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stevmac1
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Date Joined May 2010
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   Posted 6/24/2010 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
   Catheter & staples removed. Strange and creepy, but very relieving. Report showed no lymph node nor seminal vesicle involvement. All clear. Gleason upgraded to 3+4 and a previously undetected 3gram tumor. 10 weeks til first PSA.
   Focus on continence for now, I guess...
   Thank you all for the prayers and thoughts,
steve
  
50 Yrs. old
DX Feb, 2010 w/6.6 PSA.
Biopsy 04-24-10, Gleason 3+3=6
4 of 5 cores left side inv. 6 of 6 rt side
RRP 06-07-10....
 


keysailfisher
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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 347
   Posted 6/24/2010 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Good deal buddy as purgatory would say nice to have that rubber snake out. Other than gleason upgraded sounds good. Hopefully you won't leak for very long. Hope for zero's on that first and all of the psa tests.
 
Neal
age 45
psa 3.09
Biopsy results 12/9
Left side base 3+3=6 21% 2/2 cores positive
Left side mid  3+3=6 100% 2/2 cores positive
Left side apex 3+4=7 88% 2/2 cores positive
Right side - 0/6
CT & Bone scan negative
Davinci Feb. 5th 2010/ cath removal 2/16
 
Gleason-3+4=7
Extent of tumor-Bilateral
Extraprostatic Extension-Absent
Seminal Vesicles-Negative for tumor
Surgical Margins-Rt apical margin focally positive
lymphovascular invasion-Suspicious in areas of capsular involvement
Regional lymph nodes-One node negative
Stage-T2c NO Mx
Incontinence-yes/ Down to 1 pad at 6 weeks out
11 weeks pad free
PSA 3/29/10 <0.01
PSA 6/23/10 <0.01


60Michael
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Total Posts : 2243
   Posted 6/24/2010 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Steve,
Welcome home and sounds like it went well. Nice to have that cath out and I tease people that I remember that day as much as I do the day when my children were born. Course I wasnt having the baby, but had the cath. Update us on the PSA when it comes in. Take care and continue walking and drinking water.
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 on 11/28/10
Starting IMRT on 1/18/10, Completed 39 tx at 70 gys on 3/12/10
6 week Post IMRT PSA .44 a drop from .5 but maybe more
Great family and friends
Michael


Steve n Dallas
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Total Posts : 4849
   Posted 6/24/2010 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Its all downhill from here.
 
File 13 for the ol cath....
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
05/18/10 - 24 Month PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 6/24/2010 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   
steve, glad to hear you got the cath and staples out, yes, both creepy experiences, lol.

yep, in the recovery plan, getting dry is next, and hopefully you wont have a big problem with that.

and waiting for that first PSA, is a bit rough, but keep yourself busy and concentrate on the healing part.

wishing the best for 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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Total Posts : 4463
   Posted 6/24/2010 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Steve, congrats on losing the hose and the good report. Hope the rest of your recovery is as easy..
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


chitown
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Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 14
   Posted 6/24/2010 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I got my catheter out yesterday. My gleason was upgraded from 3+3 to 3+4. Am dry today except some stress continenc (only if i dont void every hour).
The volume was less that 10% with all cancer contained with not positive margins or invasion. The doc told the chance of cancer recurring is the life time is less than 3%. My PSA test is scheduled in 5 weeks from now.

Is there a reason to worry about PSA? I was thinking this chapter is closed with the stats above

James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4463
   Posted 6/24/2010 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
chitown, congrats on getting the tube out, that has to be a relief. sounds like your immediate continence is ok, and should improve with healing, so good news there. Sorry about the upgrade, but that's nothing really dramatic. PSA tests stay with us the rest of our lives, I'm sorry to report.... smilewinkgrin Since there is no predicting what will occur down the road, we will need to be tested regularly. Most of us are tested each 3 or 6 months for the first couple years, then usually go to a 6 or 12 month schedule for a few years, the further out you go with no raised PSA, the less testing is needed, but there is still a need for regular yearly testing for the rest of your life. Oh, another surprise, most doctors will still do a DRE each visit.... smilewinkgrin sad smhair Why? to feel for regrowth, abnormal growth and other things/changes that may occur in that area.
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


April6th
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Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 264
   Posted 6/24/2010 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, another surprise, most doctors will still do a DRE each visit....

I had no idea......I thought one of the benefits of my operation was that I wouldn't get nervous any more when I would see a tube of KY jelly in the exam room. smhair

Dan
Here are some of my stats:
Age:54
Father diagnosed with PC at age 72 - wasn't contained to prostate when found in 1992.
My PSA rose from 3.2 to 5.1 over the course of 1.5 years with Free PSA at 25% for the last two tests.
DRE showed no evidence of tumor but Uro thought my prostate was a little large for someone my age
PCa diagnosed 4/6/10 after biopsy on 4/1/10
1 out of 12 biopsy samples was positive with 5% of biopsy sample cancerous
Gleason 3+4
Da Vinci surgery on 6/1/10
Pathology report shows cancer confined to prostate and all other tissue clean


Ed C. (Old67)
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2461
   Posted 6/24/2010 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Steve,
Great start. You just crossed the first hurdle and hopefully it will be clear sailing from here on.
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
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


DS Can
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 195
   Posted 6/24/2010 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi steve,
Keep resting and healing.  Don't overdo it on the summer chores.  Relax and enjoy the time off. 
 
Dan
PSA Jan'07:1.2,  Jan'08:1.9,  Jan'09:2.5
BIOPSY Feb'09  PCa DX, age 52
Right: 3+3=6, 3/6 cores 10% involved,PNI-Y
Left:  3+3=6, 1/7 cores <5% involved,PNI-N
LARP April 9,2009 nerve sparing. Final pathology:
GS 3+4=7, Margins uninvolved, 2 lymph nodes negative
Catheter 8 days, Last pad May 2,2009
latest PSA: April 8,2010 <0.1
 
 

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