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  1. #131
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    Thank you Chuck!! I keep reading what you said it helps. I don't know you personally but I can tell by knowing you on this forum that you are a kind man with a big heart.
    Matt
    DOB 1955
    63 years old at diagnosis
    March 2018 PSA 4.05 DRE normal refer to URO doctor small town
    October 2018 PSA 6.7 DRE normal
    Biopsy November 2018 12 cores 3 positive one 5% left mid two 50% left base
    Gleason 3+4=7 T1c
    Appointment Mayo Clinic Phoenix Arizona January 4th 2019
    Dr. Paul Andrews
    MRI Scheduled February 27th 2019 Mayo Clinic Phoenix AZ
    RALP Scheduled February 28th 2019 Mayo Clinic Phoenix AZ Dr. Paul Andrews

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    Thanks Djin you do so much for everyone here.
    Matt
    DOB 1955
    63 years old at diagnosis
    March 2018 PSA 4.05 DRE normal refer to URO doctor small town
    October 2018 PSA 6.7 DRE normal
    Biopsy November 2018 12 cores 3 positive one 5% left mid two 50% left base
    Gleason 3+4=7 T1c
    Appointment Mayo Clinic Phoenix Arizona January 4th 2019
    Dr. Paul Andrews
    MRI Scheduled February 27th 2019 Mayo Clinic Phoenix AZ
    RALP Scheduled February 28th 2019 Mayo Clinic Phoenix AZ Dr. Paul Andrews

  3. #133
    Quote Originally Posted by nmguy View Post
    Well surgery in about a week. Nerves are stressed out as gets closer wondering if 3+4 will be cured or is there something worse. Mind games will try not to think about it for a while.
    Chill way down nmguy! Stay focused on the fact that you have taken every correct step in this process in perfect textbook fashion. Most importantly you are being treated by a top notch URO Surgeon who specializes in PCa & RP. Simply relax and leave everything in the skilled hands of Dr Andrews.

    Best wishes for a soft landing on "The Good Side!" We'll be waiting!

    MF

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    Thanks Michael 🤕
    Matt
    DOB 1955
    63 years old at diagnosis
    March 2018 PSA 4.05 DRE normal refer to URO doctor small town
    October 2018 PSA 6.7 DRE normal
    Biopsy November 2018 12 cores 3 positive one 5% left mid two 50% left base
    Gleason 3+4=7 T1c
    Appointment Mayo Clinic Phoenix Arizona January 4th 2019
    Dr. Paul Andrews
    MRI Scheduled February 27th 2019 Mayo Clinic Phoenix AZ
    RALP Scheduled February 28th 2019 Mayo Clinic Phoenix AZ Dr. Paul Andrews

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    Matt...I suggest taking a break from this forum until after your procedure. Spend your time on lots of sex

    After surgery, it may be a while. Good luck!! Hope not to see you for about 10 days.
    72...LUTS for the past 7 years
    TURP 2/16,
    G3+4 discovered
    3T MRI 5/16
    MRI fusion guided biopsy 6/16
    14 cores; four G 3+3, one G3+4,
    CIPRO antibiotic = C. Diff infection 7/16
    Cured with Vanco for 14 days
    Second 3T MRI 1/17
    Worsened bulging of posterior capsule
    Oncotype DX GPS 3/17, LFP risk 63%, Likelihood of Low
    Grade Disease 81%, Likelihood of Organ Confined 80%
    RALP 7/13/17 Dr. Gonzaglo @ Univ of Miami
    G3+4 Confirmed, Organ confined
    pT2c pNO pMn/a Grade 2
    PSA 0.32 to .54 over 3 months
    DCFPyl PET & ercMRI Scans - 11/17
    A one inch tumor remains in prostate bed = failed surgery
    All met scans clear
    SRT, 2ADT, IMGT 70.2 Gys @1.8 per, completed 5/18
    PSA <.006 9/18, .054 11/18, .070 12/18, .067 2/19
    We'll see....what is not known dwarfs what is thought to be fact

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    Thanks Gary!! Must be a mind reader my wife just said the same thing when I got back from playing golf then I read your post. Think you are both right. Will check in after surgery.
    DOB 1955
    63 years old at diagnosis
    March 2018 PSA 4.05 DRE normal refer to URO doctor small town
    October 2018 PSA 6.7 DRE normal
    Biopsy November 2018 12 cores 3 positive one 5% left mid two 50% left base
    Gleason 3+4=7 T1c
    Appointment Mayo Clinic Phoenix Arizona January 4th 2019
    Dr. Paul Andrews
    MRI Scheduled February 27th 2019 Mayo Clinic Phoenix AZ
    RALP Scheduled February 28th 2019 Mayo Clinic Phoenix AZ Dr. Paul Andrews

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    Thank you for the kind words, my friend. I'm happy to help. By reading how things went for me, it is good to remember that it is all true and will probably be the same way for you.


    Quote Originally Posted by nmguy View Post
    Thank you Chuck!! I keep reading what you said it helps. I don't know you personally but I can tell by knowing you on this forum that you are a kind man with a big heart.
    Matt
    July 2011 local PSA lab reading 6.41 (from 4.1 in 2009). Mayo Clinic PSA 9/ 2011 = 5.7.
    Local uro DRE revealed significant BPH, no lumps.
    PCa Dx Aug. 2011 age of 61.
    Biopsy DXd adenocarcinoma in 3/20 cores (one 5%, two 20%). T2C.
    Gleason 3+3=6. CT abdomen, bone scan negative.
    DaVinci prostatectomy 11/1/11 at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN), nerve sparing, age 62.
    Surgeon was Dr. Matthew Tollefson, who I highly recommend.
    Final pathology shows tumor confined to prostate.
    5 lymph nodes, seminal vesicules, extraprostatic soft tissue all negative.
    1.0 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm mass involving right posterior inferior, right posterior apex & left
    mid posterior prostate. Right posterior apex margin involved by tumor over 0.2 cm length,
    doctor says this is insignificant.
    Prostate 98 grams, tumor 2 grams.
    Catheter out in 7 days. No incontinence, minor dripping for a few weeks.
    Seven annual post-op exams 2012 through 2018: PSA <0.1
    Semi-firm erections without "training wheels," usable erections with 100mg Sildenafil.
    NOTE: ED caused by BPH, not the surgery.

 

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