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keysailfisher
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   Posted 3/24/2010 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   

It turns it was not were he sewed me back together. It was at the tip of the penis and he said it was a reaction from the latex catherter, I guess I'm alergic to latex cath's. When he started he could not even get the scope to go in. He started with what looked like bamboo sticks with the smallest about the size of pencil lead and worked his way up to I think he called an 18. Gave me a self cathing tube to insert twice a day, to keep it open. And yes it curled my toes when he first started. Thanks guys for your input.

 

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


tatt2man
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 2842
   Posted 3/24/2010 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
NEAL - it may be upsetting still but a little less stress now that you know what was going on
... those stick are called "sounds" ... and used to stretch the urethra and check out the passage way .

.. some guys use them for kinky stuff ( those with prostates) and do the dr.thumb and the four assistants routine - and when all is said and done - the sound shoots across the room...

.. please keep the cath tube clean and follow proper hygiene routine... it is so easy for a bug to slip inside the urethra ( let alone an allergic reaction) - I am probably preaching to the converted, but better safe than sorry ...

here's to a happy flowing ( when you want it to) mr. happy.

hugs
BRONSON
.................
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
............


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 3/24/2010 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I guess if you are latex allergic or sensitive, makes perfect sense. I asked once, and was told all my caths are non-latex, just one more thing to have to think about if you are allergic. How long are you suppose to self cath? How many days? Perhaps until the swelling goes down the reaction? I know PluggedUp had to self cath, but he was doing it 5-10 times a day, until he had a surgical fix.

Hope this works for you, if so, it should be a one time fix. Good luck

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


Carlos
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 486
   Posted 3/24/2010 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Neal,  I'm glad things went well for you.  In the for what it's worth department, the numbering system for the sounds refers to the circumference.  In your case a No. 18 means 18 mm circ. or just under 6 mm dia.  I hope it works for the long haul.
 
Carlos

Diagnosed 2/2008 at age 71, Gleason score 5+3=8, stage T1c, PSA 9.1. 
Robotic surgery 5/2008, nerves spared, All margins, SV and lymph nodes negative. 
Staged pT2c, Gleason score 5+3=8.  PSA <0.1 at 20 months, Jan. 4, 2010.


60Michael
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2222
   Posted 3/24/2010 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the update Neal. Hope the toes have returned to their natural position. Also hope this takes care of it for you.
Michael
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
Michael


keysailfisher
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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 346
   Posted 3/24/2010 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys. Yes always keep things clean. Now that I think about it he didn't say for how long to self cath. I have an appt. on Monday anyway, first psa fingers crossed. I hope this takes care of it, for me it was very uncomfortable.
 
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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