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cave88
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   Posted 8/7/2008 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I have read and been told that water is the preferred drink during recovery after Da Vinci surgery.  I am supposed to have my catheter removed on 8/11/08.  What about pepsi, gatorade, alcohol?  I would love to have a slice of pizza and a beer but I don't want to upset my recovery.  Any suggestions?
age:  44
1st psa Apr 08 3.06
2nd psa 6/16/8 4.02,  DRE showed nothing abnormal
biopsy 7/10/08 positive 5 of 12
gleason 3 + 3 = 6
prostate size 18cms?  not real sure about this
Da Vinci surgery 8/04/8 at Parkview Memorial in FT Wayne, In
 


Roger G
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   Posted 8/7/2008 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't get me wrong water is great..... but did you know that beer helps fight off bladder infections yeah
 
Seriously,  lots of non calorie filled drink.  If your urine is starting to turn yellow your not drinking enough.

Roger
Age: 43 (2008)
DRE Small Ridge on prostate, PSA 1.5
07/2007: Diagnosed cancer, T2c, Gleason 3+4=7
09/2007: Laparoscopic prostectomy @ Hamilton General, 4 hrs.
              Both nerve bundles spared
              Pathology Report: Tumor confined w/in prostate
              T2c, Gleason is 3+3=6
              Went home with JP drain
10/2007: Made return trip to hospital.  All urine was comming out JP drain.
10/2007: Catheter removed. Next to no leakage
11/2007: 1st PSA <.003 :)
              ED: Started Viagra, no response yet.
12/2007: Had confidence to go padless!!!!!
12/2007: ED:  Stopped Viagra as it's causing hemroid problems.
01/2008: 2nd PSA <.003 :)
              ED: next to no response.
04/2008: 3nd PSA <.003 :)
              ED: next to no response.  Changed the Viagra prescription.
07/2008: 4nd PSA <.003 :)
              ED: Still NADA.  Changing to Cialis.
 


kw
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   Posted 8/7/2008 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Just remember that Alcohol and Caffene will increase urine output. Other than that you hsould not have any problems that I would know of. But, I'm a welder and not a Doctor.
I know when I get my AUS turned on I want to have some beer and try to blow a gasket!!!!....hehehhe

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
     


Paul1959
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   Posted 8/7/2008 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Enjoy yourself. Remember - it will be a long time before peeing will be a casual thing. Fill that catheter bag to the brim! Drink up and enjoy. I certainly had a few beers and a glass of wine. So you produce more urine? who cares? It's going into a stupid bag - you don't even have to get up to pee.
Life is too short to worry about this stuff.  you've just beat death. celebrate.
Paul
47 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6      (Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious)
10/07 PSA 5.06   (Biopsy 11/07  1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC  www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report:  Stage T2cNxMx
-Gleason (3+3)6
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes
PSA 0 at six weeks
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.)
ED - Take 100mg viagra every night.
Totally usable erections at 10 weeks.
 
 


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 8/7/2008 10:41 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL, Love ya, Paul,

Tony
Age 46 (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:
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STAY POSITIVE!
 
 


Gordy
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   Posted 8/8/2008 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Scotch.

-Les
1/2005 Dx PSA 26.5 Gleason 7 (4+3) @Age 61
1/2005 Start Casodex and Zoladex
PSA drops to <0.01
7/2005-8/2005 5 weeks of IMRT and then HDR brachy
1/2007 Rad Oncologist orders CT scan of pelvis
because of complaints of pain in both thighs
MRI confirms pain not caused by cancer BUT
1/2007 CT scan of pelvis picks up a nodule at bottom of left lung
5/2007 CT scan of lungs shows 1/2007 nodule has grown and
there are numerous nodules on both lungs.
6/2007 Thoracic surgeon removes wedge of left lung for biopsy
6/2007 Path report says 95% chance of metastatic PCa, but she's
never seen cells like this before.
8/2007 2nd opinion at M.D. Anderson in Houston.
They confirm: mutated PCa, very rare, but seen there 2 or
3 times. Recommendation: have CT scans every 6 weeks
and watch for change. At that point start chemo and will
survive for 22 - 24 months thereafter.
PSA still undetectable, but get Lupron shot to bring T down from 27
2/2008 Trip to Houston – PSA now 0.5 and nodules larger. Lupron shot.
6/2008 Trip to Houston - Finally got results from doc. A number of lung nodules have grown, but, more important to him, is the fact that the malignant lesion on my pelvis seems to have flared up and he wants me to start chemo. He said I could wait a few months, but I told him I want to start now. He to get me signed up for a clinical trial in nearby NY.


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 8/8/2008 6:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Johnnie Black was my favorite. Now red wine in small quantity...I did fill the catheter bag a few times...

Tony
Age 46 (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!
 
 


henry5
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 8/11/2008 6:06 AM (GMT -6)   
BEER!!!!!!! LOL. Yep. Enjoy!!
Age : 45
 
Nerve Sparing Rad. Prost: 3 July 2008
 
PSA: 3.2 (had been high for four years)
 
Gleason : 3+3 = 6
 
T1 .1cm diameter, right apex. Contained, excellent clearance.
 
First Post op PSA: 18 August 2008
 
Continence: Discovered my pelvic floor, continence was great day one...wore pads for insurance, no pads from day five after catheter removal (had a few small stress leaks).
 
Potence: A work in progress...


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 8/11/2008 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I was put on a normal/regular/eat n drink like I did before surgery after the Da Vinci surgery...
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


LV-TX
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   Posted 8/11/2008 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Steve....Who did your surgery here in Dallas...send me an email...thanks....and sorry about the hijack on this thread, but you didn't have an email addy listed.
Age 58 at Diagnosis
Oct 2006 - PSA 2.6 - DRE Normal
May 2008 - PSA 4.6 - DRE Normal / TRUS normal-Gland 38 cc
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved
Gleason (3+3) 6  Stage T1C
No Treatment Decided yet


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 8/11/2008 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I enabled my email and attempted to send you a mail....Long story short - I'm at the office and unable to email through this site.
 
Keith A. Waguespack, M.D. 
His office is in Las Colinas - he does surgery in Arlington and Baylor-Plano which is a nice new hospital.

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


LV-TX
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   Posted 8/11/2008 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Steve...sent you an email
Age 58 at Diagnosis
Oct 2006 - PSA 2.6 - DRE Normal
May 2008 - PSA 4.6 - DRE Normal / TRUS normal-Gland 38 cc
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved
Gleason (3+3) 6  Stage T1C
No Treatment Decided yet

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