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Purgatory
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   Posted 9/25/2009 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
The arrangements were made fast, my uro/surgeon wasted no time.
 
I have pre-op Tuesday at 2:30
 
I have surgery again at St. Francis at 10:30 on Thursday.
 
I have a major job interview with a defense contractor that's itching to hire a vet on Wednesday, so the timings perfect.
 
I would like to start a contest, not sure of a prize, but will be coming home with a suprapubic catheter, hopefully not as unpleasant as my previous 7 through the penis foley caths.
 
This will be number 8, and expected to have it in continuous until late November or possbily December.  I would like a name for her, and so give me some suggestions, since I will become very intimate with her over the months.
 
She will be in a pissy mood, lol, so don't let that throw you.
 
Going to have one busy week next week, also work my two days part time job and have to go to the state agency as well.  Wont be bored.  Unless I get told otherwise, SRT still scheduled to begin Monday, October 5th in the morning.
 
Let the games begin.
 
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, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg & procedure? with uro/surg, IMRT starts 10/5/9


CPA
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   Posted 9/25/2009 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, David. Looks like things are falling into place for you.  Best wishes on the job interview.  My daughter works for a defense contractor (internal auditor) and likes it pretty well.  Please keep us posted - will be interested to see what names come up in the forum.  You know how it is with CPA's - we're not very creative so I'll leave the suggestions to others.  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


Sonny3
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   Posted 9/25/2009 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
David, I can't imagine that the SP will be anywhere near or anything like the caths you have had in the past.

It's just a tube and a bag. The bag is two sizes. Big for laying around, drinking beer and coffee, because you can. You don't care how many times you have to pee with the SP. And the small one which attaches to your leg, for modesty and mobility in public.

My stomach was a little sore the first few days, but I don't know how much was SP and how much was the surgery. But in the 6 days I had it I never took a pain pill.

The only thing I did was shower each day, change the dressing and put a little neosporin around the entry site.

Shower was easy too. Just disconnect the bag get in the shower and if the warm water feels good just aim the tube at the drain and relax.

A tip about wearing the small bag. I wear boxer briefs that have a mid thigh leg on them. I put the tube over the top on my waist band instead of inside then when I attached the bag with the straps everything was on the outside of my briefs. Position the tube and bag on the outside of the leg, it's a whole lot more comfortable than the inside. The tube over the top of the waist band also kept the bag from sliding down. Not once in all the miles that I walked did I ever feel the need to adjust the bands or tighten them to keep it from slipping.

For the name, my entry is; "Shameless Stella". She'll pee anywhere at the drop of a hat and smile the whole time because nobody knows she is doing it.

Good luck my brother. I look forward to hearing about your comfort. As you know mine was installed during my surgery so I know nothing about having surgery specifically to put one in. So please know that my prayers and blessings will be with you.

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 done on September 17th by Dr. Menon, Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Medical Center, Detroit.


Purgatory
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   Posted 9/25/2009 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
David/CPA - come on now, worked around and with a lot of you cpa dudes, you have to have a dark side, you were in thailand, come now, i know you got it in you. lol.

Sonny - your name choice was the first. BTW, I have a Doctor's Degree in Catheter Bag Use and Care, know all the tricks and nuances.
Glad you are doing well. My uro/surgeon did say, that I didn't want to be awake when the installed the suprapubic cath, as I had read that can install them with a local. He said thats true, but only with a special emergency version. I will take his word, be more than happy to be knocked out cold. I like my periodic visits to the underworld, lol.

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, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg & procedure? with uro/surg, IMRT starts 10/5/9


Sonny3
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   Posted 9/25/2009 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
David, the nether/under world is a nice place to visit once in a while but I wouldn't want to live there. I am with you about being out for the process. I don't want to know anything about it anytime someone is putting a hole in my body that I was not born with.

Be well,

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 done on September 17th by Dr. Menon, Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Medical Center, Detroit.


