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Bluenose
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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 7/31/2008 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
 
...hey all, second day into this and doing pretty well. My stomach looks and feels like I've been in a knife fight.....nine total port sites is what they ended up with. Kinda' sore, but nothing we can't deal with..with the right amount of pain meds....me and my new friend are getting along just fine, I just can't seem to ditch him as he follows me everywhere which is good as I envision the healing that's going on....I also had to come home with the JP drain in as well, still draining pretty good, guess that's from all that extra repair work they did on my hernia....lots of water, still eating soft foods, walking around the block......and putting in to play all the tips I had from all you vets out there that went before.....I think if my girlfriend hears one more " that's not how  the guys on the site do it"  she's gonna' slug me!  Thanks again to all and I sure am glad you're all out there!! 
 
   age: 53
   Pre-0p PSA  Feb. 08, 5.0
      4.22.08, 4.1
      PSA had spiked once about 8yrs ago to 5.0 three months later
      back to 2.9...then into the 1.2 range until my re-scheduled 
      "missed" appointment this past Feb.
      Biopsy 5.1.08 
      Gleason-3+4=7
      T2a
      5 of 15 cores positive
      Da Vinci scheduled..7.29.08..as I read somewhere on this 
      site....."the first show of the day"


Mavica
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 407
   Posted 7/31/2008 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for posting your reports.  I'll be undergoing the da Vinci procedure in mid-September, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.  It's helpful to me to read the reports of others undergoing the same thing.  Stay well!

Age: 58 (59 in August '08)                                                                                         April '08 PSA 4.8 and percent free 7.9, up from 3. Something a year prior.                          June '08 had biopsy, 2 days later told results positive but less than 1% of sample involved.    Gleason’s 3+3.                                                                                                          Dr. Recommends robotic removal using da Vinci, 6 weeks out.                                          Developed sepsis 2 days after biopsy, seriously ill in hospital for 3 days, on the mend now.  Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL.  Dr. Robert Nadler, Urologist


Steve n Dallas
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Total Posts : 4829
   Posted 7/31/2008 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   

Bluenose, sounds like you’re doing great. Keep it up.

 

Hey Mavica, the one thing I didn’t know before hand and wished I did, The horrible/uncontrollable urge to want to go pee pee right after surgery.

 

Had I known a little more, I wouldn’t have begged and pleaded with everyone within earshot to help me out. The “but Steve, you have a catheter and it’s draining out just fine” didn’t seem to help at all. Eventually, the morphine and anti spasm meds kicked in….
Age 53   - 5'11'   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 07 & Jan 08 -> 1.3
Gleason - 6
(biopsy done March 4, 2008-> 2 of 12)
 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy


Ziggy9
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   Posted 7/31/2008 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Steve n Dallas said...
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Hey Mavica<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">, the one thing I didn’t know before hand and wished I did, The horrible/uncontrollable urge to want to go pee pee right after surgery.

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I had that after both my saturation biopsy and my cryosurgery. I was told and I believe it's caused by the bulb of the catheter pressing down on your inner bladder. Just the first of the catheter caused misery. In a day I kind of got use to it. But I only needed it for 4 days. I have to give you guys a lot of credit who uses one for weeks and/or months.
Diagnosed 10/08/07
Age: 58
3 of 12 @5%
Psa: 2.3
3+3=6
Size: 34g
T-2-A
 
2/22/08
3D Mapping Saturation Biopsy
1 of 45 @2%
Psa:2.1
3+3=6
28g after taking Avodart
Catheter for 1 day
Good Candidate for TFT
(Targeted Focal Therapy)
Cryosurgery(Ice Balls)
Clinical Research Study
 
4/22/08
TFT performed at University of Colorado
Medical Center at Denver Fitzsimmons Campus
Catheter for 4 days
Slight soreness for 2 weeks but afterward
life returns as normal
 
Quarterly PSA tests to start and
another biopsy next April
 
 


Bluenose
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 260
   Posted 8/2/2008 6:51 AM (GMT -6)   

 

   Hey Mavica.......to ease your concern with such hard hitting words like "horrible" and the dreaded catheter, my nurses's warned me I would  have such a urge and to just let it go. Well, I'm still waiting on that type of an urge.....urge's yes, horrible no. So far the only problem I've had with it(catheter) is having to drag it around with me everywhere I go( ya' know, like when I hang it on my lower cabinets while fixing myself something to eat and forget it, now that will get your attention!!) aside from that...doing ok with it......

  I think it's important to remember this is a really fanstastic site, full of great people with many experiences and much knowledge of what it is we're all dealing with.....all with great advice and suggestions. And most of them will tell you, as they did me......we're  all different and will have different reactions to our many different types of treatment we've chosen for ourselves....as much as we are all alike in what it is we're dealing with....we're that much different in how our own bodies and minds will choose to react to the outside forces that are trying to attack it....

   You'll do fine brother....good luck

        Denny

 


 
   age: 53
   Pre-0p PSA  Feb. 08, 5.0
      4.22.08, 4.1
      PSA had spiked once about 8yrs ago to 5.0 three months later
      back to 2.9...then into the 1.2 range until my re-scheduled 
      "missed" appointment this past Feb.
      Biopsy 5.1.08 
      Gleason-3+4=7
      T2a
      5 of 15 cores positive
      Da Vinci scheduled..7.29.08..as I read somewhere on this 
      site....."the first show of the day"


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 8/3/2008 5:26 AM (GMT -6)   
way to go Bluenose glad things are going good, and I am glad you and your new partner Ms Catheter are getting along ok. Mavica the waiting is the hardest part but that time will be here before you know it and you will be starting your life cancer free. You guys are awesome.

peace and love
Dale
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
Casodex
Currently on Lupron
I go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America
Married with two kids
latest PSA 5-27-08 0.11
PSA July 24th, 2008 is 0.04
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%
 

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