Will be starting Oncology Rehab after all

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Purgatory
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   Posted 12/8/2009 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I have re-thought the idea of going through the Oncology Rehab Program at my local hospital, and have an apppointment next Monday afternoon to go and have an accessment for the program.  It is suppose to last 10 weeks in the first phase, they do have a second 10 phase II, but rather not think about that.
 
THey already know I am still with catheter, and said they could  start me out with upper body re-hab until I can be cath free, and then work on the lower half.  THey realize I will have some physical limitation in my current condition.
 
I need to do this to help myself get back into some kind of decent shape.  Been out of the health loop for over a year now with all these aggervating setbacks and such.
 
Ten years ago, post radiation, I went through nearly a year of re-hab with a different hospital, at the time, it really helped give my life back to some useful function again.
 
Will keep all posted about this program.
 
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, Cath #9 in 35 days, 12/7/9 - Cath #10 in place


Sephie
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   Posted 12/8/2009 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
David, what is oncology rehab? Specifically, what will it entail in your situation? Is it sort of like physical therapy to help you get your groove back?
Husband diagnosed in 2/2008 at age 57 with stage T1c. Robotic surgery performed 3/2008. Stage upgraded to T3a (single small EPE in posterior left). Perineural tumor infiltration present. Apex margin, bladder neck and SV negative. Final Gleason 3+4 SA. PSA: 0.0 til July 2009. August 2009 PSA was 0.1, in September it was 0.3 Met with radiation oncologist, CT scan and bone scan clean. Third PSA on October 16 - PSA BACK TO UNDETECTABLE! Next PSA scheduled for early December. No radiation treatment at this time!


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 12/8/2009 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Buddy, Last post I read on this is the the cost was going to keep you out. Has something been worked out there as well? What exactly do they do in oncology rehab? I have never heard of this. I guess I am just full of questions today. Are you feeling in better today?
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.


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 12/8/2009 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Buddy, Last post I read on this is the the cost was going to keep you out. Has something been worked out there as well? What exactly do they do in oncology rehab? I have never heard of this. I guess I am just full of questions today. Are you feeling in better today?

On a side note, Pat and I have made a quick trip to Nashville to enjoy a bit of country music and view Opre Land Hotel, as well as the ICE exibit.  We are haveing a great time will be back home on Thursday evening.

 

Your buddy in PC

Jeff T

Cajun Country


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.

Post Edited (corvetteman3) : 12/8/2009 3:06:04 PM (GMT-7)


Purgatory
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   Posted 12/8/2009 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Sephie ,exactly, it is physical rehab, some dietary help, to help offset radiation treatments and the fatigue that comes with it.

Jeff, lots of women go through this same program with breast cancer treatments. When I went years ago, it was probably 80% woman, got real use to seeing bald headed women. Met some wonderful people. Yes, right now money issue is ok for the program.

Nashville, well at least you are getting closer to me, just come across in NC then over the mountains and you are here

I was feeling somewhat better this morning, but like a fool, pushed myself too much and now sore as hades, lot of blood in the bag, was on my feet too much. I just cant lay around and do nothing.

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, Cath #9 in 35 days, 12/7/9 - Cath #10 in place

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