Arthritis in big toe

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jerseycity
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 123
   Posted 4/14/2010 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I'VE HAD THIS CONDITION FOR about 5 YEARS. NOW I HAVE A BUNION ALONGSIDE OF TOE. SAW PODIATRIST YESTERDAY AND GOT A CORETIZONE SHOT. i KNOW SURGERY IS BEST OPTION TO CLEAN IT OUT AND PROBABLY FUSE JOINT.  LOWER JOINT IS CLOSED AND HAVE A BONE SPUR AND CHIP ALONGSIDE OF TOE. 6 WEEKS  OF MISSED WORK IS A PROBLEM. ANYONE OUT THERE HAVE THIS DONE. HOW DID IT GO. WHAT about LONG TERM RESULTS. I'M USUALLY ON PROSTATE BOARD. FIRST POST HERE.
 3-17- 8 went to Bruce Springsteen concert , great time
3-18-8 routine exam
3-19 doctor called said psa was elevated
what's a psa?
referred to Uro, had several more blood tests.
PSA steady at 4.75
biopsy  June 08 , 12 cores, 4 on left confirmed , right clear
gleason 3 + 3 T1c
research time.
decieded on open RP, Head of Uro  is my Doctor
Surgery done 10-1-8 by Dr See at Frodoret Hospital in Milwaukee
Cathater out 10-13 no problems
Post op,  organ confined, gleason up to 4 + 3, all clear margins
T2c 20% volume, very good outcome I feel
Incontinent and ED.  Time will tell, was told all nerves  saved.
back to work 11-5-8.
 3,6,9 month psa <0.04 one year <0.04
still use 2 pads per day.
<0.04 at 20 months.
 
Walked thru the darkness on the edge of town.


SydneyJo
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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 1354
   Posted 4/15/2010 2:53 AM (GMT -6)   

Hey Jerseycity,

I havent had this problem myself, I hope someone comes along who has and can give you some advice.

Sorry you have to post here toosad

Jo


Crohn's Disease, Ankylosing Spondylitis
Current meds: Methotrexate, Prednisone, Humira
Bowel Resection Sept. 07
 
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