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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 3/28/2008 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   

 Been 3 weeks since Surgery, 2 pads every 24 hours, no drips when I sneeze or cough. But can't stop and start stream like I could before Surgery. Mr Happy getting very happy, still not firm enough, but grows every day a little. Went back to work, light duty 3 days after Catheter removal, back full time then. Did  a Service Call with Leg Bag, bored, Boss really up-set. No Motorcycle , yet, still hurts to sit for any length of time. Thank you to my Number 1 fan, my Wife, also to all of you. Waiting to do first PSA. 




PSA 4.8

Biopsy Sept 07 half of one needle out of 13 Positive

Second PSA 3.4

DaVinci Mar 4 2008, Dr. Tully, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham AL, great Hospital and Staff

Path Report Gleason 3+3=6

 T2c, would have been T1c but one lobe 55% involved with benign fatty tumor

  Prostate grew from 28 grams to 32 grams due to Fatty Tumor growing.

2 nodes on lymphatic system did have 2 benign growths

Margins clear

Prostrate confined

2 pads in a 24 hour period

Mr. Happy gets happier everyday, still not firm enough,

 But that gets better everyday

5mg Cialis everyday

Outstanding Wife

Went back to light duty work, 3 days after Catheter removal

Awaiting first PSA, fingers, toes crossed.

James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 3/28/2008 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Seems like you are in the middle of the average recovery curve for the time.  Congrats and wishes for you hopefully continuing an uneventful recovery....

James C. 
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Age 60 
4/19/07   PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
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   (Open) 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 50mg Viagra and Vacurect pump nightly, Fully continent
01/14/08  Caverject started/stopped, aching.   .5ml Bimix started-success
 3/24/08   ED- 6 mts.-Viagra, pump, Bimix continues- no response
              Post-surgery PSA's:Nov-0, Mar-0

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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 3/28/2008 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Good news Fatcat. Take it easy though and don't hurt yourself because there is lots of healing to take place yet. I stayed off the motorcycle for 5 months but mainly because the Ice didn't clear out till May last year.

Good luck...

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."

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1210
   Posted 3/28/2008 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi fatcat,
Seams to me that you are doing exceptionally well thus far. Congratulations! Just don't over do it so soon after your operation. Sounds like you're feeling very well, but remember that your body has undergone severe trauma and needs time to heal.
Waiting for PSA test results is quite stressful, so try and relax as much as possible.
All the best to you in the years to come.

Born Sept., 1936
PSA 7.9
Stage T1C
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7
2 of 8 positive
Open RP 28 Nov 06
Post op staging T3
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06
Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA test Mar., 08 =.04 

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