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   Posted 3/17/2011 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there guys- Haven't been keeping up with the forum as of late since I have been in recovery mode since 3/1, but I thought I'd share my good news now that things seemed to settle down. My path report came back with negative margins all the way around. Lymph nodes were all negative. Both nerve bundles spared. GREAT! The cancer was staged as a t2c up from t2b, same gleason score of 3+3. 9 days post surgery I had the catheter removed and I couldn't pee (back to the er that night). Second time catheter was in for 6 days and we removed it yesterday. Big improvement but still what I considered a weak flow. This morning tried it standing up and HALLELUJAH! the dam broke loose and it feels like my flow is about 20% better than preoperative. Man! It's easy to dwell on these things and then your imagination tends to amplify. I'm hoping and expecting that the rest of this process will involve that magic ingredient of patience and work. Thanks for being there when I needed to look at others experience.
age 56
sept 28 2010
psa 2.1 ,t2b
jan10 '11 gleason 3+3 t2b
open rp scheduled march 1 2011
Both nerve bundles spared
post surgery path: t2c gleason 6
neg margins neg lymph nodes
organ contained adenocarcinoma

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Date Joined Jan 2011
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   Posted 3/17/2011 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news on the pathology report!

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   Posted 3/17/2011 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   
yobiks -- great news and great numbers.  congrats!
age: 55
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
gleason 3+4 = 7
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10
2/8/11 PSA <.1, T= 6 ng/dl

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   Posted 3/17/2011 9:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Isn't it amazing how good a mundane body function can make feel ? For so many years we take peeing for granted. Oh what relief it is !


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   Posted 3/17/2011 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I took pictures of my catheter and my staples. I'm thinking of taking a picture of my beutiful stream!

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   Posted 3/17/2011 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go brother, you sure don't need any stricture problems like I had, glad to hear the well is flowing freely
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 2/11 1.24
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 9/10,
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