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Worried Guy
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   Posted 4/14/2010 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
For the past two days, something weird has been happening. At least a dozen times during the day I thought I felt my cell phone vibrate but it was always a false alarm. There was never a call. This morning I was in a restaurant and felt it again but my phone was on the table. As near as I can tell the buzzing was coming from inside my perineum behind the scrotum. It was buzzing at the same frequency as my heart beat and feels kind of nice.
Most of you know I weigh my pads every day and the curve has been moving at a glacial pace downward from 450 ml per day in Nov to 300 ml per day last week. Two days ago it suddenly dropped to 240 and yesterday it was 160!!!. Today I am on track for another 160 or so.
The interesting thing is this buzzing. Could it be a piece of scar tissue lodged in my sphincter?

I have a 40 cm long lighted 4 mm fiberoptic borescope camera that I could use to find out, but I lack the anesthetic, the assistant and the courage. Most importantly, I don't want to mess up anything that might be happening. I am supposed to see the Uro on 4/23 to discuss long range plans for my situation. The timing could not be better.

Has anyone on this site felt a buzzing in your groin before you got dry?

Jeff (hoping for dry pants)
Married 34 years, DX Age 56. First routine PSA test on April 8, 09: 17.8. Start 2 weeks of Cipro to rule out protatitis. May '09 PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: PSA: 23.2.
Biopsy 6/10/09: 7/12 scores positive, 20%-70%, Gleason 6=3+3. Bone and C/T scans neg.
RP DaVinci -7/21/2009 @ Univ of Roch Medical Center
Left nerve gone, right partial spared.
Catheter removed - 7/31/2009 Pathology report received:
Gleason 3+4=7, Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm, location: both lobes and apex.
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive.
No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX
Post Surgery Status:
Potency - 12/11 5 months, Still no activity, zip. Using pump daily since 11/11. No effect with 20 mg of Cialis or 100 mg of Viagra. Shots next See Uro 1/22/10 Trimix #1. Try 0.08- 25%, 0.12-25%, 2/26/10 try 0.16 First Success! 90%.
Incontinence - 8/20 4 full pads per day
.. 9/7 3-4 full pads per day (Try cutting down on fluids. Bad idea. I know.)
12/11/09 5 months: 3 pads per day, 400-450ml/day
02/26/10 7 months: 3 pads but leak is now 320 ml (5 day avg.)
03/22/10 8 months: 3 pads per day, 280 ml/day (5 day avg.) PT says all muscles are tight and working properly. There must be another issue. Uro mtg 4/23. Did I waste 6 months?
Post Surgery PSA - 9/3 6 weeks - 0.05; 10/13 3 months - 0.04, 1/14 6 months - 0.05.

Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 4/15/2010 5:18:59 AM (GMT-6)


Purgatory
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   Posted 4/14/2010 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Jeff - hoping for your miracle of being dry about to happen. Please don't stick anything up your self, hope you were kidding. I am excited for you, know you have had a long fight with this.

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


Casey59
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   Posted 4/14/2010 2:49 PM (GMT -6)   
This is the honest truth, and I had almost forgotten about his before you mentioned it, but I can recall feeling the sensation of my cell phone vibrating in my pocket while I was going through continence recovery. I carry my Blackberry around almost constantly in my front pocket, and keep it on vibe. I never mentioned this to anyone before, but I remember—maybe a dozen times—placing my hand on top of the phone while it was in my pocket to verify whether it was ringing (vibrating) or not, and it wasn't. Wierd...

goodlife
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   Posted 4/14/2010 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Jeff,

I felt something buzzing but it was my cell phone.

Seriously, that is great news. Whatever it is, don't do anything different.

I sold all my Depends stock today !
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


Worried Guy
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   Posted 4/14/2010 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Casey.
I also keep my phone on vibe only. I thought there was a problem with the phone until I noticed it was not in my pocket. I think something is happening! It feels just like the phone.

David,
You know me. I really do have that scope but not the other three essential ingredients mentioned above. I won't touch this. That said, I did use the scope to look at my nasal polyps before my sinus surgery. Disgusting.

Goodlife,
DARN IT ALL! I missed my chance to buy Put options on Kimberly Clarke! I should have posted this after I placed the buy order. No doubt Thomas J. Falk (CEO of KC) is trembling in fear right now.

Jeff

Purgatory
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   Posted 4/14/2010 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Jeff, now I have the opposite, after not needing any pads for any reason as of the end of Feb/2009, now I am using 1-3 a day, to keep this current SP catheter when it decides to leak through my penis instead of the tube from my stomach. Real fun needing a cath and a pad at the same time. Hoping when the dr. changes it out on the 26th, perhaps the next one will be in a slightly diff position in my bladder.

