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LuvMyDAD
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   Posted 12/30/2009 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, my father just completed open RP on Dec 21.
I know its the holidays but we have not heard about anything from pathology yet. I am getting anxious because a family friend performed the surgery (great urologist in NY), and I am worried he is waiting till after the new year to tell us what is going on...
 
How long did it take any of you to hear pathology results after your surgery?
 
Thanks guys and Happy Holidays!
LuvMyDAD

Opa N
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   Posted 12/30/2009 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   
My Uro/surgeon waitied to give me the bad news (pT3b) until my appointment to have the catheder removed. I believe most doctors want to go over the path report face-to-face, no matter whether the news is bad or good. My path report was dated the day after surgery.
Roger
 

 Age 67 at diagnosis. Treated for coronary artery disease (CAD) since 1998, and under control with medications.

2/6/09              Routine physical, with DRE and PSA Test. PSA 4.02. Referred to Uro

4/20/09            TRUS  w/needle biopsy

4/23/09            Diagnosis PCa with Gleason 4+3 in 2/2 cores, Gleason 3+3 in 5/10 cores.

                        CT scan and Bone Scan both negative. Stage T2C.

8/27/09            DaVinci RP at WakeMed Cary NC with Dr. Tortora. Discharged 8/28.

9/8/09              Catheder removed. Path post-surgery confirms PCa, with Gleason 3+3 with scattering of 4. Positive margins in L & R posterior, R and L seminal vesicles, with perineural invasion.  Stage pT3b.

9/30/09            PSA Post-Op <0.01. Met w/Uro/Surgeon to review surgery and path report. Referred to Prostate Oncologist and Radiation Oncologist. Appointments set for 10/8.

10/8/09            Met w/ both oncologists. Adjuvant Combination Therapy to begin ASAP.

10/21/09          First Lupron injection. 30 mg dose (4 month)

11/2/09            PSA 2-month <0.01. Cystoscope w/calibration and dilation to remove scar tissue from urethra. Big relief.

12/18/09          psa 4-Month <0.01 undetectable. MRI/CT scan set for 1/5/10 for IMRT planning. RT to begin week of 1/11/09. Anticipate 64-66 grays over 32-33 treatments. 

 

Initial incontinence pretty bad, starting w/6 Depends pants/day. Gradually getting better, with dramatic reduction in leakage around 9/20. Currently on 1 pad during the day and one at night (for security). Actually totally dry at night.

 

 

 


Worried Guy
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   Posted 12/30/2009 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I found out when I had the catheter removed. 10 days. No sense going to the Uro twice. I know the waiting is nerve-wracking but a few days either way would not have made a difference in my treatment. (I found out I was pT3a. Oh well...)
Jeff
DX Age 56. First routine PSA test on April 8th: 17.8. Start 2 weeks of Cipro to rule out protatitis.
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.
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive.
No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX
Post Surgery Status:
Potency - 12/11 5 months, Still no activity, zip. Using pump daily since 11/11. No effect with 20 mg of Cialis or 100 mg of Viagra. Shots next?
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.)
. 9/27 2 months: Still 3 pads per day.
11/14 4 months: Still 3 pads per day. 420ml/day, 91 um leak.
12/11 5 months: Still 3 pads per day. 400-450ml/day Experimenting with Nyquil for 10 days: Can sleep through the night but withdrawal is bad. Stopped 12/20.
Post Surgery PSA - 9/3 6 weeks - 0.05; 10/13 3 months - 0.04 undetectable.


James C.
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   Posted 12/30/2009 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
14 days, at catheter removal, like the rest says...
James C. Age 62
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
4/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS 3/3=6
9/07 Nerve sparing open RRP 110gms.- Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Stg. pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
24 mts: PSA's: .04 each test since surgery, ED Continues-Bimix .3ml PRN or Trimix .15ml PRN


Colin45
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   Posted 12/30/2009 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Not much help to you but I got the path report on the second day I was in the hospital (open surgery) but that is how it is done in Thailand very little waiting for any reports
 
 
Age 64 From UK now in Thailand Baby boy born 2/14/2009
First PSA was showing 9.73 on 1/21/09.   on 5/7/09 PSA 9.78  Free PSA 0.83   Free:Total  PSA 0.08 
1/28/09 Biopsy carried out 12 core results show no adenocarcinoma
5/15/0924 Core biopsy results Gleason'S Grade 3+2=5
Involving approx 30% of one out of 12 cores on each side no perineural or angiolymphatic invation identified
One side PIN High Grade Bone scan clear 
Open surgery 7/27/09
Prostate Gland weighting 34 grms lost one nerve bundle
Gleason upgraded to 3+3 Tumour not close to prostatic capsule Seminal Vesicles not involved by Tumour 6 Lymph Nodes negative for Malignant cells
First PSA Nov 2009 was 0.06 Continence 99% occasional stress dribbles no ED from first day after catheter removed


Purgatory
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   Posted 12/30/2009 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Got mine 10 days after surgery, when staples removed from open Surgery. Cath didnt come out till 63 days after surgery.

