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   Posted 10/23/2006 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I had to go back to the doctor on an urgent basis this past Thursday - with a problem he had never seen as a result of surgery.  Basically, the end of my urethra had started to clos off, causing tremendous back-pressure in the penis.  It was not a blod clot or anything, but rather a restriction in the tube itself.
It took me a bit to convince him that it was not referred pain from the bladder pressure normally felt post-surgery.  Anyway, once I told him the symptoms (very small high-pressure stream and getting smaller, lots of back-pressure, bulging penis, and a fair amount of pain), he scheduled me for surgery the next day (Friday).  It was a really quck procedure to cut the obstruction. I was only under for about 30-45 minutes.  And I only had a bit of pain for the first day afterwards.
Now it feels pretty good.
But there is BETTER news.  Since I was in his office last Thursday, they decided to test my PSA even though they normally like to wait for three months to make sure residual PSA has cleared the system (and it has just been 5 weeks). Anyhow, the PSA tested at "zero."
As you can imagine, I am feeling pretty good!

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   Posted 10/23/2006 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
.00 is a good round number!

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   Posted 10/23/2006 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   

Way to go. Not the problem but the great PSA reading



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   Posted 10/23/2006 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Good news on the zero readin!!! A cousin of mine who's first PSA after surgery was also zero said it's the first time in his life he ever celebrated getting ZERO on a test!! HA HA!!
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 10/23/2006 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad the painful part is over - it's always scary to deal with anything post-op. Terrific news on the PSA!
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 10/23/2006 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rick54,

Glad to hear the doctor was able to relieve the blader problem so quickly, and Great News on the PSA score!
I hope the rest of your recovery is fast and uneventful. Have a happy Holloween, and Thanks Giving.

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