D.O.B - 8/9/52
PSA: First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1
Biopsy results 11/22/06. Both lobes involved. Six out of eight cores positive - from 100 percent to 90, to 60, to 50, two 20s and two zeros.
Gleason 3+3 = 6
Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007
Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear. Volume of tumor much less than biopsy suggested. 12 percent overall.
First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07
Second post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 9/11/07
Post Edited (JCL) : 1/29/2008 5:46:06 PM (GMT-7)
Jeez, my prostate has given me enough trouble. Why would I want another one?
And besides, I'm so used to peeing like a twelve year old again I don't think I could ever go back to standing at a urinal and waiting...waiting...waiting
And Tony, I ran a 5K road race this past weekend and wore a shirt I had madeup up that said on the back, "I'm Running For Men With Prostate Cancer." I received a lot of comments and of course the "oh, that's not the bad cancer, is it." I just shook my head and told them what I always do, "There is no good cancer, my friend."
Please, stop, please. I have tears flowing down my hormonal face.
I want on the list just so I can try to fake it. Swim, now that we are on hormones, we know the secret. Just like becoming a decorator. There are no secrets now.
War Eagle to all.
I miss the ejaculation too.
I think the key here would be to transplant the entire "sub-assembly", from penis, testicles, prostate, nerve bundles surrounding the capsule.
Hook up some blood vessels, splice some nerves, attach the top of the prostate to the bladder neck, and voila!
Now where do we find a surgeon to do it?
I'm thinking a young drive-by shooting victim as the donor.
Small prostate, young testicles, lots of testosterone.
Robotic Surgery 11-2008 at 64 PC totally contained within capsule
Diagnosed 6-2008 w/ Gleason 6 & PSA 6.5
Subsequent PSA tests show undetectable PSA
Dry the day after the catheter removed, some erectile capability at 3 wks, slowly but surely getting better, wife loves the pump. I can achieve an erection sufficient for penetration, but she needs more. Daily Cialis or Viagra, purchased overseas - my insurance won't cover it. Viagra works better, faster, but Cialis doesn't stuff up my nose as bad
Testosterone replacement therapy for two months to counteract the effect of a Lupron shot (was originally going to get a Brachy, BIG MISTAKE. Thank God for second opinions). Natural testosterone production came back, one of the lucky ones.
Why would ANYONE have EBRT or Brachy (the shot in the dark) when robotic RP has become such a great solution? Except maybe to put your urologist's kids through college? The run-up to the aborted Brachy cost me more than the entire robotic RP! I can see Proton Beam - a good solution if you live in So Cal or Houston and have two months for the daily treatments, but conventional radiation?? Why not leeches and blood letting at your local barber shop?
Any of you guys on HT having erections? I want to be interested again, but my desire is about as small as my testicles have become? Oh, has anyone on HT noticed a difference in their testees?
I never realized how much of what drove me was fueled by testosterone until now. I'm REALLY thinking about stopping the anti-hormones making August my last shot. That will give me a full year on it, and while I know its rocommened that the HT continue for at least 2 years, I'm just "too not me" without the hormone. Did someone say "easy cancer?" Blah!
Thanks for the laughs fella's, you can't beat a laugh, it just goes to show, you dont have
to go to the circus to find a clown.............cheers Survior
Good Morning KEYWESTPIRATE:
I am presently investigating Brachytherapy as a treatment alternative and am interested in your reference to the procedure as -the shot in the dark- would you kindly provide some details of your experience and the aborted Brachy you refer to.
I already have one mechanical device (AUS) inside me, why would I want a "mechanical prostate"? ...hehehe. Don't mind shootin blanks here at all.
How about a mechanical prostate that shoots hot fudge? There might be a lot of wives and girlfriends whose attitude toward oral sex might change if they figure that one out!
(sorry...I couldn't resist!)