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MMc2
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   Posted 11/14/2009 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a penile catheter in place due to urinary retention (most likely caused by BPH).  I'd love to get to the gym and jog on the treadmill for a 1/2 hour at about 5 miles/hr, my usual routine.   Can I remove the leg bag, and plug the catheter while I do it?  Attach the catheter to my leg with a Curad bandaid in the meantime.
Thanks for any advice,
M.

geezer99
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   Posted 11/14/2009 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
This sounds like a clear case of don't do it without asking your doctor.
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


Paul1959
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   Posted 11/14/2009 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't imagine doing that. The penis gets pretty beat up and raw with just lying around. Plugging the catheter won't work. It will just leak out around it. Certainly walk 5 miles, but the jostling would lead to some pretty sore parts eventually. Just my thoughts.
46 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
10/07 PSA 5.06 (Biopsy 11/07 1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report: Stage T2cNxMx
-Gleason (3+3)6
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.) Never a problem since.
ED - at one year, ED is fine with viagra.
One year PSA - undectable!

ED Website: www.FrankTalk.org - frank discussions of Erectile Dysfunction - check it out.


Worried Guy
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   Posted 11/14/2009 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
First --- I am not a Doc so ignore my advice. But, I am an Engineer and understand the laws of physics.
Here are some data points for you and you can decide if it is ok or not. .
Now, my bladder will hold 360 ml before I start feeling that "have to pee" pain. My world record back in my youth was 700ml after a few beers.
I produce about 1200-1500 ml in a day. Most of it durng the day. Call it about 100 ml /hour .
So theroetically I should be able to store 3 hours safely.

Now let's do a sense check. I have used an incontinece clamp a few times now which bacsically does the same thing as pinching off the catheter. I can easily go an hour no problem and then will pee quite forcefully when released.

Also, back when I was wearing a catheter, I pinched the soft rubber tubing with a clothes pin for 30 minutes a couple of times when I was washing my bag. No problem.

Given the above data, I'll leave it to you to decide if it is safe or not.
Don't end up like Tycho Brahe. Set a timer!
Jeff
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.


Purgatory
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   Posted 11/14/2009 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
As a long term catheter wearer, 45 days on this one, 9 caths in the past year, I would not job wearing any kind of catheter. Could cause a lot of chafing and rubbing, and would probably encourage bleeding in the bag. Slow walking modest distances is one thing, jogging is another. But to be sure, would ask your doctor, but bet money in advance a doctor would say no.
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


60Michael
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   Posted 11/14/2009 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
MMc2
I dont know the answer to that question, but if you are able to do that your one heck of a man. The advise the others gave you seems to be head on. I love my running but I would wait until the cath is gone. Best to you and hope you can get back to running soon.
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


jerseycity
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   Posted 11/14/2009 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
sounds like crazy talk. I'm a runner also. Take your time. Start with walks. Don't plug anything that may unplug itself.
 3-17- 8 went to Bruce Springsteen concert , great time
3-18-8 routine exam
3-19 doctor called said psa was elevated
what's a psa?
referred to Uro, had several more blood tests.
PSA steady at 4.75
biopsy  June 08 , 12 cores, 4 on left confirmed , right clear
gleason 3 + 3 T1c
research time.
decieded on open RP, Head of Uro  is my Doctor
Surgery done 10-1-8 by Dr See at Frodoret Hospital in Milwaukee
Cathater out 10-13 no problems
Post op,  organ confined, gleason up to 4 + 3, all clear margins
T2c 20% volume, very good outcome I feel
Incontinent and ED.  Time will tell, was told all nerves  saved.
back to work 11-5-8.
 3,6,9 month psa <0.04 one year <0.04
still use 1 pad per day
 
Walked thru the darkness on the edge of town.


geezer99
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   Posted 11/14/2009 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
OMG Jeff is right to remind you of Tycho -- a stubborn old Dane who died rather than letting his pee flow free. On the other hand it makes me wonder about Jeff's credentials. Engineers ( I R 1) don't know zip about the history of science
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


Worried Guy
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   Posted 11/15/2009 6:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Geezer,
Sometimes we engineers read more than just technical texts - Shhh, don't tell anyone. Supposedly in 1601 ole' Tycho decided it would be too rude to get up from a banquet table to relieve himself and his bladder burst. He died 11 days later.
Like PCa there is some controversy about his diagnosis. His body was even exhumed in 1901.
No matter what they found/find, I like the idea of the burst bladder and figure, he just needed a pair of Depend Undergarments with a boost pad. (Like me during this Thanksgiving dinner.)

Jeff
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.


