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Wicket
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   Posted 10/3/2006 6:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Curtis was in surgery from 1:45 to and we got to see him in recovery at 6:15 since Lee was going to have to fly home and there was no one else in recovery at the time.  Doctor said everything looked great and there was no cancer in the bladder neck...still have to wait to see what it says about the prostate, but think that will be fine too.
I'm so relieved to have it over and I can't wait to see him tomorrow when he knows I'm there. 
Thanks for all the kind words and prayers!!!
Ellen
 
 
Curtis, 63,  Diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10
 
Bone Scan Negative!!
DiVinci surgery scheduled for October 10th
 
DiVinci rescheduled for October 3rd
 
 


Swimom
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   Posted 10/3/2006 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank goodness! Get some rest so you can get C home! He and Paul had surgery at the same time of day. Maybe that'll be a good luck sign!
Hugs, Swim

Wicket
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   Posted 10/3/2006 8:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Swim,
Hopefully very good luck...I'm going to try to get to the hospital early in the morning so I can get to see the doctor on his rounds.  Not sure if Curtis will be able to come home tomorrow or not.
 
Ellen
 
 
Curtis, 63,  Diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10
 
Bone Scan Negative!!
 
DiVinci surgery October 3rd, 2006
 
 


M. Kat
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   Posted 10/4/2006 4:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah Curtis and Ellen! now you can spend some quiet, relaxing time together, recovering.
Husband Jeff 56 years old
diagnosed July 27, 2006
PSA 6.5
2 positive areas in biopsy, Gleason 3+3=6
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy August 30, 2006


Letty
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   Posted 10/4/2006 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   

What a relief Wicket!

We were keeping you in our thoughts and are so glad to hear everything went so well.  Everything should get a little bit better everyday from here on out.  Enjoy the time you have together while your husband is recuperating.  After a few days, we starting walking a lot and learned we really enjoyed that time together.  I miss it now that Gordons gone back to work but we still go for a little stroll in the evenings.

Wishing you both a speedy recovery,

 


Letty,
 
Husband diagnosed May 2006 at age 50.  RRP performed 13 July 06.
PSA 5.7,  Gleason 3+4=7, Staged T2C, Cancer confined to prostate.
His father diagnosed at age 62 and is currently a 13 year survivor!


spinbiscuit
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   Posted 10/4/2006 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Ellen & Curtis,

Finally the surgery is done; now let the healing begin! I'm am relieved to hear that all went well, and according to the plan. Ellen make sure you take time to EAT, and get what ever rest you can. You need to keep your strength up so that you won't get sick. G-whizz; I'm sounding like my parents.

Glen

 


daveed
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   Posted 10/4/2006 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   

Ellen and Curtis

Congratulations. Glad to hear things went well. Now for a speedy and uneventful recovery.

Daveed


bluebird
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   Posted 10/4/2006 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   

Dearest Wicket

I got the biggest smile on my face when I saw your posting…..   yeah  

 

Yeah!!!!!!!  Wicket & Curtis….Another stepping-stone behind you!!  Let the catheter be your friend…  Healing is taking place now ~ so tell Curtis to take the time to let it ~ do its job.  And before you know it you will be on the next stepping-stone  :-)  

 

Our thoughts and prayers remain with you both.

A helpful hint…. Sleep when he sleeps!!!  And eat when he eats.  Keep your strength up too!!

 

Take care friends,

Lee & Buddy

 

"GOD Bless You"

 

It's a little prayer "GOD Bless You"...

but it means so much each day,

It means may angels guard you

and guide you on your way.  ~author unknown~


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy 53
RRP April 3, 2006   PSA 4.6 Gleason 3+3=6 T2a   Confined to Prostate
June 29th PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable  :)


Wicket
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   Posted 10/4/2006 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Curtis is still in the hospital...I hated leaving him there tonight, but he's just to dizzy.  He's supposed to watch his salt intake because it can cause him to get dizzy..well that go-litely was mostly salt water and he's paying for it now.  I hope he'll be able to come home tomorrow.
He says he has no pain and the cathater isn't bothering him, but then he hasn't had it in for very long yet.

