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creed_three
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   Posted 10/23/2007 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,  :-)
 
Just re-posted this below..  from last week - my dear friend Mama Blue is about to do a traditional "W0O HOO" I think.....and has asked me to re-post to highight ANOTHER ZERO!! It is now the next week and still celebrating here..... in addition (Oct 07) CJ's T level within normal range too. All good.
 
Posted last week 19 Oct on Strange experience thread:
 
 "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. yeah
 
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)
 
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)
 


biker90
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   Posted 10/23/2007 11:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Lana,

I'll pitch in a big WOO-HOO for Bluebird (she's probably already gone to bed) and for all of us here that are cheering for CJ. Vacuumed huh? He's gonna ruin our image...

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."
 


IdahoSurvivor
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Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 10/24/2007 12:17 AM (GMT -6)   
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Wonderful News on the Zeros!  Congratulations!!!


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


GreenAcres
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 474
   Posted 10/24/2007 7:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, as they say, "it's 5 o'clock somewhere!" Here's an official CHEERS!!!!

I decree that the more zeros we stack up, the longer we get to celebrate each time.

And a big thanks to Idaho for all the neat WOO-HOO graphics! (I loved our Goose laying the "golden" eggs - they truly are worth their weight in gold.)
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.
 


lifeline
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 67
   Posted 10/24/2007 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Creed_three: congratulations, way to go!!! hope this continues for you, it's always good to hear good news. keep up the good fight. yours sincerely, lifeline

puget
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 237
   Posted 10/24/2007 4:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Here's another WOO-HOOOOOO!!! Keep those zeros coming!
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!!)


56pontiac
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 10/24/2007 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah   yeah yeah yeah yeah  I LIKE TO HEAR GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!!!!

Swimom
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   Posted 10/24/2007 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
:-)   :-) :-) Very very promising news CJ !!!
 
Swim
 


M. Kat
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   Posted 10/25/2007 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news Lana & CJ! wow, all that house work - he's a doll! can he come to my house sometime? we love to see those zeroes. I'll toast to everyone the next time I have something besides water in my glass. take care all... 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!


lawink
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   Posted 10/26/2007 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Adding our owh WHOOO HOOO to your post. Zero's are the best on this test! Nothing beats the feeling of elation upon hearing the result does it? Wishing you a lifetime of ZEROOOOOOO's!!
;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.


Cedar Chopper
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 432
   Posted 10/26/2007 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Lana,

Wir sollten alles das Aussie Bier trinken fur seinem Gemutlichkeit!

Any hints on how to train my German Shepherds to vacuum the house?

Here's a toast to your listening hearts, Lana & CJ.

CCEdar

myman
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 10/27/2007 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
CJ - Congrats to you both...many more zero's to you!

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


bluebird
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   Posted 10/28/2007 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
tongue  Yea !  ~ CJ, Lana, & Loved Ones,

 

6th Month …..PSA!!!~~~>>>  Woo~Hoo  <<<~~~!!!  undetectable

 

Cause  for   celebration!!!!!

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

          Enjoy it to the fullest ~ dear friends.

 

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

 

Dear Lana & CJ,

Thank you so much for sharing your journey with all of us.  It is truly a pleasure walking this path with special friends.  We are under the same stars, moon, and sun… what a warm feeling this brings when we think of you and yours.

You have truly traveled well and you’ve given yourself the proper healing/recovery time.  This is soooo important.  Sending special hugs to you!!

Thank you for starting this thread.  It is so important for all of us to know the different stepping-stones we each have facing us.  Caring Enough to Share.  That’s what makes HealingWell so powerful. 

Gentle Hugs and Warm Thoughts are coming to you from Charleston, South Carolina.  And tomorrow our thoughts and prayers will be coming from Bermuda!!  That’s why our Woo~Hoo is a little late coming. 

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 :)


dutchy
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 10/29/2007 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dutchy's husband:
 7/6: PSA 1,946, multiple bone metastases in thoracic, lumbar spine, pelvis, bilateral ribs and proximal left tibia, 2 weeks Casodex (50 mg)
25/6: PSA 407, Lupron injection (22.5 mg) + Zometa (4 mg IV)
20/8: PSA 3,7
24/9: Started 50 mg Casodex daily
29/9: PSA 0.7
30/9: Lupron injection (22.5 mg) + Zometa (4 mg IV)
 
 
           

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