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Chatuge
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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 5/1/2010 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
The wife and I traveled to Atlanta yesterday to do the post-op follow-up and get the cath out.  Everything looked good--I'll update my signature with all the specifics but the main thing is we are ON THE OTHER SIDE!  The biopsy Gleason went DOWN to a 3+3 with "tertiary" pattern 4.  The  right seminal vessel was involved and removed and the "baby" was 87.6 grams. 
Age 67,married to the same one 45 years, PSA's: 10/05=2.35, 4/06=2.59, 7/07=2.94, 7/08=3.91, 10/08=4.42, 7/09=6.73, 1/10=7.68.  First 12-needle biopsy 2/09 revealed no cancer.  Second 12-needle biopsy 2/10 w/results received 02-16-10 revealed rt lateral base adenocarcinoma with approx 17% of submitted tissue involved, left base and left lateral mid diagnosed  as Prostatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia (PIN), High Grade, with the remaining 9 tissue samples ok.  My Gleason's score is a 7 (grades 3+4).  I considered HIFU clinical trials at UNC Chapel Hill however they accept nothing over a 3+3.  First appt with diVinci surgeon 3-22-2010.
-surgery scheduled 04-20-10.


142
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 6946
   Posted 5/1/2010 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome. Hope your days after the catheter are dry. We will be expecting your zero club application in a few weeks.

Should add I did DaVinci 10/2009, but my Gleason went from 4+4 to 4+5 post op. Happy to see yours got better.

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 5/1/2010 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Chat,

Glad to see you downgraded on the Gleason, that's always a good thing. Bet you are glad to get rid of your rubber snake. Hope you dry fast, and hit that zero club soon.

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, 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


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 5/1/2010 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Good hearing your details so far. Congrats on getting the catheter out and the Gleason downgrade. Hope things continue to improve as you continue your healing journey.
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


60Michael
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2222
   Posted 5/1/2010 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Chatuge,
Thanks for the update and also good to hear of the downgrade of your Gleason score. That was one big prostate. Somewhere along the road to recovery my wife told me, "now you know what is like to have a child." I told her I already knew because I passed a kidney stone while at Ft. Polk while in basic training back in the 60's. But glad your doing well and keep us posted.
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

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