My surgery went well (Thursday June 2)

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joe2011
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Date Joined May 2011
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   Posted 6/9/2011 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
My surgery went well with Dr. Pow-Sang at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. (Thursday June 2) I was two hours delayed getting to sugery due to a complication in the operation in front of mine.  My surgery took two hours, I was in recovery two hours, and out of hosital in about 24 hours (17 hours after surgery). Dr. Pow-Sang said he saw nothing in margins and surgery went "great" My prostate is (was) about 24 g.
At home,
I was on pain pills only one day, (ended Saturday)
day two(SAT):walked around house a lot and had a bowell movement
day three (SUN) walked around house more bowell movement rode in car (bowell movements regular now)
day four (Mon) coughed, blood began showing in urine, subsided after a few hours, rested
day five (Tue) walked ouside to local park 3 thimes (.4 mile max) drove about 20 mines
day six (Wed) went to meeting, supermarket.  Had supermarket bag groceries and put in car, I emptied carefully and leaving heavier item for Nurse Wrachett (my wife Jean)
day seven did 2 errands, walked 30 minutes in a park
Nurse Wrachett and I are verry pleased with my progress.  I have been taking 5,000mg of C and a B-100 complex.  I have been resting a LOT and am not pushing anything,as suggested by many.  many others said, follow Dr.s instructions.
The 20 page guide on HW was great!
Thanks for all of your support!  You helped a lot!
Joe
Joe2011
AGE at time of diagnosis 63
PSA 3.9 (last year 3.5)
Biopsy:
2 of twelve cores
Left mid Gleason 4+3=7 10% of core
Right Lateral Mid Gleason 3+3=6 5% of core
No Perineural Invasion Identified
T1c

rcroller
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   Posted 6/9/2011 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on a smooth recovery!
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 N0MX, EPE, PNI+, SVI-, Left margin <0.1mm from inked margin
6/1/11 Cath removed - Incontinence-No, ED-so far, Yes.
6/15/11 4 Week Post-Op PSA Scheduled

Purgatory
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   Posted 6/9/2011 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
joe, that is a great report, you are doing very well this soon after surgery.. good luck as you continue.

david in sc
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

Tim G
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   Posted 6/9/2011 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Good news, Joe!  Thanks for taking the time to let everyone know how you are doing.  This site has some amazingly good resources and support.
Take care and hang in there....Tim

James C.
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   Posted 6/9/2011 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the other side, I hope you continue to have an uneventful recovery
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

Sleepless09
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   Posted 6/9/2011 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Excellent, Joe, just excellent.

Please, keep us posted on how you're doing,

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
  

maldugs
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   Posted 6/10/2011 2:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Looks like all going well for you Joe, keep it up.

Mal.
age 67 PSA 5.8 DRE firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07 5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7 right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a
RP on 30th July,

Post op Pathology, tumour stage T3a 4+3=7, microcsopic evidence of capsular penetration, seminal vessels, bladder neck,are free of tumour, lymph nodes clear, no evidence of metastatic malignancy, tumour does not extend to the apical margins.

Post op PSA 0.5 26th Sept 07 Totally dry
PSA 23rd Oct.0.5
Started SRT on 5th Dec.
Finished 24 Feb 08
PSA from 30th April 08, until now range- 0.5 to 0.7

zufus
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   Posted 6/10/2011 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Enter new bragging rights, you got battle scars in the fight against PCa. Best to U and good recoveries and vistas.

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 6/10/2011 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow. What can I say? Your doing Great
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

stevmac1
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Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 129
   Posted 6/10/2011 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you're doing well. Now take it easy and allow yourself time to heal.
Good luck!
steve
50 Yrs. old at DX (51now) Feb, 2010 w/6.6 PSA.
Biopsy 04-24-10, Gleason 3+3
4 of 5 cores left side inv. 4 of 6 rt side
RRP 06-07-10
16 days post-op, catheter out.
Gleason upgraded to 3+4
Totally continent @ 8 weeks post-op. (!!!)
1st post-op PSA @ 12 weeks - <0.05
2nd " " " @ 6 months - <0.05
@ 9 months - <0.05

coxjajb
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 184
   Posted 6/11/2011 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Joe, sounds like nurse wrachett is taking good care of you and you're well on your way to a speedy recovery.
Age 51 @ DX
Pre - Op PSA, 4.3
Gleason 3+4=7
Stage T1C
da Vinci Prostatectomy 8/1/08
No issues with incontinence since day 1 after catheter removal
Mild ED for about 10 months. Levitra worked well for me. No ED at one year.
PSA 0.00 at 30 months post op
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