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Purgatory
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   Posted 5/2/2010 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Even though this catheter was put in only 9 days ago, and at the time, the doctor did a major flush out of my bladder, this afternoon, the catheter went into a total blockage.  The only indication, I was out earlier in the afternoon with my son shopping, and when I came home to rest, the leg bag was mostly bloody, first time since the cath change.  So I emptied it, and rested watching tv.  Started feeling a lot of pressure, and notice the leg bag didn't have a drop in it after about 2 hours.  Fortunately, my wife was handy, and she irragated it twice for me, though we didn't see anything that looked like it might have blocked it.  Cautiously draining on its own since into the night bag.  But it will make me nervous the rest of  the night worrying about it.  Good thing, if needed, my own uro is on duty tommorow in my area, if I had to call him.  My bladder neck is now swollen and hurting, but not surprised even after a short blockage.
 
David in SC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, next one:  July
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12  same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 4/23 put in


BB_Fan
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   Posted 5/2/2010 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Dave, I don't know how you deal with all of this. I hope thingd start looking uo for you soon. Frank
Dx with PC Dec 2008 at 56, PSA 3.4, Biopsy: T1c, Geason 7 (3+4)

Robotic Surgery March 2009 Hartford Hospital, Dr Wagner
Pathology Report: T2c, Geason 8, organ confined, negitive margins, lymph nodes negitive
nerves spared, no negitive side effects of surgery

One night in hospital, back to work in 3 weeks

psa Junl 09 <.01
psa Oct 09 <.01
psa Jan 10 .07 re-test one week later .05
psa Mar 10 .28 re-test two weeks later .31


daveshan
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   Posted 5/2/2010 8:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Darn David, I've been following your journey since I joined, really hope the problems stop soon.
Best Wishes.
Dave
Diagnosed 12-09 age 55
07-06 PSA 2.5
01-08 PSA 5.5 (PCP did not tell me of increase or schedule follow-up!!!!)
09-09 PSA 6.5 Sent for consult with Urologist
11-09 Consult, scheduled for biopsy, found out about PSA from '08 (yes I was pissed)
12-09 Biopsy, initial Gleason 9 (4+5) later reduced to 8 with tertiary 5, ain't much but I'll take it.
01-10 Bone Scan, "appears negative"
03-01-10 RRP in Durango CO by Dr Sejal Quale and Shandra Wilson, no naked eye evidence of spread, Vesicles and lymph nodes taken for microscopic exam.

03-16-10 Removal of cath' and pathology results of samples.
Multifocal carcinoma with areas of Gleason pattern 3, 4 and 5, Overall Gleason grade 4+4 with tertiary 5, Bilateral involving 21% of left lobe, 3% of right lobe, Invasion of left Seminal vesicle, 9 lymph nodes removed all negative, Tumor staging pT3b NO MX

04-23-10 PSA <0.04


Sharp18
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   Posted 5/2/2010 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Dave,

I honestly believe that you are the real hero dealing with this problem.

Best wishes,

Regards,

Sharp

tatt2man
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   Posted 5/2/2010 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
David - words escape me -
-may you have a restful night -
gentle hugs
BRONSON
.................
Age: 54 - gay - with common-law spouse of 13 years, Steve - 60
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous samples , Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Post Surgery Biopsy: pT3a- gleason 7 - extraprostatic extension - perineural invasion - prostate weight - 34.1gm -
ED Prescription: Jan 8/2010 - started daily 5mg cialis - girth back to normal -but not much length - will go for trimix in April when I see doc
Incontinence: Feb 2010- 3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery -finally seeing improvement - March 29- incontinence better - 1-2 pads a day - one pad at night
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
Post Surgery-PSA: - April 8, 2010 - 0.05 - I am in the ZERO CLUB - hooorah!
Next PSA - October 8, 2010 - TBA -
............


Purgatory
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   Posted 5/2/2010 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, guys, almost didn't report this one. Just don't understand why after being on so many caths for so many months, Ive only recently had these cath blockages, especially this many months from both surgeries and radiation. Just another adventure in my twisted world.

