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goodlife
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   Posted 9/16/2009 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
What an opportunity for all you HW guys, who are wondering about a variety of topics such as incontinence, ED, injections, treatment options, etc.  On top of that, how about a chance to hear the Nascar pad changer in person relate his latest experiences in the world of prostate surgery recovery.
 
Probably be a few stogies, a lie or two, a chance to shoot a little, maybe even some serious momentsj and of course. good food.  Consider coming next weekend to the GFMPH getaway at Worried Guy's (Jeff) place near Rochester New York.  Come when you can, leave when you must.  Starts on Friday, 9/25, and ends on Sunday 9/27.  I'm sure you won't reget it !

Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
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)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 9/16/2009 10:34 PM (GMT -6)   
This sounds great...I regret that I can't make it. But I'll be there in spirit...

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!


Piano
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   Posted 9/16/2009 11:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Sadly I am too far away, so I won't be coming either -- just have fun without me. sad

For anyone in the same situation who wants the campfire experience, try setting fire to your computer desk and continue hanging out here -- at least until the fire brigade arrives wink
Pre-op:
Age 63 at diagnosis, now 64.
No symptoms; PSA 5.7; Gleason 4+5=9; cancer in 4 of 12 cores.
Operation:
Non-nerve sparing RRP on 7 March 2008.
Two nights in hospital; catheter out after 7 days.
Post-op:
Continent; no pads needed from the get-go.
Pathology showed organ confined and negative margins. Gleason downgraded to 4+4=8.
PSAs:
6-week : <0.05
7-month: <0.05
13-month: 0.07 (start of a trend?)
ED:
After a learning curve, Bimix injections (0.2ml) are working well. VED also works but we find it inferior to Bimix.
14 months: Occasional nocturnal erections.


Worried Guy
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   Posted 9/17/2009 6:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Here are the plans so far:

This will definitely be a low pressure but fun and informative weekend. Certainly GFMPH! (Good for Men's Prostate Health.)

Friday night I'm figuring we can go to a local restaurant for a "meet and greet" and we can talk about the schedule.

Saturday morning, depending upon the number, I can cook breakfast here or you're welcome to eat wherever you like. After breakfast you can either work on the projects some of us have been discussing: the different clamps, videos, shoot your catheter bag, try a TENS unit, etc, or you can go out on your own and see what Braddock Bay and Rochester has to offer. Bird watching, kayaking.
For Geocachers we are close to Hogan Point Trail cache GC1EB6Z and there are many others in the neighborhood. If you're into astronomy we are close to the lake and have dark sky so bring your Mead or Celestron.

Saturday night we're planning cookout with typical "man food" fare: Steak, chicken, corn on the cob, baked potatoes and pies and s'mores for desserts. These will be cooked on the grill or on the fire. I've been adding to the fire pit all week so it's a little bigger than the usual and can no doubt be seen from space. I'll call NASA before I torch it so they don't dispatch the local fire department. It will be good chance to talk, trade ideas and pee in the woods. (Bring your potato cannon if you've got one)

If wives come they can attend the Manhattan Shorts Film festival at the Little Theater at 7:00. That will give them a chance to get away from the all the spittin' and cussin' menfolk are wont to do. My wife can drive the minivan. (Actually the film festival is Great! Look it up.)

Sunday I can also cook a late breakfast , we can finish up any projects and then start to break up in the afternoon.

How does that sound? We're open to suggestions.

I have one single bed available and a hide-a-bed couch in the living room if anyone wants to stay indoors, and a screened-in porch. The bathrooms will be loaded with towels and PPP (Pee Protection Products) and the washing machine will be available.
We have 5 acres with plenty of space, with extension cords and hoses for campers and tents. I'll also set up a couple of 10x10 EZ ups and a 10x20 ShelterLogic if it's needed (I'll need some help with that)

In case your mother or wife needs more info: Yes, I am married; Yes, my wife will be here; No, there will be no drugs - other than ED; Yes, there will be some alcohol and maybe a firearm or two - but not at the same time.

We can give you the address and phone numbers off line. For now, look for Greece NY on Google Maps. I listed hotels in the other thread for those of you who need private accommodations.

So, who else is in?
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)
9/17 2months plateaued at pads per day. At this rate I'll be fine in 2011.
Post Surgery PSA - 9/3 6 weeks - 0.05

Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 9/17/2009 7:32:29 AM (GMT-6)


Purgatory
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   Posted 9/17/2009 7:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Since I can't come, but really wish circumstances would allow me, I am donating the services of six escort girls. Tipped them off that their work will not be fast and easy, so it cost me a bit more, and I assured them, that birth control won't be needed. They will come dressed as nurses of course, to keep the other women folk at bay. Hope my gift will help out in the spirit of your event.

