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wigged-out
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   Posted 2/14/2011 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Dr. said all went well, and may even have a buyer for my collection of kinky condoms devil

Was in my room by 2:45pm. Drinking lots of h20. Went for first (very slow) walk around floor. No prob.

The worst is that every time the cath moves, it feels like a million bee stings shocked

I've also been impressing everyone with my skill on the breath-o-magic thing.

Since laughing is going to be an issue for a while, I may be less entertaining.

My wife, the love of my life, has been just great. I'll see what tommorow brings. Hopfully my progress isn't to cloud by anesthsia.

Btw- haven't used any pain stuff, and in fact there is not even the little button on bed! I guess though I'll be pooping better without it.....


Again, thanks to everyone here for making this a whole lot easier.

Love and kisses, and happy Val day to you all. Hoist several for me!

Wigged
Age: 55- good health. Exercise regularly.
DRE 11/08- no lumps, just enlarged prostate
PSA checked regularly, last 6.6/
Needle Biopsy 11/09- 12 samples. 11 OK. Right Lateral Mid- Adenocarcinoma Gleason score 3+3=6 9 involving 5% of specimen.
PSA risingto 8.0 thru 2010.
2nd biopsy- 2 positive cores, one a 3+3=6, 3% and the other a 3+4=7, 20%
Very last PSA- 12
DaVinci scheduled 2/14/2011

142
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   Posted 2/14/2011 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news!
I was so wiped I don't even remember the first night in the room. You're already a step up on me.

knotreel
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   Posted 2/14/2011 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Good news that are done with the op. These new anesthesia drugs are great. You come back fast and feel pretty good. The robotic surgery is great as far as feeling good afterward. My was mostly painless except for be sore for a few days doing thing like getting out of a chair. Time for a good book in the recliner. Do thing to do any diastance walking while you have the catheter, it will get a lot more stingy the more you walk around. Main thing now is keep it cleaned off with a clean slightly soapy wash cloth to remove the crust of dryed muchus and dried urine that builds up , this causes irration and pain and lube up the first inch or so with neosproin ouintment. My male nurse told me about that, guys seem to know how to help guys best, however the female nurse got my catheter and leg catheter supporter fixed up and she was help too. Well, I hope you have a good trip home and rest comfortably at home.

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 @ 12 months
ED, pre-op severe, post op total
10/10 Dr Boone, Methodist recomended AUS
AUS/ IPP performed 1/11/11 Methodist Houston
post op psa's 0.04,<0.1,<0.1,<0.01@12 mo.

Purgatory
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   Posted 2/14/2011 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
way to go wigged, so glad to have you on the recovery side. take it easy at first.
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

tedgard
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   Posted 2/14/2011 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hoping your recovery is great and no more cancer going forward!!!

You are now on the recovery side of this

All the luck for your future.

Ted.
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Diagnosis Results – Oct 31, 2007;
•Age – 53 (turned 54 in Nov 2007)
•PSA is 3.83
•Gleason's Grade - 3+3=6, T1C

Surgery Dec 11, 2007;
•Cancer confirmed on Right mid and Left apex
•Both nerve bundles spared, some damage to the Left bundle.
•30 day PSA, .01
•90 day PSA, .00
•Latest PSA, .12
•ED treatments: Levitra, Cialis, Trimix, Erect Aid pump, Penile Implant on 3/12/2009
•Happy

Sleepless09
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   Posted 2/14/2011 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful Wigged, Wonderful ! !

I'm so glad you posted. Must be near a record from OR to internet.

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
  

brampy
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   Posted 2/14/2011 9:06 PM (GMT -6)   
While in the Hospital...morphine. The catheter is the worst part. I agree with questionaboutit...the catheter should be part of criminal punishment. When you get home...unhook the bag and take a long, hot shower. Detrol for bladder spasms. Once the cath is out...100x better. <bobr>
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Age: 54
Routine Physical on 10-20-2010 DRE Normal
PSA 4.3, up from 0.6 5 years prior
PSA 0.6 on 10-25-2005
PSA 0.4 on 7-30-2004
PSA 0.5 on 5-9-2002
Followup with Urologist on 11/10/2010 after elevated PSA; DRE noted slight bump
November 30th, 2010 had prostate biopsy.
December 9th, 2010, Biopsy results 3 of 12 cores positive.
LLB: Gleason's 4+3=7, 11 MM Tumor Length/15MM Core Length (73%)
LLM: Gleason's 4+4=8, 12 MM Tumor Length/15MM Core Length (75%)
LM: 0.1 MM Tumor Length (1%)0.1 MM Tumor Length
Urologist recommended robotic removal using da Vinci method.
RALP Surgery 12/27/2010 Released: 12/30/2010
Thunderbird Banner Hospital, Glendale, AZ
Post-Surgery Pathology: GS 4+5=9
Pathologic Staging: pT3a, N0, MX; location: Left Side; Volume: 10%
Margins: Left posterior inked margin focally involved
Extraprostatic Extension: Observed
Seminal vesicles: Not observed
Lymphatic/Vascular Invasion: Not observed
Catheter: Removed 15-days after surgery

Post-OP Followup on 1/11/2011; Catheter/Staples removed
Adjuvant IMRT 8 Weeks Post-OP.
No exercise for 4 Weeks Post-OP.

