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Montana Raised
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 12/25/2007 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I am almost 95% back to normal.

Still have to wear a pad - go through 1 a day from simple accidents like coughing
or - hah - farting. But can improve on this, since I rarely do my kegel excersises.

Very little pain in my abdomen and if there is, it is from the "drain tube" area.

And best of all...had sex last night with my girlfriend. With the help of Cialis 10 mgs, I
was able to perform at 60%. Very relieved, but still kind of weird, since nothing
comes out, but still have orgasm feelings. Guess the alternative is worse. But, that
is life.

All in all, as I look back on the last couple of months since my diagnosis, it has been quite
an experience - from finding out about my cancer to finally getting out of the hospital. I have
a renewed faith in life and respect for the medical community. Along those lines, I would
like to help all of you that have gone through what I experienced. If you have any questions
or concerns, I would welcome you to write to me...anything from tests to the actual surgery,
I will give you info on exactly what I went through - so that you can face this "test" with all
the facts and without fear.

All the best!!! yeah
Age 48
Diagnosed September 11, 2007
Stage II Cancer
Pre-op PSA was 6
Surgery on November, 2007

DaVinci Technique used to remove prostate and seminal vessels.

(Currently working on newsworthy article that includes my diary of the last 4 months. Purpose is to provide insight on the entire process for those that have or are going through this similar experience)

To everyone going through this remember: Stay tough, stay positive, surround yourself with positive friends and know that: "this too shall pass"!

Peace!


marang keru
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 21
   Posted 12/25/2007 11:31 AM (GMT -7)   

Montana,

Congratulations!  I had my surgery on December 3 and like you, am already "pad free" and able to have sucessful sex. I agree with your advice "this too shall pass" and would add "easy does it."

Marang in NJ

 


Age - 57
PSA - July7, 2007 - 4.87
Confirming biopsy - August 30, 2007
Gleason scores of 6 (3+3) and 7 (3+4)
DaVinci surgery December 3, 2007 - Robert Wood Johnston Hospital, New Jersey
 
Cathether removed December 10, 2007
No incontinence after Day 2, December 5, 2007
Fully functioning sexual activity Day 2, December 5, 2007
 
Post-op pathology report confirmed Gleason of 7 (3+4), 30% involved by tumor, no positive margins.
 
Follow-up blood work scheduled for March, 2008
 
 

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