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Hope and Prayer
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   Posted 7/19/2010 11:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Seems that most men are only allowed 6 (max) tablets a month.  Insurance companies deem this a "recreational drug" even though its for therapy for post surgery PC patients or patients with ED due to PC treatments.  I am wondering what your coverage is for these meds? If not accepted, were you able to talk to your insurance company and try to get an explanation?  What was their response?  The amount of $$ needed to do therapy per month with viagra or cialis is astronomical.  Why will an insurance company pay for physical therapy, MRIs and x-rays for other issues but not ED meds needed to perserve the use of an organ?  
Boyfriend dx at age 44 with Stage 4 PC on 11/09. Gleason 4+5, 11 of 12 cores +; PSA 51.34
DaVinci surgery on 12/09

Gleason 4+5 confirmed. Lymph and vesicle invasion, right nerves spared.
pT3c N1 Mx
HT: Casedox and Lupron started 1/10

PSA 1/13/10 23.15 2/8/10 .37 3/18/10 <.05 5/14/10 <.02

Bone metastasis

Radiation: 42 sessions ending 6/10


Postop
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   Posted 7/20/2010 1:14 AM (GMT -6)   
The blunt answer is that insurance won't pay for something if they can come up with an excuse to get out of it. If you order generic from overseas using an online pharmacy (discussed many times in this forum) you can get a year's supply for a modest amount. Different looking pills, same drugs, work exactly the same as the expensive US version for a fraction of the price.

MrGimpy
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   Posted 7/20/2010 5:08 AM (GMT -6)   
The problem is this: You did not have an injury to your Penis, had you say had an accident and suffered damage there then they would have covered your Rx

Mine only covers only a few month but that comes with a $40 co-payment, so it is cheaper for me to just go Generic or SAMPLES when I need them

If your Ins co pays for 6 x 100mg pills then you have 12 x 50mg pills that you need for therapy. Ask your Dr for a few samples , if you get 4 pills which is not a big deal for Dr's then you have 8x50mg more pills. Now your total is up to 20 daily doses.

Mine also gave me 4 x 20mg Cialis which lasts for 3 days each pill so there is another 12 days of meds. Mine also gave me some 20mg of Levitra, those are 20mg, split them and you get another 8 days ( 4 x 10mg)

It really pays to ask for samples, I ended up with 40 days of daily ED oral drug and only paid my one Copayment. NEVER leave your Dr. office without samples, its like leaving $50 on the waiting room magazine rack

If you wish to just buy a 30 day Rx with no Ins some big pharmacy's offer an RX card that knocks 30%-40% off the retail price of the drug.

The first few months of Daily ED drugs is all you likely will need so you just need to come up with a 60 day plan of coverage. Its very easy to do as I described above and only pay for 2 months co-pays and a couple of Dr visits.
Stats:
Age: 52, PSA (2008)=1.9
Biopsy on 01/09/09, Gleason Score = 3+3
One (1) out of twelve (12) cores was positive, plus external nodule found
Surgery (Da Vinci, robotic prostatectomy): 4/7/09
Post Op Path 3+3
Removed Catheter: 04/19/09
100% bladder control - Pad free 7/09
PSA 7/09 undetectable, <0.01 - 3 months post-op
PSA 1/10 undetectable, <0.01 - 9 months post-op
Trimix provides 100% erectile function


April6th
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   Posted 7/20/2010 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   
My insurance won't pay anything towards a Viagra prescription.

I am not too unhappy with them. They paid all but $650 of my $40,000+ hospital bill.

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
PSA 7/15/10 Zero Club membership card issued (trial membership with 90 day renewal)


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 7/20/2010 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
My insurance does not conver the pills either. Thank you BCBS!

