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Purgatory
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   Posted 2/8/2010 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
After enduring another very painful filled weekend, saw my uro/surgeon this morning.  Based on what's going on, he removed catheter #11, the foley catheter.  It was  causing all the back to back spasms and stabbing pains.  He left the SP suprapubic cath in, since it is working so well.  When he removed the foley, he was so slow and careful, wouldnt let his nurse help, he slowly deflated the balloon  (in stead of the quick shock it usually produces, and ever so slowly removed the cath.  Never really hurt, just felt creepy coming out.  He was deeply concerned about causing me any more pain.
 
The plan now, is to leave the SP cath, which isn't hurting, isn't infected (for now), for 2 weeks then have me come back in.  At the next meeting, he will heavily sedate me, the  go up with a scope again and see what condition my bladder neck is in, and if needed, do a soft dialation, put in a foley catheter, and removed the SP.
 
He said if I am still in too much pain down there in 2 weeks, he will simply replace the SP cath with a fresh one.  He said again that the radiation was almost too much for the area, and feels its responsible at this point for all the set back, extended cath times, and incredible periods of pain.
 
Even though the foley is out, it hurts just the same, it may take a few days for that to heal some, he said it might even bleed some more, but not to worry.  Stay off my feet as much as possible, keep taking the pain meds as needed.
 
Hopefully things will improve in 2 weeks, I hope, because the past 2 have been weeks of pure hell.  Been averaging 2-4 dozen a day painful spasms, and even a greater number of those sharp, burning ,stabbing pains through the penis itself.  I hope even later today I will feel better.
 
So my journey continues onward, still don't know where its going.  Right this second, glad to be back to one caths instead of two.
 
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, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days


larryandangieohio
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   Posted 2/8/2010 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey David,

Man you're going through enough pain for ten of us! Sorry all this is happening to you! All we can really do is pray that you'll get some relief soon! Hang in there!

Larry

Dx Age:58  PSA 8/06 8.74,  10/09 7.46,  12/22 6.50 Needle Biopsy  11/10/09: 16/16 cores positive 2 - 85% of tissue

Gleason score 7 (3+4 with tertiary pattern 5). CT,Bone, and PET scans all negative.

Da Vinci laparoscopic prostatectomy performed on Jan. 07, 2010 at IU Simon Cancer Center…  Indianapolis, IN  Prostate size: 42 g Gleason score (primary + secondary):  4 + 3 = 7

Primary pattern (%):4, 60%  Secondary pattern (%): 3, 35%   Tertiary pattern (%): 5, 5%

Histologic type: Adenocarcinoma   Variant histology present: No   Multifocality: Yes

Extraprostatic extension: Yes   Seminal vesicle invasion: No   Cancer at surgical margin:No  

Bladder neck involvement: No    Lymph-vascular invasion: No    Perineural invasion: Yes

Catheter removed Jan-19-10  Dry Nights 1 pad/day as of 2/4/10 Baseline PSA 2/3/10 <0.04

 


60Michael
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   Posted 2/8/2010 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
David there is not much that I can say that I havent said before. Hope your pain eases asap and that better days are ahead for you.
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


Purgatory
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   Posted 2/8/2010 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Larry and Michael. Doing the best I can, I know that in my heart. Think the doctor is doing his best with a difficult situation. He knew that after the radiation oncologist got through with me, that he would be the primary care person to deal with its aftermath. So I admire his patience and level of patinet care. He's a good and caring man.
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, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days


Magaboo
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   Posted 2/8/2010 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi David,
 
So Sorry that you still have to deal with all that pain and discomfort. I'm just glad that your Doctor seams to be sympathetic, patient and gentle and understands all the things you had to endure thus far. I can only wish and hope that soon you will fell much better and that you can get back to a more normal life.
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


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 2/8/2010 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
David,
Your journey has been a difficult one to say the least. I'm hoping to hear good new from you in the next few days and hope that all the pain yjat ypi have endured is over. Best of wishes.
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


Purgatory
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   Posted 2/8/2010 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Magaboo, that's all I am asking for, some sense of normalcy in my life once more.

