Day 38: The Catheter Snake is gone!

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Purgatory
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   Posted 8/26/2009 7:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Just got back from the doctor's office.  A gentle nurse slowly released the balloon in the cath, and with one gentle movement, make the slippery snake leave my body.  It felt weird and uncomfortable for all of 3 to 5 seconds, and just like that, catheter #7 was gone.
 
Got smart, and wore briefs and had a Depends guard in place, just in case.  She said I may drip for a day or two, and perhaps might see a few drops of blood.  She said if I had any signs of retention, to race back to their office before it closes at 5 today, and to drink as much liquid as I can stand.
 
On my way home, had to walk into my bank and back.  Made it home, where I plan to stay today to adjust again to a snakeless environment.  Felt a strange urge, and peed all on my own.  I am happy that it was a small stream, not one of those dribble a drop at a time affairs, so perhaps this is all a good sign of things to come.
 
Being gun shy, after being on 7 catheters and a total of 100 days exactly on caths since my surgery, I will feel better when I make it through the whole day and night and wake up tommorow not blocked up.  Then I will feel success.
 
I took the night bag, looked at it sadly, and put it in a trash bag, good riddence.
 
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, 8/9 .16
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, 8/14 met with Rad Oncl, still talking option, 8/18 - had laser scope surgery to clear blockage, now on Catheter #7
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


BillSD
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   Posted 8/26/2009 7:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news, David.
Here's hoping the snake will forever be in your rear view mirror.
Bill

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 8/26/2009 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Same here Bill, hope to never have to wear one again
 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, 8/9 .16
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, 8/14 met with Rad Oncl, still talking option, 8/18 - had laser scope surgery to clear blockage, now on Catheter #7
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


CharlieTuneA
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   Posted 8/26/2009 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
David,

100 days of catheters must qualify you for sainthood, the Nobel prize, or other such award!

Good luck!

-Charlie
Age at diagnosis 59, PSA 1.4
Biopsy 12/08 12 cores, 6 positive
Gleason 3+3=6
CAT scan negative.

DaVinci surgery 6/14/09 Catheter Out 7/17/09
After 10 days, cystogram revealed fistula
 
Still incontinent two months after surgery.


Purgatory
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   Posted 8/26/2009 7:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Charlie, just a sore weiner mostly, and a healthy fear of catheters being inserted while one is awake
 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, 8/9 .16
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, 8/14 met with Rad Oncl, still talking option, 8/18 - had laser scope surgery to clear blockage, now on Catheter #7
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Purgatory
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   Posted 8/26/2009 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Mid morning update: so far, so good, haven't had any mistakes so far, but have pad on just in case. Urinated several times, feels a bit strange: the feeling to go, but when I do go, already have a better stream then I ever did after my open surgery back in November, hope this is a sign of things to come. So glad to have that nasty thing out of me. I do, however, after all these days, have to remember that if I feel an urge coming on, there is no more magic bag to catch it, lol.

David in SC, flowing on his own
 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, 8/9 .16
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, 8/14 met with Rad Oncl, still talking option, 8/18 - had laser scope surgery to clear blockage, now on Catheter #7
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


goodlife
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   Posted 8/26/2009 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
All sounding good ! Every man who has had a catheter can relate to you in some way.

Great news ! May the force (stream) be with you.
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)


Purgatory
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   Posted 8/26/2009 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks goodlife, oops, got to go again!
 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, 8/9 .16
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, 8/14 met with Rad Oncl, still talking option, 8/18 - had laser scope surgery to clear blockage, now on Catheter #7
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Jerry1
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   Posted 8/26/2009 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   
 
 
Great news!  I know you were happy to finally put that snake in the trash.
 
