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F8
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   Posted 2/15/2010 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
thanx guys. that really helps. i hurt my ribs about 12 yesr ago in a mountain bike crash. i remember it hurt bad enough that i had to take tylenol every four hours or so for about a week. and of course i never went to the doctor cool

ed rader

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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 2/15/2010 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Ed I think I know where this post belongs to.

I may offer a bit of site coaching here. The three buttons below a thread are "New Topic" "Post Reply" and "Printable". Make sure you hit the "Post Reply" button to respond a thread and your post with stay in that thread. If you hit "New Topic" you might end up out where no -one understands your post...

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F8
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   Posted 2/15/2010 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanx Tony -- i must have hit the wrong button. i think my reply would make the most sense in the original thread but however you want to handle it is fine by me. sorry for the confusion.

ed r.

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 2/15/2010 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
No problem. Thanks for being here...I will quote your post in the other thread for you...


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goodlife
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   Posted 2/15/2010 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Ed,

If and when you have to have a catheter for a couple of weeks, you may think your wife has let you down. Just remember, its not really torture, its just part of the cure.

I think you will be peasantly surprised with wahtever treatment option you choose, it is a relatively painless process.
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,  9 month PSA < .01


F8
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   Posted 2/15/2010 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Goodlife -- believe it or not the catheter is what i dread the most. before that it was the biopsy that had me in a blind panic for more than a month. i thought that if i could get through the biopsy the cancer diagnosis -- should there be one -- would be a breeze. man was i wrong about that.

ed r.

GarthK
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   Posted 2/15/2010 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Ed -- I worried the biopsy until it was over (no big deal), then I worried the surgery prep (I hate IVs) until it was over (again, no big deal), then I woke up worrying the catheter since I had never had the pleasure of one before. I had the cath for 15 days and, while is was a nuisance, it was not particularly uncomfortable and there was no discomfort when it was removed. The worst part was getting used to sleeping with it and not worrying that I would roll over and pull something loose in my sleep (didn't happen). Now some here have real horror stories to tell about catheters and I truly sympathise with their experiences. Here's hoping that you'll be one of the lucky majority of HW travellers and have an easy time of it.

Good luck,
Garth
Vitae: DOB: Q4'46, HT: 5'9", WT: 180
PSA: <2.5, DRE: Slight enlargement, one node
Biopsy: 12/08 4 of 12 cores positive, Gleason: 3+3
Surgery: RRP on 1/21/09 Catheter: 15 days
Pathology: AJCC: pT2a, clear margins, no involvement, Gleason: 3+2
First year 3-mo tests: <0.01, switched to 6-mo 12/12/09

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