Day 45: Catheter #2 Finally Out!

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Purgatory
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   Posted 12/29/2008 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Just came back from my doctor's office.  After having one in for 44 out of the past 45 days since surgery, a kind and sneaky nurse got catheter #2 out of me without any pain in the flash of an eye.  She was good.  With the extra 13 days of healing, and not taking any of the bladder spasm med  during that time, the doctor thinks things will work out fine this time.  If not, he's at my local office 2 blocks from my house until 5, and will be at the main Greenville office the rest of the week.  If it stops flowing, he said just drive in without calling first this time.  He also gave me some free samples of pyridium for the burning sensation, that's the neat stuff they gave me in the hospital that turns your urine into "Tang", neat color.
 
He wants to wait a full extra 6 weeks to do my first psa, I was a little disapointed with that since it has been 6 1/2 weeks since surgery, but he hasn't been wrong with me yet.
 
Happy to have that cath out, probably had 2 dozen or more painful spasms yesterday, and even had 3 in the 20 minutes waiting for the doctor.  Been a rough past 6 days for sure, so I hope I pee and pee, and make it through the next 24 hours without any stopage, that would do a lot to build my confidence back.  I sure don't want cath. #3, I would go out of my mind.  Thanks for any and all concerns.
 
David in SC
 
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
 
 


James C.
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   Posted 12/29/2008 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Great, David, here's hoping this one stays out, Take it easy for a couple days... Some docs test psa in 6 weeks, some in 3 months....
James C.         Age 61
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
4/19/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/11/07 Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07 Path report: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6.
9/24/07 Nerve sparing Open Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy
9/26/07 Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
16 mts: ED- 50 mg Viagra 3X week, pump daily,Trimix .35ml 2X week continues
Post Surgery PSA's: 3 mts-.04, 6 mts.-.04, 9 mts.-.04, 1 Year-.02.


DoingFine
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   Posted 12/29/2008 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Good for You! Congrats . . .

My first psa test was also at 3 months.

Again . . . congrats . . . I hope all goes well.
Age at dx: 51 Age now: 52
Great health: Riding bike 200+ miles weekly; no symptoms
First PSA: 4.7 March 2008 (bummer)
Second PSA: 4.97 June 2008
Biopsy June 2008
Positive 5 of 12 cores (real bummer) T1c
Gleason 3+3
Bone scan: 7 July negative
RRP surgery 3 Sept 2008 at the Mayo Clinic: Rochester, MN
All clear
Catheter out 22 Sept 8:30 AM, catheter back in at 11:30 (not happy)
Catheter out 30 Sept (this time for good!)
Total continence, no erectile difficulties from day one (Cialis 10mg daily)
Back on bike 15 Oct. (42 days . . . with doc's approval)
Dec. 2 2008 psa Undetectable!


Gerbe
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   Posted 12/29/2008 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations Dave! It's out, you're covered just in case, focus on the exquisite peace of this moment and recharging yourself.

This moment, here and now, is nothing less than the totality of existence.

I can't control my life, but I can influence this moment.


Age 59
PSA 1.6, 1.8, 2.0 at yearly intervals
Last PSA 2.0 or 2.4 depending upon lab
Mild DRE finding (hindsight unrelated) lead to biopsy
3/08 1st biopsy, 18 core. Pathologist 1, HPIN and ASAP, 0.5mm 1 core. Pathologist 2, carcinoma
7/08 2nd biopsy, 16 core. Pathologist 1, 1 core carcinoma. Pathologist 3, 3 cores carcinoma
Urologist retired. Referred to another Dr. in same practice, not experienced enough.
Robotic da Vinci performed 12/22/08, Univ of Washington Med Center, Dr. William Ellis. Both nerves spared, complimented on my 'wide pelvis' (my feminine side, I guess) which gave more room to operate. Now the healing begins.


Purgatory
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   Posted 12/29/2008 8:02 AM (GMT -7)   
James, planning on the rest and lots and lots of water to keep things going. Was in for so long, still feel weird without it, but the past 6 days made me hate it even more, so much pain, ruined most of my Christmas.

The peace of the moment is great! I can sit or stand without fear of tripping over a clear hose, I don't have that nasty thing pulling at the head of my winky constantly. Trust me, this part is wonderful.

After the first full day of no blockage, I will feel like a new man.

Thanks,

David in SC
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, Catheter out 12/29/08, hoping for the best after 45 days.
 
