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Colin45
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   Posted 8/7/2009 7:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Had my catheter removed today and I am hoping that I am on the way to continence at the moment I only squirt a bit when I stand or sit down but not all the time
 
I must say that my doctor surprised me I thought that he would remove the catheter give me a pad or two tell me to drink to check for any restrictions well he gave me about 5 tissues and said that I might drip a bit go away for 2 hrs and drink a lot of water which I did and found that I was going to the toilet ever 15 minutes but I did not drip return to see the doctor told him the news and he said that he would see me in 1 week the only worry that I had was that I had more than a 2hr drive home which I made OK but started to squirt when I got out of the car
 
It seems that in Thailand men do not have continence problems because wherever I try the nearest thing that I can get are unisex pads well do not laugh but at the moment I am using some of my babies nappies cut in half very comfortable and work fine
 
The only worry that I have it will get worse tomorrow
 
 
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
 


Purgatory
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   Posted 8/7/2009 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Colin, glad to hear you got the catheter out of you. Some drs here in the US are prepared with real pads when they pull the tube, and others do just what you said. Guess we should have warned you to bring something for yourself just in case.

That's an important first step after surgery, wish you all the best in your healing process.

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
 
 


Geebra
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   Posted 8/7/2009 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear you are doing so well.

Father died from poorly differentiated PCa @ 78 - normal PSA and DRE

5 biopsies over 4 years negative while PSA going from 3.8 to 28

Dx Nov 2007, age 46, PSA 29, Gleason 4+4=8

Decided to participate in clinical trial at Duke - 6 rounds of chemo (Taxotere+Avastin)

PSA prior to treatment on 1/8/2008 is 33.90, bounced on 1/31/2008 to 38.20, and down at the end of the treatment (4/24/2008) to 20.60

RRP at Duke (Dr. Moul) on 6/16/2008, Gleason downgraded 4+3=7, T3a N0MX, focal extraprostatic extension, two small positive margins

PSA undetectable for 8 months, then 2/6/2009-0.10, 4/26/2009-0.17, 5/22/2009-0.20, 6/11/2009-0.27

Salvage IMRT + 6 Months ADT: Casodex started 6/12/2009, Lupron 6/22/2009, PSA 6/25/2009-0.1, T=516, 7/23/2009-<0.05, T<10, IMRT to start mid-Aug


CPA
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   Posted 8/7/2009 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   

Greetings, Colin.  Congratulations - isn't it a great relief to get rid of your constant companion of the last several days?  I think I was more excited about getting rid of Mr. Hang than I was in getting out of the hospital.  I really feel for guys like David in SC who have had to have a catheter for so long. 

Trust the good results will continue.  I was one of the lucky ones - dry almost from the start.  Keep us posted and enjoy beautiful Thailand. 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


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 8/7/2009 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   

I was told to bring a pad...

Wasn't told about NOT wearing boxers...Then again, if I had a brain I should have been able to figure that out myself.


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.


Colin45
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   Posted 8/7/2009 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   
David in SC It was not my intention not to take a pad I just could not find a male pad so I thought that maybe the doctor would issue some (in Thailand the hospitals always like to sell you something) then I could try and locate some replacements

CPA It was a double edged sword for me the only thing that I dreaded was the thought of incontinence and while I had the catheter I was OK but I am happier now this level of incontinence I can handle
 
 
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
 


Purgatory
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   Posted 8/7/2009 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Colin, understand those sentiments, my original cath time was 63 days after surgery, and when it came time to finally be rid of it, I had much anxiety about the incontinence part. In reality, I had one rough week with it, and then it quickly improved.

Steve dont be hard on yourself, lol. What would us guys know even in the subconcious mind about needing or wearing pads.

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
 
 


geezer99
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   Posted 8/7/2009 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Colin
This is really good news. In the great majority of cases incontinence moves only in the direction of getting better (assuming you don't devote a day to drinking coffee and lifting weights) Baby diapers -- great idea!

