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t-dog
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   Posted 2/9/2010 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey folks, cath out this morning after 7 days, stung like the dickens but whata relief! so far only a drop or two lost and control is excellent. I think my guy has some major skills. Path report is ok, not perfect. No upgrade in gleeson, stayed at 6.Tumor 20% involved in one half, 5% other half. Only blip was a slight margin in one area but was only fractional and did not escape. My decision not to wait may end up being the best thing i`ve ever done for myself. Docs statement was he believes no further treatment will be nec. in the long run, will just have to hope for the best i guess. After reading a few hospital horror stories i would have to say my care was awesome from the get go. The hospital is surgeon owned and i think that may be a good thing, spotlessly clean and a high level of care and service. Thanks all! 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


Purgatory
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   Posted 2/9/2010 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Tim,

Glad you got your rubber snake out of your weiner, that is a big relief, I know. Pathology not too bad either, glad you stayed a Gleason 6.
Good luck as you continue your recovery time.

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


SHU93
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   Posted 2/9/2010 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Thats Great!! Take it Easy but if you can take some walks, it helps with your recovery!!!
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
 
 
 


positional
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   Posted 2/9/2010 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tim,

I got rid of my catherer this morning too.

So far no leaking, just burning sensation when peeing. Hope it's normal.

Pathology report is not ready yet.

Mark
Age - 54
Diagnosed - 09/2009
Gleason - 3+3
PSA - 6.7
4 out of 12 cores positive on the left side
MRI shows none on the left side and "cancerous" issues on the right side
RRP on 02/03 with Dr. Lee in Philly
One night stay, nerves bundles are preserved on both sides. Catherer removal on 02/09, pathology report on 04/04
 


James C.
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   Posted 2/9/2010 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Cpngrats to both of you guys, the pee sting is normal , by the way, and might do so for several weeks, as all the sliced and diced parts heal. Expect blood at odd times, and it's good to hear that the initial removal time is virtualy leak free....
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


geezer99
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   Posted 2/9/2010 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news! Walk, walk. Live, live.
Age at diagnosis 66, PSA 5.5
Biopsy 12/08 12 cores, 8 positive
Gleason 3+4=7
CAT scan, Bone scan 1/09 both negative.

Robotic surgery 03/03/09 Catheter Out 03/08/09
Pathology: Lymph nodes & Seminal vesicles negative
Margins positive, Capsular penetration extensive Gleason 4+3=7
6 weeks: 1 pad/day, 1 pad/night -- mostly dry at night.
10 weeks: no pad at night -- slight leakage day/1 pad.
3 mo. PSA 0.0 - now light pads
6 mo. PSA 0.00 -- 1 light pad/day
9 mo. PSA 0.00 -- 1 light pad/day ED remains


Jerry1
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Total Posts : 460
   Posted 2/9/2010 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
 
 
Great news glad to hear you stay a 6.
 
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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Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 2/9/2010 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Mark, congrats on your cath removal too. If the burning gets to be too much, then ask your dr. for some pyridium. It's cheap to buy, but will leave a perm. orange stain to anything your urine touches. But it will take the burn right out of it.

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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Total Posts : 346
   Posted 2/9/2010 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you both got it out. Path sounds pretty good T-Dog.
 
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
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Total Posts : 254
   Posted 2/9/2010 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news Mark and Tim 
 
Ray
Diagnosed 9/09 at age 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 Presbyterian - Dr David Lee. Home 1/14/10 Nerves spared on both sides -Catheter removed 1/19/10  Path report scheduled for 2/11/10
 
Incontinence - Initial 6 pads a day, 3 Weeks - 3 pads a day relatively dry at night
 
ED - yes but seeing some improvements - levitra 10 mg 2x week
 
 


In This Together Wife
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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 135
   Posted 2/9/2010 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats to both of you.  T-dog we also used a surgeon-owned hospital--we did not really know if that was a good or bad thing, but had already decided on our doctor when we found out about that.
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

Post Edited (In This Together Wife) : 2/9/2010 5:54:00 PM (GMT-7)


Timm
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Total Posts : 83
   Posted 2/10/2010 1:43 AM (GMT -6)   
   
    Tim
  
        Congrat's on your recovery. I was wondering, just how long it took you to make the surgery, decision, I'm going in for my CT. scan this week.
 
        Man, alot of you guys had surgery last week.                   
 
                                                                                       Thanks Tim

t-dog
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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 154
   Posted 2/10/2010 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks for the positive vibes guys, so far so good. to answer your question tim from diag. to surgery was exactly 3 months. we ruled out radiation early on and concentrated on finding the best guy. good luck to you, 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


Redman55
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 87
   Posted 2/10/2010 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Per catheter out, your urethra lining will be irritated for 2-4 weeks. I did a cat walk across the ceiling when they took mine out. Burning or irritation sensation is normal and you will have some occasional blood spots show up in your pads as healing goes on and the urethra graft and bladder heal etc. This is all normal.
Age 54
PSA 8/2009 5.6 Gleason 8
DaVinci surgery 11/2009
Pathology - totally contained in margins -one bundle spared
PSA now undetectable at < .05
Continance: Night and morning fine and improving
Doing 3 P's and now using trimix


James C.
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Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 2/10/2010 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
If you still have burning and irritation after a couple days, maybe it's time to try the yellow staining urinary miracle cure- pyrillium or whatever its called- Purgatory swears by it. Maybe he will come around sometime this week smilewinkgrin and spell it for us..
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


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 2/10/2010 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Tim and Mark, I know you are pleased loose that rubber dangling out of you. Now on to walking and yourself healed.

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)

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