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   Posted 12/10/2009 1:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Being a very young employee working at NASA. I ate lunch with one other youngster and 3 very very very old employees. They were probably 62! I remember one day all 3 of them were having major prostate/plumbing problems. My young buddy and I sat there, rolled our eyes at each other, and couldn't wait to leave. Being brilliant young mathematicians, we obviously knew we could NEVER relate to this!
63 years old
PSA-- 3/08--2.90;  8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (Free PSA 24%), this after 45 days on cipro! DREs have always been normal.
History of BPH/prostatitis.
PCA-3 test: 75.9 (bad news, guaranteeing I have to do....):
Biopsy on 11/30/09
Biopsy Report—Prostate Cancer

5 out of 12 positive

Gleason 4+3. More specifically:

2 cores were 3+3 (one 5% and the other 30%) on one side. On the other side:

2 cores are 4+3 (5%)--

1 core 3+4 (30%)

no peri-neural invasion

prostate is 45 grams

Stage: T1C

 Latest: Have set up an appointment at Umich with surgeon, radiation guy, general medical oncologist on Monday, 12/14. Trying to also set up appointment with Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital. Looking at another reading of the slides.

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   Posted 12/10/2009 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Here is a thought I heard somewhere, think about in ancient times how do you deal with this problem (got uro-docs??? any docs???). You have to find relief somewhow or potentially die from kidney infections and such. Enter the neandrathal self remedies and wheel and axle...mans quest to fix something by his own methods. Probably had to do the math as to length needed, which meant trial and the inventor back then...he probably was the mechanic/doc for this proceedure (LOL).

Push a reed up your _____ opening and find relief via that method....makes a catheter appear as formal attire and ready for public use. (TMI- well maybe)
We have evolved...I think, therefore I am, I think.
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