QUESTION ON ED AND LUPRON

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mlbsm
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 85
   Posted 5/20/2008 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Towards the end of February, 2008 I received a 3 month Lupron shot to put me on "Hold" according to my Dr.

On March 26, 2008 I had a RRP. He took the left nerve bundle and all the tubing involved, but saved the right bundle.

10 days to 2 weeks after the surgery, I did a little experimenting and succesfully climaxed twice, a few days apart. (Dry of course).

Since then, Zip!

Is it the Lupron? or did the right nerve bundle just say enough and leave me with an extended urethra?

Also,

I am scheduled for a PSA now. What good is a PSA if the Lupron is skewing the results?
DIAG. 2/08
DRE POSITIVE
PSA 6.8
CONTAINED, LEFT SIDE, GLEASON 9
LUPRON, (3 MO.) 2/28
SURG, SCHED. 3/26/08
RRP, 3/26, HOME 3/31
BIOPSY REPORT:
GLEASON SCORE, 3+4
TUMOR CONFINED TO THE PROSTATE, INKED EXTERNAL SURFACE FREE OF INVOLVEMEN


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 5/20/2008 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Billy,
Sorry to be delayed with an answer. Sorry for the Gleason 9. It took a while for the full effects of the Ht to take that part away from me. Five months. But both of my nerves were saved. But the Lupron has silenced the action. And I have EUS (Extended Urethra Syndrome). Lupron does not artificially drop PSA. It does reduce the size of cancer to the point PSA declines. So you still want an undetectable PSA. I believe you will get there. But I would not be surprised if the HT is to continue given the Gleason 9. That's becoming automatic for 8+ these days. For me it was automatic for 4+3.

Stay Positive. You did get some good news already with the contained disease. Hang in there.

Tony
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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STAY POSITIVE!
 
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