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Purgatory
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   Posted 8/5/2009 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Got to work 6 hours today on my part time job, was thankful for that, though the leg bag was getting real irratation long before I left, and had a few spasms during the day.  Smartly, I wore black slacks just in case.
 
Left work, four blocks later, I drove right through a stop sign  (new neighborhood for me where  I am working) and hit a car.  Both cars were drivable, no serious injuries.  It did jolt my catheter really hard, had some blood in the bag.
 
The police came right out, and the cop ran the same stop sign, why?  Because the stop sign was completely covered by a low hanging oak tree, the branches came all the way to the ground.  I never saw the sign, didn't even know there was a stop there.  So I was not charged with the wreck  (unsual here in SC, the cop said there was no way he could ticket me when he just did the same thing, and he would call the city to clear the sign).  Guess you call it good bad luck.
 
Not bleeding, bag is clear, so don't feel inclined to go to ER.  I often wondered what would happen if one got into a car wreck wearing a catheter.  Morale of the story, don't do it.
 
PS.  When I finally got home, huge thunderstorm knocked out power at house for 4 1/2 hours, what a day
 
David in SC
Age 57, 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
 Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes 
2009 PSA   2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/11 ?
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, corrective laser surgery scheduled for 8/18
 
 


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 8/5/2009 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
David,
What else can go wrong for you? I can't believe all the misfortunes happening to you. I can remember the story of Jobe and how he remain faithful despite all that happened to him. Hang in there buddy.
Age: 67 at Dx on 12/30/08
PSA 9/05 1.15; 8/06 1.45; 12/07 2.41; 8/08 3.9; 11/08 3.5 free PSA 11%
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4) and (4+5)
Negative CT scan and bone scan done on 1/16
Robotic surgery performed 2/9/09 Dr Fagin, Austin TX
Pathology report:
Prostate weighed 57 grams size:5.2 x 5.0 x 4.9 cm
Posterior lateral lesions measuring 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm showing focal capsular penetration over a distance of 3mm.
Prostatic adenocarciroma accounts for approx. 10-20% of the hemisphere.
Gleason 4+4
both nerve bundles removed,
pT3a Nx Mx, Negative margins
seminal vesicles clean, lymph nodes: not dissected
continent after 4 months
8 weeks PSA test 4/7/09 result <0.1
5 months PSA test 7/9/09 result <0.1


Purgatory
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   Posted 8/5/2009 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
ED,

What helps me I think, is that I have a monotone personality in real life, I never get really low, and never get really high, kind of stay in the middle, and seem to adjust to the every changing reality of my life as it happens. I do all the deep thinking about things after the fact.

David
Age 57, 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
 Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes 
2009 PSA   2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/11 ?
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, corrective laser surgery scheduled for 8/18
 
 


Magaboo
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   Posted 8/5/2009 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi David,
 
Sorry to hear about the accident, but glad to read that you're ok. Never a dull moment in your life :-).
You didn't get hurt; the lightning didn't kill you; you didn't get a ticket.............what a lucky day.
All the best to you my friend.
 
Magaboo

Born Sept 1936
PSA 7.9
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
open RP 28 Nov 06 (nerve sparing), Post op staging T3a
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; 3 days before Rad Start=0.1
Salvage RT completed (33 sessions - 66 Grays) on the 19th Dec., 08.
PSA on the 26 Jan., 09, =0.05; 17 July 09=<0.04


Purgatory
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   Posted 8/5/2009 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
That's one way of looking at it, Magaboo
Age 57, 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
 Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes 
2009 PSA   2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/11 ?
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, corrective laser surgery scheduled for 8/18
 
 


IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 8/5/2009 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi David,

I can't wait the read the book you're going to compile out of all these life experiences! tongue

I glad you didn't get seriously injured.

Keep on truckin'

Barry
Da Vinci LRP July 31, 2007… 54 on surgery day
PSA 4.3 Gleason 3+3=6 T2a Confined to Prostate
6th PSA 06/09 still less than 0.1


goodlife
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   Posted 8/5/2009 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
David,

I guess at least you found something in your life worse than a leg bag today.

So glad you are OK.

Maybe yoiu dilated yourself a little !

