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6071
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 112
   Posted 10/23/2008 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
hi i  had my surgery open Radical Prostatectomy on the 15/10/2008
7/2/2007 fpsa 24% psa 5.71
27/2/2007 fpsa 20% psa 6.19
4/5/2007 biopsy negative prostate 32cc
30/6/2007 fpsa 23% psa 5.22
12/7/2007 fpsa 21% psa 4.97
30/11/2007 fpsa 23% psa 5.22
19/3/2008 fpsa 20% psa 7.35
16/4/2008 fpsa 24% psa 7.23
6/6/2008 biopsy positive prostate 40cc
3/7/2008 got the Results to day
To Days report left peripheral core biopsy prostatic adenocarcinoma gleason score =7 (grades 3+4) tumour is present in 5-10% of the prostatic tissue
 
 


Steve n Dallas
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Total Posts : 4829
   Posted 10/23/2008 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the "Other Side."

Guessing that you're doing ok?
Age 53   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Gleason - 6
(biopsy done March 4, 2008-> 2 of 12)
 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
10/03/08 - 1st Quarter PSA -> less then .01
 

Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.

Las Colinas and Plano Offices

 


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 10/23/2008 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the other side. Now then, drink lots of water and get to walking as much as you can, to speed recovery and to flush out those toxins left from surgery....lol
James C.
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
Age 61
4/19/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/11/07 Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07 Path report: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6.
9/24/07 (open) Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed
9/26/07 Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07 ED- begin 50mg Viagra and Vacurect pump nightly, Fully continent
1/14/08 Caverject started/stopped, aching. 2/24/08 .5ml Bimix started-success
Present- 1 year: ED- Viagra, pump continues, no response- Trimix .10ml x 2 weekly continues
Post Surgery PSA's: 3 mts-0, 6 mts.-0, 9 mts.-0.


mvesr
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 10/23/2008 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   

HI

Welcome to the club but sorry you had to join.  Now let the healing begin.  Walk all you can but don't over do it.   Your body will let you know when you do too much.  Good luck to you and keep in touch.

 

Mika


age at dx 54 now 56
psa at dx 4.3
got the bad news 1/29/07
open surgery Duke Medical Center 5-29-07
never more than 2 pads
Tossed the pads this spring
ED still a problem
first year PSA less than zero
 


Lungman
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 276
   Posted 10/24/2008 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats 6071, I'm glad that the surgery is behind you, now you can focus on getting well. Stay with us, you will find answers to most concerns and questions here, from people who have traveled the path you are now on. Good Luck.
Randy
46 you when diagnosed, now 47
Pre-Op PSA 9.9
1 of 12 cores positive, Gleason 3+3
DaVinci on 9/5/2007
Post-Op Gleason 3+6, Negative Nodes and Margins
Less than 1% of prostate involved with CA
3 Month PSA 0.01, 6 Month PSA 0.01, 9 Month PSA 0.01
One Year PSA 0.01
Incontinence resolved 9/15/2007, one day after cath removal
ED showing significant improvement.
Cialis 5 mg every night.
Success with BiMix


divo
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 637
   Posted 10/25/2008 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
We will help you get strong again. come back often...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
Waiting for activation October 28 2008


Dirtmover
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 158
   Posted 10/28/2008 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
good for you brother , it sounds as if all went well were so happy  your on the other side remember ...dont overdo it ,but  dont sit around either walk alot and dont lift anything , i went back to work in three weeks ,and dont for get, your gonna feel good soon ,dont let that trick you into thinking  the surgery and healing are allover ,true the surgery is but not the healing ,i gave it a good 2 months  check in  often were all here for ya good luck...................dirt

p.s. who was your surgeon and hospital,,,jus curious

Diagnosed November 2007   (43 years old )
PSA 3.9 / Gleason 6 / TC1 6 cores 1 shows 25%
Sugery scheduled 5/29/08 - City of Hope - Dr. Mark Kawachi
 "First show of the day"
 and now for the new ive been waiting for
 FINAL PATH REPORT:gleason upgraded to 3+4 T2c bilateral disease,tumor involvment 5%
extra prostatic extention:absent
seminal vesical invasion :absent
pathological staging:pTNM pT2 ORGAN CONFINED
margins free of carcinoma
usable erections ;6-6-08 with little blue pill
continence; 1 pad a day, dry at night

Post Edited (Dirtmover) : 10/28/2008 5:36:07 PM (GMT-6)


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 10/28/2008 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello and congrats to you, hope you are faring well.  Mine is only 2 1/2 weeks away.  How long was your surgery and how long did you have to stay in the hospital?

David in SC


Age 56, 56 at DX
 
PSA 2007 5.8
PSA 7-2008 12.3
PSA 9-2008 14.9
Biopsy 2007 Negative
Biopsy 8-2008 Neg, some PIN, 4 "Suspicious Areas"
Biopsy 9-2008 Positive
7 of 7 cores positive, ranging from 40 - 90%
2 tumours noted, Gleason 4+3 and 3+4
Periunual Invasion noted
Additonal PIN noted
 
Open RP surgery scheduled for Friday, November 14, 2008 at
St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, SC


6071
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 112
   Posted 10/29/2008 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
hi i live in ireland and our Health Service is a mess no bed on the monday no bed on tuesday got a call at 15:30 on tuesday to go in got the pre surgery tests and had the surgery on wednesday morning the 15/10/08
do not know how long the surgery was i was out cold
in Hospital for 6 days out on the monday at 14.30 got pain killers and paracetamol and a stool softer
the day after surgery in a lot of pain the epidural was not working so i got a Morphine pump i think
and it work great no pain
i have a lot of gas pain and Constipation can not sit for to long and i got the staples out on friday
will have the catheter out on the 13/11/08
with the Health Service hear you can not pick with surgeon you want but i think i got the best in dublin so i was very happy with him and i am geting better by the day
i hope you do well with your surgery and i wish you all the best

7/2/2007 fpsa 24% psa 5.71
27/2/2007 fpsa 20% psa 6.19
4/5/2007 biopsy negative prostate 32cc
30/6/2007 fpsa 23% psa 5.22
12/7/2007 fpsa 21% psa 4.97
30/11/2007 fpsa 23% psa 5.22
19/3/2008 fpsa 20% psa 7.35
16/4/2008 fpsa 24% psa 7.23
6/6/2008 biopsy positive prostate 40cc
3/7/2008 got the Results to day
To Days report left peripheral core biopsy prostatic adenocarcinoma gleason score =7 (grades 3+4) tumour is present in 5-10% of the prostatic tissue
 
 

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