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Sonny3
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   Posted 9/17/2009 6:03 AM (GMT -6)   
It's Thursday moring - it's the day.  It's about 6:50am, report to the hospital at 8am, surgery at 10am.
 
In just a few hours I will have kicked the little walnut out and he can find a new home.  Sure hope he cleans up well and doesn't leave anything behind.  He's been a pretty good tenant over the years but lately he's been acting up. 
 
He's been creating problems, making noises, messing up the plumbing, and having parties with absolutely unwanted guests.  These are the kind of guests that just don't know when it's time to move on. 
 
So I have no choice to but to call in "The Boys from Detroit" and have him forceable evicted, lock stock and barrell. The Detroit Boys are supposed to be the best.  They are experts at making sure everything has been cleaned out, nothing is overlooked and the space will be clean and livable again.
 
I don't think I'll rent the space out again.  I think I would just as soon leave it empty.  At my age I don't need the revenue, in fact this eviction is costing me a bundle. 
 
So it's on to Henry Ford for the eviction process.  I'll let you guys know tomorrow how it goes.  Thanks for being so supportive.  Your prayers and blessing have meant so much to me and my wife.
 
Thanks,
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 9/17/2009 6:13 AM (GMT -6)   

Be sure and ask if you can bring him home in a glass jar shocked

Good luck and pardon the pun - but I hope everything comes out ok.


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.


Bluenose
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   Posted 9/17/2009 6:25 AM (GMT -6)   

 

 ..good luck Sonny, and see ya' on the other side..


 
  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...
  6.23.09 1yr Post-op PSA Still a zero..
  Pads gone 1.3.09, finally found the courage...Thanks ya'll
          ".....tryin' to reason with hurricane season...."
       


rob2
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   Posted 9/17/2009 6:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I hope you get that unwanted guest out of you with no problem. Hope to hear from you on the other side. I lost a few pounnds after surgery but have gained them all back by now.
 
Age 49
occupation accountant
PSA increased from 2.6 to 3.5 in one year
biopsy march 2008 - cancer present gleason 7
Robotic Surgery May 9, 2008 - houston, tx
Pathology report -gleason 8, clear margins
12 month  PSA <.04 (low as the machine will go)
continent at 10 weeks (no pads!)
ED is still an issue but getting better


Worried Guy
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   Posted 9/17/2009 7:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Sonny,
You gave them notice, now it's time to get rid of your uninvited guests.
May Da Vinci leave you 56 grams lighter and as well proportioned as the Vitruvian Man.
Jeff

Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 9/17/2009 8:00:11 AM (GMT-6)


Modelshipwright
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Total Posts : 215
   Posted 9/17/2009 7:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Best of luck today Sonny.

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.


Purgatory
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   Posted 9/17/2009 7:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Sonny, may all the best happen for you during the surgery, I hope you are laying on the table about now, with a large boner just in spite, a symbol that "you will be back". Already looking for you on the other side. Bless you brother.

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


LV-TX
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   Posted 9/17/2009 7:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Best of luck to you Sonny...and tell the new little friend (catheter) you will get in place of the previous guest a warm wish that he doesn't stay around very long either. See ya on the other side.
You are beating back cancer, so hold your head up with dignity
 
Les
 
Age 58 at Diagnosis
Oct 2006 - PSA 2.6 - DRE Normal
May 2008 - PSA 4.6 - DRE Normal / TRUS normal
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral w/PNI - Gleason (3+3)6 Stage T1C
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1, 2008 - Gleason 7 (3+4) Staged pT2c NO MX - Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
PSA 5 week Oct 2008 <.05
                   3 month Jan 2009 .06
                   6 month Apr 2009 .06
                   9 month Jul  2009 .08


6071
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   Posted 9/17/2009 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Best of luck to you Sonny
Age 61 at DX
Biopsy 7/2008 Positive 1 of 12 cores positive 3+4 5% To 10%
Open Radical Prostatectomy 15/10/2008
Stage pt2c
Post op staging Gleason's Score 3+4=7
apical margin is focally positive
no extraprostatic extension
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out on the 13/11/2008
4 week PSA < 0.1
26/1/2009  < 0.1
20/4/2009 < 0.1
11/6/2009 ultra sensitive psa 0.07
20/7/2009 < 0.1
26/8/09 Starting IMRT
 
 







Sleepless09
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   Posted 9/17/2009 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Well Sonny, as I write you're sound asleep in Detroit, the guys and gals in the OR are chatting away (just another day for them!) and the doctor is having fun playing the best video game in town. Soon you'll suddenly realize you're in the recovery room! And some nice nurse will be telling you you're doing just fine, and as you hear that, you'll drift back to sleep, only to wake a few minutes later, and then, before you know it, some orderly will be wheeling you down the halls of the hospital to the ward where you'll see your wife waiting, she'll be grinning from ear to ear, you'll lift your arm as you roll along and say "Hey there, where you been," or some such, and you'll feel every bit as perky as you did when you got up on the table earlier this morning. Those meds are wondeful ! ! !