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
Post SRT PSA:
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 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 in place


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 12/30/2009 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Five business days after surgery. Waiting is the worst part! Best wishes for a clean report!
Father's Age DX 62 (now 64)
Original Gleason 3+4=7, Post-Op Gleason- 4+3=7,
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin, One positive node. T3a N1 M0.
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07, Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yrs
Radiation March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
July 2, 08 PSA <.02
Oct. 10, 08 PSA <.02
Oct. 9, 09 PSA <.01 Last Lupron Shot
Praying for a cured dad.

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Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 12/30/2009 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the result 8 dates after surgery when I had the catheter removed.
Age: 67 at Dx on 12/30/08
PSA 9/05 1.15; 8/06 1.45; 12/07 2.41; 8/08 3.9; 11/08 3.5 free PSA 11%
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4) and (4+5)
Negative CT scan and bone scan done on 1/16
Robotic surgery performed 2/9/09 Dr Fagin, Austin TX
Pathology report:
Prostate weighed 57 grams size:5.2 x 5.0 x 4.9 cm
Posterior lateral lesions measuring 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm showing focal capsular penetration over a distance of 3mm.
Prostatic adenocarciroma accounts for approx. 10-20% of the hemisphere.
Gleason 4+4
both nerve bundles removed,
pT3a Nx Mx, Negative margins
seminal vesicles clean, lymph nodes: not dissected
continent after 4 months
8 weeks PSA test 4/7/09 result <0.1
5 months PSA test 7/9/09 result <0.1
8 months PSA test 10/9/09 result <0.1


Sephie
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   Posted 12/30/2009 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Our surgeon called us 4 days after surgery to give us the path report. When we went in a week later to have the staples and catheter removed, we got a print out of the report.
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. PSA: 0.0 til July 2009. August 2009- 0.1, September 0.3, October back to 0.0, December 0.0. Thank you God!


RacingOyster
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   Posted 12/30/2009 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I went over the pathology report with my urologist while I was still in the hospital, on the third day after surgery. I got a printed copy when I had my first post-op office visit a week later.
Living in the northern Atlanta suburbs.
Good health and no symptoms when my annual physical uncovered an elevated PSA.
Diagnosis at age 55: PSA 4.6 - positive biopsy 3 of 12 cores - Gleason 3+3=6.
open Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with bilateral lymphadenectomy on 6/18/2009.
Pathology report after surgery showed negative margins, cancer contained in capsule
(60 gram sample, Gleason 3+3=6, T2c N0 MX).
PSA at 4 months after surgery <0.1 (all other problems are minor considering being cancer-free).
Catheters required on-and-off for 34 days after surgery due to recurring urinary retention.
Anal fissure due to trauma to rectum healed on its own after 12 weeks.
Scheduled for repair of Spigelian Hernia due to tearing of abdominal muscles during RRP.
Used my last pad 20 weeks after surgery, 15 weeks after the last catheter.
Taking Cialis for ED with no joy so far.


tatt2man
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   Posted 1/6/2010 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
well, now I am worried .... I go see the doctor tomorrow to get the pathology report

- after surgery - I was told by nurse - it would take two days - when I told that to my doctor, he said - two weeks
-three weeks later when the catheter came out - the doctor said the report was not in yet and it would be ready on Jan 7, 2010 - another 4 weeks -
-so it has been 7 weeks since the surgery

-I am a pessimist ( expect a "d" in a school test and be pleased with a "c" or a "b") and feel that things are worse than originally thought due to rushing of the PR - initially 3 weeks after diagnosis changed to 6 weeks - hard mass on both lobes ( digital exam) and 6 of 12 biopsy samples cancerous (gleason 7) both lobes and enlarged prostate...
- will update you tomorrow
hugs
BRONSON
.............
Age: 54 - openly gay - with common-law spouse of 13 years, Steve - 59
.................
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Biospies: October 8, 2009 - 12 specimens taken rectally
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Catheter: in November 18 - out December 8, 2009
Incontinence: Life brand - Male Guards - extra absorbant - one for day - one for night - leaking on standing, quick movement, walking up stairs -
Incontinence Exercises: standing Kegel excercises - pelvic thrust (ala Rocky Horror Show Time Warp Dance) 20 reps x 5 times daily
Post Surgery Biopsy: - n/a - get results January 7, 2010 -
Post Surgery PSA: - n/a
ED:- some difficulty before surgery - after surgery - loss of length - 1-2" - some arousal 4 weeks after surgery - girth increase but not length
ED Therapy: use of water-based Bathmate pump - increase in girth and a little in length -
ED Prescription: n/a
...........
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
............


