Two Milestones Today

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MaxBuck
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   Posted 1/23/2010 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
1. Went to the driving range and hit some balls. (Had to hit into a net; too muddy for the guys to take the tractor out to pick up range balls.) No problems with my swing - other than those I had prior to surgery!

2. Went running. Brief run, only about 1.5 miles or so, and got winded, but no problems related to the surgery.

No leakage during either activity. It was a pretty warm day today in Ohio - low 50s.

I feel very blessed to have had such a skillful surgeon, and also blessed to have found this site. Triply blessed to be so lucky in my rapid recovery after open surgery. Hope those reading this can enjoy recovery as much as I am (and for Purgatory and others who are struggling with aftereffects - pulling for all of you, brothers!).
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


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 1/23/2010 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Max. Sounds like you are finding some of your old self. It sure does make life better to know that we can so some of the things we did before. Congrats!

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 1/23/2010 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, Max. Great milestones to read about, glad you are able to do that much. Either one of those events are way beyond my physical ability at the moment. Good going for you. That will aid your recovery in a good way.

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 43 days, 1/10 - Corrective Surgery #4, and Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time


soulmate 101
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   Posted 1/23/2010 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
A pleasure to read about these significant milestones!
Husband, age 57, diagnosed in December 09, after PSA velocity increase from 2.71 to 4.34 over one year prompted a prostate biopsy.
Gleason 4+3 = 7 stage T2c, laparoscopic nerve sparing Da Vinci robotic radical prostatectomy 1/13/10, clear surgical margins no lymph node or seminal vesicle involvement.
Let the healing begin...


keysailfisher
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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 346
   Posted 1/23/2010 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Great to hear good reports. I agree this is the best forum for support & info.
Neal
age 45
psa 3.09
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
CT & Bone scan negative
Davinci Feb. 5th 2010


60Michael
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   Posted 1/23/2010 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations Max, you are off to the races and hope smooth sailing for you for years to come.
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


goodlife
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   Posted 1/23/2010 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Max,

You must live in a different Ohio than I, must be way south. We didn't hit 50 up here in Northern OH

Sounds like you are doing great !

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


skeener
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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 214
   Posted 1/24/2010 5:46 AM (GMT -6)   

Kind of news we love to read.

Skeener

 


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.      

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