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Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 10/20/2009 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Today was some improvement, took 47 minutes start to finish, they were short of help, and only had one operator per machine instead of the normal two.  Considering that, got out of there pretty good.
 
Tommorow will make the 1/3rd mark, somehow fractional ammouns always sound like more, lol.  And tommorow, I will have my delayed meeting with my Radiation Oncologist.
 
Least the cath has been flowing pretty decent today, but getting harsher spasms by the day, they are still no fun even when taking the Ditropan for them.  Don't think people are suppose to be on catheters all this time.  My poor bladder will never be the same, not happy with a hole poked through its side, lol.
 
Just trying to make the best of an unpleasant thing.
 
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.


Squirm
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 744
   Posted 10/20/2009 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
See David, you're already at the 1/3 mark!

Hopefully the radiation doc will be able to fully answer your concerns.

Cajun Jeff
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4119
   Posted 10/20/2009 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
David. Sounds lpike progress. Closer to the end...... I am glad that things went smother today for you.
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


Purgatory
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   Posted 10/20/2009 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah guys, not everyday can be bad, have to be some good ones in there
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.


IdahoSurvivor
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Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 10/21/2009 12:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi David,

I'm very glad to see that you are making progress.

Keep the faith!

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)


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 10/21/2009 7:05 AM (GMT -6)   
All I can do is repress my real feelings about the whole SRT thing and keep knocking it off one day at a 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% 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.


Modelshipwright
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 215
   Posted 10/21/2009 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Each day is a step forward David and you are taking them with courage. It will progress quickly and before you konw it you will be through the treatments. Keep us posted of your journey.

Keep well,
Regards,
Bill
Pre-Op:
 
Age 64. Diagnosed with Pca January 2009.
PSA 5.6, Gleason 3+3=6, T1c
 
Biopsy:
 
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.
 
Treatment choice:
 
Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy - September 29/09. 
Pre-op PSA down to 5.28 which I attribute to visualization techniques and a new vegetarian diet.
 
Post-Op:
 
Robotic Prostatectomy - 09/29/09, back home 10/02/09.
 
Pathology - 10/14/09  Gleason Score remained at 3+3 = 6 as it was when originally diagnosed. There were no positive margins. Tumors were found in both lobes and involved 3-5% of the prostate. There was no Seminal Vesicle, Perineural, Lymphovascular or Lymph node involvement, and the bladder neck was also cancer free. 
 
Continence
 
10/16/09 - 3-4 pads a day and working on pelvic floor exercises as prescribed.
 
Potency:
 
10/16/09 - Zip, nada
 
State of mind:
 
Excellent - always positive.
 
 


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 10/21/2009 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
THanks, Bill
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.


davazoll
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 10/21/2009 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hang in there, when I first logged onto this site at the start of my PCa journey you were always front and center with help and hope for us...that made you one of the good guys to us "newbies". You will handle this with good grace and humor and come out on top. 1/3 thru and hanging tough.
 
Dave in Bremerton WA.

Age 52 at Diagnosis (now 53)
PSA 2005 1.8
PSA 2008 4.25
Biopsy 1/09
4 of 12 cores positive 30-40% involved
Gleason 3+4=7
DaVinci: 2/24/09, performed by Dr Doug Southerland, Tacoma WA
nerve sparing both sides
cath removed: 3/3/09
path report: clear margins, negative lymph
3 month PSA May 09 <0.1
6 month PSA Aug 09 <0.1
Urine front: maintenance pad for emergency drips
ED still a battle


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 10/21/2009 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the encouragement, Dave. Not really tough, just in survival mode. Looks you like your stats are favorable at this time.

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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