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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 4/28/2008 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Tomorrow's the day folks - my husband's cystoscopy.  Here's hoping all is well and this is totally precautionary.  My husband is trying to tell me I don't need to be there but, alas, he loses again - I'll be there.  I'm really hoping that the urologist can give us the results before we leave the hospital - no need not to as you can see the screen during the entire procedure and in my husband's words "it is what it is" ...
Thanks for your support - I'll update you when I'm able.

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   Posted 4/28/2008 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Julie,

Here's hoping and praying for a great report...

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."

Michael's Wife
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   Posted 4/28/2008 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
We'll be thinking of you both tomorrow. All our best ...


Husband: Age 58
Stage: T1c
Gleason: 6 (3+3)
PSA: 4.4
Biopsy: 12 samples, Adenocarcinoma involving 3 cores, right side only (95%, 90%, 30%, discontinuously)

Pre-op prostate study - November 13
Brachytherapy - December 12, 2007
CT Scan - January 11, 2008

So far, so good!

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   Posted 4/28/2008 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
tongue    Our thoughts and prayers surround you both as you continue to move forward!!

I spoke with my 90 year “young” Uncle last night and he’s had 2 cystoscopes and he’s done extremely well from them.  He has a little incontinence after each scope but bounces back quickly.  He gets to see the whole thing on screen… (He’s still doing other peoples income tax…)

Take care of "Our Julie"....and your loved one.

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 :)

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   Posted 4/28/2008 10:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had one regular cystoscope where they just went in and looked around. I have also had three collagen injections that are similar to a cystoscope. The main difference with the injection probe they use is that it is a ridgid scope. It is not flexable like the normal cystoscope. The Doctor should be able to tell you right there if things are OK or not. You did not mention why you are having this done unless I missed it in an earlier post.
Do not be surprised if you are a little sore for a day or so afterwards. There will also be a small amount of blood in your urine for a day or so.

Good Luck with it,
    PSA 5.7, Biopsy 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate, Gleason 7
    RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved. All Lab's clear. 
    Cathiter in for 28 days due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
    First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006  Undetectable 0.00.
    ED workable and usable with Viagra.
    Feb. 20th, 2007 - Feb. 4th, 2008  Cystoscope, Two Collagen injections,Second Opinion Consultation for Incontinance at OU Medical Center, Bio-Feedback training, Chiropractic, Accupuncture  to try to resolve ongoing incontinance (4-6 pads a day)  All PSA's 0.00.
    Feb. 4th, 2008 - Appointment with Original Dr. to discuss options and recomendation for surgical fix for incontinance.
    Feb. 22nd, 2008 - Surgery to install the AMS AdVance Male Sling.
    March 27th, 2008 - Sling not working, Little or no improvement.
    April 18, 2008 - Collagen injection.  Back to using 4-6 full pads a day within a week.
    May 15, 2008 - Another collagen injection to try to Band-Aid the leaking for our June cruise.  Will start making conusultation appiontments for AUS after we return.

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   Posted 4/28/2008 10:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Thoughts and prayers Julie! Hope all is well.


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   Posted 4/28/2008 11:04 PM (GMT -6)   

Here's hoping and praying for a good outcome Julie . . . .take care!

;o) Linda & Bob

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 4/29/2008 12:06 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Julie,

I will keep you and your hubby in my prayers, I hope everything looks good for you both. I hope you don't have to wait for the results, a big part of this disease is it seems we are always waiting which just builds stress.

Good Luck


Rick & Diana
Age 68/ 67@ Dx
6-30-06  PSA 2.54
1-22-07  PSA 4.98
1-26-07  PSA 5.09
Diag: 2-14-07 Gleason 8 Stage T1c PSA 5.09
Bone Scan 3-1-07 Clear
3-6-07 Triple Spinal Fusion (due to old back injury)
Radical retropubic surgery 4-2-07  Post surgery Gleason 9 Stage T3a Positive margins
4-29-07 PSA 0.02
6-9-07   PSA 0.02
7-6-07   PSA 0.03
8-1-07   CT Scan & Chest X-Ray   Clean
 9-26-2007 PSA 0.07
11/1/07 PSA 0.1
11/30/07 PSA 0.12
01/31/2008 PSA 0.3
03/01/2008 PSA 0.3

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 474
   Posted 4/29/2008 7:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes the waiting is the toughest part. We're all here waiting with you. Here's to a positive report!
Husband: Age 67
PSA had doubled in 14 mos to 4.3/Gleason 6
da Vinci 8/06 in Austin with Dr. Randy Fagin
Post surgical path shows encapsular penetration; possible bladder neck involvement.
PSAs remain undetectable; no further treatment at this time.
Next PSA: April 08

Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 355
   Posted 4/30/2008 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Good new and bad news ...
My husband did not do well with the cystoscopy yesterday had a really hard time - hard enough to keep him in the hospital recovery area for awhile :(
Good news and not so good news ...
The bladder is clean (which is good) the not so good is he is scheduled for a CAT scan tomorrow as the Urologist found something on his kidney.  His CAT results will be back May 8th so we'll know better then.  Stay tuned for the followup and thanks again for all your thoughts and prayers, they are truly what helps me to take the next step down the road.

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 4/30/2008 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Julie
Wow - more waiting . . .you continue to be in our prayers. . . glad they could schedule the CAT scan so quickly.

;o) Linda & Bob
Bob (62) - Laproscopic Prostate Removal Sept 27, 2006 at age 60.
2 of 12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.
Pathology - cancer completely contained, even a second more aggressive, previously undetected cancer)
PSA UNDETECTABLE Nov 2006, Feb, May, Oct2007.  ONE YEAR!!!! WHOOO HOOOO! 

Bob also has two secondary conditions -- Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platelets) and . . Myelofibrosis) -- If anyone has experience with or information on these, please email us.

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 4/30/2008 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Thinking of you Julie and hoping for good news too. Always in our prayers. Lana
Creed_three (Lana & CJ)
Husband CJ aged 50 yrs (49 years at diagnosis and surgery)
PSA (2002) 2.1.  PSA (2006) 3.5.  1 x (5%) core of 12 positive at biopsy. 11 cores negative. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing, on 17th April 2007 (Sydney, Australia).
Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7.  Cancer confined. 1st PSA 0.01 (June 07) 2nd PSA 0.02 (Oct 07) undetectable. 3rd PSA 0.02 (April 08) undetectable.

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