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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 10/4/2007 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry I have been gone so long. Had my 3rd psa 10 months after surgey PSA non detectable. Good news. Am going to have a sling installed for the incontenance. Hope that resolves it. Thanks
Diagnosed March 06
PSA 4.4
Two biopsies. One core of each 5% cancer, two suspicious
Gleason 3+3=6
DaVinci surgery Nov 1, 06
Cancer confined to prostate
Ist PSA 6 weeks post op less than 0.02
2nd PSA 4 months undetectable
Next PSA end of June

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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 474
   Posted 10/4/2007 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
That's wonderful news -non detectable! Can you believe it has been almost a year?

Sorry you're heading down the road to a sling. We may join in one of these days, but not quite ready. Will be very eager to hear how that goes.
Husband age 66
PSA on 5/1/06: 4.2 (had doubled in 13 mos. and rising monthly)
DaVinci Surgery 8/2/06 - Austin, TX w/Dr. Randy F.A.G.I.N.
T2a (at biopsy)
At pathology - cancer cell leakage into fatty tissue
Post-Surgical PSA on 10/06, 4/07 - undetectable!
Update: 11/1/06 - perhaps bladder neck involvement; 30%-50% chance of recurrence
Future: PSA tests twice-yearly for now - Next one: 10/16/07

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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 237
   Posted 10/4/2007 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on the continuing ZEROs!! That's great news!
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!!)

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 10/4/2007 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Daveed,
Geez, they're coming out of the woodwork. This last couple weeks some of our older brethren, you, kziz, Mozart, etc. have returned to say hi. And good to hear from you too. Good numbers and hopefully good results with the incontinance. Take care and don't forget to let us know how the sling works.

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.

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 10/4/2007 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Daveed,

We love hearing about undetectable PSAs! And its nice to see you post again...

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."

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 10/4/2007 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Daveed,

It's been a long time, but glad to hear your PSA was a "0". Good luck with the sling; post us when ever you get a chance.

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"

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   Posted 10/4/2007 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Daveed . . .keep those ZEROOOOOOO's coming . . they are awesome! Good luck with the sling!
;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.

Regular Member

Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 10/4/2007 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great Daveed yeah good numbers. Best wishes with the sling.

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   Posted 10/4/2007 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Daveed. Great news on the zero's. Hope you have many more. Kep in touch.


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   Posted 10/4/2007 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Daveed - it's nice to "see" you here and with such great news on the PSA!
I wish you well with the sling, I'm sure some of the guys here will be interested to hear your outcome.

All the best,
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

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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 741
   Posted 10/4/2007 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm really glad to hear about the PSA, sorry about the sling. I expect that you will do well. I thank you for all the help you were to me a year ago.


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?

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 10/4/2007 9:26 PM (GMT -6)   
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Nice to meet you, Daveed.

I'm so glad to hear your report.  Keep those zeros coming!

Kind regards,

"Idaho" ~ Barry


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

1st PSA 0.04 (undetectable) 9/11/2007

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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 10/4/2007 10:21 PM (GMT -6)   

  tongue tongue tongue    Yea!!  Daveed and Loved Ones,


3rd    PSA…   !!!~~~>>>  Woo~Hoo  <<<~~~!!!


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 daveed’s Journey together!!!  Here are a few of his personal threads…

Latest PSA

Daveed Update

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeee's Baaaaaaaaaack (daveed)


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Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 10/4/2007 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
tongue  Hey ~ Daveed,
It is great hearing from you!  You how important information is about this journey we are all on.  I hope and pray that you will stay with us ~ and share your knowledge along the way when you get your sling.  A friends brother has one (he's in his 70's) and he said it changed his life!  So ~ go for it and we wish for you a smooth journey.
I keep you close by using a special phrase you shared...
                                 and it holds true now from us to you... yeah   

Our Hands are Reaching Out to You!!!

special words borrowed from daveed

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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