Purgatory
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   Posted 9/25/2009 3:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Be nice to sleep through the night the next couple of months, Sonny, not having to get up several times a night to take a whizz. So bet it felt good to sleep in your own bed cuddled up with your wife last night. Nothing like being in your own place.

Hospital called me seveal times today and seems like everything is lined up like ducks for next week. Will be so strange for me to wake up in the recovery room with a cath that doesnt come out my weiner. That way I can still get stiffies without it tightening around the tube, not all that pleasant feeling, I assure you.

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, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg & procedure? with uro/surg, IMRT starts 10/5/9


Radical
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   Posted 9/25/2009 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Okay so Dale is the President of the Zero Club.
 
David you are defineatley the President of the Catheter Club.
 
.............good luck with next week mate..............Kev
Age 51yrs
DX 11/11/08
6 out of 8 cores positive 3 X 60% / 3 X 10%
PSA 4
Gleason Score 3+4=7
Stage T1c
Robotic Surgery 24/12/08
Upgrade Gleanson Score 4+3=7 Gleason Differential 60%/40%
Stage T2c
Three small foci total volume <10%
Neg Margins and Nodes
Nil - Extraprostatic Extentions
Dry less than 1 week.
ED- taking Meds- Its been 9 mnths now getting some action ! yah
PSA 1/09  .03
PSA 2/09  .03
PSA 5/09  .03
PSA 9/09  .03
"Everyday in Everyway I get better"


Purgatory
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   Posted 9/25/2009 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Not Hard, and to think originally, thought I would have one cath for 7-10 days like my surgeon said. What a trip. I hope to one day get back into the zero club, I only got to stay in on my 3 month test, kicked out ever since.
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, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg & procedure? with uro/surg, IMRT starts 10/5/9


jerseycity
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   Posted 9/25/2009 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
HOW about LIMBO. SOMEWHERE NEAR PURGATORY. GOOD LUCK MAN. WE HAD SURGERY ALMOST THE SAME TIME. I HAVE MY 1 YEAR TEST NEXT WEEK. YOUR JOURNEY KEEPS ME COMING BACK TO SITE WHICH GIVES ME OTHER GOOD INFORMATION. IN THAT WAY YOU ARE HELPING ME. WISH IT WERE NOT SO.I GUESS YOU NEED TO BE CATHOLIC TO KNOW THE LIMBO REFERENCE.
 
CARRY ON.

 3-17- 8 went to Bruce Springsteen concert , great time
3-18-8 routine exam
3-19 doctor called said psa was elevated
what's a psa?
referred to Uro, had several more blood tests.
PSA steady at 4.75
biopsy  June 08 , 12 cores, 4 on left confirmed , right clear
gleason 3 + 3 T1c
research time.
decieded on open RP, Head of Uro  is my Doctor
Surgery done 10-1-8 by Dr See at Frodoret Hospital in Milwaukee
Cathater out 10-13 no problems
Post op,  organ confined, gleason up to 4 + 3, all clear margins
T2c 20% volume, very good outcome I feel
Incontinent and ED.  Time will tell, was told all nerves  saved.
back to work 11-5-8.
 3,6,9 month psa <0.04
still use 1 pad per day
 
Walked thru the darkness on the edge of town.


Purgatory
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   Posted 9/25/2009 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
jersey, my long lost brother, nice to hear from you

looks like you are doing well from your posted stats, so happy for you, i love every success story here, never jealous, I want to see all of our men saved from this terrible cancer, I don't want us to give up a single soul.

yes, I am catholic, not a cradle catholic, not until i was 50. long story. so yes, understand limbo, but in all honesty been using the purgatory name for many years on the net.

keep in touch, wondered where you had been

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, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg & procedure? with uro/surg, IMRT starts 10/5/9


IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 9/25/2009 11:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok, David. I guess all I can say is "Wow!" ... not "Sham Wow!"

I was out of touch for a couple of days and read your most recent posts. I am amazed at the speed with which your situation changes. It is a dizzying pace and you're handling it well, in my humble opinion.

