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   Posted 5/11/2008 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   
A big Texas howdy from DanMan Bob.
Danman Bob, Born 1951
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14; Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Post-op pathology stated that cancer was confined to the prostate
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of late April 2008)
100 MG Viagra 3 times a week beginning December 2007
Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy beginning mid-February 2008
30 MG papaverine/1 MG phentolamine bimix injections beginning late April 2008
Five week post-op PSA 0.2, five month post-op PSA 0.1, next test August 2008

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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 5/11/2008 3:02 PM (GMT -6)   
lil D.Erwin in another thread said...
Read everyone's comments and I think I'm in the right place!  Had my prostate removed 3+ years ago the old fashined way and although PSAs have been good to date I'm still suffering side effects with incontenence and ED.  The former is my biggest concern at this point.  If I don't drink coffee, exercise, play golf, walk any distance, or have more that two cocktails I generally leak less than a few oz. per day.  Even successfully gone camando (nervously) a half dozen times.  The problem is I enjoy doing all of these things so I'm a pad+ when I do.  I'm thinkin' my best option is the artificial sphincter since the Kagels don't work (I can now easily crack a coconut squeezing my thieghs together).  The slings don't offer the odds I'm looking for.  
Moving along to the ED - with Levitra I'm about 75% but leak urine during the act.  Kind of ruines the moment!  
I'd appreciate hearing your views!
Hi lil D,
And welcome to the best site on the web for patient to patient interaction.  You already have quite a bit of experience with this hideous disease.  But you will fand many in your boat willing to share their experiences as well.  If you can, please create your signature with information like mine.  It will help others help you...
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (1/08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09. 
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 5/11/2008 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome lil.d glad you here but wish you did not have to be. I have read many men concerned about ED, but I suppose lucky me even though I am impotent I have no libido either so in my eyes it does not matter. Please tell me about your experience with PC thus far. What were your symptoms, treatments, etc.
My prayer for you as for all is that a cure can be found and we can have a normal life. In the meantime it is important to stay positive, and reach out to others when you can.

peace and love
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 46 (current)
My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes was 4+4=8
I had 44 IMRT's
Currently on Lupron
I go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America
Married with two kids

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