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James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 1/24/2010 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW, glad you came, sorry you have to be here. In another thread, you said:

As one person said, not all will be the same as at once was. I am going through the same thing, (56) just remarried to a wonderful woman two years ago and then surgery on nov 19, 2010. ........................................................

Hope you can find a home here, among friends.

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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25355
   Posted 1/24/2010 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, dragonslayer, to HW Prostate Cancer. Glad you found your way to us, hope we can be a help and a support to you. Perhaps you could make a signature below (go to control panel at the top) and tell us more about your PC journey.

Please keep posting, and sticking around.

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

Cajun Jeff
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4068
   Posted 1/24/2010 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Dragonslayer, What a great name!. Welcome to the board. Your surgery was 1 day before my Wife and I celebrated our 38 year of marride life. The difficulty of PC and the healing process is different from anything i have been through before. Good luck with you healing.

Jeff T
Cajun Country
Go Saints!
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)

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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 1/24/2010 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Morning guys, glad I found this group. We all need someone to talk to that is going through the same thing.  I just had a two month psa <.1 and I have decided not to have rad at this time. I was scheduled because of pos margin but after psa have decided to wait and watch. Will decide after next psa but I wonder if I am doing the right thing.
I am 99% dry now after starting urine ph control and am half way back on ed.
Hate to mess that up.
Life is always good if we just look at it.
Roll Tide
dx 9-09 biospy  psa 5.6
gs 3+3 =6
robotic surgery 11-09 pos margin 1 nerve left
cath out 5 days
incontinence 99% dry 1-9-10
ed levitra 10 mg 3 aweek/ pump
Life has many dragons, it is how we slay them is what makes us

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