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parson
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 1/21/2007 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Although I have not been posting recently I have been following the converstaion. I have been investigating , listening and interviewing doctors. I have definately decided on robotic. I was just down at Hopkins last week and met with Dr. Su. Has anyone had the robotic at Hopkins? ( Oh I cannot ( no laughing ) figure out how to get to my original thread, Lee, Buddy any suggestions ) Barrister
Age 64, PSA 3.4, 3 of 12 cores positive 12/14/06,gleason 3+3=6
CT of ab,chest and pelvis and Bone scan all clear 1/8/07


spinbiscuit
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 818
   Posted 1/21/2007 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Barrister,

Welcome back. There have been several members that have been to John Hopkins, But I can't remember now who they were. All I can say is that the staff of urologists at Hopkins is regarded as world class. When will have you have your procedure?

Glen
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
 


parson
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 55
   Posted 1/21/2007 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Glen: I am scheduled for robotic on March 12th. Barrister

Age 64, PSA 3.4, 3 of 12 cores positive 12/14/06,gleason 3+3=6
CT of ab,chest and pelvis and Bone scan all clear 1/8/07


BenEcho10
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 133
   Posted 1/21/2007 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Barrister,

I had open RP surgery at Johns Hopkins in November 2006. My doctor was Dr. Alan Partin.

Johns Hopkins is a world class operation and we traveled half way across the country to have my surgery there. They have a recovery ward devoted entirely to patients recovering from prostate surgery. The nurses are superb.

Good luck,

Ben


DIAGNOSIS: 09/25/06. Age 49. PSA 4.6. PSA free 2%. Clinical pathology: Gleason 10. Stage T2a.           
 
SURGERY: 11/08/06. RP at Johns Hopkins. Surgical pathology Gleason 10. Stage T3a (positive margins.) Negative seminal vesicles, lymph nodes, and bone scan.
 
POST OP: 12/15/06: First post op PSA was 0.00.

Post Edited (BenEcho10) : 1/22/2007 1:12:34 PM (GMT-7)


bluebird
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   Posted 1/21/2007 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Barrister, 

 

In response to your request above.....  yeah  

 

Just click on the links below…… and a new window will open your threads…

Very important to click on the Refresh Button once you get there!!

 

 

Direct Links to Threads started by…..Parson  *Barrister   :-)  You can click on the 4 titles listed and it will automatically take you to his threads....

 

getting started with surgery

pre-op and decision follow up

Needing help and advice

New info on Financial questions

 

 New info entered here on January 26th...

 

:-)    See Helpful Hints page for new directions....  # 4  and # 8.....  let me know if you still have problems.

Remember you have to be on the main page to get to the Start By... drop down box...... then follow the new directions.

 

(Direct Link ~ just click on the title below and a new window will open!  

Reminder … click on the REFRESH icon once you get there)

Helpful Hints for New Members... Hope this helps you! :)

  

 

Let me know!! 

 

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

Link to our personal journey…>>>     Our Journey ~ Sharing is Caring 

April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision"

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

June 29th ~ PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable

Post Edited (bluebird) : 1/26/2007 2:28:02 PM (GMT-7)


SJC
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 113
   Posted 1/22/2007 12:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Barrister:

Like Ben, I was at Hopkins with Partin. I agree with what Ben said about the after surgery care by the nurses on the 2nd floor of the Weinberg Building. I had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Su via video screen when I was walking the halls of the second floor post-surgery and he was making rounds by way of his robot, which had a TV monitor, two-way speaker, camera and motorized wheels to move around. Dr. Su was able to converse with his patients in their rooms and me in the hallway via the robotic technology, all while he was somewhere else (I guess his office...maybe his home....I really don't know where he was). I'm sure that was a different, but just as rewarding, experience for Su's patients as my in-person visit from Partin during his rounds following my surgery.

parson
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 55
   Posted 1/22/2007 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   
SJC: Boy that sounds a bit impersonal. Although I have been communicating with Dr. Su by e-mail and he does responds himself. Since I use e-mail extensively in my office I appreciate this way. Maybe it is just a generational thing. We will have to become more tech savey.( By the way, Lee and Buddy ) I still don't see the dropdown next to the new topic at top of page - no laughing )> Barrister 
Age 64, PSA 3.4,increased from 2.5 over 14 months,  3 of 12 cores positive 12/14/06,gleason 3+3=6
CT of ab,chest and pelvis and Bone scan all negative 1/8/07, staging prior to surgery T1c, Robotic scheduled at Hopkins 3/12/07.


parson
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 55
   Posted 1/22/2007 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm looking but don't see it. I will ask my son ( the IT dept. ) in my office for help. Barrister
Age 64, PSA 3.4,increased from 2.5 over 14 months,  3 of 12 cores positive 12/14/06,gleason 3+3=6
CT of ab,chest and pelvis and Bone scan all negative 1/8/07, staging prior to surgery T1c, Robotic scheduled at Hopkins 3/12/07.