Very happy with your news, you have been more than patient and stoic about the whole thing. We made a pair of opposites, I can't keep from blocking up, and you couldn't *hopefully past tense* couldn't stop leaking. Neither problem is a good one to have long term.

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


Worried Guy
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   Posted 4/14/2010 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
David,
I have that borescope if you want to see what's going on inside your SP. My rate is much lower than your Uro's. ;-)
Yes I did think of how we were at the tail ends of the gaussian distribution of continence.
I figure if I took 70 um of your plugging and gave you 70um of my leaking, we'd both be very happy campers.

I think some flap of tissue is acting like a reed and is blocking the hole. I just hope it stays there. This is great! I am letting my bladder stretch. For the past hour I have had the urge to pee but resisted.
Fingers are crossed.
Jeff

Worried Guy
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   Posted 4/14/2010 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I also do colonoscopies. smilewinkgrin

Purgatory
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   Posted 4/14/2010 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I open skulls and do complete brain transplants, want to get on my waiting list?
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


Sonny3
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   Posted 4/14/2010 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Jeff, good news.

I truly hope that this is beginning of the next phase of your long overdo recovery. Keep us posted and I agree with the advice of not doing anything to mess with success. Leave the scope alone and let this miracle happen for you.

Sonny
60 years old when diagnosed
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
da Vinci 9/17/09
Post Surgery Pathology: GS 4+3=7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5%
positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
30 day PSA 0.4, 50 day psa 0.53, 64 day psa 0.6
IMRT completed 1/15/10 35 treatments- 70Gy

2/24/10 FIRST POST RAD PSA 1.0---CARRRP --waiting for the next test.
3/22/10 Second Post RAD PSA 1.5 Dammmmnnn stubborn son of a gun


compiler
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   Posted 4/14/2010 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   

Jeff:

 

That would be great news!!!

 

But I would suggest you hedge your bets: sell naked puts on Kim-Clark. If it gets put to you, then sell covered calls.

 

I did a lot of that in my younger days so I could pay for my RP.

 

Mel


63 years old . PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (Free PSA 24%),  after 45 days on cipro! DREs have always been normal. PCA-3 was about 75 (way above the 35 threshold). That led to:

Biopsy on 11/30/09. 5 out of 12 cores positive. Gleason 4+3. 2 cores were 3+3 (one 5% and the other 30%) on one side. On  other side:2 cores are 4+3 (5%)--1 core 3+4 (30%) no peri-neural invasion. prostate is 45 grams. Stage: T1C.  

Surgery with Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital, 1/26/10. He says all looked good. Spared nerves. Unfortunately: Pathology Report: G 4+3 (65%-35%). Cancer in 15% of gland. Lymph Nodes: Clear.  Perineural Invasion: yes. Seminal Vessical Involvement: No.  Extraprostatic Extension: yes.  Positive Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. Final Weight is 52.7 gms.  (Second opinion from Jon Epstein at Hopkins confirmed these results)

 Incontinence: joined that club-- definite leaks—1 pad/day. Night is dry, was  using 1 pad at night for security, but pretty much dispensed with that most nights. Update: no pads at night. No pads while at home, but still very uncomfortable. Use 1 pad for out-of-house activities. Suddenly got MUCH better on 3/10/10, almost overnight. Still some urgency but no pads about 90% of the time.  As of 3/12/10--completely continent! Uh...OH. As of about 3/16/10 problems with constant urgency although no pads needed--feels like an infection but none showing in urine.

First post-op PSA on 3/10/10--DRUM ROLL: 0.01 Next PSA in mid-June.


geezer99
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   Posted 4/14/2010 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
UGH! What disgustingly primitive procedures. This is the 21st century when modern medicine can extract your wallet and max out your credit cards and you don't even have to drop your pants.

Good luck Jeff (with the leaks, not the scope)
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


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 4/14/2010 10:15 PM (GMT -6)   
JEFF, What Great news. It might have been that injection that started the leaking to stop and the cell phone to vibrate....lol

Cajun Jeff
9/08 PSA 5.4 referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3+4=7 1 positive core in 12 1 pre cancer core
10/08 Nerve-Sparing open radical
Surgery Path Report Downgrade 3+3=6 GS Stage pT2c margins clear

3 month: PSA <0.1
6 month: PSA <0.1
10 month:PSA <0.1
1 year: PSA <0.1
16 month:PSA <0.1

ED - Started Cialis at 3 months, tried all 3, 6 months added pump, 9 months Tried MUSE (YUCK) Bad experience.
1 year mark Found new Urologist visit was at 14th month post surgery
Started Injections, Caverject! (Success)
17 month: ED making improvements : Oral Meds gets me 85%


Worried Guy
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   Posted 4/15/2010 6:06 AM (GMT -6)   
My pad weight this morning was 195 gm! That included taking the snowblower off the tractor and putting on the mower deck - about 1.5 hours of hard, physical work.

