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An38
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   Posted 8/4/2010 2:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I am setting up this thread for discussion/support for this month's RP surgeries. We know of the following members with surgeries planned:


Renee's husband on the 8/9th
Ed on the 11th

Mimi's husband on the 16th
Aimzee' husband on the 18th
An's husband on the 20th
Clocknut on the 20th

Min1951 on the 24th (did not proceed)

Ger42 on the 26th (did not proceed - see October thread)
tryingtostaycalm on the 26th
 
TDK on the 31st.


I hope that all the surgeries go well, that the recovery is as good as can be, that the pathology results come out well and that all are on the way to good urinary continance.



As the Irish say:

May the road rise to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. The sun shine warm upon your face.



Good luck everyone and let us know how you are going...



An

Post Edited (An38) : 10/29/2010 8:46:21 AM (GMT-6)


Sephie
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   Posted 8/4/2010 5:12 AM (GMT -6)   
An, what a nice thing to do! I will keep all these men - and those who love them - close to my heart.
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!

rhb47
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   Posted 8/4/2010 6:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi An,

Thanks for setting up the thread. Two more members are schedlued for 8/24-Minn 1951 and Ger 43-should be a busy month! Guess my husband is first on the list and he hates to go first, but I can't wait to get it over with so that we can begin moving on with the healing faze. Thanks, Sephie, for the kind thoughts.

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
 

BillArb
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   Posted 8/4/2010 6:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I'll keep all these men in my thoughts and will follow their progress closely, as I'm scheduled for my surgery on September 16.

ejn
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   Posted 8/4/2010 6:46 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks An for setting this up.  I have 1 week to go and I am starting to get nervous. Im not sure if it is nervs or anxiety but I just want to go to sleep right now and wake up in the recovery room with a great path report in my lap when I open my eyes. Of course I know it is not going to happen that way, but it would be nice wouldnt it? I'm going to spend this weekend making sure I have everything ready at home. I have an appointment monday with my GP to get a letter stating I am fit for surgery. Tuesday I will leave work early and start the internal pipe cleaning process and hopefully get some sleep for my 6 am appointment Wednesday with the big machine. Through my reading on this and other forums I have a very good idea of what to expect when I get on the other side. I am very thankful to everyone for all of the information, it has really helped me through this process.

Ed


Age @ DX  53

Pre OP PSA: 1/2008=5.9, 2/2010=6.0 (free=9%)

Biopsy, 4/10/2010 This was my 2nd Biopsy.  The Uro put me out and took 36 samples.  3 samples positive 1%, 2%, 2% no evidence of perineural invasion. T1c

Dx Date  April 2010

Gleason:  3+3=6
CT Scan: Negative
DaVinci:  Coming up 8/11/10, Dr David Bryan, SSM DePaul-St Louis
 


An38
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   Posted 8/4/2010 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I will amend the starting post to include Minn1951 and Ger43. Hope I get the dates right - correct me if I'm wrong!
 
Thanks Sephie and Ed, I understand the nervousness. Even my husband who is Mr Calm is pretty nervous. And our surgery is on the 20th!

An

Post Edited (An38) : 8/4/2010 7:53:16 AM (GMT-6)


April6th
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   Posted 8/4/2010 7:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck to all of the August candidates for the Zero Club. Your membership has been reserved for you and we are looking forward to hearing good news from your 6 week PSA report.

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)

Purgatory
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   Posted 8/4/2010 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I think this will be a record month here at HW for surgeries in one month. That will be quite a few to track. Tell all the me, to "use" their prostates all they can between now and then, because sex will never be 100% the same after that, even with great results from surgeries. Ed, and others, the nervous part is to be expected. If any of the men have never had surgery before, they are probably calmer. There is bliss in ignorance sometimes, lol. Once they put you under, you won't be worrying, or thinking, about anything. I never mind that part. Good luck to one and all.

