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Purgatory
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   Posted 1/25/2010 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Just got back from my 1 week post surgery check up with my uro/surgeon.  He was surprised that I wasn't even in more pain after what he did last week. 
 
The basic plan is this.  To leave both the SP and the foley caths in place for 2 more weeks to encourage general healing.  In 2 weeks, if all is well, remove the SP cath from my stomach, to let the bladder wall start to heal.  At that time, he will replace this foley cath with the next size larger diameter tube to help increase the opening.  Two weeks after that, he wants to replace the foley again, with still a larger size diameter tube.  2-4 weeks  after that, if all goes well, take out the last foley catheter.  So we are talkingabout 6-8 weeks more catheter time.
 
He re-told the story to me about the most recent surgery.  Said he had never seen such a complete closure in such short time.  Made a believer out of him in how much swelling radiation can directly cause.  He said he could not get any opening through the scope up my penis, so they took out the SP and put a 2nd scope through that hole, still no go.  So they pressurized my bladder with a dyed liquid, and by forcing it, he was finally able to see a microscopic opening through the penis scope.  He then forced a tiny wire through that opening.  When through, he attached a bigger wire, then a series of hard dialation tubes to open the bladder neck.
 
Even with that, he said, he could barely pass the smallest diameter foley cath in place, the one that is just dangling there between my legs, capped off of course.
 
He said I would still have to endure some moderate pain where I sit, because that was the area that took most of the surgery.  He did use a laser to clear away some more scar tissue, and he does these neat cuts at the 5 and 7 o'clock positions to each urinary flow.   He said he is well aware where my one remaining nerve bundle lies, so that's why he is so careful cutting the knotches, so it doesnt suddenly give me ED where there is no ED.
 
In general, all things considered, he thinks I am doing well, but is still astounded by how much radiation burn I got going through my salvage radiation.  And to think, the rad clinic was supposedly protecting me in those touchy areas.
 
Still have full confidence in my uro/surgeon, is he perfect?  Of course not, but I do trust him, he knows my plumbing better than anyone else alive.
 
David in SC
 
P.S>  6-8 weeks more of  this is a long time, but considering how long this recent bout of troubles began ago (10-1-9), whats a few more weeks?
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


spottydog10
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   Posted 1/25/2010 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hope things are improving, 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

 


Galileo
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   Posted 1/25/2010 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
David, I don't always post, but I do follow your story with interest and wish you the best.
Galileo

Dx Feb 2006, PSA 9 @age 43
RRP Apr 2006 - Gleason 3+4, T2c, NX MX, pos margins
PSA 5/06 <0.1, 8/06 0.2, 12/06 0.6, 1/07 0.7.
Salvage radiation (IMRT) total dose 70.2 Gy, Jan-Mar 2007@ age 44
PSA 6/07 0.1, 9/07 and thereafter <0.1
http://pcabefore50.blogspot.com


Franchot
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   Posted 1/25/2010 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
David,

I also have been following your posts. For such a long journey that you've been on, it's good to see that you continue to remain upbeat and positive in your posts. Hang in there.
Age: 53 6' 0" Weight: 170 Caucasian

Rising PSA over the last six years (from when I started being tested) from 3.9 to 5.2 to 4.6 to 4.5 to 4.9.

DX with PC in January 2009 after biopsy. Bone scan--negative

Consulted Cedars-Sinai Beverly Hills urologist--recommended surgery
Consulted Cedars-Sinai Beverly Hills radiologist--recommended IMRT
Consulted San Diego Cyber-Blade doctor--recommended treatments
Consulted Long Beach radiologist--recommended IGRT
Consulted Loma Linda radiologist--recommended Hypo-fractionated Proton treatments

Insurance approved any treatment I wanted.

Consulted Marnia del Rey urologist Dr. Scholz.
Dr. Scholz referred me to Dr. Bahn for a Color Doppler test.
Scholz and Bahn recommended Active Surveillance, some diet changes, and steady exercise.

I am currently on Active Surveillance.


JoeyG
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   Posted 1/25/2010 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
David,
 
Keep up the faith. Your Uro is doing everything he can and in the end, I'm sure you will get over this.
 