Purgatory
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   Posted 1/6/2010 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
bronosn, while waiting 7 weeks for a pathology report on such a major surgery is totally unacceptable by any standards, I don't think you can assume its because of bad news. Aggervation, aside, I hope the news, when you get it, is favorable. You are owed more than an apology in my opinion.

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
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12
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 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 in place


MaxBuck
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   Posted 1/6/2010 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Bronson, that 7-week delay is clearly a result of that there nationalized medicine you all have up there in the Great White Socialist North! devil

Just a little black humor there. Seriously, it would be a huge surprise to me if the delay is occasioned by the nature of the pathology findings. Could be a large backlog, could be the specific pathologist assigned to your specimen had a 4-week vacation scheduled to Aruba and just couldn't cancel ... In any event, I agree with David, you deserve a king-size apology. If not a bottle of Johnny Walker Gold Label for your troubles.
Dx at age 56: Oct 09; PSA 5.8, followed up by 9.9 two weeks later (reproducibility of test - ?)
Biopsy ind cancer in 8/12 cores: Gleason 8 (4+4)
open radical retropubic prostatectomy Dec 4 09
Post-op pathology: 56 g weight, cancer in 21%, Gleason 7 (4+3, tert 5); margins clear, lymph node involvement 0/9, perineural invasion, T2c N0Mx (but showed clear from distant metastasis in pre-op bone scan and CT scan)
Continence data: 1 maxipad/day, with minor leakage when I get up from long seated position; ED pretty complete: some erection possible but current non-functional


tatt2man
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   Posted 1/6/2010 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
dear max - lewis black is very humourous - :)
I addressed this to Steve and his response was - doc on vacation after surgery and christmas , etc..
nov 18- surgery
nov 21- home - morning
nov 21 afternoon - dec 5 - doc on holiday
dec 8 - catheter out /doc meeting -( 20 days with the catheter - his normal time frame for RP) - report not ready - he had surgery right after my visit
dec 25 - xmas
jan 1 - new years
jan 7 - meeting with doc - pathology report

so, will report back when I get the results - and if wigged out can get wigged out - and worried guy can be worried - tatt2man can be ... pessimistic ( doesn't work -must do rewrite)

hugs
BRONSON
...............
Age: 54 - openly gay - with common-law spouse of 13 years, Steve - 59
.................
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Biospies: October 8, 2009 - 12 specimens taken rectally
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Catheter: in November 18 - out December 8, 2009
Incontinence: Life brand - Male Guards - extra absorbant - one for day - one for night - leaking on standing, quick movement, walking up stairs -
Incontinence Exercises: standing Kegel excercises - pelvic thrust (ala Rocky Horror Show Time Warp Dance) 20 reps x 5 times daily
Post Surgery Biopsy: - n/a - get results January 7, 2010 -
Post Surgery PSA: - n/a
ED:- some difficulty before surgery - after surgery - loss of length - 1-2" - some arousal 4 weeks after surgery - girth increase but not length
ED Therapy: use of water-based Bathmate pump - increase in girth and a little in length -
ED Prescription: n/a
...........
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
............


tatt2man
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   Posted 1/7/2010 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
hi guys (and gals):
- got the results back from the RP surgery - gonna take my time to digest the pathology report - basically - gleason scale the same as before - 7 - and only one postive margin -but not broken through - so just have to go back in 3 months for PSA level and if ok then 6 months -
- nice weight off my shoulders - not jumping for joy but pleased it is not worse - can now start to slowly exercise again - and drop off some of this post-op winter weight -
-will update signature with numbers later - will attempt to decifer the sloan-kettering nomogram and see what it says -
-thanks for your support
-hugs
BRONSON
..............
Age: 54 - openly gay - with common-law spouse of 13 years, Steve - 59
.................
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Biospies: October 8, 2009 - 12 specimens taken rectally
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Catheter: in November 18 - out December 8, 2009
Incontinence: Life brand - Male Guards - extra absorbant - one for day - one for night - leaking on standing, quick movement, walking up stairs -
Incontinence Exercises: standing Kegel excercises - pelvic thrust (ala Rocky Horror Show Time Warp Dance) 20 reps x 5 times daily
Post Surgery Biopsy: - n/a - get results January 7, 2010 -
Post Surgery PSA: - n/a
ED:- some difficulty before surgery - after surgery - loss of length - 1-2" - some arousal 4 weeks after surgery - girth increase but not length
ED Therapy: use of water-based Bathmate pump - increase in girth and a little in length -
ED Prescription: n/a
...........
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
............


