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   Posted 10/21/2006 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I finished the surgery about 4:00 Friday. All went well,clear margins. Spent a restless night in hospital due to all the activity, but catnapped in beween visits. Sips of water and ice chips were a lifesaver because my mouth was dry. Multiple laps to the nurses station last night, then a couple more this morning. Had a good breakfast this am and good lunch as well. Doc came around 11:30 today, said all looked good and released me. We had a 90 mile drive back home which was uneventfull. I used a small pillow between my belly and the seat belt and it really helped. At this point the worst thing was the day before on clear liquid and plumbing cleaner.
So, been there and done that. Now it's time the next milestone.
All the best to each of you and thanks again for all of the information and support!
Diagnosed 8/24/06 at age 48
Gleason 6
PSA 3.32
daVinci performed 10/20/06

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   Posted 10/21/2006 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to Go Dawgfan! News like yours is uplifting to all of us. Good luck with the next step! When do you get catheter out?
Husband (Bob) had laproscopic prostate surgery on Sept 27, 2006 - 2/12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.  Follow up PSA results and pathology results due Nov 14, 2006.

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   Posted 10/21/2006 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
My new best friend, Mr. Foley, will have to go home next Friday.

Diagnosed 8/24/06 at age 48
Gleason 6
PSA 3.32
daVinci performed 10/20/06

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   Posted 10/21/2006 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   

Yeah!!!!!! Dawgfan....You’re home


Thank you so much for touching base with us.  This is wonderful news!!!  This is truly amazing isn’t it.  You sound great and really upbeat and this is so good for recovery/healing time.


Make sure you keep taking something to keep the plumbing moving… you don’t want any stop-ups….  :-)   

Make friends with Mr. Foley aka Hang!! and you’ll breeze through this stepping-stone also!!!


Take care


In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… 53 on surgery day

RRP April 3, 2006  PSA 4.6 Gleason 3+3=6  T2a Confined to Prostate

June 29th PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable  J

Personal Threads: If you pull 1 thing from our journey that helps you in your journey…… it will truly make our hearts happy!!! 

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Post Edited (bluebird) : 10/29/2006 7:15:29 PM (GMT-7)

M. Kat
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   Posted 10/22/2006 7:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Alright Dawgfan! you are now on the other side of recovery and will continue counting the milestones. like bluebird said, keep taking those stool softeners and keep walking. it's also time to relax and heal.

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
pathology report - all clear - cancer gone
1st post-surgery PSA test 0.1
no more pads Oct 12, 2006

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   Posted 10/22/2006 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news Dawgfan! Glad to hear your now on the way to recovery. Mr. Foley comes out tomorrow for me. I will not miss him at all. God Bless You and let us know how it's going. Don't forget to take you stool softener.

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   Posted 10/29/2006 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear you are home and doing so well! We will continue to pray for a speedy recovery!
Dennis and Sara

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   Posted 10/30/2006 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Good job, Dawg. Sounds like you sailed right on through. Keep up those spirits - and Friday will be here before you know it!
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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   Posted 11/1/2006 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome home Dawg, one stone away

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