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   Posted 3/18/2010 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
hi many of us leak but why ,is it to do with what we drink i ask .with me wine is the worst .tea no prob juice no prob any comments please barry ps nobody say stop the wine ok
PSA Aug 07 was 3, Mid 08, 3.5, mid 09, 7.27

First biopsy july 09 - t2a on left . 11 samples taken from 6 blocks. 4 blocks show positive for adenocarcinoma. 1 block 10%, 3 blocks 5%, overall gleason 3 plus 4. No perineural invasion seen. Seminal vesicles clear.

End Oct 2009, bone scan all clear, MRI shows 6mm lesion on bottom left and rest of gland diffused image. Late Nov 2009, a template biopsy of 32 from 20 sites adenocarcinoma, gleason 3 plus 4 at 10 sites; unfortunately spread over both left and right.had planned hifu treatment but spread of cancer reduced possible benefits.robotic radical undertaken by prof r kirby at the london clinic 16/2/10 in hospital 3 days .cath out 25/2/10.pathlab report -margins clear,gleason now 4/3 .tumor weight 62g tumor vol 1.7. stage now pt3a as carcinom invaded left posterior aspect 2mm .dry at night from when cath out, one or two pads a day depends on drink i think op psa due 1/4/10.april fools day .

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   Posted 3/18/2010 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Barry - at the meeting last night the doctor who specializes in incontinence had a list of good and bad fluids we can consume -
-the good ones - water, grape juice, apple, cranberry juice
-the bad ones ( which increase fluid production and incontinence) - coffee, tea, caffeinated beverages ( like colas), alcohol ( which includes wine) , citrus juices and artificial sweeteners

-some use decaffeinated beverages - coffee and tea - as substitutes

all the best

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 - girth back to normal -but not much length - will go for trimix in April when I see doc
Incontinence: 3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- finally seeing improvement - March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery -
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
Post Surgery-PSA: to be announced - April 8, 2010

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   Posted 3/18/2010 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Not sure what is causing your leaking but have you talked to your Doc? It really didnt make any difference in what I drank, got the same result. MY Oncologist cautioned me not to eat or drink citrus fuit or juice as that might increase the frequency of urination. Looks like you are making some progress, and hopefully this to shall pass.
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed, 61 yo 2010
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
 started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
T2C left lateral and left posterior margins involved
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4, 6 1/2 month psa.5
Starting IMRT on 1/18/10, Completed 39 tx at 72 gys on 3/12/10
Great family and friends

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   Posted 3/18/2010 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
For only about a month after surgery you are doing pretty good on the incontinence score. If you are dry at night and only 1-2 pads a day, I'd say drink what you like and let the pads worry about it. What you drink now only affects how you leak now -- not how you will leak in the future so it is not that wine in moderation is going to harm your future recovery.

We Americans can look to the words of Benjamin Franklin: "Beer is the evidence that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
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

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   Posted 3/18/2010 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Anything carbonated sets me off - beer, sparkling water, sparkling wine, cokes.
Orange juice is a real killer. I still drink one good cup of coffee a day. After a few days off coffee - no difference, so a little doesn't seem to hurt. But a glass of OJ - rest of the day is doomed.
Wine seems ok in moderation (a half bottle ~ two glasses). I've been off anything heavier, so can't comment on that.

Not a tea drinker, and don't use artifical sweetners, so no comments there either.

BTW - today is DaVinci +21 weeks, one pad a day for the last week, and a second "undetectable" PSA from Bostwick. Yeah!
Schedule now set for IMRT, Calypso markers being inserted next week. Not so great.
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