Uneventful Catheter Pull

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califlostnspace
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   Posted 1/8/2009 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, except for a very pretty nurse seeing me in my sexy depends underwear had a rather uneventful catheter pull yesterday.  she deflated the bulb and with a slow pull the catheter came out easily.  no dribbles or leaks from me!  I was worried I would be like a fire hose all over the exam room.......
I seem to have good control over my bladder, can make it to the bathroom and void into the toilet without major leakage.  I do have slight leakage if I cough, sneeze, laugh hard or bend over to reach something on the floor, the nurse says it is "stress continence".  I seem to be doing much better than I had hoped for.  I go through maybe 2 or 3 depends guards daily.  the doctor wants me to start taking Viagra twice a week so I will start tomorrow. 
6'3"
205 lbs.
age at diagnosis:  51
diagnosed summer of 08
no symptoms
PSA  4.4
Radical Robotic Prostatectomy done with Da Vinci at UCSF on 12/23/08
catheter removed 1/7/09
my local urologist referred me to a urologist at UCSF for the Da Vanci operation mainly because I had two
mesh panels in lower abdomen due to 2 hernia repairs 12 and 16 years ago
 
 


DJBearGuy
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   Posted 1/9/2009 12:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds good, califlostnspace. Presumably they also told you to practice kegels?
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
next PSA 1/22/08


califlostnspace
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   Posted 1/9/2009 2:02 AM (GMT -6)   
my local urologist told me to wait a few days to do the Keegals and told me to wait a week or so before trying to have relations with my wife.  on the other hand I had the urologist that acutally did the surgery have his nurse via email tell me to do the Keegals and take the Viagra twice weekly.  go figure.


6'3"
205 lbs.
age at diagnosis:  51
diagnosed summer of 08
no symptoms
PSA  4.4
Radical Robotic Prostatectomy done with Da Vinci at UCSF on 12/23/08
catheter removed 1/7/09
my local urologist referred me to a urologist at UCSF for the Da Vanci operation mainly because I had two
mesh panels in lower abdomen due to 2 hernia repairs 12 and 16 years ago
 
 

Post Edited (califlostnspace) : 1/9/2009 12:06:20 AM (GMT-7)


LV-TX
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   Posted 1/9/2009 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Congradulations...maybe the incontinence will be resolved quickly for you. Did you receive your pathology report yet...just interested how that came out.
You are beating back cancer, so hold your head up with dignity
 
Les
 
Age 58 at Diagnosis
Oct 2006 - PSA 2.6 - DRE Normal
May 2008 - PSA 4.6 - DRE Normal / TRUS normal-Gland 38 cc
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral (Perineural Invasion present at base)
Gleason (3+3) 6  Stage T1C
August 23 - Bone Scan - Hips, Spine and ribs marked uptake - X-Ray showed clear -Hooray
Sept 9 2nd DRE - questionable - TRUS...shadow in base - Gland now 41 cc
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1,2008
Gleason 7 (4+3) Staged pT2c NO MX
Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
4 tumors in prostate - largest being 6 cm 
PSA Oct 08 <.05


Purgatory
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Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 1/9/2009 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
That's great, you over that next step, getting the cath out. Out of 3 I've had removed, only one hurt a little, the other two just slipped out. Hope you continue to do well.

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. 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
 
 


James C.
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   Posted 1/9/2009 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Good deal, here's hoping for dryer days ahead and a speedy recovery as you heal and the swelling internally goes down.
James C. Age 61
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
4/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/07 Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/07 Path report: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6.
9/07 Nerve sparing open Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy
9/07 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.


califlostnspace
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 51
   Posted 1/9/2009 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
LV-TX said...
Congradulations...maybe the incontinence will be resolved quickly for you. Did you receive your pathology report yet...just interested how that came out.

I emailed the doctor's office that did the surgery and told them I wanted a copy of the pathology report, nothing yet. 
6'3"
205 lbs.
age at diagnosis:  51
diagnosed summer of 08
no symptoms
PSA  4.4
Radical Robotic Prostatectomy done with Da Vinci at UCSF on 12/23/08
catheter removed 1/7/09
my local urologist referred me to a urologist at UCSF for the Da Vanci operation mainly because I had two
mesh panels in lower abdomen due to 2 hernia repairs 12 and 16 years ago
 
 


BillyMac
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   Posted 1/9/2009 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
A great start on the road to recovery. Here's to the post-op pathology being just as good.
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)


divo
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   Posted 1/9/2009 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
As Billy Mac said: " A great road to recovery...." You just need to be upbeat, positive and STRONG...Forge ahead soldier....!! Di
Husband Pete
dx Jan 2001 gleason 4 + 3 PSA 16.5
Seed implant and conformal radiation and Lupron from Jan 2001 to Jan2002
2005 Dec PSA began to rise from .5 to 8 within 6 months
Salvage surgery at MSK 9/06 Dr. Eastham
Fistula operation 2/07 MSK Dr. Wong
Many cystoscopies and ER visits with strictures
Catheter for one year....Catheter taken out Sept 07..
Total Incontinence since then....
PSA .52 3/08
AUS Operation at MSK Sept 8 2008 Dr. Sandhu
Activated Oct 28th Dr. Sandhu..MSK
Some difficulty with AUS arising Nov 10 2008
Meeting with Dr. Sandhu to discuss AUS problems and new PSA test Dec 11, 2008
PSA .6 12/08
Waiting to see if AUS gets better results
Complete hip replacement surgery coming up Jan 9, 2009


califguy
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 72
   Posted 1/9/2009 11:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations Califlostnspace. Nice to have that assurance. Would you either post what city you are from and who your surgeon is or email me. You can click on the email button to the left to email me. I went to the same hospital and went for the same reason...hernia mesh. My local Stockton doc referred me to UCSF.
Keep up the good work!
Bill

Don't get discouraged!!
CalifGuy
 
Diagnosed Feb 2008  54 years old
3+4=7 gleason
7.5 PSA
4 out of 20 biopsies were cancerous
daVinci Robotic surgery July 24, 2008
Univ of Calif San Francisco Med Center  Dr Peter Carroll
In hospital 2 nights altho I had option of leaving the next day but stayed due to distance home.
Contained in prostate, not spread
Six weeks post surgery PSA less than .01
Five month PSA less than 0.1  Lab did wrong type of PSA test so this test was not as accurate.


califlostnspace
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 51
   Posted 1/11/2009 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
califguy said...
Congratulations Califlostnspace. Nice to have that assurance. Would you either post what city you are from and who your surgeon is or email me. You can click on the email button to the left to email me. I went to the same hospital and went for the same reason...hernia mesh. My local Stockton doc referred me to UCSF.
Keep up the good work!
Bill

Bill, Dr. Carroll did my surgery as well.  I spent one night, I probably should have/could have spent another night but I did not want to be in the hospital on Christmas day.  as it were I was released on Christmas Eve and it took us 3 hours to get home because of the traffic.  it was not a comfortable trip.
I sent you an email.
 


6'3"
205 lbs.
age at diagnosis:  51
diagnosed summer of 08
no symptoms
PSA  4.4
Radical Robotic Prostatectomy done with Da Vinci at UCSF on 12/23/08
catheter removed 1/7/09
my local urologist referred me to a urologist at UCSF for the Da Vanci operation mainly because I had two
mesh panels in lower abdomen due to 2 hernia repairs 12 and 16 years ago
 
 

Post Edited (califlostnspace) : 1/11/2009 12:26:16 PM (GMT-7)

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