Compiler-Mel is in Recovery

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Sonny3
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 2447
   Posted 1/26/2010 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I just got off the phone with the folks at Henry Ford and Mel is doing fine.

He is in recovery and will be going to his room about 5-5:30pm. They are just waiting for his room to become available. I spoke with the Patient Family contact (know her well from my visit up there) and she gave me the info personally.

Said he was doing good. Told her to drop by the room and tell him that all the folks from HW send their best and can't wait to hear from him.

Just thought everyone might like the update.

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


CPA
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 655
   Posted 1/26/2010 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Sonny.  Great news.  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
Elite Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 1/26/2010 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Great going, Sonny, for getting the news fast and posted here. And great going Mel, you are now on the other side with the rest of us folks. May you heal well, fast, and with little pain.

Can't wait for your first update.

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


goodlife
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 2691
   Posted 1/26/2010 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Yiu mean the first post surgery question ? Just kidding
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
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4106
   Posted 1/26/2010 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny thanks for leting us know the update. Your are the man of the day!

Your 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)


Steve n Dallas
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4829
   Posted 1/26/2010 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   
OOH BOY...Nuttin beter then the few several hours after surgeryskull
 
I wonder what his first question will be?  Should we start a poolscool

60Michael
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2222
   Posted 1/26/2010 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the update Sonny and glad the surgery went well. Hope your doing better this week. My guess is that we will hear from Mel in a couple of days.
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
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1210
   Posted 1/26/2010 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the other side Mel. Hoping for a quick and complete recovery for you.
Thanks for the update Sonny. Hope you're doing well.
 
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


Arnie
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 372
   Posted 1/26/2010 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   

My guess is Mel's 1st question will be: "For you Davinci surgery guys, how long, on average, did it take from room entry to first fart'? ......Don't disappoint me me, Mel, there might be money ridin'............hope you're doing well on the other side.

Arnie in DE


Age 56 (biopsy & surgery)
PSA at Diagnosis-3.9
Biposy 8/19/08--4 of 12 cores positive; 5% involvement, Gleason 6 (3+3)
 
Surgery 1/26/09-DaVinci Robotic Prostatectomy at Presbyterian Medical Center/HUP-Phila, PA
Dr. David Lee
 
Pathology Report- Adenocarcinoma, no capsular involvement, seminal vesicles clear, lymph nodes clear, negative margins, Gleason 7 (3+4), Stage T2C, NO MX, Prostate 61.8 grams, gland involvement 2-10%
 
Catheter removed after 8 days, totally dry at 3 months. ED issues continue, Viagra (via ADC) nightly (100mgs), VED use in earnest at 6 months. "Ball Park Frank" plumping at this point......ED at 10 months continues to improve, albeit slowly. Continued daily use of 100mg Viagra (ADC). Discontinued pump use; manual stimulation to varying states of erections; achieved penetratable erection on a couple of occasions
3 month PSA--<0.1
6 month PSA--<0.1
10 month PSA--<0.1


Sephie
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 1804
   Posted 1/26/2010 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny, thanks so much for the good news about Mel! If you should speak with him, please send him our very best wishes for a quick and uneventful recovery.

Sephie & John
Husband diagnosed in 2/2008 at age 57 with stage T1c. Robotic surgery performed 3/2008. Stage upgraded to T3a (single small EPE in posterior left). Perineural tumor infiltration present. Apex margin, bladder neck and SV negative. Final Gleason 3+4. PSA: 0.0 til July 2009. August 2009- 0.1, September 0.3, October back to 0.0, December 0.0. Thank you God!


goodlife
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 2691
   Posted 1/26/2010 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny,

I hope haven't violated a HIPPA statute. Hate to see you in jail for telling good news !

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


Herophilus
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 662
   Posted 1/26/2010 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Sonny, been wondering all day....Steve and Arnie you guys gave me the biggest smile that I have had in a long time....do keep it up!
Hero

Purgatory
Elite Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 1/26/2010 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I will put five bucks on the fart question if anyone is tracking the odds.

Mel, if you can hear us, enjoy the world of morphine class drugs while you can lay there and get them legal, you will so busy in la la land that you will forget while you are at the hospital.

Fight hard brother, walk as soon as practical, and the sooner you fart, or least sounding like you are, the sooner they will leave you alone.

And your first meal will probably suck, but you won't care.

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


keysailfisher
Regular Member


Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 346
   Posted 1/26/2010 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the update Sonny. Mel your on the other side now, it's on to recovery. I guess that leaves me next in line for surgery, let us  know how everything went. Now you can compare what everyone told you to what actually happened. All the best to you.
 
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


t-dog
Regular Member


Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 154
   Posted 1/26/2010 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Rock on Mel, my turn is this Monday the 1st at 10. Hope all goes well with me also.
Dx at 50 in 12/09 Merry Christmas its cancer....
3 of 12 positive, right side only, psa at dx 2.6 free%14
gleason 3+3=6
routine physical, no symptoms
Da Vinci scheduled Feb. 2k10


Purgatory
Elite Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 1/26/2010 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
T-DOG, we wont forget your time in the spot light next week, be glad when your surgery is done, history, and you are safely on the recovery side like our dear friend Mel is currently.

Please keep us posted.

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


Burlcodad
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 254
   Posted 1/26/2010 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   

Great news

Im thinking will be - how long after surgery before you walked and how far?

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
 
 


keysailfisher
Regular Member


Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 346
   Posted 1/26/2010 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck T-Dog. Keep us updated.
 
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


Burlcodad
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 254
   Posted 1/26/2010 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Neal and T dog
 
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
 
 


pa69
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 260
   Posted 1/26/2010 9:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the good news, Sonny! Welcome Mel to the other side! Oh, farting is important, it gets you out of the hospital sooner.

T-dog, looking forward to seeing you comfortably on the other side.

Quick healing,
Bob
Age 70, First ever PSA 7.8 taken June 2008, Biopsy July 2008, 10 of 12 cores positive, Gleason 3+3=6
da Vinci surgery December 10, 2008, catheter removed December 29 2008
St. Lukes Hospital, Bethlehem, Pa.
Dr. Frank Tamarkin
Prostate weight 73.0 grams, Gleason 3+3=6, stage pT3a
Tumor locations: right anterior apex, right posterior apex to mid
left anterior mid to base, left posterior apex to mid
extensive perineural invasion in right anterior apex, right and left posterior apex to mid
seminal vesicles negative
Four PSA tests undetectable, latest Oct 30

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, June 18, 2018 12:07 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,972,687 posts in 326,006 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 160835 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Donna Tomkins.
324 Guest(s), 2 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Girlie, Adagio