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nasso
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 27
   Posted 3/7/2009 7:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
 
Thanks to everyone for the help and support in my quest for treatment options and choices.
 
I was very lucky to get the surgery done by Dr Walsh - he is truly a genius and a truly comforting and understanding doctor. As he says, he treats his patients the same way he would like to be treated if he were to be ill. Dr Walsh saved both nerve bundles and the pathology report just came back all clean, tumor contained.
 
The suregry was performed on 03/04/09 and I am out of the hospital two days later. I know it will take some time to fully recover but a clean path report can make up for all the incomfort.
 
Next stop is the post op PSA  check, and my prayers go to all who are still fighting the disease.
Age at DX: 43
PSA: 11/08:15.6, 01/09:16.6, 02/23:17.1
Biopsy 12/08 at USF Tampa
8/12 cores positive, GS 3+3,
perineural invasion in 2 cores
Staged T1c
CT, Bone, XRay negative
03/04/09 - Open Surgery at Johns Hopkins by Dr Patrick Walsh
Both nerves spared,
Path Report: GS 6, Tumor Contained, margin clears, nodes+vesicles clean 


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25369
   Posted 3/7/2009 8:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Nasso,

I am impressed that you had your surgery by the Master himself. I was happy just to read his book cover to cover. I am glad you are on the other side now, the recovery side, and glad that your post surgery pathology report looks so good. Yes, as you are waiting for that first PSA test post surgery, you will be working on your Incontinence issues (if any) and thinking about the ED/Sex part. Glad it went so well for you, and be sure to keep us posted.

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
 
 


CPA
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 655
   Posted 3/7/2009 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, Nasso.  Welcome to the other side and the beginning of your recovery.  Glad things went well and trust that all the issues that now begin will go just as smoothly.  David

Age 55
Diagnosed Dec 2007 during annual routine physical
PSA doubled from previous year from 1.5 to 3.2
12 biopsies - 2 positive with 2 marginal
Gleason 3 + 3 = 6
RRP 4 Feb 08
Both nerves spared
Good pathology - no margins - all encapsulated - Gleason 4 + 3 = 7
Catheter out Feb 13 - wore pad for couple of days - pad free Feb 16
Great wife and family who take very good care of me


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 3/7/2009 10:09 AM (GMT -6)   
That's good news, Nasso. Welcome to the other side. Now, drink plenty of water, start taking walks each day extending the distance. This will help purge the system and get your internal organs functioning properly again. turn
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


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 3/7/2009 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
May you walk the rest of your life cancer free. Congrats to the next chapter of your journey! All the best in your healing.
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


John T
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 4202
   Posted 3/7/2009 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Nasso,
how long did you have to wait for an appointment with Dr Walsh? I would assume that he is pretty booked up given his reputation.
JohnT

Modified by moderator ~ Tony Crispino

 John your signature is in space consumption overload again...Please look at your posts when done.  If you need help let me know

Post Edited By Moderator (TC-LasVegas) : 3/7/2009 12:53:57 PM (GMT-7)


nasso
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 27
   Posted 3/7/2009 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, I started already the walking - today the weather is quite nice in Baltimore and did about 2 hours walking at 3 days post surgery.

John - my wife did the first appointment for a consultation and it took 3-4 weeks. When she asked about scheduling a procedure, the staff said it takes 2-3 months. On Feb 20 I flew to Baltimore for the consultation without much hope Dr Walsh will be able to fit me in his schedule. During the visit he did say that he is now taking new patients for May 2009. However he decided to check his computer shedule after he examined me and said he can take me March 4th - which was in less than two weeks. Maybe there was a cancellation or it was just my lucky day, I dont know.
Age at DX: 43
PSA: 11/08:15.6, 01/09:16.6, 02/23:17.1
Biopsy 12/08 at USF Tampa
8/12 cores positive, GS 3+3,
perineural invasion in 2 cores
Staged T1c
CT, Bone, XRay negative
03/04/09 - Open Surgery at Johns Hopkins by Dr Patrick Walsh
Both nerves spared,
Path Report: GS 6, Tumor Contained, margin clears, nodes+vesicles clean 

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