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kreplerfp
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   Posted 1/15/2009 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
 
I had RP surgery on sept 18 2008. Its been almost four months and I have tryed to go back to work, but am having some heavy fatigue times during the day, where I just completely run out of energy. I have been taking Vitamins and greens to try and improve the energy flow, but with not much success. Have many people had the same kind of problems as myself, and has  anyone found anything that has helped them out
 
Fred
Diagnosed Feb 08
 
PSA 6.3
gleason 3+3
T2C
first biopsy 1 of 10 needles positive
surgery Sept 18 08
bone scan negative
evidence of sinus histiocytosis?
involvement of the margins identified at right and left apex and right anterior surface
also perineural invasion
no extraprostatic extention
no seminal vesicle invasion
tumor cells aggressive features of moderate to severe pleomorphism
possible radiation depending on first  PSA  Nov 12
kept left side bundle of nerves but lost some of the right side bundle


divo
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   Posted 1/15/2009 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Fred, You have had major surgery just a few months ago....It takes almost one year to totally get back to your strength after surgery. Don't stress yourself, and rest when you need to...I am sure that others will come on and tell you what they were feeling post op. Your history is very good...so don't worry, and remember:. Surgery can make anyone feel very tired. 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
AUS improving..only 2 pads a day and one at night
Complete hip replacement surgery Dr. Waters Gainesville, FL 1/9/09
Forging ahead to health!


DJBearGuy
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   Posted 1/15/2009 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Fred,

Your signature says you might have started radiation. Of course that would be a big factor.

I'm only 5 weeks past my robotic. Although I've been going to work a couple weeks, there have certainly been ups and downs. Yesterday I felt pretty good except for dozing off for a few minutes after lunch. (Well, that gives you an idea what "good" is.) Seemed to be correlated with having chicken soup for breakfast. However, today wasn't so great, and I dragged all afternoon. Fortunately I have a desk job, no major exertions. You may not be so lucky. I still feel odd inside. Often when I'm walking, I'll go at the pace I was used to before surgery, then a few seconds later, weariness hits, and I realize I have to slow down. Going slower in fact helps a lot.

Other thing I notice is that I'm a lot more sensitive to cold. So I wear a jacket or sweater more, and drink more hot drinks--cocoa, soup. Not a coffee guy. And lots of foods I used to like are no longer appetizing.

I think like this--it didn't take too long to recover to around 75% or so. But that last 25% takes a long time. Still, progress is slow but steady. I think divo is right. A previous surgery I had did take me a year to get completely back, and I was a lot younger then.
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


Purgatory
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   Posted 1/15/2009 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Fred, I too agree with DJ and Diane. The major surgeries I've had in the past took me a good year to get back to normal, and I was much younger with some of them. I never got over completely from the radiation treatments I had back in 2000. I still battle with chronic fatigue from that, probably got back to about 80% and that was it. You are doing fine, your body will let you know when you are doing too much. Hope you feel better.

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, 1/13/9 - Had operation St. Francis - removed blockage, put in Cath #5, suppose to be removed 1/19/9
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
 
 


califguy
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   Posted 1/15/2009 11:05 PM (GMT -6)   

You are not alone..... I often feel so tired I do not know how I can keep going. I take vitamins and iron, eat very healthy, and try to do the exercises the doctor reccommended. I do think sunshine helps me a lot. I take some vitamin D3 (what you get from sunshine) but that needs to be controlled so you should watch that with blood tests.

Some days I sort of feel like I am numb I feel so tired. Somedays I have sat and cried because I had to go to work and was too tired to go. (yes I did go to work anyway....)

It has been 6 months since surgery and I am starting to feel a little better. I wound up being off work 3 months (what the doc considered a normal legal time off) although he didn't think in the beginning I would be off more than 6 weeks or so.

I went thru this being tired after hernia surgery also six years ago and it gradually went away somewhat. So give it some time!


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.


don826
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   Posted 1/15/2009 11:54 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Fred,

I recently completed IMRT (four months) and I began taking vitamin B12 along with the D3+calcium. The B12 seemed to give me a real boost. I was running up the stairs like I used to do and feel that I have energy to burn.

Califguy,

In addition to my prostate woes I also have a keen interest in heart disease. In my year of dealing with that particular organ one of the things I discovered was the negative effects of iron. I was told by my cardiologist that men should not take iron supplements (nor post menopausal women). Iron is not excreted and can build up in the body creating a condition known as hemochromatosis. Not good for the internal organs. You can have your blood tested for iron as well and if it tests in the normal range you may want to reconsider taking it. If you give blood regularly (monthly) then you probably are doing enough to rid your body of the excess.

