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Purgatory
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   Posted 1/8/2010 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hard to believe, but it really is the 100th straight day on this blasted catheter.  Actually, it's the 3rd one, as each was replaced for sanitary reasons after 30-35 days, but immediately replaced with a fresh one.  This one has been in since early December.
 
Was it worth it?  For the prime reason I agreed to have it installed, yes.  My bladder neck was already shutting down less than a month after I had the laser corrective surgery, and this was before I started radiation.  The radiation oncologist was concerned that the swelling that is naturally a part of RT would just make it worse.  I am convinced she was right.
 
It did cause problems during the SRT, as I documented at the time, but, my greatest fear was having a total blockage in the middle of the whole ordeal.  Its been about 6 weeks or more since my SRT ended, and it amazes me how much pain I still have in the rectal and penile areas, even though the IMRT was purposely target away from those areas.
 
I meet with my uro/surgeon Monday afternoon.  My wife is going with me in case any procedures are tried.  I am still on the strong antibiotics fighting my 3rd UTI since the SP was installed.  Never had one before.  The uro said the SP attracts them more than  the Foley caths, because the SP sits up high in the bladder, and the foley's sit low by the bladder neck.  Not sure why that would make any diff, but I am not the doctor.
 
I know at the least, he will want to change out this cath for a new one, but if I am still have infection, not going to happen.  Don't want a repeat of that horrible episode in early December.  We will have to discuss when/how I can get this safely removed and get me cath free.  If it means another day surgery, then so be it.
 
Its amazing what you can adapt to when you have to, I don't like this, hate all the pain and spasms, think I have become immune to ditropan, lol.  Might as well being a sugar pill.  Still can't take aspirin or Advil type products, as they cause a lot of bleeding  for me, so it leaves me with using tylenol, which does nothing, or loratabs, which I only use when the pain has me on the edge.
 
Hope a good solution is found Monday when I meet.
 
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 1/8/2010 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
You're in our prayers, good buddy. I guess God only tests you when he knows you can take it ... let him know "you're fed up and won't take any more!"

Hope Monday shows some answers, David. Good luck, and thanks for all you contribute here.
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


Purgatory
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   Posted 1/8/2010 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Think I would be afraid to push my luck with God right now, lol, He could make things worse. Everything is relative.
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


skeener
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   Posted 1/8/2010 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   

David - You need a break from all this pain and misery.  Hope that something positive happens on Monday!

Carl


Age:  63 
Biopsy: May 09 showed 2 of 12 cores positive for prostate cancer -- 1 at 5% and 1 at 25%.  Cancer indicated as non aggressive.  Gleason Score: 3+3.
RRP on Oct 23/09 in London, Ontario.  Excellent surgeon. 
7 Weeks Post Op -  The fears I had about bad things about the operation and recovery did not materialise except of course ED!!.  Otherwise, everything went very smoothly.  Incontinence not a problem.  Wear a pad when out just in case. Pain was never a problem.
Pathology:  Unremarkable 
First followup PSA and Visit: Feb 07/10.      


Purgatory
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   Posted 1/8/2010 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Me too, Carl, thanks.
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


mikey1955
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   Posted 1/8/2010 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi David,

You have been through enough. I hope that the UTI is resolved soon, the SP can be removed soon after and that there will be no constriction problems. Ever again.

This is my 3rd post on this thread...don't know what happened to the others?

Be well, my friend,

Mike
-Nov/Dec 07, March 08 and Dec 08: Severe perineum pain . Septra/Bactrim for 8 months for diagnosed prostatitis.
-PSA start of 2008: 5.3..... PSA June of 2008: 7.3
-14 DRE all benign or nothing felt
-TRUS Biopsy Nov 08: 5 of 8 cores positive GS 3+3 or 6. 30-65%. Perineural invasion.
-General Health: pretty good, 5' 10", 180 lbs, slim.
-Open RP surgery: May 09 both nerve bundles spared. Bilateral lymph node dissection performed. Discharged 48 hours after surgery.
-Post Surgery Pathology: pT3a N0 MX, extraprostatic extension (EPE), stage III prostate cancer, lymph nodes clear, seminal vesicles clear, Gleason upraded to 3+4 GS 7. EPE within surgical margins. Other than prostate and EPE, all tissue removed negative for cancer involvement.
-Bladder control within 48 hours of catheter removal
-ED ongoing but improving significantly with Trimix at 7 months post-op. Oral ED meds didn't do much.


