Hey Bedelia (Amelia),
When this episode in your life is done you'll be able to write a book.
I live in the Rochester area and have some recommendations - for and against - based upon conversations with others and OR nurses.
You can contact me through this site - use a fake address for privacy - like I do. For all I know you might be my neighbor and that would be embarrassing.
Check my stats below. I would have killed for numbers like your hubby.
Put Bedelia in your subject so I know it is not spam. I will reply with Worried Guy.
I just looked at earlier posts here and see that Goodlife told you to contact me. I agree with NY - Sooner. I had heard Dr. J J was the best and had him remove the walnut. At 3.5 months I am 3 pads per day incontinent with total ED but I was much further along the PCa trail than your husband.
I'm sucking air and as Martha Stewart says: "That's a good thing."
I have a do not use recommendation that I will give you in private.
DX Age 56
. First routine PSA test on April 8th: 17.8.
May PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: PSA: 23.2
. Biopsy 6/10/09
: 7/12 scores positive, Gleason 6=3+3. Bone scan and C/T scan negative. RP DaVinci -7/21/2009
@ Univ of Roch Medical Center
Left nerve gone, right partial spared. Catheter removed - 7/31/2009
Pathology report received:
Gleason 3+4=7 Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm
location: both lobes and apex. No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX Post Surgery Status: Potency -
10/31 3 months, Still no activity, nada, zip Incontinence -
8/20 4 full pads per day
. 9/7 3-4 full pads per day (I'm going to try cutting down on fluids. Bad idea. I know.)
9/17 2 months: Still 3 pads per day.
10/31 14 weeks: Still 3 pads per day. At this rate I'll be fine in 2012.Post Surgery PSA -
9/3 6 weeks- 0.05, 10/13 3 months- 0.04 undetectable.
Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 11/3/2009 7:27:25 AM (GMT-7)