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NewJourney
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   Posted 1/10/2008 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
yep. just a  mere 12 hours ago. minor discomfort where the robot entered. cant  really feel the catheter.....yet. walking soon. i think thats gonna hurt a bit. so far so good. will enter more comments later. one mountain crossed. hills and bridges to go.
Age: 53
PSA: 4.8
Stage: T1C
Prostate, right base, core biopsies:
Adenocarcinoma.
Gleason’s grade 3+3=6.
Carcinoma involving two core biopsies and 50% of sampled tissue with a linear measurement ofapproximately 3 mm.
Perineural infiltration present.


Tamu
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   Posted 1/10/2008 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   
NJ,

I am impressed!! Only 12 hours after surgery and you are on the computer telling us about it. I know how you feel. If I had access to a computer 12 hours after my surgery I would have been doing the same thing as I was pumped. Welcome to the otherside.

Tamu
Diagnosed 7/6/06, 1 of 10 core samples, 40%,Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3
Da Vinci on 11/01/06, Catheter out on 11/13/06
56 Years Old
Post Op Path, Gleason 3+3, Approx. 5% of prostate involved
Prostate Confined, margins clear
Undetectable PSA on 12/18/06, 6/25/07, 1/8/08
No more pads as of 1/13/07
Began injections in April '07
 


myman
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   Posted 1/10/2008 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Great! Now get some rest :-)

All the best,
Susan
Husband Diagnosed 11/17/05 Age: 63 PSA: 7.96 No Symptoms
2/09/06: LRP - Post Pathology - Gleason 4+3 Stage T2b NO MX
3 mo. PSA: 11.8 Stage T3a
6 mo. PSA: 18.8 Stage IV Systemic w/ distant lymph node involvement
Start HT - Lupron 3 mo. shots
12/06/06: PSA 0.8
03/07/07: PSA 0.3
06/06/07: PSA 0.1
09/05/07: PSA 0.1
11/27/07: PSA 0.1


NewJourney
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   Posted 1/10/2008 7:22 PM (GMT -7)   
this hospital, celebration, fl, has a combination computer/tv/email/music on a mobile arm over the bed. very cool
Age: 53
PSA: 4.8
Stage: T1C
Prostate, right base, core biopsies:
Adenocarcinoma.
Gleason’s grade 3+3=6.
Carcinoma involving two core biopsies and 50% of sampled tissue with a linear measurement ofapproximately 3 mm.
Perineural infiltration present.


mvesr
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   Posted 1/10/2008 7:29 PM (GMT -7)   
New Journey. Glad to have you on the other side. Get in a few laps around the hospital ward, and get some rest, and don't overdo it.

Mika

PianoMan
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   Posted 1/10/2008 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations and welcome to the other side, NewJourney.
Sounds like you are doing great and as Mika said -- "Don't overdo it!"
Best to ya,
Tom
 

D.O.B - 8/9/52

PSA: First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1

DRE: Negative

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


anniea
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   Posted 1/10/2008 9:49 PM (GMT -7)   

Way to go NewJourney!!!!

Glad to hear your surgery is done and you are already feeling up to posting on the computer. Like everyone else has said get some rest. Don't over due it you have plenty of time to heal. I'm sure you will be back home in a day or 2 and before you know it you will be a year past surgery.

Take care

Warm wishes

Diana


Rick & Diana
Age 68/ 67@ Dx
6-30-06  PSA 2.54
1-22-07  PSA 4.98
1-26-07  PSA 5.09
Diag: 2-14-07 Gleason 8 Stage T1c PSA 5.09
Bone Scan 3-1-07 Clear
3-6-07 Triple Spinal Fusion (due to old back injury)
Radical retropubic surgery 4-2-07  Post surgery Gleason 9 Stage T3a Positive margins
4-29-07 PSA 0.02
6-9-07   PSA 0.02
7-6-07   PSA 0.03
8-1-07   CT Scan & Chest X-Ray   Clean
 9-26-2007 PSA 0.07
11/1/07 PSA 0.1
11/30/07 PSA 0.12


