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Purgatory
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   Posted 9/30/2010 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Picture me with all these staples, on strong pain meds, and hardly able to keep my head clear.  last night, in our usual cuddling routine
at bedtime, i told wife i just wanted to know if my wee one stilll had any life left  (i assure you there is no way i could contemplate sex a week out of major surgery).  she touched just enough, and amazingly, "he' popped up full size on his own, ready for action.  can you guys believe that?  despite all the pain and horror i have been through, still not an ounce of ED.  I think I should be studied for figure out what has made the difference.
 
go figure, had open surgery, left nerve removed - right side left damaged, had 6 corrective surgeries, plus 39 radiation treatments, and now this major admobial cavity surgery, and yet no ED.  Happy, yes.  Please dont be jealous.  And there will be no more attempts until I am recovered.
 
i thought for sure, the wee one was in a deep coma at least, but nope, he said boss, let's go for it
 
if anyone has a pet theory how i couldn't have ED after all i have been through, please explain away.  my uro surgeon will be further blown away
 
david in sc

LV-TX
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   Posted 9/30/2010 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Well if anyone deserves a break, you do. Hopefully time will heal all problems and you can get started on this new path in life.
You are beating back cancer, so hold your head up with dignity

Les

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Jakester
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   Posted 9/30/2010 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I think you need to buy that lovely wife some flowers! Pretty sure your recovery is going to go quite well after having your "spirits" lifted.

Jake
Dx 8/08 Pre-op psa 4.2, Age 60, 7 of 12 biopsies positive 3+3
DaVinci LRP 11/08, clear margins, - EPE, vascular or perineural. Gleason 3+4=7, 5-10% of 4.
3 month psa .1 2/09, 6 month .1 5/09, 9 month .2 8/09
broke ankle bones 6/09
9/21/09 Bone scan clear, psa still .2
01/05/10 psa .3, SRT 01/19/10 start 39 sessions 70.2gy, psa @ 6 weeks into IMRT .4
Post SRT psa @ 10 weeks (5/31/2010) .2, @20 weeks (8/20/10) .1 (getting close)

beachbum50
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   Posted 9/30/2010 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
turn  David, Whats the old saying, you can't keep a good man down! It sounds like your making a great recovery, with a nice reward in a few weeks! Keep "up" the good work!
 
Beachbum

stevmac1
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   Posted 9/30/2010 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Your wife is hot and you're a stud!!!!
steve

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 9/30/2010 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
David  sounds like things are looking up for you... smilewinkgrin    At least you were lucky in that department.
 
Cajun Jeff

tatt2man
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   Posted 9/30/2010 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
David - it is my understanding that you keep blaming that fiery red-head beside you for keeping ED from your door ....
- or another theory is that you are just a Yankee horndog....

yeah
BRONSON

April6th
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   Posted 9/30/2010 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Every cloud has a wooden lining.....or something like that
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)

60Michael
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   Posted 9/30/2010 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Might just be that sexy wife of yours!
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

compiler
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   Posted 9/30/2010 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
BRAG...BRAG...BRAG
 
<g>
 
Mel

Purgatory
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   Posted 9/30/2010 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
def not a hound dog type. must be that testarosa that was on the other side of me. my feelings there haven't changed in over 36 1/2 years.

david in sc
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 ?
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, on Catheter #21, will be having Ileal Conduit Surgery in Sept.

male_sling_problems
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   Posted 9/30/2010 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Purgatory,

Just what the world needs, more uppers and less downers. (keep it up)

Best wishes,

John

compiler
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   Posted 9/30/2010 3:38 PM (GMT -6)   
So, David, a question:
 
Are you now sans catheters?
 
Mel

TinFoilHat
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   Posted 9/30/2010 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
One word: Awesome.

Welcome back.

Jeff

Purgatory
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   Posted 9/30/2010 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
mel

no catheter. have a perm stoma, that pees into an attached bags, only at night does it resemble a cath, as it attaches to night bag so i dont have to wake up to pee,
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 ?
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, on Catheter #21, will be having Ileal Conduit Surgery in Sept.

compiler
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   Posted 9/30/2010 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
David:
 
I'm sure you miss having that catheter!!!
 
I am so glad you are done with that.
 
Do you still get bladder spasms?
 
Glad you are on the mend. Please try and take it slow. You want to heal well with no setbacks, if possible.
 
You are on your way to a much better QOL.
I am so happy for you.
 
This is wonderful news.
 
Mel

Todd1963
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   Posted 9/30/2010 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
some guys have all the luck.

Uncle Harley
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   Posted 9/30/2010 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome back David. Wood is good! yeah

keysailfisher
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   Posted 9/30/2010 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
That sounds like it would be GFMPH. Glad your home recovering and hopefully moving forward with no cath's.
 
Neal

tatt2man
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   Posted 9/30/2010 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
.. sorry David , I was inferring a monogamous dog species - not the run around type

:)
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 !

Purgatory
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   Posted 9/30/2010 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
living? all the luck? hope you were kidding. i just went through a major invasive surgery, after all i had endured

mel = no spasms, nothing will ever enter my bladder again, with no urine and no catheter in it, there is nothing to cause spasms. dr. already
had me throw away all my ditropan
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 ?
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, on Catheter #21, will be having Ileal Conduit Surgery in Sept.

clocknut
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   Posted 9/30/2010 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Mine's still doing the Rip VanWinkle thing, six weeks after robotic surgery. But, when it wakes up!!!!!! Congratulations to you and sincere hopes for a speedy recovery.

knotreel
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   Posted 9/30/2010 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Answer on the ED, you must have been a stud before the op? Me, I had pretty bad ED before and the surgery was like shooting a sick horse. With the luck you have had you were due a break. Your "side note" IS amazing! I think you will soon take back some big chunks of your life!

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 9/30/2010 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I can say that I'm jealous but I won't because you deserve a break. I guess woody has his own idea and ia not aware of all your surgeries.
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

Radical
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   Posted 10/1/2010 12:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey David, its no good having lead in your pencil, if you can't write ! lol......Kev
Age 52yrs [Gold Coast Qld, Australia]
6 out of 8 cores positive 3 X 60% / 3 X 10%
PSA 4 Gleason Score 3+4=7 Stage T1c
RP 24/12/08
Upgrade Gleason Score 4+3=7 Gleason Differential 60%/40%
Stage T2c Three small foci total volume <10%
Neg Margins and Nodes
Nil - EPE
Dry less than 1 week. ED- okay with Meds.
PSA at 18mths no change remains 0.03
"Everday in Everyway, I get better"
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