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Jetman
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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 12/18/2007 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
 Just got back from the Doctors office today. My 1st Post Surgery PSA, at 3 months is 0.0 (undetectable). Also I am down to 1 pad a day, and only wear one when I go out. When I'm at home I don't wear any. On the E.D. front, that is also better with 100 mg of Viagra. Things are looking up. 
 THANK YOU, SANTA.

56 years old
Had 3 Prostate needle Biopsies done in the last 8 years all negative.  
Last Biopsy done on July 6th, 07 Positive in one sample.
March 2007 PSA 10
May 2007 PSA 12.1
Pre-surgery Gleason grade 3+3=6
Sept 4, 2007- Robotic Laparscopic prostatectomy Surgery Nerve-sparing right side, took half of the left side, 
                    took Seminal vesicles, and vas deferens, bilateral, and 
                    Lymph nodes left side, pelvic. NO Malignancy found out side of
                    the Prostate.
Post Surgery, Pathologic Stage: pT2(m) NO Mx
                   Gleason score: 4+4=8
                   Tumor volume: approximately 35%
 Oct 19, 2007 - Catheter removed after 45 days
 Oct 31, 2007 - Start Pelvic Floor Muscle Rehab, once a week for 6 to 12 weeks for incontinence.
 


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8122
   Posted 12/18/2007 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Good news indeed. This oughta make it a very nice Christmas for ya...


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.
 
Visit my journey at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!


myman
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 12/18/2007 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Wonderful! Good for you Jetman.

Have a Merry Christmas,

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
11/27/07: PSA 0.1


bluebird
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 12/18/2007 9:03 PM (GMT -7)   
tongue    Yea!! Jetman,

 

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

 


Magaboo
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1209
   Posted 12/18/2007 9:32 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi jetman,

Merry Christmas and an even better 2008.
Congratulations on your PSA result. May you have many more.
 
Magaboo

Born Sept., 1936
PSA 7.9
Stage T1C
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7
2 of 8 positive
Open RP 28 Nov 06
by Dr. Goodman in Chilliwack, B.C., Canada
Post op staging T3
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Left and right sides involed
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06
Dry since 11 Feb 07
ED OK since Nov., 07 (with 25mg Sildenafil)
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) = 0
so far, so good.
 
 
 


PianoMan
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 365
   Posted 12/18/2007 10:33 PM (GMT -7)   
HO-ho-ho Jetman.  Sounds like things are looking "up," in more ways than one!
Happy Holidays!

D.O.B - 8/9/52

PSA: First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1

DRE: Negative

Biopsy results 11/22/06.  Both lobes involved.  Six out of eight cores positive - from 100 percent to 90, to 60, to 50, two 20s and two zeros.

Gleason 3+3 = 6

Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007

Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.  Volume of tumor much less than biopsy suggested.  12 percent overall.

First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07

Second post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 9/11/07


biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1463
   Posted 12/18/2007 10:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Jetman,

Great news!!! We do love to be zeros...

Jim
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."
 


Tim G
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2246
   Posted 12/18/2007 11:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats on your first zero PSA. It's time to celebrate! \O/ \O/ \O/
 
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


IdahoSurvivor
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 12/18/2007 11:37 PM (GMT -7)   

JETMAN, THIS ONE'S FOR YOU!!

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Congratulations on your first zero!  Nicely done!
 
We're looking for more good news from you as you progress. 
 
Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!
 
(and War Eagle... thanks for reminding me about the ASCII goose!)
 
Kind regards,
 
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  9/11/2007   <0.04 (undetectable)

2nd PSA 12/10/2007  <0.04

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


spinbiscuit
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 818
   Posted 12/19/2007 12:32 AM (GMT -7)   

Congratulations!!!

 

This is the best way to head into the Holidays…

Have a Merry Christmas & Happy New year!

 

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"


Jetman
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 30
   Posted 12/19/2007 3:33 AM (GMT -7)   
THANK YOU, To all of YOU. Have a Merry Christmas.
56 years old
Had 3 Prostate needle Biopsies done in the last 8 years all negative.  
Last Biopsy done on July 6th, 07 Positive in one sample.
March 2007 PSA 10
May 2007 PSA 12.1
Pre-surgery Gleason grade 3+3=6
Sept 4, 2007- Robotic Laparscopic prostatectomy Surgery Nerve-sparing right side, took half of the left side, 
                    took Seminal vesicles, and vas deferens, bilateral, and 
                    Lymph nodes left side, pelvic. NO Malignancy found out side of
                    the Prostate.
Post Surgery, Pathologic Stage: pT2(m) NO Mx
                   Gleason score: 4+4=8
                   Tumor volume: approximately 35%
 Oct 19, 2007 - Catheter removed after 45 days
 Oct 31, 2007 - Start Pelvic Floor Muscle Rehab, once a week for 6 to 12 weeks for incontinence.
 Dec 18, 2007 - 1st Post op PSA  0.0 (undetectable)