Purgatory
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   Posted 1/8/2010 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Bro. Mike, perhaps the other messages went to the twilight zone, or didn't clear US Customs, lol. Been on the antibotics about 3 days now, will be 5 when I see the doctor. Based on pain and pressure in the bladder, don't think I am out of the woods yet. Hopefully by the end of the weekend.

I know my uro/surgoen is as tired of all this mess as I am. He wants a long term solution as much as I do.

Got some more consulting work lined up for next week, I have to be in shape to do it, that's for sure.

Hope you are starting to get a bit of a break on your biz stuff, you still need some good r & r my friend.

David in the cold 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


In This Together Wife
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   Posted 1/9/2010 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
David,
Sounds like your doc is on the same track so that is a plus, will be looking forward to your update.
Cold here in TX, too.
Smiley


(Bear's stats)
Age 49
 
 healthy-had bronchitis once :)
 
8-4-09    Family Practioner for back pain  PSA 4.9
8-20-09  Consult with urologist                PSA 4.89
9-2-09    Biopsy          3 cores positive 7% 3+3 (6) gleason
9-22-09  Birthday turned 49
10-12-09 2nd opinion
11-13-09 DaVinci
11-23-09 Cath removed  Path report cancer contained neg. margins
Feb 2010 wil be followup PSA

Post Edited (In This Together Wife) : 1/10/2010 6:14:45 AM (GMT-7)


Purgatory
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   Posted 1/9/2010 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Smiley, I have always had 100% faith in my uro/surgeon, from day one. I am s tarting to feel, if this next "fix" doesnt solve the problem long term, then I think its in my best interest to see if there is any "expert" that really knows how to deal with blockages as a long term problem. Certainly not giving up on him. He's one of the better doctors that I have dealt with over the years.

Yeah, I see where Texas is getting slammed. I remember all too well the "blue northers" when I lived in Dallas years ago.

Looks like your first post-surgery PSA is coming up soon, I sincerely hope you get into the "Zero Club" on your first pass.

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


DJBearGuy
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   Posted 1/9/2010 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
When I read the phrase "Texas getting slammed", I thought at first you meant the BCS game.

Dave, you are definitely the all around catheter expert. As far as UTI, I'm guessing two things. One is that the SP might be shorter (you would know), in which case the bugs have less distance to travel. The other is that if they take the SP route, they are going downhill, whereas the Foley route is mostly uphill. So, standing on your head might help :).

DJ
Diagnosis at age 53. PSA 2007 about 2; PSA 2008 4.3
Biopsy September 2008: 6 of 12 cores positive; Gleason 4+3 = 7
CT and Bone scan negative
Da Vinci surgery at City of Hope December 8, 2008
Radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection
Catheter out on 7th day, replaced on 8th day, out again 14th day following negative cystogram
Pathology: pT2c; lymph nodes negative; margins involved; 41 grams, 8% involved by tumor; same Gleason 4+3=7
PSA 1/22/08 non-detectable! 8-)
4/23/09, 07/30/09, Oct 2009 still undetectable!


keysailfisher
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   Posted 1/9/2010 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Wishing you all the best on Monday!
age 45
psa 3.09 at time of physical
Biopsy results 12/9
Left side base 3+3=6 21% 2/2 cores positive
Left side mid  3+3=6 100% 2/2 cores positive
Left side apex 3+4=7 88% 2/2 cores positive
Right side - 0/6
Probability of seminal vesicle or lymph node involement below avg. 5.9%
Relative risk of seminal vesicle or lymph node involvement 32.7% decreased risk
CT & Bone scan negative
Davinci Feb. 5th 2010


Purgatory
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   Posted 1/9/2010 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
DJ - never wanted to or ever dreamed about being "Catheter Expert".
Not an honor I would have chosen, lol

thank you keysailfisher, anxious and nervous at the same time.
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


t-dog
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   Posted 1/9/2010 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
David, have you ever gotten any ideas on what has made you so predisposed to the blockages? Your body type etc? Good luck to you, Tim
Dx at 50 in 12/09 Merry Christmas its cancer....
3 of 12 positive, right side only, psa at dx 2.6 free%14
gleason 3+3=6
routine physical, no symptoms
Da Vinci scheduled Feb. 2k10


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 1/9/2010 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
David, I hope you know that I will be sending positive thoughts your direction on Monday. Hope they help!

