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   Posted 12/7/2007 12:45 AM (GMT -6)   
pianoguy1 said...

Posted 6 Dec 2007 5:34 PM (GMT -8)  
Hi, all, I'm a new member, awaiting robotic surgery with Dr. Samadi on the 17th. I greatly appreciate all you who are posting here and look forward to corresponding as I go through this next curious phase of my life. See you on the other side of this procedure...
Happy Holidays.
Age 56
PSA 6.9 (was 5.5 last year)
Gleason 6
1 out of 6 cores positive, contained
Diagnosed 9/24/07

Hi ~  pianoguy1 & Loved Ones…


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   Posted 12/7/2007 12:48 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi pianoguy1 ~

We’re sorry for the reason you’re with us, but so glad to have you here.

Please feel comfortable to share as if you’ve always been here!  Discuss anything you'd like about your decision-making process and ask any questions you'd like to.


The more information you are able to share with us, the better your new friends on HealingWell can respond to you.

Finally, a very warm welcome to you and your loved ones!  yeah

Keeping you close in our thoughts and prayers as you prepare for your treatment.

All the best,



"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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   Posted 12/7/2007 2:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi pianoguy1,
Welcome to this forum. I know that you will find support, suggestions, answers to all sorts of question, compassion and more here from members that have been where you are right now.
Ask any questions you may have and we will try to answer as best as we can. In a few days you will be on the 'other side' and look forward to a speedy and complete recovery.
All the best to you.

Born Sept., 1936
PSA 7.9
Stage T1C
Gleason's Score 3+4=7
Open RP 28 Nov 06
by Dr. Goodman in Chilliwack, B.C., Canada
Catheter out 15 Dec 06
Dry since 11 Feb 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

Tim G
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   Posted 12/7/2007 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, Donald. I hope you are helped by the comaraderie and information on this forum. When I joined, it was a great comfort to know I was not alone in my prostate cancer journey.  Take care and hang in there...Tim 

Age 59 PSA 2.6 (Quadrupled in one year) Gleason 5
Bilateral nerve-sparing RRP 6/21/06
Cancer confined to prostate, post-op PSA's non-detectable

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   Posted 12/7/2007 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Donald,

You have found a great place for information and comfort. Please stay us, we can all get well together...

Age 73. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06.  Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C. Gleason 3+4. Cancer confined to prostate.
PSAs from  1/3/07 - 10/17/07 0.00. 
Next PSA test on 1/15/08
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."

James C.
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   Posted 12/7/2007 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Donald, sorry I missed seeing you come on.  Welcome, sorry you have to be here, but it's the best place to be, nonetheless.

James C. 
Help support the forums so they can support you:  http://www.healingwell.com/donate 
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  ED-continue 25mg Viagra, no response, begin Vacorect pump-
11/15/07  1st PSA 0.01, fully continent- no pads
12/17/07  ED- 3 mts.-continue Viagra and pump-no change-no response

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   Posted 12/9/2007 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Donald. Sorry you have to be here with us but we are glad you came. This forum is a group of kind, caring and informative people. Please ask any questions you have and the people here will be glad to help you all we can. We are praying for a good journey through this prostate cancer thing for you. Good luck with your surgery and keep in touch.


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   Posted 12/16/2007 11:58 PM (GMT -6)   

    tongue Hi ~  Donald & Loved Ones,


Welcome New Friend ~

Thinking of you and sending special thoughts your way as you move toward surgery day…  As you feel up to it ~ touch base!!


We hope  “Our Journey” helps to guide you over at least one stepping-stone on your path.  Keeping you close… in thoughts and prayers. 


“Our hands will be on your shoulders”

special words borrowed from hamala


In Friendship,


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From the 3 of us...

Lee, Buddy, & Murphy

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 :)

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