Interesting question for the anthropologists -- do Thai men leak? If so, what do they do about it? Or is it just that Thai surgeons are so accomplished?

As almost everyone here will tell you, walk, walk, drink, drink. And in your special case you might try bouncing you boy on your knee and enjoy being on the right side of PC.
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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   Posted 8/7/2009 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
geezer there is a lot less PC in Thailand so incontinence is less prevalent my doctor from day one quoted me a success rate of 95% of total continence and the way he acted this morning he fully expected me to be continent it is such a confident boost when your doctor acts that way it gives you the feeling that you do not want to let him down the other thing I remembered from the first meeting was him saying that the most important thing for continence is the stitching of the uterus together and although the Robotics have a good record he felt that by hands on he felt he was as good if not better and his figures showed this but on the ED side his success rate was 50%
 
 
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
 


Worried Guy
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   Posted 8/9/2009 7:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Thailand huh! My family spent quite bit of time there years ago. I had to take my then 5 year old son to the hospital while in Chang Mai. He was getting very weak and was deteriorating quickly. The Doc examined him and said "This little boy is very sick. He has bronchitis." She prescribed antibiotics and in a few days he was normal again. The visit and the antibiotics cast an equivalent of $5.25. They were very professional. But I still wouldn't have had the balls to let them do RP on me - (he says as he sits at the computer desk with a loaded diaper.)
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.
----------------------------------------------
7/21/2009 Radical prostatectomy by Da Vinci @ University of Rochester
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


Colin45
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   Posted 8/9/2009 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I did not have much choice I knew that I would get looked after her with my girlfriend and family if I went anywhere else I would of had to deal with it on my own although the cost was not important it cost me 320000 Baht (just under $11000) all in High quality room 5 nights there were extras included I have a blood problem so a hematologists was on hand at the op and it took over 5 hrs to perform I must admit I am using half a babies diaper per day (cannot get male pads in Thailand) and have only squirted twice today and I knew that was coming so I most probably could of stopped them so I am more that happy at the moment
 
 
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
 


Purgatory
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Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 8/9/2009 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Colin, you are doing great, keep healing well
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
 
 


Colin45
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Total Posts : 216
   Posted 8/9/2009 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks David in S C I think that I am getting a handle on the passing wind and not squirting it is a strange thing but it works most of the time
 
 
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
 


goodlife
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   Posted 8/9/2009 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Once more, someone making me jealous !

That is great news. Sounds like you are months ahead of some of us.

Now if you tell you are having an erection, I think maybe I'll just start crying !

Congratulations !
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)


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 8/9/2009 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
WOW.. What can I say that has not been said already. I am very impressed with your progress. That is GREAT news for you. Congrats. I thought I did great using a thin pad for 2 wks. Most have had a more difficult time with control. Be thankful!

Jeff
Jeff T Age 57
9/08 PSA 5.4, referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3/4=7
10/08 Nerve sparing open RRP- Path Report: GS 3+3=7 Stg. pT2c, margins clear
3 mts: PSA .05 undetectable
 10th month  PSA <0.01
ED- 5 mg Cialis daily, pump daily, going to try MUSE next


Colin45
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   Posted 8/9/2009 7:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Goodlife while I cannot say that the ED side is not important to me I was always more worried about being incontinent so I will take what I have and be happy but if an erection happens I will be very happy but it is not a big problem to me if it does not happen

Jeff I am very thankful I cannot believe it either what with having hardley any pain after 3 days and very little incontenece I was woundering if the doctor as done the right operation
 
 
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
 


geezer99
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   Posted 8/9/2009 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I should have something clever and wry to say but all that comes to mind is: Wonderful, Wonderful News!!

