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devlin
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 12/8/2008 12:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Dr. Grimaldi of olympia fields in illinois. If so what is your take on him. I get the impression he really doesn't care about my impotence. Almost 6 months now and I have pump ad he only gave me 4 viagra.  He seems to want to just wait it out and perform another surgery for implant.

Piano
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 847
   Posted 12/8/2008 5:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know Dr Grimaldi, but you're probably right that he doesn't care about impotence. He's a surgeon, and they love surgery.

Can you find another doctor (or nurse even) who specializes in ED? If you go down the injection route, it is helpful to have someone show you how to do your first injection -- if indeed that is something you want. As I said in another post, either injections or the VED should work for you. As you have had some erections, continue with the Viagra -- for a low-cost substitute, consider the generic from AllDayChemist.com.

Failing that, you've just got to give it time -- at least two years in my view. Although very effective, an implant should be a last resort -- there's no going back and long term, they are not completely reliable either.
Age 63. Other than cancer, in good health; BMI 20
Pre-op: No symptoms; PSA 5.7; Gleason 4+5=9; cancer in 4 of 12 cores
7 March 2008, RRP, non nerve sparing
Two nights in hospital; catheter and staples out after 7 days
Continent, no pads needed from the get-go
Post Op: Stage pT2 M- N-; clear margins and lymph nodes; Gleason 4+4=8; prostate weight: 37gm
6-week and 7-month PSAs: 0
Bimix injections working well 


Mavica
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 407
   Posted 12/11/2008 2:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know anything about your Urologist. My suggestion is that you have a talk with your primary care physician and explain your concern, and ask his/her advice about changing to a new/different Urology specialist. You're fortunate to live in a metropolitan area with many excellent specialists, so finding another to advise and care for you shouldn't be difficult.

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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