MMc2
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   Posted 11/15/2009 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys.
I'll wait till it's out.
MMcC

Purgatory
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   Posted 11/15/2009 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Unless your dr specifally tells you different, still feel that is sound advice.
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


Worried Guy
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   Posted 11/15/2009 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
A wise move indeed. Relax. Tycho B's spirit is greatly relieved - pun intended.
Jeff

jacketch
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   Posted 11/15/2009 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
"Recent investigations have suggested that Tycho did not die from urinary problems but instead from mercury poisoning—extremely toxic levels of it have been found in hairs from his moustache"

A most interesting individual Tycho Brahe was. He owned a tame moose, kept a dwarf as a court jester and lost part of his nose in a duel when he was 20.

On the subject of jogging with a Foley catheter in place: Although I agree on the above warnings, I would think that possible damage done to the interior of the bladder by the Foley balloon while jogging might be reason not to do it.

One alternative would be to self catheterize. At one point several years ago I had a problem passing urine and ended up with a Foley for several months. Because I whined and cried to the urologist at each visit he finally agreed to remove the Foley and let me self catheterize. I did it about 4-5 times a day for about 5 weeks at which point I was able to pass urine with little problem.
62yo
V10.46 Dx Feb-09
RRP 5-5-09
No adverse SE
PSA 6-19-09 -0-
PSA 9-21-09 -0-
 
Thriving, not just surviving!
 


MMc2
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   Posted 11/17/2009 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Actually, started jogging again on the treadmill at my Fitness Club.  Talked with the nurse who put the catheter in.  She said it'd be OK to plug the catheter for up to 3 or 4 hours or so.  Said I could probably buy a catheter plug at any medical supplies store.  Unfortunately not so.   So ordered some from the web.  In the meantime, plugged the catheter with the stopper for my leg bag, which works fine, and adhesive tape the catheter spout to my leg with the spout up, on a comfortable level.  Stays put.  Put a couple of wash-cloths in my running shorts to keep things kind of in place, and I'm good to go.  No problems so far (gone twice for about 45 minutes).  No discomfort or irritation.  And it feels good to get the exercise, work up a sweat.  Change at home first, but shower discreetly at the gym when done, and reattach the leg bag.
Hey, I could live like this, but hope I don't have to for long...

Born 1939.  Last 10 years, PSA 2.5 to 8.4, 3 biopsies, all negative thankfully.  PSA steady for the last 4 years about 6.5.  No more biopsies.
Defiinite BPH.  Hopefully the cause of recent urinary retention, relieved by catheter.  (Nice to sleep thru the night, there's always a bright side...)
Seeing my urologist as soon as I can get an appt.


60Michael
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   Posted 11/18/2009 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
That is great that you can do that although most of us probably should not. But if it is working and you have no problems then by all means enjoy those runs and look forward to the day of the run with no cath.
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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   Posted 11/18/2009 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
MM, I guess you fall in the category, if there's a will, there's a way.

Still wearing a catheter a full year after surgery, this time and SP of course, too sore to even imagine jogging with either type of catheter in place. Even walking around a major store like a Wal-Mart, will wear me down, and often cause bleeding from the chafing of the tube.

Good luck to you.

I was given a brand new bicycle in August, and haven't been cath free long enough to even sit on it, let alone ride it. Still has all the tags on it.

Enjoy your jogging.

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
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery
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


LV-TX
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   Posted 11/18/2009 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Jogging with the catheter in place....I am not worthy, I am not worthy...you are a man's man.

I am just amazed...I had one heck of a time just walking let alone running.

Kuddos to you!
You are beating back cancer, so hold your head up with dignity
 
Les
 
Age 58 at Diagnosis
Oct 2006 - PSA 2.6 - DRE Normal
May 2008 - PSA 4.6 - DRE Normal / TRUS normal
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral w/PNI - Gleason (3+3)6 Stage T1C
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1, 2008 - Gleason 7 (3+4) Staged pT2c NO MX - Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
PSA 5 week Oct 2008 <.05
                   3 month Jan 2009 .06
                   6 month Apr 2009 .06
                   9 month Jul  2009 .08
                 12 month Oct 2009 .09 


Rolerbe
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   Posted 11/19/2009 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
60Michael said...
MMc2
I dont know the answer to that question, but if you are able to do that your one heck of a man.

 
Hear, hear!  I was thinking the same thing!  Such a thought would not have even entered my mind when I was on the cath.
51 YO
PSA at Dx: 8.2
DaVinci RALP: 10/31/08 -- Great MD in New Haven, CT
Negative margins, no extra-capsular involvement
One nerve spared
PSA at 0 for just over a year now.
 
 


Purgatory
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   Posted 11/19/2009 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Pain, blood in the cath bags, and weariness would have kept that from being even a fanciful thought to me. Been on this SP catheter for 50 days straight right now, and thats not counting the 101 other catheter days I was on in the last year. I barely walk slowly in this rig, couldn't imagine walking fast, skipping, jogging, or out right running. You would find me on the ground in 3 minutes flat, lol.
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
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery
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


English Alf
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   Posted 11/19/2009 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
How educated we all are!


