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   Posted 10/12/2007 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
One year ago today 10/12/07 I was having my prostate removed by Mr. DaVinci. I just want to celebrate my anniversary by saying Thank You to all the folks on this forum that encouraged and shared their story with me. I am doing wonderful, no incontinence, and YIPEE! YI YO KIYAY!!!!!  no erectile dysfunction as of 08/12/07 yeah  Married 37 years same woman and what a wonderful supportive caring woman! My PSA is 0.02 each time since my surgery.  Thanks Again Healing Well. I will hang around and watch and post when appropriate.
57 years old when Diagnosed 08/06 Biopsy 5 of 12 bad  PSA 4.3 Gleason 7 Surgery 10/12/06 

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   Posted 10/12/2007 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   

Happy Anniversary - continue to do well.





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. 

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   Posted 10/12/2007 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Its a great day to be cancer free for one year!!!!


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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   Posted 10/12/2007 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrat!! I look forrward to my 1-yr anniversary and hope I do as well has you have -- on all fronts! Check in now and then and let us know how you're doing.
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!!)

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   Posted 10/12/2007 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi 56 pontiac.

I have a 77 Ventura SJ. A friend has a yard full of 63 tempests. Great to hear the good news and hope you have a lifetime of no more PC.


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   Posted 10/12/2007 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   

tongue    Yea !  ~   Pontiac56 & Loved Ones,


1st  Year !!!~~~>>>  Woo~Hoo  <<<~~~!!! Undetectable


October 12th….. a year ~ cancer free!!!

An anniversary really worth celebrating!!!


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

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

Enjoy it to the fullest. 

Yippeeeee!!!!!! From  Lee & Buddy


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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


Pontiac ~

It blows us away to reflect back on October 12, 2006, when 3 of our members had surgery!!!  Has it really been 1 year???

We definitely had you in our thoughts and prayers today ~ even said ~ Happy Anniversary to all 3 of you guys!  Hope we hear from the others… it’s important…  

Thank you for staying close.  Keeping you close as you continue to move forward…

In Friendship ~ 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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   Posted 10/12/2007 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations Pontiac on your 1 year anniversary. Hope fully I can join the 1 year club in about 4 weeks.
I never thought that when some one calls me a 'zero' I'd be happy :-).

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

M. Kat
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   Posted 10/12/2007 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
congrats 56Pontiac! welcome to the club of 1 year anniversaries! here's to many more years of good health!! 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!

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   Posted 10/15/2007 7:22 AM (GMT -6)   

Great news. I am hoping to follow in your footsteps. Today is my 3 month anniversary post DaVinci. No incontinence, and I'm working on the ED. I would really like to be there by next month. End of November I will get my first taste of injections if it's not at 100%. Not really looking forward to that. Only because it's an unknown.

Thanks for everything. Will still keep you in my prayers.
51 years old
T1c 3+3=6
DaVinci July 16, 2007
largest cancer .2mm
Bladder Sling installed during prostate removal
nerve sparing with both nerve bundles intact
all cancer contained within prostate nothing near margins
PSA after 6 weeks <0.1 - undetectable
11 weeks post-op - no more pads

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 10/15/2007 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Great job 56!
And our hopes are for a fine future.

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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   Posted 10/16/2007 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   

Way to go 56!  Just outstanding.  Congratulations and here's to many more anniversaries.



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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   Posted 10/16/2007 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go 56! I'm just a few days behind you on the 1 year date.

    PSA 5.7 - Discovered during Annual Physical with Family Practice Dr.
        Biopsy Sept. 27, 2006 - Diagnosis Sept. 29 - 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate, Gleason 7
        RRP on Oct. 17, - Nerves on right side saved.
    All Lab's clear.  No Cancer outside prostate
    Cathiter in for 28 days 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.
    Oct 17, 2007 1 year Post Op - Still fighting moderate / severe incontenance.  Erections usable!

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 10/16/2007 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats 56 Pontiac!  Keep the good news coming!
I'm nine months out of surgery and feeling very well.
I'm also at my one-year anniversary from the ominous phone call I got from my family doc on a Sunday morning in mid-October 2006, to tell me my PSA was high and to refer me to a urologist.
From there, my PCa journey began.  I was diagnosed two days before Thanksgiving and had surgery 11 days after New Years.  It was a tough holiday season.  BUT...
Time has flown and like so many others here, I got through it, thank God.
To all you newcomers to -- welcome.  Time will fly for you too -- believe it or not.
Do your research and trust that you will be OK -- because you will.  And before you know it, you'll be celebrating your one-year anniversary and many more to come.
We're all gonna beat this thing.
Love ya,

D.O.B - 8/9/52

PSA: First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1

DRE: Negative

Biopsy results 11/22/06.  Both lobes involved.  Six out of eight cores positive - from 100 percent to 90, to 60, to 50, two 20s and two zeros.

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.  Volume of tumor much less than biopsy suggested.  12 percent overall.

First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07

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

Post Edited (PianoMan) : 10/16/2007 9:52:44 PM (GMT-6)

Mike A
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   Posted 10/17/2007 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
56 Pontiac,
You are an inspiration to all of us, and a goal for me personally! I'm so happy to wish you and your wonderful Wife a Happy 1 year anniversary!

ps. My Dad had a '56 chevy wagon, but my Uncle had a '56 Pontiac convertible, and I loved that car!!!!
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.
October, 2007 - Nine Month Post-op: PSA back down to 0.02 Non-Detectable...Yay! Almost totally dry! Only slight improvement in ED - Will try injections if not improved by next appointment.
"If patience is a virtue, I feel like the most virtuous guy on the planet!"

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   Posted 10/17/2007 10:42 PM (GMT -6)   
That's the great, news we all long to hear. Wishing you a long and happy life, 56 P.

All the best to you and your dear wife,
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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   Posted 10/17/2007 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hope you have had a great week of celebrations 56. So glad to hear all is well with you and your wife. great news. cheers
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).

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