Thanks Ed, today was another step in a strange and twisted journey, one that I never knew would exist.
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, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 2/8/2010 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Brother David: I feel for you. I just wish that there was some easy way to fix this problem for you. We hurt with you and feel so helpless. Buddy I pray that this gets better for you in short order.


Jeff T
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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)


t-dog
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   Posted 2/8/2010 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
David, my body is starting to dislike the cath also, hopefully tomorrow its out. I know those sharp penis pains well as they are common with my ic. All the best thoughts to you brother, Tim
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


spottydog10
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   Posted 2/8/2010 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey David,
Fingers crossed this is the start of some relief,
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

 


Jerry1
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   Posted 2/8/2010 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
 
 
David,
 
Sorry to hear that you are still in so much pain and that the radiation did so much damage.
I hope you heal soon and get out of pain.  I just started my 4th week of radiation and so far things have been good I hope they stay that way and that this thing works on killing those cancer cells.
 
Hang in there.
 
Jerry1
Age 70
DX 8/13/08 , PSA 4.0, Biopsy 14 samples 1 positive 12% of sample,
Gleason Score 4+4 =8  Bone scan and MRI negative
Da Vince surgery on Oct 17, 08 Florida Hospital Dr Vipul Patel
Post Gleason report  4+4 = 8 Lymph nodes on both sides negative
margins Negative  Stage II (pt2a) 
Cath out on October 29th left in longer due to small leak.
11/19/08 dry no more pads
12/2/08 first PSA <0.1
 3/6/09 6 Month PSA 0.0
6/3/09 9 month  PSA 0.1
7/14/09  PSA still 0.1
10/15/09 PSA 0.3
10/26/09 surgery to remove 3 clips in bladder neck  
11/16/09 PSA 0.3
12/14/09 PSA 0.4 
12/28/09 PSA 0.5
Start radiation treatments ib January 18th. 


Purgatory
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   Posted 2/8/2010 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
jeff, thanks, i feel the sincerity with you, and appreciate that. what a win for the saints, couldn't be prouder.

tim, glad yours is coming out that soon, i still have 2-6 weeks at the min, depending on how I heal between now and then, good luck on the rest of your recovery

thanks, also, Mike

jerry, yours is going great so far, and I am happy for you, truly. my reaction may well be a low percentile hassle, so let it stay that way, i am thankful for most men, that that walked right through it. if they were all like this, no one would ever want to do it, lol. you are doing very well
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, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days


James C.
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   Posted 2/8/2010 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   
David, not much to be said or comfort to offer, except hang in there and tough it out. I'll be thinking about you...
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
32 mts: PSA's: .04 each test since surgery, ED Continues-Bimix .3ml PRN or Trimix .15ml PRN


tatt2man
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   Posted 2/8/2010 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
david - you are in our thoughts and prayers - here's to the lessening of pain and continued hope towards the future -
gentle hugs
BRONSON & STEVE
.................
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
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Purgatory
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   Posted 2/8/2010 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks James, did tell my dr. that it seems to be an endless process to get me through this ,but we honestly work with one or two weeks at a time.

Thanks and hugs back to Bronson and Steve.

As an update, so far today since I have been home, still real sore ,still having spasms, but less severe, and the pain med seems to be holding its own. The dr. offered me more of something stronger, but I turned it down for now and will stick to the loratabs. I have learned to be around them on a regular basis without the constipating issues. I take 2 stool softeners every other day, and it seems to keep me regulated enough not to be a problem.