I guess the best news is you're getting a lot of professional attention. It sounds like a pretty good plan laid out before you.

My only question is, "Who's going to be the publisher for your cancer journey book?" Oops, another question: "Does the publisher think it'll be tough to sell your book in the non-fiction section because no one could really go through what you have gone through?" Simply amazing! You are a REAL trooper!

I wish you the very best, Mr. David.

Barry
Surgery: Da Vinci; July 31, 2007; 54 on surgery day;
Pathology: PSA: 4.3; Gleason: 3+3=6; T2a; Confined to Prostate;
Post RP PSAs: 09/07 <0.04; 12/07 <0.04; 03/08 <0.04;
06/08 <0.04; 12/08 <0.04; 06/09 = 0.06 (hmmm...);
Latest PSA 09/09 <0.04 (back to undetectable)


Opa N
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   Posted 9/26/2009 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Purgatory,
My first post to you. Let me start by saying that I really think your "handle", Purgatory, is spot on, since in one word it describes your situation and condition. "Brevity is the soul of wit."
 
On to the subject at-hand, so to speak, a name for Mr. SupraPube: I prefer to use a male name, since he will become a part of your anatomy for a good while.
First, try Little Richard, servant of Big D***. (Good golly, Miss Molly, sure like to ball.)
Or, how about Robin, ward of Batman. (Holy hardwood, Batman!)
Or, Tonto, kemo sabe to the Lone Ranger. (Tonto, we are surrounded by savages. What do you mean we, white-eyes?)
Or, Pancho, side-kick to the Cisco Kid. ( Oh Pancho. Oooh Seesco!) (Got to be really old to get this one.)
 
But, since you are from SC, and I live in NC, and we are in the heart of NASCAR country, if he were mine, I'd name him after one of NASCAR's old time hard drivers, and call him Junior. Junior Johnson.
 
Take your pick.
 
All the best.
Roger

Age 67 at diagnosis. Treated for coronary artery disease (CAD) since 1998, and under control with medications.

2/6/09              Routine physical, with DRE and PSA Test. PSA 4.02. Referred to Uro

4/20/09            TRUS  w/needle biopsy

4/23/09            Diagnosis PCa with Gleason 4+3 in 2/2 cores, Gleason 3+3 in 5/10 cores.

                        CT scan and Bone Scan both negative. Stage T2C.

8/27/09            DaVinci RP at WakeMed Cary NC with Dr. Tortora. Discharged 8/28.

9/8/09              Catheder removed. Path post-surgery confirms PCa, with Gleason 3+3 with scattering of 4. Positive margins in L & R posterior, R and L seminal vesicles, with perineural invasion.  Stage T3b.

9/23/09            PSA blood work, with f/u with Uro on 9/30 for results.

 

Initial incontinence pretty bad, starting w/6 Depends pants/day. Gradually getting better, with dramatic reduction in leakage around 9/20. Currently on 1 pad during the day and one Depends at night (for security). Actually totally dry at night. (Pressure off the bladder neck?)


Purgatory
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   Posted 9/26/2009 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Barry, thank you for kind words. Not sure a book would make for an interesting read, just one full of complications and procedures, lol

Roger ,welcome to HW, glad you joined our happy gang. What part of NC do you live in I go into Brevard, Hendersonville, Flat Rock, and Ashville often, and Tryon and Saluda.

Of your names, Robin had a nice ring to it, now I will be the first to admit, not much of a bat on the other side. Perhaps more of a stick, and that rhymes with prick, no trick, and might make you sick. My only lame attempt at poetry, as forgiveness in advance.

Just read your stats, glad you are through your surgery and on the recovery road. You should continue to "dry" out as the days and weeks go by. Your post surgery pathology report is a little rough in places, but that's not to worry about today. Heal up, my new brother, and get better.

