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lewvino
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 384
   Posted 9/9/2009 6:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Yesterday was 27 days post davinci surgery for me. Last night on the penile rehab plan I took my first full doze of Levitra (20mg). With stimulation from my wife we were able to have intercourse! Things were not as hard as I had hoped but it was usable.
 
This also included an unplanned one hour interruption.
We had suspended my 17 year old stepsons driving privileges since he had used my BMW with out permission on Sunday and was out drinking beer with his buddies.
 
He was supposed to be in a dual enrollment senior high school/first year college class last night until 10:30pm. He called early and we had to go pick him up from his night class since they cancelled the lab due to computer system problems for the lab. I plan on causing him major harm sometime today since the earlier erection was a lot better then the second one I achieved or maybe I'll just wait and cause him some major embarrasement sometime with his girlfriend!
 
Larry 
Father treated for Prostate Cancer in 1997 with Proton Beam - Still doing well.
My Stats
Age at diagnosis 54, PSA 5.1
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


CPA
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 655
   Posted 9/9/2009 7:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, Larry.  Congratulations!  In all likelihood, it will only get better from here forward.  As they say in the commercials on TV, that is the beauty of Levitra - you can deal with unexpected interuptions.  Doesn't mean you don't get even sometime but you can deal with that on your schedule!  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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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 9/9/2009 7:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Larry, congrats in that first post-boner, may they be longer and stronger in the future, and do your bidding.

Kids, aren't they just fun? Went through all that kind of nonesense 3 times, probably while I look like such a wreck, lol.

Happy Hunting.

David in SC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20%, Contained in capsule, 1 pos margin
2009 PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/09 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/09 cath #6 - blockage, 8/09 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - out after 38 days


Sonny3
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 2448
   Posted 9/9/2009 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Larry,

Keep Up with the good work. May your journey in to this new era for you and your wife be LONG and rewarding. Live life a little FULLER. And stay STRONG in your PRACTICE and convictions. Strive to seek a greater sense of FULFILLMENT. Enjoy living a life of NO MESSY situations.

My continued prayers are with you and your family.

As concerns you son, I know what you mean. I have a son, senior in college, who is definitely high maintenance and turns our house into mayhem when he is home for breaks and summer. If it weren't for the fact that he was drafted by MLB out of high school and sought out after each of his first three years in college, I would banish him to a tent in the back yard when he comes home. I am holding out hope that he will sign the next contract offered and pay off on his promise to reward his mother and I for all the years of support and expense to help him get to this level. LLLOOOLLL.


Take care of you and yours,
Sonny
60 years old
PSA November 2007 3.0
PSA May 2009 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
<5%, 90%, 40%
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
CT Organ Scan - negative
Nuclear Bone Scan - Negative

Surgery set for September 17th, 2009 with Dr. Mani Menon at the Henry Ford Medical Center in Detroit.


geezer99
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 990
   Posted 9/9/2009 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
First of all, let's not loose sight of the great news in the ED department.

College age sons (mine is 20) find the mere existence of parents to be a serious source of embarrassment so it is hard to do more. For example, his mother has frequently threatened him with the remark: "You suck -- I have pictures." but he has discovered that showing his baby pictures to girlfriends is a "chick magnet."

The sad fact is that when you sign up to raise kids you also sign on to coitus interruptus as a birth control plan.
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
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 384
   Posted 9/9/2009 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   

I thought that just getting the prostate removed was the only Birth control I needed in the future. LOL

 

 


Father treated for Prostate Cancer in 1997 with Proton Beam - Still doing well.
My Stats
Age at diagnosis 54, PSA 5.1
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

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