zen, do you have even a single doctor that you see, that you have much confidence in? I guess because I see my uro probably way many more times than the average guy, he has become an expert at knowing when he is causing pain/discomfort, and has reached the point that he can tell by my face and voice tone what kind of pain threshold day I am having. I use to see a surgeon, non uro, that was also the the county cornener here, and I swear, he treated us living patients roughly, probaly from handling corpses, lol. you wouldnt want that guy to do an DRE, had huge rough hands to start, lol.
142- speaking of stats, and us financial/accounting nerds thrive in a sea of numbers by nature, I read a rare update of the ultra rare cancer that I last had 10 years ago, and they have actually reduced the known number of cases in the world from 300 to 100 cases, and I had it on my scalp the first two times, and its the rarest of the rarest ,with only 6 known cases to the scalp in medical history. How did I get one of only six known cases of something like that? think of the odds considering the population of the planet. The normal definition of an ultra rare disease, is considered 10,000 cases or less. It just boggles my mind.
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 - 31 days, 5/24 put in Cath #17