Group Hugs for Chas036 Surgery Day ~ September 25th, 2007

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bluebird
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   Posted 9/23/2007 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   

tongue     Hi ~  Chas & Loved Ones,

 

Thinking of you and sending special thoughts your way as you move toward surgery day…  As you feel up to it ~ touch base!!

 

We hope  “Our Journey” helped to guide you over at least one stepping-stone on your path.  Keeping you close… in thoughts and prayers. 

 

“Our hands will be on your shoulders”

special words borrowed from hamala

 

In Friendship,

 

~~*~~*~~*~~~)*&^%  Group Hug %^&*(~~~*~~*~~*~~

 

From the 3 of us...

Lee, Buddy, & Murphy

Post Edited (bluebird) : 9/25/2007 4:41:52 AM (GMT-6)


biker90
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   Posted 9/23/2007 6:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Chas,

Best of luck tomorrow. We are all here waiting to here about your successful outcome. Please keep us posted...

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."
 


JCL
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   Posted 9/23/2007 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
You are in my prayers, Chas. God's speed.
Age: 49
Diagnosed: March 25, 2007
PSA: 3.0
Biopsy: Gleason 6, 5 out of 12 core samples positive for cancer with <5% on all 5.
DaVinci Surgery: May 21, 2007 at Florida Hospital, Orlando. Surgery took 1 hour and 45 minutes. According to my surgeon, prostate peeled away nicely and everything went text book. Nerves spared.
Pathology Report: Upgraded to Gleason 7 (3+4), Negative margins, seminal vesicles negative, lymph nodes left intact, 15% of prostate involved by cancer.
1st Post-op PSA: <0.01
2nd Post-op PSA: Scheduled September 27, 2007.
Continence: Out of pads 5 weeks post-op. Still have some minor stress incontinence from time to time but it's not an issue.
Erections: Yes! With the assistance of Cialis.
Family History: Father diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1997 at age 67. Prostate removed and has had a <0.1 PSA ever since.


Magaboo
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   Posted 9/23/2007 8:11 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Chas,

Best of luck to you. Please stay in touch. The other site is waiting.

 

Magaboo


Born Sept., 1936
PSA 7.9
Stage T1C
Gleason's Score 3+4=7
Open RP 28 Nov 06
Dry since early Jan 07
1st PSA result on 15 March 07 = 0
2nd PSA result on 15 June 07 = 0
3rd PSA result on 12 September 07 = 0
 


Swimom
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   Posted 9/23/2007 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

Swim
 


War-eagle
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Total Posts : 219
   Posted 9/24/2007 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   

Chas,

You are in our prayers.

War Eagle, baby.

Walt


Age: 54
PSA 43 7/2005
Biopsy 12/14 Gleason 7 & 9
Divinci 9/2005 - spread to bladder
HT - 10/2005
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, rib, and pelvis
Zometa infusions 4/2007
PSA 4.9 8/2007


uncledan
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   Posted 9/24/2007 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Chas, You probably didn't take a comuter to the hospital with you so you will read this post a couple of days past surgery. Good luck, great doctors, and positive attitude will get you through. Our prayers are with you as you go through your surgery today. God Bless, Uncle Dan
Age 67
No symptoms, DRE negative
10-06 PSA 5.44 01-07 PSA, 6.47 CT and Bone scan negative
05-07 Biopsies, 2 of 6 positive, Gleason Score (3+4) 7 Stage T1c
08-14 Dr. Dasari - Baptist Hospital, da Vinci RAP, five hours surgery
Hospital 2 1/2 days, 8 -14 to 8 -16
Pathology report Negative margins, Cancer encapsulated,
Lymph nodes 2 R & 1 L - Negative, R & L seminal vesicles - Negative
Gleason changed (4+3) 7 closer to 8 than 6
9-20 Small infrequent leaks, Use pad when out, Sleeping without pad.


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 9/24/2007 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, confined cancer and a lifetime of 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000's!!

Doting daughter/Chayna


Father's Information
DX July 15, 2007
Age 62 (now 63)
PSA 5.5
Original Gleason 3+4=7 
Post Surgery Gleason- 4+3=7
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Positive Right Margin
One positive node
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
T3a N1 M0
In process of determining follow up therapy
 
 


IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 9/24/2007 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Chas,

Today is your big day!... We're all sending a lot of positive energy your way with our thoughts and prayers! 

Take care, buddy!

Kind regards,

Idaho


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

PSA 0.04 (undetectable) 9/11/2007

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

 


mariateresa
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Total Posts : 95
   Posted 9/24/2007 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Joining hands, hearts and prayers with everyone here for your healing!

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 - Cancelled due to anesthesia complications
Robotic Surgery Rescheduled for September 25, 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."


Mike A
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 213
   Posted 9/24/2007 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Chas,
Agreeing with everybody here, and sending warm thoughts and best wishes your way! See you on the other side!
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!"


bluebird
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   Posted 9/25/2007 3:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Chas... Good to hear from you and to know that you feel our strength coming to you.
Yep ~ I had the right date but as swim would say... darn theses nails. (oops can't blame them cuz they aren't long... good try Lee!!)

Keeping you extra close and you are right ~ the prep is worse!!!
This stepping-stone will soon be behind you and you'll be on the recovery/healing stone and we will all be right there waiting.
Hugs from Lee & Buddy

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 :)

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