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James C.
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   Posted 1/14/2009 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Howard posts for the first time in another thread. Welcome to Healing Well, Howard. 12 years since RP, wow, you really bring some good stuff to the table. I hope you will make a signature for yourself with the details of your Journey and stick around and share with us. We have very few long-timers such as yourself here.

"Just had the Advance male sling installed on Monday, January 5, 2009. Went in at 5:30AM, got prepped, procedure started at 8:00AM and I was home at 10:30AM! I was given antibiotic and pain medication. Used the pan medication throughout Tuesday and Wednesday and tapered off on Thursday. Crotch area very tender, as that is where the major incision was made - about 6-8 stitches. Incontinence went from 1-2 pads per day to total continence! I had been incontinent for 12 years since having a radical. I now have a 3 week period of limited activity but after that, a normal pad-free life! "
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.

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