NewJourney
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   Posted 1/10/2008 10:29 PM (GMT -7)   
spirometer. a device i have to exhale into, to induce coughing. this hurts a bit. i over did and caused hiccups. this you want to avoid.
Age: 53
PSA: 4.8
Stage: T1C
Prostate, right base, core biopsies:
Adenocarcinoma.
Gleason’s grade 3+3=6.
Carcinoma involving two core biopsies and 50% of sampled tissue with a linear measurement ofapproximately 3 mm.
Perineural infiltration present.


biker90
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   Posted 1/10/2008 10:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey NewJourney,

Great news!!! Glad to have you on this side of the surgery. Take it easy, we can all get well together...

Jim
Age 73. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06.  Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C. Gleason 3+4. Cancer confined to prostate.
PSAs from  1/3/07 - 10/17/07 0.00. 
Next PSA test on 1/15/08
 
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."
 


NewJourney
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   Posted 1/11/2008 3:17 AM (GMT -7)   
just went for first walk. bit rough getting out of bed. walked approx 1000ft. felt good to stand up. i think the time spent at gym pre surgery was time well invested.
Age: 53
PSA: 4.8
Stage: T1C
Prostate, right base, core biopsies:
Adenocarcinoma.
Gleason’s grade 3+3=6.
Carcinoma involving two core biopsies and 50% of sampled tissue with a linear measurement ofapproximately 3 mm.
Perineural infiltration present.


JCL
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   Posted 1/11/2008 6:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Congrats, New Journey. Glad to see you made it across the bridge with little problem.

I see that you had your surgery done at Celebration. I'm in Florida too, and had my surgery done at Florida Hospital in Orlando by Dr. Patel with Dr. Thill assisting. Both are from Winter Park Urology. Who performed your surgery?


Diagnosed: March 25, 2007. Age 49
Biopsy: Gleason 6. Five of twelve samples positive with <5% each. No perineural invasion seen.
Surgery: May 21, 2007
Post-op Pathology: Upgraded to Gleason 7 (3+4), negative margins, negative capsular penetration, negative seminal vesicles, lymph nodes left intact, multifocal perinural invasion, 15% of prosate involving cancer in both lobes. T2c
Continence: Out of pads at five weeks. Seven months post-op I'm fully continent.
Erections: Yes! With the assistance of Cialis.
Post Surgery PSA: Three tests, all <0.1
Family history: Great-great grandfather died from PC. My Father had his prostate removed at age 67 in 1997 and has had an undetectable PSA ever since. I was diagnosed at a much earlier age and had a more agressive cancer than my father. Go figure.


norskie
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   Posted 1/11/2008 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   
NewJourney

Congrats on getting accross that first hurdle, it sounds like you are doing great, already on the Internet what a guy. Just watch it to not got too far too fast, after I got home and had my first shower at about day 3 post surgery I felt really good and did too much and wound up paying for that by feeling worse for a couple days, just take it easy.

Good Luck
Norskie
norskie
Age 49, PSA 6.22 on 9-26-06
Biopsy 11-01-06, 2 of 13 cores 10% cancer, 2 other cores abnormal Up-dated 20% prostate cancerous
Gleason score 3+3=6 After Pathology report 3+4=7 a couple agressive Grade 5 cells found
Da Vinci surgery 01-09-07 UW Madison
Pathology Report- cancer 100 % capsual contained 1-18-07
Catheter removed 1-18-07 suffered bladder spasms Catheter reattached 1-18-07 Catheter removed 2nd time 1-24-07
1st Post PSA Blood Test 3-22-07 <.1 Undetectable
2nd Post PSA Blood Test 7/5/07 <.1 Undetectable
3nd Post PSA Blood Test 11-12-07 .2 monitoring
Next Post PSA Blood Test Scheduled for 1-17-08
Incontenence-Pad free since end of May 07 4 1/2 months post surgery 
ED back to 95% prior to surgery - no medication required.


