Just want to wish every man here, their wives, and families, the best of holiday wishes, with respect to all religious views. I am thankful to be a part of this family here, and hoping we all have a better year in 2009. I know now, that this is an every expanding family, today's newbies will soon be old timers, as more and more men, will be diagnosed and join our merry troop. Thanks for all the good support and advice since I've been here.
David in SC
P.S> Because my wife is a nurse, she is working on Christmas day, so the younger mothers with small children can be at home Christmas morning with their kids. My family is all coming here in a few hours to do Christmas with mom/dad along with the Grandchildren, all except my youngest son, who is in Indianapolis meeting his future in-law relatives for the first time.
Age 56, 56 at DX
PSA 2007 5.8
PSA 9-2008 14.9
3rd Biopsy 9-2008 Positive
7 of 7 cores positive, ranging from 40 - 90%
2 tumours noted, Gleason 4+3 and 3+4
Open RP surgery completed on Friday, November 14, 2008 at
St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, SC, Dr. Ronald Smith - Surgeon,
Non-nerve sparing, 4 days in hospital, staples removed 11/24/8,
Catheter out on 12/15/8 on day 32. Day 33, urine stopped flowing, new catheter put in 12/16/08 - uncertain of what went wrong.
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:
Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c pN0 pMx, Prostate 42 grams, tumor 20% cancer
Contained in capsular, neg. margins apex, bladder neck, right lobe, neg. in seminal vessels and lymph nodes. Left lobe: infiltrating tumor miscroscopically appears to extend to marked left posterior margin
First PSA Post Surgery Scheduled for 1/5/9