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%


142
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   Posted 7/20/2010 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
My ins. pays for 8 cialis pills (regardless of size) per month. My use is 5mg / day, so got some samples and the "free" month of 5mg. After those ran out I got the doctor to change the Rx to 8 x 20mg. Then I try as best I can to quarter then with a pill cutter. A very inexact science for someone as clumsy as me. For now my deductable is done, but come January they will be real expensive.

bsjoplin
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   Posted 7/20/2010 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
just for another viewpoint, my company's insurance does NOT cover ED drugs, but since i was in the healing process, i'm getting a 2 year waver, and they have been paying 80-something % on my daily Cialis script.  i am starting to get previous function, now that i am at 18 month post-surgery point, and am, shall we say, cautiously optimistic that i will not be needing the pills come january when the waver runs out.
bob

Age@dx: 55

5/05             PSA test 1.8  --12/19/07  PSA test 3.7  --7/25/08    PSA test: 4.7

8/26/08        1st Prostate Biopsy: 3 samples out of 6 have irregular cells

11/25/08      PSA test: 6.5

12/11/08      2nd Prostate Biopsy :  of 12 samples, 3 are cancer, and all other 9 are irregular.  original NJ lab sent samples to Johns Hopkins for special reading.  Gleason 3+3=6.  now:read book, and think about options: radiation, surgery, etc

1/22/09        Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy.  main issue was use of BOTH pre-donated units of blood during surgery, and then required 2 additional units in recovery, before going to room

1/25/09        Released from hospital. No drive, no lift >5 lb

1/28/09        Pathology results from removed tissue:  Cancer was seen on 10% of gland, lymph nodes & SV were benign, nothing seen outside of the prostate.  One area of cancer extended right up to edge, but not beyond.  Gleason was re-typed as 3+4=7, staged T2c

2/13/09        PSA=0.1

3/6/09          6week appt, start back to work Monday, 3/9.  script for Cialis

6/8/09          PSA=0.1

10/9/09        PSA=0.1

2/10/10        PSA=0.3 discussed possibility of radiotherapy and/or hormone.

4/7/10          PSA= 0.4  Recurrence of the cancer is probable. Referred me to RO

5/4/10                   First RT.  RO is recommending 37 treatments x 1.8Gy=66.6 Gy

6/25/10       Final RT. ended up w/ 36 treatments, 64.8 Gy


Hope and Prayer
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   Posted 7/20/2010 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Mr Gimpy-- Do insurance companies approve Viagra, Cialis and Levitra all at the same time? I am going to look into this.

Bob- That is great news about getting function back and hopeful for us. Who is your insurance company? Did you have to appeal or did they willingly agree to pay 80%?
Boyfriend dx at age 44 with Stage 4 PC on 11/09. Gleason 4+5, 11 of 12 cores +; PSA 51.34
DaVinci surgery on 12/09

Gleason 4+5 confirmed. Lymph and vesicle invasion, right nerves spared.
pT3c N1 Mx
HT: Casedox and Lupron started 1/10

PSA 1/13/10 23.15 2/8/10 .37 3/18/10 <.05 5/14/10 <.02

Bone metastasis

Radiation: 42 sessions ending 6/10


profman
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   Posted 7/20/2010 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all - interesting topic. My insurance company (Humana) will pay for 6 ED pills per month, regardless of the brand. If I already received 6 viagra, then I have to wait a month to get 6 Levitra, for example. I was originally prescribed Viagra, but the doc gave me some Levitra samples which gave a better response. I had to wait three weeks before insurance would pay for the Levitra.
Diagnosed 9/4/09, age 59
PSA 3.5, up from 1.8 year before
First biopsy showed 3/10 positive cores, Gleason 3+3, less than 10% involvement in all three cores, diagnosed as T2a; prostate size estimated at 32 gram
Thinking of Active Surveillance but
Second biopsy showed 5/10 positive cores, Gleason 3+3, left side (4 postitive cores) had 40% involvement
RRP on 12/15/09, home 12/16
Catheter out on 12/29/09 (failed cystogram earlier)
Path report was all good news, Gleason 3+3, no margin involvement, no perineural involvement, everything clean other than core of prostate, tumor on both sides, but more prevalent on left side, 5% involvement, 42 gram organ
Within two days down to one pad a day, pad free at six weeks
Back to work 1/4/10
First PSA 1/28/10 - nondetectable (<0.1)
Second PSA June 2, 2010 - nondetectable (<0.1)
Next PSA 12/16/10
ED present, although at times there is improvement with daily pump and 100 mg Viagra (or 20 mg Levitra)


bsjoplin
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   Posted 7/20/2010 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
the company uses some smallish administrators out of Oklahoma City.  they started using a system of having a Case Manager overseeing your major situation, and this turned out to be great deal for me, because she has gone to bat for me and gotten things approved, when i wasn't sure my appeal would have accomplished anything.  the ED drugs are one example, another is that she helped convince the insurance to cover the cost of my "therapy" (vacuum erection device) .  i had doctor's prescriptions for these things, so this got it okayed.  so i know i kinda won this part of the game, and there's a lot of variation from company to company..
bob

