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Purgatory
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   Posted 10/2/2009 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, we  got to the hospital at 0830 but didn't leave till after 1600.  My surgeon had two ops before mine, ran into complications and one hour surgeries turned into two hours.  So I was all prepped and no where to go.  It was a long, long wait.  When it was my turn, the 30 minutes or so turned into a good hour, and the one hour recovery was closer to two.  The hard dialation was done, and the suprapubic catheter was installed.  Boy, that hurt a lot more than I was expecting, and that was part of the reason I was in recovery so long.  Normal pain meds didn't begin to cut the pain, felt like I had been stabbed with a thick scewdriver all the way through my bladder.  In the end, they did a pass with morphine, and that delayed the recovery time.  Went home with a leg bag, and been on the big bag ever since.  Rested all evening, had a rough time sleeping despite the meds, and been home all day nursing my new wounds.  The pain on the catheter not as sharp, but now I can feel the results of the dialation.
 
It's very strange to be on a cath that doesn't come out through my penis.  It looks and feels odd where it exits me, and my surgeon put it on my left side as requested.  Last night, very full and bloody content, today, slowly clearing up, which makes me feel better.
 
The uro/surgeon talked to the rad. oncologist the night before surgery, and she said that she wants to go ahead full speed on Monday morning with the first radiation treatment.  She said she can work around the surgery part, and the catheter doesn't present her with any unusual problems.
 
Right now, trying to heal up somewhat before Monday.  Fourth surgery since November, now I am getting a little gun shy of thining about any more anytime soon.  This is truly catheter #8, and will be my friend now till sometime in December at the earliest.
 
Wasn't any fun, but this is another part of the puzzle done for me.

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% cancer, 1 pos margin
Post Surgery  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, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - out  38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl.agree to start radiation, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg with uro/surg, 9/29- pre-op, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - suprapubic cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - first treatment IMRT.


Sonny3
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   Posted 10/2/2009 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome home David,

Rest up and gain your strength for Monday. Then into the battle once more my friend and kick the little buggers a**.

Our prayers are with 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


James C.
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   Posted 10/2/2009 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you're back. Sorry it was so painful..
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, Bimix .3ml PRN or Trimix .15ml PRN


Purgatory
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   Posted 10/2/2009 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Sonny, right now, I feel like a 90 year old man with a catheter bag at his feet. Takes longer to charge this old battery these days. lol.
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% cancer, 1 pos margin
Post Surgery  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, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - out  38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl.agree to start radiation, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg with uro/surg, 9/29- pre-op, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - suprapubic cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - first treatment IMRT.


CPA
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   Posted 10/2/2009 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, David.  Sorry you had to go through so much pain but trust that your surgery was successful.  Do try and get some rest before your radiation starts on Monday.  I understand that process can wear you out.  Hang in there!  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


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 10/2/2009 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy healing, David.

LOL, the site was down while you were out so we waited for you!

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!


Sonny3
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   Posted 10/2/2009 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
David,

Is that what happened? Did you pull the plug while you were out so you wouldn't miss anything?

You sly dog 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 10/2/2009 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
James and David/CPA, thanks, now I know why my surgeon told me ahead a time that you didn't want to be awake with a local when they inserted that type of catheter. He was right.

Thanks, Tony, I faithfully came on line when I got home from the hospital and couldn't get on of course. Thought perhaps you guys took advantage and moved the site and didnt tell me! lol. Just kidding. Thankful its back up and running.

Sonny, they even tried to pin Jimmy Hoffa on me, but you can't blame the HW outage on me, twas in the hospital when it went down.
So there.

David, Sorely in SC but healing
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% cancer, 1 pos margin
Post Surgery  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, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - out  38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl.agree to start radiation, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg with uro/surg, 9/29- pre-op, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - suprapubic cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - first treatment IMRT.


Tudpock18
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   Posted 10/2/2009 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   

David...glad you got that one behind you.  Now on to the cure...I'm sure this will work out just fine.  Rest up for Monday and keep us posted.

Tudpock


Age 62, Gleason 4 +3 = 7, T1C, PSA 4.2, 2 of 16 cores cancerous, 27cc
Brachytherapy December 9, 2008.  73 Iodine-125 seeds.  Procedure went great, catheter out before I went home, only minor discomfort.  Regular activities resumed, everything continues to function normally as of 9/1/09.  6 month PSA  1.4 and my docs are "delighted"!

