Carrying trimix on a short road trip??????

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DanmanBob
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   Posted 5/20/2008 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone have any good experience with transporting trimix on a weekend trip of something of that sort......maybe using an ice chest or some other means to keep it cool for those 2 or 3 days?
 
Thanks.
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


lawink
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   Posted 5/20/2008 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Danman . . in late January of this year we traveled from our home in Alberta all the way to Arizona and carried a cooler (ice chest) . . .complete with the trimix prescription. Each night we refreshed the ice in the chest from the ice machine in the hotel.
;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 - Gleeson 3 + 4; stage T2; cancer completely contained, even a second more aggressive, previously undetected cancer) PSA UNDETECTABLE Nov 2006; Feb, May, Oct 2007; May 2008.  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.


41diagnosed
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   Posted 5/20/2008 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   
don't worry about it at all. the med is fine as long as it doesn't reach temperatures greater than 87 degrees F. I carry mine in my brief case and keep it with me when I travel. If the hotel has a fridge, I put it in there, but often it is out of the fridge for days. works just fine. call your pharmacy to confirm, but i learned this from my pharmacist.
 
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.
 
 
 


James C.
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   Posted 5/22/2008 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Dan, I remember talking to Franck's about it, they said it had to be refrigerated, and even charged us 25 bucks extra to keep it chilled while shipping. Some form of refrigeration, either ice or portable frig is needed for Trimix... Sorry to contradict you, Mr. 41 sir.... sad They have recently changed the requirements for shipment and storage at Franck's. Bimix isn't and Trimix is now cooled.

James C.

DanmanBob
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 467
   Posted 5/22/2008 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   

41, thanks, but even if the 87 degree thing works, I live in Texas, where 87 degrees is a balmy Spring day....lol.

JamesC, yes, my trimix came in a cold pack...bimix did not.


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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