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  38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., agreed to start radiation, does not rec. HT at this time, mapping on 9/21/9


goodlife
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   Posted 9/17/2009 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
David,

You are all heart ! Now we can sit around the campfire and cry as the escort girls do their thing. If only Jeff had completed work on that cow milker super sucker !

Oh well, at least we can still remember what it used to be like (almost). Wait a minute, what about that STD post ? Oh crap, their goes the call girls ! Oh, that's right, I already had PC. Whew !
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
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)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)


Purgatory
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   Posted 9/17/2009 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
goodlife, you must have misunderstood my intentions, the escorts girls dressed up as nurses wearing short little white dresses, white garters and stockings and from silicone valley have nothing to do with encouraging sexual acts, please brother, they are there to help encourage blood flow to you and your guests lower regions, you know, a break from the pump, etc. I just assumed everyone was happily married (cough, cough) and would never think of straying. I have talked to the girls, they are more than willing to put on a good show, I mean, help with you guys theraputic needs in truly a professional manner only. Tips are allowed, and most major plastic is accepted, except for food stamp voucher cards. Have fun on me.
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  38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., agreed to start radiation, does not rec. HT at this time, mapping on 9/21/9


Worried Guy
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   Posted 9/17/2009 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
David,
Of course we understood your intentions were nothing short of completely honorable - as are ours. After reading some of the posts from several members of this estemeed club, I have no doubt we will have fun - either with or without encouraged blood flow.
Based upon the menu I suspect that any blood flow with be of the postprandial variety and directly to the GI tract.
Jeff

James C.
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   Posted 9/17/2009 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I had intended and had planned to attend, but I am currently having a bout of back problems and am in no condition for a 700 mile drive right now. Maybe next spring somewhere.
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
24 mts: PSA's: .04 each test since surgery


lewvino
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   Posted 9/17/2009 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
As mentioned earlier I won't be able to attend since I will be on the cruise ship on the way to my son's wedding in Bermuda. However I'll make sure and get pictures from the 'top topless deck' of the cruise ship where the ladies like to umm lay in the sun. Should get some blood flowing in all of us.

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


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 9/17/2009 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
the escorts girls dressed up as nurses wearing short little white dresses, white garters and stockings and from silicone valley have nothing to do with encouraging sexual acts, please brother, they are there to help encourage blood flow to you and your guests lower regions said...
hmmmm. I might have to reconsider. There goes my remodel the master bath money yeah
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.


Purgatory
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   Posted 9/17/2009 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Steve, nothing but the best for my brothers of the PC
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  38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., agreed to start radiation, does not rec. HT at this time, mapping on 9/21/9


goodlife
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   Posted 9/17/2009 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
David,

I also am married to a nurse. I just put 2 and 2 together and got 22. Now I understand. It's just therapy, or GFMPH.

Wasn't there a president who didn't have realations with some gal. That's what I was thinking about anyway. In fact, that's all I can do is think about it.

Thanks for the kind gesture.
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
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)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)


goodlife
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   Posted 9/17/2009 9:15 PM (GMT -6)   
David,

You are too kind. Being married to a nurse as you are, you couldn't have picked a better escort to get my blood flowing ( from fear ).

Nurses are able to remove what the URO didn't if caught around the campfire with escorts dressed as nurses.

Anyway, appreciate the kind thoughts.

My thoughts are with you in these coming days as well. What a wild ride this PCa can be !
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
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)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)


Purgatory
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   Posted 9/17/2009 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Wilder ride than I would care to be doing, to be honest, but such it is. You guys are going to have a blast, and I still wish I could join your merry gang. Been a carpetbagger too many years now in the deep south. I hear the call of the north, and the sound of pads being changed at rapid speed, I think.
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  38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., agreed to start radiation, does not rec. HT at this time, mapping on 9/21/9


Worried Guy
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   Posted Yesterday 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
We might not hear as many high speed rips on Sunday as usual. At least two of us are going to try to make our own Cunningham clamps. I have all the necessary tools and have the materials all set up for this special camping craft.
If my wife digs up some boondoggle you'll be able to wear it around your neck just like you did when you got back from summer camp. "Hey Honey! Look what I made at the GFMPH outing!" Your wife will be so proud of you she might even hang it on the refrigerator handle.
If you save one pad per day that's $100 per year out of Kimberly Clark's pocket and into yours.
Jeff

Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 9/18/2009 8:31:16 AM (GMT-6)


goodlife
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   Posted Yesterday 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Maybe the rips will be from the baked beans for dinner !
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
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)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)


Purgatory
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   Posted Yesterday 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Personally, I think the visits I was providing from the Escort Nurse Service rated higher than farting around the camp fire, but hey, Im not in New York.
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  38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., agreed to start radiation, does not rec. HT at this time, mapping on 9/21/9


goodlife
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   Posted Yesterday 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't you remember B;azing Saddles ? Had to be one of the funniest campfire clips I can remember, and safer too.
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
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)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)


Worried Guy
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   Posted Today 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
We'd better sit back a bit from the fire. I wouldn't want any dangerous flares from the gases.

