A FANTASTIC THOUGHT FOR TODAY SEP. 9th

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Sonny3
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   Posted 9/9/2009 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Well it has finally arrived, exactly one week from today I go to Detroit for my surgery. Thanks to you guys I am much better prepared that I ever would have been on my own.

And on that note, here is a very appropriate THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

HANDLE EVERY STRESSFUL SITUATION LIKE A DOG WOULD

IF YOU CAN'T EAT IT OR PLAY WITH IT

JUST PEE ALL OVER IT AND WALK AWAY

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.


James C.
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   Posted 9/9/2009 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
A messy but realistic approach, I think. Good luck next week,
James C. Age 62
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
4/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS 3/3=6
9/07 Nerve sparing open RRP 110gms.- Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Stg. pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
22 mts: ED- 50 mg Viagra 3X week, pump daily,Trimix 30/1/20-.05ml 2X week continues
PSA's: .04 each test since surgery


Sonny3
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   Posted 9/9/2009 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks James.

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.


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 9/9/2009 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck...And leave the dog at home.

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.


Sonny3
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   Posted 9/9/2009 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Steve, I just took the dog to the groomer. Need to have him looking sharp. I haven't decided yet if I'll take him with me to take care of all my stressful situations while I am in Detroit.

As a stand-in, a member on another forum suggested I just dump the bag on my problems. It may not take the stressor away, but I'll feel a whole lot better. LOL

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.


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 9/9/2009 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   

When I get stressed -> I kick my cat.

JUST KIDDING. But we do play chase inside the house. Watching her try to go around corners on wooden floors will take your mind off anything.

 


Sonny3
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   Posted 9/9/2009 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Steve,

Been there and done that, I know what you mean.

Reminds me of the story about the young farm boy who came home from a frustrating day at school.

When he stepped in the yard one of the chickens crossed his path and he vented by kicking the chicken. Upon seeing this, his mother scolded him and said as punishment he would get no eggs for a week.

This really set him off and he ran over and kicked the cow in the udder. His mother responded by telling there would be no milk for a week and if he kicked anything else, he was going to the wood shed.

Just about then his father came home from a rough day. Walking onto the porch the family cat approached him for the daily rubs. He vented his day by kicking the cat.

THE BOY QUICKLY TURNED TO HIS MOTHER AND SAID "ALRIGHT MA, TELL HIM".

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.


Purgatory
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Total Posts : 25394
   Posted 9/9/2009 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny, got good feelings about your surgery, and I know you are on edge to one degree or the other, can't wait for the 17th to come and go for you. Need to get you on the recovery side.

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


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 9/9/2009 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Goog luck Sonny,
I wish a successful surgery. See on the other side.
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


crewa2
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 43
   Posted 9/9/2009 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Sonny, hope all goes well. I'm heading under the knife (ah, robot) on the 17th also.
Age 44
5/6/2009 1st ever PSA 4.3
Referred to Urologist
DRE: Nodule felt on left side
6/19/2009 Biopsy done, 10 samples
6/25/2009 All 5 left side positive Gleason 3+3=6 40-60% Another lab: 3+4=7
5 on right side benign
After Endo-rectal MRI: Stage T2c possible T3a (probable capsular penetration)


wd40
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Total Posts : 218
   Posted 9/9/2009 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
In no time you will be out and about as if nothing ever happened.
12/06/07 DaVinci and open prostate surgery after difficulties in breathing stopped the davinci.


Worried Guy
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   Posted 9/9/2009 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny,
When you're back, you'll find it's helpful to measure progress. Any kind of progress.
I made a pressure testing range in my back yard. Even filled it in with pea/pee gravel so I don't leave stains on the grass.
May you soon shoot 42".
Jeff
DX Age 56. First routine PSA test on April 8th: 17.8.
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.
----------------------------------------------
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
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX
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One Month Status:
Potency - 9/7 7 weeks Still no activity
Incontinence - 8/20 3-4 full pads per day
9/7 3-4 full pads per day (I'm going to try cutting down on fluids. Bad idea, I know)
Post Surgery PSA - 9/3 6 weeks - 0.05

Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 9/11/2009 6:37:01 AM (GMT-6)


CPA
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   Posted 9/9/2009 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, Sonny.  You will do great - I know you are ready to get to the other side of surgery and you will before you know it.  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


dogyluver
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 35
   Posted 9/10/2009 7:01 AM (GMT -6)   
cool  Good Luck Sonny,
In 1 week you'll have the surgery behind you, and will be on the road to recovery.
April 09 PSA 3.2
May 09 DRE enlarged prostate
July 09 PSA 5.2
July 09 Biopsy 5 out of 12 malignant
Gleason score: Primary 3, Seconary 4 Total 7
August 24, 2009
Radical Open Prostatectomy Andocarcinoma of the prostate
% of 4 and/or 5: 1-25%
% of 3    76-90%
Androgen deprivation effect: Negative
Apical involvement: Positive
Apical marginal involvement: Negative
Extraprostatic extension (EPE): Negative
Margin: Negative
Bladder Neck Shave: Negative
 
Areas of involvement: Right and Left lateral, posterolateral and posterior and left anterior apex and mid prostate
Principle area of involvement: Right and left lateral, posterolateral and posterior apex and mid prostate
Focality: Multifocal
Volume: Medium(100 Sq mm)
Ejaculatory Duct: Negative
Seminal vesicles involvment (SVI): Negative
Vas deferens N/A
High Grade PIN: Positive
Neuroendocrine differentiation: Negative
 
Pathologic Stage: pT2c NO MX


webstergl
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 25
   Posted 9/10/2009 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Sonny, I will keep you in my prayers that you surgery is as success story and that your post surgery recovery time will be short always look forward and not backwards and you will do fine

Gary
Age 54 (Dx age 52)
11/06 severe prostate infection PSA was at 52
2/07 PSA still at 6.2
3/07 Biopsy
4/07 5 of 12 core samples positive with Gleason at 6 -7
6/07 Robotic Radical Prostatectomy
Pathology showed Cancer was organ contained
Last 4 PSA’s 0
11/08 Dx with BNC (Bladder Neck Contracture) due to scare tissue
3/08 balloon dilation
8/09 AUS implant now waiting 6 weeks for activation

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