Best to both of you,

Don


Diagnosed 04/10/08
Age 58
PSA 21.5 (first and only test resulted from follow up visit to emergency room for kidney stone. first time for kidney stone too)
Gleason 4 + 3
DRE palpable tumor on left side
100% of 12 cores positive for PCa range 35% to 85%
Bone scan clear
Chest x ray clear
CT scan shows potential lymph node involvement in pelvic region
Started Casodex on May 2 and stopped on June 1, 2008
Lupron injection on May 15 and every four months for next two years
PSA test on July 14, 08 after 8 weeks hormone .82
Started IMRT/IGRT on July 10, 2008. 45 treatments scheduled
First 25 to be full pelvic for a total dose of 45 Gray to lymph nodes.
Last 20 to prostate only. Total dose to prostate 81 Gray.
Completed IMRT/IGRT 09/11/08.
Second Lupron shot 09/11/08
Next PSA test by oncologist 03/09
 
 


kreplerfp
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Total Posts : 56
   Posted 1/16/2009 6:24 AM (GMT -6)   

 

Thankyou everyone for your replies. Sometimes its just nice to feel that you are not alone and that there are others going through the same struggles.  I am a salesman at an automotive dealership which is a bit of a high pressure job and has its stresses. I have been my dealership top sales person for 20 years and been able in the past to push myself by running on the adreniline of making the sale, but now I find that I don`t have that edge or energy, that my body used to give me before the surgery. I told myself that when I went back to work, that I was going to take it slow for a while, but I think I have been caught up it my work again of trying to be at the top and my body is dictating otherwise.

 maybe I`ll talk to my doctor about the B12 shots as well, as and taking the D3 Vitamin D now.

Fred

 

 

 


Diagnosed Feb 08
 
PSA 6.3
gleason 3+3
T2C
first biopsy 1 of 10 needles positive
surgery Sept 18 08
bone scan negative
evidence of sinus histiocytosis?
involvement of the margins identified at right and left apex and right anterior surface
also perineural invasion
no extraprostatic extention
no seminal vesicle invasion
tumor cells aggressive features of moderate to severe pleomorphism
possible radiation depending on first  PSA  Nov 12
kept left side bundle of nerves but lost some of the right side bundle


Purgatory
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Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 1/16/2009 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Again Fred, listen to your body, my dr's say that all the time to me. If you push too hard too soon for too long, then you get into setbacks. the setback depresses you, and kind of set a chain in motion. In my two month plus recovery so far, everytime I did something either too much or foolish for the circumstances, I paid for it later and perhaps for a couple of days after. It's not worth it when my real goal is too heal properly and get my life back to some semblence of normal. Keep up the good fight brother, you are still winning.

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, 1/13/9 - Had operation St. Francis - removed blockage, put in Cath #5, suppose to be removed 1/19/9
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
 
 


Purgatory
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   Posted 1/16/2009 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Again Fred, listen to your body, my dr's say that all the time to me. If you push too hard too soon for too long, then you get into setbacks. the setback depresses you, and kind of set a chain in motion. In my two month plus recovery so far, everytime I did something either too much or foolish for the circumstances, I paid for it later and perhaps for a couple of days after. It's not worth it when my real goal is too heal properly and get my life back to some semblence of normal. Keep up the good fight brother, you are still winning.

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, 1/13/9 - Had operation St. Francis - removed blockage, put in Cath #5, suppose to be removed 1/19/9
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
 
 


LV-TX
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   Posted 1/16/2009 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Fred...are you going through radiation? Your signature indicated depending on the November PSA results. If you are going through radiation that will probably be the biggest cause. Otherwise, being an auto sales guy, you are on your feet plenty during the day and that is going to account for the fatigue. I am a desk job guy so the fatigue was never a problem, but building the walking back up I did notice that it wore me down more so than in the past. Just give it more time and it will get better I am sure. Congrats on being the top sales guy...but I would imagine with auto sales being slow nowadays, that is really adding alot more stress (more than you realize) and that would wear anyone down mentally and physically.
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 5 week Oct 2008 <.05
       3 month Jan 2009 .06


divo
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   Posted 1/16/2009 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Fred, thanks for beginning this thread. It really made me realize how important it will be for Pete to take it very slow and easy. He had the major hip replacement surgery last friday. He was in the hospital for four days, and then went to a rehab. We thought it would be better, but they didnt have a bed for him in the rehab section, and put him in the nursing home section. His roommate kept the TV on until 2am and the woman across the hall died yesterday. The food was inedible. I brought him home yesterday, and now I feel more confident that I know how to help him. The therapists will come to the house to help in with his hip rehab. That is much better, but remembering that major surgery takes a long time to regain strength is important for me to keep in mind... 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
AUS improving..only 2 pads a day and one at night
Complete hip replacement surgery Dr. Waters Gainesville, FL 1/9/09
Forging ahead to health!


kreplerfp
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 56
   Posted 1/16/2009 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Thankyou you Les and David for your advice, as it this kind of advice that I can use right now
David, what you have said about pushing too hard too soon, can give you setbacks. and the setback depresses you, which sets off a chain in motion, makes alot of sense, when I see that in front of me. It is probable, that this is happening to me right now, because I am feeling the mental fatigue as well as the physical fatigue
Les, everything in your post also makes alot of sense to me also, as it is a difficult time with the industry being slow. I do spend time on my feet and that could certainly be playing a factor on my tiredness. I have not had any radiation which I feel fortunate.

