PC AND HERNIA'S

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mlbsm
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 85
   Posted 3/16/2009 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Almost exactly a year ago, I had my RRP. Tomorrow I am in surgery for an inguinal hernia.

After your surgery, your Doctor will tell you not to lift anything heavier than a half gallon of milk.

Two weeks after my surgery, I helped a "Little" with moving from one house to another.

I highly recommend you not lift anything heavier than a TV remote or a glass of wine. nono

Billy
DIAG. 2/08
DRE POSITIVE
PSA 6.8
CONTAINED, LEFT SIDE, GLEASON 9
LUPRON, (3 MO.) 2/28
RRP, 3/26, HOME 3/31
GLEASON SCORE, 3+4
TUMOR CONFINED TO THE PROSTATE, INKED EXTERNAL SURFACE FREE OF INVOLVEMENT. VD AND SV CLEAR AS WELL AS LYMPH NODES AND A BLADDER SECTION.
PSA 5/21 O.O1 UND TESTOSTERONE 0
PSA 6/30 O.OI UND TESTOSTERONE 10
PSA 9/30 O.O1 UND TESTOSTERONE 311
PSA 1/12 O.O1 UND. TESTOSTERONE 219
ED, BUT I CAN FIND WAYS AROUND IT.


Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4848
   Posted 3/16/2009 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Which surgery would your advice pertain to turn   Both confused
Age 54   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
Catheter in for five weeks.
Dry after 3 months.
 
10/03/08 - 1st Quarter PSA -> less then .01
01/16/09 - 2nd Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.
 


Frank1205
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 308
   Posted 3/16/2009 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Billy,

Boy hey howdy. You are so right.  Around a year ago also I talked to a few fellows and they echoed the same thing about the lifting especially with the DaVinci.  I guess the open is so obvious because of light pain lasting longer and incision you feel and see but the robotic you just forget you have these wholes in you where bad stuff can pop out from.

Doc told me 6 weeks,  wive thought she heard six years, works for me.  We'll see how far I can stretch this.... I never would have guessed that she was strong enough to hitch my fishin boat to the truck all by herself.  God I love that woman.

Billy, sincerely take care tomorrow, good luck.

Curt

 


Age 54
DRE normal , 2004 Biospy negative - 2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
PSA @ surgery 6 
Bone and Ct scans negative
clinicaly Staged at T1C - Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008, University of Chicago.
Catheter out in 7 days normaly expected leakage
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, (3+4) 10 % of both portions of prostate
Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear, single positve margin at apex measuring less than 1/2mm. 
PSA Six week < 0.1 4 month PSA <.05 6 month PSA<0.01,9 month<0.01
Watching PSA @ 3 months for 2 years,  will do salvage radiation if necessary.
Fair to Good results with Viagra,  side effects are bothersome at times. 
 


mlbsm
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 85
   Posted 3/16/2009 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Greetings Frank and all, I keep tabs on the board, but rarely have brilliant comments to make, so I just watch.

As for wives, when ML was having our first, she changed the oil in our station wagon when I was away on a trip. The next day, she had the baby.

Somehow, I don't see my daughters laying under a car anytime soon, pregnant or not!

Happy fishing Frank,

Billy
DIAG. 2/08
DRE POSITIVE
PSA 6.8
CONTAINED, LEFT SIDE, GLEASON 9
LUPRON, (3 MO.) 2/28
RRP, 3/26, HOME 3/31
GLEASON SCORE, 3+4
TUMOR CONFINED TO THE PROSTATE, INKED EXTERNAL SURFACE FREE OF INVOLVEMENT. VD AND SV CLEAR AS WELL AS LYMPH NODES AND A BLADDER SECTION.
PSA 5/21 O.O1 UND TESTOSTERONE 0
PSA 6/30 O.OI UND TESTOSTERONE 10
PSA 9/30 O.O1 UND TESTOSTERONE 311
PSA 1/12 O.O1 UND. TESTOSTERONE 219
ED, BUT I CAN FIND WAYS AROUND IT.


dawgfan
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 148
   Posted 3/25/2009 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Another thing to be on the lookout for is an incisional hernia. My robotic prostatectomy was in Oct '06, but I just developed a hernia beneath one of the scars. :(
DX 8/24/06
Gleason 6
PSA 3.32
stage T1C
age 48 at the time
da Vinci on 10/20/06
Last PSA was ZERO
Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Friend
"Never miss a good chance to listen."
 

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