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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 300
   Posted 2/4/2008 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Am 6 days post surgery. Laproscopic In Albuquerque NM and on my way to recovery.  Surgery was a little complicated and took 5 1/2 Hours. Had webbing from a previous hernia repair adhering to my bladder. Have to wear Mr. Hang for an extra week but its worth it.  Doc will call with Path report when he gets it. Thanks for all the valuable information.  Without it I couldn't have had the courage or knowledge to make a decision that my wife and I are comfortable with.  Thanks again. 

Tim G
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2361
   Posted 2/4/2008 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear that you're thru the surgery ok, despite the length (mine was long, too, lasting 4 hours).  Let us know how things are going with your recovery.  Take care and hang in there...Tim

Age 59 PSA 2.6 PSA velocity quadrupled in 1 yr 
1 of 12 biopsy cores positive (5%) Open surgery June 2006  Cancer confined to one small area of the prostate Gleason 5 Post-op PSA's non-detectable

Big one
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 21
   Posted 2/4/2008 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Bootheel,
That part of the process is over and let the healing begin! I hope it's not too painful and that both of you can relax a bit. My husband is concerned about previous hernia repairs (one on both sides), it's good to know in advance that it may add hours to the surgery. I imagine lots of nail biting for the wife in the waiting room. Best wishes for your recovery.
Mo & Lili in Ohio
Age 57
Prostate size 116 grams
Diagnosed 1/25/08 , DRE negatif, PSA 5.7
Gleason 3+3
3 out of 12 samples 10%, 20%, 40%.
Bone scan negative, ct scan maybe some lymph node

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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 2/4/2008 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Botheel on reaching the "other side". Sounds like all went well despite the previous surgeries. I had a belly full of adhesions from 6 prior surgeries. Nevertheless my open surgery went well and took about 1 1/2 hours. No problems according to the doc.

Please stay with us and keep us updated. We all need to pull for each other...

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 N0 MX. Gleason 3+4.
PSAs from  1/3/07 - 1/17/08 0.00. 
Next PSA test on 7/17/08
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."

James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4463
   Posted 2/5/2008 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news.    Glad you made it to the other side.  Let the healing begin.  
Now it's time for rest, healing, exercise, repeat as needed, increasing the exercise, especially walking, each day. 
James C. 
Help support the forums so they can support you: 
Age 60 
4/19/07   PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7 06/05/07
7/11/07   Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07   Path report:  3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6. 
9/24/07   Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed 
9/26/07   Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07  ED- begin 25mg Viagra nightly, Fully continent
11/15/07  ED-continue 25mg Viagra, no response, begin Vacurect pump-
11/15/07  1st PSA-0.01
12/17/07  ED- 3 mts.-continue Viagra and pump-no change-no response
01/01/08  First use of Caverject 2.5mcg, successful, erections at last
01/14/08  Caverject stopped, poor erectile response, aching and pain
01/27/08  5 attempts with Bimix, increasing dose each time, no useable result

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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 2/9/2008 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey ~ Joe & Loved One,


I'm getting caught up so my Welcome Home is a little late…~ and now I see your new thread Bad Post-Op Path report


I want you to know that the love and support here is powerful as you have already felt it and stated this in your 1st posting above.  Continue reaching out to all of us ~ and lean on us ~ until you get your new bearings….  We are a team and we rally together.

Stay Strong and Stay Close.

Hugs from Lee & Buddy


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