Age@dx: 55

5/05             PSA test 1.8  --12/19/07  PSA test 3.7  --7/25/08    PSA test: 4.7

8/26/08        1st Prostate Biopsy: 3 samples out of 6 have irregular cells

11/25/08      PSA test: 6.5

12/11/08      2nd Prostate Biopsy :  of 12 samples, 3 are cancer, and all other 9 are irregular.  original NJ lab sent samples to Johns Hopkins for special reading.  Gleason 3+3=6.  now:read book, and think about options: radiation, surgery, etc

1/22/09        Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy.  main issue was use of BOTH pre-donated units of blood during surgery, and then required 2 additional units in recovery, before going to room

1/25/09        Released from hospital. No drive, no lift >5 lb

1/28/09        Pathology results from removed tissue:  Cancer was seen on 10% of gland, lymph nodes & SV were benign, nothing seen outside of the prostate.  One area of cancer extended right up to edge, but not beyond.  Gleason was re-typed as 3+4=7, staged T2c

2/13/09        PSA=0.1

3/6/09          6week appt, start back to work Monday, 3/9.  script for Cialis

6/8/09          PSA=0.1

10/9/09        PSA=0.1

2/10/10        PSA=0.3 discussed possibility of radiotherapy and/or hormone.

4/7/10          PSA= 0.4  Recurrence of the cancer is probable. Referred me to RO

5/4/10                   First RT.  RO is recommending 37 treatments x 1.8Gy=66.6 Gy

6/25/10       Final RT. ended up w/ 36 treatments, 64.8 Gy


142
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   Posted 7/20/2010 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
My ins. will not pay for multiple ED drugs in the same month - have to wait for the 30 days to pass before I could have a change.

Minn1951
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   Posted 7/20/2010 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I am about to have the surgery and will have to do the ED therapy.  Can you tell me if you will know after one dose if it's doing it's job or does it take several doses for the medication to kick in?  Never thought about the expense of these little pills.
Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer 4/10/2010
 
Age 58
Stage: T2B
Greason Score: 3+ 3 = 6
PSA: 3.0
Prostate volumne 19cc
Tumor present in 3 of 5 cores on both the right and left with 6 of 55  mm or 11% on the right  and 4 of 59 mm or 7% on the left
 
No angiolymphatic or perineural invasion.  No high grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia.


MrGimpy
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   Posted 7/20/2010 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Minn,

You will not see the ED drugs doing their job right after surgery. They are designed to increase blood flow to the area that needs healing. You may experience a nocturnal erection

Remember the post op daily ED therapy primary goal is not to get an erection suitable for intercourse, if that works out that way them great but that not the idea

Hi Hope and Prayer, I have not tried to submit multiple ED brands to my Ins company.
Stats:
Age: 52, PSA (2008)=1.9
Biopsy on 01/09/09, Gleason Score = 3+3
One (1) out of twelve (12) cores was positive, plus external nodule found
Surgery (Da Vinci, robotic prostatectomy): 4/7/09
Post Op Path 3+3
Removed Catheter: 04/19/09
100% bladder control - Pad free 7/09
PSA 7/09 undetectable, <0.01 - 3 months post-op
PSA 1/10 undetectable, <0.01 - 9 months post-op
Trimix provides 100% erectile function


142
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   Posted 7/20/2010 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Minn,
One way to deal with the pills on insurance is to get the Rx as soon as possible for whatever the policy will pay, and ask for a sample of the different types to test.
I'm taking Cialis just for bloodflow - with the extent of my surgery I don't have to worry about a random erection. If I change it would be because of side effects.
So in my case, I expect nothing other than good circulation

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 7/20/2010 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been getting 20mg of Cialis and cutting them in two. My carrier only covers 8 per month. Also, ask the urologist for samples...

