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Purgatory
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   Posted 1/19/2010 1:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Got home just a while ago from hospital and surgery, want to report in, then going to crash for a few hours.
 
Was there for 6 1/2 hours.  2 hours of prep, 1 1/2 in surgery, and 3 hours in recovery.  This was the most involved and painful of my 4 corrective surgeries.  While in the prep mode, could not get pain free or comfortable ,despite their best efforts.  Even the IV happy juice had little effect this time.  To make it worse, I had a full rectal spasm followed by a full bladder spasm while laid out on the table, a terrible body position to be in when fighting off a spasm.  The 2nd one brought me to tears, not ashamed to admit that.
 
So when I was wheeled into OR, was fully awake for about 15 minutes, as there was some delays going on with some of the staff.
They couldnt start the drugging me out part till all were present, saw more of the OR than I care to remember.  Even took longer to knock me out, guess because the pre-drug wore off  too soon.
 
To make a long story short.  Surgeon went up the penis with a scope, and found my bladder neck literally 100% scarred close.  Tried to open that way, no go.  So they removed SP cath, and he went in with another kind of scope, and found it just as closed off but after much effort, managed to break through with a single wire.  From that wire, he ultimately did a hard dialation to open it up enough to get the laser in, and lasered more scar material away, to make it large enough to put a large diameter foley catheter in.
 
Instead of the foley being the active cath and the sp being the emergency, it was reveresed.  I have new SP cath, same hole as before, that I am urinating through, and the foley cath, is cap off, not so much as an emergency valve, but to help keep the bladder neck open while it heals.  He is someone concerned that it may attempt to close off again.
 
Due to the complications, was in recovery for so long.  Took more IV drug time then expected. And they didn't want me to have to stay a night.
 
I see the uro/surgeon next Monday.  Current plan is to have the SP operating 30 days more, then cap it off, and then try to use the Foley for 2-3 weeks beyond that, to allow the hole in the bladder to heal.
 
Got me on some strong antibiotics for another 10 days, and a re-supply of Loratab 10 for the pain.
 
Dr. did report a lot of collateral damage inside from the SRT I went through.  I still agree that most men don't have the trouble  I did with radiation, and I thank God for all our brothers that get through it with just some fatigue and squirts, but it does show that it can be probematic for some.  My uro says after seeing this mess inside, I am his only patient ever with this being such a serious and chronic condition.
 
I am not out of the woods yet, but so glad this is behind me, it was no walk in the park today.  Will check back in later, when I get some rest and pain relief.
 
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


James C.
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   Posted 1/19/2010 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you're home, rest, recover and rebound now... smilewinkgrin
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


Burlcodad
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   Posted 1/19/2010 1:58 PM (GMT -6)   
David - hope all goes well with recovery
 
Ray
diag 9/09
 
age at diag 54
 
PSA 6/09 1.3
 
stage 2b (biopsy done because of firmness felt on right side)
 
3 positive cores out of 12 (all less than 25%)
 
Gleason 6
 
Surgery  1/13/10 at UP- Penn Presby with Dr David Lee. Home 1/14/10 Nerves spared on both sides -Catheter removed 1/19/10  Path report scheduled for 2/11/10
 
 


LuvMyDAD
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   Posted 1/19/2010 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
David, you were honestly on my mind since the morning. I hope it is only all uphill from here. Enjoy the recovery time, just take it easy and relax, and hopefully everything will fall into place.

LuvMyDAD

Jerry1
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   Posted 1/19/2010 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
 
 
David,
 
Well it seems that nothing goes easy for you my friend.  Hope you get some much needed rest.
 
