KW's Journey (Part 3)

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kw
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   Posted 6/10/2008 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   
    Hello Everyone,  Looks like we have locked up another one.  You would think that one of these days we can quit talking about me!
    We did have a great time on the Cruise.  A nice relaxing escape from reality.
    On the leaking front all is about the same.  Some close calls on the trip but after 20 months of dealing with it I'm finally getting the hang of it!  We did have a interesting shuttle bus ride to the Wal-Mart in Juneau, Alaska.  Just how many people can cram into a 12 passenger van?  I just glad they had a pack of "Manty Liners".  I was afrade I was going to have to wear the "pull-up's" if they didn't.  I guess in hindsight I should have stuffed every pocket of each suitcase with all the pads they would hold and still be under that 50 pound magic number.
    I guess now I will move to Plan B.  That is starting to call for consultations for the Doctors I have chosen for my short list to have the AUS done.  I still hate the thought of having this done.  But it is the last thing on the market at this time.  With all your support and prayers I know I will be able to handle what ever comes out of it.
 
    I will let you all know how things go.
 
    KW
    43 at Dx and Surgery
    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. 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 14, 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.
 
     


biker90
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   Posted 6/10/2008 10:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey KW,

Welcome back and glad you had a good time on the cruise. Nice break.

It sounds like the AUS is the way to go. And I don't blame you for being anxious for another surgery and recovery but its worth it to fix the problem.

Hang in...

Jim
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."


James C.
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   Posted 6/11/2008 6:33 AM (GMT -7)   

Glad you enjoyed your cruise and sightseeing adventures without any major 'oops' involved.  It will beinteresting to read what you find out about ending longterm incontinence.

 


James C.
Moderator- Prostate Cancer

Age 60
4/19/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/11/07 Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07 Path report: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6.
9/24/07 (open) Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed
9/26/07 Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07 ED- begin 50mg Viagra and Vacurect pump nightly, Fully continent
1/14/08 Caverject started/stopped, aching. 2/24/08 .5ml Bimix started-success
5/7/08 ED- Viagra, pump, no response- Trimix .075ml continues
Post Surgery PSA's:  3 mts-0, 6 mts.-0


kw
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   Posted 6/20/2008 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   

    Hello everyone,  Just a quick update.  I have a consultation with a Dr. Morey in Dallas on July 14th.  I have my list of questions to ask him.  I also called the Mayo clinic and ask if and how they do phone consultations.  They told me to fax a brief history of my treatments, my current condition, and my list of questions to them.  The Dr. (which I can not remeber right now) would look at it, let me know if I am a candidate (Like I do not know that one) and answer my questions.

    I will let you all know what I find out.

    KW


    43 at Dx and Surgery
    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. 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 14, 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.
 
     


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 6/20/2008 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Good Luck, KW,
I am very Hopeful, that finally you will get some good results. You have travelled such a difficult road. My prayers for you, buddy. Be well, and as they say here in Alabama "giterdone". (two more days here in Earnhardt country)

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 (May 9 '08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09. 
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
Visit my Journey at:
And at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
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BillyMac
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   Posted 6/20/2008 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Kw,
Best of luck with your upcoming appointment. You sure seem to be one upbeat bloke despite your setbacks. The wife and I may do that Alaskan cruise one day. From what I read it is outstanding. Take care,
Bill
1/05 PSA----2.9 3/06-----3.2 3/07-------4.1 5/07------3.9 All negative DREs
Aged 59 when diagnosed
Biopsy 6/07----4 of 10 cores positive for Adenocarcinoma-------bummer!
Core 1 <5%, core 2----50%, core 3----60%, core 4----50%
Biopsy Pathologist's comment:
Gleason 4+3=7 (80% grade 4) Stage T2c
Neither extracapsular nor perineural invasion is identified
CT scan and Bone scan show no evidence of metastases
Da Vinci RP Aug 10th 2007
Post-op pathology:
Positive for perineural invasion and 1 small focal extension
Negative at surgical margins, negative node and negative vesicle involvement
Some 4+4=8 identified ........upgraded to Gleason 8
PSA Oct 07 <0.1 undetectable
PSA Jan 08 <0.1 undetectable
PSA April 08 <0.1 undetectable


kw
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   Posted 7/14/2008 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
    AUS Consultation
 
    Hello everyone,  I had my consultation with Dr. Morey in Dallas, TX today (July 14).  Everything went well.  I liked his attitued and "bed side manner".  He answered all the questions I had.  Which with my research and having talked to "gene" several times on the phone I pretty much knew most of the answers before I asked them.  As usual he said he did not expect any problems.  But with my "sling" he won't know exactly where the cuff will be placed until he gets a look in there.  He was realistic though!  He said 100% no dribbles no drips probably will not happen.  But getting to a light "panty" liner would be a drastic improvement in my quality of life!  I'll still wish for some good luck with this one for a change.  I did not have them schedule me for the surgery yet.  Just one of those things you like to sleep on.  I will probably call some day this week to have them set it up.  Right now he is booked out about 6 weeks so I am looking at late August or early September.
 
