Uro visit today, another later in the week, plus other happenings....

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DanmanBob
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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 4/21/2008 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Had a PSA test today.  Hoping for low numbers, of course.  Should know in a few days...
 
Doc did a DRE today, which surprised me.  He said everything felt "perfectly normal," but I had no idea that men without a prostate received DREs.
 
Doc said that my reaction to Viagra - puffed up, pinkish penis with blood vessels appearing larger is a good sign that it is stimulating blood flow.  He seemed encouraged by that news.
 
He said to keep pumping daily and using the Viagra a few times a week, even after I begin injections later this week.  Bimix has not yet arrived, but should within a day or two.
 
On another front, I start regular Procrit shots this week due to low red blood cell count caused by polycystic kidney disease.  Fortunately, I do not have a needle fobia....
Danman Bob
Age 57
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14
Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Despite high Gleason score, cancer was confined to the prostate
Possible post-surgery radiation therapy...decision likely in late April 2008, depending upon PSA at that time
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of March 2008)
Began using Viagra 3 times a week December 2007 to stimulate blood flow
Began using Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy mid-February 2008
Will probably begin using bimix injections in addition to Viagra and pump in May 2008


biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 4/21/2008 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Danman,

Good luck on the PSA result. My doc never suggested another DRE and I would have needed a good explanation of the benefits to be derived.

You will love the bimix...

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.
50 mg Viagra + 1000 mg L-Arginine + .03 cc Trimix = Excellent Results
PSAs from  1/3/07 - 1/17/08 0.00. 
Next PSA test on 7/17/08
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."
 
 


DanmanBob
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 467
   Posted Yesterday 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Bimix should arrive tomorrow (Weds), so hopefully my first shot will be Thursday.

Danman Bob
Age 57
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14
Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Despite high Gleason score, cancer was confined to the prostate
Possible post-surgery radiation therapy...decision likely in late April 2008, depending upon PSA at that time
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of March 2008)
Began using Viagra 3 times a week December 2007 to stimulate blood flow
Began using Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy mid-February 2008
Will probably begin using bimix injections in addition to Viagra and pump in May 2008


Lungman
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 276
   Posted Yesterday 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had 3 and 6 mo post op visits for PSA's and routine checks but he has never suggested another DRE, I can't imagine why unless you had positive margins, or in your case maybe it was because of your high Gleason score?? Good Luck on your PSA and enjoy the bimix, it works great for me, in fact, too great last time!!!
46 you when diagnosed, now 47
Pre-Op PSA 9.9
1 of 12 cores positive, Gleason 3+3
DaVinci on 9/5/2007
Post-Op Gleason 3+6, Negative Nodes and Margins
Less than 1% of prostate involved with CA
3 Month PSA 0.01, 6 Month PSA 0.01
Incontinence resolved 9/15/2007, one day after cath removal
ED showing significant improvement, more notable over last month
with Viagra 100 mg.
Success with BiMix


bluebird
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted Yesterday 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey ~ Danman Bob,

This Hug is for You !!!      tongue    Keep it close…

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

 

v          We invite you to visit our personal thread:  Click Here:  “Our Journey” ~ Sharing is Caring 

April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

4th PSA 2-13-2008 (23 months) Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)


norskie
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 376
   Posted Yesterday 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Here's hoping the PSA results come back with a big 0 attached. I never had a follow-up Dre until my PSA started to rise again and they checked to see if they felt any lump back in that area. Good luck going forward.

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.

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