My dr. real fear, is that in the next two weeks, the opening he did in the Jan. 199th surgery will try to close up without a cath in the middle of it, but I needed some relief regardless, was about to go out of my mind. Now if I am can catch a break, I might be, and I say that caustiously at this point, be cath free by mid March. That would be something at this point after all these months.
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, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days


In This Together Wife
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   Posted 2/8/2010 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
David,
Thanks for the update. Believing the best for you. I'm thinking it is hard for the body to do much healing with so much pain. Bear has his follow up on the 22nd, I will post a little more about that on a previous post I made. Rain all day here in TX today Bear is in Tulsa for business and it is snowing there. Any news on your employment?
CareBear


(Bear's stats) Age 49
 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
11-13-09 DaVinci
11-23-09 Cath removed  Path report cancer contained neg. margins
Feb 2010 wil be followup PSA


qjenxu
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   Posted 2/8/2010 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
David, seems your doctor is really good and care about you. i am sorry that you had painful weeks after your last surgery. hope next one would bring some improvement on your recovery.

good luck and best wishes for you!

Jennifer

Purgatory
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   Posted 2/8/2010 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
carebear, i actually have an outstanding 2nd interview coming up in a week as the finance director for a large private academy, glad your husband is doing well, love hearing about my birth town of tulsa.

jennifer: thank you, my dr and i have definitely developed a good dr-patient relationship over time. he knows i am a pretty informed patient (no, not know it all), and i can clearly communicate to him what is going on and how i am feeling at the moment.

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, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days


keysailfisher
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   Posted 2/8/2010 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
David,
  I'm sorry that you having to deal with so much pain, maybe this will bring some relief without creating any other problems.
 
Take care    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


defender3
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   Posted 2/8/2010 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
David,

I wish only the best for you as you continue on this road and hope the pain will just go away.

John

Purgatory
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   Posted 2/8/2010 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, Neal. It's already been an improvement, the rest of today. Hoping to get a better night sleep and a better day tommorow

Thank you John.
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, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days


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   Posted 2/8/2010 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
David,
I've been off-line for a few days. Hang in there. Nothing else to say.

polfred
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   Posted 2/8/2010 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   

David,

Hope things improve for you very quickly. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

jan


Age 59
PSA 9 on-08-09
Given antibiotics for 1 month/
PSA 10 on 10-09
Biopsy 11-18-09-Results 10 of 12 cores positive
CT and Bone scan negative
Diagnosed on 11-20-09
Lupron injection/ 7 dys of casodex on 11-20-09
Markers placed on 12-15-09
Planning scan scheduled 1-18-2010/ 8 wks radiation to follow
 


nhcappy
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   Posted 2/8/2010 11:33 PM (GMT -6)   
David,

I hope things turnaround in a good direction asap!




age 53
psa 4.15
TRUS w/needle biopsy 11/30/09.
2 of 12 core sites positive.
Highest Gleason score noted in one of the cores was 8.
Abdominal & Pelvic CT & Bone scan negative.
Davinci on Feb. 5th 2010.

Norm C.

compiler
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   Posted 2/8/2010 11:59 PM (GMT -6)   

Hang in there is such a trite phrase, but it's the best I can do. Wish I could help more!

 

Mel


63 years old . PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (Free PSA 24%),  after 45 days on cipro! DREs have always been normal. PCA-3

Biopsy on 11/30/09. 5 out of 12 cores positive. Gleason 4+3. 2 cores were 3+3 (one 5% and the other 30%) on one side. On  other side:2 cores are 4+3 (5%)--1 core 3+4 (30%) no peri-neural invasion. prostate is 45 grams. Stage: T1C.  

Surgery with Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital, 1/26/10. He says all looked good. Spared nerves. Unfortunately: Pathology Report: G 4+3 (65%-35%). Cancer in 15% of gland. Lymph Nodes: Clear.  Perineural Invasion: yes. Seminal Vessical Involvement: No.  Extraprostatic Extension: yes.  Positive Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. Final Weight is 52.7 gms. 

 Incontinence: joined that club-- definite leaks—1 pad/day. Night is dry but using 1 pad at night for security.

Next Event: First post-op PSA on 3/1/10

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