Then, the whole ward staff will seem to converge on your room as they go "one, two, three" and wheeeee! Off you go from stretcher to the bed. At this point you'll realize you've gor an arm full of needles hooked to bags ---- and, speaking of bags, by gosh, Willie is hooked to one too!

In a couple of hours you'll be up walking in the hall.

Now it's time to Blackberry your friends here and say hello.

Welcome to the other side, Sonny
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"  


Magaboo
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   Posted 9/17/2009 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi sonny3,
 
I just wanted to add my name to the list of well wishers and welcome you to the other side.
Hoping for a quick and complete recovery for you. Keep in touch.
All the best to you.
 
Magaboo

Born Sept 1936
PSA 7.9
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
open RP 28 Nov 06 (nerve sparing), Post op staging T3a
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; 3 days before Rad Start=0.1
Salvage RT completed (33 sessions - 66 Grays) on the 19th Dec., 08.
PSA in Jan., 09, = 0.05; July 09, <0.04


James C.
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   Posted 9/17/2009 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the other side, sonny. Ok, enough accomodation for recovery, you've had a full 4 hours. Time to get out of bed and walk, time to drink as much water as you can stand. Repeat as often as needed, walking a little further each time. Make sure you do nothing but rest between walks for a while. You need both walking and plenty of rest, and you need to drink lots of water for a flush. This is the first time since infancy that you could pee while sitting or walking, so take advantage of having to make no bathroom trips. Flush out the drugs, residue, dregs and junk. Walk to get the drugs out of your system, to encourage bowel movement.
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


Arnie
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   Posted 9/17/2009 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   

Sleepless summarized it perfectly, Sonny!----------welcome to this side of surgery. You'll be fine and dispensing post-surgery advice in no time, for sure.

                             Arnie


Age 56 (biopsy & surgery)
PSA at Diagnosis-3.9
Biposy 8/19/08--4 of 12 cores positive; 5% involvement, Gleason 6 (3+3)
 
Surgery 1/26/09-DaVinci Robotic Prostatectomy at Presbyterian Medical Center/HUP-Phila, PA
Dr. David Lee
 
Pathology Report- Adenocarcinoma, no capsular involvement, seminal vesicles clear, lymph nodes clear, negative margins, Gleason 7 (3+4), Stage T2C, Prostate 61.8 grams, gland involvement 2-10%
 
Catheter removed after 8 days, totally dry at 3 months. ED issues continue, Viagra (via ADC) nightly (100mgs), VED use in earnest at 6 months. "Ball Park Frank" plumping at this point.
3 month PSA--<0.1
6 month PSA--<0.1


CharlieTuneA
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   Posted 9/17/2009 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Here's wishing you a speedy recovery, Sonny. Sometimes it's better to get rid of one bad nut to save the other two! Not to mention the rest of you.

-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
After 10 days, cystogram revealed fistula
Catheter Removed 7/17/09
Fistula still evident week of 8/24
PSA 0.03
Catheter Reinserted 8/28/09

Continence is a future goal.


CPA
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   Posted 9/17/2009 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sonny, you should be in your room giving the nurses fits  by now.  Trust everything went well.  Look forward to hearing all the good news.  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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Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 9/17/2009 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep , Brother Sonny, you should be laid up for the night, well drugged I hope, annoying all that come in contact with you, wishing you were eating a real meal, and wondering what that cursed latex snake is doing coming out of the end of your weiner. You are on the other side brother, along with us on the recovery side. Heal well, rest well, and do what the nurses tell you to do!

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


Sleepless09
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   Posted 9/17/2009 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny --- It's after seven in the evening here, I'm leaving the office, but wanted to check to see if you'd Blackberried the group.

Big night tonight Sonny. You'll be able to stay in bed all night and not have to get up to empty the tank, regardless of how much you drink. When was the last time you were able to do that ! ! !

Oh, by the way, if you look down and wonder what the "H" happened to your penis ---- it's still there, it's just tucked way up inside 'cause when the surgeon attached the back end of Willie to the bottom end of the bladder, without a prostate to bridge the gap, either the bladder came down, or the penis went up. Just one of the nasty surprises that awaits you on the other side.

Another nasty surprise is your cancer is likely gone, and with it goes any chance for sympathy from friends and family. You'll be shocked how fast the caring concern goes to, "time to take out the garbage."

Standing by awaiting a report,

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"  


dogyluver
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Total Posts : 35
   Posted 9/17/2009 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Kick the asses out of those bad guys and tell them to get  Good the hell out of town. And don't ya come back no more. nono Good Luck
Pam
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

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