"Dear Lee & Buddy (+ Murphy of course), Jim & MaryLu, Cedar, Puget, Pete42, "Green" (my dear cyber-drinking partner), Kat and others,
Guess What! Another undetectable test with 0.02 PSA today - 19th October!
CJ hung the washing out, vaccumed and cleaned the bathroom before he rang up for the results today! I rang him at 11am today from work to ask him what it (PSA) was and he told me he had not rung up yet.... Anyway, thank goodness he finally did ring ....(and I have a really clean house!)...
It (the test) was 0.02 (19/10/07), and since the tests are ultra sensitive these days, we are happy with that, as is still undetectable for CJ, for which I thank God sincerely.
Thank you all for your kind words of support in the last few weeks. It has lifted my mood immensely, so I guess I should get out more now, and share with a few friends closer by! We are going out to dinner tonight with our son to celebrate soon. Love to you all, Lana & CJ.
PS. The updated signature is a little over-the-top! However, you know me Lee, I WILL edit this one a little in a while! In fact have already done so once... cheers....
Creed_three (Lana & CJ)
Parents of 7 yr old son, and share 2 adult kids (30 and 22 yrs)
Married 7 years.
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. 2 x small cancerous lesions near R. Apex identified (Gleeson 7 - intermediate). Size of larger lesion was approx 1/5th of a sugar cube. Smaller lesion was smaller than that.
In good health 6 months post-op. No continence issues to 6 months.
1st PSA 0.01 - undetectable (June 07)
2nd PSA 0.02 - undetectable (Oct 07)
Very thankful to many friends on this "healing well" prostate cancer forum!"
REPLY FROM MY CYBER-DRINKING PARTNER - Greenacres (also recently celebrating another undetectable)... on 19/10/07
Hey, Creed - it's PARTY time! That's the best news - and while no excuses are ever needed for tipping a glass or two - here's one for you! We just got our undetectable, so I think this calls for a "double."
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.
Creed_three (Lana & CJ)