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   Posted 9/28/2008 6:21 AM (GMT -7)   
 any one here from lv or how he did . i believe he was from texas surgery like 9- 17 ...

Post Edited (lemonlime1) : 9/28/2008 7:25:48 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 9/28/2008 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   
He's been reporting on his surgery and the aftermath in a discussion not too far down from your question.  Here's a link to that information:

Age:  59 (58 at diagnosis - June, 2008)

April '08 PSA 4.8 ("free PSA" 7.9), up from 3.5 year prior

June '08 had biopsy, 2 days later told results positive but in less than 1% of sample

Gleason's 3+3=6

Developed sepsis 2 days post-biopsy, seriously ill in hospital for 3 days

Dr. recommended robotic removal using da Vinci

Surgery 9/10/08

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

Dr. Robert Nadler, Urologist/Surgeon

Post-op Gleason's:  3+3, Tertiary 4

Margins:  Free

Bladder & Urethral:  Free

Seminal vesicles:  Not involved

Lymphatic/Vascular Invasion:  Not involved

Tumor:  T2c; Location:  Bilateral; Volume:  20%

Catheter:  Removed 12-days after surgery

Incontinent:  Yes (17 days post-op)

Combination of Cialis and MUSE (alprostadil) three times weekly started 9-27-08

Will return to work 9-29-08, 18-19 days post-op


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