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down not out
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 25
   Posted 2/1/2009 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I have'nt been on the forum for a few weeks and want to give an update for the many posters who responded to my surgical questions.
I had a radical retropubic prostatectomy 12-15-2008, tube out 2 weeks later.
I guess I've been lucky so far, I am back to work, I'm working out trying to loose the weight I put on piloting my recliner for a month. I feel great, no pads needed. I'm working on the ED issues, I am sure this will be resolved as well. Hard to believe what has transpired in the last 2 months; alot of anxious waiting, as I will feel again in march waiting for my first post op psa. (AZ just scored) 
One positive point about this whole experience, it has made me more sensitive to what is happening to other people in my life.(great game). Good luck to all. Mark.(both feet in, Steelers win?)

Ralph Alfalfa
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 2/1/2009 10:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Good news, Mark. Yep, Steelers win. Good game. Sounds like all is working well for you. Stay on top of the ed issues, and I'm sure they will resolve themselves. Let mother Nature take her course as she is a very patient lady.

Quick note. Saw Springsteen baack in August in K.C., one and a half hours late starting for my $100.00 ticket, but a good show. Seems like if the really big money is there he can start on time and finish on time. More power to you, Boss.

 Dx: October,27(the day after my birthday)
 Psa 14.5
 Gleason:(4+3) 7 T1c
 Bone scan:Negative
 Cat scan: Negative
 Biopsy: 4 of 12 positive, left side, pre-cancerous on the right.
 Confined to prostate.
 DaVinci scheduled for Jan. 19, 2009.Dr. Scott Montgomery, KC Urology,
Shawnee Mission Med. Center. Kansas

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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 2/1/2009 11:45 PM (GMT -6)   
down not out,

congrats for being on this side of your surgery. sounds like you are having a pretty good recovery so far. good on the incontinence part, and as you know, the ED part can really vary as far as time, etc. keep us posted all the way. glad you are back

david in sc
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3
3rd Biopsy 9/8 Positive 7 of 7 cores pos, 40-90%, Gleason 7
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Non-nerve sparing, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes 
First PSA Post Surgery   2/9/9

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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 180
   Posted 2/2/2009 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad you are on the mend. On the working out part I was very active prior to the surgery and did 30 minutes of cardio 3 times a week and 30 minutes of free weights twice weekly. I attempted to begin back with the cardio at about 3 weeks and found that my endurance was zip, five minutes exhuasted me. It was shortly after that that I was administered the ADT so I really don't know what a more normal recovery of endurance is. Once I got over the effects of the ADT and radiation a year later I was able to pick up and am presently back to about 75% of my former endurance.

I post this just to suggest that if you find you lack endurance don't get discouraged, it may take a bit but it will come back.

Good luck. Scott
Diagnosed @ 48yo 04/07
focal, low volume tumor gleason 6
RRP 07/30/07
Persistance of PSA
IMRT 11/07-01/08
Emerg, cysto obstructed bladder 01/08
Persistance of PSA
08/08 learned Dr. left significant amount of prostate
12/08 PCA3 negative
12/08 saturation biopsy 36 cores 24 having normal prostate tissue
12/08 referred whole to med malprac attorney

Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 2/2/2009 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Mark! All the best for a speedy and uneventful recovery!!!
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.

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