NewJourney
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   Posted 1/11/2008 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
reply to JCL
I had dr. vipul patel do my surgery. dr. patel used to be at ohio state where i was scheduled for surgery. a lot warmer down here.
Age: 53
PSA: 4.8
Stage: T1C
Prostate, right base, core biopsies:
Adenocarcinoma.
Gleason’s grade 3+3=6.
Carcinoma involving two core biopsies and 50% of sampled tissue with a linear measurement ofapproximately 3 mm.
Perineural infiltration present.


JCL
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 242
   Posted 1/11/2008 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow. I had no idea he moved down here. He's top notch.

Diagnosed: March 25, 2007. Age 49
Biopsy: Gleason 6. Five of twelve samples positive with <5% each. No perineural invasion seen.
Surgery: May 21, 2007
Post-op Pathology: Upgraded to Gleason 7 (3+4), negative margins, negative capsular penetration, negative seminal vesicles, lymph nodes left intact, multifocal perinural invasion, 15% of prosate involving cancer in both lobes. T2c
Continence: Out of pads at five weeks. Seven months post-op I'm fully continent.
Erections: Yes! With the assistance of Cialis.
Post Surgery PSA: Three tests, all <0.1
Family history: Great-great grandfather died from PC. My Father had his prostate removed at age 67 in 1997 and has had an undetectable PSA ever since. I was diagnosed at a much earlier age and had a more agressive cancer than my father. Go figure.


DesertGal
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Total Posts : 65
   Posted 1/12/2008 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey NewJourney,

You will most likely be home from the hospital by now.  That's some hospital bed you had complete with the Internet.  What will they think of next?

Glad you are doing so well, no doubt the exercise at the gym will help you to recover more quickly.  Still you need to rest inbetween walks.  It surprised my husband how much it took out of him, he's pooped out by late afternoon.  Now that he's feeling a little better I have to remind him NOT to lift anything. 

Keep up the good work!

Marie 


Husband 55 years old
No symptoms
PSA taken on routine health exam
06/18/07  PSA 9.2
07/14/07  Put on antibiotics for a month
09/18/07  PSA 8.77
09/18/07  PSA % Free  9.61
10/17/07  Biopsy =  Gleason 3 + 4  (7)
10/17/07  Biopsy 40% Right Side less than 5% Left Side
12/31/07  D Day!  Davinci Surgery Day - Jon Huntsman Cancer Institute
12/31/07  Left side nerves spared, Right side partial, right nodes taken
01/03/08  Home from the hospital! Let the healing begin!
01/11/08  Cath removed, post-op gleason 3 + 3 = 6, nodes clear
               Margins - capsular invasion but no penetration.


Paul1959
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   Posted 1/12/2008 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Every day gets better! It is amazing what the human body can endure, isn't it? All the best.
Paul
47 at Diagnosis.
 
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6
10/07 PSA 5.06
Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious
Biopsy 11/07  1 of 12 with 20% involvment
Gleason (3+3)6
T1c
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC
No visible cancer. Saved both nerve bundles.
 
 


bluebird
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   Posted 1/17/2008 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   

  :-) Hey ~ NewJourney,

 

Helping to keep your journey together…. There’s a nice path to follow here…  Thank you for continuing to share… It’s so important for all of us.  I missed this thread…  Once a thread gets to page 2… it gets further and further back…that’s why it is so important for members to keep posting so it pops to the top…!!!!  Stay close

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

 

Threads started by:  NewJourney

01-16-07  Over the major mountain

01-10-07  had my surgery today

12-27-07  Different PSA number.

11-16-07  Check List

07-08-07  Treatment Choice

06-25-07  CAT Scan

 

 

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