Chin up and God Bless,
 
Joey
Age -57; Diagnosed 10/05 PSA 13.4 GS 9 Organ confined (T2B)
Cryoablation 4/06 Allegheny Hosp-Dr Ralph Miller (Cohen/Miller)
Post Cryo Nadir 8/06 0.2
Rising steadily to 0.7 4/09 :-(
Steady at 0.7 (7/09) (Pomegranate???)
Looking to take next steps soon
Hoping to qualify for salvage cryo or radiation


SHU93
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   Posted 1/25/2010 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
David,
 
Stay Strong!!! And Keep Fighting!!!!
 
SHU93
Age Dx 37, 7/2008, First PSA : 4.17 5/2008
Second PSA After 2 weeks of antibiotics : 3.9 6/2008
DRE: Negative 5/2008, Biopsy: 6 out 12 Postive all on right side, Gleason 7 (3+4). Bone Scan/CAT Scan: Clear 7/2008
Cystoscope: Normal 7/2008, Prostate MRI: Normal 7/2008
Da Vinci Surgery 7/2008, PostOp: T2c (On Both sides), margins clear, seminal clear, nodes, clear. Gleason 6(3+3).
5 Post OP PSA's from 9/2008 to 12/2009: <0.1
 
 
 


60Michael
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   Posted 1/25/2010 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   
David,
Thanks for the update, kind of a bad news good news report, at least I think. Two more weeks and maybe that cath will be gone for good. Then you can write your best seller, "Catheters For Dummies." Stay well.
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


In This Together Wife
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   Posted 1/25/2010 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds good so far!
CareBear
(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


Purgatory
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   Posted 1/25/2010 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, Mike

You, too, Galieo, thanks

Franchot, I don't like the prize if I lose this race, so I keep on plugging along

Thank you too, Joey

I am trying my hardest not to get discouraged, shu93, somedays harder than others

Michael,we are talking at the min,6 more weeks, perhaps 8, and at least 2 more catheters to enjoy before this is over with.

Thanks Carebear
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


60Michael
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   Posted 1/25/2010 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Whoops, my bad. Dang, well you are the man, I started hurting just reading the post. Will be thinking of you as I head for my 2:15 appt. with Mr IMRT.
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


Magaboo
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   Posted 1/25/2010 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi David,
 
Just a quick note to offer you my encouragement and best wishes. Hopefully the end of your ordeal is in sight about 6-8 weeks down the road. Just wish that the next couple of month won't be to uncomfortable for you and that you will be pain and cancer free after that.
All the best to you my friend.
 
Magaboo

Born Sept 1936
PSA 7.9
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
open RP 28 Nov 06 (nerve sparing), Post op staging T3a
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; 3 days before Rad Start=0.1
Salvage RT completed (33 sessions - 66 Grays) on the 19th Dec., 08.
PSA in Jan., 09=0.05; July 09=<0.04; JAN 10=<0.04


Rolerbe
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   Posted 1/25/2010 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
David,

I hope things get better soon and that this salvage treatment is the last one you will ever need. Hang in!
51 YO
PSA at Dx: 8.2
DaVinci RALP: 10/31/08 -- Great MD in New Haven, CT
Negative margins, no extra-capsular involvement
One nerve spared
PSA at 0 for just over a year now.
 
 


Purgatory
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   Posted 1/25/2010 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Michael, thanks, you keep on keeping on with your radiation, and let's both hope that it finishes off the buggers that were left behind.

Magaboo, after all these months on the SP cath and after enduring an eventful salvage radiation time, I think I can endure the next 6 weeks or so, hopefully some of radiation burn will continue to heal, and on the plus side, the catheter(s) take all the strain and stress out of urinating, day or night, unless you snag a tube, lol. Did that closing the door to the dishwasher this morning, definitely got my attention

Thank you Rolerbe
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


mikey1955
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   Posted 1/25/2010 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi David,
 
It looks like your Uro has a good plan in place. It sounds logical. Do you (or your Uro) know with any certainty that new scar tissue won't re-close the opening once the last foley catheter comes out? Another 6-8 weeks on a couple more catheters...that will be tough. It would be for me with all you've already gone through.
 
Good luck and know I'm thinking about you. Hang in there and hopefully all well be good, soon.
 
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.


