SRT 28 out of 39 - Wednesday

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Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 11/11/2009 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
After giving me a day yesterday of lesser pains and discomforts, the pain gods struck me with vengence today.  Been a day of extreme soreness, tiredness (despite sleeping fine last night), many bloody catheter bags, and several dozen spasms.
 
The treatment was about a 30 minute affair today, but it took both women to help this old man back upright, it was so sore at the SP catheter site.
 
Had plans to do a few things this afternoon, but headed home, for some meds, and some r/r
 
Thought of having to do this even two more times this week makes me ill.  But  I don't have to be there till tommorow afternoon.
 
Soon as my meds kick in, probably won't be so on edge.

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 sess/72 gys cath #8 33 days, 11/2- SP Cath #9 in place


geezer99
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 990
   Posted 11/11/2009 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
First of all, thanks for keeping us up to date. It is not a fun read and probably not a fun write, but we appreciate the advance scouting from a place we hope never to go.

We all reach out our strength to you.

P.S As I remember r/r mostly involves booze and women. If this is not what you mean, please don't disillusion us.
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


pa69
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 260
   Posted 11/11/2009 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi David,
Your journey is taking you down a tough road that I don't think I could handle. I hope the road gets a little better soon for you.

Best wishes,
Bob
Age 70, First ever PSA 7.8 taken June 2008, Biopsy July 2008, 10 of 12 cores positive, Gleason 3+3=6
da Vinci surgery December 10, 2008, catheter removed December 29 2008
St. Lukes Hospital, Bethlehem, Pa.
Dr. Frank Tamarkin
Prostate weight 73.0 grams, Gleason 3+3=6, stage pT3a
Tumor locations: right anterior apex, right posterior apex to mid
left anterior mid to base, left posterior apex to mid
extensive perineural invasion in right anterior apex, right and left posterior apex to mid
seminal vesicles negative
Four PSA tests undetectable, latest Oct 30


Cajun Jeff
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4119
   Posted 11/11/2009 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh David, How I wish this would be just a bit easier for you. However I kind of like the R/R....Booze and Women.....Well take a nap and dream of that.

Take care my buddy..

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
1year psa <0.01
ED- 5 mg Cialis daily, pump daily, going to try MUSE next. Next step injections.


Squirm
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 744
   Posted 11/11/2009 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
You're almost there David! Then you'll be on the real road to recovery! Just hang in there a little while longer.

60Michael
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2243
   Posted 11/11/2009 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
There is not a word that I could say that would help with the pain and fatigue. Take those meds to help your mind and body and know that we are thinking of you.
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive
59 yo when diagnosed
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
Margins not involved
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
8/5 1 depend at night only
 started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Great family
Michael


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 11/11/2009 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
geezer, lets see, havent drank in 37 years, been married to same redhead for 36 years, so my r/r must mean something different, actually meant taking small pain med and getting off my feet.

bob, hope you never need this path, and if you do, hope and pray it would be easy for you.

thanks, jeff, my good friend

squirm, thanks for the good word

michael, thanks, knowing that really helps get through another day.
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 sess/72 gys cath #8 33 days, 11/2- SP Cath #9 in place


Modelshipwright
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 215
   Posted 11/11/2009 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey David,

Thanks for the daily update. It must be a struggle for you to do this and you need to know that it is appreciated. We need to hear that you are getting through this.

Keep well,
Regards,
Bill

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 11/11/2009 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Bill, thanks, not really any trouble, its nice to feel like you exist when you are going through something like this.
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 sess/72 gys cath #8 33 days, 11/2- SP Cath #9 in place


pigeonflyer
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 85
   Posted 11/12/2009 7:27 AM (GMT -6)   
good morning david     try to have a good day at rad.will be thinking about you. your one more day closer to the end of this painful ordeal.      neil

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 11/12/2009 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you neil, just now getting up and about. Be so very glad to be on the recovery side of this ordeal. Be nice to wake up that first Monday in December and know that I don't have to go to the clinic, again.
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 sess/72 gys cath #8 33 days, 11/2- SP Cath #9 in place

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