I asked my wife to peek at my bag in the morning, to make sure it looks like I am ok before she leaves for work. My last attempt to irragate a blockage turned into a disaster, don't want a repeat of that.
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, next one:  July
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12  same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 4/23 put in


Worried Guy
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   Posted 5/2/2010 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh David,
I have a quick couple of questions. Are you irrigating the cath with saline? Has your wife tried a push/pull technique?
A family member of mine had a PICC Line in for a few months (up a vein in the arm, push in up and around the shoulder and stopped just before the heart.)
Occasionally it too would plug. The saline push would not go in. We pushed and pulled on the loaded sterile syringe like plunging a toilet and it would clear every time. Remember I'm talking about something near the heart, not the bladder. It scared the crap out of me. But it worked. It might work for you too.
We learned this trick after too many visits to the ER.
I wish you well my friend. Get it fixed before Cajun Jeff arrives. On the other hand maybe the laughter might shake things loose. Good Luck
Jeff (the leaking one)
Married 34 years, DX Age 56. First routine PSA test on April 8, 09: 17.8. Start 2 weeks of Cipro to rule out protatitis. May '09 PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: PSA: 23.2.
Biopsy 6/10/09: 7/12 scores positive, 20%-70%, Gleason 6=3+3. Bone and C/T scans neg.
RP DaVinci -7/21/2009 @ Univ of Roch Medical Center
Left nerve gone, right partial spared.
Catheter removed - 7/31/2009 Pathology report received:
Gleason 3+4=7, Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm, location: both lobes and apex.
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive.
No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX
Post Surgery Status:
Potency - 12/11 5 months, Still no activity, zip. Using pump daily since 11/11. No effect with 20 mg of Cialis or 100 mg of Viagra. Shots next See Uro 1/22/10 Trimix #1. Try 0.08- 25%, 0.12-25%, 2/26/10 try 0.16 First Success! 90%.
Incontinence - 8/20 4 full pads per day
.. 9/7 3-4 full pads per day. Try controlling fluids.
12/11/09 5 months: 3 pads per day, 400-450ml/day
02/26/10 7 months: 3 pads but leak is now 320 ml (5 day avg.)
03/22/10 8 months: 3 pads per day, 280 ml/day (5 day avg.) PT says all muscles are tight and working properly. There must be another issue. Uro mtg 4/23. Did I waste 9 months? Mtg 5/22.
Post Surgery PSA - 9/3 6 weeks - 0.05; 10/13 3 months - 0.04, 1/14 6 months - 0.05, 4/14 9 months - 0.04 and <0.01 with ECLIA.


IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 5/2/2010 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
David,

Tell the cath blockers to take the weekend off the next time!

Wishing you a better day tomorrow, my friend.

Barry
Surgery: Da Vinci; July 31, 2007; 54 on surgery day;
Pathology: PSA: 4.3; Gleason: 3+3=6; T2a; Confined to Prostate;
Post RP PSAs: 09/'07 <0.04; 12/'07 <0.04; 03/'08 <0.04;
06/'08 <0.04; 12/'08 <0.04; 06/'09 =0.06; 09/'09 <0.04; 12/'09 =0.05;
Latest PSA 3/'10 <0.04


Worried Guy
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   Posted 5/2/2010 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
David, I just had an idea.
Water/urine is incompressible. The catheter is flexible. Let's assume the clog is at the entrance to the catheter.
If the line is filled with saline from the 5 ml syringe and then the plunger is vibrated at a high frequency, that would send pulsations back up the tube to the clog. I just measured my Gillette Fusion razor at 100 Hz with an amplitude of 120 um. Two hair widths. That is not enough to push anything into the bladder but might help break up a clog/clot.
You need to visit my place. I have all kinds of acoustic drivers and amps here. From ultrasonic equipment that can vibrate the tarter off bat's teeth all the way down to infrasonic drivers that can bring female baleen whales to orgasm. Surely there must be a frequency between those limits that will break up a clot.
Jeff
(Of course I am kidding about the bat's teeth and whale orgasms. The rest of the post is serious. - You can ask Paul1959 and Corvetteman )

Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 5/3/2010 6:02:07 AM (GMT-6)


Magaboo
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   Posted 5/3/2010 12:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi David,
 
I wish that I had something intelligent to suggest, but all I can do is keep hoping for better days for you soon.
Heaven knows you deserve a break and I just know you will get one, but darned, it sure takes its time coming.
Hang in there......things are bound to break for you soon.
 
Your friend,
Magaboo

Born Sept 1936
PSA 7.9
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
Open RP 28 Nov 06 (nerve sparing), Post op staging T3a
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; 3 days before Rad Start=0.1
Salvage RT completed (33 sessions - 66 Grays) on the 19th Dec., 08.
PSA in Jan., 09=0.05; July 09=<0.04; JAN 10=<0.04


In This Together Wife
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   Posted 5/3/2010 6:10 AM (GMT -6)   
David,
 :(
CareaBear
(Bear's stats) Age 49
 8-4-09    Family Practioner for back pain  PSA 4.9
8-20-09  Consult with urologist                PSA 4.89
9-2-09    Biopsy          3 cores positive 7% 3+3 (6) gleason
11-13-09 DaVinci
11-23-09 Cath removed  Path report cancer contained neg. margins
 2-22-10  PSA 0.01 !!!


