Leaving for the big implant(s) day

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   Posted 1/10/2011 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Leaving for my implant date on Tuesday in Houston. I will be getting the AMS 800 AUS and the AMS 700LGX IPP. My one year RPP anniversary was Dec 15 and unfortunately my incontinence never improved past the first week or so following the catheter removal about a year ago. I fell into the unlucky 2% category. The ED was different, my ED has pretty bad before the RPP and no surprise that it was total after. Since I need the AUS I figured that I would get the IPP done only having one surgery which seemed like a good idea at the time. Now I wonder if I should have got the AUS then after healing think about the IPP. Too late now, so I will find out shortly if that was a good decision or not. My doctors are Timothy Boone (AUS) and Larry Lipshultz (IPP) and this will be done at Methodist Houston. Thanks to all the well wishers from some earlier posts about Worried Guy and myself. about the IPP, I don't know if I would have had the nerve to have that done as a stand alone procedure and I guess that was the main reason for the dual operation.
So next post I will be all pumps and tubes! Yikes!
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.

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   Posted 1/10/2011 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   

My best wishes for an uneventful trip and surgery.

We will be expecting updates.
DaVinci 10/2009
My IGRT journey (2010) -

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   Posted 1/10/2011 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Best wishes for the surgery and a boring and steady recovery ...
I would expect you have a 5# limit for about 6-8 weeks due to the dual work...
healing hugs
Age: 55 - gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve
location: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA: 10/06/09 - 3.86
Biopsy: 10/16/09- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Radical Prostatectomy: 11/18/09
Pathology: pT3a -Gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
PSA: 04/08/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 09/23/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 03/12/11 - TBA

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   Posted 1/10/2011 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Ron
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

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 1/10/2011 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   
OK Buddy, Know your in my thoughts. Will see you when you get back home.

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
2 year PSA <0.1
Only issue at this time is ED but getting better

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   Posted 1/10/2011 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
You will be fine.  You will be glad you got both at the same time.

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   Posted 1/10/2011 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hope all goes well for you.
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