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   Posted 5/12/2011 3:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Tommorow is the surgery and . but I forgot to ask the dr .
(This may be silly ) Is coffee on the list of not to drink. He will be awake soon, and I forgot to ask. Coffee is big in his world. lol
. Also we have one bottle of citrate magnesia at . There was another part of instructions " and one bolltle at 2pm. Kinda looks like the 2pm bottle was crossed out on the instruction. I will call before the 2pm to see if that was to be done.
 I have all the jello flavors available and the broths. Apple juice and white grape. I assume the purple graple is out to.

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 5/12/2011 4:51 AM (GMT -6)   
NO COFFEE. It raises blood pressure.

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   Posted 5/12/2011 5:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Klains -
-I was advised just clear fluids 24 hours beforehand - your hospital should have a cheat sheet for you to follow.
-some surgeries have two times listed for the consumption of citrate magnesium, but only one dose is needed for prostate surgery - they crossed off the second time on my sheet as well.
-glad to see you here - wishing your husband and you all the best - keep us updated.

pre-op hugs,

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   Posted 5/12/2011 6:33 AM (GMT -6)   
here is a web-site link to one doctor's pre-op schedule -

PLEASE NOTE: each doctor and hospital have their own routines and regulations - this is only ONE example - follow your doctor's instructions to the letter.

-again, wishing you all the best.
Age:55 -gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve -Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA:10/06/09 3.86
Biopsy:10/16/09- 2 of 12 cancerous, 5% involvement -Gleason 7 (3+4)
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 -0.02 -Zero Club
PSA:03/24/12- TBA

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   Posted 5/12/2011 6:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Seems like I'm getting hosed.  My pre-op is next Tuesday and I have to drink a gallon of Colyte (SP?) starting at 10a.m. YUK!...then clear fluids only for the remainder of the day and then nothing by mouth after midnight. Good times ahead...

Age 53-PSA 8/10 3.0 PSA 2/11 3.5
4/15/11 BX
4/21/11 Path Report: 3 of 12 PCa, Left Lateral 3+3, Left Base 3+4, Left Mid 4+4; Path Grade-Gleason 4+3=7, % Tumor Involved: 5-10, Max linear extent core: 6 mm
4/29/11 PCa DX, GS-8
5/6/11 BS: Negative for MPCa
5/18/11 open RP Scheduled

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   Posted 5/12/2011 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
i was told black coffee without milk was fine. Not that I would have had it. It would have messed my stomach up considering nerves and the fact tat I hadn't eaten anything.
40 years old - Diagnosed at 40
Robotic Surgery Mount Sinai with Dr. Samadi Jan, 2011
complete urinary control and good erections with and without meds
Prostate was small, 34 grams.
Final Gleason score 7 (3+4)
Less than 5% of slides involved tumor
Tumor measured 5 mm in greatest dimension and was located in the right lobe near the apex.
Tumor was confined to prostate.
The apical, basal, pseudocapsular and soft tissue resection margins were free of tumor.
Seminal vesicles were free of tumor.
Right pelvic node - benign fibroadiopse tissue. no lymph node is identified.
Left pelvic node - one small lymph node, negative for tumor (0/1)

AJCC stage: pT2 NO MX

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   Posted 5/12/2011 8:31 AM (GMT -6)   
The anest. called the night before, and said I could have a half-cup (no more than 4 oz. of coffee to be finshed before 7am (my surgery was 2pm).
When I got to the hospital the check-in nurses all freaked out, and had to ask him (he was in a surgery) if he had told me such a thing. It almost got my surgery cancelled.
The Go-lytely is really ugly, but it beats the other options for me (have tried most of them in my colon issue days).
DaVinci 10/2009
My adjuvant IGRT journey (2010) -

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   Posted 5/12/2011 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Any red or purple liquid or jello was prohibited for me.

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   Posted 5/12/2011 1:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck to both of  you tomorrow.  I had been dreading the surgery, but at about this point in the process,  a sense of calm came over me and things just seemed to start happening and before I knew it I was in the recovery room.  The medical staff is so highly professional, and the drugs so effective, that the actual day of surgery for me was much easier than I could have ever anticipated.  I think it was more stressful for my wife.  
Please be sure to post again and let us know how everything goes.  Take someone with you to keep you company, if possible.  Take a good book or some magazines, and maybe even a laptop.  Also, either take a snack, or be sure to get something to eat and to drink.  My surgery went about an hour longer than anticipated when the doctor found some old adhesions he decided to repair before closing.  With prep time, the surgery itself, and recovery, it can turn into four or five hours, or it may be less.  We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

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   Posted 5/12/2011 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
"Also we have one bottle of citrate magnesia at . There was another part of instructions " and one bolltle at 2pm."

An hour or two after you choke this stuff down, (chill it well) everything you ever ate will be squirting out of you..I had to drink 2 bottles one after the other.. I got 1.5 down, that was it...Nasty will be 3 days post surgery before you have a semi-normal BM...
Age 68.
PSA age 55: 3.5, DRE normal.
age 58: 4.5
61: 5.2
64: 7.5, DRE "Abnormal"
65: 8.5, " normal", biopsy, 12 core, negative...
66 9.0 "normal", 2ed biopsy, negative, BPH, Proscar
67 4.5 DRE "normal"
68 7.0 3rd biopsy positive, 4 out of 12, G-6,7, 9
RALP Sept 3 2010, pos margin, one pos vesicle nodes neg. Post Op PSA 0.9 SRT, HT. 2-15-'11 PSA 0.0
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