Instructions for Graceful Aging

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   Posted 10/3/2009 4:04 AM (GMT -6)   
The author of this just turned 90 last month. He has been a friend for many years and has had PC treated by seeds about 10 years ago. He has also had obstructive uropathy, so I think his wisdom may help some on this forum. Harry Adriance has published several booklets and books and is gifted with a grand humor.


Bladder, buttocks, prostate too. So listen up, it’s good for you.
Let us think of the bladder first. Before it complains about a thirst.
We never thought of it complaining until, inside our pants, it’s raining.
As bladder-buttocks-prostate grow, one must separate rain from snow.

First of all a “bladder scan” says what bladder wouldn’t do - but can.
It ‘ll get plugged up some morning at 3 – take-my-kingdom-let-me pee!
The reverse can easily come to pass. Go into hiding - water the grass!
Bladders are happy, rarely dejected. Absorb my wisdom be protected!

Get some dough, be ready to spend, on a useful item called “Depend.”
If at first you didn’t care, you’ll be pleased to learn it’s underwear!
Slip it on, you’ll quickly see, it’s been designed to catch your pee.
I guarantee you’ll be so thankful - to find that it’ll hold a tankful.

Forget details we refuse to mention. Bladder has enough attention.
Buttocks thinks it’s somewhat fine to be posted on the firing line.
Where it’s quite OK to listen in on what takes place twixt sex and sin.
So deal now with prostate’s duty, which earns a rank of Dour Cutie.

Prostate cozies up to bladder, planning to make you glad - or sadder.
Women don’t have one so what to do? Good sex you see is up to you.
Yell at prostate if you choose, but you may be better off with booze.
He and bladder control your draining. So look out, again it’s raining.

This is enough of my instruction. I anticipate your own destruction.
Do you think I’ve aged with grace? Never mind, I can see your face.
You didn’t think it would be like this in dealing with a simple piss.
Actually it’s relatively tame if you remember life’s just a game.

Old Man Adrunce
On his 90th
70 years old USA citizen
Prostatic carcinoma dxed June 2009 by PSA (7.0) and then Bx
PSAs yearly since 2001 ranged 1.52 to 7.0
Neg. CT and BS
4 of 8 biopsies positive (all right side) Gleason Score 3+4=7
Robotic assisted total prostatectomy and node excision July 2009 in Luzern, Switzerland
pT2c G3 pN0 (0/14)
Catheter out in 5 days (home in 3 days)
No incontinence
Potency: beginning tumescence??? at 3 weeks post-op

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   Posted 10/3/2009 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I've always thought it somewhat lame
To simply call life a game
When body parts plug or rattle
I find life a constant battle.

But we do agree on this
If you're talking pure bliss
When plumbing goes amis
Nothing beats a ........

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"  

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   Posted 10/3/2009 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
OH I can pee, pee just fine,
That's not the problem in my case
With zero PSA I will not whine,
But soggy pants are hard face.
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)

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