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Purgatory
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   Posted 9/28/2010 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello one and all.  After a long 5 1/2 days in the hospital.  I have returned home to continue my recouperation at home.
I am glad to back.  Sore as expected, having lost amazing amnt. of weight in the past week.
 
The Ileal Conduit Surgery itself was a success.  I have stoma that pills 24.7 into a bag.  At night I am hooked up to a
large catheter bag as I was in my days of 21 catheters.
 
This  is taxing, will write more soon,
 
David in SC

April6th
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Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 264
   Posted 9/28/2010 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I am glad you are home and wish you a rapid recovery. You deserve it!

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

skeener
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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 214
   Posted 9/28/2010 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   

David

Glad to read that you are home.  Best wishes!!

Skeener


goodlife
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 2692
   Posted 9/28/2010 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you are home David, and that the surgery was a success. Hopefully you can now start to get your life back. Things just have to get better.

This site wasn't the same for the last 5 1/2 days.

Welcome home.
Goodlife
 
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved  pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free  6 week PSA  <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED.  Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10,  9 month PSA < .01
1 year psa (364 days) .01
15 month PSA <.01

beachbum50
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 293
   Posted 9/28/2010 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
:-)  Wecome Home David, now you can start healing and get back to enjoying life again!
Beachbum

kbota
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Date Joined Aug 2010
Total Posts : 487
   Posted 9/28/2010 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
David; We're all so glad you are home and can begin the process of putting the tough times in the past. I wish you the very best in the days ahead. It's got to get better, as you've already been through hell.

Best wishes my friend;

k
Age 57 at Diagnosis
May, 09 PSA 2.26
June, 10 PSA 3.07 Free PSA 18%
Met with Uro, DRE +
June, 10 Biopsy, 7 of 12 cores, up to 60%, 4+5=9
July 21, 2010 - RRP
Nodes negative
Vesicles negative
tumor contained in capsule, still 4+5=9
perineural invasion extensive
Aug 5, 10 catheter out
Sept 3, 10 PSA - 0.00 (great big whew)
As of 9/3/2010, I'm 99% continent - only occasional stress incontinence !

Ed C. (Old67)
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2461
   Posted 9/28/2010 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
David,
I'm glad you are home and that your surgery went well. I hope your recovery will be quick and you can finally go on with your life without a catheter. Take care.
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

tatt2man
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Total Posts : 2845
   Posted 9/28/2010 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
David - as we all are saying - "welcome home " to your home in SC and to your home here at HW - wishing you a steady and boring recovery -
gentle hugs
BRONSON
Age: 55 -gay with spouse, Steve - live in Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA: 10/06/2009 - 3.86
Biopsy: 10/16/2009- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Radical Prostatectomy: 11/18/2009
Pathology: pT3a- gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
Post Surgery-PSA: April 8, 2010 - 0.05 -I am in the ZERO CLUB
Sept 23, 2010 -0.05 - again -hoorah !

142
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Total Posts : 7084
   Posted 9/28/2010 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Good to hear from you - Welcome home!

Magaboo
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1211
   Posted 9/28/2010 10:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello David. Very glad to hear that you are back home and that the
operation seams to have been successful. Good to see you back at the site. Hope to hear more details when you have somewhat recovered from your ordeal.
Wishing you a quick and complete recovery.
 
Mag

Born 1936
PSA 7.9, Gleason Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
open RP Nov 06, T3a, Gleasons 3+4=7, Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; at SRT Start=0.1, Salvage RT completed (33 days-66Gy) 19 Dec 08
PSA: in Jan 09 =.05, all tests to date (Jul 10) <.04

Fairwind
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Total Posts : 3892
   Posted 9/28/2010 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Cheers and best wishes Dave, glad things went well and you are HOME!!

Did you NEED to lose weight? Man, that's the hard way to do it!!

They sell liquid diet stuff, high calorie, high protein.. Goes down easy..Makes you feel better..Boost is one brand, Fortify is another..

Newporter
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Date Joined Sep 2010
Total Posts : 225
   Posted 9/28/2010 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy to hear the surgery is a success. Welcome back and best wishes.

