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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/20/2009 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
   Had prostate removed 2-12-09..DaVinche..8 days later the tip of my tongue is still numb...This happen to anyone else?                   Thanks

gpg
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 180
   Posted 2/20/2009 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Not in my case, sorry you are having the issue

Scott
Diagnosed @ 48yo 04/07
focal, low volume tumor gleason 6
RRP 07/30/07 robotic
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 : 25380
   Posted 2/20/2009 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome here #56, glad you found us, and glad you are on the other side of your surgery. Haven't heard of the numb toungue before, hopefully someone else here has.

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, Right nerves saved, 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 .05
 
 


LV-TX
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 966
   Posted 2/20/2009 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
??? It was numb to start with...you said after 8 days it was still numb? Wonder what caused it to be numb in the first place. I know that they stuff tubes down you, but haven't heard of them giving anything that would last that long. Have you spoken to your doctor yet?
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


BillyMac
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   Posted 2/20/2009 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
56,
I haven't heard of that before. Perhaps as was mentioned the tubes during the op did something to a couple of the nerves in your tongue. I sure would raise the matter with my doc though. During the op you're tilted for a few hours, feet up, head down which tends to make people dizzy after a while.....perhaps another little rare side effect?
Bill
1/05 PSA----2.9 3/06-----3.2 3/07-------4.1 5/07------3.9 All negative DREs
Aged 59 when diagnosed
Biopsy 6/07
4 of 10 cores positive for Adenocarcinoma-------bummer!
Core 1 <5%, core 2----50%, core 3----60%, core 4----50%
Biopsy Pathologist's comment:
Gleason 4+3=7 (80% grade 4) Stage T2c
Neither extracapsular nor perineural invasion is identified
CT scan and Bone scan show no evidence of metastases
Da Vinci RP Aug 10th 2007
Post-op pathology:
Positive for perineural invasion and 1 small focal extension
Negative at surgical margins, negative node and negative vesicle involvement
Some 4+4=8 identified ........upgraded to Gleason 8
PSA Oct 07 <0.1 undetectable
PSA Jan 08 <0.1 undetectable
PSA April 08 <0.001 undetectable (disregarded due to lab "misreporting")
PSA August 08 <0.001 undetectable (disregarded due to lab "misreporting")
Post-op pathology rechecked by new lab:
Gleason downgraded to 4+3=7
Focal extension comprised of grade 3 cells
PSA September 08 <0.01 (new lab)
PSA February 09 <0.01


sandstorm
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 194
   Posted 2/20/2009 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Had DaVinci 1-9-09 56 and no numb tongue for me. But I can tell you that my father had a benign tumor removed from under his collar bone a few years ago. The pathology report stated it was a nerve bundle. He has had a droopy right eyelid every day since he left the hospital. I guess random nerve pathways can go any direction. I hope your numbness goes away soon.
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
Pathology Report says it's gone!
First Post-op PSA due 2-17-09


56
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 2/20/2009 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Havn't talked to Dr. yet, go back to him in 6 days for cath. removal. Glad when that is out..Although it is nice not getting up in the middle of the night to piss. After cath. is out, sounds like a whole new adventure begins...

klondiker
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 43
   Posted 2/20/2009 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I do believe that any surgery can have some occasional strange side effects. In my case after the surgery my left heel was so tender that I could barely put any weight on it .
One morning the pain was gone.
Age - 55
2004 PSA 2.7
2008 PSA 5.8
Sept 2008 PSA 5.66
Oct 2008 PSA 6.67
Biopsy on 11/25/2008 cancer found in 10% of one core , gleason 3+3=6
open RRP done on 1/14/2008. Pathology showed 20% of prostate cancerous, gleason 3+3=6, contained in capsule
First post op PSA 2/10/09 - 0.07
As of 2/11/09 down to one or two pads per day

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