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Galileo
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   Posted 3/29/2010 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a hernia (read: huge belly button) right below the main scar from my Da Vinci prostatectomy 4 years ago. It's kind of been there, gradually getting bigger, for years. My primary care doc (after poking at it a few times!) gave me a referral to a general surgeon so I can have it fixed.

Anybody else had this? What's the surgery like?
Galileo

Dx Feb 2006, PSA 9 @age 43
RRP Apr 2006 - Gleason 3+4, T2c, NX MX, pos margins
PSA 5/06 <0.1, 8/06 0.2, 12/06 0.6, 1/07 0.7.
Salvage radiation (IMRT) total dose 70.2 Gy, Jan-Mar 2007@ age 44
PSA 6/07 0.1, 9/07 and thereafter <0.1
http://pcabefore50.blogspot.com


t-dog
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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 154
   Posted 3/29/2010 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I`m with ya brother! I`m 8 weeks out and have one in my groin that the doc said was caused by airing me up and the muscle not giving enough. I just got scheduled to have it fixed this Friday. Would also be interested to her from guys who have had this. Tim
Dx at 50 in 12/09 Merry Christmas its cancer....
3 of 12 positive, right side only, psa at dx 2.6 free%14
gleason 3+3=6
routine physical, no symptoms
Da Vinci performed Feb 2k10 by Dr Marc Milsten [hes got mad skills]
99% continent from cath out, mr happy fully functional at 2 weeks out!
path showed same gleeson with no other blips other than one slight margin, organ confined 20% right, 5%left, 34grams
 
 


logoslidat
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Total Posts : 6081
   Posted 3/29/2010 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
My uro said a ct scan taken for another issue, lymphceles, indicated one, He felt nothing, I feel fine. Unfortunately, I,ve seen many posts, even here, compare recovery as more problematic, than open rrp, but we are all different, and the men may have been considerably older.
age 66 First psa 4/17/09 psa 8.3, 7/27/09 psa 8.1
8/12/09 biopsy 6 out of 12 pos 2-70%, rest <5% 3+3
10/19/09 open rrp U of W Medical Center, left bundle spared
10/30/09 catheter out. continent from the jump.
pathology- prostate confined, only thing positive was the report.everything else negative
9% of prostate affected. gleason 3+4, I suppose thats a negative
After reading pathology myself, gleason was 3+4 with tertiary 5, 2-3 foci That is a negative, but I am a positive !!
Ed an issue but keeping the blood flowing with the osbon pump
8 week psa 0,o

Hypocrisy is vice's homage to Virtue


Galileo
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   Posted 4/12/2010 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Saw a surgeon today for my hernia. He says it's an "incisional" hernia rather than a true umbilical hernia. Waiting for a call from the outpatient surgical center now to get scheduled, probably in about 3 weeks.

He assures me my giant "outie" can go back to being an "innie" when he's done. Nice guy, went over the risks and alternatives. He does a ton of hernia repairs.

I'm looking forward to getting it fixed. It's not painful, but I don't like the look of it.
Galileo

Dx Feb 2006, PSA 9 @age 43
RRP Apr 2006 - Gleason 3+4, T2c, NX MX, pos margins
PSA 5/06 <0.1, 8/06 0.2, 12/06 0.6, 1/07 0.7.
Salvage radiation (IMRT) total dose 70.2 Gy, Jan-Mar 2007@ age 44
PSA 6/07 0.1, 9/07 and thereafter <0.1
http://pcabefore50.blogspot.com


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 4/12/2010 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Galileo and Dog, be glad when both you brother's get this kind of annoying problem fixed. Good luck to the both of 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, 4/8 .04
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, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14 out - 27 days, Cath #15 - 3/29


goodlife
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   Posted 4/12/2010 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Just in time for swim suit weather and your speedo.

I had one repaired sveral years ago, but the DaVinci let some of it start to return. Not bad yet, but I will probably have to have it fixed. The original fix was done during gall bladder surgery, and I worked on my pole barn roof next day, so it wasn't bad at all.

Good luck.
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


Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4849
   Posted 4/13/2010 5:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a bulge about half the size of a golfball above my belly button. Had it fixed a year before PCa surgery.
 
The first few days after surgery suck. But it'll get better. Just try not to coughturn
Age 55   - 5'11"   215lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
11/20/09 - 18 Month PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.

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