Luckily, I don't really need then since my hormone therapy has faded. While I was on HT, there was no sex. I was shut down. Seeing as how I had surgery and was on HT by month three, I had begun to think that I would never be able again. but things came right back this year ~ woo-hoo...

I have to say I love the "off" cycles of intermittent HT better...:-)

Tony
Disease:
Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 48 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7

Treatments:
RALP ~ 2/17/2007 at the City of Hope near Los Angeles.
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.

Status:
"I beat up this disease and took its lunch money! I am in remission."
I am currently not being treated, but I do have regular oncology visits.
I am the president of an UsTOO chapter in Las Vegas

Blog : www.caringbridge.org/visit/tonycrispino


mountain top high
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   Posted 7/20/2010 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I had to jump through a lot of hoops for Viagra, that started with denial of coverage, and my ordering the medication through AllDayChemist instead. Then insurance changed to to "we'll only cover 8 pills a month" and finally they approved an exception for 90 pills per quarter as long as I need them. What convinced them was the letter of medical necessity from my surgeon, the head of the robotic unit at Ohio State's James Cancer Center. My regular urologist was impressed and asked for a copy of it so he could use it for other patients. Is there a way to post documents to emails here? Couldn't figure out a way--would be happy to share it if it helps others.
 
Incidentally, this was all fine last year when my surgery costs caused me to hit my deductible and out of pocket maximum limits, so the medication ended up being free. This year our deductible went up and our out of pocket max more than doubled, so even though insurance technically covers it, I went back to ordering from AllDayChemist. $100 for 120 pills through them vs. $1000 for 90 pills through insurance (which is offset considerably provided you hit the $2500 deductible).
Mountain Top High, Age 45
PSA 1.6 (2006), 1.9 (2007), 6.0 (6/2008), 3.9 (7/2008 after 30-day Cipro course)
8/08 biopsy--high grade PIN
11/08 biopsy--Dx (age 43), Gleason 7 (3+4), T1c
Da Vinci RP 2/9/09 (Dr. Abaza, Head of Robotic Uro, James Cancer Center @ Ohio State)
Path--PCa 9%, 39.5 grams, T2c, contained in capsule, margins & lymph nodes clear
Catheter 1 week, no nighttime incontinence
1-6 wks out: 4-5 male pads/day; 7-11 weeks 1-2 pads/day with regular ab/core exercises; 11-14 weeks out one mini-pad/day; since 14 weeks no incontinence
Complete ED, pump twice daily, fought with insurance for Viagra, ordered from alldaychemist instead, 4/23/09 started 100mg nightly, then insurance covered it. No success from Viagra and pump.
10/27/09 MUSE trial. No success and hurt like hell.
PSA at 3 & 6 mos post-op: 0


Hope and Prayer
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   Posted 7/21/2010 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on your ZERO PSA! Thanks for the info. I am going to see if we can get letters from ED dr and surgeon. BF had no success with Viagra and pump as well. Tried the Trimix but hurt due to reaction from aprostodil. I think Muse has aprostadil. He is currently using Super Bimix at 45 units with good results. I wonder if it will work for you.
Boyfriend dx at age 44 with Stage 4 PC on 11/09. Gleason 4+5, 11 of 12 cores +; PSA 51.34
DaVinci surgery on 12/09

Gleason 4+5 confirmed. Lymph and vesicle invasion, right nerves spared.
pT3c N1 Mx
HT: Casedox and Lupron started 1/10

PSA 1/13/10 23.15 2/8/10 .37 3/18/10 <.05 5/14/10 <.02

Bone metastasis

Radiation: 42 sessions ending 6/10


mountain top high
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   Posted 7/22/2010 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hope and Prayer--forgot to update my signature (thanks for the suggestion!). Am actually using bimix now with good results. MUSE, caverject and trimix do all have alprostadil and hurt me. Some guys aren't bothered by it.
Mountain Top High, Age 45
PSA 1.6 (2006), 1.9 (2007), 6.0 (6/2008), 3.9 (7/2008 after 30-day Cipro course)
8/08 biopsy--high grade PIN
11/08 biopsy--Dx (age 43), Gleason 7 (3+4), T1c
Da Vinci RP 2/9/09 (Dr. Abaza, Head of Robotic Uro, James Cancer Center @ Ohio State)
Path--PCa 9%, 39.5 grams, T2c, contained in capsule, margins & lymph nodes clear
Catheter 1 week, no nighttime incontinence
1-6 wks out: 4-5 male pads/day; 7-11 weeks 1-2 pads/day with regular ab/core exercises; 11-14 weeks out one mini-pad/day; since 14 weeks no incontinence
Complete ED, pump twice daily, fought with insurance for Viagra, ordered from alldaychemist instead, 4/23/09 started 100mg nightly, then insurance covered it. No success from Viagra and pump.
10/27/09 MUSE trial. No success and hurt like hell. Caverject and trimix injections--success but hurt too much to touch. Now using bimix--success and no pain. Daily Viagra on off days.
PSA at each 3 mos post-op: 0


