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compiler
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   Posted 3/5/2010 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
It was very interesting. I was feeling ill and concerned about a UTI. I had a urine test which showed both red and white cells. We expected the red but not the white. A subsequent culture was negative.
 
Anyway, the doctor said that BOTH white and red cells are very typical at this stage (5-6 weeks post-op). So that urine test was completely normal, given the circumstances.
 
Also, in some patients there is a delayed swelling. This will result in many trips to the bathroom after urinating (subsequent trips yield  just a few drops at a time). This just happens.
 
Anyway, that was quite informative. The specialists there know a LOT more than the local doctors. He also confirmed that I should drop the cipro now.
 
There ya go.
 
I'm sure I will now get the predictable responses ala "now you can stop  worrying etc. etc. etc."
But I'm sharing this information because it is interesting and surprising.  Oh, he also confirmed that even if it is an infection, it will NOT influence the PSA in one sans prostate. So I can now worry about my first post-op PSA which I intend to do on Tuesday.
 
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, was  using 1 pad at night for security, but pretty much dispensed with that most nights. Update: no pads at night. No pads while at home, but still very uncomfortable. Use 1 pad for out-of-house activities.

Next Event: First post-op PSA on 3/9/10


goodlife
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   Posted 3/5/2010 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go Mel. It's amazing how comforting a doctors tone of voice, inflection, and knowledge of the subject can be, and how much better it can make us feel. I hate to hear "Gee, I don't really know, I'll talk to my colleague."

Hopefully you will start to feel better all on your own.
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


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 3/5/2010 7:20 PM (GMT -6)   
This is why I put my confidence in my medical team, they are the doctors not me.

Good luck on that first PSA, hopefully you will slide right into the Zero Club.

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, no problem post SRT
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  same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, Caths #13 & #14 same time


keysailfisher
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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 347
   Posted 3/5/2010 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad your doing better Mel.
 
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/ cath removal 2/16
 
Gleason-3+4=7
Extent of tumor-Bilateral
Extraprostatic Extension-Absent
Seminal Vesicles-Negative for tumor
Surgical Margins-Rt apical margin focally positive
lymphovascular invasion-Suspicious in areas of capsular involvement
Regional lymph nodes-One node negative
Stage-T2c NO Mx
Incontinence-yes

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