Five year update from Lewvino

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lewvino
lewvino Member Posts: 1,010

The good news is my PSA was 0 this morning.

This is almost one year post IMRT radiation and 5 years following my Davinci surgery.

Glad to be in the 0 club.

Next PSA check is in 6 months.

Lewvino

 

 

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  • hopeful and optimistic
    hopeful and optimistic Member Posts: 2,339 Member
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    Wonderful news

    Wishing you the very best

  • VascodaGama
    VascodaGama Member Posts: 3,668 Member
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    Welcome back to the Zero's club

    Good to hear about the zeros. I wonder if your salvage treatment was the combo RT + HT.

    In my SRT I did radiation alone which took me to a nadir 13 months post the treatment. Unfortunately it did not become stable and it started to increase.

    Success stories of salvage treatments are common in cases that remission was mantained during five years.

    Best wishes for your case.

    VG  

  • ob66
    ob66 Member Posts: 227 Member
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    Congrats on getting back to

    Congrats on getting back to the zero club. Keep it up.

  • hunter49
    hunter49 Member Posts: 244 Member
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    welcome back to the club

    welcome back to the club great news Lew

  • Beau2
    Beau2 Member Posts: 261
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    Wounderful

    Very good news indeed!

    Congratulation, and best wishes for a lifetime of zeros.

  • CC52
    CC52 Member Posts: 105 Member
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    Beau2 said:

    Wounderful

    Very good news indeed!

    Congratulation, and best wishes for a lifetime of zeros.

    Congratulations

    Great news for you Smile. Wishing you continued success.

     

  • hunter49
    hunter49 Member Posts: 244 Member
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    Hey Lew curious any bad side

    Hey Lew curious any bad side effects from the radiation?

     

  • Old-timer
    Old-timer Member Posts: 196
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    Congratulations friend.

    Yes, I am still around and doing well; haven't been on the board for about two years. I recently passed my sixth anniversary of 0 readings. I am now 88 and a 23-year prostate cancer survivor. Doing a little bragging, I guess. Forgive me for that.

    Continued best wishes to all of you.

    Old-timer

  • VascodaGama
    VascodaGama Member Posts: 3,668 Member
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    Old-timer said:

    Congratulations friend.

    Yes, I am still around and doing well; haven't been on the board for about two years. I recently passed my sixth anniversary of 0 readings. I am now 88 and a 23-year prostate cancer survivor. Doing a little bragging, I guess. Forgive me for that.

    Continued best wishes to all of you.

    Old-timer

    Dear comrade Old-timer

    Dear comrade Old-timer,

    I have been wondering about you. And here you are informing about your excellent anniversary of Zeros.

    Congratulations.

    I believe you are enjoying your 88th to the fullest.

    Best wishes

    VG

  • Old Salt
    Old Salt Member Posts: 1,358 Member
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    Old-timer said:

    Congratulations friend.

    Yes, I am still around and doing well; haven't been on the board for about two years. I recently passed my sixth anniversary of 0 readings. I am now 88 and a 23-year prostate cancer survivor. Doing a little bragging, I guess. Forgive me for that.

    Continued best wishes to all of you.

    Old-timer

    Nice to read some good news

    Old Timer: Totally forgiven!

  • Old-timer
    Old-timer Member Posts: 196
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    Dear comrade Old-timer

    Dear comrade Old-timer,

    I have been wondering about you. And here you are informing about your excellent anniversary of Zeros.

    Congratulations.

    I believe you are enjoying your 88th to the fullest.

    Best wishes

    VG

    Why I have been absent from the Board

    Here is why you haven't seen posts from me for several months. Two years ago residents in the continuing care retirement community where I live elected me to our office of president. That assignment gave me plenty of tasks to keep life interesting. It was a fun and enriching experience.

    Now that that assignment has ended, I plan to participate on the prostate discussion board whenever I think I have worthwhile information to share.

    Vasco and Old Salt, thank you for your welcomes.

    Old-timer

  • bdhilton
    bdhilton Member Posts: 857 Member
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    Good news indeed!  Trust you

    Good news indeed!  Trust you are doing well...

  • lewvino
    lewvino Member Posts: 1,010
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    hunter49 said:

    Hey Lew curious any bad side

    Hey Lew curious any bad side effects from the radiation?

     

    Sorry I didn't respond

    Sorry I didn't respond sooner.

    You asked about side effects from the radiation. Basically no bad side effects. At about the 1/2 point I started getting very fatigued after treatments and by Wed of each week all I wanted was to sit in the easy chair at home. Come Saturdays was very wiped out but then had the two day break and back at it on Monday.

    No sick stomach, One minor radiation burn which went away pretty fast after treatment stopped, a couple very strange looking BM's. No issue with urinination and I'm still able to get an erection using Levitra at 5 years out post Surgery and one year out from Radiation.

     

    Larry