Staples Finally Out

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Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 11/24/2008 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Went and had all 27 staples removed this morning from incision site, some kind of hurt and pinched, but glad to be done with them.  Didn't get to talk to doctor, but to his Nurse Practicener instead.  The staples were in for 10 days, they insist the cath needs to stay in other 21 days on top of the 10 they have been there now.  She said they had a difficult time with the uretha re-attachment portion of the surgery, so he doesn't want to have any problems
 
Back home, laying down on pain meds ,hoping to feel better when I wake up.  PS, still didnt have the pathology report ready, due anytime now.
 
David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX
 
PSA 2007 5.8
PSA 7-2008 12.3
PSA 9-2008 14.9
 
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 High Grade PIN noted
 
Open RP surgery completed on Friday, November 14, 2008 at
St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, SC, Dr. Ronald Smith - Surgeon,
Nerve bundles not able to be spared, awaiting pathology report, Cath scheduled to be removed on 12-15-2008,


Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4840
   Posted 11/24/2008 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   

Sounds like you're on the raod to success smilewinkgrin

I had my catheter in for five weeks and survived.


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

 


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25382
   Posted 11/24/2008 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
why 5 weeks, did you have additional complications?
Age 56, 56 at DX
 
PSA 2007 5.8
PSA 7-2008 12.3
PSA 9-2008 14.9
 
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 High Grade PIN noted
 
Open RP surgery completed on Friday, November 14, 2008 at
St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, SC, Dr. Ronald Smith - Surgeon,
Nerve bundles not able to be spared, awaiting pathology report, Cath scheduled to be removed on 12-15-2008,


Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4840
   Posted 11/24/2008 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
My uretha re-attachment leaked and took a while to heal up.
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

 


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25382
   Posted 11/24/2008 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
That's exactly what my dr. doesn't want to have happen, said he had the most difficult time of re-attaching he'd ever experienced. He would rather be safe then sorry, my sentiments too. Good luck with your healing process too.

David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX
 
PSA 2007 5.8
PSA 7-2008 12.3
PSA 9-2008 14.9
 
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 High Grade PIN noted
 
Open RP surgery completed on Friday, November 14, 2008 at
St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, SC, Dr. Ronald Smith - Surgeon,
Nerve bundles not able to be spared, awaiting pathology report, Cath scheduled to be removed on 12-15-2008,


kw
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 883
   Posted 11/24/2008 10:29 PM (GMT -6)   
    Dang!!!    27???  I think I only had 8 or 10.  I did have my cathiter for 27 days due to some slow healing at the uretheral connection site.
    Wish you the best in your healing.
    KW
    43 at Dx and Surgery (RRP)
    PSA 5.7, Biopsy 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate, Gleason 7
    RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved. All Lab's clear. 
    Cathiter in for 28 days due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
    First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006  Undetectable 0.00.
    ED workable and usable with Viagra.
    Feb. 20th, 2007 - Feb. 4th, 2008  Cystoscope, Two Collagen injections,Second Opinion Consultation for Incontinance at OU Medical Center, Bio-Feedback training, Chiropractic, Accupuncture  to try to resolve ongoing incontinance (4-6 pads a day)  All PSA's 0.00.
    Feb. 22nd, 2008 - Surgery to install the AMS AdVance Male Sling.
    March 27th, 2008 - Sling not working, Little or no improvement.
    April 18, 2008 - Collagen injection.  Back to using 4-6 full pads a day within a week.
    May 14, 2008 - Another collagen injection to try to Band-Aid the leaking for our June cruise.  Will start making conusultation appiontments for AUS after we return.
    July 14th, 2008 - AUS consultation with Dr. Morey at UT Southwestern (Dallas).
    July 30, PSA 0.00.
    Aug. 22nd, 2008 - AUS Surgery by Dr. Morey
    Oct. 6th, 2008 - AUS Activation by Dr. Morey
     

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