David in SC
Age: 58, 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: Aug 3
Latest:  7/9 cath #6 - 41 days, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - 38 days, mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12 ,Cath #11 - 21 days,  Cath #12 - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, Cath #13 - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 31 days, Cath #17 - 39 days, 7/2 - Corr Surgery #6, Cath #18 - 13 days, Cath #19 - 17 days, Total Blockage, Cath # 20 - 7/19

Sleepless09
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   Posted 8/4/2010 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
An --- what a terrific idea!

And good luck to all those headed to donate their prostates to medical science. If it wasn't for you guys those surgeons and pathologists wouldn't be able to buy their new Lexus this year, send the kids to an Ivy League University and ski in Aspen. That, in turn, would lead to a world economic collapse, depression and hungry children. Now, won't you feel better as the anesthetist tells you to count to ten? Ahhhhhhh!

Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours.  Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn  ---  perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
 
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7 
 
First post op PSA Sept 09  less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23, 2009 less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8, 2010  less than 0.02
PSA on April 9, 2010 less than 0.02 
PSA on July 9, 2010 (one year) less than 0.02
  

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 8/4/2010 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Great idea An. Thanks for collecting the information and posting it. I wish all those brothers a successful surgery and quick recovery.
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

Sunbird
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   Posted 8/4/2010 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
As the gurney is pushed into the operating room, I like to yell out, "WAIT A MINUTE.....THIS ISN'T DISNEY WORLD."
It's always good for a few laughs..........
1996, Age 48, Stage III Colon Ca, Colon Resection followed by 18 chemo treatments.
 
2000, Colon Ca Metastasis to upper left lung lobe.  Lung lobe surgically removed.  24 chemo treatments scheduled.  Took 1, declined the rest.
 
9/08 PSA is 2.8, 12/08 PSA is 4.56??  Chalk it up to prostatitis due to urinary retention after Nissen Fundo Surgery.  VA docs prescribe 30 days of Septra.  Prostate feels normal.  PSA hovers around 4.1.  VA docs want prostate biopsy but can't seem to get me into the schedule.  Continue through Spring and Fall of 2009 thinking I have prostatitis.  Bacteria cultures are always neg.  PSA drops to 3.1 10/09.
 
12/09 Prostate Biopsy performed
3 of 10 cores positive, 5%, 25%, & 35%, 3 + 3= Gleason Six with perineural invasion.
 
Doc wants CT Scan due to prior Colon Ca. Findings: "The seminal vesicles are irregular & there is nodularity in the periprostatic fat such that local extension cannot be excluded.  Shotty lymph nodes in both groin measuring 2.3 cm."
 
Doc wants Endo-rectal MRI (OUCH!) Findings: Mild central zone BPH, no discrete focus of carcinoma is identified, no evidience of invasion into the periprostatic fat or seminal vesicles.  Normal size iliac chain lymph nodes.
 
2/08/10 Open RP surgery.  Findings: Gleason Six upgraded to Seven.  3 + 4, Stage pT2c, Bilateral w/perineural invasion, No pos lymph nodes,  margins uninvolved, no extraprostatic extension, no seminal vesicle extension,  39 grams, blood loss 1200 ml (didn't want a transfusion & didn't get one) nerve bundles spared bilaterally.  current age-61

rhb47
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   Posted 8/4/2010 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Sunbird,

My husband might try that one-the hospital where he is having surgery is only 6 miles from Disney World!

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
 

Mimi723
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   Posted 8/4/2010 5:07 PM (GMT -6)   
The collective sense of humor and compassion here is just incredible.

Again, I think you for your help.

Several of my friends have put my husband's first name on prayer lists at their churches. He's got a very ecumenical group praying for him!

Mimi
Husband, 62
Gleason 6
Surgery set for Aug. 16

Aimzee
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   Posted 8/5/2010 3:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, An!  I was looking for this thread.
 
Renee, my husband is on six Prayer Lists.  I hope God is listening!  A complete healing is wished for all having their surgeries.
 
