Welcome to HW and joining the club.
Your post brought back memories for me.
I grew up in EM and graduated from EMHS a few years ahead of you. Bought fireworks from Chick, cold cuts and YooHoo from the Meadow Dairy.
I can almost hear your accent:
"By the way, I saw Bee at the wedding. She looked gawgeous! She got rid of the bum, lost 20 pounds and started dating again. Like you recommended.
Oh, and your mom has been talking to my mom. She wants to know when are going to get a real job. Norm, For this you went to school? Please. You're breakin' her heart."
You found a great sitel You'll even get useful PCa info here. (But not usually from me.)
Say Hi to Richie for me, and tell him he still owes me 4 bucks.
DX Age 56
. First routine PSA test on April 8, 09: 17.8. Start 2 weeks of Cipro to rule out protatitis. May '09 PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: PSA: 23.2
. Biopsy 6/10/09
: 7/12 scores positive, 20%-70%, Gleason 6=3+3. Bone and C/T scans neg. RP DaVinci -7/21/2009
@ Univ of Roch Medical Center
Left nerve gone, right partial spared. Catheter removed - 7/31/2009
Pathology report received:
Gleason 3+4=7, Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm,
location: both lobes and apex.
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive.
No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX Post Surgery Status: Potency -
12/11 5 months, Still no activity, zip. Using pump daily since 11/11. No effect with 20 mg of Cialis or 100 mg of Viagra. Shots, See Uro 1/22/10 Trimix unsuccessful. Incontinence -
8/20 4 full pads per day
.. 9/7 3-4 full pads per day (Try cutting down on fluids. Bad idea. I know.)
11/14 4 months: Still 3 pads per day. 420ml/day, 91 um leak.
12/11 5 months: Still 3 pads per day. 400-450ml/day
1/11/10 6 months: Still 3 pads but leak is now 320 ml (5 day avg.)Post Surgery PSA -
9/3 6 weeks - 0.05; 10/13 3 months - 0.04, 1/14 6 months - 0.05.