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Jerry1
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 460
   Posted 10/27/2009 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
Well the good news is they were able to remove all the surgial clips without
much difficulty they knocked me out so I knew nothing.  My wife sope with the surgeon and it turned out there were 3 clips that were at the bladder neck he said they were completely out so no cutting.  There was some bleeding so they put in a cath and said if the urine cleared they would take it out.  It finally did but the surgeon stronly suggested we stay in Orlando over night and see him in the office the next day he said we were over 3 hours away and if anything happened he would feel better if we were close.  So we stayed and you guessed it was up 5 times during the night and each time going less and less by 6AM nothing and the worst pain I have felt.  Called the doctor they came right in did a ultrasound and said I was not emptying my bladder so had to put in a cath but by that time I was so happy because it relieved the pain right away.  So I am now home and going back on Friday to have the cath removed and staying over again to be sure.  All this time in Orlando and no time for Disney.     
Regarding the 0.3 PSA the doctor wants to repeat 2 weeks after the cath comes out and everything calms down said could be result of all the irriation.  Otherwise with my Path Report not likely to be local recurrance and does not feel radation would help.  We will decide after next PSA  
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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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25394
   Posted 10/27/2009 6:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Jerry, I definitely feel your pain. We are cath brothers, I am still on #8, 4 weeks on this one. Sorry you had to go through that, unless someone has been through a total urinary blockage, they have no idea about the pain level. I am sure when that cath made it to the bladder, it was such a pain relief. Been there too many times.

Hope when it comes out again, that you won't have to go through all that misery. My best to 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: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out  38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sessions/72 gys.


Jerry1
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 460
   Posted 10/27/2009 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Thanks David, I know you have been through this many times.  I started a new problem tonight the cath is leaking urine and blood around the tip of the penis.
Ever have this happen?  Not sure what to do I do not remember this last time around.  This is the problem when the surgeon is so far away.
 
Jerry
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
 

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