    I'll let you all know if anything changes.  Otherwise you will see me posting back on other threads.
 
    See Yall later,
    KW
   
    43 at Dx and Surgery
    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. 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 14, 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.
    July 14th, 2008 - AUS consultation with Dr. Morey in Dallas TX.
 
     


lawink
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   Posted 7/14/2008 9:53 PM (GMT -7)   
KW - we continue to follow your journey and wish you well. . .THIS will be the fix!!!! Good luck!
;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.


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 7/14/2008 10:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck in your decision making process.  Glad the appointment went well!
Father's Age 62 (now 63)
Original Gleason 3+4=7, Post-Op Gleason- 4+3=7,
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin, One positive node. T3a N1 M0.
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07, Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yrs
Radiation March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
July 3, 08 PSA .02
Praying for a cured dad.

Co-Moderator Prostate Cancer Forum


M. Kat
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   Posted 7/15/2008 4:17 AM (GMT -7)   
KW - best wishes to you as you continue on this road to recovery....kat
Husband Jeff 56 years old diagnosed July 27, 2006
PSA 6.5, 2 positive areas in biopsy, Gleason 3+3=6
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy August 30, 2006
pathology report - all clear - cancer gone
1st post-surgery PSA test <0.1, 2nd post-surgery PSA test <0.1, 3rd PSA <0.1
no more pads Oct 12, 2006
first "real" erection with use of pump 12/16/06
3/07 - occasional dribbles and erections with Cialis and pump
8/07 - 1 yr PSA <0.1
9/1/07 - achieved erection with Viagra - no pump!
3/08 - 18 mo PSA <0.1
switched to Levitra - works much better than Viagra & Cialis - fewer side affects


kw
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 883
   Posted 7/17/2008 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   
    AUS Surgery Date!!!
 
    Just wanted to let you all know I have a date for my "Bionic Pisser" AUS.  It is set for August 22nd with Dr. Allen Morey at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas.  I know.....I know.....  We Sooners hate to admit that Texas has anything good to offer.  But sometime you gotta give a little.  uuummmm......Hook'em Horns!!!  Now I need to go wash my mouth out with soap...heheheheh
 
    KWinOOOOOOOooooklahoma......
    43 at Dx and Surgery
    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. 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 14, 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.
    July 14th, 2008 - AUS consultation with Dr. Morey at UT Southwestern (Dallas).
    Aug. 22nd, 2008 - AUS Surgery by Dr. Morey
     


DanmanBob
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 467
   Posted 7/17/2008 7:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news, KW.....and y'all would not have a football team without players from the great state of Texas, so we hope you realize this fact of life....lol.
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


James C.
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   Posted 7/17/2008 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
kw, sounds like a good deal, even if you gotta cross enemy lines.  I'm glad for you that you have a date to plan around and prepare for...

James C.
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum

Age 61
4/19/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/11/07 Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07 Path report: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6.
9/24/07 (open) Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed
9/26/07 Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07 ED- begin 50mg Viagra and Vacurect pump nightly, Fully continent
1/14/08 Caverject started/stopped, aching. 2/24/08 .5ml Bimix started-success
7/4/08 ED- Viagra, pump continues, no response- Trimix .10ml x 2 weekly continues
Post Surgery PSA's:  3 mts-0, 6 mts.-0


biker90
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   Posted 7/17/2008 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Way to go KW!!!

Here's hoping the end of you long trial is in sight. Good for you...

Jim
Age 74. 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 - 7/17/08 0.00. 
Next PSA test on 1/28/09
Lung cancer dxed on 5/16/08.  Surgery on 6/25/08  T1N1M0 - Stage IIA
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."


WVA Rafter
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 8/2/2008 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi KW -

I'm a newbie, having stumbled across this wonderful site doing a Google search. I'm about two months behind you on your journey and I can't tell you how much your posts (and the replies) have helped me. Once I figure out how to post my history as a signature, I'll list it out but a summary is that I had the DaVinci RP on January 17, 2007 (Gleason 7) at the age of 49. At about the 3 month point, leaking slowed down to about 2 full pads a day and since the six month point until now, 18 months later, I've been at 1+ full pad a day.

