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RickyD
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   Posted 4/28/2010 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
My foley catherter was removed on Monday April 19.  That was 12 days after RALP.
My first day was very "wet".  Much leakage.  Since then it has progressively improved.
I am now at 9 days since catherter removal and I am using 1 pad in the day and 1 pad at night.
My average "leak rate" is approximately 0.70 ml per hour in daytime and 0.50 ml per hour overnight.
I continue to move quickly toward "no pads" ... woohoo.    Also Mr. Happy is waking up.. another woohoo.
 
Rick
 
Age 55,  PSA = 4.97 on 11/17/09, DRE negative,
Biopsy 12/2/09: 1 of 12 cores positive with less than 5% volume
Gleason 3 + 3 = 6
Prostate Size Estimate on 12/2/09 = 28 cc
RALP performed on 4/7/10 at Vanderbilt University MC with Dr. Joseph Smith (3000+ RALPs)
Final Pathology on removed prostate:
Prostatic Adenocarcinoma present bilaterally from apex to base and extending to inked margin at right apex.  Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, stage pT2c
Prostate Size  = 59 grams, Tumor 5% of total prostate volume.
SV negative, EPE negative, PNI present. Lymph nodes - not checked
 
 
 


James C.
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   Posted 4/28/2010 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, good news on 2 different fronts, congrats and that's good news to hear. Keep up the improvement and get it all behind you...
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


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 4/28/2010 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Ditto to the great news.
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.


Purgatory
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Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 4/28/2010 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Rick, way to go on both fronts!!
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, next one:  July
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- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 4/23 put in


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   Posted 4/28/2010 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Good news. That's good progress!

Worried Guy
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   Posted 4/28/2010 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Ricky,

Your post brought tears of joy to my eyes. You're tracking it day vs night. I am at 0 at night but 15 ml /hour during the day. Your numbers are so low you might need my Mettler. It's good to 0.01 grams.
Umm... are you plotting it too. Just askin' . ;-)
Jeff
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 controlling fluids.
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 9 months? Mtg 5/22.
Post Surgery PSA - 9/3 6 weeks - 0.05; 10/13 3 months - 0.04, 1/14 6 months - 0.05, 4/14 9 months - 0.04 and <0.01 with ECLIA.


RickyD
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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 163
   Posted 4/28/2010 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Jeff
Absolutely I am plotting it. A logarithmic curve fit gives me a nice projection. According to that projection, in less than a week I will be pad free leak free. Of course, we all know it is silly to go to this level of data analysis for what is definately not an exact science, but an engineer loves data. 
Rick


Age 55,  PSA = 4.97 on 11/17/09, DRE negative,
Biopsy 12/2/09: 1 of 12 cores positive with less than 5% volume
Gleason 3 + 3 = 6
Prostate Size Estimate on 12/2/09 = 28 cc
RALP performed on 4/7/10 at Vanderbilt University MC with Dr. Joseph Smith (3000+ RALPs)
Final Pathology on removed prostate:
Prostatic Adenocarcinoma present bilaterally from apex to base and extending to inked margin at right apex.  Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, stage pT2c
Prostate Size  = 59 grams, Tumor 5% of total prostate volume.
SV negative, EPE negative, PNI present. Lymph nodes - not checked
 
 
 

Post Edited (RickyD) : 4/28/2010 5:38:04 PM (GMT-6)


Worried Guy
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   Posted 4/28/2010 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Ricky,
I think you just gave Mr Happy a little twinge! Another dataholic. Thanks!
I'm plotting my output with 1 day, 2 day, and 3 day running averages, as well as linear and 3rd order polynomial forecasting. My projected dry date is Sept 21, 2010. Miles away.

Are you measuing your bladder pressure and storage capacity too?
I'm assuming a virtually incompressible working fluid, water, and calculate pressure as a function of height above ground and distance to where the pee lands when expelled horizontally. I have a specially marked area in the garden covered with about 80 pounds of pea (pee) gravel that I use as a testing range. Result 10" H2O

Bladder capacity is computed simply by taring a catch jar and measuring on the Mettler. Result: 410 ml.
I just don't understand why everyone doesn't do this. How do guys sleep at night?

Now how are we going to plot Mr. Happy response? My graph of response vs. with Trimix dose is too subjective.
Oh I got it! Volume! I'll have to work on that.
Congrats on your quick recovery
Jeff
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