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Sleepless09
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 6/8/2011 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, if memory serves, and it always doesn't, tomorrow you dance with da Vinci. 
 
Today you'll find it hard not to fuss and worry and fret. 
 
Tomorrow you'll be so happy with the drugs you'll be lying in your bed a happy camper.
 
The next day you'll be blushing, wondering what all the fuss was about and why you were so worried the day before.
 
And, two years from now you'll be writing a note to someone else, just like this one, knowing he will only half believe you.
 
I'll be looking for your first report from the other side.  We're all over here waiting for you, and cheering you on ....
 
 
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
  

Worried Guy
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 3732
   Posted 6/8/2011 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I'll volunteer to keep all the Hog fluids flowing so it's ready for you when you can swing your leg up and over.
Jeff

clocknut
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Date Joined Sep 2010
Total Posts : 2667
   Posted 6/8/2011 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck, HD.  You'll have a lot of guys rooting and pullling for you tomorrow.  It was my first surgery, and when it was over I realized I had worked myself up unnecessarily.  It all went very smoothly, and I'm sure yours will, too.  Be sure to give us a status report afterwards.  Bill

HD_Rider
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Date Joined Apr 2011
Total Posts : 414
   Posted 6/8/2011 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much folks for keeping me in your thoughts. Now I'm just concentrating on getting through the next couple of days. My wife made me a big italian dinner last night knowing that today it's clear liquids only. Getting ready to wrap things up at work and am then heading home to proceed with the "bowel prep".

I can't thank everyone on this forum enough for the support and info you've provided. I can't imagine going through this "alone".
John (HD_Rider)
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

Tim G
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2299
   Posted 6/8/2011 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
John,
 
We're all cheering for you for a smooth and successful surgery.  Take care!

Sleepless09
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 1267
   Posted 6/8/2011 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
HD -- one of the reasons I LOVED my surgeon was that he said the day before I could eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted, but nothing after midnight. Had a big steak burger for dinner, and chowed down in the evening.

AND he said, no bowel prep necessary.

Of course, no shaving --- I think that's true for all surgeries now. They said if I shaved, I'd be put off the slate!

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
  

James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 6/8/2011 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   
See ya on the other side, remember, walk, drink, walk drink for fast recovery and good health. smilewinkgrin
James C, 64, East 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:
Prob. microscopic inv.-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

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 6/8/2011 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck, brother
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

rcroller
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Date Joined May 2011
Total Posts : 326
   Posted 6/8/2011 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Best of luck to you, John! We'll be anxious to hear from you when you are able. Here's to a smooth procedure and recovery! (Insert sound of glasses clinking here)
-Bob
Age 53- PSA 2/11 3.5
4/21/11 BX Path Report: 3 of 12 Left PCa , 3+3, 3+4, 4+4
4/29/11 Received PCa DX, G-8
5/18/11 open RP Performed, Right nerve bundle spared
5/24/11 Post Op Path Report: G-7(4+3) 7%, pT3a N0M0, EPE, PNI+, SVI-, Left margin <0.1mm from inked margin
6/1/11 Cath removed - 99.9% Dry.

Startech
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Date Joined Jun 2011
Total Posts : 1104
   Posted 6/8/2011 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Best wishes from the new guy and looking forward to your successful story on the other side.
1985-age 25 diagnosed with enlarged prostate
March 2000 psa=.08
April 2002 psa = 1.4
April 2011 psa = 47.6 age 51
May 17, 2011-Prostate Biopsy
Prostate volume 97--(whoa, that is big!)
PSAD:0.49
3 of 12 cores Positive
Right Medial Base: G7 (3+4) 6 mm of 15 mm
Right Medial Mid G6 (3+3) <1.0 mm of 15 mm
Right Lateral Mid G7 (3+4) 1.0 mm of 4+7 mm (2 pieces)
Bone=neg;ct=50/50 chance within capsule

windycitytiger
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Date Joined May 2011
Total Posts : 79
   Posted 6/8/2011 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
HD - I'll be thinking of you and expecting the best! Can't wait to hear your stories from the other side.
Age 50
PSA 5.7
Biopsy 8 of 12, 6@3+3, 2@3+4
open RP scheduled for 7/12

Cajun Jeff
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4106
   Posted 6/8/2011 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
HS _ Will be thinking of you in the morning. Best of luck.

See you on the other side.

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

Skate
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Date Joined Oct 2010
Total Posts : 424
   Posted 6/8/2011 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
HD
Good luck to you. I'll be watching for your update.
 
Jack

tatt2man
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 2842
   Posted 6/8/2011 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
HD - best wishes for your surgery and your boring steady recovery -
:-)
hugs,
BRONSON
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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