Purgatory
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   Posted 5/3/2010 7:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, one and all. It did flow heavy durning the night, even had to empty the 2000cc one in the middle of the night, so the irragating and flushing my wife/nurse did, did the job. Just tired of the whole thing. Now I have to worry with or without catheter.

David in SC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, next one:  July
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12  same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 4/23 put in


Sleepless09
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   Posted 5/3/2010 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi David, sorry to read the news of the blockage, but glad I came to this thread late enough to find it had resolved, and worked overnight. Thanks for posting. Keeping track of you is one of the reasons I come here as often as I can.

Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours.  Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn  ---  perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
 
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7 
 
First post op PSA Sept 09  less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23 test again less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8 less than 0.02
PSA on April 9 less than 0.02 
 
  


6071
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   Posted 5/3/2010 8:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dave
What can i say i can not for the life of me imagine what you are going thorough all this time?
 i really hope the problems stop soon and you get some peace
And hear i am sitting hear worrying about my latest Ultra Sensitive PSA Results are
what a life this is?

Best Wishes


Age 61 at DX
Biopsy 7/2008 Positive 1 of 12 cores positive 3+4 5% To 10%
Open Radical Prostatectomy 15/10/2008
Stage pt2c
Post op staging Gleason's Score 3+4=7
apical margin is focally positive
no extraprostatic extension
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out on the 13/11/2008
4 week PSA < 0.1
26/1/2009  < 0.1
20/4/2009 < 0.1
11/6/2009 ultra sensitive psa 0.07
20/7/2009 < 0.1
26/8/09 Starting photon 3D CRT
13/10/09 Radiation Finished
25/11/09 ultra sensitive psa < 0.05
 






Post Edited (6071) : 5/3/2010 7:57:57 AM (GMT-6)


JB71
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   Posted 5/3/2010 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Gee whiz David. So much bad news, to the point I'm almost affraid to open your postings.

Hope your next one will be a HAPPIER one!

Jerry in Canada.
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Purgatory
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   Posted 5/3/2010 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you sheldon, 6071 - yeah, I dont find any of our journeys fun, always something hanging over one's head.

jerry, this was a discomforting one, but not serious. at least i havent had to go to the uro's office today while my dr. is close by.

we have plenty of irragation supplies now at home for any emergency like last night.
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, next one:  July
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12  same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 4/23 put in


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 5/3/2010 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow David I just got a chance to look at HW while Pat is driving. Glad Peg was able to get you going again.

Worried Guy (jeff). Is a Mr Wizard. He just my have so ideas!

We are working our way south.

Cajun Jeff
9/08 PSA 5.4 referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3+4=7 1 positive core in 12 1 pre cancer core
10/08 Nerve-Sparing open radical
Surgery Path Report Downgrade 3+3=6 GS Stage pT2c margins clear

3 month: PSA <0.1
6 month: PSA <0.1
10 month:PSA <0.1
1 year: PSA <0.1
16 month:PSA <0.1

ED - Started Cialis at 3 months, tried all 3, 6 months added pump, 9 months Tried MUSE (YUCK) Bad experience.
1 year mark Found new Urologist visit was at 14th month post surgery
Started Injections, Caverject! (Success)
17 month: ED making improvements : Oral Meds gets me 85%


Purgatory
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   Posted 5/3/2010 2:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Cajun Jeff:

Enjoy your southbound. The unblocking must have worked well, I woke up around 3 AM, and the 2000cc Night Bag was full up and starting to back up the tube, I was amazed, that's two full liters plus. I emptied it and went back to sleep.

Try to give me a 24 hour notice on your anticipated arrival time. Wed morning I have to p.u. daughter in law and driver her to Greenville airport, and Friday, have to leave about 1230 for interview.
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, next one:  July
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12  same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 4/23 put in


Gleason7
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   Posted 5/3/2010 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Purgatory...U definitely have to be a trooper with having to deal with a foley pubic catheter for so long. What do you feel keeps causing the plugging and bleeding?

74 years old - DiVinci 2/10/10 - 3+4=7 - Margins and associated "parts" clear. prostate size 106 grams (lime size). Five week PSA undetectable - zero pads around home / local trips shopping etc.