maltratado45
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   Posted 7/23/2010 2:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear mountain top high and all others.
 
As a general rule most documents can be inserted into sites such as this with relative ease.  Go open the document and then "SAVE AS" a text file for Windows machines which is an FILE  function.
 
Once the file is saved as text you can copy and paste it here in the text box.  You may loose some details and sometimes things will need cleaned up a little but not much more work is required than that.
 
Next Item.  ED drugs and the VA.  If you are receiving VA care already, a prescription shown to your VA Dr, should get you about 6 Levitra each 12 weeks for either $6 or free.
 
So between free samples, the VA, insurance companies sometimes and your charge card for All Day Chemist and "Double Pill Offers", most of us should be able to find reasonably priced options we can live with.
 
I don't know about you but I do know about us and our sexual health is worth the trouble.
 
Jim


*Age 60 when presented to GP on 3 Aug. 2004 with elevated PSA of 13.8.
*Referred to Urologist. Biopsy and bone scan in Oct 04.
*Pathology report in Nov 04. Initial Results are T2cNoMo carcinoma of prostate gland.
*Had a RPP on 14 Feb 2005. Boy talk about irony look at that date again.
*Dr. called 3 days after surgery. I want you both in my office tomorrow morning, we must talk now.
*"I wish to apologize because I misdiagnosed your condition. Biopsy of your organ says Staging is T3bNoMo. Please accept my apology."
*At that moment I fell in love with my Dr. and have never changed my mind.
*Followup radiation of the prostate bed started early June 05 and ran 42 sessions.
*All PSA checkups to date, 5 1/2 yrs, are undetectable.


Sephie
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   Posted 7/23/2010 6:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hope, our insurance company covers 4 Viagra each month with an out-of-pocket of $20. That's all they will cover. Sometimes, when John visited his urologist, he'd ask for Viagra and Dr. B would give him some sample packs. Otherwise, we order Manly through All Day Chemist.
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!


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 7/23/2010 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
My insurance does not cover the pills. ADC is my loaction for the pills. At the Uro office I usually get a couple of sample packs.


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%


James C.
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   Posted 7/23/2010 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
maltrado and mountain top high, :

posting doctors letters here is allowed, with the provision that you have permission of the writer to post it. Check out Rule 9 and 10, to make sure you aren't violating copyright and permissions rules first, ok? Any data is helpful, if it is approved for worldwide posting by the originator. Sorry, but Peter's just that way about things....lol smilewinkgrin

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10. No posts of lengthy articles. Sharing information is allowed, but the forums are not to be used to publish articles. It is an improper use of critical forum resources.

tongue
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


reachout
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   Posted 7/23/2010 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
The pills never worked well for me, but I also had the insurance issue. Like others here, I went to ADC by mail order and at least the insurance problem was solved. I paid out of pocket, but pretty cheap and the same quality as the prescription pills.  Same headaches and stuffy nose too :-(


Age 64 yrs
DX 5/2009
8 out of 12 cores positive
PSA 5.6
Gleason Score 3+4=7
Stage T2a
Da Vinci Surgery 08/07/2009
Upgrade Gleanson Score 4+3=7
Stage pT2c
Neg Margins and Nodes
Extracapsular extension noted but neg Extraprostatic Extention (??)
Dry immediately
Daily Cialis 5mg slow recovery
First PSA 3 Nov 09 <0.1
Second PSA 2 Feb 10 0.01
Third PSA 1 Apr 10 <.014
Fourth PSA 19 May 10 <0.1
Starting trimix July 10

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