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
 
 


DJBearGuy
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   Posted 12/29/2008 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
David,

Good to hear positive news so far! I hope you're continuing to do well.

Pyridium is a new one on me. Wish I'd had it a week ago. I had blood come out as late as 2 days ago, but it no longer hurts, really, although I continue to feel weird. That's progress!

Hope your spasms have subsided as well.
DJ

Age 53
PSA 2007 about 2
PSA 2008 4.3
Diagnosed September 2008.
Biopsy: 6 of 12 cores positive
Gleason 4+3 = 7
CT and Bone scan negative
Da Vinci surgery at City of Hope December 8, 2008
Radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection
Catheter removed on 7th day, replaced on 8th day, removed again 14th day following negative cystogram
pT2c
lymph nodes negative
"microscopic margins"


apacker1950
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Total Posts : 122
   Posted 12/29/2008 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
David,
Who ever thought trading a catheter for a diaper would be a good deal.  Good luck on your journey to full recovery.
 
Allan
Age 54 at Dx.   Currently 58
Jly 05- PSA 8.1
Sept 05- PSA 10.7
Sept 05- Biopsy revealed 9 of 12 cancerous, Gleason 3+3=6, T2 stage
Bone scan and cat scan showed hot spot on hip bone.
Oct 05- Surgery for bone biopsy.  Pathology showed benign growth, no cancer in bones. Who ever thought I would be happy to only have PCa?
Nov 05- PSA 15.4
Nov 18, 05- Nerve sparing open RP at Huntsman Cancer Center, SLC, UT by Dr. Robert Stevenson. 
Home after 3 days.Cath out at 2 wks.
Incontinence gradually improved for about 3 months to 100% continence.
ED- Tried the big 3 pills with no results
Feb 06- PSA undetectable, Started VED which worked but caused discomfort with constriction rings.
May 06- PSA undetectable, Dr. gave me an Rx for Trimx injections. They work great.  Still use VED on off days without constriction for therapy.
Aug 06- PSA undetectable 
Nov 06, May 07, Nov 07, May 08, Nov 08 - PSA undetectable
ED appears to be perminant but doing great with Trimix.


zufus
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   Posted 12/29/2008 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Amen to you brother, free atlast I hope is your new mantra.

Bob

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 12/29/2008 9:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi David,
You know I want to hear about that first Pee. Fingers are crossed.

Tony
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE)
Bilateral seminal vesicle invasion (SVI); Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (September 17 '08): <0.1 ~ Undetectable!
 
You can visit my Journey at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
 


Jerry1
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   Posted 12/29/2008 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   

 

Congrats David great news!  Take it easy and drink plenty of water.  I also never heard of the drug Pyriduim and had that burning for six weeks then it just stopped.  Hoping you have a great New Year!

 

Jerry1


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
Bone scan and MRI negative
Da Vince surgery on Oct 17, 08 Florida Hospital Dr Vipul Patel
Tumor size 2.9 x0.8 x 0.8 cm
Location: single focus, left posterior peripheral zone (pt2a)
Post Gleason report  3+3= 6
Lymph nodes on both sides negative
margins Negative 
Stage II (pt2a) 
Cath out on October 29th left in longer due to small leak.
11/10/08 diagnosed with lymphocele 7.7 x5 pressing on bladder reason for urinating every two hours and leak is not  yet healed.
11/19/08 dry no more pads
12/2/08 first PSA <0.1


beachbum50
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   Posted 12/29/2008 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
tongue  Great news David, I'm sure your new freedom will really help you as you recover. I was very lucky and got the cath out on day seven, but could not squeeze a drop out afterward. The wonderful male nurse said to go home and come back by 5 if I still was unable to go. about an hour after I got home, I had my first use of my rebuilt bladder neck, and was pretty much home free after that! I had aiming problems for a while, but was dry and almost pain free from the start. Just remember to listen to your body and don't rush your recovery, here's to a Happy and cath free New Year to you David!
 
Beachbum turn
Beachbum
 
PSA 10 June 2007
Biopsy July 2, 15 of 16 samples positive
T2C
3+3=6
prostate weighed 40 grams
Di Vinci 10/09/07, four hours on table, 3 in recovery
Total time in Hospital: 29 hours
Record for Dr. Lance, 70% of prostate had cancer, but NO spread, clean margins,Clean nodes,
First PSA at 5 weeks, UNDETECTABLE!
Catheter out at seven days, dry from hour one!
Second PSA 19 weeks post op, UNDETECTABLE 2/11/2008
Third PSA 5/12/08, six months post op, UNDETECTABLE
Fourth PSA 8/21/08, nine months post op, UNDETECTABLE
One Year visit in December 2008, UNDETECTABLE, now go visit every six months!
The Lord has truly Blessed me.