David in Riley
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, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg & procedure? with uro/surg, IMRT starts 10/5/9


Opa N
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   Posted 9/26/2009 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Purgatory,
Thanks for the reply. I'm about 20 miles sw of Cary/Raleigh, off US1. Just about smack in the middle of the state.
I'll offer up a prayer for the successful implant of Robin into your nest, if that's how it shakes out. Just glad to be in the running for a prize.
All the best.
Roger

Age 67 at diagnosis. Treated for coronary artery disease (CAD) since 1998, and under control with medications.

2/6/09              Routine physical, with DRE and PSA Test. PSA 4.02. Referred to Uro

4/20/09            TRUS  w/needle biopsy

4/23/09            Diagnosis PCa with Gleason 4+3 in 2/2 cores, Gleason 3+3 in 5/10 cores.

                        CT scan and Bone Scan both negative. Stage T2C.

8/27/09            DaVinci RP at WakeMed Cary NC with Dr. Tortora. Discharged 8/28.

9/8/09              Catheder removed. Path post-surgery confirms PCa, with Gleason 3+3 with scattering of 4. Positive margins in L & R posterior, R and L seminal vesicles, with perineural invasion.  Stage T3b.

9/23/09            PSA blood work, with f/u with Uro on 9/30 for results.

 

Initial incontinence pretty bad, starting w/6 Depends pants/day. Gradually getting better, with dramatic reduction in leakage around 9/20. Currently on 1 pad during the day and one Depends at night (for security). Actually totally dry at night. (Pressure off the bladder neck?)


Purgatory
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   Posted 9/26/2009 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Roger, you are quite a few hours from me, I am about 2 hours south of Charlotte, 2 hours north of Atlanta
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, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg & procedure? with uro/surg, IMRT starts 10/5/9


Purgatory
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   Posted 9/27/2009 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Sunday Update:

Thursday, when we met with my uro/surgeon, they were prepped to do another dialation, under sedation, but at the time, the blockage issue abated some, and we decided not to.

Now that its the weekend, of course, the stream is minimal at best and lots of bladder neck pain. Hoping I can make it to the surgery on Thursday, when the new surprapubic cath will be installed and he does do a hard dialation. Dont want to have to have an emergency one while waiting a few days. Has me uptight big time
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, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg & procedure? with uro/surg, IMRT starts 10/5/9


Squirm
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   Posted 9/27/2009 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Can you take a medication that relaxes the muscles around the bladder neck such as Alpha blockers, until you get to surgery?

Purgatory
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   Posted 9/27/2009 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Nope, to close to surgery for any of that. It will be a close call, but really hoping I can keep things open enough to make it till Thursday. If needed, my uro/surgeon could do another emergency dialation tommorow himself, kind of on standby knowing my situation, but got enough going on this week, so hopefully can squeak through till Thursday. Thanks.
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, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg & procedure? with uro/surg, IMRT starts 10/5/9


Sonny3
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   Posted 9/27/2009 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
David my man, are you ever going to catch a break?

I have this philosophy that there are those than can handle the troubles of life and those that can't. It would seem that those of us that can get more than our fair share just to lighten the load for the less strong and able.

If that be the case, there are a lot of fortunate people out there living okay lives and have no idea how much they owe you for taking on their burdens.

Hang in there brother. Some much needed relief is on the way and you above all certainly deserve it.

Continuing my prayers for you,

Sonny
61 years old
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 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

da Vinci 9/17/09 Dr. Mani Menon Henry Ford Medical Institute

Post Surgery Pathology:
Gleason: Changed to (4+3) = 7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5%
ALL NERVES SPARED
Margins: focally positive right posterior mid level
Perineural Invasion: present
Seminal Invasion: absent
Venous Invasion: absent
Angiolymphatic Invasion: absent
Left Internal iliac lymph node: reveals zero
Right Internal lymph node: reveals zero


Purgatory
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   Posted 9/27/2009 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope so , Sonny, this ride is getting old! lol. Won't be much left of me worth anything after this next battle, and haven't even gotten on the battlefield quite yet.
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, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg & procedure? with uro/surg, IMRT starts 10/5/9

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