You brother 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.
15 months out injections Caveject (success)


Purgatory
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   Posted 1/9/2010 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
tim - what the doctor agreed to on your question, was that some people's bodies are prone to excessive scarring. They don't know what causes it. I have also had psorisis really bad at times, and that is also a weird thing where the skin keeps duplicating itself over and over again, when its not needed. Not sure there is a direct connection or not. The scarring issue is not the result of bad surgery, even after he re-opened me with a laser and cauterized all the edges, in less than a month, it was already scarring closed. Very low percentile kind of problem ,in the 1-4% range. I have a knack for getting in minority groups, but not in a good way.

jeff - my canjun friend, i feel the vibes from here. so happy you got something going in a good way on the ED matter. you needed a break there and a feeling of hope and accomplishment. and i sit here with the opposite problem, no ED issue, full functionality, but too much in pain to consider any more attempts in that department, not worth the pain during and after. we have to be careful what we ask for.

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


Sonny3
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   Posted 1/9/2010 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
David,

Just wanted to add that I am here with you brother. Hope things begin to shine a little more brightly next week.

As pertains to the SP and attached bag. If you recall "worriedguy" had an idea for the GFMPH gathering over the summer. He proposed having the cath bag filled with some sort of explosive gas and seeing how far he could scatter the pieces over the country side. I think some sort of celebration along those lines is definitely justifiable in your case.

Maybe Jeff will chime in on this. I am sure he has some calculations and ideas for you.

Stay warm and rest up,

Sonny
61 years old
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
<5%, 90%, 40%
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
CT Organ Scan - negative
Nuclear Bone Scan - Negative
da Vinci 9/17/09
Post Surgery Pathology:
Gleason: Changed to (4+3) = 7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5%
NERVES SPARED-positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
30 day PSA 0.4, 50 day psa 0.53, 64 day psa 0.6
IMRT scheduled to begin Nov 30,2009 (74 days post surgery)


Purgatory
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   Posted 1/9/2010 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Good idea, Bro. Sonny. In the 100 plus days now on the SP, what is amazing is I am still on the original leg bag. The hospital supplied it when they installed on Oct.1. Never saw one like it before, it can hold a liter, and has a long tube that connects the Y on the cath to the bag. It gets cleaned regularly, but still sturdy, and better than any of the cheap disposable ones that most uro's supply.

You know of course, there will be at least a cath #11 coming, hopefully for no more than 2 weeks after the SP is removed, as whatever bladder neck correction is done, and healing time for the hole in my bladder to take place.

We should think of something really evil to do to this SP though. Great thought.

David in SC

You are so short, my brother, can't wait till you get your last RT behind you. Has your dr .suggested how soon they want to do a post RT psa on you? Mine was insistent at the one month point.
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


BillyMac
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   Posted 1/9/2010 11:46 PM (GMT -6)   
100 days. mad that is no fun at the best of times never mind the complication of radiation soreness. Well you've got to catch a break soon David and it might just be next week. It was good to put a face to the name on Facebook................. I'm still trying to work out how it all works.
Take care,
Bill

montee
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   Posted 1/10/2010 8:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Praying that this will be good news for you, you need a break from this thing. You have handled better than I could have.

Ron Weatherford
diagnosed sept 2006 @ 54 years old, live in Georgia, gleason 3+4=7, (r) lobe only

psa 4.7 (psa rose 1 point per year for 3 years, urologist said still under 4 and no concern. If I can find out about PSA velocity, why didn't he know!)

Told not to have surgery at Dana Farber as cancer had already penetrated prostate, in seminal vesicles, would have positive margins. Would only treat with radiation and HT

RP Emory Atlanta December 2006. Path-negative margin, negative lymph nodes, negative SV, both Lobes involved, 40% gland involved
multifocal perineural invasion, Gleason 3+4=7

1st psa April 2007-<0.04, 6 mos-<0.04, 9 mos <0.04, 1yr <0.04, 21 mos <0.04, 2 yr 0.04 (rising?) 26 mos-0.05, 27 mos-0.04, 29 mos 0.06 Sept 09 ,<0.04 3 year <0.04


Purgatory
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   Posted 1/10/2010 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Billy, I didnt see you on face book? Do you have a page there too?

Ron, thanks, just doing what I have to do. Just frustrated that I can't do what I want when I want, always having to compensate for my current condition.
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 1/10/2010 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Purgatory said...
Think I would be afraid to push my luck with God right now, lol, He could make things worse. Everything is relative.
[Groucho]And if you knew my relatives, you'd know just how much worse they could be.[/Groucho]
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


Purgatory
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   Posted 1/10/2010 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Billy, I see you now on Facebook, welcome aboard. You will see how crazy my family is on there, all comedians.

Max, well aware, no matter how bad one thinks there problems are, things can always be much worse. I saw lots of examples of that during the two months I was going through radiaiton. There were some terrible situations going on with people in the waiting rooms with me.
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

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