Each of us must launch upon our own journey into the unknown -- continued godspeed on yours.
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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   Posted 8/10/2009 2:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Goodlife just thought that I would let you know that this morning I woke to what I think was about a 50% erection it did not last long but I did not try to help it either this is the second time this as happened the other time was during the night and in the morning I put it down to my dreaming it so maybe there is life there still but as I said as far as ED is concerned I will take what I am given because every time I look at my baby I know that I was very lucky that he was born before all this
 
 
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
 


Worried Guy
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   Posted 8/10/2009 5:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Colin45 OK... Now you are starting to p*ss me off. I woke this morning to something warm and semi-firm and 50% full too - a diaper pad.
I was told that I should not even think of having an erection until one month so I do not "damage the doctor's handiwork". Are you sure they didn't take out an appendix or something? You know how things can get lost in translation between ภาษาไทย and English.
Congratulations on your speedy recovery.
Jeff
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.
----------------------------------------------
7/21/2009 Radical prostatectomy by Da Vinci @ University of Rochester
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


Colin45
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   Posted 8/10/2009 7:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Well Jeff that is what I was thinking then I remembered that I had my appendix removed 34 years ago come to think about it I made a quick recovery from that to I was walking and playing 18 holes of golf 9 days after that operation
 
 
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
 


Worried Guy
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   Posted 8/10/2009 8:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Colin,
There you are, set up in the Somerset Maugham suite, while I'm peeing on the bushes along side the house. I hope you're feeling guilty, pal.
This puts an entirely different spin on "Getting Thai'd".
Jeff
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.
----------------------------------------------
7/21/2009 Radical prostatectomy by Da Vinci @ University of Rochester
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 8/10/2009 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Colin,

Glad to hear you are doing so well. Bet you're glad to get rid of the catheter. I consider myself very lucky...was dry and without needing pads within a few days of catheter removal even though I used them for security/peace of mind for a week or two. I had a couple mini-erections with the catheter in. Struggling with ED now.

Good luck,

Mike


-Hernia, mesh and large scar, surgery early 2006
-Nov/Dec 07, March 08 and Dec 08: Severe perineum pain . Septra/Bactrim for 8 months 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: 5 of 8 cores positive GS 3+3 or 6. 30-65%. Perineural invasion.
-General Health: pretty good, 5' 10", 180 lbs, slim.
-Bone scan Dec 08: Negative
-Barium enema X-ray March 09: Small diverticulosis
-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)
-Open RP surgery: May 09 both nerve bundles spared. Bilateral lymph node dissection performed. Discharged 48 hours after surgery.
-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.


goodlife
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   Posted 8/10/2009 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Sniffle, sniffle
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)


Worried Guy
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   Posted 8/10/2009 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, Maybe we can hold the GFMPH Conference in Hua Hin. If I recall, it's particularly beautiful this time of year. We can all hand deliver Tenas, Guards and Depends to Colin. (The lucky SOB)

Oh, and by the way, Mikey, You're on my list too! (Congrats on your speedy recovery.)
Jeff
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.
----------------------------------------------
7/21/2009 Radical prostatectomy by Da Vinci @ University of Rochester
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 8/10/2009 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks Jeff,

I consider myself very lucky to have urinary control as quickly as I did. When I went to the hospital to see the surgeon and have my catheter removed (he did it himself), I had a small duffle bag loaded with extra underwear, extra pants, a couple extra shirts (in case one or more got wet), man-diapers, mega-pads, in-betweeners and light-days. I just didn't know what to expect. The surgeon asked me what I brought. I pointed at my bag and he rummaged around for a few seconds and with a chuckle slapped a smaller Tena in my underwear and sent me on my way.

ED is another story.

Mike

 


-Hernia, mesh and large scar, surgery early 2006
-Nov/Dec 07, March 08 and Dec 08: Severe perineum pain . Septra/Bactrim for 8 months 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: 5 of 8 cores positive GS 3+3 or 6. 30-65%. Perineural invasion.
-General Health: pretty good, 5' 10", 180 lbs, slim.
-Bone scan Dec 08: Negative
-Barium enema X-ray March 09: Small diverticulosis
-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)
-Open RP surgery: May 09 both nerve bundles spared. Bilateral lymph node dissection performed. Discharged 48 hours after surgery.
-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.

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