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xc coach
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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 5/18/2010 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I just when on medicare and became aware that medicare and the drug plan (part D) I have, pays less for the androgel that was prescribed for me after PC surgery, $20 now $80. Also there is no help for ED med.
  Is this correct or is there another route to be taken?
age 64
up and down PSA 6.7-2.7
Aug./2009 PSA 2.7
Aug. 19/2009 DRE abnormal finding on right side
Aug. 26/2009 Biopsy
Sept. 2/2009 findings were 6 positive samples out of 12 (right side) gleason 3+4
Sept. 9/2009 discuss treatment options with doctor
DaVinci surgery on Oct. 9/2009 Indianapolis/also repaired umbilical hernia
surgeon Dr Ken Ney
nerve bundles spared
path report all negative (cancer contained in prostate)
cath out on Oct 15/2009
incontinence 2.5 months no pads since 12/2009
first PSA Dec./2009 less than .01
ED continues VED and 5mg cialis daily
very supportive and caring wife 
 6 month psa <.003
 


Carlos
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 486
   Posted 5/18/2010 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Coach,  I'm afraid you are correct.  Medicare Part D doesn't pay for ED meds.  It wouldn't hurt to check the pharmacies at Sam's Club, WalMart or Cotsco.  I can buy some of my wife's meds cheaper at WalMart than I can with our Part D insurance.  If you are a vet, check with the VA.  Some folks on the forum buy the ED meds from India, but I don't have any experience with that. 
 
Good luck,  Carlos

Diagnosed 2/2008 at age 71, Gleason score 5+3=8, stage T1c, PSA 9.1. 
Robotic surgery 5/2008, nerves spared, stg. pT2c, N0, MX, R0, Gleason 5+3=8 
PSA <0.1 at 20 months and each test since surgery.


Ed C. (Old67)
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2461
   Posted 5/18/2010 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Coach,
I've been on medicare for 3 years and have purchased part D supplement insurance that has a low co-pay. My wife takes several medications and most of them have a co-pay of $5 except for one for which we pay $20.
Age: 67 at Dx on 12/30/08
PSA 9/05 1.15; 8/06 1.45; 12/07 2.41; 8/08 3.9; 11/08 3.5 free PSA 11%
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4) and (4+5)
Negative CT scan and bone scan done on 1/16
Robotic surgery performed 2/9/09 Dr Fagin, Austin TX
Pathology report:
Prostate weighed 57 grams size:5.2 x 5.0 x 4.9 cm
Posterior lateral lesions measuring 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm showing focal capsular penetration over a distance of 3mm in circumference.
Prostatic adenocarciroma accounts for approx. 10-20% of the hemisphere.
Gleason 4+4
both nerve bundles removed,
pT3a Nx Mx, Negative margins
seminal vesicles clean, lymph nodes: not dissected
continent after 5 months
2 months PSA test 4/7/09 result <0.1
5 months PSA test 7/9/09 result <0.1
8 months PSA test 10/9/09 result <0.1
11 months PSA test 1/21/10 result 0.004
14 months PSA test 4/19/10 result 0.005


Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4848
   Posted 5/19/2010 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   

Many guys here get their Viagra from www.alldaychemist.com

 Its like 50 cents per pill versus 12 bucks per pill.



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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