Keep the faith !
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared
0/23 lymph nodes involved  pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks due to anatomical issues with location of ureters with respect to bladder neck.  Try 3 tubes where no tubes are supposed to be for 2 weeks !
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free  6 week PSA  <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)


Sleepless09
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   Posted 8/5/2009 10:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Well David, you sure know how to lead an exciting, never boring life!

But, what really amazes me in this story is your being able to cope with six hours at work!

Wowzer!

Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn  ---  perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9, so far, so good
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"  


Squirm
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   Posted 8/5/2009 10:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I laughed out loud when I read the cop ran the same stop sign.

:-)

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 8/5/2009 10:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Yikes what a day...LOL I hope you don't end up on Judge Judy!

You ought to see if the city will pay for the damages...

Tony
 Age 47 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 2007
Geason 4+3=7, Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
Positive Margins (PM), Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE) : Bilateral Seminal vesicle invasion (SVI)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (May 11, 2009): <0.1
 
My Journal is at Tony's Blog  
 
STAY POSITIVE!


Worried Guy
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   Posted 8/6/2009 4:39 AM (GMT -6)   
David,
You did a good deed today. Four cars back, there was a school bus filled with kids coming from the local summer camp. Did you notice the Mack truck that had to go around you when you were in the intersection? It had a date with that bus.
That corner is safe now. Nice work!
Feel better, friend.
Jeff
(I'm still going through paper faster than the NY Times. The catheter is starting to look like a good deal. Don't worry, I'll come to my senses soon.)
Age 56. Perfectly healthy with no problems until getting the results of my first routine PSA test on April 8th: 17.8. My GP does not believe in general PSA screening so I did not get results during my 50 year physical.
May PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: 23.2.
June 10 Biopsy 7 out of 12 cores positive, Gleason 6=3+3.
Bone scan and C/T scan negative.
Radical prostatectomy by Da Vinci on 7/21/2009.
Left nerve gone, right spared.
----------------------------
7/31/2009: Catheter removed and Pathology report received
Gleason 3+4=7 Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm location: both lobes and apex.
No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX


mikey1955
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   Posted 8/6/2009 6:50 AM (GMT -6)   

Sheesh David, glad to hear you're OK. TC may have a good point about the city paying some or all damage...especially considering the cop ran the sign, too.

 

Mike


Lower left groin hernia: mesh and large scar: surgery early 2006
Nov/Dec 07 and March 08 and now Dec 08: Severe perineal pain (between scrotum and rectum). Septra/Bactrim for 8 months (Nov 07-Jun 08) for diagnosed prostatitis.
PSA start of 2008: 5.3..... PSA June of 2008: 7.3
14 DRE all benign or nothing felt
TRUS Biopsy Nov 08: Got copy of pathology (see below). Prostate about 40 cm sq.
General Health: pretty good, 5' 10", 180 lbs, slim.
Bone scan Dec 08: Negative
Barium enema X-ray (March 09 due to several days of blood in stool)
MRI with endorectal coil (April 09 as part of a study)
3D advanced TRUS (April 09 as part of a study)
CT (April 09 as part of a study)
Biopsy Pathology: 5 of 8 cores positive, adenocarinoma in both lobes. 30%-65%. One core perineural invasion. 2 cores "foamy" and suspicious. All +ve cores, 3+3 GS 6.
Open RP surgery: May 5/09 Surgeon spoke to my wife and was very positive. Said both nerve bundles spared and not damaged. Bilateral lymph node dissection performed. Discharged 48 hours after surgery. Staples out, catheter out and pathology sheduled for May 21.
Post Surgery Pathology: pT3a N0 MX, extraprostatic extension (EPE), stage III prostate cancer, lymph nodes clear, seminal vesicles clear, Gleason upraded to 3+4 GS 7. EPE within surgical margins. Other than prostate and EPE, all tissue removed negative for cancer involvement.
Physical State: Getting back to working out slowly. Urinary control pretty much from the time of catheter removal. Rectal pain, sometimes bad but, told is normal. Erectile function at best 25-30% of presurgery. Trying Levitra...first 10 mG dose gave me nasal congestion, 50% chubby and a 24 hour headache...may go away with more use or change of meds. Considering pump. Recovery from surgery going very well.
Mental State: Pre-surgery anxiety gone. Positive attitude. Some anxiety about seeing radiation oncologist and upcoming 3 month PSA. 