I am concerned about the Cath. care and what my role will be.  Also, I am concerned how I can help my husband with his showers the first week.  He says, "Oh, don't worry, I can take care of all that stuff.  Just help make the meals and keep the water coming."  So, now I am wondering what he will eat the first couple days.
 
There are three simple questions - any answers?
 
Thank you!
 
Aimzee
 
 
Husband Ron, age 63
Had Progesterone shots for 6 months.  January PSA was .05. 
4/1/10 PSA 5.5  Prostate size = 50 cc.
On Cipro (antibiotic) for 16 days
Bone Scan/CT Negative
Biopsy 4/20/10  12 samples... Adenocarcinoma:  3 positive on right side,
one core left base (5% ` 0.5 mm) -  two cores of left lateral mid
(20% ~ 2mm, 10%, 10% ~ 1mm) - No Perineural Invasion
Gleason 6 (3+3)
The surgery has been postponed twice.
August 18, 2010 - da Vinci Prostatectomy
 
(I do the posting for both of us.)

rhb47
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   Posted 8/5/2010 6:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Aimzee,

I've been wondering about those same things. I know my husband's surgeon told us one of his team would go over all the cath stuff before we leave the hospital. I imagine they will also tell us what he can eat the first few days. Maybe some of the guys on "the other side" can pipe in and answer these questions for us. We'll be staying in a hotel with a kitchen for 3 days(one night before the surgery, the night of for me and the night after he gets out as we live 2 hours from the hospital) so it would help me to know what kind of food to have on hand at the hotel the day he gets out of the hospital.

Thanks all,

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
 

Ger42
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   Posted 8/5/2010 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
It's actually Ger42 not Ger43.
19 days to go and I get more nervous each day. I'm even having a tough time coming to this site. I don't want to read about complications others are having.

Did I make the right choice?
What will my wife do without me?
How will the dogs adapt if I'm gone?
Will my son be able to spend time with his mother to help her through?
If I chose radiation the dogs would not have to spend 5 days in a kennel.
Will having had a stroke cause problems?
How will I handle the BAG?
How long will I be in diapers?
What happens if we get a hurricane during my recovery time?
Why is the front tire on the car leaking air?
Will my girlfriend leave me when she finds out I can't do IT?
Will my wife shoot me when she finds out I have a girlfriend?

Blood drawn today visit GP next Tuesday, Urologist the next day. He'll be inserting a catheter and checking out my bladder. Then it's just wait.

Good luck to all the other August candidates. Here's hoping we all do well. To all who have gone before I hope any complications you are having clear up overnight.
Age 68 on 4/30/2010
weight 185
height 6'
Samples taken 4/19/2010 sent to Bostwick
3 out of 12 samples cancer
1) gleason score 3+3 involving 65%
2) gleason score 3+3 involving 65%
3) gleason score 3+3 involving 10%

PSA 3.5 Mar 19
PSA 2.5 Apr 4

Bone scan clean
CT scan clean
Da Vinci 8/24/2010

April6th
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   Posted 8/5/2010 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Ger42

Thanks for the mostly tongue-in-cheek presurgery checklist of things to worry about.

My pre-surgery cancer assessment was on the mild side but I still also worried about the worst case scenario things. I wasn't obsessed with them but I went over about every possible thing that could happen.

Fortunately (like most patients) my surgery went according to plans and the outcome was as good as predicted--which looking at your numbers is what you should expect too.

