Hi David E,
While well aware of the U.S. approach to medical science (not good unless invented here) and the general uncertainty about
Canadians (even Vice Presidents down there keep saying 9-11 terrorists entered the country from Canada when the only Canadian connection to 9-11 was welcoming all those big American airliners at our airports and take the risk when their home ports would not let them land) I must protest that six Calgary men are mice.
Granted, our Alberta types are unusual. But DNA wise I assure you they are close enough to homo sapiens that many Americans (I am told) are willing to consider a heart transplant from one if nothing better is available south of the 49th and there are just hours to live.
While, if HIFU is anything to go by, it may well be five years before any Phase 1 human trials are even considered in the U. S. I suspect much sooner another human study (albeit of the Canadian sort) will be underway.
And, I trust, my American friends here will read the above with the same sense of humor and fun with which it was written.
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours. Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
First post op PSA Sept 09 less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23 test again less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8 less than 0.02
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7
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