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VaFan
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   Posted 4/12/2008 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I know I'm driving you people crazy but all the little things are what worry me. When Kent is laying down and relaxing the urine is clear but when he gets up and walks around the blood starts back up. I know, from the doctor, that it will be this way but how long? I didn't ask and don't want to call them on the weekend. I still see little pieces of stuff in the blood too. Normal?
 
As always,
 
Cindy
Age 51 Kent
January 08 PSA 5.2 round of antibiotics went to 4.3
February 08 anpther round of antibiotics went to 4.2
March 17,08 had biopsy, 2 days later told cancer was on
one entire side of prostate.
Gleason 3+3
Doctor thinks its best to get the whole prostate with Perineal  Prostatectomy.
Surgery scheduled for this Thursday April 10th.
Cindy (the wife!!)
Surgery preformed and doing great. Only took 1 1/2 hours. Will know in two weeks about pathology report. Surgeon feels he he got all cancer and confined to prostate. Both nerves were spared.
Home 4-11
 


James C.
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   Posted 4/12/2008 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Blood in urine can go up to 2 to 3 weeks.  Also, chunks, and other debris is common.  You gotta remember that the bottom of the bladder was removed, then resewn with 2, 3 or 4 lines of stitchs across and around the neck of the bladder and the top of the urether.  It has had a lot of raw edges exposed that will bleed until it seals and heals.  As long as you don't get bright red blood in great volume all the time, not just when walking or whatever, things seem to be progressing normally. 

VaFan
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   Posted 4/12/2008 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Age 51 Kent
January 08 PSA 5.2 round of antibiotics went to 4.3
February 08 anpther round of antibiotics went to 4.2
March 17,08 had biopsy, 2 days later told cancer was on
one entire side of prostate.
Gleason 3+3
Doctor thinks its best to get the whole prostate with Perineal  Prostatectomy.
Surgery scheduled for this Thursday April 10th.
Cindy (the wife!!)
Surgery preformed and doing great. Only took 1 1/2 hours. Will know in two weeks about pathology report. Surgeon feels he he got all cancer and confined to prostate. Both nerves were spared.
Home 4-11
 


Paul1959
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   Posted 4/12/2008 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
My doc told me, and it certainly was my experience that blood and blood clots can be in urine for 6-8 weeks.  I was on my feet too long one weekend and had enormous bleeding and clotting. My doc told me I had just overdone it and that one of the capillaries burst and they take a while to clot permanently. This was at the three week mark. The uric acid in your uring helps to shrivel and clot the capillaries. As you move around, the clot loosens and breaks off. Nothing to worry about - unless the clot blocks urine flow. Then go to the ER right away. Drink lots of fluid and it will clear up. you do want to see small blood clots in your urine. It'a part of the healing process.
Paul
47 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6      (Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious)
10/07 PSA 5.06   (Biopsy 11/07  1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC  www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report:  Stage T2cNxMx
-Gleason (3+3)6
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes
PSA 0 at six weeks
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.)
ED - Take 100mg viagra every night.
Totally usable erections at 10 weeks.
 
 


VaFan
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 203
   Posted 4/12/2008 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you , to have this info helps me greatly. I was worrying so much and knowing that I don't have to stare at the bag constantly is a big relief. He drinks lots and lots of water. Juice too.
I really appreciate you taking the time to write. I can't tell everyone how helpful this is!

Cindy
Age 51 Kent
January 08 PSA 5.2 round of antibiotics went to 4.3
February 08 anpther round of antibiotics went to 4.2
March 17,08 had biopsy, 2 days later told cancer was on
one entire side of prostate.
Gleason 3+3
Doctor thinks its best to get the whole prostate with Perineal  Prostatectomy.
Surgery scheduled for this Thursday April 10th.
Cindy (the wife!!)
Surgery preformed and doing great. Only took 1 1/2 hours. Will know in two weeks about pathology report. Surgeon feels he he got all cancer and confined to prostate. Both nerves were spared.
Home 4-11
 


norskie
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 4/12/2008 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
VFAN

I had blood in my urine for probably 4 weeks or so but I kept pressing the liquids and eventually it healed and cleared up. It sounds as if this is normal for the circumstance.