Radiation Oncologist Initial Consultation on 1/18/2011

tatt2man
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   Posted 2/14/2011 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Wigged - glad all is progressing for you - wishing you all the best -
-here's to a good path report -
hugs
BRONSON
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: 03/24/11 - TBA

DJBearGuy
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   Posted 2/14/2011 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Wigged, it's great to hear from you!

Couple things about the catheter. One is that you might need some lubricant. My nurse (a guy) put some on me that first night and it made a big difference. I think it was lidocaine jelly, from a tube. Also, the pain from there and everywhere else will go down as the days progress.

I think that since I had read all the stories about how the catheter was so bad, I was expecting the worst, so in the end it wasn't so bad.

DJ
Diagnosis at 53. PSA 2007 about 2; 2008 4.3
Biopsy Sept 2008: 6 of 12 cores pos; Gleason 4+3 = 7
CT & Bone scan neg
Da Vinci at City of Hope Dec 8, 2008
Rad prostatectomy & lymph node dissection
Cath out on 7th day, in on 8th day, out again 14th day after neg cystogram
Path: pT2c; lymph nodes neg; margins involv; 41 grams,
PSA 1/08, 4/09,7/09, 10/09, 11/09,2/10 <0.01, 10/10 0.1, 2/11 0.08

sfigato
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   Posted 2/14/2011 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Great to hear!
I found the cath least uncomfortable when I rotated the leg strap and tube toward the center/groin so as to allow some slack in the tube and the penis.
Age at diagnosis 48
Gleason 3+3
Pre-Surgery PSA 5.1, 5.7
Cores Positive: 10 of 12 up to 40%
Treatment: open Surgery Dec 2010

Fairwind
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   Posted 2/14/2011 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Lookin' good Wig! Free WiFi in the rooms, hospitals have come a long way! That breathing contraption looks like a joke but it's not..the anesthesia gas really messes up your lungs so it's very important to get them opened up and full of fresh air again..otherwise, pneumonia..Do they have those leg squeezers on you? Makes it tough to sleep..They kept asking me if I needed / wanted any pain meds but I never needed any..When they discharge you, get all the catheter equipment you can out of them, including an upper thigh velcro band that has a separate strap to hold the catheter firmly in position so it causes minimal irritation..Baggy, loose fitting flannel pants with an elastic waist-band work pretty good..

p_elliott
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   Posted 2/15/2011 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the other side I hope your doing well. If you have question ask away. Your on your way to recovery keep your mind positive that's the most important thing. It's not always easy just know it does get better.

JoeFL
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   Posted 2/15/2011 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news! Now you can just look forward to getting better. Wishing you a fast recovery. Regards,
 
Joe

daveshan
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   Posted 2/15/2011 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Good to hear Wigged, here's wishing you a speedy, dry, functional and <0.0x filled recovery.

Looks like I'm the only guy here that didn't mind the cath'. A full 8+ hours of sleep without having to get up to head for the bathroom was wonderful after years of frequent trips every night.

Best of luck to you
Dave in Durango CO
07-06 PSA 2.5
01-08 PSA 5.5
09-09 PSA 6.5
12-09 Biopsy, initial Gleason 9 (4+5) later reduced to 8 with tertiary 5
03-01-10 Age 55 RRP in Durango CO by Dr Sejal Quale and Dr Shandra Wilson
03-16-10 Path' G-8 (4+4+5) Bilateral involving 21% of left lobe, 3% of right lobe, SVI, Focal positive margin, pT3b NO MX

All PSA as of 1-25-11 <0.04

Ger42
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   Posted 2/15/2011 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Good to hear things are going well. Down hill from here. daveshan is right about the sleeping but that for me was outweighed by the dangling tube when I walked.
Age 68 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 10/12/2010 DR Paul Kahn all nerves spared
Home 10/19/20
Cath out 10/22/2010
Prostate 56 gm. Gleason grade 3+4 = 7
2 MO PSA 0.0

cantexplain
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   Posted 2/15/2011 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Like Daveshan above, I found the catheter provided me with the first 8 hours in bed in years.  And, the daytime wasn't too bad, just required a bit of caution and planning.  Now, when the cath came out, the waterworks began in earnest - eventually requiring some therapy to really "learn" how my body now processes urine.  Congrats on a soft landing on the other side.
Age at Dx: 56
DaVinci Prostatectomy: 10/28/09

Stage: T2C

Gleason - 3+4 = 7

Prosate: 52 grams

Incontinence - absolutely at first, better with time and kegels

ED - Indeed

wigged-out
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   Posted 2/15/2011 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone. I will be going home tonight, 30 hours after surgery!

Feel pretty good, but had a sleepless night. I also needed pain med about 3:00am. This am did a bunch of walking but may have slightly over done that. I was given a noro (sp). Took a while but finally kicked in.