Purgatory
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   Posted 12/29/2008 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, i know its still early, been peeing on my own now for 3 hours, no great gushers, but seems to be enough to relieve myself. DJBear- if you still burn, ask your doc for the pyridium, I burned at the dr office and told him, and he gave me a large free sample. An hour after the first pill, no burning, but neon orange pee, not a bad trade off. Still on the same pad all morning, might be too soon, but feel my main bladder muscles are working, looks like all the pad is catching is some minute drips that I must not even feel happening. I know that tonight, my first night, will be the real test, so I look forward to it with nervous anticipation. I do plan to wear a pull up, can't believe I said that, since I have been on Ambien for sleep for 10 years now, not convinced I would wake up on my own. See how I do. If I get through today, tonight, and all tommorow, will feel I am ready to move on to the phase. Dr said when we went over my first post PSA on Feb. 9th, we will have a good disusscion about the ED side of things.

Thanks for all you guys wonderful support and comment.

David
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, Catheter out 12/29/08, hoping for the best after 45 days.
 
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
 
 


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 12/29/2008 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats on cath #2 getting removed.  Best wishes in this phase of the healing and may the New Year bring you good health, undetectable PSA's and no more caths. 

Father's Age 62 (now 63)
Original Gleason 3+4=7, Post-Op Gleason- 4+3=7,
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin, One positive node. T3a N1 M0.
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07, Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yrs
Radiation March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
July 2, 08 PSA <.02
Oct. 10, 08 PSA <.02
Praying for a cured dad.

Co-Moderator Prostate Cancer Forum


Todd1963
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   Posted 12/29/2008 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats David. That is so cool. Best wishes for the new year. Todd

dx:06/03/06
Age at dx: 42 age now 45
Treated for sciatic nerve pain 6 months prior to dx.
Heavy amount of blood in urine Unable to urinate 
Lung x-ray for pnumonia revealed multiple lesions in each lung
P.S.A. at time of dx. 3216.14
Began lupron and casodex
Cat scan showed large mass in the pelvic area affecting the bladder multiple nodules in both lungs and lymph node envolvement.
Bone scan revealed possible bone involvment in the pelvic area
Biopsy 12 of 12 cores positive gleason 3+4=7
P.S.A.s since lupron 2946, 1274, 532, 5.01 1.23, .09
Begining jan 08 psa .o9, .25, .44, .86, .73, 1.34, 1.49. Doubling time is a little over 3 months
Cat Scan 12/12/08 Prostate normal size and shape. No tumors detected. Left lung clear of all nodules right lung showing only benign scar tissue. Lymph nodes normal


Ralph Alfalfa
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Total Posts : 469
   Posted 12/29/2008 10:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Way to go, David! I'm always glad to hear good news, and I'll be you let out a sigh of relief. Hope everything continues to do well and no matter what color it is, it's still a good thing. I wonder if it glows in the dark.

Bob
 AGE:57
 Dx: October,27(the day after my birthday)
 Psa 14.5
 Gleason:(4+3) 7
 Bone scan:Negative
 Cat scan: Negative
 Biopsy: 4 of 12 positive, left side, pre-cancerous on the right.
 Confined to prostate.
 DaVinci scheduled for Jan. 19, 2009.Dr. Scott Montgomery, KC Urology,
Shawnee Mission Med. Center. Kansas


Purgatory
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   Posted 12/29/2008 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
They say to take out your contacts if you wear them on the pyridium, as it can stain your contacts, not sure how that would happen ,but I don't wear any.

David
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, Catheter out 12/29/08, hoping for the best after 45 days.
 
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
 
 


DJBearGuy
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   Posted 12/29/2008 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
David,

Guess pyridium would be a problem for me, since I do wear one contact--why only one, that's another story. (Had cataract surgery on only one eye.) But the burning isn't really there, although I do get a weird feeling toward the end of the pee session. Been continuing to wear a pad at night though that is just in case. Earlier somewhere I said that guys like us need "anti-kegel" exercises, that make sure you can open up as well as close off. Maybe that is actually not such a bad idea.