If healthy then Tyco B's bladder would not have ruptured from being over full due to consciously trying not to pee, the sphincter would simply have opened long before the bladder was at risk of rupture. It could however that he had something else rupture in his lower abdomen which gave him an ache that felt like an uncomfortably full bladder and it would clearly have coincided with a full bladder. His bladder could also have been infected already and damaged, or perhaps he had a stone stuck, then that really could have made things bad.

There are historical tricks recorded with regard to avoiding leaving the table etc. for a pee. eg priests from the Pope down who got through those long masses thanks to a container suspended under their vestments. And the actor David Niven was once helped out of his difficulties during an Mess dinner when he was in the Army thanks to a steward who placed an empty champagne bottle under his chair, and many men learnt how to pee into their boots. The real trick they had to master of course was to be able to pee into a container silently!



When I had my catheter in I could not even walk fast without the balloon banging against the inside of my bladder which gave me most unpleasant sensations. After the catheter came out I found walking fine and could soon manage three or four miles in an hour. I was very glad when I could get back on my bicycle though, but even that is still not 100% okay as very often when I get off the muscles I've been sitting on have a little rest and there is a tiny leak. And it's also not been as easy to feel comfortable on the bike since the weather got a bit colder.



Alfred

Purgatory
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   Posted 11/19/2009 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Alf,

My brand new bicycle from August still sits there and teases me. Mfg. and price tags still hanging from it. Shiny new. From talking to my rad. oncologist yesterday, if all goes well, and depending on how my uro/surgeons decides to do things, I can hope that I will be finally catheter free in Mid to Late January 2010.

By then, however, will be in the coldest part of winter here, so the bicycle may have to wait till spring. By then, perhaps I will be enough post radiation to have some strength back.

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
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery
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


MMc2
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   Posted 12/2/2009 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all the kind words, guys.  Believe me, I'm no hero re: jogging with the cath in.  I'm pretty darn lucky that I've suffered no discomfort.  If I did, I'd be the first to quit!
 
Went for a bladder test about a week ago (cystometry).  Still couldn't urinate, so still have cath in.  Doctor says I've got bladder distension, which will take a while to heal up.  Next week they'll teach me to self catherize myself, and gradually restore bladder function ???   Nurses had trouble putting a cath in themselves after my test!
 
Not at all sure that's the root of the problem, which I believe is (hopefully) simply BPH.  I mean, what the heck, how did my bladder get distended in the first place?  I'll discuss things with my urologist (finally, I get to see him!!) who's not a specialist in bladder problems, like, I presume, the doctor above.  Re: the catheter, there's also temporary and permanent prostatic stent options I'm going to look into.
 
Best to you all.
 
Born 1939.  Last 10 years, PSA 2.5 to 8.4, 3 biopsies, all negative thankfully.  PSA steady for the last 4 years about 6.5.  No more biopsies.
Defiinite BPH.  Hopefully the cause of recent urinary retention, relieved by catheter.  (Nice to sleep thru the night, there's always a bright side...)
Seeing my urologist as soon as I can get an appt.


Purgatory
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   Posted 12/2/2009 1:58 PM (GMT -6)   
MMc2,

I am well versed in the blockage issues. Sorry you are still on a catheter. Be careful about the self cath routine, some of us can handle it, and some of us can't. If you feel you can't do it on a regular basis without difficulty, then I would opt to stay on a catheter. Or if it looks like you might be talking about months, like in my case, you might want to discuss having a Suprapubic Catheter put in like I have, at least it doesnt come out your penis. My uro/surgeon is not a fan of the stents you mentioned, my wife and I discussed that with him, he said they have a bad habit of becoming inbedded in place, and when they are removed, they can cause perm. incontinence.

Please keep me posted of your situation. I can definitely feel for you. Today is day 63 on this catheter, going to have it changed out for a new one next Monday.

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
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery
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


MMc2
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   Posted 12/2/2009 11:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks David.
Didn't know about the Suprapubic Catheter or the possible post problems with the prostatic stents.  Heard from my urologist's secretary today (a surprise).  Tentatively scheduled me for an operative procedure on January 14th.  (Are they that busy?)  A TURP of some kind?  I assume he and the other doctors who have attended me at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA, got around to discussing my case, and decided that's the best course of action.  Sounds right to me.  Although, geez, do I perhaps have a tumor, elevated PSA or what?  Had an appointment in any case with him next week, which the secretary didn't seem to know about.  I'll find out then.
Thanks again,
MMcC
Born 1939.  Last 10 years, PSA 2.5 to 8.4, 3 biopsies, all negative thankfully.  PSA steady for the last 4 years about 6.5.  No more biopsies.
Defiinite BPH.  Hopefully the cause of recent urinary retention, relieved by catheter.  (Nice to sleep thru the night, there's always a bright side...)
Seeing my urologist as soon as I can get an appt.

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