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James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4463
   Posted 3/13/2010 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
In another thread, he posted for the first time. Welcome to the forum and thanks for joining us. He said:

Am I a little jealous of the brothers that had the good fortune to be dry from day one, yeah a little. Each of us heals differently and although I would rather be pad free at 16 weeks I can handle the one to two pads that I go through now pretty easily. What really gets me jealous are the guys who have a supporting wife behind them. Mine is no where near as supportive as what I have read on this site. Those are the lucky guys and those are the ones I envy.

dx August 2009 age 50 PSA 3.9 Free PSA 9
Biopsy Sept 2009 Gleason (3+4) 7 2 out of 12
RPE November 2009 Contained in Prostate no exterior involvement
6 week PSA < 0.03
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60Michael
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2243
   Posted 3/13/2010 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Biker,
Sorry to hear about your home situation, but glad you are alive and down to one or two pads. Perhaps marriage counseling could help but if both of you are unhappy sometimes it is best to move on. Hope you try the couseling first and hope that you all can grow closer to each other thru all of this. But doing nothing is doing something.
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


Arnie
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 374
   Posted 3/13/2010 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, dlhtbiker..........each of us has a cross to bear. Hopefully we can make up for the support that's not quite what you'd hoped for at home.
And in turn, you can help others coming down the path...
 
Arnie in DE
Age 56 (biopsy & surgery)
PSA at Diagnosis-3.9
Biposy 8/19/08--4 of 12 cores positive; 5% involvement, Gleason 6 (3+3)
 
Surgery 1/26/09-DaVinci Robotic Prostatectomy at Presbyterian Medical Center/HUP-Phila, PA
Dr. David Lee
 
Pathology Report- Adenocarcinoma, no capsular involvement, seminal vesicles clear, lymph nodes clear, negative margins, Gleason 7 (3+4), Stage T2C, NO MX, Prostate 61.8 grams, gland involvement 2-10%
 
Catheter removed after 8 days, totally dry at 3 months. ED issues continue, Viagra (via ADC) nightly (100mgs), VED use in earnest at 6 months. "Ball Park Frank" plumping at this point......ED at 10 months continues to improve, albeit slowly. Continued daily use of 100mg Viagra (ADC). Discontinued pump use; manual stimulation to varying states of erections; achieved penetratable erection on a couple of occasions----At 13 months, nocturnal erections are frequent. Still taking 100mg of ADC Viagra nightly. Libido still in the dumper, but working on it with doctors.
3 month PSA--<0.1
6 month PSA--<0.1
10 month PSA--<0.1
13 monthPSA--<0.1


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 3/13/2010 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, aboard Friend, sorry you need to be here, but you will soon be among good friends and supporters.

Please keep us posted of your journey with prostate cancer.

Best to you.

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, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days


skeener
Regular Member


Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 214
   Posted 3/13/2010 11:18 AM (GMT -6)   

Biker

Welcome.  Sounds like you are making good progress after the surgery.

Sorry about the home situation.

Stick around and let us know how things are going.  We are good listeners!!

Skeener


Age:  63 
Biopsy: May 09 showed 2 of 12 cores positive for prostate cancer -- 1 at 5% and 1 at 25%.  Cancer indicated as non aggressive.  Gleason Score: 3+3.
RRP on Oct 23/09 in London, Ontario.  Excellent surgeon. 
7 Weeks Post Op -  The fears I had about bad things about the operation and recovery did not materialise except of course ED!!.  Otherwise, everything went very smoothly.  Incontinence not a problem.  Wear a pad when out just in case. Pain was never a problem.
Pathology:  Unremarkable 
First followup PSA and Visit: Feb 11/10 - 0.0.
 
Next PSA May
Next doctor's visit in 6 months      

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