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Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25353
   Posted 3/4/2009 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the encouraging words (above). I am going in tomorrow (3-5-09) for prostatectomy. Dr Foley will be doing the procedure. I hope my experience is at least as good as yours.
Last psa was 5+. Gleason was 6 in Jan.
LarryC
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 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, 6 month on 5/9
 
 


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25353
   Posted 3/4/2009 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
The above post is from LarryC, about to have surgery on Thursday.

We welcome you Larry, wish you all the best on your surgery tommorow, and look forward to seeing you on the other side, the recovery side. Your post doesn't say if your operation is open or robotic. Hopefully with a PSA of 5 and a Gleason of 6 less then 2 months ago, your dr/surgeon will be able to do a good job on you and get the cancer.

Please keep us posted as soon as you feel better.

David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 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, 6 month on 5/9
 
 


mirv
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 30
   Posted 3/4/2009 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey LarryC,
Good luck with your surgery tomorrow! When I went in for mine I know I was pretty nervous, but I tried to focus on the fact that I was doing the best thing I could to get rid of my cancer. Once you're in the OR and they put the mask on you won't notice a thing till they wake you up in the recovery room, and then you'll be on the "other side" and can start getting better. Best wishes for a quick, effective recovery, and post up when you feel better.
Take care,
Mark
Age 52
PSA 3.1 fPSA 26% Dx: 11-07-08
1 of 12 cores with 5% adenocarcinoma
11 of 12 cores clear Gleason grade 3+3=6
Robotic laproscopic surgery 2-4-09
Dr. Garret Matsunaga, Torrance Memorial Hosp.
Free hernia repair! 2 day stay.
Pathology: pT2c NXMX
upgraded to 3+4=7 and <2% tertiary 5
negative margins
negative extraprostatic extension
negative seminal vesicle invasion

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