Ellen
 
 
Curtis, 63,  Diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10
 
Bone Scan Negative!!
 
DiVinci surgery done on October 3rd, 2006
 
 


DWT
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   Posted 10/4/2006 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hallo Wicket,
wishing you Curtis, yes both of you, a speed recovery. You need to recover as much as he does. It's not going to be relaxing, believe me. Get sometime on your own, even just to go to the grocery store. It helps a lot. He'll sleep a lot for some time and than.....yes, than he'll drive you "crazy" or you'll do it to youself again, just like before the surgery.
Let us know how you are both progressing. Believe me, these little anti-anxity pills still do their work if necessary. They are helping me now again and I am away at work all day.
All the Best
SL and of course DW sends his wishes too. (he hasn't gone for a walk yet, it's no fun alone he says and by the time I am home and cooked dinner, I am to bushed to move)

Wicket
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   Posted 10/4/2006 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   

SL,

Well guess I'm going to have to keep him busy...if for no other reason to keep him out of trouble...trouble meaing doing more than he should be doing.  I guess you're lucky to be gone during the day so he can't drive you nuts until you get home at least.  LOL 

Guess you have to do your walking on weekends.

Curtis has been walking all around the halls this evening so he can come home tomorrow.

 


Ellen
 
 
Curtis, 63,  Diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10
 
Bone Scan Negative!!
 
DiVinci surgery done on October 3rd, 2006
 
 


Letty
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   Posted 10/4/2006 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Wicket,

Sorry Curtis has to stay another night, he'll be home soon though.  In the meantime, I have to echo SL's words has far as getting your own rest too, especially now why you can.  Rest assured knowing he is being well taken care of now while in the hospital.

Wishing you and Curtis a quick homecoming and all the best,

 


Letty,
 
Husband diagnosed May 2006 at age 50.  RRP performed 13 July 06.
PSA 5.7,  Gleason 3+4=7, Staged T2C, Cancer confined to prostate.
His father diagnosed at age 62 and is currently a 13 year survivor!


Jim-N1BRP
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   Posted 10/5/2006 5:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Ellen,

What great news that all went well. I wish you two all the best and a fast recovery for Curtis.


Jim

GreenAcres
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   Posted 10/5/2006 6:22 AM (GMT -7)   
It's great to see you two on "this" side of it all. Get him home (today) and get comfortable. Keep an eye on that catheter and don't let it back up - it'll make the bladder ache as a warning. You have the routine memorized by now.

You'll see great improvement with each day. Congratulations for getting through this part!

wittler
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   Posted 10/5/2006 12:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations Ellen & Curtis!  I know you are relieved to have that over with. You've both done great this far! I am wishing you a quick recovery!
Kate
 
My Husband is 52 yrs old
* Diagnosed 7/13/06 with 11.4 PSA, Gleason 7,T2b and Negative Bone and CT scan.
 
* Had Open Radical Prostatectomy on 9/18/06
Gleason was reduced to 6, had negative nodes and negative margins. 75% of the prostate was affected.
 


Wicket
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   Posted 10/5/2006 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,
Well Curtis is home...can't get him to sit down though...keeps changing places...I get him all set up on the couch...I leave the room and come back to find him up roaming around..get him down for a nap and cover him up...then 2 minutes later I find him standing in the doorway of the office where I am...I can't win!!!  LOL  He's changed clothes at least 3 times trying to find something comfortable and finally did so I hope he takes a nap soon cause I'd like one too!!
Did anyone have the runs after they first started on solid food again...Curtis did and I was wondering if it had happened to anyone else.  I don't remember it being mentioned in here.  He went without solid food for 3 days then this morning had a regular breakfast then lunch then just before we were to leave he had the runs.
 
 

Ellen
 
 
Curtis, 63,  Diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10
 
Bone Scan Negative!!
 
DiVinci surgery done on October 3rd, 2006
 
 


Swimom
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   Posted 10/5/2006 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Ellen,
Leave Curtis alone...LOL! If he wants to walk around, God bless him! The guy's been in bed for 3 days pretty much. He needs to walk so encourage it as long as it isn't in place of normal rest. He's an up and at em kinda guy!
A lot of men are walking a mile or so on the 3rd day post-op so don't worry.
He'll rest when he's tired. Glad he's home.

