Todd, thanks for the kind words, and I hope you get your results asap. My family and I were talking just last night, that perhaps, 2009 will be a kinder, more positive year for all of us, and I mean that for all the men here, and their spouses/families too. For 56 years, I never gave it a thought about how I peed or didn't pee, had the bladder of a thousand camels, and now, sure doesnt pay to take anything regardings one's health for granite, things can change in a heartbeat. This has been one of the "Riley Family" biggest crisis, what with me and my mother's stroke, since my 3 kids have grown and married, and I am exceptionally pleased how well the family has pulled together, we all realize that it isnt money or things or positions, etc, but how a family sticks together and helps one another. For that I am most thankful.
David in SC
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. After 7 hours, complete stoppage again, emergency room put in Catheter #3 early evening of day 45, still 12/29/08. New appt. to see dr. on 1/5/9 as result.
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