gee jersey, i have no desire to be a star here *blush*, in real life, i am a very private person, don't' like to seek the lime light, hate to be photoed. Writing is my thing, so perhaps I am being too descript
ive here. I don't consider my case to be any more special or interesting then anyone elses.
I feel for the other men and their wives and families as much as my own, we are in a unique club, one we hate to be in, but it is what it is, and we are here to help each other through the tough times.
diane: my thoughts will be on you and pete as he has his surgery tommorow, glad his uti cleared up in time, as i am sure you two want to get this behind you too, and oh boy, more healing.
thanks to everyone else, as they read my never ending saga. i guess one day i will have nothing to say and will simply shut up :)
david in sc
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. 1/5/9 - Cath #3 out, dr. did cycloscope, saw potential blockage, put in Catheter #4, further tests/treatments 1/9/8.
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