Recovering & Waiting for Path Report

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O Buddy Boy
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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 10/13/2009 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
The Mrs. works at the local Urology Clinic.

She bugged me about going to the free screening during awareness week. "What would people think if the husband of the head nurse doesn't attend. I'd missed the last couple of years because of work. PSA at GP was within margins, plus I have a history of prostate infections -- so I hadn't been.

Spilled milk.

<appreciation for nagging wife here>

Anyway, ten days later she is sitting on the other side of the table: with the patient.

Surgeon tells me the core distribution was so unusual that it was unique. That concerned us both. Mostly low concentrations of 6+6, with two cores in my right mid at 3+4.

I knew the surgeon's partners socially and remember how they were impressed with his Da Vinci resume, so I was comfortable with his skills. Wife, with 25+ years of surgical experience had seen so many scarred up radiation treatments that she leaned heavily toward RALP. Couldn't get in that Friday, went the next.

Prostate was all foamy inside and I lost over 300mL of blood. Doc said he saw no nodules in lymph nodes, but we wait for path report on Thursday.

Did get a partial erection two days after surgery. Hurt with the catheter in. Wonder if that was real or like phantom pain amputees report. Any input would be appreciated on that score.

Still more sore than expected. Going to walk the dogs in a moment.

55 yo
DRE: Susp
PSA: 3.5
Gleason: 3+4/7
6/12 Cores Positive
1%, 3%, 8%, 15%, 12%
RALP: 10/0/09
PATH: Not back yet

Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4848
   Posted 10/13/2009 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   

Welcome to the site and sorry you have to be here.

I too started my journey thanks to a free screening during awareness week.

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.

Cajun Jeff
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4119
   Posted 10/13/2009 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Buddy Boy, Welcome to the other side.  With a wife in the biz you should be able to get all the advise you need.  In the event you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.  We are all brothers on the PC Web. 
Happy healing.  Keep us posted on the path report.
Jeff T
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

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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 10/13/2009 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   

Welcome to HW and to the other side of surgery, the recovery side.

I had a few boners with a catheter in place, not something I would reccomend to anyone to attempt, whether they can or cant.
For the first two months after surgery, I honestly put sex thoughts out of my mind and concentrated on major healing.

Hope you continue to do well.

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 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sessions/72 gys.

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