Jerry1
Age 69
DX 8/13/08 , PSA 4.0, Biopsy 14 samples 1 positive 12% of sample,
Gleason Score 4+4 =8  Bone scan and MRI negative
Da Vince surgery on Oct 17, 08 Florida Hospital Dr Vipul Patel
Post Gleason report  3+3= 6 Lymph nodes on both sides negative
margins Negative  Stage II (pt2a) 
Cath out on October 29th left in longer due to small leak.
11/19/08 dry no more pads
12/2/08 first PSA <0.1
 3/6/09 6 Month PSA 0.0
6/3/09 9 month  PSA 0.1
7/14/09  PSA still 0.1
6/12/09 new gleason score of 4=4
Developed stone in bladder may require surgery
 


Purgatory
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   Posted 8/26/2009 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Jerry, hope this is really it this time
 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, 8/9 .16
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, 8/14 met with Rad Oncl, 8/18 - laser scope surgery to clear blockage, now on Cath #7, 8/26 - cath removed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 8/26/2009 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck David,
i know you would love to have some!!!

Tony
 Age 47 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 2007
Gleason 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 8/26/2009 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
You threw it away?!?! Do you realize the boom it would make if we filled it Oxy-acetylene and detonated it from a safe distance. The concussion would rock the house. Now THAT is a fitting end for the bag. (Might even be a good activity for the weekend outing.)

May you always go with the flow.
Jeff
DX Age 56. 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: PSA: 23.2.
Biopsy 6/10/09: 7/12 scores positive, Gleason 6=3+3. Bone scan and C/T scan negative.
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RP DaVinci -7/21/2009 @ Univ of Roch Medical Center
Left nerve gone, right partial spared.
Catheter removed - 7/31/2009 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
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One Month Status:
Potency - No data
Incontinence - 3-4 pads per day


Purgatory
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   Posted 8/26/2009 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Tony.

Jeff, got rid of the main night bag, the one my wife picked up for me after the leaker. Still have the one from the hospital, never did try it, could use that one for some kind of explosive activity.

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, 8/9 .16
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, 8/14 met with Rad Oncl, 8/18 - laser scope surgery to clear blockage, now on Cath #7, 8/26 - cath removed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


geezer99
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   Posted 8/26/2009 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
The sub-committee on bathroom usage has a firm policy against congratulating members who have to "drop everything and go." But, subject to article v1742, subsection R, paragraph 31 "Guys with way too much catheter time" we have classified you as an exception.

Congratulations -- Run David Run
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


lewvino
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   Posted 8/26/2009 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   

David,

Don't know how you made 100 days but GOOD LUCK, PUSH THOSE FLUIDS!!!!! KEEP IT FLOWING.

Larry


Age at diagnosis 54, PSA 5.1
Father treated for Prostate Cancer in 1997 with Proton Beam - Still doing well.
My Stats
Biopsy 04/08 12 cores, 5 positive
Gleason 3 Cores at 4+3=7, 2 Cores at 3+4=7
Perineural Invasion Noted on biopsy

Robotic surgery 08/12/09 at Vanderbilt, Nashville TN. 
 
Post Surgery - Dr. Spared 100% of Nerves on the left side.
Estimated that 50 - 70% of the nerves were spared on the right side.
 
Final Path report
20% of the prostate Invovled
Tumor graded at T2C
Overall Gleason 3+4 (7)
Lymph Glands Clear
Positive Margin 1.8 cm in length Noted in Right Apex


Purgatory
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   Posted 8/26/2009 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
well, been off the bag/tube for 9 hours now. still flowing as needed, definitely stronger flow than since i had my PC surgery done in November. Been on the same pad all day, just in case, but so far, no accidents. got to get through my first night on my own, will be wearing a pullup for my on security sake (yeah, kind of a wimp), but my night meds knock me out once they hit. By this time tommorow, will be convinced I am ok down there. also, after 9 hours, no pain in the bladder neck area like i use to have every day since the big surgery. so it must not be straining me down there like it was before. the only question in my mind, is if this laser surgery to correct the problem works this well and heals that fast, why didnt we do that in january after i was on a cath for 63 days? oh well, i am thankful to be off the tube and on my own again.

thanks guys for all your great and sincere support.

david in sc, still a flowing on my own
 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, 8/9 .16
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, 8/14 met with Rad Oncl, 8/18 - laser scope surgery to clear blockage, now on Cath #7, 8/26 - cath removed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 8/26/2009 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
David,
Great news. I thought 8 days was long enough with a catheter. I can't imagine how unpleasant it is to have 7 catheter for 100 days.
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


DS Can
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   Posted 8/26/2009 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   

David,

Put the lid over the trash on tight!  You don't want that thing getting lonely and crawling out tonight.

