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    Peter, its a tough decision, always. In my case,...

    Peter, its a tough decision, always. In my case, also a g7(3+4) i was told to wait by my surgeon, who was following me at the time. I consulted with 2 top RO's at MSKCC and Cleveland Clinic and when...
  2. Thread: Good news

    by Pratoman
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    Jd that is great news. I remember when you first...

    Jd that is great news. I remember when you first arrived here, glad things have gone in the right direction for you ever since.
    Ken
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    Get a bucket to carry the catheter bag around...

    Get a bucket to carry the catheter bag around with you, and also to lay the bag in when you are sleeping.
    If you don’t have a recliner, rent one for. A week. Have it positioned in front if the tv...
  4. Like Enoch, I don’t recall any noticeable side...

    Like Enoch, I don’t recall any noticeable side effects. I think towards the end, my BMs were a bit less “formed, but that only lasted a few weeks and was not bothersome. This week marks one year from...
  5. 35coupe, yes the rectum should be empty, not for...

    35coupe, yes the rectum should be empty, not for treatment to be effective, but to reduce the chance of possible side effects. My RO had me on daily Metamucil throughout the 8 weeks of salvage...
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    That is all great news busby. I would just have...

    That is all great news busby. I would just have lipids monitored occasionally so if they do rise, which seems unlikely in your case, you can go on meds temporarily, if needed. But a 4 month course is...
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    Busby, i was on a 6 month regimen of ADT, in...

    Busby, i was on a 6 month regimen of ADT, in conjunction with ADT. My total cholesterol which was always in the 80-90 range (with 10 mg crestor per day, i have atherosclerosis) went to 130. My...
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    Mark hit it on the head. I think the most about...

    Mark hit it on the head. I think the most about our diagnosed is a wake up call. Sure in some cases it could be a chemical in balance however for most people we are facing our own mortality, and...
  9. Djin, yes, i know that the "official" definition...

    Djin, yes, i know that the "official" definition of BCR remains at .2, per AUA. I felt that i was well on my way, due to the slow but VERY steady rise. I followed the lead of two top RO's at MSKCC...
  10. As everyone knows, the definition of BCR has...

    As everyone knows, the definition of BCR has changed over the years, and the .2 parameter, is old school. There is enough evidence out there, including the Fang study, that show that two consecutive...
  11. I had a positive margin on frozen section, which...

    I had a positive margin on frozen section, which was converted to a negative margin with additional resection. At the end of the day it didn’t really matter, as I experienced BCR a few years later. I...
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    After my prostatectomy I had terrible gas pains...

    After my prostatectomy I had terrible gas pains especially in my shoulders for about 10 days no matter how much I walked it didn’t help. But eventually it resolved we were staying colonoscopy guess...
  13. Babs, regarding your comment... “When faced with...

    Babs, regarding your comment... “When faced with PCa, most men operate with the rational logical stuff — even as they approach a significant threat to their mortality.”....I respectfully disagree. I...
  14. Thread: PSA Results

    by Pratoman
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    Congrats to you and your Husband, Honeybun, and...

    Congrats to you and your Husband, Honeybun, and to you too Duck.
    No move forward and squeeze the juice out of life. Every day is a gift for us all
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    Thanks Djin

    Thanks Djin
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    Thanks again for all of the additional responses....

    Thanks again for all of the additional responses. I agree, that not only is a biopsy not called for, but at this level of PSA the chance of finding something is probably 5% if there is something to...
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    Mosth it’s a marathon for sure. Be kind to...

    Mosth it’s a marathon for sure. Be kind to yourself as you go through this. And take care of your body. Lots of exercise, good diet, and sleep as needed.
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    Thanks guys. It’s nerve wracking. It also brings...

    Thanks guys. It’s nerve wracking. It also brings back memories, because my rise was slow and steady.
    He knows not to have sex or lift heavy weights or ride a bike for 2 days prior to the test. He...
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    Question about Sons PSA

    I don't post much here any more but read the posts daily. This time i have a question and i want to get as many answers as possible to figure out if i am off the charts needlessly worrying or not.
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  20. Thread: Iím back

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    It's freaky to see .02 after years of zero's. I...

    It's freaky to see .02 after years of zero's. I know from experience, and i was only 2 years out of surgery when i got my first .02. But at this point, its a big nothingburger. Especially since if it...
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    Rob, whatever the reason, i'm glad to see that...

    Rob, whatever the reason, i'm glad to see that your PSA remains undetectable (whatever undetectable is at your lab).
    Have the Drs given you any reason why your T is not rising after such a long...
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    Busby, everyone is different. But as Steve said,...

    Busby, everyone is different. But as Steve said, going in, in good shape gives you an advantage. I was on HT for 6 months,in conjunction with SRT i had side effects, including weight gain, around the...
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    Great news Dave. The “tell” will be when the ADT...

    Great news Dave.
    The “tell” will be when the ADT wears off and T recovers.
    But for now, enjoy the “<“ any way it comes
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    Djin, so glad to read about the great PSA result....

    Djin, so glad to read about the great PSA result. Keep on keepin on.
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    JD, that is great news!

    JD, that is great news!
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