BenEcho10
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 133
   Posted 1/22/2007 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Parson,

Making the rounds via robot mentioned by SJC a few postings above does sound a bit impersonal. On the other hand, you are looking for a surgeon who is expert and comfortable with robots. Maybe robot rounds are just what you want.

Good luck.

Ben
DIAGNOSIS: 09/25/06. Age 49. PSA 4.6. PSA free 2%. Clinical pathology: Gleason 10. Stage T2a.           
 
SURGERY: 11/08/06. RP at Johns Hopkins. Surgical pathology Gleason 10. Stage T3a (positive margins.) Negative seminal vesicles, lymph nodes, and bone scan.
 
POST OP: 12/15/06: First post op PSA was 0.00.


parson
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 55
   Posted 1/22/2007 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Lee and Buddy: I have found the "sorted by" Now how do I get to a particular person. Where do you put the beginning initial? Ben: I think you are correct and that may be the wave of the future as long as the service doesn't deteriorate with the robot. Welcome to D2U2. Barrister
Age 64, PSA 3.4,increased from 2.5 over 14 months,  3 of 12 cores positive 12/14/06,gleason 3+3=6
CT of ab,chest and pelvis and Bone scan all negative 1/8/07, staging prior to surgery T1c, Robotic scheduled at Hopkins 3/12/07.


parson
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 55
   Posted 1/22/2007 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Lee and Buddy: I have found the "sorted by" Now how do I get to a particular person. Where do you put the beginning initial? Ben: I think you are correct and that may be the wave of the future as long as the service doesn't deteriorate with the robot. Welcome to D2U2. Barrister
Age 64, PSA 3.4,increased from 2.5 over 14 months,  3 of 12 cores positive 12/14/06,gleason 3+3=6
CT of ab,chest and pelvis and Bone scan all negative 1/8/07, staging prior to surgery T1c, Robotic scheduled at Hopkins 3/12/07.


bluebird
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 1/26/2007 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi! Barrister...
Try the new directions.... and see if this helps. #4 & #8
See previous posting above...
I entered new info for you.

Let me know. Okay.
Lee

mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

Link to our personal journey…>>>     Our Journey ~ Sharing is Caring 

April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision"

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

June 29th ~ PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable


parson
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 55
   Posted 1/26/2007 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Lee: Thanks, it works, now I know where I've been ( not sure where I'm going ) Barrister

Age 64, PSA 3.4,increased from 2.5 over 14 months,  3 of 12 cores positive 12/14/06,gleason 3+3=6
CT of ab,chest and pelvis and Bone scan all negative 1/8/07, staging prior to surgery T1c, Robotic scheduled at Hopkins 3/12/07.


bluebird
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 3/10/2007 11:46 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi ~ Barrister,

 

Just a little hug to let you know we will be there ~ in thoughts and prayers as you head into surgery…

 

Please touch base as soon as you feel up to it… when you get home….

 

In Friendship,

 

~~~~~~~~~~~#$%^&*   Group Hug %^&*(%~~~~~~~~~~~~

From the 3 of us...

Lee, Buddy, & Murphy


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

Link to our personal journey…>>>     Our Journey ~ Sharing is Caring 

April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision"

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

2nd PSA 02-06-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)


Joes411
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 87
   Posted 3/10/2007 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Good Luck with tomorrows surgery Barrister. Dr SU is one of the surgeons on my short list.

I'll be pulling for you.


Joe

Age: 51

PSA  Jun06  4.1  (PSA Jun05  1.2)

1st Biopsy Nov06 – Atypical cells but no cancer

2nd Biopsy Jan07 – 1 of 16 cores positive

Stage T1c   Gleason  3+3=6

 

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