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 Surgery Pathology report 4+3=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
1st & 2nd Post PSA Blood Test .1 and less - Undetectable
3nd Post PSA Blood Test 01-17-07 .3
March 27th PSA .4 Begin Salvage Radiation April, 14 2008
Incontenence-Pad free since end of May 07 4 1/2 months post surgery 
ED back to 95% prior to surgery - no medication required.


VaFan
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 203
   Posted 4/12/2008 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Wouldn't it be rare to have a large clot with the catheter in? It's such a wide open hole where it goes in. Just a thought or another worry...
Age 51 Kent
January 08 PSA 5.2 round of antibiotics went to 4.3
February 08 anpther round of antibiotics went to 4.2
March 17,08 had biopsy, 2 days later told cancer was on
one entire side of prostate.
Gleason 3+3
Doctor thinks its best to get the whole prostate with Perineal  Prostatectomy.
Surgery scheduled for this Thursday April 10th.
Cindy (the wife!!)
Surgery preformed and doing great. Only took 1 1/2 hours. Will know in two weeks about pathology report. Surgeon feels he he got all cancer and confined to prostate. Both nerves were spared.
Home 4-11
 


41diagnosed
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 176
   Posted 4/13/2008 12:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I too worried about this, but all normal and part of the healing process.  I saw plenty of clots in the bag and then after I got my cath out, I felt a couple pass when I urinated and that freaked me out, but it was fine and not painful at all.  Just a little pressure as it passed.
 
Good luck with the recovery.
 
42 yo. now
 
5/07 PSA 4.65 at routine physical
6/07 biopsy positive for cancer...Gleason 3+4...diagnosed at 41 y.o.
6/07-9/07 manic research and interviews with physicians across the country in search of the "right" decision.  I went to Mass General in Boston, Loma Linda, University of Chicago and Northwestern.
9/17/07 - Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy Surgery at Northwestern Memorial in Chicago by Dr. William Catalona.  Thankful the father of the PSA test was right here in Chicago.
 
Post op pathology was Gleason 3+4 with negative margins, no seminal vesicale involvement, no lymphatic or vascular invasion, bladder and urethral free and tumor volume was 5% of 27.3g.  
 
9/27/07 - Catheter removal...let the games begin...
 
12/07 - Threw out the pads.  I only had to use 1 pad per day for protection against minor drips. 
 
I started Trimix 8 weeks after surgery with success.
 
I hope someday I won't need injections, but I hope more that my PSA stays at 0 forever.
 
 
 


beachbum50
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 292
   Posted 4/13/2008 2:00 AM (GMT -6)   
tongue  Once Kent gets the bag off, come on down to Virginia Beach and walk on the Boardwalk, enjoy the sea breeze and relax on the other side!
 
Beachbum
Beachbum
 
PSA 10 June 2007
Biopsy July 2, 16 of 16 samples positive
T2C
3+3=6
prostate weighed 40 grams
Di Venci 10/09/07, four hours on table, 3 in recovery
Total time in Hospital: 29 hours
Record for Dr. Lance, 65% of prostate had cancer, but NO spread, clean margins
Clean nodes,
First PSA at 5 weeks, UNDETECTABLE!
Catheter out at seven days, dry from hour one!
Second PSA 19 weeks post op, UNDETECTABLE 2/11/2008
The Lord has truly Blessed me.


VaFan
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 203
   Posted 4/13/2008 7:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Beachbum50,

You know that is the lst place we will be!!! I'm dreaming about it now!

Cindy
Age 51 Kent
January 08 PSA 5.2 round of antibiotics went to 4.3
February 08 anpther round of antibiotics went to 4.2
March 17,08 had biopsy, 2 days later told cancer was on
one entire side of prostate.
Gleason 3+3
Doctor thinks its best to get the whole prostate with Perineal  Prostatectomy.
Surgery scheduled for this Thursday April 10th.
Cindy (the wife!!)
Surgery preformed and doing great. Only took 1 1/2 hours. Will know in two weeks about pathology report. Surgeon feels he he got all cancer and confined to prostate. Both nerves were spared.
Home 4-11
 

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