Mike A
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 213
   Posted 12/19/2007 6:01 AM (GMT -7)   
So happy for you Jetman! Have a Merry Christmas, and a blessed 2008! Keep the Zeros coming!
Best,
Mike
June 2005 - Age 53 PSA 4.8 at regular physical
October 2005 - After several rounds of anti-biotics, PSA 5.2 at Urlogist
November 2005 - Biopsy negative
July 2006 - PSA 5.9 at regular Physical
October 2006 - After several more rounds of anti-biotics PSA 8.1
November 2006 - Second biopsy - Positive
December 2006 - Gleason (3+4=7), Tumor T1c, CT Scan and Bone Scan Negative
January 2, 2007 Robotic Prostatectomy, University of Rochester Medical Center - Tumor confined but larger than thought, only one nerve able to be spared. Margins clear.
February 2007 - Three to four pads a day, no erection with viagara.
March 2007 - Down to two pads a day, had first intercourse with Erecaid pump and bands, otherwise still flat tire.
April 2007 - First Post-Surgical PSA 0.02 and a great relief! Down to one pad a day. Still unable to achive erection without pump.
May, 2007 - Still one pad a day, even try a smaller pad on occasion. Slight improvement on the ED.
July, 2007 - Six Month Post-op: PSA 0.04 still Non-Detectable. One small pad/day for a few drops only! No change in ED.
October, 2007 - Nine Month Post-op: PSA back down to 0.02 Non-Detectable...Yay! Almost totally dry! Only slight improvement in ED - Will try injections if not improved by next appointment.
"If patience is a virtue, I feel like the most virtuous guy on the planet!"


dawgfan
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 148
   Posted 12/19/2007 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Great news! Never thought we'd enjoy zeros so much, did we?

Diagnosed 8/24/06
Gleason 6
PSA 3.32
stage T1C
age 48
da Vinci on 10/20/06
Last PSA Oct '07 = ZERO
Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Friend
"Never miss a good chance to listen."
 


norskie
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 12/19/2007 7:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Jetman

Great news for the holdays, have a wonderful and Merry Christmas!

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.


creed_three
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 12/19/2007 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jetman,

This is the best news possible. So glad to hear of your excellent recovery. Have a wonderful Christmas and wishing you more zeros in 2008.
Creed_three (Lana & CJ)
 
Husband CJ aged 50 yrs (49 years at diagnosis and surgery)
PSA (2002) 2.1.  PSA (Nov 2006) 3.5.  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. Margins all clear, including bladder neck and seminal vessicles. No incontinence (thankfully).
1st PSA 0.01 - undetectable (June 07)
2nd PSA 0.02 - undetectable (Oct 07)
ED post-op recovery with Levitra 20mg at 7 months, and without Levitra at 8 months post surgery. Still using Levitra 20mg regularly.  


hawkfan75
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 165
   Posted 12/19/2007 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   

Jetman

Merry Christmas and keep those zeros coming!


Age 57 at diagnosis,  PSA 4.7 (up from 3.2 one year ago)
Biopsy November 8, 2006 1 of 10 cores positive 5% LEFT Side Gleason 3+3
Robotic surgery January 19, 2007
Post Surgery Pathology Stage T3a, Gleason 3+4, positive margins and capsular penetration RIGHT Side
Post Surgery PSA:  March 5:  0.01
5 month PSA, June 13, 2007:  0.08
Adjuvant therapy began June 26 with Zoladex injection
Radiation began August 23, ended October 8
First post radiation PSA, December 18, 2007:  0
 
 


geon
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 103
   Posted 12/20/2007 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   

Jetman,

You have received blessings from above.

A healthy New Year to you and yours as well as a Blessed Christmas.

Marc


64 years old 100307; healthy; active,
married 41 years, good strong erections before surgery.
DaVinci Prostate Removal February 5, 2007
2/12 samples malignant.
Catheter removal 2/13.
Viagra 25mg every other day from 2/14 to 5/12.
Tried Viagra 100mg on occasion-no erections.
Incontinence almost gone after three months.
No pads, occasional  dribble.
Lavitra every other day 5/12 to 7/22.
Muse 1000mcg - no help (50% at best).
Cialis twice a week 7/25 to 11/6/07.
Vacuum pump daily/twice a day 8/2 and going - no help.
Begin Trimix injections, two low dose per week, 11/05/07.
Currently, vacuum pump and low dose Trimix twice per week each.
Trimix in office - 0.10cc.  Low dose set at 0.05cc
First drug induced erection 10/8/07....Wow!
Natural erections - 0 as of 10/25/07.
PSA's, three to date undetectable.  Thank God!
 
Geon


quinnbug
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 12/21/2007 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news Jet Man! I'm envious of your zero's! devil
 Merry Christmas indeed!
  Quinnbug
 
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