AUS Surgery today...It is over

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divo
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 9/8/2008 10:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, we went in this morning, and I am finally back home...It is almost midnight....I left Pete in the recovery room. He looked pretty good, and said he didnt have much pain,,but then he just called and said he had a lot of pain in his lower abdomen. The doctor told me after the operation, that it was much more of a problem than they originally thought. He had a big problem getting the catheter in, and he had to do a cystoscopy, and then put in a smaller tube than he usually uses... The radiation damage had closed up some of the area, and he had to make a decision whether to scrub the operation and close up, or go ahead and do it. He went ahead and put the AUS in...I didnt tell Pete all of this in the recovery room. The doctor said things will probably be fine. That is what I am going on.
The dog is glad to see me back home, and he will really be glad when Pete gets home tomorrow... Diane
Husband Pete
dx Jan 2001 age 67 gleason 4 + 3 PSA 16.5
seed implant and conformal radiation Lupron from Jan 2001 to Jan2002
2005 Dec PSA began to rise from .5 to 8 within 6 months
Salvage surgery at MSK 9/06
Fistula operation 2/07 MSK
Many cystoscopies and ER visits with strictures
catheter for one year....Catheter taken out Sept 07..
Total Incontinence since then....
PSA .52 3/07
AUS Operation at MSK Sept 8. Dr. Sandhu


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 9/9/2008 12:11 AM (GMT -6)   
We'll be thinking about you both,
Pete has had quite a ride and he deserves some good luck. Take it easy. Enjoy the pup tonight. And know they'll keep his pain to a minimum.

Your Friend,

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, Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE)
Bilateral seminal vesicle invasion (SVI); Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (May 9 '08): <0.1 ~ Undetectable!
 
You can visit my Journey at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
 


Gene214
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 422
   Posted 9/9/2008 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   

Divo,

Please keep us posted.  We trust and pray Pete is, by now, home and resting well. 

Gene214


PC diagnosed 12-06 @ age 63
Radical open removal 2-14-07, Gleason 3+3=6
Removal of stricture 6-07, incontinence continues
Scheduled for AUS & IPP 05-08
Surgeon cancelled one day pre-surgery, due to cardiac concerns
Nuclear stress 5/13/08
3 stents 5/27
AUS, IPP implanted 07-16-08
AUS, IPP was activated on 08-18-08.  They both work!
 


biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 9/9/2008 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck to both Dianne and Pete, hoping things are working out for you.

Its always nice to get home and see the dog...

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."


divo
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 637
   Posted 9/9/2008 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Jim, I love your quote about patience and attitude.. So very right on...

Pete is lying in bed now, we just got home from MSK...a factory hospital...He is in pain on the right side of his abdomen. I think that is where they put one of the tubes in.. ...We are hopeful! patience is required here. I made chicken soup and he has his pain medication.. I think everything will be fine... Hey, look at Lance Armstrong!! Diane :-)
Husband Pete
dx Jan 2001 age 67 gleason 4 + 3 PSA 16.5
seed implant and conformal radiation Lupron from Jan 2001 to Jan2002
2005 Dec PSA began to rise from .5 to 8 within 6 months
Salvage surgery at MSK 9/06
Fistula operation 2/07 MSK
Many cystoscopies and ER visits with strictures
catheter for one year....Catheter taken out Sept 07..
Total Incontinence since then....
PSA .52 3/07
AUS Operation at MSK Sept 8. Dr. Sandhu


kw
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 883
   Posted 9/9/2008 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad he is at home resting. We all know a hospital in no place to rest. I hope everything will work out and the AUS will be a sucess.
Best Wishes,
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).
    July 30, PSA 0.00.
    Aug. 22nd, 2008 - AUS Surgery by Dr. Morey
    Oct. 6th, 2008 - AUS Activation by Dr. Morey
     


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 9/10/2008 1:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Diane,
I was inspired today, again by Lance Armstrong. He is re-entering the Tour d' France and trying for his 8th. And he is doing it strictly for the cause of his cancer foundation. He will not be paid. You can count me in in supporting him every inch if that ride. Just to hit the critics ~ I understand he is having a film crew with him 24 hours a day to prove he doesn't dope. I believe that this will one of the most inspirational rides of any kind!

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, Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE)
Bilateral seminal vesicle invasion (SVI); Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (May 9 '08): <0.1 ~ Undetectable!
 
You can visit my Journey at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
 

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