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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 328
   Posted 11/17/2008 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Is it me, or ever since I was diagnosed I feel ever third commercial is about ED or enlargered prostate syndrome? If I see the couple sitting in that tub more time :) Gotta love the ending comments please check with your doctor regarding your enlarged prostate it could be a much more serious problem such as prostate cancer. That echoes about 5 times in my head each time I hear it!!
Wish they would include in them all to get a DRE and PSA!
Age Dx 37, 7/2008
First PSA : 4.17 5/2008
Second PSA After 2 weeks of antibiotics : 3.9 6/2008
DRE: Negative 5/2008
Biopsy : 6 out 12 Postive all on right side, Gleason 7 (3+4).
Bone Scan/CAT Scan: Clear 7/2008
Cystoscope: Normal 7/2008
Prostate MRI: Normal 7/2008
Da Vinci Surgery 7/2008
PostOp: T2c (On Both sides), margins clear, seminal clear, nodes, clear. Gleason 6(3+3).
First PostOp PSA 9/2008: <0.01
2nd PSA 12/2008: Praying for <0.01

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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 276
   Posted 11/17/2008 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
SHU, I agree completely. If I ever see one more Viagra commercial or hear "Viva Viagra" again it will be too soon. I don't think they are on any more often, now I key in on them because of the obvious. BTW, bothers me that the couple are in separate tubs, I would think that the Cialis folks would want the commercial to end on a more hopeful note !!

46 you when diagnosed, now 48
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.
Occasional Success with Oral Meds
Success with BiMix

Tim G
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2275
   Posted 11/17/2008 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Depends on what you watch. TV that typically has more men viewers will have plenty of them.
The ED ads were on non-stop during the baseball playoffs and World Series, which I watched non-stop.  I started using the TV's mute button during commercials.

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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 669
   Posted 11/17/2008 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   

Not only do I hate the Ed and Prostate commercials, I hate ALL pharmaceutical commercials on TV and in the print media.  I think they do a major disservice to the people who really need them.

The pharmaceutical industry is a two headed monster.  It has provided needed medication to us all.  But it acts more like a ****** on the street corner in it's advertising.  It is time to bring this monster under control.  They need to be regulated and controlled.  Needed medicine is not something that should be hacked through the popular media.  In addition, the BIG PHama companies need to start charging a fair price for their product.  We all know that certain products (viagra and cialis as an example) are grossly overpriced.  They are protected by archiac laws and big money special interests.   TIME FOR A CHANGE... nono

end of rant  redface

PSA up to 4.7 July 2006 , bump noted during DRE
Biopsy 10/16/06
stage T2A  -  Psa 4.7
Gleason  4+4=8  right side
DaVinci Surgery  January 2007
Post op confirms gleason 4+4=8
No extension or invasion found
No continence problems
PSA 90 day (-.01)  , (6 month -.01) , (9 month +.02) , (1 year +.02) ( 18 months +.02)
ED still a problem, minor succces with bi-mix
plaque buildup due to injections 

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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 11/18/2008 5:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I hate all of the commericals also. I have tried all of the pills and tried injections and worked sort of . I just had an implant last week and dont know how things are going to work with that yet. Next Wed will know more see the DR. Not a very good surgery to go thru expecially when they start cutting on you junk. This was the last straw and my insurnace did pay for it. Lucky. I had prostate cancer 5 years ago had surgery and 2 years ago I had radiation. Everything is good with the PSA.
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