Biopsy tomorrow....

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 10/5/2006 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone,
First of all, I would like to thank everyone for their kind words and advice. I am so happy that we have found such an informative and caring community.
My husband decided this morning after much discussion and praying, to go ahead with the biopsy. Luckily  his doctor was able to schedule him in tomorrow afternoon. I have to say that I am quite happy that he came to this decision. The doctor said that he will be taking 12 samples, and that we should have the results by Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning at the latest. While I am very nervous....I am also thankful that we were able to get an appointment so quickly. I feel like that was just another sign that we have made the right decision.
I will update as soon as I find out anything. Thank you all again for your answers. They are appreciated more than you know.

M. Kat
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   Posted 10/5/2006 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
that's good news Sara. I'm glad your husband made that decision and that you were able to get in so quickly. you'll be nervous over the weekend waiting for the results, but try and forget about it. thanks for keeping us updated. 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

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 10/5/2006 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   

Wow Sara, that was fast!

Thats great they could get him in so fast, it does seem like things were just meant to be sometimes because of the way it works out.  I think you'll both rest easier once you know for sure what exactly your dealing with.

We'll be keeping our fingers crossed for you both and hoping for the best.

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!

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   Posted 10/5/2006 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Sara,

I have been through all of the worry, questions, doubts, and denials that you and your husband are now facing. It was through my wife's insistance that I got a PSA test and then a biopsy. I will always be thankful for her determination. It is no statistical fluke that married guys live longer; I just hope my foolishness doesn't cause her life to be shorter. So good luck tomorrow. We will all be thinking of you and your husband.


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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 10/6/2006 12:52 AM (GMT -6)   
   Hi Sara,
   Just wanted to get this "heads up" message in before your day ends tomorrow.
   I have had a couple of bios performed on my prostrate. The first one was done
   about ten years ago and the second was performed last year. Past years they
   only used to pull 6-8 samples. Last years session they took 23 samples. I do not
   recall any after effects from the first session. Last years session surprised me by
   my having a bloody discharge during the night of my biopsy. (I was probably warned
   about it in the papers they gave me when I left the Medical Center but didn't pay
   close enough attention) Your husband may have a similar experience. There was a
   slight discharge now and then for a few days after. So you might want to prepare -   
   just in case. Oh - the bio is no big deal physically the discomfort is mostly in the mind.
   They send you home with a couple of pain pills just in case and anti- biotics as well.

M. Kat
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   Posted 10/6/2006 6:48 AM (GMT -6)   

I also wanted to let you know about our experience after biopsy. they had told us that Jeff might have blood in his urine and semen. well, he had a lot of blood in his urine- it actually looked like a lot because a drop of blood can spread and look like more than it really is. and after having intercourse, it was like I was having a period. this lasted for a couple of weeks. we kept joking that maybe we needed to "do it" more often to get it all out. hey, you have to laugh at something as you're going through this. don't want to gross you out but just be prepared. he might not have much of anything. here's hoping that the biopsy comes back clear and he just has an infection. take care, 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

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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 474
   Posted 10/6/2006 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Sara. Wish you the very best this afternoon. Weekend waits are tough, but you'll get through. Glad to hear you're going ahead. Afterward, stay close by when he's in the bathroom. It's a little off-putting to see any blood and it's easy to panic when a guy sees it. (We're pretty used to it over the years!) Just a calming voice nearby can help.

On the other hand, there may be nothing afterward. From the research I did on biopsies and from the doc himself, it could be several weeks post-biop of brownish semen on occasion. (Swim? Where are you on this?)
Husband age 65
PSA on 5/1: 4.2 (doubled in 13 mos.; up to 4.3 on 6/1)
DaVinci Surgery 8/2/06
T2a (at biopsy)
T4c (at pathology) w/cancer cell leakage into fatty tissue
Post-Surgical PSA on 10/3/06 - undetectable!
Future: PSA tests twice-yearly

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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 10/6/2006 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Your husband is a lucky man to have a wife that loves him as much as you do and I am also a lucky man to have a wife that loves me and insists I do what I really know is the right thing to do.. He has done the right and very best thing he can do. This way there will be no doubt as to what it is. Let us know how it turns out because there are a lot of people that watch this site and truly care. God Bless You

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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 10/6/2006 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Newbie  :-)




The group of “special individuals” you will meet along the way in this forum will be here to give you both support & encouragement.  We are all so willing to share our personal journeys  with prostate cancer….in hope that you, your husband, and New Newbies….can pull from them to make your journey “smoother” and less scary!


So read, read, and read…. Because…Knowledge is Power and Power takes the fear away!


Remember ~ Your decision is a personal one and we all respect this.


Sharing is Caring…. And that’s what we do.  Good, Bad, & Ugly.  This helps us all in soooo many ways.  Even 6 months post surgery.  I still learn from Newbies.  I still get happy tears and sad tears when I read individual stories…. And I hope I never stop having these feelings.


New postings each day ~ makes Buddy & I appreciate where we’ve been and where we are today!


Ahhhhhhhh…………….I guess you can hear the sigh of relief in all our postings that your husband went ahead and had the biopsy.   yeah He’s lucky to have had it so quickly….  The waiting is the hardest at every step in this journey.


Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you both….. and we will continue to be with you ~ lending strength along the way.


"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~


In New 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  :)

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