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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 74
   Posted 2/3/2009 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I've figured out the analogy. When you get a vasectomy, the phrase is that you're shooting blanks. When you get a prostatectomy, you're shooting real bullets but the cartridge doesn't contain any gunpowder. :-)

Gotta keep a sense of humor!

P.S. Two more days till I'm unhooked!

See ya,
DOB: Q4'46, HT: 5'9", WT: 180
Family history of PC
Biopsy: 12/08
Cores: 4 of 12+ positive
PSA: <2.5
DRE: Slight enlargement, one node
Gleason: 3+3
Surgery: 1/21/09
Type: RRP
Catheter: 15 days
Adenocarcinoma occupying 5% of prostatic volume (right posterior aspect)
Gleason: 3+2
No extraprostatic extensions
Perineural invasion within prostate only
No angiolymphatic invasion
No seminal vesicle invasion
Clear margins
AJCC: pT2a

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 180
   Posted 2/3/2009 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Keep smiling Garth.

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

Roger G
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 150
   Posted 2/3/2009 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Yuk Yuk Yuk. tongue
Heck, I can't get mine out of the holster!  I'm glad the lot of us can find the humour in this.  
Here's hoping all goes well for you when you loose your man purse.
Age: 43 (2008)
DRE Small Ridge on prostate, PSA 1.5
07/2007: Diagnosed cancer, T2c, Gleason 3+4=7
09/2007: Laparoscopic prostectomy @ Hamilton General, 4 hrs.
01/2008: Still working on ED.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 3257
   Posted 2/3/2009 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
man purse. ewe have got 2 b kidding. Yuck
Age at dx: 42 age now 45
Treated for sciatic nerve pain 6 months prior to dx.
Heavy amount of blood in urine Unable to urinate 
Lung x-ray for pnumonia revealed multiple lesions in each lung
P.S.A. at time of dx. 3216.14
Began lupron and casodex
Cat scan showed large mass in the pelvic area affecting the bladder multiple nodules in both lungs and lymph node envolvement.
Bone scan revealed possible bone involvment in the pelvic area
Biopsy 12 of 12 cores positive gleason 3+4=7
P.S.A.s since lupron 2946, 1274, 532, 5.01 1.23, .09
Begining jan 08 psa .o9, .25, .44, .86, .73, 1.34, 1.49. Doubling time is a little over 3 months
Cat Scan 12/12/08 Prostate normal size and shape. No tumors detected. Left lung clear of all nodules right lung showing only benign scar tissue. Lymph nodes normal
Bone Scan 12/24/08. Clean!!!

Veteran Member

Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 821
   Posted 2/3/2009 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, the bullets have no powder, and the gun has been torn open and kicked around. But not beyond repair!
Diagnosis at age 53. PSA 2007 about 2; PSA 2008 4.3
Biopsy September 2008: 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 out on 7th day, replaced on 8th day, out again 14th day following negative cystogram
Pathology: pT2c; lymph nodes negative; margins involved; 41 grams, 8% involved by tumor; same Gleason 4+3=7
PSA 1/22/08 non-detectable! 8-)

Veteran Member

Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 2/3/2009 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
you guys are amazing. Glad to see some humor on the forum.

peace to all
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 46 (current)
My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes was 4+4=8
I had 44 IMRT's
Currently on Lupron
I go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America
Married with two kids
latest PSA 5-27-08 0.11
PSA July 24th, 2008 is 0.04
PSA Dec 16th, 2008 is .06
Testosterone keeps rising, the current number is 156, up from 57 in May
cancer in 4 of 6 cores

Elite Member

Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 2/3/2009 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I went into surgery with a .38 special, and for some reason, all I can find is a .22 with a mother of pearl handle
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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