Thanks, Sonny. Just now getting up. Was nice to see you all organized and remember the events of the week for the brothers here.
Yeah, for 3 to be starting SRT the same week, can't say I remember seeing that before. And of course, a wee bit nervous about my surgery tommorow. It's not the surgery itself that I worry about, its more about how is it going to leave me when its over. All I know, is I cant stay this way forever, and no risk means no gain, so I am going for it. I refigured the math, in the past 15 months, I have spent 211 days on a total of 10 catheters, it's nuts just to say it.
For the SRT men, I hope you all have it as smooth and easy as Sonny's. His was a good example of how its suppose to work.
Your brother in SC, David
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