LV-TX
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   Posted 8/6/2009 6:51 AM (GMT -6)   
David,

I am beginning to believe if it wasn't for all the bad luck you have....you wouldn't have any luck at all.

Just keep your courage and faith...angels are watching over you.

Take care bud
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
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral w/PNI - Gleason (3+3)6 Stage T1C
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1, 2008 - Gleason 7 (3+4) Staged pT2c NO MX - Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
PSA 5 week Oct 2008 <.05
                   3 month Jan 2009 .06
                   6 month Apr 2009 .06
                   9 month Jul  2009 .08


BillSD
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Total Posts : 143
   Posted 8/6/2009 7:16 AM (GMT -6)   
David, I thought you were going to say the stop sign was hidden by kudzu! Folks who have never lived in the South have no idea what it is. I wrote a book entitled the kudzu that ate Yazoo City. The whole dang town! Stop signs are just appetizers.

Seriously, glad you were not injured and more than you were. Law of averages dictate you have the best extended string of GOOD luck on the way. You are due!

Bless you, my brother
Bill in SD

Age 61 (59 @ Dx) PSA 4.4

Biopsy 5/15/08 Gleason (3+3=6)

Bone scan and pelvic CT: clear

HT - 2 mo Casodex, 3 mo Trelstar

RRP Surgery 9/15/08

Post-OP Gleason 3+4=7, Stage pT2c pN0 MX

SV, perineural margin, 18 lymph nodes, bladder neck: all carcinoma free

Perineural invasion & Distal Margin: Carcinoma present

IMRT adjuvant radiation (35 Treatments) Ended 1/27/09

PSA Tests: (10/13/08) (3/13/09) (7/10/09): all <0.1


Purgatory
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   Posted 8/6/2009 7:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Barry, more shook up than hurt, it was a 3 advil event.

good life - perhaps one catheter size larger, least i didnt crap my pants to going along with it

sheldon - the need for money sometimes overcomes the pain of a leg bag

squirm - the cop was there in 5 mins, amazing for my area, and was decent from the start, kind of hard not to be since he ran the same sign

tony - when i talk to allstate this morning, that may be suggested for real

jeff - i am glad i saved all those lives, i think

mike - its morning now, no odd pains or aches, i am ok really

les - they say it rains on the unjust and the just alike, not sure which i am anymore, or if there has just been a lot of rain in my life period

bill - thanks, tons of kudzu on any country road around here, amazes how it will completely cover abanonded cars, empty houses, looks like something out of jurasic park
Age 57, 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
 Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes 
2009 PSA   2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/11 ?
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, corrective laser surgery scheduled for 8/18
 
 


CPA
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   Posted 8/6/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi David.  Sorry you are having to go through all these trials. Just curious - did the cop know that you had a catheter in?  I'm sure it wouldn't have made any difference but I'm curious if he said anything about it. 

Trust things will turn around for you after your procedure in a couple of weeks.  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


Purgatory
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   Posted 8/6/2009 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
David CPA (have to say that so I don't think I am talking to myself). I told the cop about the cath, because it took quite a jolt. Had wondered what would happen if I was ever in a wreck wearing one, found out, not fun. Have had some strong penile pain and light bleeding on and off today, having to take lots of Advil and keeping off my feet. The guy I hit, came up to me fairly agressive, so I told him too that I was wearing one, and he backed off of me.

Spent the day dealing with the Allstate adjusters, will have to take my car Monday to see what the damage is.

Anxious for this next surgery. Wish it were this coming week instead of having to wait 12 more days. I want it done, over with, recovered, and hopefully cured of those terrible blockages. There's a gamble that it could make things worse, but I feel I have to take the chance and the risk for a perm solution to that problem. Hoping I am right.

David
Age 57, 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
 Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes 
2009 PSA   2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/11 ?
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, corrective laser surgery scheduled for 8/18
 
 


LV-TX
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   Posted 8/6/2009 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I know that his might seem a little harsh on you David as I know that you need the work and you have to do what you have to do at this point.

