First post surgery PSA

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profman
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 55
   Posted 1/29/2010 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
My surgery was 12/15/09, and yesterday met doc for discussion and first post PSA test. Came back undetectable, so perhaps I now qualify for the zero club, at least until my next PSA in four months. My surgery was a lot of fun for the surgeon, as I had an extra blood vessel leading to the penis, which was over the prostate. As he was sparing nerves, he decided to save the blood vessel, as blood flow to the penis would be a good thing. It resulted in a loss of one liter of blood, unusual for robotic surgery - but the first thing the doc told my wife and kids after the surgery was how much fun it was - have to love that attitude.

As many others, I did not find this site until after my surgery, but have learned a lot, and will do my best to help support others as they have supported me.
Diagnosed 9/4/09
PSA 3.5, up from 1.8 year before
First biopsy showed 3/10 positive cores, Gleason 3+3, less than 10% involvement in all three cores, diagnosed as T2a
Doc and I decided on Active Surveillance, pending a confirmatory biopsy
Second biopsy showed 5/10 positive cores, Gleason 3+3, left side (4 postitive cores) had 40% involvement
RRP on 12/15/09
Home on 12/16/09
Failed cystogram on 12/23/09, catheter out on 12/29/09
Path report was all good news, Gleason 3+3, no margin involvement, everything clean other than core of prostate, tumor on both sides, but more prevalent on left side, 5% involvement, 42 gram organ
Within two days down to one pad a day, now continent except if I sleep more than four hours
Back to work 1/4/10
ED present, although blood does flow after Viagra. Will try pump in a week


60Michael
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2243
   Posted 1/29/2010 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW Profman and congrats on the PSA. Sounds like your surgery went well and I look forward to seeing more of your posts.
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


Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4849
   Posted 1/29/2010 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Great News...
 
New Guy buys the beer....
 
I too had a too many blood vessel deal and loss of blood...
Age 54   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
11/20/09 - 18 Month PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 1/29/2010 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats for joining the Zero Club, hope you stay for years and years with those big beautiful zeros. I will buy the second round.

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


DS Can
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 195
   Posted 1/29/2010 5:24 PM (GMT -6)   

Congratulations, Celebrate that Zero and keep healing,

Dan


PSA 01/07 1.2, PSA 01/08 1.9, PSA 01/09 2.5
BIOPSY 02/24/09  PCa DX age 52
Right: 3+3=6, 3/6 cores 10% involved,PNI-Y
Left:  3+3=6, 1/7 cores <5% involved,PNI-N
LARP 04/09/09 nerve sparing. Final pathology:
GS 3+4=7, Margins uninvolved, 2 lymph nodes negative
Catheter out 04/17,1st no-pad day 05/03
Followup PSA 05/28/09,08/20/09,12/08/09 <0.1
 
 


hopenchange
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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 19
   Posted 1/29/2010 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations!  I hope to join the club soon.
Scotty
  

Age 66

Routine physical at PCP office, with DRE and PSA Test. PSA 2.5, small growth felt on right side 

Urologist performed TRUS biopsy 9/17/09,samples sent to Bostwick Labs

Results received from lab indicated PCa 9/24/09

8 of 12 samples 80% Gleason 3+3+6, 6 of these on the right side

1 of 12 samples 70% Gleason 3+3=6

1 of 12 samples 60% Gleason 3+3=6

2 of 12 samples benign

CT scan and bone scan negative

Consultation at Johns Hopkins with Dr. Alan Partin 10/20/09

Open RRP at Johns Hopkins by Dr. Partin 11/06/09, right nerve bundle removed, left spared

One night in hospital, back to hotel room for three days before flying home

Foley catheter removed 11/16/09

Post-surgery pathology shows PCa was organ-contained, lymph nodes negative, seminal vesicles negative, Gleason score 3+3=6, stage T1b

First post-surgery PSA first week of February 2010. Using one pad during day and one at night as of 1/28/10

No luck with the erectile dysfunction.  Taking 50mg Viagara 3 times a week.  Doctor prescribed 100mg daily beginning 6 weeks after catheter removal, but I can't put up with the headaches and congestion. 

 

 

 

           

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