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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 20
   Posted 1/15/2009 10:42 PM (GMT -7)   
First and formost thank all of you out there..........your words mean alot to me........I'm home......... good to be home.........there's alot of pain........... boy they said I was a slow learner............. but you only step on your catheter tubing once.......... it will be good to sleep in my bed tonight.........more tomorrow........time for bed.........once again thank one and all
Pat
Pat Brick
psa 7-07 0.4
psa 8-08 2.8
free psa 0.2 ratio 0.14
gleason's score 3+3=6
open RP for 1-12-09


Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4814
   Posted 1/16/2009 3:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the other side...Glad you made it here ok.
Age 53   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Gleason - 6
(biopsy done March 4, 2008-> 2 of 12)
 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
10/03/08 - 1st Quarter PSA -> less then .01
 

Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.

Las Colinas and Plano Offices

 


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25353
   Posted 1/16/2009 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Pat, and welcome back to the other side, you passed through the mighty wall of having your operation. When you feel up to it, please give us the scoop. Hope they gave you plenty for your pain, use it, and let your body rest.

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
 
 


Frank1205
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 308
   Posted 1/16/2009 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   

Welcome home Pat,

So glad to here your doing O.K. ..  Keep a pillow handing for any coughing or laughing you do.  The single biggest thing that I think helped me was to start walking and do more and more each day.

Good luck with your recovery.

 

Frank


Age 54
DRE normal , 2004 Biospy negative - 2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
PSA @ surgery 6 
Bone and Ct scans negative
clinicaly Staged at T1C - Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008, University of Chicago.
Catheter out in 7 days normaly expected leakage
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, (3+4) 10 % of both portions of prostate
Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear, single positve margin at apex measuring less than 1/2mm. 
PSA Six week < 0.1 4 month PSA <.05 6 month PSA<0.01,9 month<0.01
Watching PSA @ 3 months for 2 years,  will do salvage radiation if necessary.
Fair to Good results with Viagra,  side effects are bothersome at times. 
 


sandstorm
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 194
   Posted 1/16/2009 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Home Pat,

Get some well earned rest and give us some more details when you feel like it. You have now leapt the highest hurdle. Best of luck in your recovery!
Age at DX 57
5-18-07 PSA 7.7
5-06-08 PSA 4.6  8% free psa, but stable
10-23-08 PSA 5.65 4% free psa
11-04-08 biopsy
11-11-08 2 of 12 cores positive
Gleason 3+3  6  stage t1c / post-op 3+4  7  stage t2c
CT and Bone scan negative
Da Vinci RRP 01-09-09
Catheter removed 1-15-09


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 1/16/2009 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Pat, really glad to see you posting and to hear the beginnings of a great 'average' recovery, which are the best kinds. Rest, drink lots of water to flush out the drugs and debris.
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
PSA's: 3 mts-.04, 6 mts.-.04, 9 mts.-.04, 12 mts.-.02, 16mts.-?


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 1/16/2009 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Pat-
Congrats! Now the recovery begins! Best wishes for a speedy recovery and cancer free tomorrows. Keep in mind patience and PC go hand in hand :)
Father's Age 62 (now 63)
Original Gleason 3+4=7, Post-Op Gleason- 4+3=7,
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin, One positive node. T3a N1 M0.
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07, Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yrs
Radiation March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
July 2, 08 PSA <.02
Oct. 10, 08 PSA <.02
Praying for a cured dad.

Co-Moderator Prostate Cancer Forum

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