Drain from side removed and that freaked me out, as did the bandage things that cOver the steri strips. Once I stand and am more or less vertical is OK, but sitting down or standing is achy, getting into a Toyota corolla should be fun!

Wife tOld me that there are five incisions. I haven't been able to get myself to lOok yet.

Looking forward to being at home with the mrs. And our cats.

Best to all.

W-O
Age: 55- good health. Exercise regularly.
DRE 11/08- no lumps, just enlarged prostate
PSA checked regularly, last 6.6/
Needle Biopsy 11/09- 12 samples. 11 OK. Right Lateral Mid- Adenocarcinoma Gleason score 3+3=6 9 involving 5% of specimen.
PSA risingto 8.0 thru 2010.
2nd biopsy- 2 positive cores, one a 3+3=6, 3% and the other a 3+4=7, 20%
Very last PSA- 12
DaVinci scheduled 2/14/2011

MrsGFM
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   Posted 2/15/2011 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
You'll sleep much better at home. The incisions aren't too bad, they will just look like your wife tried to knife you a few times. :))) My husbands are very faded and hardly noticeable now.

Take it easy - remember you had surgery and you might have one great day, followed by a difficult day.

My best to your wife!
Mr GFM's statistics:
Age 50 at diagnosis
PSA History: 10-05 1.3, 01-07 2.09
8-07 - PSA at Biopsy: 2.26
2 of 12 positive
Gleason Score 3+3 6
11-07 - Robotic surgery hospitalized overnight.
Path Report:
Prostatic adenocardinoma, Gleasons 3+3+6, moderately differentiated
Percent of Prostate involved by tumor 5%
Staging pT2c pNx pMx
Margins free of tumor - no further invasion or extension
Catheter out in about 9 days. No incontinence.
Back to work in 2 weeks
ED - resolved. No meds needed at this time.
Post Op PSA: 03-08 0.01, 10-08 0.02, 7-09 0.04, 1-10 0.04, 7-10 0.04

tvwohio
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   Posted 2/15/2011 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
CONGRATULATIONS WIGGED
FIRST STEP OF MANY IN CONQUERING PC AND SOME OF THE AFFECTS OF RP
TAKE YOUR TIME AND HEAL.
Like my wife says - MILK IT AS LONG AS YOU CAN!!! turn

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 2/15/2011 10:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats. Now your on to healing. Sounds like a non eventful surgery. Be careful of the cat trying to jump on you lap.

Walk ,,, Walk....Walk

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

wigged-out
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   Posted 2/20/2011 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone.

An update from the rainy Midwest. Tomorow the cath comes out. Cath has been the worst part of recovery. Been keeping line and what's left of my penis clean as possible to prevent infection. I told my wife that if I view th tip of my overly swollen belly, it sort of looks like Larry of the Three Stooges, complete with the side hair thing.

I digress.

I must be really sensitive, I swear I feel every tiny movement. I also think I am picking up a radio station connected to this thing. WHELL.

Doing tons of walking, went shopping with the Mrs. yesterday.

I hadn't pooped since surgery on Monday. On Thursday called doc's nurse. She said could take four to five days. She must have had some magic button, within 20 minutes of my somewhat panicky call, I had one of the best doodies of my life. Our plumber my not be as amused as me, and the wife says enough of the potty-mouth ready.

Again I digress.

I'm currently still moving in sort of slow motion, mostly trying to not disturb the plumbing.

So after the cath removal the next thing is the path report which should come in this week.

Best to all.

W-O
Age: 55- good health. Exercise regularly.
DRE 11/08- no lumps, just enlarged prostate
PSA checked regularly, last 6.6/
Needle Biopsy 11/09- 12 samples. 11 OK. Right Lateral Mid- Adenocarcinoma Gleason score 3+3=6 9 involving 5% of specimen.
PSA risingto 8.0 thru 2010.
2nd biopsy- 2 positive cores, one a 3+3=6, 3% and the other a 3+4=7, 20%
Very last PSA- 12
DaVinci scheduled 2/14/2011

clocknut
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   Posted 2/20/2011 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations.  It sounds to me like all is going pretty well for you, and you seem to have the situaton well in hand.  Maybe you're no longer "wigged out" by the whole experience.  Give yourself a big pat on the back.  You've been through a lot and have come out in good shape.  The catheter removal is no big deal, and what a feeling of freedom after it's out!

tedgard
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Total Posts : 104
   Posted 2/20/2011 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
May you enjoy life without the catheter!!!

Good luck,
Ted.
Diagnosis Results – Oct 31, 2007;
•Age – 53 (turned 54 in Nov 2007)
•PSA is 3.83
•Gleason's Grade - 3+3=6, T1C

Surgery Dec 11, 2007;
•Cancer confirmed on Right mid and Left apex
•Both nerve bundles spared, some damage to the Left bundle.
•30 day PSA, .01
•90 day PSA, .00
•Latest PSA, .12
•ED treatments: Levitra, Cialis, Trimix, Erect Aid pump, Penile Implant on 3/12/2009
•Happy
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