing so well and the latest PSA sounds good.  Continued good health.
Dutch
Diagnosed Feb 2001  (Age 65)  Currently 72
PSA 4.8      Gleason 3+3=6      Stage   T2b
Completed Proton Therapy @ Loma Linda - Aug 2001 - No side effects.
6yr PSA - 0.19
Our responsibility now is to educate men about Pca, PSA and the importance of early detection. 
 
 
 


IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 9/13/2007 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   

KdnoleCongrats on your first "goose egg!"  That is terrific!

Idaho


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

Results for first post-op PSA due Sept 18, 2007

Web site: http://pca-info.blogspot.com

 


mvesr
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   Posted 9/13/2007 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
HI. Great news, we are so happy for you.

Mika-mvesr

PianoMan
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   Posted 9/13/2007 10:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey kdnole! My urologist described it to me this way:
"Look at this experience as a brief interruption in an otherwise normal and wonderful life."
It makes sense to me. Seems to be working too!
Enjoy the moment my man, and enjoy many more to come!
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) : 9/13/2007 11:43:47 PM (GMT-6)


bluebird
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   Posted 10/3/2007 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   

  tongue Yea!!  kd and Loved Ones,

 

1st    PSA…   !!!~~~>>>  Woo~Hoo  <<<~~~!!!  undetectable

 

Cause  for   celebration!!!!!  Definitely!!!

What a wonderful day it is ~ each and every-day….   

Enjoy it to the fullest. 

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

 

 

Helping to keep kdnole’s Journey together!!!

06-04-07  New Here

07-26-07  Post Surgery Check list

08-02-07  Back from Surgery

08-09-07  Positive Pathology Result

09-13-07    Kdnole's - 1st Post PSA

09-13-07  Before and After PCa Surgery Pictures

 

 

Hey ~ kd,

Being away for 16 days sure plays havoc with my keeping up-to-date... but I just caught your update on your signature (SIGNATURES ARE SO IMPORTANT TO KEEP UPDATED!!!)  and caught the link (from Barry)  to your Before & After picture!!!!  what a hoot!!!!  tongue

Post Edited (bluebird) : 10/5/2007 8:33:01 AM (GMT-6)


lawink
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   Posted 10/3/2007 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Whooo Hoooo - here's wishing you a lifetime of ZERO'S > > > > > > >
;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.


spinbiscuit
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   Posted 10/3/2007 4:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi kdnole,

We just love to hear you got one of those big fat Goose Eggs! So congrats, and 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. margins
DaVinci surgery on 02/23/06
Last PSA 08/26/07 @ 18 months "0"


biker90
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   Posted 10/3/2007 6:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah kdnole, congratualations and here's hoping all the rest are zeroes too...

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."
 


puget
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 237
   Posted 10/3/2007 8:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news! Nothing like a big zero to make a guy feel on top of the world!
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 = <.01 (Hooray!!)


kw
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   Posted 10/3/2007 8:11 PM (GMT -7)   
We like 0's....

good luck.....KW
    43
    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.
   


creed_three
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Total Posts : 762
   Posted 10/4/2007 2:01 AM (GMT -7)   
What great news for you and your family! So good to hear. Onwards and upwards with living now. I loved your picture by the way. cheers to you.
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).


War-eagle
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Total Posts : 219
   Posted 10/4/2007 4:10 AM (GMT -7)   

GREAT NEWS!

Keep up the zeros. Like they say "life begins at zero".

Keep everyone here informed and keep sounding off your support for others.

Love ya man..................WAR EAGLE

Walt


Age: 54
PSA 43 7/2005
Biopsy 12/14 Gleason 7 & 9
Divinci 9/2005 - spread to bladder
HT - 10/2005 (Eligard every 6 months)
RT - 10/2005 (38 treatments)
PSA 0.12 to 1.9 2/2007
Bone Scan and CT 4/2007
Casodex 4/2007
Spread to Spine (L4 & T5), rib, and pelvis
Zometa infusions 4/2007
PSA 4.9 8/2007
PSA 4.9 9/2007
 
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"


uncledan
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   Posted 10/7/2007 10:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news, nothing like 0's and 1's to make you feel special. So you are on top of the world, enjoy it, exercise and contine to have a positive attitude. God Bless, Uncle Dan
Age 67
No symptoms, DRE negative
10 - 06 PSA 5.44, 01 - 07 PSA 6.47
5 - 07 CT and Bone scans negative
05 - 07 Biopsies, 2 of 6 positive
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 Stage T1c
08 - 14 Dr. Dasari - Baptist Hospital, Nashville
da Vinci RAP, five hours surgery
Some right nerve and all left nerve removed,
Hospital discharged 8 - 16
Pathology report Negative margins
Encapsulated, 50% left side
Lymph nodes 2 R & 1 L - Negative
R & L seminal vesicles - Negative
Gleason changed (4+3) 7 closer to 8 than 6
9 - 26 Great PSA 0.000
9 - 27 Starting on meds for ED
9 - 30 Dry, 2nd day without pad
Viagra no help yet

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