Keep on flowin'
DJ

Age 53
PSA 2007 about 2
PSA 2008 4.3
Diagnosed September 2008.
Biopsy: 6 of 12 cores positive
Gleason 4+3 = 7
CT and Bone scan negative
Da Vinci surgery at City of Hope December 8, 2008
Radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection
Catheter removed on 7th day, replaced on 8th day, removed again 14th day following negative cystogram
pT2c
lymph nodes negative
"microscopic margins"


Purgatory
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   Posted 12/29/2008 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey DJ,

Been off the cath about 7 hours now, still a nervous feeling, haven't had a real accident yet, couple of close calls. When I feel even the slightest urge, that is my signal to head to the john. Still not much of a flow, still need to sit when I pee, small stream at first, then endless dribbles. It's tonight I will fear, but still hoping the night will pass without a stopage. Must less concerned about an accident or a spill, then another stopage of course. Just need a day or two go by to convince me I am past this hurdle.

Sounds like you are still progressing in the right direction, and that is good.

David
Age 56, 56 at DX
 
PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3, 9/8 14.9, 10/8 16.4
 
3rd Biopsy 9-2008 Positive 7 of 7 cores positive, ranging from 40 - 90%, G 4+3 & 3+4
 
Open RP surgery  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, Catheter out 12/29/08, hoping for the best after 45 days.
 
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.
 
First PSA Post Surgery  Scheduled now for 2/9/9
 
 


BillyMac
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   Posted 12/29/2008 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Here's wishing you a pleasant night tonight and the continuing "end of the bag"
Bill
1/05 PSA----2.9 3/06-----3.2 3/07-------4.1 5/07------3.9 All negative DREs
Aged 59 when diagnosed
Biopsy 6/07
4 of 10 cores positive for Adenocarcinoma-------bummer!
Core 1 <5%, core 2----50%, core 3----60%, core 4----50%
Biopsy Pathologist's comment:
Gleason 4+3=7 (80% grade 4) Stage T2c
Neither extracapsular nor perineural invasion is identified
CT scan and Bone scan show no evidence of metastases
Da Vinci RP Aug 10th 2007
Post-op pathology:
Positive for perineural invasion and 1 small focal extension
Negative at surgical margins, negative node and negative vesicle involvement
Some 4+4=8 identified ........upgraded to Gleason 8
PSA Oct 07 <0.1 undetectable
PSA Jan 08 <0.1 undetectable
PSA April 08 <0.001 undetectable (disregarded due to lab "misreporting")
PSA August 08 <0.001 undetectable (disregarded due to lab "misreporting")
Post-op pathology rechecked by new lab:
Gleason downgraded to 4+3=7
Focal extension comprised of grade 3 cells
PSA September 08 <0.01 (new lab)


skapod
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Total Posts : 35
   Posted 12/29/2008 6:03 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Purgatory,

Congrats on getting that catheter out!  My husband and I were reading your post and he thinks maybe, if you could, let your bladder fill up a little bit more before going to the bathroom.  Maybe you'll have a better flow and less dribble.  My husband feels like he has to pee a good amount of time throughout the day, but tries to hold it because he knows there's not enough urine built up yet.

He was operated on November 13, 2008, the DaVinici Method, catheter in for one week, still using one pad a day and has burning at the end of the stream.

We're praying for you!  Relax, have a great night and look forward to hearing how good your stream was in the morning.

Happy New Year!

 


DJBearGuy
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   Posted 12/29/2008 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
David,

I know how you feel! The only thing I might have done differently is let myself wait longer while awaiting the flow. But maybe you're already doing that. Keeping my fingers, and everything else, crossed for you.

DJ
DJ

Age 53
PSA 2007 about 2
PSA 2008 4.3
Diagnosed September 2008.
Biopsy: 6 of 12 cores positive
Gleason 4+3 = 7
CT and Bone scan negative
Da Vinci surgery at City of Hope December 8, 2008
Radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection
Catheter removed on 7th day, replaced on 8th day, removed again 14th day following negative cystogram
pT2c
lymph nodes negative
"microscopic margins"


mvesr
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   Posted 12/30/2008 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dave
 
Great news about the cath.  Hope it stays out. By the way, my first PSA was at three months.  Good luck
 
Mika
age at dx 54 now 56
psa at dx 4.3
got the bad news 1/29/07
open surgery Duke Medical Center 5-29-07
never more than 2 pads
Tossed the pads this spring
ED still a problem
Got a shot last week and it was great
A year an a half of zero's
 

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