Purgatory
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   Posted 5/3/2010 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Gleason7 - Until I hit Catheter 15, I had never had one block up or plug, so its not normal. #15 plugged up twice, the first time my wife was able to clear it, the 2nd time, I had to rushed to my uro's office, and his asst. couldn't clear it so they swapped it. Since my radiation ended in late November, my leg/night bags have often had blood and bloody debris in with the urine. They feel that some of that is probably related to colateral damage from the radiation, and some of it is from the two corrective surgeries I had at the bladder neck, one in January, and one in March. The inlet to the catheter sits just above the balloon inside the blader, and the inlet holes are actually tiny when you see them up close. I can only guess that just by chance, debris too big to clear the inlets sits in the way and blocks. WHen the catheter is irragated, it flushes sterile water through the cath and into the bladder. This is done 1 - 3 times, to clear the debris.

BTW, a foley catheter exits a man through his penis. What I have had the past 7 months are suprapubic catheters, and they exit a whole that my surgeon made back in October, its comes out on my left side, just below and to the left of the belly button area.
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, next one:  July
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12  same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 4/23 put in


Gleason7
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   Posted 5/3/2010 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Catheters....Lots said in these here postings. I had three catheters and all Foley. The penile was in overnight as was the transverse that drained fluids from the six incisions (exited through the extreme L.H. incision). Both came out the following day when I went home. The Foley pubic catheter came out ten days later as three extra days were allowed for the urethra / bladder reattachment to heal as my 106 gram prostate was infringing on the bladder and required more stitching. When it was removed my bladder went into spasm. Required an belladonna opium suppository up the butt to settle it down. I was one happy camper the rest of that first evening at home.......So sorry to hear the radiation has caused you so much grief Purgatory

Purgatory
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   Posted 5/3/2010 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Geez, Gleason, 106 gr Prostate, one of the larger ones I have ever heard of. My original catheter from surgery was for 30 days, then extended to 63 days ,due to difficulty attaching the urethra/bladder neck, due to a very deep and narrow prostate bed. I had chosen open surgery and good thing I did, as the dr. would not have been able to do robotic on me in the end. I know all about bladder spasms, have literally have had hundreds, if not more than a thousand of them in all my cath time, I still use ditropan, sometimes I think it helps, sometimes I might as well be eating a cube of sugar.
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, next one:  July
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12  same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 4/23 put in


RayPat
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 104
   Posted 5/3/2010 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   
David, just saw your post. Just wanted you to know that I'm sorry you had this problem. You're still in my daily prayers and will remain so as long as it takes for you to fully recover.
Age 63
Frequent urination for 10 years but never saw a doctor.
01/26/10 talked to doctor who did blood work...PSA 9
Referred to urologist
Met urologist on 2/26/10....DRE normal new PSA test was 11. Taken after DRE.
Biopsy on 3/26/10. 14 samples...3 positive on right side...all 11% Gleason 3+3
Urologist said stage T-1c.
Advised treatment. Discussed surgery and set appointment with radiologist for 4/26/10
4/26/10 Met with radiologist. Confirmed urologist's opinion that it's gland confined but suspects real stage is T-2. Thinks IMRT or Brachytherapy would be good choice.


Ed C. (Old67)
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2358
   Posted 5/3/2010 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
David,
There is nothing we can say that hasn't been said. Your journey is a long a difficult one. I can't imagine how you and your lovely wife are coping. Hang in there brother, there has to be a light at the end of the tunnel.
Age: 67 at Dx on 12/30/08
PSA 9/05 1.15; 8/06 1.45; 12/07 2.41; 8/08 3.9; 11/08 3.5 free PSA 11%
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4) and (4+5)
Negative CT scan and bone scan done on 1/16
Robotic surgery performed 2/9/09 Dr Fagin, Austin TX
Pathology report:
Prostate weighed 57 grams size:5.2 x 5.0 x 4.9 cm
Posterior lateral lesions measuring 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm showing focal capsular penetration over a distance of 3mm in circumference.
Prostatic adenocarciroma accounts for approx. 10-20% of the hemisphere.
Gleason 4+4
both nerve bundles removed,
pT3a Nx Mx, Negative margins
seminal vesicles clean, lymph nodes: not dissected
continent after 5 months
2 months PSA test 4/7/09 result <0.1
5 months PSA test 7/9/09 result <0.1
8 months PSA test 10/9/09 result <0.1
11 months PSA test 1/21/10 result 0.004
14 months PSA test 4/19/10 result 0.005


Purgatory
Elite Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 24282
   Posted 5/3/2010 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Raypat and EdC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, next one:  July
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12  same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 4/23 put in

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