I hope your tomorrow is even better than today,

Dan


cave88
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   Posted 8/26/2009 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats David. The only thing good about a catheter was watching an entire football game without getting up.
age:  46
1st psa Apr 08 3.06
2nd psa 6/16/8 4.02,  DRE showed nothing abnormal
biopsy 7/10/08 positive 5 of 12
Da Vinci 8/04/8 Parkview Memorial in FT Wayne IN 
gleason 3 + 3 = 6
prostate 27 g, 4 x 4 x 3.1 cm
Stage:  pT2cNXMX
margins:  apical margin involved
no extraprostatic extension of tumor
seminal vesicle involvement: absent
3 month psa  0.11, 11/08
6 month psa 0.12,  2/09/0
9 month psa 0.13, 5/01/09
1 year psa 0.20, 8/17/2009
 
 
 


Purgatory
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   Posted 8/26/2009 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Ed - 8 days would seem like a walk in the park if I ever had one again. But so glad to be free of it once more.

Dan, thanks, if I am lucky someone will steal it.

cave, that is a good point. lots of things you can do without interuption with a catheter. althought overall it was a pain in the a***, there are times when dealing with my particular blockage issues that there is comfort in the catheter, least you know you are going to flow.

btw, its been 13 hours since its removal, still flowing fine. no big accidents. sitting here with no pads or nothing, getting a bit braver as the day goes on. still got to make it through the first night.

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, 8/9 .16
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, 8/14 met with Rad Oncl, 8/18 - laser scope surgery to clear blockage, now on Cath #7, 8/26 - cath removed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Geebra
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   Posted 8/26/2009 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
David, hopfully you have used up the quota for cath days for the entire lifetime. No more catheters for you, young man.

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


Sleepless09
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   Posted 8/26/2009 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Now, ain't that a pisser!

(Sorry 'bout that, but it was too good a line not to start with.)

Wonderful news David. I can't believe how well it is going for you in the control department. It's about time you had some good fortune.

I'm not taking you off my prayer list, yet, but you have dropped down into the "B" section. I look forward to putting you in the "passing honorable mention" catagory.

Best wishes for a dry, but flowing on cue, night,

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"  


IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 8/26/2009 10:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Yay, David! tongue

It looks like you're doing great!

Congratulations of getting rid of your LAST cath and here's wishing for better times ahead!

Kind regards,

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


Purgatory
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   Posted 8/27/2009 7:29 AM (GMT -6)   
geebra, definitely most men would never see that many caths in 2 or 3 lifetimes, did my time, hope i am done

thanks sheldon

barry, sure looks that way

24 HOUR UPDATE: well its, been a full 24 hours since the cath was removed. all is going well. I was up at 130 AM and went big time, then fell asleep on sofa. Woke up at 400 AM went again, then made it to bed. Didnt wake up till 9 this morning. Boy when my bladder is full, my flow is like the old days, strong powerful stream. my surgeon did a great job. More importantly, I am 100% dry. well, let's call that 99% dry to be sure. hoping today will even be better. did wear a pull up all night, but its dry as a bone this monring. starting to feel like it was all worth it.

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, 8/9 .16
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, 8/14 met with Rad Oncl, 8/18 - laser scope surgery to clear blockage, now on Cath #7, 8/26 - cath removed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Squirm
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   Posted 8/27/2009 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   
That's great to hear. Sounds like the laser surgery really paid off.
Kudos to your doc.
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