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bedamed
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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 6/18/2010 3:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys im margret bedammed partner ,hes in hospital tonite to have surgery in morning, not sure who the most scared ,life bout to change feel i can handle it but unsure as to how he will react to it,big decision to have testicles removed
wanted to stay there longer but as usual u got to go by ten pm,not sure if either of us get any sleep tonite,not even sure wat to expect afta the op,any body know the answer to that
Im hopeing this be the start of road to recovery for him and us as it does take it toll emotionally
psa at 12.g gleason 4+4  bio positive waiting for scan age46


Gleason7
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   Posted 6/18/2010 5:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Margaret...to me seems odd there's a scan planned AFTER the surgery and testicles might be removed? With the numbers you've provided, Gleason 4+4=8 and a PSA of 12, while a tad high aren't all that remarkable. If his doctor was concerned about spreading seems a CT and bone scan would have been performed prior to surgery.



74 years old - 106 gram prostate - rising PSA over the years ending @ 6.7 12/23/09. Biopsy found 2 of 12 cores positive Gleason 3+4=7 Margins and other tissues clear. DiVinci 2/10/10 @ Henry Ford / Dr. Peabody. First PSA undetectable with the six month due 7/7/10. No pads with a few dribbles for the past couple of months.

Sephie
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   Posted 6/18/2010 5:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Margaret, I cannot give any advice on bedarned's surgery but hope that all goes well for him and for you. Yes, your lives are about to change but not necessarily for the worst. Hope you come back and let us know how everything went. Please tell BD that we're all thinking of him, and wish him the very best.
Husband diagnosed in 2/2008 at age 57 with stage T1c. Robotic surgery performed 3/2008. Stage upgraded to T3a (solitary focus of extraprostatic extension). Perineural tumor infiltration present. Apex margin, bladder neck and SVs negative. Final Gleason 3+4. PSA: 0.0 til July 2009. August 2009 - 0.1, September 0.3, October back to 0.0, December 0.0, March 2010 0.0. Next PSA in 6 months. Thank you God!


Worried Guy
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   Posted 6/18/2010 5:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Margaret,
I wish both of you well. He is a lucky man to have your support.
There are many wives here who are willing to jump in and help if you have questions.
You are both starting a new adventure today.
Good luck,
Jeff

rhb47
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   Posted 6/18/2010 6:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Margret,

Good luck to Scott on his surgery-hope all goes well. When he's feeling up to it, maybe he could update his profile-if I'm not mistaken he had his scans a while back. As Sephie said, we're thinking of him and wish him and you all the best.

Renee
Husband diagnosed 3/10
Age 56, PSA 4.7, free 7.6%
Biopsy 5 of 10 cores positve-all right side-25% to 57%
Gleason 6
DaVinci surgery with Dr. Vip Patel scheduled 8/9/10
 


Purgatory
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   Posted 6/18/2010 7:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck to both you, and your husband. Will be glad when he is back on the recovery side. I know this is hard on both of you.

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 - 31 days, 5/24 put in Cath #17


James C.
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   Posted 6/18/2010 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck to both of you, waiting for some updates when he is done and you have time. In the meantime, take care of yourself, so you can be strong to help him. when he needs it.
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


142
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   Posted 6/18/2010 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
My best wishes to you both. We will be expecting news from you soon.

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 6/18/2010 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck to both of you. I pray that his surgery and recovery go well. Please remain strong for him as I know you will.
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


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 6/18/2010 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Margaret:  What can I say except to please let BD know that I am thinking of the 2 of you.
 
Cajun Jeff
9/08 PSA 5.4 referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3+4=7 1 positive core in 12 1 pre cancer core
10/08 Nerve-Sparing open radical
Surgery Path Report Downgrade 3+3=6 GS Stage pT2c margins clear

3 month: PSA <0.1
6 month: PSA <0.1
10 month:PSA <0.1
1 year: PSA <0.1
16 month:PSA <0.1

ED - Started Cialis at 3 months, tried all 3, 6 months added pump, 9 months Tried MUSE (YUCK) Bad experience.
1 year mark Found new Urologist visit was at 14th month post surgery
Started Injections, Caverject! (Success)
17 month: ED making improvements : Oral Meds gets me 85%

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