Jerry1 
Age 70
DX 8/13/08 , PSA 4.0, Biopsy 14 samples 1 positive 12% of sample,
Gleason Score 4+4 =8  Bone scan and MRI negative
Da Vince surgery on Oct 17, 08 Florida Hospital Dr Vipul Patel
Post Gleason report  4+4 = 8 Lymph nodes on both sides negative
margins Negative  Stage II (pt2a) 
Cath out on October 29th left in longer due to small leak.
11/19/08 dry no more pads
12/2/08 first PSA <0.1
 3/6/09 6 Month PSA 0.0
6/3/09 9 month  PSA 0.1
7/14/09  PSA still 0.1
10/15/09 PSA 0.3
10/26/09 surgery to remove 3 clips in bladder neck  
11/16/09 PSA 0.3
12/14/09 PSA 0.4 
12/28/09 PSA 0.5
Start radiation treatments ib January 18th. 


60Michael
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   Posted 1/19/2010 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for checking in David, even with your level of pain, as we were all thinking of you today. Hope you get some good solid rest and will hear from you soon.
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
Margin slightly involved
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
8/5 1 depend at night only, now none
 started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4, 6 1/2 month psa.5
Starting IMRT on 1/18/10
Great family and friends
Michael


DJBearGuy
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   Posted 1/19/2010 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
David,

Sorry things are still so unpleasant, but it's good to hear from you. At least you're past another hurdle.

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!


Sleepless09
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   Posted 1/19/2010 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
David, ......

I typed the above and then sat looking at the computer screen. Not often the words won't come.

Bottom line I'm d*mn sorry it was so tough again today, I'm glad it's over, and I pray this is the beginning of endless waterwork success and 50 plus years of zeros to boot.

Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours.  Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn  ---  perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
First post op PSA Sept 09  less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23 test again less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8 less than 0.02  
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7 
Feel free to email me at:  sheldonprostate@yahoo.com    


Piano
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   Posted 1/19/2010 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
David,

Well done in getting over this latest hurdle. Enjoy your rest. Let's hope that the worst is over and it's all downhill from here.
Pre-op:
Age 63 at diagnosis, now 64.
No symptoms; PSA 5.7; Gleason 4+5=9; cancer in 4 of 12 cores.
Operation:
Non-nerve sparing RRP on 7 March 2008.
Two nights in hospital; catheter out after 7 days.
Post-op:
Continent; no pads needed from the get-go.
Pathology showed organ confined and negative margins. Gleason downgraded to 4+4=8.
PSAs:
6-week : <0.05
7-month: <0.05
13-month: 0.07 (start of a trend?)
19-month: 0.09 (maybe)
ED:
After a learning curve, Bimix injections (0.2ml) worked well. From 14 months, occasional nocturnal erections. Have "graduated" to just the pump.


mikey1955
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   Posted 1/19/2010 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi David,

A rough day. I hope that the procedure is the last one and it works as planned. Get some rest and think of no more catheters, soon. That's my wish for you.

Be well.

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.


compiler
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   Posted 1/19/2010 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   

David:

 

Keeping my fingers crossed that things will heal and WORK

Mel


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. Result of biopsy:

5 out of 12 cores 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

REVISED BIOPSY REPORT: The previous was read by Umich. Slides were then sent to Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital. Here is their report (much better) -- changes in bold print below:

5 out of 12 cores positive. Gleason 3+4. More specifically: 2 cores were 3+3 (one 5% and the other 20%) on one side. On the other side, 3 cores were 3+4 (5%, 5%, 20%)

 Latest: Surgery with Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital, set for 1/25/10

 


John T
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   Posted 1/19/2010 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
David,
Hope this finaly works and that your are through with all of this. You have been through enough!
JT

64 years old.

PSA rising for 10 years to 40, free psa 10-15. Had 5 urologists, 12 biopsies and MRIS all neg. Doctors DXed BPH and continue to get biopsies yearly. 13th biopsy positive in 10-08, 2 cores of 25, G6 less than 5%. Scheduled for surgery as recommended by Urological Oncologist.