Purgatory
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   Posted 10/2/2009 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you brother Tud. That's the plan, feeling a little overwhelmed at the moment ,but that's what the weekend is for.

Squire.
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% cancer, 1 pos margin
Post Surgery  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, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - out  38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl.agree to start radiation, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg with uro/surg, 9/29- pre-op, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - suprapubic cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - first treatment IMRT.


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 10/2/2009 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
David,
Sorry that you are having to go through all of these surgeries and all the pain associated with them.
I hope in the end you can look back at it all, and be happy that it is all over and you are cancer free.
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


Ralph Alfalfa
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   Posted 10/2/2009 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
David, You are a puzzle. Hopefully they'll start getting the pieces in the right place now and in the end you'll look great. Thankfully, you're not one of those 1500 piece puzzles. Hang in there, my friend, and good luck on Monday.

All the best,
Bob
 AGE:57
 Dx: October,27(the day after my birthday)
 Psa 14.5
 Gleason:(4+3) 7 T1c
 Bone scan:Negative
 Cat scan: Negative
 Biopsy: 4 of 12 positive, left side, pre-cancerous on the right.
 Confined to prostate.
 DaVinci Jan. 19th, No lymph node involvement, all margins clear.
 8 week PSa <0.01
 Gleason downgraded to (3+4)7
 6 month Psa , 0.1 
 9 month Psa,  0.2


geezer99
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   Posted 10/2/2009 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Overwhelmed. But then, even with what you have been through you are not. And so, you wince from your wounds and then on to the next battle. Not bravery, but character.

We stand with you and remember you in our prayers.
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


pa69
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Total Posts : 260
   Posted 10/2/2009 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
David,

Sorry to hear about the pain bu hopefully it will all be worth it in the end. Best of luck to you on Monday. I'll be thinking of you.

Bob
Age 70, First ever PSA 7.8 taken June 2008, Biopsy July 2008, 10 of 12 cores positive, Gleason 3+3=6
da Vinci surgery December 10, 2008, catheter removed December 29 2008
St. Lukes Hospital, Bethlehem, Pa.
Dr. Frank Tamarkin
Prostate weight 73.0 grams, Gleason 3+3=6, stage pT3a
Tumor locations: right anterior apex, right posterior apex to mid
left anterior mid to base, left posterior apex to mid
extensive perineural invasion in right anterior apex, right and left posterior apex to mid
seminal vesicles negative
Three PSA tests undetectable, latest July 18


Sleepless09
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   Posted 10/2/2009 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
David, sorry to hear that Thursday wasn't easier. I know how stoic you are and so I'm sure if it had been me I'd still be in recovery.

No going out and mowing the lawn the way you did last time. Geeeeesh!

As for the catheter, look at it this way. At work you can show it off without getting arrested. And, at church .... well, I'll leave that one until we all meet in Orlando.

Take care, 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"  


Purgatory
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   Posted 10/2/2009 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
EdC - well, I won't look back and laugh at these days, lol. Pain is pain, but it seems to be the path my particular journey is on. Glad this is behind me, for now.

bob, complication is definitely my middle name, being left handed and color blind has always made me a square peg trying to fit into a round hole, lol.

geezer, thank you. just sheer street level survival skills at this point I believe.

Bob, thank you for your kindness too.

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% cancer, 1 pos margin
Post Surgery  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, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - out  38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl.agree to start radiation, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg with uro/surg, 9/29- pre-op, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - suprapubic cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - first treatment IMRT.


Purgatory
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   Posted 10/2/2009 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Sheldon, thank you too. I got smart and mowed my whole place (4/10th acre) on Tuesday for the last time this season before I had the cath and surgery.

They were wonderful to me in recovery. I have only the highest regards for the good people at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville,

So far, haven't had any bladder spasms with this type of catheter ,suppose to be less chance. But trust me, i have a load of ditropan handy in case I do. This will be my longest continuous catheter to date. Will be somewhere between 2 and 3 full months.
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% cancer, 1 pos margin
Post Surgery  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, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - out  38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl.agree to start radiation, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg with uro/surg, 9/29- pre-op, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - suprapubic cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - first treatment IMRT.


