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   Posted 12/3/2006 1:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Trying to repharse my problem.  Had my prostate removed 4 months ago.  I have an extreme amount of pain from the area where the prostate was removed and it never lets up - 24/7.  I am currently being treated with oxycodone and trying to figure out what the future holds.  Has anyone had permanent damage from removal of the prostate and how are you dealing with it.  The pain meds are really causing some problems and I would greatly appreciate any informatiom. 
I am very greatfull to have found this site.  Thanks in advance!

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   Posted 12/3/2006 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   

I have browsed this forum and others now for four months and I have read where a few men have had discomfort for up to six months but they did not have pain that required pain medication. It has been about a month since my surgery and I still have some discomfort but not anything like you are describing. Did you use a surgeon that had lots of experience? If I was in your situation I would be seeking a second opinion from a urological center such as that found at recognized university based medical centers. You need help and now.

Diagnosed 7/6/06
1 of 10 core samples, 40%
Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3
Da Vinci on 11/01/06
56 Years Old
Post Op Path
Gleason 3+3
Approx. 5% of prostate involved
Prostate Confined, margins clear

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   Posted 12/3/2006 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Tamu. Well at least you give me some hope that maybe it will still eventually subside if someone had it for 6 months. I am a VA patient and do not have the option of going to a different doctor. Thanks again.


M. Kat
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   Posted 12/4/2006 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Rock50, sorry...we haven't had that experience. maybe you should really push the doctors to find out what's going on. can you see a different doctor or go to a different VA center? best wishes to you....
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 12/16/2006 12:09 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Rock50,


How are you doing???

Have you researched other options with seeing a local urologist?

I know you’ve posted on someone else’s thread but I can’t find it.

I hope you’ve found some answers!

Our thoughts and prayers are with you!


In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… 53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision"

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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   Posted 1/21/2007 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry I have not been around. I have been getting Hernia fixed where they inserted probes during Robotic Surgery. Been having way to many post op problems. Just wondering if anybody has had any permanent nerve damage from the operation. Any help would be greatly appericated

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   Posted 1/21/2007 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rock50,

You mentioned you got your hernia fixed. Is it possible that the hernia was the cause of your pain? I suffered 2 hernias after my daVinci procedure, and they were so painful I could not walk. The problem for me was that I didn't realize I had a hernia at first, and I thought something had gone wrong with my PCa surgery. There was one other post with a similar hernia problem after his surgery. Unfortunately I have not heard from him for the last couple of months.

Diagnosed at age 60
PSA went from 2.2 to 3.8 in 14 months
2 of 14 cores positive at 10%
Gleason 6(3+3), negative DRE, neg. boundaries
DaVinci surgery on 02/23/06

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 1/22/2007 11:34 PM (GMT -6)   

Were your hernia's from where they inserted the probes?

Thansk and God Bless

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