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pa69
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 260
   Posted 6/14/2010 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
It started out as a joke. A co-worker of mine who is also a prostate cancer survivor and I often discuss our experiences as we journey down the PC path.

We were on the subject of incontinence when I suggested it would be fun to have a tee shirt about how we are not peeing in our pants. His son has a business that makes custom shirts so I asked him to make me such a shirt. My intent was to get my wife to yell at me, after which I would most likely put the shirt away.

He had the shirt made and in light blue colors it said:

Happiness is ...
not peeing in my pants

prostate cancer survivor


I wore the shirt returning home from work expecting to have some fun. My wife took one look at the shirt and told me it was awesome. What a wonderful statement. Needless to say I was taken aback. Then I realized that she was right. I began to see the message in a completely different light.

We were planning to attend a wine tasting festival later in the day and my wife suggested that I wear the shirt, which I did. I was treated to numerous thumbs up and congratulations. One young lady came up to me ad said she liked my shirt. She told me she was a nursing student and that it was heartening to see a positive outcome.

I learned an important lesson that day ...


Sincerely,
Bob
Age 70, First ever PSA 7.8 taken June 2008, Biopsy July 2008, 10 of 12 cores positive, Gleason 3+3=6
da Vinci surgery December 10, 2008, catheter removed December 29 2008
St. Lukes Hospital, Bethlehem, Pa.
Dr. Frank Tamarkin
Prostate weight 73.0 grams, Gleason 3+3=6, stage pT3a
Tumor locations: right anterior apex, right posterior apex to mid
left anterior mid to base, left posterior apex to mid
extensive perineural invasion in right anterior apex, right and left posterior apex to mid
seminal vesicles negative
Six PSA tests undetectable, latest April 30
Pad free beginning Mar. 18, 2010!


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 6/14/2010 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Bob, that's a great story, and a great shirt design. Congrats on the effect it caused.
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


tatt2man
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 2842
   Posted 6/14/2010 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I echo David's letter - great idea for the t-shirt - and especially ->great to complete the project - maybe there is a second career in this for you! -

artistic hugs
BRONSON
.................
Age: 54 - gay - with common-law spouse of 13 years, Steve - 60
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous samples , Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Post Surgery Biopsy: pT3a- gleason 7 - extraprostatic extension - perineural invasion - prostate weight - 34.1gm -
ED Prescription: Jan 8/2010 - started daily 5mg cialis - girth back to normal -but not much length - will go for trimix in April when I see doc
Incontinence: Feb 2010- 3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery -finally seeing improvement - March 29- incontinence better - 1-2 pads a day - one pad at night - May 25 - 1 pad during day - 1 pad at night for security (barely needed at all) - stress incontinence at work - lifting trees and shrubs...
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
Post Surgery-PSA: - April 8, 2010 - 0.05 - I am in the ZERO CLUB - hooorah!
Next PSA - October 8, 2010 - TBA -
............


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 6/15/2010 6:10 AM (GMT -6)   
good idea, now to do one concerning ED issues... devil
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, 110 gms., margins clear
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test since surgery, ED continues: Bimix- .3ml PRN, Trimix- .15ml PRN


tatt2man
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 2842
   Posted 6/15/2010 6:26 AM (GMT -6)   
how about -
-------------------------------
"Houston, we have lift off"
Prostate Cancer Survivor
-------------------------------




.. if you have to ask, you don't have a problem...


astroglide hugs
BRONSON
.................
Age: 54 - gay - with common-law spouse of 13 years, Steve - 60
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous samples , Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Post Surgery Biopsy: pT3a- gleason 7 - extraprostatic extension - perineural invasion - prostate weight - 34.1gm -
ED Prescription: Jan 8/2010 - started daily 5mg cialis - girth back to normal -but not much length - will go for trimix in April when I see doc
Incontinence: Feb 2010- 3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery -finally seeing improvement - March 29- incontinence better - 1-2 pads a day - one pad at night - May 25 - 1 pad during day - 1 pad at night for security (barely needed at all) - stress incontinence at work - lifting trees and shrubs...
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
Post Surgery-PSA: - April 8, 2010 - 0.05 - I am in the ZERO CLUB - hooorah!
Next PSA - October 8, 2010 - TBA -
............


Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4829
   Posted 6/15/2010 7:07 AM (GMT -6)   

A horse is a horse, of course, of course,
And no one can talk to a horse of course
That is, of course, unless the horse is the famous Mister ED.

I can here the boo's and hisses all the way here....


Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4829
   Posted 6/15/2010 7:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Viagra is working on some new slogans. Here's a few they came up with:

We work harder, so you don't have to.
Viagra, when it absolutely, positively has to be there tonight.
Strong enough for a man, but made for a woman.

The difference between Niagara and Viagra? Niagara Falls.
 
New plans are being made to raise the Titanic. Experts plan to pump it full of Viagra, and expect it to raise right up.
 
 

English Alf
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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 2215
   Posted 6/15/2010 7:33 AM (GMT -6)   
And the incontinent robot from Star Wars:

RT P2

weston
New Member


Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 15
   Posted 6/15/2010 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I hope to be able to buy one of those shirts some day!
Mike, Weston, Florida
Dec, 2008: PSA 2.0
Feb, 2010: PSA 2.7 / Lump on prostate
March 2010: Biopsy / Gleason 4+3; 40% one side
April, 2010: Bone scan clear
May 14, 2010: DaVici Prostatectomy (age 63)
Pathology:
-Scattered small foci of prostatic adenocarcinoma Gleason 4+3 (right lobe)
-proportion of P gland invloved by tumor = 3%
- seven benign lymph nodes
- P size: 4.6X3.7X3.3 / 40.5 grams
- pTNM Stage: PT2a / regional lympth nodes PN0
 
Side effects: Dry mouth; swollen scrotem; rash; perineal pain
               
May 24, 2010: Catheter removed!! ED and continence journey started!
June 4, 2010: No progress re: continence; starting low dose Cialis today.
 


Purgatory
Elite Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 6/15/2010 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Steve, with yours, a lot of stiff competition I believe.
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

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