Somebody please tell Thomas J. Falk, CEO of K-C he will have to start budgeting his finances. He collected $14.23 Million for running Kimberly Clark last year and with total sales of $19 billion I figure $0.22 of his pay came from me. We wouldn't want him to run out of gas on the way home from a late business dinner.

I can't wait for the market to open!

compiler
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   Posted 4/15/2010 7:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Jeff:
 
Be very careful here. You know this can really be a traumatic event. They say retirement is a traumatic event due to a sudden huge amount of time that has to be filled. Ditto in your case. I mean, all that time spent weighing pads. Think carefully. How will you spend that time? Well, maybe a vacation will consume part of that time.
 
Mel

63 years old . PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (Free PSA 24%),  after 45 days on cipro! DREs have always been normal. PCA-3 was about 75 (way above the 35 threshold). That led to:

Biopsy on 11/30/09. 5 out of 12 cores positive. Gleason 4+3. 2 cores were 3+3 (one 5% and the other 30%) on one side. On  other side:2 cores are 4+3 (5%)--1 core 3+4 (30%) no peri-neural invasion. prostate is 45 grams. Stage: T1C.  

Surgery with Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital, 1/26/10. He says all looked good. Spared nerves. Unfortunately: Pathology Report: G 4+3 (65%-35%). Cancer in 15% of gland. Lymph Nodes: Clear.  Perineural Invasion: yes. Seminal Vessical Involvement: No.  Extraprostatic Extension: yes.  Positive Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. Final Weight is 52.7 gms.  (Second opinion from Jon Epstein at Hopkins confirmed these results)

 Incontinence: joined that club-- definite leaks—1 pad/day. Night is dry, was  using 1 pad at night for security, but pretty much dispensed with that most nights. Update: no pads at night. No pads while at home, but still very uncomfortable. Use 1 pad for out-of-house activities. Suddenly got MUCH better on 3/10/10, almost overnight. Still some urgency but no pads about 90% of the time.  As of 3/12/10--completely continent! Uh...OH. As of about 3/16/10 problems with constant urgency although no pads needed--feels like an infection but none showing in urine.

First post-op PSA on 3/10/10--DRUM ROLL: 0.01 Next PSA in mid-June.


Worried Guy
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   Posted 4/15/2010 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Mel,
So far I am spending my new found pee pad changing time on Etrade. I'm determined to take get back the 22 cents I gave to Mr. Falk. The stock dipped and popped this morning so my limit order executed. I'm in. The alerts are all set. I will just let things cook for a while.

Interesting item to note: This morning when I kegeled the flow actually shut off! Something changed for sure. :-)
Jeff

compiler
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   Posted 4/15/2010 10:17 AM (GMT -6)   
That is great news.
 
I spend time on aMERITRADE.
 
Maybe there is a drip-dry coffee filter you can invest in (thematic concept)
 
Mel

63 years old . PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (Free PSA 24%),  after 45 days on cipro! DREs have always been normal. PCA-3 was about 75 (way above the 35 threshold). That led to:

Biopsy on 11/30/09. 5 out of 12 cores positive. Gleason 4+3. 2 cores were 3+3 (one 5% and the other 30%) on one side. On  other side:2 cores are 4+3 (5%)--1 core 3+4 (30%) no peri-neural invasion. prostate is 45 grams. Stage: T1C.  

Surgery with Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital, 1/26/10. He says all looked good. Spared nerves. Unfortunately: Pathology Report: G 4+3 (65%-35%). Cancer in 15% of gland. Lymph Nodes: Clear.  Perineural Invasion: yes. Seminal Vessical Involvement: No.  Extraprostatic Extension: yes.  Positive Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. Final Weight is 52.7 gms.  (Second opinion from Jon Epstein at Hopkins confirmed these results)

 Incontinence: joined that club-- definite leaks—1 pad/day. Night is dry, was  using 1 pad at night for security, but pretty much dispensed with that most nights. Update: no pads at night. No pads while at home, but still very uncomfortable. Use 1 pad for out-of-house activities. Suddenly got MUCH better on 3/10/10, almost overnight. Still some urgency but no pads about 90% of the time.  As of 3/12/10--completely continent! Uh...OH. As of about 3/16/10 problems with constant urgency although no pads needed--feels like an infection but none showing in urine.

First post-op PSA on 3/10/10--DRUM ROLL: 0.01 Next PSA in mid-June.


clearwatercowboy
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   Posted 4/15/2010 11:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Jeff,
That is interesting that you have experienced that.  I can't say that I ever had that occur with me, but I have been fortunate in that my incontinence was actually short lived compared to what you have had to undergo.
 