2nd Opinion from Dr Sholtz, a Prostate Oncologist, said DX wrong, pathology shows indolant cancer, but psa history indicates large cancer or metastasis. Futher tests and Color Doppler confirmed large transition zone tumor that 13 biopsies and MRIS missed. G7, 4+3, approx 16mmX18mm.

Combidex MRI in Holland eliminated lymphnode mets. Casodex and Proscar reduced psa to 0.6 and prostate from 60mm to 32mm. Changed diet, no meat and dairy. All staging tests indicate that tumor is local and non agressive. (PAP, PCA3, MRIS, Color Doppler, Combidex, tumor reaction to diet and Casodex, and tumor location in transition zone). Surgery a poor option because tumor is located next to the urethea and positive margin is very likely; permanent incontenance is also high probability with surgery.

Seed implants on 5-19-09, 3 hours door to door, no pain, minor side affects are frequency and urgency; very controlable with Flowmax and lasted 4 weeks. Daily activities resumed day after implants with no restrictions. Gold markers implanted with seeds to guide IMRT.

25 treatments of IMRT 6 weeks after seed implants. No side affects at all.

PSA at end of treatment 0.02 mostly the result of Casodex. When I stop Casodex next week expect PSA to rise. Next PSA in November. Treatments and side affects have greatly exceeded my expectations. Glad to have this 11 year journey finally conclude.

JohnT


goodlife
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   Posted 1/19/2010 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
David,

As soon as I can uncross my legs after visualizing what you went through, and still have a month to go, I can only say that I really don't think I could do it without mega doses of narcotics.

Get some rest, and I guess the only way to tackle this puppy is one day at a time.

God Bless you David !

Goodlife
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved  pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free  6 week PSA  <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED.  Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 1/19/2010 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   

David:

Thanks for posting.  Been thinking of you all day.  Sorry things were so difficult for you. At some point this has got to get easier.  Get some rest no need the rest to heal.  As always you are in our thoughts.

Your Cajun Brother in PC

Jeff T


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)


MaxBuck
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   Posted 1/19/2010 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
It's not fair - that you who bring so much comfort to others, experience so little yourself.

Prayers go out for you, good guy. We're all pulling for you.
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 present, T2c N0Mx (but showed clear from distant metastasis in pre-op bone scan and CT scan)
Continence data: 1 "panty liner"/day, with minor leakage when I get up from long seated position; ED pretty complete: some erection possible but current non-functional


qjenxu
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   Posted 1/19/2010 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
David, so sorry for another painful surgery! pray for smooth recover and getting better!!! thanks for keep us posted!

Jennifer

Purgatory
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   Posted 1/19/2010 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
BTW, its weird ,I have catheters #11 and #12 inside me at the same time. The capped off foley is just dangling free style at the moment. Got a new night bag, largest I have ever seen, holds 4 liters, most hold 2, that's over a gallon in theory.

JamesC and Ray, thanks guys, I feel we fight these fights together.

Luv, you are still such a great daughter, you remind me of my own darling girl.

Jerry and Michael, hope you guys did well on your 2nd SRT today, thought of you even lying in pre-op this morning

Thank you DJ, you are the man

Sheldon, thanks much for care and your prayers, the priest at the hospital was suppose to pray with me, but when my surgery got moved up 2 hours, lost him in the loop.

Piano, thanks for the encouragment

Mikey, my good friend to the north, this old buzzard passed across another finish line today, does get a bit harder with each passing one though, lets talk soon

Mel, looks like you go a clean slate at HW next week for you big sugery, think of having a whole set of bleechers set aside for your HW brotherhood. We will be a hooting and a rooting for you brother. Thanks for your kindness

John T, thank you, in our combined PC battles, all of us guys, each of us need a break at times, I am sincerely hoping this is the start of mine.

