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   Posted 11/4/2009 11:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't want to usurp the moderators job, but I noticed a fellow Canadian making a first post in another thread and as he has a question I thought I'd copy and paste into a new thread.   Buzzd said:
Greetings men...I had robotic prostatectomy on 7/14 this summer and all went fairly well...Here I am some 15 weeks after surgery and still have fairly regular blood in my urine. Full urinary control but often quite real sign of sexual function returning yet but.we'll see. I am 55 years old Post op gleason score 3/4. Post oppathology was very successful with all cancer contained to the prostate with no invasion of any other tissue or glands and all surgical margins were negative.
Does anyone else have the same or other continuious bleeding issues?
Any redsponse would be apreciated
Buzz in Vancouver BC

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  less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23 test again less than 0.02
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues, but better every week. 
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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 11/4/2009 11:14 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for your interst sleepless...I need all the help I can get to understand the recovery process. My first thought is Yikes...another cancer..Have a cystoscopy planned for tomorrow and will know more then

Live strong


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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 215
   Posted 11/5/2009 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Buzz,

My experience with bleeding is one occurence since catheter removal three weeks ago. It was a fair amount of blood with some clots and it cleared up after the one event. My post-op instructions from the surgeon in London Ontario mentioned that blood and clots could appear as the bladder neck and urethra heal. I am not sure how long that would continue, so maybe it is time to call your surgeon and get an opinion.

Keep well,
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.

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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 664
   Posted 11/5/2009 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Buzzd...

I’m relative new in this area myself. My observations about this site include the fact that a large number of extremely caring and very well informed individuals are willing ready and most able to comment on questions. I also like the fact that at least several members have the respect of each other to be able to openly question a comment and discuss different opinions. I have been blessed in finding this place and plan to be a frequent visitor. This is day 4 post op for me and because of what I learned here I feel that my recovery has been as smooth as possible. Good luck to you. On another note does anybody remember a thread line on “sneezing”. Just in case anybody wonders……Sneezing post-operatively is bad. lol
Age: 51 years,
Overall Health: Excellent

PSA: 08/31/2009 6.8

DRE: 09/10/2009 "nothing really" ????

BXY: Scheduled at 08:30 on 09/24/2009


Cores 10 of 12 positive

SURG: da Vinci November 2 2009 Wash U- Barnes Hospital

Worried Guy
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   Posted 11/5/2009 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome buzzd
I had my DaVinci party on 7/21, a week after you. I only had blood for about a week and it went into the catheter bag. Once cathy and I were divorced I don't recall any blood on my pee pads.

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Look at the blue bar that goes across the screen and click the "control panel " button. then click "Edit Profile". Don't include any personal info that will identify you. You can also include an email address so people can get in touch. HW offers anonymous email as does gmail, hotmail, yahoo, etc. I have never received any spam from this site.
Good luck with your journey. Looks like you're way ahead of me on the incontinence issue. Great!
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.

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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 11/5/2009 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I would say 15 weeks is a little long. Sounds like you already have a plan. Good idea.

Welcome to the forum. Hope we can help !
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved  pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free  6 week PSA  <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED.  Trimix injections

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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 990
   Posted 11/6/2009 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I think you right on track by having your doc take a look at it. It is not common to need additional repair but every doc has 1 or 2 per hundred surgeries. You should also take some comfort in remembering that it takes very little blood to produce brightly colored urine.

Keep us posted.
Age at diagnosis 66, PSA 5.5
Biopsy 12/08 12 cores, 8 positive
Gleason 3+4=7
CAT scan, Bone scan 1/09 both negative.

Robotic surgery 03/03/09 Catheter Out 03/08/09
Pathology: Lymph nodes & Seminal vesicles negative
Margins positive, Capsular penetration extensive Gleason 4+3=7
6 weeks: 1 pad/day, 1 pad/night -- mostly dry at night.
10 weeks: no pad at night -- slight leakage day/1 pad.
3 mo. PSA 0.0 - now light pads
6 mo. PSA 0.00 -- 1 light pad/day

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