But my surgeon stated for me not to drive for the exact reason of what happened to you. Next he told me, that if I did drive and wind up in an accident, I could more than likely be sued, because I was driving without his approval. He said it has happened before, and because of that, if he stated no driving and the patient drove anyway and had an accident...they couldn't come back after him and include him in the lawsuit.

Just food for thought, I do realize you have to do something to make a living, but I am not so sure I would mention the cath too loudly at this point.
I would just hate to see any gains made up to now, be thrown into a legal tangle...call me overly cautious maybe, but just beware of all the nuts out there that will sue you for just about anything or over anything.
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
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral w/PNI - Gleason (3+3)6 Stage T1C
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1, 2008 - Gleason 7 (3+4) Staged pT2c NO MX - Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
PSA 5 week Oct 2008 <.05
                   3 month Jan 2009 .06
                   6 month Apr 2009 .06
                   9 month Jul  2009 .08


Purgatory
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   Posted 8/6/2009 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Les, not a bad point. When I had my surgery, and had the original catheter (the first 30 days) I was under strict doctor's orders not to drive, because of the healing process involved and the risk of damage. On the subsequent catheters, in my case 2-6, the doctor said I could drive.

Probably shouldn't have said I had one at the time of the accident, but it was a protective device in my mind set. Sometimes, as you know from me in here, I can be too much of an open book, not much for secrets.

David
Age 57, 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
 Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes 
2009 PSA   2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/11 ?
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, corrective laser surgery scheduled for 8/18
 
 


goodlife
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   Posted 8/6/2009 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
What did you say to the guy as he approached ?

Hold it right there partner, I'm packing ! ( a leg beg )

Or Watch it guy, I'm connected around here ( to a catheter )
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared
0/23 lymph nodes involved  pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks due to anatomical issues with location of ureters with respect to bladder neck.  Try 3 tubes where no tubes are supposed to be for 2 weeks !
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free  6 week PSA  <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)


LV-TX
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   Posted 8/7/2009 6:33 AM (GMT -6)   
goodlife...you crack me up...at least the guy didn't come up and say....'is that a snake in you pants or are you just happy to see me'....lol
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
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral w/PNI - Gleason (3+3)6 Stage T1C
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1, 2008 - Gleason 7 (3+4) Staged pT2c NO MX - Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
PSA 5 week Oct 2008 <.05
                   3 month Jan 2009 .06
                   6 month Apr 2009 .06
                   9 month Jul  2009 .08


Purgatory
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   Posted 8/7/2009 7:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Seriously didn't find any humor in the above two posts. It was traumatic enough being in an accident, catheter or no catheter. And then to be confronted with an angry and unknown person racing up to me steamed about my car hitting his. In case any of you remember that only had a short time on a catheter, you really feel vulnerable when you are wearing one, let alone uncomfortable at best. Guess I didn't get your jokes under my present circumstances.

David
Age 57, 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
 Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes 
2009 PSA   2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/11 ?
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, corrective laser surgery scheduled for 8/18
 
 


LV-TX
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   Posted 8/7/2009 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Didn't mean to offend you David...sorry for seeming insensitive to your situation.

Again, sorry.
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
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral w/PNI - Gleason (3+3)6 Stage T1C
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1, 2008 - Gleason 7 (3+4) Staged pT2c NO MX - Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
PSA 5 week Oct 2008 <.05
                   3 month Jan 2009 .06
                   6 month Apr 2009 .06
                   9 month Jul  2009 .08


Purgatory
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   Posted 8/7/2009 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Its ok, les, not usually thin skinned, just annoyed in general, today is my 18th day on this catheter, and still 11 more days to the next surgery, then there will be another cath. Seems like it never ends.

david
Age 57, 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
 Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes 
2009 PSA   2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/11 ?
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, corrective laser surgery scheduled for 8/18
 
 


goodlife
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   Posted 8/7/2009 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry David. Certainly no offense intended. In my own walk through this thing, I have just found smiling is better than frowning, or ;laughing better than crying.

If I really was truthful, I would be crying a lot.

Didn't think you would want me to cry online.

I'll keep my feeble attempts at humor to myself.
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared
0/23 lymph nodes involved  pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks due to anatomical issues with location of ureters with respect to bladder neck.  Try 3 tubes where no tubes are supposed to be for 2 weeks !
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free  6 week PSA  <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)

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