GreenAcres... 14 month Woo~Hoo

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bluebird
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   Posted 10/19/2007 10:53 AM (GMT -7)   

confused    GreenAcres ~ Where's your thread?? 

Hope to see a thread soon ~ please....I'm going a little crazy here....  PSA test "Un-zero-detectable" on 10/16/07.I have a Woo-Hoo that's jumping all around here and don't have a place to put it!!!  Hugs and more hugs for a wonderful report!!!  Yipppeeeee...Hugs to MinPin too!!

10-20-07     She's a rascal.... yeah    She posted here.....

 

Post Edited (bluebird) : 10/20/2007 9:53:31 PM (GMT-6)


GreenAcres
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   Posted 10/20/2007 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, MamaB - it's, like, no big deal. I am sooooooo kidding!

We're 14 months out and still going with an Un-ZERO-detectable. Dr. F. says our recurrence percentages are going down, down, down. Taking all woo-hoos - thanks for checking on us!!!!!

For now, we're happy with the "watch" - not "wait" - mode our doc has recommended. Finally, I think we're moving past the "wait for the other ball to drop" part.

Of course, we get ourselves all wound up before each PSA test - imagining the worst, hoping for the best. Just the way we're wired, I suppose.

We'll be switching back to our local uro, now, but Dr. F. told us to call any time with questions and said they would always be there for us in the future if ever we needed it. I can't say enough for having a great doc - and staff - and hospital - and the Healing Well forum. Now, that we've said goodbye to the great folks in Austin, we know we still have all our forum friends going forward.

Thanks a million!
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
PSA test "Un-zero-detectable" on 10/16/07.
If it stays that way for 7 years, recurrence rate drops to 9%.
Future: PSA tests twice-yearly for now.
 


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 10/20/2007 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
And we'll always be here for you. great job! And isn't it tough to say good bye to the people that go to work every day with intentions of saving peoples lives?

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!


bluebird
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   Posted 10/20/2007 8:54 PM (GMT -7)   

  tongue   Yea!! GreenAcres ,

 

 

14 month  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

 

 

Hey ~ Green,

Great news…  and yes ~ I knew you were kidding!!!!!  Yippee!!!!! 

14 months ~ WOW!  Time is a flying… isn’t it.

I think Dr. Fagin’s name will now appear when typed out.  I guess I’ll find out when I post this.

Hugs and more hugs to you both and Minpin too!!!

From Lee, Buddy, & Murphy too!

 

Post edited ~ signature is updated!! :) Time gets by me sometimes...

Post Edited (bluebird) : 10/21/2007 9:53:23 AM (GMT-6)


creed_three
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   Posted 10/20/2007 9:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Greenacres, Hope you are still partying on! This is wonderful news to celebrate and so glad to hear. cheers to you both...
Creed_three (Lana & CJ)
 
Husband CJ aged 49 yrs. 
First PSA 3.5 (Nov 06). 1 x (5%) core of 12 positive at biopsy. 11 cores negative. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing, on Tuesday 17th April 2007 (Sydney, Australia). Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7.  Cancer confined to prostate. Margins all clear, including bladder neck and seminal vessicles. 
1st PSA 0.01 - undetectable (June 07)
2nd PSA 0.02 - undetectable (Oct 07)
 


myman
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   Posted 10/21/2007 5:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Greenacres,
Here's another Woo~Hoo for you!
Every test puts that much time behind you and moving toward that goal. I hope your road is a smooth one.

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


GreenAcres
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   Posted 10/21/2007 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I can't thank you all enough for popping in. Yes, Tony, it was kinda depressing leaving the office, knowing it was probably the last time.

Thanks a bunch, MamaB for taking care of the word police. It seems. Dr. Fagin's name continues to rise for those in the Texas area (as do many other excellent names). MinPin got a belly rub, too!

Creed - Party On! is all I can say. Always ready to raise a glass with you across the miles and time zones.

Susan, it has been such a pleasure to see all your posts these past months. While your road is rough, you have the calming words so many need coming in here. Our guys are truly heroes and so much more, aren't they?
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
PSA test "Un-zero-detectable" on 10/16/07.
If it stays that way for 7 years, recurrence rate drops to 9%.
Future: PSA tests twice-yearly for now.
 


mvesr
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   Posted 10/21/2007 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Greenacres. Great news on the PSA. Hope they will stay that way forever. Let us know when you have more good news.

Take care

Mika

Magaboo
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   Posted 10/21/2007 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi GreenAcres,
Congratulations on your 14 month goose egg. I'm very happy for you, but can't deny, a little envious. The time just before the test result is always very stressful for most of us, but a zero result makes up for that in a hurry; until next time. Hope that your future road thru life will be paved with lots of goose eggs.
 
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
 


GreenAcres
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Total Posts : 474
   Posted 10/22/2007 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Mika, thanks so much!

Mags - you're sittin' there on a bunch of goose eggs, yourself and a 1st anniversary. And dry, too! We, on the other hand are still dealing with drips and squirts. Better by far than just 6 months ago and still hoping to hit a new level. But, that remains our one frustration. And always on our minds, but not badly enough to seek a sling or other intervention.
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
PSA test "Un-zero-detectable" on 10/16/07.
If it stays that way for 7 years, recurrence rate drops to 9%.
Future: PSA tests twice-yearly for now.
 


IdahoSurvivor
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Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 10/22/2007 11:05 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi GreenAcres,

I think 14 months of zeros deserves the BIG GOOSE!

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Congratulations!... and a very loooooooooong trail of goose eggs to come!

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

My web site: http://pca-info.blogspot.com

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