I mowed out in the orchard today and covered the burn pile and the refuel pile with 12 x 12 tarps to keep them dry in case we get rain this week. That pile will light off faster than a Minuteman missile.

I got gas for the cooker, and enough supplies to make about 20 clamps. I even saved about 50 wrappers from Depend guards so you can take your craft home and proudly show the head XX chromosome holder of the family what you did on your vacation (I mean "conference").

(And I got more ammo at the local sporting goods shop. We might not use it but, hey, you can never have too much.)
Let Goodlife or me, know by Wednesday night, off-line please, if you're coming and if you need anything special: food, towels, pads, electricity, lighting, tritium... I can accommodate anything.

We are going to have a ball!
Jeff

Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 9/20/2009 10:59:49 AM (GMT-6)


Modelshipwright
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   Posted 9/20/2009 8:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I really wish I could be there but unfortunately, I will be preparation for my surgery on the 29th, taking the necessary bowel preps etc which preclude any trips in a car. I will be with you all in spirit as I sit near the bathroom.. Don't set the tens unit too high. ;-)

Regards,
Bill


Age 64. Diagnosed with Pca January 2009, PSA 5.6, Gleason 3+3=6, T1c, TRUS biopsies of prostate left adenocarcinoma of prostate involving part of 1/4 biopsy fragments, less than 10% of the surface area involved, CT scan clear. Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy surgery for treatment - September 29/09.

Post Edited (Modelshipwright) : 9/20/2009 7:39:57 AM (GMT-6)


goodlife
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   Posted 9/22/2009 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah  
All right !
 
For all you last minute guys,
What else so you have to do
this weekend, than to sit
around and change your pads,
or complain about the lack of
firmness in your e-thing.
Pack your bags and come to
New York !  We'll have a ball,
I promise.
 
JUST DO It !
 
nono  

Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
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)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)


Worried Guy
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   Posted 9/23/2009 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I'll be there. But you knew that already.
I'm still trying to figure out what an "e-thing" is. Do I have one? Did it drop out when I lost the walnut?

Attendees will also have the added bonus of watching ISS pass directly overhead on Saturday night. Bring your lasers so we can dazzle them as they fly by.
It will be visible from horizon to horizon.
The Andromeda Galaxy is visible too.

This will be fun! (I heard there were prizes for the winner of the pad changing contest - but that might just be rumor. )
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
----------------------------------------------
Post Surgery Status:
Potency - 9/17 2 months, Still no activity
Incontinence - 8/20 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.)
9/17 2 months: Still 3 pads per day. At this rate I'll be fine in 2011.
Post Surgery PSA - 9/3 6 weeks - 0.05


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 9/23/2009 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I sure do wish I could be with you guys. You know us Cajun guys love a get to gether. I could make a pot of Jambalaya and share some Cajun humor. Will be thinking about you guys.

Jeff T
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


Bluenose
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   Posted 9/23/2009 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
 
....a good pot of Jumba can make a lot of guys make some really good road trips........um, um um.......man....sounds good!
 
  age: 53 @ Dx, Pre-op PSA Feb 08' 5.0, April 08' 4.1
  Biopsy 5.1.08, 5 of 15 cores postive, T2a, Gleason 3+4=7
  DaVinci performed 7.29.08
  Bladder sling installed, umbilical hernia repaired during surgery.
  Path report, "cancer fully contained, margins clear".
  Cath removed 8.8.08, ED therapy begins 8.9.08
  100mg Viagra three times a week, pump for ten minutes daily
  and hold for ten minutes.
  8.16.08 switched to Levitra 20mg, immediate results
  9.15.08 Pad free at night, one thin (light) pad during the day
  9.18.08 1st Post-op PSA Undetectable Zero's....Yes!
  12.22.08 2nd Post-op PSA  Zero's still...
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  Pads gone 1.3.09, finally found the courage...Thanks ya'll
          ".....tryin' to reason with hurricane season...."
       

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