Here we are , day of surgery ,, longest day ever

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klains
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   Posted 5/13/2011 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Husband in surgery right now ( RP) ,,, I have checked the battery in my watch and changed it to be sure, time sure does stand still

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 5/13/2011 12:51 PM (GMT -6)   
You'll both be alright... It's all downhill from here.

clocknut
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   Posted 5/13/2011 12:51 PM (GMT -6)   
We're there with you in spirit.  Waiting is tough.  Keep us posted.

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   Posted 5/13/2011 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sending along best wishes. Hope that surgery is uneventful. I was completely out of it - got out of recovery in the evening, and don't remember much except discovering the plastic snake.
 
Waiting for news ...

adderboy
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   Posted 5/13/2011 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Best of luck...my prayers are with you
Age: 55 Ontario, Canada
PSA: 1.2
Dec 2010: Family Dr. found lump on routine physical (not there 1 year prior)
Feb. 6 2011 biopsy: 3 of 11 cores, T2a, Gleason 6 (3,3)
Urologist recommended "watchful waiting" ...back to my family doctor he recommended surgery.
Back to Urologist asked him to refer for third opinion (he did so reluctantly)
3rd opinion: Urologist recommends surgery
April 15: open radical prostatectomy
April 27: catheter removed...absolutely no ED issues and a little incontinence.
May 6 2011: Pathology report excellent, cancer confined to prostate, Gleason score remained at 6!

Purgatory
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   Posted 5/13/2011 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Soon you will both be on the other side, the recovery side.
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 margin
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, 4/11 3.81
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

Gleason 6
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   Posted 5/13/2011 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
My day is coming soon and I hope all goes well for him. I think it will be a relief when it is complete, behind him and the recovery process can start.
Age 61 Active. No other problems (except small hernia)
PSA 4.3 9/10
PSA 5.5 2/11
PSA 7.1 3/11
Template Biopsy 6 pos out of 40 3/25/11 GS 6 (3+3)
CT bone scan neg
6/18 areas positive - 2 in left base, 4 left apex. 6/40 cores pos. 33cc.
Stage T1C
Met with Dr. Wehle @ Mayo 5/4/11
Appointment scheduled with RO Dr. Buskirk at Mayo 5/17/11

James C.
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   Posted 5/13/2011 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Thinking of you both and sending a prayer for you guys, that he will have a quick, but successful surgery and a good recovery.

Now the mantra: drink, walk, drink, walk, as soon and as often as possible. He needs to be on his feet asap. If just for 20 ft at a time to start, walking and drinking water is critical to his fast recovery and feeling much better. Got to flush the toxins, surgery residue, chunks, bits and pieces out. The 10 days or whatever of having the catheter is a time of freedom to drink as much as he wants, with no need to run to the bathroom, so take advantage of it.
James C, 64, Kingsport, E. TN
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% inv, lf. lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Spar. open RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 4/10-.06, 9/10-.09, 12/10-.09, 2/11-.08, 5/11-.08
Bimix .30

davidg
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   Posted 5/13/2011 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Steve is right, it's all downhill from here. He might feel severe pressure/pain in the bladder right out of surgery. I was out of it and the nurse in the recovery room wasn't great about explaining it to me. I thought something was wrong. Nothing was wrong, this is a normal sensation we all have after surgery. Just mentioning in case your husband wonders about it. That was the only real discomfort throughout process.
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

klains
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   Posted 5/13/2011 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
IS 5 hours normal for RP? owww, the wait

142
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   Posted 5/13/2011 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I was 6 hours lights-out to being coherent in recovery. My crew was given updates every hour or so.

davidg
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   Posted 5/13/2011 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
remember he will be in recovery room after operation. He's probably there already. They can take anywhere from 90 min to 4 hours usually. Try not to worry, he's in good hands and if anything was wrong you would have already been notified. Right now he's probably in the recovery room swearing at the nurse to give him some pain killers for the bladder sensation his brain has to get used to.
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

Tim G
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   Posted 5/13/2011 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Klains,
 
It's good to hear from you.  Yes, the wait is interminable for the spouse anxious to hear that everything went well.  My surgery lasted over 4 hours and my wife said it was a v-e-r-r-r-r-y long day.  Take care and hang in there.

clocknut
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   Posted 5/13/2011 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
My wife also had a very long wait...in part because they were waiting for a room to be readied.  Believe me, he'll be as glad to get out of that recovery room and back with you as you'll be to be back together with him.

HD_Rider
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   Posted 5/13/2011 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
We're all with you and your husband in spirit, klains. Hang in there.
John (HD_Rider) - Wichita, KS
Age: 49
PSA: 3.5, 6/07
PSA: 4.5, 3/11
Biopsy, 12 cores: 04/13/11
Dx: 04/19/11
Gleason: 3 cores at 3+3=6 and one core at 3+4=7 (primarily on right side with <5% on left side)
DaVinci: scheduled for 06/09/11, hoping and praying for the best

klains
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   Posted 5/13/2011 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
he went in at 11:20 and now 5:20 , I just checked and they said he is still in OR.

davidg
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   Posted 5/13/2011 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
time is spent before surgery and post surgery before they cart you off to recovery room. I'm sure that within the hour you'll have a full report from the surgeon and will be able to be with your husband shortly. You'll be extremely busy this coming week. He also won't be able to sleep much tonight and will need you there with him so try to rest now if you can at all.
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

GTOdave
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   Posted 5/13/2011 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
clocknut said...
My wife also had a very long wait...in part because they were waiting for a room to be readied.  Believe me, he'll be as glad to get out of that recovery room and back with you as you'll be to be back together with him.

seriously, does anybody remember the recovery room?  I don't!  I am told the doc came in and went over everything, then chuckled and told my wife that likely I would not remember anything he just said.

 

He was right!

 

Last memory was of the anesthetic...a big vile of a white liquid and the words "nightey-nite".

 

Klains, glad you survived that post from last week and are still among us.  You and the hubby will be just fine. 


compiler
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   Posted 5/13/2011 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
This is long. But mine was 90 minutes longer than expected because Dr. Menon ran into scar tissue from a prior (at birth) umbilical hernia repair and he wanted to do it correctly.
 
Mel

davidg
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   Posted 5/13/2011 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
My mother wasn't concerned about the time I was in. She told me that she felt the longer i was in there the better job they were doing addressing every single detail. She didn't want them to rush it.
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

Newporter
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   Posted 5/13/2011 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Best wishes to you two.

I went into surgery at 7am, came out to the recovery room at 1:30pm

klains
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   Posted 5/13/2011 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
last one in the family waiting room ..errr .. thanks all for the support , and chat at this time..../

klains
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   Posted 5/13/2011 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
do they do anything for the pressure bladder pain, or can they?

James C.
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   Posted 5/13/2011 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
They should have it available. Bladder spasm can be brutal, but controlled with proper meds. Be alert to the need, as he will be getting some mixed signals from his urinary system, between the catheter and the slicing and dicing done. I remember asking for it as soon as I was aware, as a precaution, which they gave me.
James C, 64, Kingsport, E. TN
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% inv, lf. lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Spar. open RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 4/10-.06, 9/10-.09, 12/10-.09, 2/11-.08, 5/11-.08
Bimix .30

clocknut
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   Posted 5/13/2011 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Not sure the bladder pain is universal.  I don't remember anything like that at all.  In fact, I don't remember much in the way of pain at all.....just weak.  I felt pretty good, though people who visited told me later I looked like hell.  Please let us know when he's out of recovery, even if just a two word message.
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