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spisam
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 47
   Posted 2/3/2009 8:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Today is the 4 week mark since my robotic surgery with Dr. Patel at Florida Hospital in Orlando. I'm surprised on how good I feel. Yesterday I walked 3 miles with no problems. I visit my urologist on 2/18 and Dr. Patel on 2/20. So the PSA day of reckoning is approching. I'm following the pattern discussed here on leakage; mostly dry at night, some leakage before noon and leakage in the afternoon. I use 5 to 6 pads a day and a diaper at night. I'm trying to stay positive. I take viagra three times a week and have had erections with the pill. So far "nothing" without the pill. No attempt at sex until after 6 weeks. I'm 60, 6'00" and 176#. I was at the gym 5 times a week prior to surgery and look forward to getting back after seeing Dr. Patel.  
 
I feel I can spill my guts to you guys and you will understand. Having someone to talk to and write to has helped me immensely. Thank you for being here.
 
Sam 

James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 2/3/2009 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Sam, isn't it nice to he able to use words like routine, average, uneventful, calm to describe your recovery? You are really having a good one and I hope it continues all the way thru zero psa, dry pants, and erections on demand...lol tongue
James C. Age 62
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
4/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS 3/3=6
9/07 Nerve sparing open RRP- Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Stg. pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
16 mts: ED- 50 mg Viagra 3X week, pump daily,Trimix .35ml 2X week continues
PSA's: .04 each 3 months

Post Edited (James C.) : 2/3/2009 8:22:11 AM (GMT-7)


LV-TX
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 966
   Posted 2/3/2009 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
James....I contacted my cable provide for the On-Demand Erections channel...they hung up on me....(sorry couldn't resist)
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


gpg
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 180
   Posted 2/3/2009 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sam,

very glad you have having a rapid return and looking forward to your continued improvment.

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


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25353
   Posted 2/3/2009 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Sam,

Sounds like you are doing great so far, and you were/are a 60 year old man in great shape. i need to do more of the walking part, and i only live a block from my towns walking track. my best to you

david
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
 
 


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 2/3/2009 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats on hitting the 4 week mark on the road to recovery and great news about walking the 3miles. My dad went to the gym 4-5x a week prior to his surgery as well and was back in no time. He had a really hard time not lifting weights and ended up doing too much too soon, so I would just advise to be patient. I hope you are back to your old self in no time!! Best wishes!
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


Jerry1
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 460
   Posted 2/3/2009 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   

 

Spisan,

I also was operated on by Dr Patel last October and had some leakage and urgency due to a bladder leak where I blew a stich right after surgery.  I also had to keep the catheter for 12 days not fun.  I also developed a Lymphocele that was pressing on my bladder so I was going to the bathroom about every 30 minutes day and night.  However at about the 6 week mark everything changed no more pads and no more running to the bathroom.  I also was in good shape prior to the surgery and was playing tennis 6 days and week and walking every morning.  After the surgery I too walked every day a few miles and was faithful with the kegels and it paid off.  Hang in there it sounds like you are doing great I too was nervous because of the leakage but it all resolved and I am back to tennis 6 days a week and no leakage problems.  My first PSA was undetectable and looking forward to many more zero's.  Dr Patel and his staff are great and answered  many of my phone calls promply and were very helpful.

Jerry


Age 69
DX 8/13/08 , PSA 4.0, Biopsy 14 samples 1 positive 12% of sample, Second option of biopsy from Methodist Hospital Houston same DX
Gleason Score 4+4 =8  Bone scan and MRI negative
Da Vince surgery on Oct 17, 08 Florida Hospital Dr Vipul Patel
Post Gleason report  3+3= 6 Lymph nodes on both sides negative
margins Negative  Stage II (pt2a) 
Cath out on October 29th left in longer due to small leak.
11/19/08 dry no more pads
12/2/08 first PSA <0.1
 
 


Godfather
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 64
   Posted 2/3/2009 4:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Sam/Jerry:

I have my first appointment with Dr. Patel next week on 2/12. Unfortunately, I'm not in as good shape as you guys, 260 lbs. We'll see what he says. Would you do the robotic LRP again with Dr. Patel now that you're on the other side?

Good healing...

Tony
Age at diagnosis 61
Resides in SW Florida
12/07 PSA 2.6  12/08 PSA 4.0
Biopsy 1/09 - 6 of 8 nodes positive 
Left - 2 of 4 positive, 15% involved, 3+4=7 Gleason
Right - 4 of 4 positive, 40% involved, 4+3=7 Gleason
DRE small nodule on right - Prostate 22.6 cc's
Planning da Vinci - searching for surgeon


Jerry1
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 460
   Posted 2/6/2009 9:29 AM (GMT -7)   

Tony,

I have no regrets on my surgery with Dr. Patel I feel great and felt that Dr. Patel and his staff are amazing.  I would recommend him to anyone looking for a robotic surgeon he is tops he is field.

Jerry


Age 69
DX 8/13/08 , PSA 4.0, Biopsy 14 samples 1 positive 12% of sample, Second option of biopsy from Methodist Hospital Houston same DX
Gleason Score 4+4 =8  Bone scan and MRI negative
Da Vince surgery on Oct 17, 08 Florida Hospital Dr Vipul Patel
Post Gleason report  3+3= 6 Lymph nodes on both sides negative
margins Negative  Stage II (pt2a) 
Cath out on October 29th left in longer due to small leak.
11/19/08 dry no more pads
12/2/08 first PSA <0.1
 
 

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