David in SC, sitting good on the pain med right this moment, with this new clown sized cath bag attached
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 43 days,
1/19/10 - Corrective Surgery #4, and Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time


tatt2man
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   Posted 1/19/2010 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
David - you are in our thoughts and prayers - a big gentle hug -
BRONSON (and STEVE)
.................
Age: 54 - gay - with spouse, Steve - 59
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous samples , Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Post Surgery Biopsy: pT3a- gleason 7 - extraprostatic extension - perineural invasion - prostate weight - 34.1gm -
ED Prescription: Jan 8/2010 - started daily 5mg cialis
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
............


Jakester
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   Posted 1/19/2010 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   
David, my heart aches for what you are going through. You have our collective wishes for a speedy recovery.

Our best,
Jake
Diagnosed 8/2008 Pre-op psa 4.2, Age 60 at dx
7 of 12 biopsies positive 3+3
DaVinci LRP 11/08
Post Op pathology clear margins, confined to prostate, absent extraprostatic extension, vascular or perineural. Gleason 3+4=7, 5-10% of 4 and location in right mid-gland.
3 month psa .1 2/09, 6 month .1 5/09, 9 month .2 8/09
broke ankle bones 6/09
9/21/09 Bone scan clear, psa still .2
11/12/09 chest xray was clear, psa however up to .3,
01/05/10 psa still .3, radiation setup done with tats, 01/19/10 started Told now 39 sessions 72gy


Modelshipwright
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   Posted 1/19/2010 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi David,


I am pleased to hear that you are back home and now the recovery can begin. Rest and take it easy.....



Regards,

Bill

keysailfisher
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   Posted 1/19/2010 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad your home safe. Rest up and we will talk to you later.
  Neal
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


Sonny3
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   Posted 1/19/2010 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
David,

Bless you my brother and I glad this part is over for you.

Just rest up and recovery, that is your only priority right now.

Lynn and I are sending lots of positive vibes and blessings your way.

Sonny
60 years old when diagnosed
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
da Vinci 9/17/09
Post Surgery Pathology: GS 4+3=7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5%
positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
30 day PSA 0.4, 50 day psa 0.53, 64 day psa 0.6
IMRT completed 1/15/10 35 treatments- 70Gy


spottydog10
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   Posted 1/19/2010 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
David,
Wish you the best mate
Mike
Age 51
PSA 5.5  june 09
biopsy july 09 gleason 3+3 = 6   5% and 50% in 2 of 12 cores
robotic prostatectomy nov 7 prostate weight 45gm
path report due 8 jan 10
post op psa 22/12/09, 0.04
no incontinence after 7 days
total ed

 


CPA
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   Posted 1/19/2010 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, David.  Thanks for letting us know how things went.  We trust that even though it didn't go as smoothly as we might have liked that it will be successful.  Hang in there my friend and get some rest. David

Diagnosed Dec 2007 during annual routine physical at age 55
PSA doubled from previous year from 1.5 to 3.2
12 biopsies - 2 pos; 2 marginal
Gleason 3+3; upgraded to 4+3 post surgery
RRP 4 Feb 08; both nerves spared
Good pathology - no margins - all encapsulated
Catheter out Feb 13 - pad free Feb 16
PSA every 90 days - ZERO's everytime!
Great wife and family who take very good care of me


Purgatory
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   Posted 1/19/2010 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Goodlife, believe it or not, I use as little scriptef pain killers as I can get by with. Never more than 2 in a 24 hour period, only in the late afternoons or night, and never ever drive with one in my, counts as a DUI here in SC. I can't take Advil type or asperin type products, as they cause immediate bleeding, especially post SRT.

Jeff, my main man in LA, King Crawdad, thanks for your friendship

Max and Jennifer, thank you too, as far as comfort, its not all bad, I have my good moments, but since Oct 1, never a day without some serious pain issues, but as you see, slowly working myseslf out of this situation

Thank you Bronson and Steve, appreciate your kindness

And a big thanks to Jake, Bill, and Neal, appreciate all my brothers and sisters here at HW.
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 43 days,
1/19/10 - Corrective Surgery #4, and Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time

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