First post-op PSA result

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James C.
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   Posted 11/15/2007 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I had my first PSA test and checkup since catheter removal today, 7 weeks and 3 days after surgery. I was pleased to report to the Urologist/surgeon that I was fully continent at (well, except for 3 times that the I missed the body's call to wake up and pee. eyes I've actually been continent since about 2 weeks after catheter removal).  He was pleased to tell me I had healed completely and could resume any activity I wished, and that my PSA was 0.01.  So we both gave and got good news... :-) He wrote a prescription for a vacuum pump, another one for more Viagra and said to commence in earnest to regain function. yeah   

James C. 
 
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Age 60 
4/19/07   PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7 06/05/07
7/11/07   Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07   Path report:  3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6. 
9/24/07   Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed 
9/26/07   Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07  ED- 25mg Viagra nightly-no joy 
10/19/07  Dry 24 hrs, pad at night just in case
11/15/07  1st PSA 0.01


Dutch
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   Posted 11/15/2007 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   

James:

Congratulations - glad to hear that all is going so good for you. Continued success.

Dutch


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. 
 
 
 


JCL
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   Posted 11/15/2007 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations, James. Here's to many more 0's.
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.
 
 
 


biker90
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   Posted 11/15/2007 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey James,

Great progress!!! We love to hear about zeros, Viagra, pumps and progress...

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. 
Started Tri-Mix on 8/7/07.  .05 ml and 50 mg Viagra.  It works!!!
Next PSA test on 1/15/08
 
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."
 


bluebird
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   Posted 11/15/2007 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   

  tongue    Yea!! James,

 

1st   PSA…   !!!~~~>>>  Woo~Hoo <<<~~~!!! undetectable

 

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

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

Enjoy it to the fullest. 

 

In Friendship ~ 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

 

 

Threads started by:  James C.  

 

11-14-07  First post-op PSA result

11-10-07  Nerve growing pains?

10-26-07  How to use the Chat Room function

10-23-07  Injection Compounding Sources

10-12-07  Found a source of good Real Audio Video dealing with PCa

10-08-07  Journey- James C.- Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy

10-10-07  Got a PSA test 9 days after surgery

10-09-07  ED Question-length to take Viagra therapy

10-06-07   Post Catheter question-going and going and going

10-02-07  Anyone want to interpret this path report for me?

09-28-07  Post-OP info-I made it through

09-22-07  Kegels and stairs and such

09-20-07  Question about wearing a catheter bag

09-05-07  What does left apex mean?

08-29-07  Alright - a challenge (and opportunity) for you folks to support HW


mvesr
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   Posted 11/15/2007 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   

Great news James.  Home you have lots more zeros.

 

Mika


norskie
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   Posted 11/15/2007 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Wonderful news James, keep the zeros coming and the rest will follow shortly, keep the faith.

Norskie
norskie
Age 49, PSA 6.22 on 9-26-06
Biopsy 11-01-06, 2 of 13 cores 10% cancer, 2 other cores abnormal Up-dated 20% prostate cancerous
Gleason score 3+3=6 After Pathology report 3+4=7 some agressive 5 cells found
Da Vinci surgery 01-09-07 UW Madison
Pathology Report- cancer 100 % capsual contained 1-18-07
Catheter removed 1-18-07 suffered bladder spasms Catheter reattached 1-18-07
Catheter removed 2nd time 1-24-07
1st Post PSA Blood Test 3-22-07 <.1 Undetectable
2nd Post PSA Blood Test 7/5/07 <.1 Undetectable
3nd Post PSA Blood Test 11-12-07 .2 monitoring
Next Poat PSA Blood Test Scheduled for 1-17-08
Incontenence-Pad free since end of May 07 4 1/2 months post surgery 
ED back to 95% prior to surgery - no medication required.


spinbiscuit
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   Posted 11/15/2007 9:41 PM (GMT -7)   

Awesome News!!!

 

Definitely cause for celebration.  Have a happy Thanks Giving.

 

Glen


Diagnosed at age 60
PSA went from 2.2 to 3.8 in 14 months
2 of 14 cores positive at 10%
Gleason 6(3+3), negative DRE, neg. margins
DaVinci surgery on 02/23/06
Last PSA 08/26/07 @ 18 months "0"


IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 11/15/2007 10:21 PM (GMT -7)   

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Just what you (and we) wanted to hear! yeah

Celebrate by doing something special for you.

 

Sincerely,

 

Idaho                                               


"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


41diagnosed
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Total Posts : 176
   Posted 11/15/2007 10:25 PM (GMT -7)   
James, GREAT NEWS! I go for my PSA test tomorrow. Hope I can report the same result!
 
42 yo.
PSA 4.65
Gleason scores from 4 pathologies of the same biopsy with 2 of 12 cores positive for cancer (if this isn't confusing to the patient...):
 
1) both cores 3+4 (Weiss Memorial)
2) one 3+4 and one 3+3 (Univ. of Chicago Hosp.)
3) both cores 3+3 (Mass General Hosp.)
4) both cores 3+4 (Northwestern Memorial Hosp.)
 
 
9/17/07 - Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy Surgery at Northwestern Memorial in Chicago by Dr. William Catalona.
 
and the winner is...post op Gleason score of 3+4.
 
Good pathology report with negative margins, no seminal vesicale involvement, no lymphatic or vascular invasion, bladder and urethral free and tumor volume was 5% of 27.3g.  Amazing how something so small can cause such problems!
 
9/27/07 - Catheter removal...let the games begin...
 
 
 
 


IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 11/15/2007 10:36 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear 41diagnosed,

What a blessing for that day to finally come... We'll be watching and waiting for the news!

All the best,

Idaho


"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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