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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 460
   Posted 10/26/2008 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
Well I go tomorrow for another cystogram to see if the leak is healed, if so, I return to Orlando on Wednesday for the Cath to be removed.  I am a little concerned about what might be going on since evertime I walk around or sit on anything hard I get blood in my urine.  I know I should be walking but I am concerned that whatever it is I am making it worse by walking.  Could the small leak they saw in my last cystogram be causing this blood or is it normal?  It is pink not dark red but happens all the time.  If I sit on my couch the urine runs clear is driving me nuts but I keep thinking something must be wrong and I want this cath out so bad.  Has this happened to anyone else and if I did pop a stich how long would it take to heal.  Well I guess I am rambling so I will sign out for now.  thanks for all your previous support you guys are the best.
Age 69
DX 8/13/08
PSA 4.0
Biopsy 14 samples 1 positive for Prostate Cancer 12% of sample
Second option of biopsy from Methodist Hospital Houston same DX
Gleason Score 4+4 =8
Da Vince surgery on Oct 17, 08 Florida Hospital Dr Vipul Patel
Bone Scan and MRI negative
Post Gleason report  3+3= 6
Lynph nodes on both sides clear
all margins clear
Cath still in due to small leak try again on the 29th

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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 407
   Posted 10/26/2008 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I was occassionally seeing blood in my urine, during the period I still had the catheter in. The day I had the catheter taken out my bag was almost completely red in color, and I was very concerned. The Physicians' Assistant looked at the bag and color and told me not to worry . . . "Old blood," she said. They can tell by the coloration whether we're bleeding currently or if it's blood left from the surgical procedure, which is sitting in low points and dislodged when we walk, sit, etc. If you're very concerned about this, I suggest you telephone your Urologist or primary care physician right now - otherwise wait until Wednesday to see what you're told then.

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 (getting better, though)

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

Returned to work 9-29-08 (18-19 days post-op)

PSA test result, post-op, 10/08: 0.0


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