dont know how i made it unreal

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   Posted 9/9/2008 7:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi folks,
well this is some journey i will tell you that. yesterday started off with blood from my penis on the toilet seat while having a BM. It was 8:30AM. i also woke up with my right hand numb and it was still numb. Oh and i forgoot to mention when i was in the hospital they didnt put my IV in correctly.I came home with my left arm swollen 100 times bigger then normal i looked like hellboy. Any way dr calls right back and says the bloods ok as long as its not in my urine, which its not so i take a walk n have a pretty easy day. now the last 2 days i decided i was going to have ceral with milk for breakfast and pudding for a snack i am semi lactose intolerant. about 3PM im taking a nap i wake up in excrutiating pain from middle right abdomen. {this has been the spot that has hurt the most since surgery}. I have never had pain like this before im crying trying not to let my kids see me.It lasts about a half hour.I walked in place thats all i could do. about 530PM here comes round 2 i couldnt take it i told my daughter call 911 im not gunna make it. she runs accross the st. and gets our friend the rn who works with postop robitic prostate patients. {i never knew that} She comes racing over forces me to drink water and carries me walking around and gives me gas-x.The only relief i had was around 7PM when i was standing still deep breathing. by 730Pm The worst passed i took some ex str. tyl and laid down no pain all night. woke up easier to get out of bed but still that dull ache in the same spot since surgery if i had to say im slightly better then when i woke up yesterday and i mean slightly. the nurse thinks it was either a gas attack brought on by milk or bladder spasms i wil be calling the dr when he gets in.
thx for being here
first ever psa 4.5 april 08 age 45 new jersey
dre negative
biopsy june 08 1 of 12 cores positive <5% gleason 3+3=6
surgery 9-5 fox chase cancer center philly pa.

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 9/9/2008 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
So very sorry you are having all those pains and problems. I did not experience anything of the significance you are having after I got home. It does sound like you are having the gas associated issues I have heard from others. Oh, I had aches and pains and at times I thought surely something is wrong, but it wasn't and I got through it. I did have blood in the urine and phoned the doc and was told that was normal.

When I first awoke from surgery I had bladder spasms, but they soon shot me full of something and I went to sleep and those things went away.

I would only encourage you that this too shall pass. Soon it will just be a memory.

PS - I drank Gatorade when I first got home and that seemed to be as a good non-threatening way of keeping the liquids flowing. Hang in there! RB

Age 61
Original data - pre-operation
PSA: 5.1
T1C clinical diagnosis, Needle biopsy - 10 cores, Gleason 7 = 3+4 in 1 core (40%), 7 cores Gleason 6 = 3+3 ranging from 5% to 12%
All scans negative
Lupron administered 4/9/2008 for 4 months (with idea I would undergo external beam radiation followed by seed implants - then I changed my mind).
Robotic DiVinci surgery - Dr. Fagin (Austin) May 19th
Post operative - pathology
pT2c NX MX
Gleason 3+4
Margins - negative
Extraprostatic extension - negative
seminal vesicle invasion - uninvolved
1st Post PSA .04

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 9/9/2008 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow! I got chills reading your post. I am so sorry to hear about your painful experience. Please keep us posted and keep taking care of yourself. Hope everything is better soon!
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 2, 08 PSA <.02
Praying for a cured dad.

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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 23
   Posted 9/9/2008 12:56 PM (GMT -6)   


This sounds exactly what I went through. I hope your's does not last as long as mine did. I was a full 3 weeks at least, with these excruciating pains, 3 to 4 times per day. It would literaly take me to my knees, and yes there were tears. My surgeon did not know the cause and sent me to my GP. He put me on oxycontin which relieved the pain somewhat but man, it was painful. I remember driving home from my GP, I was OK when I left home, but then an attack hit. I had my script with me, took it to a pharmacy and begged the druggist to give me one of the pills immediately. After a 4-5 month period I returned to my GP on another matter and we spoke about the prior bout with the pain. He thought then, that the surgeon may have got a little deep near the nerves.

Good Luck,


Age 62 Born Dec 30/45
Diagnosed with regular check up PSA 4.7
Biopsy Sept 2007  7 of 12 positive
Surgery- Da Vinci Nov 13- London Ontario- Canada

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