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  1. It's a tough call. We have the same Decipher...

    It's a tough call. We have the same Decipher score but very different pathology. In our case we would not have been offered radiation until they saw an increasing trend and that's coming from our...
  2. She didn't have an issue with it but would not...

    She didn't have an issue with it but would not have offered adjuvant radiation right after surgery when his uPSA was so low.
  3. IndyGuy, Sounds like a good plan to me. ...

    IndyGuy,

    Sounds like a good plan to me. Before we started SRT I asked our RO if she would have given ART. I held my breath waiting for her answer because if she responded with yes that would...
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    Right back at ya ;) Thank you everyone!!

    Right back at ya ;)

    Thank you everyone!!
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    I have been sort of avoiding just about...

    I have been sort of avoiding just about everything in my life lately because waiting these 6 months since we finished SRT has been almost more than I could handle, but... God has blessed us and...
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    We are pT2 and had no issue with insurance...

    We are pT2 and had no issue with insurance covering our SRT.
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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations!
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    That may be some of the difference between us, we...

    That may be some of the difference between us, we were at <0.006 after surgery and inched our way up. 0.03 Was always our agreed trigger and we all agreed we were likely heading there and that...
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    Perineural invasion means that cancer cells were...

    Perineural invasion means that cancer cells were seen surrounding or tracking along a nerve fiber WITHIN the prostate.

    Extraprostatic extension (EPE) is what gives you pT3.
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    Lol! Will do :) Thank you!!

    Lol! Will do :)

    Thank you!!
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    Thank you my friend :)!

    Thank you my friend :)!
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    Ok I promise this update truly will be "quick"...

    Ok I promise this update truly will be "quick" lol!

    1. Finished SRT on Monday
    2. All of it was completely uneventful
    3. Next uPSA in 3 months (praying)
    4. Grateful for ALL of you!
  13. We didn't meet the RO for an entire year after...

    We didn't meet the RO for an entire year after surgery because like you, our pathology was decent (you even have a smaller margin at 1mm and ours is at the bladder neck) and his uPSA was low and...
  14. For us our URO surgeon told us he didn't need to...

    For us our URO surgeon told us he didn't need to see us anymore. He said we could even just get our PSA tests through our family doctor. Once we had a slight rise on the uPSA that's when we...
  15. Hi Tim. You should be seeing an RO now. ...

    Hi Tim. You should be seeing an RO now. Personally I wouldn't waste my time with a NP. Go right to the RO.

    Also want to add that just because you see the RO now that doesn't necessarily mean...
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    Yes for us. First biopsy came back negative and...

    Yes for us. First biopsy came back negative and my husband was ready to celebrate... not so fast Mr.

    MRI guided biopsy found it in the hard to reach anterior and there was plenty of it. ...
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    Thanks for all of the encouragement! It's so...

    Thanks for all of the encouragement! It's so nice to see you guys in similar situations doing so well and couldn't have come at a better time. Knowing SRT is coming to an end and that's one less...
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    Hello! We can get through this together! My...

    Hello! We can get through this together! My husband does eat a banana every day for breakfast along with a chocolate chip cliff bar. He was never a coffee guy but does wash down his breakfast with...
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    SRT without ADT - Quick Update

    I wanted to provide a quick update on how my husband is doing on his SRT. I titled it "Quick Update" because it will be quick due to the fact that there's not too much to tell. He has 11 more...
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    Same for him, tried the melatonin and it ended up...

    Same for him, tried the melatonin and it ended up in the trash. Didn't do a thing. I just ordered their 5 for $25 deal for this stuff though. I hope it keeps working for him and if you try it I...
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    Wow you've been through it all, but you always...

    Wow you've been through it all, but you always remain strong!

    My husband had a badly needed nasal revision surgery about 8 months after his RP and he said he'd rather go through RP compared to...
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    Dave, I'm glad you're doing so well! For the...

    Dave,

    I'm glad you're doing so well! For the sleep issues, if you're looking to find some help with that consider trying L-Theanine PLUS Melatonin. It was recommended to us by our RO and I guess...
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    Holy cow!! This is FANTASTIC news!! I'm so happy...

    Holy cow!! This is FANTASTIC news!! I'm so happy right now! You fought hard for this and yes indeed, it was a long time coming! You better be celebrating tonight!!

    Congratulations!!!
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    Wow MM, this is nuts! We even have the same 4pm...

    Wow MM, this is nuts! We even have the same 4pm time slot that you had!

    Absolutely LOVE the techs and nurses there!

    As far as the full bladder my husband said the same thing as MM. For him it...
  25. About that missing a day thing... What a...

    About that missing a day thing...

    What a challenge for my husband working a full time physical job and still getting there on time every day. He's been really running and it's been working out ok...
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