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wd40
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   Posted 2/5/2008 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Anybody doing testosterone replacement after surgery?
Interesting article

http://baylorcollegeofmedicine.biz/news/item.cfm?newsid=892
12/06/07 DaVinci and open prostate surgery after difficulties in breathing stopped the davinci.
Walked a lot
90% control the day the catherter removed.
pad only for a sneeze before the week was out
No pads most of the second week.


biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 2/5/2008 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, I've been on T therapy (shots not gel) since 4 months after surgery. I was on TRT for years before PCa. Had a heck of a time finding a uro that would write the script.
 
This report verifies what a minority of urologists believe.  Many will never give T therapy to PCa patients.  They believe that testosterone feeds any remaining cancer cells and will cause a recurrance.  So a patient with low testosterone has to decide if the risk is worth the reward of having a liveable life.
 
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 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."
 

Post Edited (biker90) : 2/5/2008 9:08:03 PM (GMT-7)


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 2/6/2008 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey WD,
I have also been on TRT for about 14 months but I use the gel and Jim (my TRT Brother) is correct about trying to find a Uro who will prescribe it for you w/ any history of PC. I do think they are loosining up a little now w/ so much research FINALLY being done. I would love to talk more on the subject and will later. Work always seems to gets in my way! Dumb, stupid, bad, nessasary work!
Your friend,
Pete
54 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. Testosterone Theropy since 12/06. I am's what I am and that's all that I am!!! 


wd40
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 218
   Posted 2/6/2008 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I have not been assessed for low testosterone but I wonder if it is the basic reason for my low sex drive.
12/06/07 DaVinci and open prostate surgery after difficulties in breathing stopped the davinci.
Walked a lot
90% control the day the catherter removed.
pad only for a sneeze before the week was out
No pads most of the second week.

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