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Doting Daughter
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   Posted 10/18/2007 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
So...in the week or so that I have been gone, I had a healthy baby boy! Hooray!  My dad arrived back in Seattle yesterday and we found out the results of his first post-op PSA today......0.07.   Undetectable right?  He has his appt at VM tomorrow!  Hope you are all well and thanks for your prayers and support!  
 
Doting Daughter....and mother :)
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
 
 


Pete42
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   Posted 10/18/2007 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey congrats on both pieces of news!

Diagnosed 1/26/07
Stage Tc1
Gleason 6
PSA 3.8
12 samples, positive in one 15%
Biopsy - 1% involvement, no bladder neck, Gleason 3+3, Tc1
Age 51
Surgery (robotic) May 4 2007 City of Hope
Final pathology - fully contained to prostate, TC1, Gleason 3+ 3
Fully continent one month
First Post op PSA - Undetectable
Second Post Op PSA (8/22/07)- Undetectable
Still no luck with ED start injections 10/06/07
 


biker90
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   Posted 10/18/2007 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Good for you and good for dad...

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 - 10/17/07 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 1/15/08
 
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."
 


Tamu
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   Posted 10/18/2007 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Blessings abound for you!! Congratulations!!

Tamu
Diagnosed 7/6/06, 1 of 10 core samples, 40%,Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3
Da Vinci on 11/01/06, Catheter out on 11/13/06
56 Years Old
Post Op Path, Gleason 3+3, Approx. 5% of prostate involved
Prostate Confined, margins clear
Undetectable PSA on 12/18/06
No more pads as of 1/13/07
Began injections in April '07
Undetectable PSA on 6/25/07


Missyj
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   Posted 10/18/2007 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   

Fantastic news!

Bet you and grandpa are doubly delighted with your week's work!

Well done to all of you

Julia


Age - 59
Dianosed - July 07
Gleason 8 (4+4)
PSA - 17
Bone Scan - August 07 revealed mets to spine, neck, rib, shoulder and pelvis
MRI - August 07 revealed seminal vesicle involvement
Treatment - Zolodex started on August 10th
 


JCL
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Total Posts : 242
   Posted 10/18/2007 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Good for both of you. Congratulations!
Age: 49
Diagnosed: March 25, 2007
PSA: 3.0
Biopsy: Gleason 6. Five of twelve core samples positive with <5% each. No perineural invasion seen.
DaVinci Surgery: May 21, 2007 at Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida. Surgery took one hour and 45 minutes. According to my surgeon, everything went textbook and the prostate peeled away nicely.
Post-op Pathology Report: Upgraded to Gleason 7 (3+4), negative margins, negative capsular penetration, negative seminal vesicles, lymph nodes left intact, multifocal perinural invasion, 15% of prosate involving cancer in both lobes.
Continence: Out of the pads at five weeks. Still have some very minor stress incontinence at times but it's not an issue. Still Kegel every day and will continue to do so.
Erections: Yes! With the assistance of Cialis.
1st Post-op PSA: <0.1
2nd Post-op PSA: <0.1
Family history: My Father had his prostate removed at age 67 in 1997 and has had a <0.1 PSA for the past 10 years. I was diagnosed at a much earlier age and had a more agressive cancer than my father. Go figure.
 
 
 


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 10/18/2007 12:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all so much! My dad was so excited to come up and see the baby, but so nervous about his PSA test.  (All of us were)  Today is a good day and we are taking all the good days we can get! 

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
 
 


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 10/18/2007 12:40 PM (GMT -7)   
A good day....Sounds like an excellent day! Outstanding! Super congrats on the baby boy.

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!


puget
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   Posted 10/18/2007 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news!  Congratulations to all!!

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!!)


War-eagle
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Total Posts : 219
   Posted 10/18/2007 2:43 PM (GMT -7)   

Well, me and the wife were talking about you just this morning and wondering if the baby had arrived. What a special time for you. Great news about dad. Still in our prayers.

Keep in mind the decorating if you need some help from an HT guy. :)

I just thought of a wonderful image............you get to celebrate TWO new lives, now. Both have been given a new beginning. And you have had that huge weight lifted from your shoulders.

What joy.

With love and prayers...................and a BIG BABY BLUE 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 4.8 8/2007
PSA 4.9 9/2007
PSA 5.4 10/07
 
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"


myman
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   Posted 10/18/2007 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Doting...what a wonderful time for all of you! A baby...there's nothing like it and many of us here who have grandchildren know your dad's joy!

Great news on his PSA and I hope it's just one of many undetectables for him.

So, now that the 2 big events are past - your sweet baby's birth and your Dad's first PSA test I'm hoping you can get some rest!

Yes, you are a Doting Daughter and you'll be a wonderful mom. I wish 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


mvesr
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   Posted 10/18/2007 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news. We are so happy for you both.

Mika

bluebird
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   Posted 10/19/2007 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   

  tongue Yea!! Chayna, Dad, & Family,

 

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

 

  smurf And a ..   tongue   cool HORRAY ~ for mama Chayna and papa!!

 

Happy Birth Day ~ Little One
We’re glad you made it safely. 
What a gift you are….to so many!
Hugs from
    Miss Lee, Mr. Buddy, & Master Murphy :)

                                       http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb179/mamabluebird1955/Murphy.jpg

 

Mike A
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Total Posts : 213
   Posted 10/19/2007 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Way to go, Mom! Congratulate "Grandpa" as well!!!
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.
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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