Feel better now than before Operation

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Colin45
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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 8/5/2009 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I had open surgery 9 days ago before I had the op I always have experienced back pain especially getting out of bed in the mornings or when I have been laying on my back for any lenght of time well since the operation I have had no pain at all and for the last 5 days I can move freely even around the operation area I asked the doctor yesterday and he said that nothing that he had done should affect my back any comments would be welcome
 
 
Age 64 From UK now in Thailand Baby boy born 2/14/2009
 First PSA was showing 9.73 on 1/21/09.   on 5/7/09 PSA 9.78  Free PSA 0.83   Free:Total  PSA 0.08 
1/28/09 Biopsy carried out 12 core results show no adenocarcinoma
5/15/0924 Core biopsy results Gleason'S Grade 3+2=5
Involving approx 30% of one out of 12 cores on each side no perineural or angiolymphatic invation identified
One side PIN High Grade Bone scan clear 
Open surgery 7/27/09
Prostate Gland weighting 34 grms
Gleason upgraded to 3+3 Tumour not closeto prostatic capsule Seminal Vesicles not involved by Tumour 6 Lymph Nodes negative for Malignant cells
 


Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4829
   Posted 8/5/2009 8:17 AM (GMT -6)   

Sounds like you killed two birds with one stone.

Did you injure your back or could maybe the stress of having cancer caused the pain?

 


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
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.


geezer99
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 990
   Posted 8/5/2009 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Great to hear that you are on the mend.

If I had to guess I would suggest that you changed your sleeping position perhaps from having the catheter or just to avoid post-op discomfort. It could also be postural changes sitting or walking. So while your memory is fresh try to reenact what you did and make notes. Then you can try replicating what you did.

On the other hand, you could just ask the doc to put the catheter back in ...
Age at diagnosis 66, PSA 5.5
Biopsy 12/08 12 cores, 8 positive
Gleason 3+4=7
CAT scan, Bone scan 1/09 both negative.

Robotic surgery 03/03/09 Catheter Out 03/08/09
Pathology: Lymph nodes & Seminal vesicles negative
Margins positive, Capsular penetration extensive Gleason 4+3=7
6 weeks: 1 pad/day, 1 pad/night -- mostly dry at night.
10 weeks: no pad at night -- slight leakage day/1 pad.
3 mo. PSA 0.0 - now light pads


Colin45
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 216
   Posted 8/5/2009 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Steve I have always had a weak back due mostly being an ex engineer involved a lot in heavy lifting and to much Golf when younger

Geezer I thought that at first being in a different bed in the hospital but I have been home for four nights now and yes I am sleeping different I normally sleep on my stomach but during the day I spend a lot of my time at the moment laying on my back and I am laying the same way I always do no pain I have just watched a couple of movies and no pain
 
 
Age 64 From UK now in Thailand Baby boy born 2/14/2009
 First PSA was showing 9.73 on 1/21/09.   on 5/7/09 PSA 9.78  Free PSA 0.83   Free:Total  PSA 0.08 
1/28/09 Biopsy carried out 12 core results show no adenocarcinoma
5/15/0924 Core biopsy results Gleason'S Grade 3+2=5
Involving approx 30% of one out of 12 cores on each side no perineural or angiolymphatic invation identified
One side PIN High Grade Bone scan clear 
Open surgery 7/27/09
Prostate Gland weighting 34 grms
Gleason upgraded to 3+3 Tumour not closeto prostatic capsule Seminal Vesicles not involved by Tumour 6 Lymph Nodes negative for Malignant cells
 


CPA
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 655
   Posted 8/5/2009 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   

Greetings, Colin.  I hate to be the bearer of bad news.  I have also had lower back pain for a couple of years prior to surgery.  I had surgery and during the time I was in the hospital and the 3 weeks at home post surgery, I had virtually no back pain.  As soon as I was up and around and getting back into normal life my back pain returned.  I'm currently taking some steroid injections into my back - hasn't helped a lot so far but the radiologist who is doing it told me it might take a few shots. 

Trust you are enjoying your recovery there in beautiful Thailand.  We lived there for about 7 years - 1 year at U-Tapao AB down just south of Pattaya and then for 6 years in Bangkok.  We love Thailand and most importantly the Thai people.  I have never tried accupuncture but I have heard there are people who swear by it.  I am sure they have that available in Thailand.  There is also a good Thai massage that might help if the pain returns. 

Here is hoping you will be different from me and your pain will stay away.  Keep us posted. David


Diagnosed Dec 2007 during annual routine physical at age 55
PSA doubled from previous year from 1.5 to 3.2
12 biopsies - 2 pos; 2 marginal
Gleason 3+3; upgraded to 4+3 post surgery
RRP 4 Feb 08; both nerves spared
Good pathology - no margins - all encapsulated
Catheter out Feb 13 - pad free Feb 16
PSA every 90 days - ZERO's everytime!
Great wife and family who take very good care of me

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