Fred
Diagnosed Feb 08
 
PSA 6.3
gleason 3+3
T2C
first biopsy 1 of 10 needles positive
surgery Sept 18 08
bone scan negative
evidence of sinus histiocytosis?
involvement of the margins identified at right and left apex and right anterior surface
also perineural invasion
no extraprostatic extention
no seminal vesicle invasion
tumor cells aggressive features of moderate to severe pleomorphism
possible radiation depending on first  PSA  Nov 12
kept left side bundle of nerves but lost some of the right side bundle


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 1/16/2009 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Fred, I am hardly a pro at this, but what I describe is the pattern I have been through with 5 major surgeries in my life so far, even when I was much younger, like in my upper 20s, I thought I was so tough and returned to work after a big surgery too soon, refused to take pain pills, and ended up losing my job because I couldn't do it anymore. So now with my open rp recovery, I set daily goals to get certain chores and errands done, respect serious weight limits, and take my reg. meds on a very schedued basis. It helps me get through the long days while my wife is at work.

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, 1/13/9 - Had operation St. Francis - removed blockage, put in Cath #5, suppose to be removed 1/19/9
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
 
 


kreplerfp
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 56
   Posted 1/16/2009 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   

Di

Its sounds as you are a very understanding wife of your husbands needs right now, and that will help him recover even quicker. My wife is not quite as understanding of what I`m going through. I`m not saying that she not a good person. Its just, she has her own problems and , thinks I can solve my own by myself, because I`ve always been strong enough  to solve my own problems in the past, but cancer is a lot different situation.

I wish I could get her to help in my ED rehab but she doesn`t feel comfortable with looking at my scar from the surgery, and she says she doesn`t like touching my penis now because she doesn`like the rubbery feel of it being non erect.

Anyways, I think that Pete is a lucky guy to have a understanding wife such as yourself.

ps. This is probably something that could be discussed in another post

Fred


Diagnosed Feb 08
 
PSA 6.3
gleason 3+3
T2C
first biopsy 1 of 10 needles positive
surgery Sept 18 08
bone scan negative
evidence of sinus histiocytosis?
involvement of the margins identified at right and left apex and right anterior surface
also perineural invasion
no extraprostatic extention
no seminal vesicle invasion
tumor cells aggressive features of moderate to severe pleomorphism
possible radiation depending on first  PSA  Nov 12
kept left side bundle of nerves but lost some of the right side bundle


DJBearGuy
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Total Posts : 756
   Posted 1/16/2009 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Fred,

I'm lucky too--it helps that I helped my wife through her cancer before she helped me with mine. But, anyway, you've got us here on the HW forum. I will offer a thought, maybe it's not just the look of the scar or the feel of the skin. These can be startling at first, but one can get used to it. Maybe it's that these are reminders of a very scary experience. A counselor or therapist (whom you see both together and separately) might be a good idea.
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


kreplerfp
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 56
   Posted 1/16/2009 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   

Thankyou DJ for your post

You might be right about the therapist. I have been through alot in 2008. Beside the cancer I had a bout with glaucoma and had to have my eyes lazered to save my sight, and I was in the hospital for kidney stones twice, so it was a tough 2008.

Thanks Fred

 


Diagnosed Feb 08
 
PSA 6.3
gleason 3+3
T2C
first biopsy 1 of 10 needles positive
surgery Sept 18 08
bone scan negative
evidence of sinus histiocytosis?
involvement of the margins identified at right and left apex and right anterior surface
also perineural invasion
no extraprostatic extention
no seminal vesicle invasion
tumor cells aggressive features of moderate to severe pleomorphism
possible radiation depending on first  PSA  Nov 12
kept left side bundle of nerves but lost some of the right side bundle


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 1/16/2009 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Fred, that was so much to go through in one year, I hope 2009 is much kinder to you.
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, 1/13/9 - Had operation St. Francis - removed blockage, put in Cath #5, suppose to be removed 1/19/9
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
 
 


kreplerfp
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 56
   Posted 1/16/2009 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Me tooooo......
Diagnosed Feb 08
 
PSA 6.3
gleason 3+3
T2C
first biopsy 1 of 10 needles positive
surgery Sept 18 08
bone scan negative
evidence of sinus histiocytosis?
involvement of the margins identified at right and left apex and right anterior surface
also perineural invasion
no extraprostatic extention
no seminal vesicle invasion
tumor cells aggressive features of moderate to severe pleomorphism
1st PSA nov 08 undectable
kept left side bundle of nerves but lost some of the right side bundle
also had laser surgery in July 2008 to save eye sight from glaucoma hospitalized twice for kidney stones  in summer of 2008


DJBearGuy
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   Posted 1/16/2009 11:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Fred,

Have to admit, I'm a big fan of counseling therapy, having been an student counselor way back when, and that's likely why I married a therapist. Insurance will very likely cover it. Ours covers counseling therapy related to major medical procedures, and you've had plenty of that!
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

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