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Modelshipwright
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 215
   Posted 10/4/2009 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Good day folks,
 
Well, I am back online after arriving home late Friday afternoon from my robotic surgery in London Ontario.  tongue
 
My plan is to post more of the details tomorrow, but the surgeon did say that is was a very clean surgery and he saw nothing unexpected. Path results are expected on my return visit to London on October 14th for the catheter removal.
 
More to come...............
 
Keep well,
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.  Pre-op PSA down to 5.28 which I atribute to visualization techniques and a new vegetarian diet.


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4463
   Posted 10/4/2009 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the other side, Bill. Now then, here's the surgery mantra: walk, drink water, repeat often, and add more each day. Glad you had a good experience.
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


Sonny3
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 2448
   Posted 10/4/2009 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome back,

I hope everything goes smooth as silk for you. I echo James W&W, repeat, W&W, try to get in a least 4 walks a day if it doesn't hurt. And pump the fluids big time while you have the cath.

Blessings to you and your family,

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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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25394
   Posted 10/4/2009 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome back to the recovery side, Bill. Glad it went well, can't wait to hear your experience and detail when you feel better.
Yeah, lots of water, stool softeners, and walking - best advice any of us can give 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% 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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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 664
   Posted 10/4/2009 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   

Good Job, Best of luck

Please keep us posted.

Jack


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
GLEASON 3+3=6
Cores 10 of 12 positive
SURG: da Vinci Scheduled for November 2 2009 
 


60Michael
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2243
   Posted 10/4/2009 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Bill,
It sounds like the surgery went well and London Ontario sounds like a good place to have surgery if you have to have it done. It looks like you have done your homework so I wont add any other advise than what has been offered, just keep us posted and I am happy for you that it went smoothly.
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive
59 yo when diagnosed
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
Margins not involved
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
8/5 1 depend at night only
 started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Great family
Michael


Sleepless09
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 1267
   Posted 10/4/2009 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Bill welcome to the other side. I hear those folk in London are A1 and if you want to get a heart transplant while you're there, they can do that too, lol.

Looking forward to your next 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"
First post op PSA Sept 09  0.02
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues, but better every week.    


Modelshipwright
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 215
   Posted 10/5/2009 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you to all who replied and for your kind thoughts. I have posted a full report of my hospital stay which I hope you enjoy. I am walking and drinking W&W and all is going well.

Keep well, 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.  Pre-op PSA down to 5.28 which I atribute to visualization techniques and a new vegetarian diet. Robotic Prostatectomy done 09/29/09, back home 10/02/09.


CPA
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 655
   Posted 10/5/2009 6:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, Bill.  Welcome to the other side!  Sounds as if you are doing great.  As others have said, keep those fluids moving and don't forget the stool softeners.  Keep up the good reports.  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


TeddyG
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 133
   Posted 10/5/2009 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the other side. Relax and get some movies while the days tick by. about the time that you are sick of CNN it will be time to go to the next step: catheter removal.
I recall just being soooo glad that the surgery was behind me that I took a walk in the rain, catheter and all and just loved it. The pain didn't matter as the birds chirped, the rain fell and I was on the way to recovery.
best,
Ted
Background:
Age 55, two teens, very fit cyclist (avg 2000+ miles per year) and weight, diet, etc. consistent with good habits. Stressful job as attorney; very supporting wife who is helping me through every stage of this war.
Stats:
2006 PSA - 1.5
2007 PSA - 2.3
2008 PSA - 5.3 (18 mos.)
2009 Jan. 20 - Biopsy 12 samples
        Feb 3 Dx 2/12 samples positive, low volume  (5% and 7-10%)
Gleason 3+4, later downgraded by second opinion at Johns-Hopkins to 3+3, but "it's still PCa" as my Doc said.
Laproscopic surgery April 9,  University of KY Medical Center, Lexington, 3 days in hospital, catheter removal April 21.
Pathology: clear margins, no cancer in prostate: told that this is very rare and Doc has only seen it in 3 out of over 1400 cases; I rearched the concept of "vanishing cancer" and found a tumor classification of tP0 and asked Doc if it applied to me. He said that it was unlikely because if a pathologist had done a much more detailed analysis of the tissue, he would likely find more foci somewhere, and biopsy found "needle in the haystack as opposed to the tip of the iceberg"; Nevertheless, it is a blessing;
Regardless of the science, my family says "miracle."
Now working w/ post-surgery issues....
 

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