Herophilus
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   Posted 10/2/2009 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Good Luck
jnm
Age: 51 years, 2 months
Overall Health: Excellent
PSA: 08/31/2009   6.8
DRE: 09/10/2009 "nothing really" ????
BXY: Scheduled at 08:30 on 09/24/2009
 


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 10/2/2009 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   

David, I was hopeing that this was going to be a bit easier for you.  Anyway it is now past, no to the next battle on Monday.  You mentioned that the battery does not recharge quite as fast.  Just hook up a pair of jumper cables and you be on  your way  :)..

My friend I truly was thinking about about you and with the site down I was at a loss waiting for you update.  Take care my brother.

Heal in peace.

 

Jeff T

Cajun Country


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


Magaboo
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   Posted 10/2/2009 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hope your pain will pass quickly and that you feel a lot better on Monday. Once the radiation starts you will be surprised how quickly it will be all over. I'm sure that by Christmas we will see a new David, without pain and cancer. A good way to start 2010.
All the best to you my friend.
 
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


Purgatory
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   Posted 10/2/2009 11:37 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks, jmn

jeff, i yeah, i was hot to get something off to the press yesterday when i was concious enough to type, but then we were good and down on HW.

magaboo - add one more thing to that wish list, and it woudl be perfect, if i can land a decent job around the same time so that I can start the new year healthier, stronger, and back making some coin.

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% cancer, 1 pos margin
Post Surgery  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, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - out  38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl.agree to start radiation, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg with uro/surg, 9/29- pre-op, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - suprapubic cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - first treatment IMRT.


montee
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   Posted 10/3/2009 6:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Man you have had a journey with the catheters.  I hated that thing, nothing like walking and sloshing.  Pray this will be your last trip and that your Rad. with be a success.  By the way my neice is a nurse Anethetist in Greenville until a couple mos ago when they moved to just our side Charleston.

diagnosed sept 2006 @ 54 years old, live in Georgia, gleason 3+4=7, (r) lobe only

psa 4.7 (psa rose 1 point per year for 3 years, urologist said still under 4 and no concern. If I can find out about PSA velocity, why didn't he know!)

Told not to have surgery at Dana Farber as cancer had already penetrated prostate, in seminal vesicles, would have positive margins. Would only treat with radiation and HT

RP Emory Atlanta December 2006. Path-negative margin, negative lymph nodes, negative SV, both Lobes involved, 40% gland involved
multifocal perineural invasion, Gleason 3+4=7

1st psa April 2007-<0.04, 6 mos-<0.04, 9 mos <0.04, 1yr <0.04, 21 mos <0.04, 2 yr 0.04 (rising?) 26 mos-0.05, 27 mos-0.04, 29 mos 0.06


Worried Guy
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   Posted 10/3/2009 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
David,
It's a new day so hopefully you are feeling a little better. On the bright side, with this new setup you can now take a walk in 17 states and adjust yourself without fear of being arrested as a s*x offender. I hope this new arrangement brings you some relief.
Jeff

Jerry1
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Total Posts : 460
   Posted 10/3/2009 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   
 
 
Sorry to hear you had a painful time.  Try to get a lot of rest for Monday.  Hope the next journey goes easier.
 
Jerry1 
Age 69
DX 8/13/08 , PSA 4.0, Biopsy 14 samples 1 positive 12% of sample,
Gleason Score 4+4 =8  Bone scan and MRI negative
Da Vince surgery on Oct 17, 08 Florida Hospital Dr Vipul Patel
Post Gleason report  3+3= 6 Lymph nodes on both sides negative
margins Negative  Stage II (pt2a) 
Cath out on October 29th left in longer due to small leak.
11/19/08 dry no more pads
12/2/08 first PSA <0.1
 3/6/09 6 Month PSA 0.0
6/3/09 9 month  PSA 0.1
7/14/09  PSA still 0.1
6/12/09 new gleason score of 4=4
Developed stone in bladder may require surgery
 


Purgatory
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   Posted 10/3/2009 8:47 AM (GMT -6)   
montee - yeah, 8 caths is a bit much, since Nov. 14, today is my 105th day wearing one or the other. But this suprapubic is much better to deal with, just having it not come through my penis is a big improvement. As soon as the swelling and soreness abates, I think it will be fine for the 2 - 3 months it will be in me.

jeff - soon as i get use to it, just weird peeing completely without a penis involved. it just hangs there and does nothing. not even a drip.

jerry, thank you so much

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% cancer, 1 pos margin
Post Surgery  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, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - out  38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl.agree to start radiation, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg with uro/surg, 9/29- pre-op, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - suprapubic cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - first treatment IMRT.

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