tatt2man
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   Posted 1/7/2010 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
-btw - starting willie wehab - cialis 5mg a day - got a month's worth free - peeved at drug store - pharmacy technician filling out prescription (to be put on hold) laughed at me when I asked what the costing would be -"there are 14 in a box( she said 4 in a box), cost is $32.00" and when I asked how many repeats, her response was " haha ha .. it for 6 months - ha hahaa"...
I told her it was NOT a laughing matter - I have just had prostate cancer surgery. That shut her up...
argh
hugs
BRONSON
.............
Age: 54 - openly gay - with common-law spouse of 13 years, Steve - 59
.................
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Biospies: October 8, 2009 - 12 specimens taken rectally
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Catheter: in November 18 - out December 8, 2009
Incontinence: Life brand - Male Guards - extra absorbant - one for day - one for night - leaking on standing, quick movement, walking up stairs -
Incontinence Exercises: standing Kegel excercises - pelvic thrust (ala Rocky Horror Show Time Warp Dance) 20 reps x 5 times daily
Post Surgery Biopsy: - n/a - get results January 7, 2010 -
Post Surgery PSA: - n/a
ED:- some difficulty before surgery - after surgery - loss of length - 1-2" - some arousal 4 weeks after surgery - girth increase but not length
ED Therapy: use of water-based Bathmate pump - increase in girth and a little in length -
ED Prescription: n/a
...........
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
............


tatt2man
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   Posted 1/7/2010 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
hello again - just to conclude this thread for me - RP on nov 18, 2009- I saw the doctor when he took out the catheter on dec 8, 2009 - the pathology report was concluded on dec 1, 2009 - - I received the pathology report on Jan 8, 2010 from doctor -

update on signature - Post Surgery Biopsy: pT3a- gleason 7 - extraprostatic extension - perineural invasion - prostate weight - 34.1gm - see doc in three months for next PSA

there are a lot of big words in this report - I think I have covered the bases - I will guess that some of the nerves have been spared since doc gave me some freebies as well as prescription for daily cialis willie wehab .... watch out for wasscilly wabbits !!
hugs
BRONSON
Age: 54 - openly gay - with common-law spouse of 13 years, Steve - 59
.................
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Biospies: October 8, 2009 - 12 specimens taken rectally
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Catheter: in November 18 - out December 8, 2009
Incontinence: Life brand - Male Guards - extra absorbant - one for day - one for night - stress incontinence
Incontinence Exercises: standing Kegel excercises - pelvic thrust (ala Rocky Horror Show Time Warp Dance) 20 reps x 5 times daily
Post Surgery Biopsy: pT3a- gleason 7 - extraprostatic extension - perineural invasion - prostate weight - 34.1gm - see doc in three months for next PSA
Post Surgery PSA: - to be done April 2010
ED:- some difficulty before surgery - able to climax - not much width gain - no length gain
ED Therapy: use of water-based Bathmate pump - irritation of scrotum - base of willie
ED Prescription: jan 8/2010 - started daily 5mg cialis willie wehabilitation -
...........
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
............


wigged-out
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   Posted 1/7/2010 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Bronson,

This sounds better than what you were thinking. Good luck with the Wehab.

Best wishes.
Age: 53- good health, physical anyway. Tinkle alot at night- 4-6x's

DRE 11/08- no lumps, just enlarged prostate

1st PSA, total- 11/08= 6.1

2nd PSA, total- 8/09= 6.6 Referred to Dr. J. Hoeksema @ Rush Univ. Med. Center/Chicago

Needle Biopsy 11/09- 12 samples. 11 OK. Right Lateral Mid- Adenocarcinoma Gleason score 3+3=6 9 involving 5% of specimen. Prescribed Flomax for excessive peeing.
Second opinion scheduled 1/21/10 with Dr. Gregory Zagaja, Univ. of Chicago Med. Center

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