Although my leaking wasn't as bad as yours, my urologist said I should be greedy and try to get as dry as I can. Like you, I decided at the 18 month point to try the AdVance sling and had it "installed" on July 11 at GW Hospital in Washington DC. The first week was great with only minor dribbles and the same soreness and swelling you experienced. At about the 9 day post-surgery mark, I started leaking more and at 3 weeks post surgery, I'm back to where I was. There's an added complication in my case - at the same time the leaking starting increasing, I started draining some fluid from the inscision site which increased and got bloodier. Turns out that I had internal bleeding from the surgery and a large hematoma formed. My doctor thinks the hematoma and inflamation interfered with the sling performance and wants to see him again mid-August to figure out (1) fix the sling if it has come loose (2) consider an AUS or (3) do nothing. So, for now, I'll just deal with the hematoma drainage and think things through.

The funny thing is that I'm going on a European cruise in late August and was hoping to be dry for that. Oh well. I'll take your advice and pack plenty of pads! I look forward to your posts as I follow in your shoes.

Thanks again for sharing your journey.

WVA Rafter

kw
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   Posted 8/2/2008 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   

    Hey Rafter.  Sorry you are having some problems still.  I will let you know how the AUS thing goes for sure.  If I can cut it down to just one light panty liner a day I will be happy.    On the trip....I would stuff every pocket of each suitcase with the pads you like.  I had to buy some Assurance brand pads.  Did not like them at all.  I used them at night and on the ship.  Wore my Depends pads when in port.  I'm in the HW chat room most evenings.  Might see ya there.

    Good Luck, KW

 


    43 at Dx and Surgery
    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. 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 14, 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.
    July 14th, 2008 - AUS consultation with Dr. Morey at UT Southwestern (Dallas).
    Aug. 22nd, 2008 - AUS Surgery by Dr. Morey
     


GreenAcres
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 474
   Posted 8/3/2008 5:53 AM (GMT -7)   
KW - we're a little late to the party on this thread, but you know we've been pulling for you from the "git-go." Of course, being an Okie married to a born-and-bred TEX-un, I do understand about coming in as a foreigner (crossing the Red River and all that!).

We're so hopeful that this will get you to a new level - it just must. As gushers for months, here, it's so frustrating and does, indeed, set a whole low standard of living. Even now, it's not perfect but I can tell you - if you can get to a pad a day with light usage, it's do-able (and 100% is always possible).

P.S. - I have an Oklahoma shaped stepping stone for sale - cheap.
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


kw
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   Posted 8/3/2008 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
GreenAcres, Why are you selling the stone? Especially if it is made out of good ol Oklahoma Red Clay!!!! You need to put it in a special place in your yard. It will make you part of Texas look so much better!
Thanks for all the support.
KWinOOOOOOOOOOklahoma
    43 at Dx and Surgery
    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. 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 14, 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.
    July 14th, 2008 - AUS consultation with Dr. Morey at UT Southwestern (Dallas).
    Aug. 22nd, 2008 - AUS Surgery by Dr. Morey
     


kw
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 883
   Posted 8/5/2008 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   

     21 Months Post RRP

    Just wanted to let you all know I had another PSA.  I think my 4th post op.  Still shootin 0.00!  Now if my AUS will get me to 0.00 pads we will be in good shape.

    KW

 


    43 at Dx and Surgery
    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. 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 14, 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.
    July 14th, 2008 - AUS consultation with Dr. Morey at UT Southwestern (Dallas).
    Aug. 22nd, 2008 - AUS Surgery by Dr. Morey
     


biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 8/5/2008 9:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Good for you KW!!! And good luck with the AUS.

Jim
Age 74. 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 - 7/17/08 0.00. 
Next PSA test on 1/28/09
Lung cancer dxed on 5/16/08.  Surgery on 6/25/08  T1N1M0 - Stage IIA  Start chemo in September 08
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."


BillyMac
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Total Posts : 1858
   Posted 8/6/2008 2:47 AM (GMT -7)   
You are da man. Good for you and may you always be a zero yeah
1/05 PSA----2.9 3/06-----3.2 3/07-------4.1 5/07------3.9 All negative DREs
Aged 59 when diagnosed
Biopsy 6/07----4 of 10 cores positive for Adenocarcinoma-------bummer!
Core 1 <5%, core 2----50%, core 3----60%, core 4----50%
Biopsy Pathologist's comment:
Gleason 4+3=7 (80% grade 4) Stage T2c
Neither extracapsular nor perineural invasion is identified
CT scan and Bone scan show no evidence of metastases
Da Vinci RP Aug 10th 2007
Post-op pathology:
Positive for perineural invasion and 1 small focal extension
Negative at surgical margins, negative node and negative vesicle involvement
Some 4+4=8 identified ........upgraded to Gleason 8
PSA Oct 07 <0.1 undetectable
PSA Jan 08 <0.1 undetectable
PSA April 08 <0.001 undetectable
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Every time I see an adult on a bicycle I no longer despair for the human race.
H.G.Wells

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