Good luck too (and see you on the other side)

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)

Purgatory
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   Posted 8/5/2010 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
renee - as long as your husband doesn't wake up in the recovery room seeing Goofy or any of the Seven Dwarves, he should be ok, unless they are pumping too much morphine into him.

ger42 - its might not be pleasant reading about some of our complications, but even though they might not be the most common, you need to be aware of them. and you mostly won't know what happened until you are well out of recovery. most surgeries go well without complications, but there can be plenty of complications, one of the risks of surgery as a primary treatment.

as far as eating the first few days home, that varies so much, patient by patient, and is very subjective at best. me, in the 3 weeks post surgery, i hardly ate at all, and mostly ate simple things, i.e. scrambled eggs, cream of wheat, soups, etc. i had open surgery, and was dealing with a lot of post surgery pain issues the first few weeks. took me a good month to have any kind of real appitite. i believe i lost some 23 lbs in that first month. i am sure the men/husbands here will be able to communicate what they feel like eating or not. a lot depends on how quickly their bowels are back in order.
Age: 58, 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: Aug 3
Latest:  7/9 cath #6 - 41 days, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - 38 days, mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12 ,Cath #11 - 21 days,  Cath #12 - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, Cath #13 - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 31 days, Cath #17 - 39 days, 7/2 - Corr Surgery #6, Cath #18 - 13 days, Cath #19 - 17 days, Total Blockage, Cath # 20 - 7/19

Minn1951
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   Posted 8/5/2010 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for including me.  Both my wife and I are beginning to go into panic mode.  She knows that life will never be the same once I have surgery.  I am wanting to put it off until January due to my work situation, but she is definitely opposed to that idea.  the forum at least lets me know I'm not the only one.

Keeping my fingers crossed that life will be close to what it was before the surgery.  Good luck to all the August guys.  Hope we all come out smelling like a rose!


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.

ejn
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   Posted 8/5/2010 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
6 days to go for me and I can definately tell my wife is stressed out.  We are both stressed out.  As of today I have it figured that I am almost out of surgery now.  This work day is almost over which leaves Friday and that will be a short day.  I will find plenty to do over the weekend and hardly think about it (thats the plan anyhow).  Then Monday is a half day due to an appointment with the PCP to get a physical and the approval to have the surgery.  Then Tuesday , the day before surgery I will spend a few hours at work then get home and start the pipe cleaning process which will keep me busy all night.  Hopefully I will get some sleep and get up around 4 am, get ready, get to the hospital by 6 am and the rest will be history.  So, you can see by my twisted logic I am almost in the recovery room right now asking for my doctor so I can go over my pre-written list of post op questions.  Good luck to my August Brothers, looking forward to all of the stories from the other side.
 
Ed

Age @ DX  53

Pre OP PSA: 1/2008=5.9, 2/2010=6.0 (free=9%)

Biopsy, 4/10/2010 This was my 2nd Biopsy.  The Uro put me out and took 36 samples.  3 samples positive 1%, 2%, 2% no evidence of perineural invasion. T1c

Dx Date  April 2010

Gleason:  3+3=6
CT Scan: Negative
DaVinci:  Coming up 8/11/10, Dr David Bryan, SSM DePaul-St Louis
 


rhb47
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   Posted 8/5/2010 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ger 42-loved your list and sorry about the 43-that was my mistake.

And David-maybe my husband will wake up and think I'm Cinderella!

On the serious side, it's great to have all the support here. We August members are really thankful for all of you who have been thru this and have stuck around to help all us newbies thru it. And, yes, David(Purg) reading some of your posts are gut wrenching, but you're right-that's a part of all of this and it doesn't hurt to be prepared.

Hopefully, everyone will breeze thru this, but whatever the outcome we all know we have a place here on the forum and friends here to help us thru it.

Thanks!!

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
 

An38
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   Posted 8/5/2010 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry Ger 42, I have fixed the first post.

My husband and I are trying not to think about the surgery, but when I do I get the shivers.
Our life is about to change. I am terrified that the cancer has spread past the margins, although I know that stats make this unlikely and I am very worried about the incontinence. I don't want him to suffer his uncles fate, he died at 60 of PC.

The saddest thing for me is the sex I think, my husband is a great lover and he has always been effortless in that department. In this I am sad for him and for myself.

There is something very un-weighed-down about my husbands personality and I'm scared that's going to change with the psa tests ongoing, the incontence and the ED issues. Why him? It makes me want to cry.