But, the strange thing for me, is that as you are beginning to dry some, I, on the other hand over the past 2-3 days have noticed much more leaking than I have had since about 1 month post-op, and I'll be darned if I can figure out why this is happening.
 
I physically and emotional struggle so much with the impotence that continues to not improve, that I almost forgot about the dribble issue, but I guess now, I need to concentrate of both issues.
 
Here is hoping that you continue to feel the vibration and that the end results are "no more pads".  How cool would that be for you !
 
Take Care
Dallas
RRP May 04, 2009
Pre-op Gleason 6
Post-op Gleason 7


Worried Guy
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   Posted 4/16/2010 5:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I write this with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek. But, you all know me by now - I just had to do the math.

I plotted all my data using raw, 2 day running average, and three day running averages. I also included a linear forecasting and a 3rd order polynomial trend line.

The results are in. My predicted dry date is 9/21/2010! Only 5 months from now (14 months post surgery). Not the year 2015 (or never) which it had been only 3 weeks ago. I wish I could fast forward...

Keep on buzzin'!
Jeff

If any fellow nut case wants the spread sheet I'll be glad to send it. Just e-mail me. Maye I can get Sloan Kettering to add the Pee Pad Predictor next to their Partin calculations.

Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 4/16/2010 6:20:17 AM (GMT-6)


cocrgolfer
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   Posted 4/16/2010 6:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Jeff,

Years ago I got smashed in the face with a baseball that left a numbness in the area of the left maxillary canine. Months later as sensation returned I felt a tingling, or vibration, in the area. So here is my take. The pudendal nerve which enervates the external sphincter sometimes gets damaged during surgery just like the neurovascular bundle (we all know what that does), although it's in a different location. I think your pudendal nerve is "waking up" and you are feeling spasms in the region (including the sphincter) which it enervates. You interpret that as vibrations. You are seeing an improvement in incontinence obviously because the sphincter is beginning to get stronger signals now. I would guess you now have great reason for optimism.

Steve

Worried Guy
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   Posted 4/16/2010 6:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Steve,
That would explain a lot. I had some trouble explaining the buzzing if it was only due to "reed action". That would require flow. But several times, my pad was dry after the buzzing so I knew there had to be another explanation. I wonder if mild TENS stimulation at this point would be useful. I have not touched the unit in 6 months. It might be worth a try.
Maybe this will work for ED too.

Is this how Edwin Hubble felt when he discovered that the Andromeda Nebula was actually another galaxy?

Jeff

James C.
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   Posted 4/16/2010 6:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Jeff, remember that recovery time is proportional and accelerates with healing, so each day improves faster thant he day before. On another note, glad to see you're getting high and dry.
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6cX61oNsRQ&feature=channel
4/07: PSA 7.6, Recheck after 4 weeks Cipro-6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% invloved, left lobe, GS3+3=6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RRP, 110gms, Path Report- Stg. pT2c, 10 gms., margins clear
32 Months: PSA's .04 each test since surgery, ED continues: Bimix- .3ml PRN, Trimix- .15ml PRN


Worried Guy
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   Posted 4/16/2010 7:30 AM (GMT -6)   
James,
I am still leaking at 200ml. That is a lot, but much better than before. Remeber, Tallman started his journey when he was at 219 ml.
I will remain hopeful. This begs the question, what do I tell the Uro on 4/23? Do I wait another 3 months? Maybe I will as I now see some progress.
Either way I'm still going to bet against Kimberly Clarke.
Jeff

Colin45
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   Posted 4/16/2010 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jeff that is great news I see that you still keep up the numbers game did you include as it gets warmer your incontinence might get better even quicker
 
 
Age 64 From UK now in Thailand Baby boy born 2/14/2009
First PSA was showing 9.73 on 1/21/09.   on 5/7/09 PSA 9.78  Free PSA 0.83   Free:Total  PSA 0.08 
1/28/09 Biopsy carried out 12 core results show no adenocarcinoma
5/15/09 24 Core biopsy results Gleason'S Grade 3+2=5
Involving approx 30% of one out of 12 cores on each side no perineural or angiolymphatic invation identified
One side PIN High Grade Bone scan clear 
Open surgery 7/27/09
Prostate Gland weighting 34 grms lost one nerve bundle
Gleason upgraded to 3+3 Tumour not close to prostatic capsule Seminal Vesicles not involved by Tumour 6 Lymph Nodes negative for Malignant cells
First PSA Nov 2009 was 0.06 Continence 99% occasional stress dribbles no ED from first day after catheter removed


Worried Guy
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   Posted 4/16/2010 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Colin,
All the more reason for a visit. ;-)
J
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