Swim

jetguy
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   Posted 10/5/2006 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been hanging around here reading and am relieved that all has gone well. I expect that good stuff will continue, considering your determination, decency, and intelligence.

Keep Your Mach Up!

Regards,

Bill

M. Kat
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   Posted 10/5/2006 4:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Ellen, yeah, you two are home! isn't it just so much more comfortable than being at the hospital? hey, if Curtis won't take a nap, you take one anyway. :) Jeff had the opposite problem - he was constipated - even with taking the stool softeners twice a day and eating prunes and greens. but once he got things moving, it was OK.

kat
Husband Jeff 56 years old
diagnosed July 27, 2006
PSA 6.5
2 positive areas in biopsy, Gleason 3+3=6
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy August 30, 2006


bluebird
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   Posted 10/5/2006 5:46 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear Wicket,

 

I got the giggles….. go!!! Swimom J  LOL

 

She’s right Wicket ~ let him do what he needs to do!  He will definitely wear himself out and then he may sleep even better.  He probably thinks he’s missing something… and when you go lie down he’ll follow.  (wishful thinking J )  The walking will help to get the gases out too!!! So let him walk!

 

I am so thankful you are both home…  Get through the time with the catheter…. And then things will really start to move quickly.

 

We dealt with the constipation issue and once we got that cleared away we were clear sailing….

 

His body may be reacting differently with the medications, anesthesia, etc…. Monitor it closely and do not hesitate to call the doctors office.  They always have a doctor on call and will call you back immediately.  Even if it’s at 2 in the a.m.  You have enough to deal with without extra concerns.

 

Buddy just walked by and said…. You’ve traveled with them on their journey from the beginning…. And it brought “happy” tears to my eyes to know that you have completed the hardest part of the journey….   There are still stepping-stones ahead but they are more defined now for you and you can see them more clearly than before.  J

 

My thoughts are with you… Take care and Hugs to you both.

Y’all did “GREAT”…. !!!!

 

In Friendship,

Lee & Buddy 


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy 53
RRP April 3, 2006   PSA 4.6 Gleason 3+3=6 T2a   Confined to Prostate
June 29th PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable  :)


petal
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   Posted 10/8/2006 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   

hi ellen

i was glad to read that curtis is over his op . i wish for him a speedy recovery and will be keeping up to date on you both . you have been a fantastic support .

best wishes

petal

 

 


Letty
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   Posted 10/8/2006 6:08 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Wicket,

We're also glad your home and all went well.  It's just so much more comfortable at home. As far as having the runs, Gordon was like that too.  Rice, yogurt and cheese did the trick for him.  Not to much though or you'll go the other way!

Wishing you both a speedy recovery!


Letty,
 
Husband diagnosed May 2006 at age 50.  RRP performed 13 July 06.
PSA 5.7,  Gleason 3+4=7, Staged T2C, Cancer confined to prostate.
His father diagnosed at age 62 and is currently a 13 year survivor!


Wicket
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   Posted 10/11/2006 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone,
Well everything turned out well today...Curtis had the catheter out and is now squeezing like mad to hold "it"...and not doing to bad...His problem is catching it when it first starts then he can hold it.  Anyway pathology report came back clean which was a relief and his first PSA will be in 3 months.  Ah another hurdle past!!!
Thanks to everyone for all the help and support thru this trying time!!
 

Ellen
 
 
Curtis, 63,  Diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10
 
Bone Scan Negative!!
 
DiVinci surgery done on October 3rd, 2006
 
 


jetguy
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   Posted 10/11/2006 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear that things are progressing. Since you hadn't posted in a few days, I was kind of worried.

Regards,

Bill

Wicket
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   Posted 10/11/2006 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jet,
Didn't have anything to say the last couple of days...Just taking care of Curtis and waiting on him hand and food...you men sure like to milk it!! LOL
Ellen
 
 
Curtis, 63,  Diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10
Bone Scan Negative!!
DiVinci surgery done on October 3rd, 2006
Catheter out October, 11, 2006
After surgery T2C and cancer found on both sides instead of just one side.
Pathology report came back clean!!!

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