James C.
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   Posted 1/25/2010 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to see you're progressing to your doc's expectations. Hang in there (what other choice do you have, anyway?) time passes no matter what... 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


keysailfisher
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   Posted 1/25/2010 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Well that's good that there is an end in sight, all be it 6-8 weeks out. Hopefully this will be it. Hang in there.
 
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


Purgatory
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   Posted 1/25/2010 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
mikey, there are no guarantees with this weird kind of problem. so we know in advance, there is going to be at least a catheter 13 and 14 before this round of madness is over. i can only hope for the best, if it scars up quickly, there may be more drastic solutions put on the table, none of which i would be happy about.

james, true enough, not like there is a plan b for what ails me, i would be more concrerned if my uro/surgeon gave up on me.

Neal, thanks, after all these months, another 6-8 weeks doesnt sound that unbearable to me, amazing what you can adapt to
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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   Posted 1/25/2010 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi buddy: Have told you before "You are the Man" ! I think we see the end of treatment in the harizon. Just 6 more wks. I know easy for me to say but before you know it you will be peeing free!!!! Are We hope so anyway. Stay well my friend Dont give up.

Also have not had a chance to call you yet " Go Saints"

Your 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 1/25/2010 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Jeff, that was a heck of a game last night, knew in my heart the Saints were going to win in OT, one of the great play off games of all time.
Being an AFC guy, going to have to back the Colts in the Superbowl, even though I don't like them.

Thanks for the support, perhaps by March, I will be all better.

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


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 1/25/2010 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
David,
It sounds like there is finally a plan that will finally clear all your bladder issues even if that means 6-8 weeks of having a catheter. Every time I'm reading the forum, my wife asks me about your status. She is always horrified at how much you are having to indure on your journey. Hopefully, the end result will make you forget it all.
Age: 67 at Dx on 12/30/08
PSA 9/05 1.15; 8/06 1.45; 12/07 2.41; 8/08 3.9; 11/08 3.5 free PSA 11%
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4) and (4+5)
Negative CT scan and bone scan done on 1/16
Robotic surgery performed 2/9/09 Dr Fagin, Austin TX
Pathology report:
Prostate weighed 57 grams size:5.2 x 5.0 x 4.9 cm
Posterior lateral lesions measuring 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm showing focal capsular penetration over a distance of 3mm in circumference.
Prostatic adenocarciroma accounts for approx. 10-20% of the hemisphere.
Gleason 4+4
both nerve bundles removed,
pT3a Nx Mx, Negative margins
seminal vesicles clean, lymph nodes: not dissected
continent after 4 months
8 weeks PSA test 4/7/09 result <0.1
5 months PSA test 7/9/09 result <0.1
8 months PSA test 10/9/09 result <0.1
11.5 months test 1/21/10 result 0.004


pigeonflyer
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   Posted 1/25/2010 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
hey david 6-8 weeks you say, i think you can do that standing on your head. just watch out for what comes out the cathers. your short timing now. i hope the results meet our expectations. time will tell all things to come. wish you the best. neil
50 years
da vinci on 9/28/09
gleeson 3+3
psa before surgery 5.1 oct/09 psa 0.06
cather out on oct 5, back in on oct 5
two more trys for cather out, still in .
cather out nov. 13/09
cystocope nov.13/09 , cather back in , out again on nov 15/o9, was taught to self cath, still pluged with scar tissue but no cather. have to self cath 6 to 8 times a day. scar tissue removed on jan. 11 2010. no cathing and totally dry. 


Purgatory
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   Posted 1/25/2010 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
EdC, thank you, and thank your kindly wife for asking about me. Honestly seems like a never ending story, I am always with another catheter and always in some state of recovery.

neil, i hope you are still flowing nice and easy after your last correction. thought about you several times, we should get on the phone again soon.
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


tatt2man
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   Posted 1/25/2010 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
David:
Here's to improvement, lessening of pain and frustration, and to writing a happy ending to this chapter in your journey - you are inspirational -
hugs
BRONSON
.................
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
............


Purgatory
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   Posted 1/25/2010 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Bronson, and hugs back.
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


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   Posted 1/26/2010 6:32 AM (GMT -6)   
David, you are one of my new heroes of endurance and optimism. Not sure what to say except that I am adding my well wishes to all the rest here.

soulmate
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...

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