Posted 10/20/2013 6:38 PM (GMT -7)
SE: I should add, as far as effectiveness. Takes the first hour to kick in, then I get 2 solid hours of pretty steady relief, and then in the last hour, a noticeable fading.
With my Fentanyl, since I go from patch to patch, every 48 hours as regular as clockwork, I can't honestly tell when it works one way or the other. When I was originally dosed at 72 hours, it didn't take me or my doctor long, to figure out that by day 3, there wasn't enough med left to do me any good, so I started a pattern of every third day being a bad day. So he switched me to the 48 hour swap, which for me, was a good thing.
Age: 60, 56 at PC dx, PSA 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/8 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, 4+3
Open RP: 11/8, Catheter in 63 days
Path Rpt: 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% tumor, 1 pos margin
Incontinence & ED: None
Surgery Failed, recurrence within 9 months
Salvage Radiation 10/9-11/9, SRT failed within 9 months, PSA: Too High
Spent total of 1 ½ years on 21 catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10,
7 other PC-related surgeries 2009-2012