Any experiences that you find humorous?

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DanmanBob
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   Posted 5/24/2008 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I realize that cancer is SERIOUS business...very much so.  Not a day goes by without me reminding myself of just how serious it is.
 
With that said, I have had a couple of experiences that looking back were pretty funny to me.
 
The first was when I had my biopsy.  (Edited), I actually had a funny experience....not the procedure itself, but being part of a three-way conversation with the doctor and nurse while the procedure was taking place.
 
While in there doing the biopsy thing, the urologist said my seminal vesicles were bulging with fluid.  He encouraged me to have sex at least twice a week for my overall good health.  I told him I matched or beat that goal most of the time, but this small thing called cancer had been on my mind lately, so sex had taken a back seat for a few weeks.  The attending nurse asked the urologist to speak to her husband about the importance of cleaning out those seminal vesicles on a regular basis, which I thought was a hoot.  She was not trying to be funny, but it made me laugh and caused my mind for a few moments to drift away from thoughts of cancer.
 
My second humorous event took place in the emergency room a few hours after I was released from the hospital.  My catheter, which leaked for the full 22 days the catheter was in, was leaking like crazy.  I thought something was wrong so I had my wife drive me to the ER.  The doctor found out that there was too much fluid in the bulb and proceeded to reduce it....not that the leaking changed, of course.  As part of the process, the cute young nurse had to hold my penis and the catheter in place while the fluid level was adjusted.  My wife, whose picture is beside the word "modesty" in the dictionary, sat there and chatted with me about some other topic while "old faithful" (guess I need a new nickname for that guy now) was hoisted into the air by Ms. 20-something.  It did not seem funny to me then, because I was concerned about the leakage, but looking back, that had to be a funny sight indeed.
 
DanMan
 
From TC-LasVegas ~ Thanks Dan!!!

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anglophile
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   Posted 5/24/2008 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I had something similar. In one of my pre-op visits the urologist, the nurse had to clean my pubic area and all around my penis. So I'm lying on the table, slightly propped up, and she's cleaning the area with one hand and holding "Mr. Happy" up out of the way with her other hand. While she's working, she just casually starts a conversation with me, asking "So what do you do for a living?"

I later realized that she is so used to doing that and seeing men naked every day that it didn't 't really phase her any more.
Age 59 - diagnosed in Jan. 08 after biopsy
da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy 4/11/08 - both nerves spared
Catheter removed 4/25/08
Prostate Pathology:
Gleason Grade 6 (3+3)
Apex: neg
Base: positive (tumor present at right and left base)
Peripheral Margins: neg
No extra postatic extension seen
Tumor corresponds to a AJCC/pTMN stage II
High-grade HGPIN present
Continence: 1 pad night, 2 during day


Lungman
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 276
   Posted 5/24/2008 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I remember my biopsy, after the violation of the ultrasound probe, I was a bit anxious. The urologist, prior to starting the actual biopsy, told me that I would hear a "popping sound" sort of like a gun trigger. He did the first, and I thought the only, sample. He said "well, that was it" and I was relieved, that is until he said that "now we only have 11 more to do" !!! Needless to say I was quite naive.

Randy
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.
Cialis 5 mg every night.
Success with BiMix


anglophile
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 82
   Posted 5/24/2008 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
My urologist said it would sound like a paper clip dispenser and feel like a rubber band being snapped against me. I guess the first one did but after that it felt just like needles being shot into me. I've got a friend who went for the radioactive seeds treatment and they did a "3D" image of his prostate by doing 100 of those biopsy needles. He was sedated, but awake. Wow.
Age 59 - diagnosed in Jan. 08 after biopsy
da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy 4/11/08 - both nerves spared
Catheter removed 4/25/08
Prostate Pathology:
Gleason Grade 6 (3+3)
Apex: neg
Base: positive (tumor present at right and left base)
Peripheral Margins: neg
No extra postatic extension seen
Tumor corresponds to a AJCC/pTMN stage II
High-grade HGPIN present
Continence: 1 pad night, 2 during day


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 5/25/2008 7:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Friday night, we went to a good old Southern Gospel Quartet singing at the local middle school. During a bathroom break, I was standing there waiting my turn at the urinal, when I made the observation that there were 5 urinals and 5 old guys standing there. I noticed most were grunting, or dribbling, or just having general difficulty in peeing. The thought crossed my mind "wait til I get my turn, guys, and I'll show you how it's done." I have laughingly described post- prostate surgery urination as having the ability to have such a strong stream that I could push the urinal scent block halfway up the back of the urinal. While musing about it, my turn came, and I really showed out...... tongue Zipping up and turning around, I saw that I was the only one left, and no one was waiting who could appreciate my performance....oh well, eyes

James C.

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 5/25/2008 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Danman,

We had this thread flowing for quite some time, so I bumped it back to the top and also linked it below.

I do not lock threads so I am not quite sure why it was locked. 

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=755313

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
Visit my Journey at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
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Tim G
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   Posted 5/25/2008 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
The medical assistant who assisted with my prostate biopsy is now a student in a class I teach at the local community college.  She knows me in a way none of the other students do.

wiggyann
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 171
   Posted 5/26/2008 6:01 PM (GMT -6)   
When my husband was getting ready to have radiation treatments, he spent over an hour with the radiation technicians as they got him ready to start his treatments which were to begin the following week. They put tatoes on him and molded a special seat to put under him and as he was telling me all of this, he suddenly said, " And then they took my picture." And I said, "You mean of your face and he said, "No." And I said, " What do you think they are going to do with it?" And he said, "Maybe they're going to sell it on the internet!" Then, we both had a good laugh :-)

Wiggyann
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