An
Husband's age: 52. We live in Sydney Australia.

In 2007 my husbands PSA level was 2.5.
In Feb 2008 it was 1.7
In Oct 2009 it was 3.67 with a free PSA ratio of 27
In Feb 2010 it was 4.03 with a free PSA ratio of 31.
In June 2010 it was 2.69

DRE normal.
Biopsy 28/4/2010: results, negative for a diagnosis of PC however 3 focal ASAPs on left side of prostate at base, apex and at transition resulting in the conclusion "...small acinar proliferation is suspicious but not diagnostic for prostatic adenocarcinoma."
Review of biopsy by experienced pathologist, results,
1 out of 12 core diagnosed with 10% of Gleason score 3+3 cancer (left transitional)
1 out of 12 cores with ASAP (left apex), suspicious but not diagnostic of cancer

Next steps: Nerve sparing RP on 20th August 2010.

My husband's maternal grandfather died of prostate cancer at 72. His maternal uncle died of prostate cancer at 60. Because he is the third generation to be diagnosed he has hereditary PC.

Aimzee
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   Posted 8/6/2010 5:51 AM (GMT -6)   
An, I feel your pain - the same as I am feeling.  We have four Grandchildren whom we watch while their parents work.  Being retired, we have been able to do several things this summer.  We had a mini-vacation and several "dates."  Plus special time with the kiddies.  Ron has slowed down a bit but keeps walking twice a day.  There have been moments of extreme closeness, and that's when I get especially sad.
 
We had a minor disagreement over what film we would rent.  It was so silly.  Right away he apologized for his edginess.  Then and there, I suggested he go fishing with his brother this weekend.  I feel he really needs to unwind and relax.  So, an overnight trip should do him some good! 
 
I plan on reading that book, Conquer Prostate Cancer: How Medicine, Faith, Love and Sex Can Renew Your Life by Rabbi Ed Weinsberg with Dr. Robert Carey.  I purchased it on Amazon.com for $3.33 plus shipping.  When he returns from the trip, I have planned a candlelight dinner.  Oh, I know the temperature will be 92 degrees, but it can still be romantic.  Right?
 
Aimzee
 
 
Husband Ron, age 63
Had Progesterone shots for 6 months.  January PSA was .05. 
4/1/10 PSA 5.5  Prostate size = 50 cc.
On Cipro (antibiotic) for 16 days
Bone Scan/CT Negative
Biopsy 4/20/10  12 samples... Adenocarcinoma:  3 positive on right side,
one core left base (5% ` 0.5 mm) -  two cores of left lateral mid
(20% ~ 2mm, 10%, 10% ~ 1mm) - No Perineural Invasion
Gleason 6 (3+3)
The surgery has been postponed twice.
August 18, 2010 - da Vinci Prostatectomy
 
(I do the posting for both of us.)

ejn
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   Posted 8/6/2010 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Renee,  Good luck to your husband on Monday.  Im sure it will all go fine and please do keep us posted when you have a chance to get to a computer.  I am going to use my computer as a table for my remote during my recovery.  Welcome to the August Club.
 
Ed

Age @ DX  53

Pre OP PSA: 1/2008=5.9, 2/2010=6.0 (free=9%)

Biopsy, 4/10/2010 This was my 2nd Biopsy.  The Uro put me out and took 36 samples.  3 samples positive 1%, 2%, 2% no evidence of perineural invasion. T1c

Dx Date  April 2010

Gleason:  3+3=6
CT Scan: Negative
DaVinci:  Coming up 8/11/10, Dr David Bryan, SSM DePaul-St Louis
 


rhb47
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Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 208
   Posted 8/6/2010 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Ed,

We leave Sunday for Orlando-hope to be back home on Wednesday. Geoff is starting to get a bit nervous, but is pretty calm considering. I'll post before we leave on Sunday. If I don't get a chance before we leave, good luck with your surgery on the 11th.

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
 
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