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tatt2man
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   Posted 1/8/2011 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   

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   Posted 1/8/2011 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Cringe -

April6th
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   Posted 1/8/2011 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I cringed and laughed.

Thanks for posting! I liked 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)

Worried Guy
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   Posted 1/8/2011 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Ouch! Especially since I'm 37 hours away from surgery - but who's counting.
Jeff

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   Posted 1/8/2011 4:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Jeff, at least we will be asleep when the cath is being served.
Ron
06-08 1st biopsy neg psa 4
10-09 psa 5.5 2nd biopsy 1/12 pos. 10%, G(4+3) age 65
12-15-09 RRP Tulane NOLA Dr Lee
Path, 1%, clr marg, no EPE, no SVI, nodes cl, G(4+3)
100% incontinent after 3 mo. PT
ED, pre-op severe, post op total
10/10 Dr Boone, Baylor recomended AUS
AUS and IPP scheduled 1/11/11
post op psa's 0.04,<0.1,<0.1,<0.01@12 mo.

Purgatory
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   Posted 1/8/2011 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
CRINGE......as the father of 21 former catheters
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 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

tatt2man
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   Posted 1/8/2011 4:52 PM (GMT -6)   
David - you were the first person I thought of when I saw this cartoon -
hugs
BRONSON

Purgatory
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   Posted 1/8/2011 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
bronson,

the only good thing about having a perm. urostomy, is there is no physical or medical reason why I would ever have to have another cath the rest of my life. My bladder is totally disconected from my kidneys, and not reversible, and my bladder has effectively shrunken down to about the size of a big walnut according to the doctor. Interestingly, my stoma (where I pee from these days) has no nerve endings, so you have to be careful not to hurt or damage it. It can bleed, but you would never feel a thing, same as when pee makes the passage from the kidneys, through the tubes, and now through my conduit to the stoma. There is no sensation for feeling at all. Only if my "device" were to come loose and start leaking, would I ever know I had peed. Strange new world I am in.

david
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 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

F8
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   Posted 1/8/2011 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
laugh.  when i had brachytherapy my doctor suggested i go home with a catheter but when i protested he said it was my choice. of course he told me a horror story of having a catheter installed in the ER that night. i did go home with the catheter.
 
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
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