Highwayman
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Date Joined Sep 2010
Total Posts : 148
   Posted 9/28/2010 10:30 PM (GMT -6)   
David,
you have offered good advice and much positive energy. I think Karma owes you a good one. May Cerberus himself gaurd your recovery. 
Best wishes,
Mike

cooper360
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Date Joined Jul 2010
Total Posts : 161
   Posted 9/28/2010 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
David........... I've thought of you often in the last couple weeks. Glad the surgery went well and you on your way to a more normal life.....Hope all continues to go good for you.  Cooper

Postop
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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 385
   Posted 9/28/2010 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome back!

James C.
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Total Posts : 4463
   Posted 9/28/2010 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Good to see ya home and posting again. Don't push it....
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RRP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., all clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement of the left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09- Uh-Oh
ED continues: Bimix .30cc & Trimix .15cc PRN

dsmc
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 150
   Posted 9/28/2010 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi David,
I am glad you are back home getting better. Sure am glad the surgery was a success and wish you an uneventful and full recovery.
Get some rest...

David
Age 55
Pre-op PSA 4.3
Surgery Feb. 17 2005
Post-op Path : Gleason 3+3=6
Right pelvic lymph nodes: negative for metastatic carcinoma
Left pelvic lymph nodes: negative for metastatic carcinoma
extent: right lobe 40% left lobe 10%
capsular penetration: Absent
Seminal vesicles and vasa differentia: Uninvolved
Prostate: 26 grams
Post-op PSA's <0.04 for 3 years
Feb. 08: 0.07, March 08: 0.08, June 08: 0.09 and Sept. 08: 0.1
IGRT scheduled.....November 17th....
FINISHED 01/14/09
05/14/09
1st PSA after SRT <0.04
12/03/09
2nd PSA after SRT <0.04
06/03/10
3rd PSA after SRT <0.04

Squirm
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Total Posts : 744
   Posted 9/28/2010 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
It's great to hear from you David, and glad to see the operation was a success!

F8
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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 3994
   Posted 9/28/2010 11:07 PM (GMT -6)   
a hero returns....all hail David cool !
 
 
ed
age: 55
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
no symptoms, no prostate enlargement
12/12 cores positive....gleason 3+4 = 7
HT, BT and IGRT
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10

Jerry1
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 460
   Posted 9/29/2010 5:06 AM (GMT -6)   
 
 
David,
 
Great to hear you are home.  Now take your time and let the healing do its job.
 
Jerry1

English Alf
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Total Posts : 2218
   Posted 9/29/2010 5:20 AM (GMT -6)   
David
Glad to hear you're home!!!!!!!!
Hope the recovery goes well.
Is the weight loss a good thing or a bad?

Alf
Born Jun ‘60
Apr 09 PSA 8.6
DRE neg
Biop 2 of 12 pos
Gleason 3+3
29 Jul 09 DaVinci AVL-NKI Amsterdam
6 Aug 09 Cath out
PostOp Gleason 3+4 Bladder neck & Left SVI -T3b
No perin’l No vasc invasion Clear margins
Dry at night
21 Sep 09 No pads daytime
17 Nov 09 PSA 0.1
17 Mar 10 PSA 0.4 sent to RT
13 Apr 10 CT
28 Apr 10 start RT 66Gy
11 Jun 10 end RT
Tired
BMs weird
14 Sep 10 PSA <0.1
Erections OK

Sephie
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Total Posts : 1804
   Posted 9/29/2010 5:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Nothing more I can add as others have already said it all...we love, David, and hope you recover quickly.

xxoo

John & Sephie

Cajun Jeff
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Total Posts : 4119
   Posted 9/29/2010 5:53 AM (GMT -6)   
David when I saw you post I knew you were doing better. Welcome back to HW and we have missed you so very much. Talk to you soon.

Cajun Jeff
9/08 PSA 5.4 referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3+4=7 1 positive core in 12 1% cancer core
10/08 Nerve-Sparing open radicalSurgery Path Report Downgrade 3+3=6 GS Stage pT2c margins clea
r3 month: PSA <0.1
19th month: PSA <0.1
Only issue at this time is ED

Arnie
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 374
   Posted 9/29/2010 7:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome back, indeed!

Arnie in DE

lewvino
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Total Posts : 384
   Posted 9/29/2010 7:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad to read that you are home and recovering. We all hope and pray that this long ordeal you have been through is soon coming to an end with the results that you are hoping for.
 
We also look forward to reading more about the experience when you get your strength back and can post more.
 
Larry
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