Things About The Journey That Force You To Laugh???

New Topic Locked Topic Printable Version
86 posts in this thread.
Viewing Page :
 1  2  3  4 
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

PianoMan
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 365
   Posted 3/13/2007 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Through my journey with this PCa thing, I've had a few occasions to find humor in the situations I've been in.  Anyone else?
 
One example -- I remember shortly after being diagnosed, I was a nervous wreck. checking into our local "Imaging Center," for a C-scan and Bone scan.  The pre-test/insurance stuff was being done by a young gal (maybe late '20s) and she could sense how uptight I was. 
When the check-in was done she looked me in the eyes and said, "THINK POSITIVE!"
I bit my tongue and shortly after, said to my wife, "HOW THE HELL CAN I THINK POSITIVE, WHEN I'M HOPING FOR NEGATIVE?"
 
2) When my first post-op PSA came back undetactable, our fellow member, lawink, said, "Best test in the world to score a ZEROOOOOOOOO!!"
 
3) An old friend of mine called me when I was about four weeks out of surgery and said he hoped the sensation in my penis would come back.  I told him the sensation never went away, just the ability to get a full erection and told him I'd already had two orgasms, but not an erection.
"How'd do you do that?" he asked. 
 
Nuff said...
 
Love ya...
 
 

54 years old

PSA = First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1

DRE: Negative

Biopsy results 11/22/06 (6 out of 8 cores positive), both lobes, Gleason 3+3 = 6

Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007

Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.

First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07


lawink
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 621
   Posted 3/13/2007 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah PianoMan - now it's YOUR turn to make me laff!!!! Thanks for sharing.
;o)
Bob (60) had laproscopic prostate surgery on Sept 27, 2006 - 2/12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.  Follow up PSA results and pathology results received Nov 14th are NO MORE CANCER!  Gleason changed to a 3 + 4; cancer completely confined to prostate; (even a second more aggressive, previously undetected cancer)      PSA UNDETECTABLE November 2006 AND February 2007.   
 
Bob also takes Hydroxyurea to control Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platelets) has secondary condition . . Myelofibrosis) -- If anyone has experience or knowledge of these, please post us.


kw
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 883
   Posted 3/13/2007 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   

     I've got one for you.....when I went to see my Urologist for the first time he asked if my Family Practice Dr. had done a DRE?  I siad...."NO he saved that for you since your the expert".....heheheheh

   Gotta laugh to keep from Crying!

    KW


    43
    PSA 5.7 - Discovered during Annual Physical with Family Practice Dr.
    Gleason 7
    Biopsy - 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate
    RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved.
    All Lab's clear.  No Cancer outside prostate
    Cathiter in for 3 weeks due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
    First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006  Undetectable 0.00
    Office visit on Jan. 19th due to continued excessive urine leakage.
    Feb.20th Cystoscope and 2nd Post Op PSA. Another 0.00.....:)
     Dr. said everythign looks fine.  Continue to work Kegeal's. Leaking appears to have improved  after Cystoscope?!?!?!  Down to 3-4 pads per day!
    March 1st  Leaking has crept back up to 6 - 8 pads a day ??????? 
    May 22nd Follow up (unless incontenance does not improve by mid March) and 3rd Post Op PSA
   


Swimom
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1732
   Posted 3/13/2007 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
You guys do come up with some goodies :>) These light hearted moments are what helps get us through some awfully stressful times.

While the nurse had Paul in recovery, she was trying without much luck to find a suitable vein for a blood draw. Paul was a bit cold after nearly 4 hours in surgery. He was still pretty out of it but was gettin tired of the nurse thumping his uncooperative veins. He flung his other arm out at me and said..."find her a vein would you, so she'll let me have my arm back! I found a vein and drew blood for the nurse. Still groggy and not knowing exactly what he was saying/doing, Paul said thanks, I'll kiss you later...but he patted the nurses cheek, not mine!!!!

biker90
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 3/13/2007 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Swim, you sure he didn't know what he was doing?

When I was in pre-op, two nurses were double checking my id. They had to read my account number (about 15 digits!) back to each other several times as they went through the various procedures. After a while one one of them saw the grin on my face and apologized for the long process. I told her "Thats okay. I don't want you guys cutting of the wrong stuff down there." They cracked up....

Jim
Age 72. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2B Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Pathological stage: T2B. Gleason 3+4. Cancer confined to prostate.
PSA on 1/3/07 - 0.04.  Next PSA on 4/4/07.
 
 "Cancer feeds on fear - starve it to death."


bluebird
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 3/13/2007 11:52 PM (GMT -6)   

Getting BIG EYED and GOING PALE

 

Buddy & I were taken into an examination room to wait for our urologist for our 10-month check up…

In the room was the table with the stirrups, which definitely caught Buddy’s attention…

 

I went over to sit on the small stool in the far corner and as Buddy’s eyeballing the table & stirrups…

I could tell by the look on his face that he was reflecting back on past visits (a very pale look came over him) and as all of this is taking place ~ Buddy’s backing up to lean against the counter to move as far away from the stirrups as possible….

 

As he leans against the counter top by the sink his right hand hits up against something and he looks down and there staring back at him is a box of rubber gloves and a big ass syringe next to it and lo and behold next to the syringe was a fresh tube of “slip & slide” gel.  And I’m starting to think I should have Buddy sit down on the stool before he passes out. 

 

Fortunately… a short time later our urologist came in and the first question out of Buddy’s mouth was, “Are you planning on using any of this stuff on me??”    confused    

 

Our urologist got a smile on his face and said sure if you’d like for me to. 

Needless to say we “BOTH” declined his offer!!!!!  nono   


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 :)


M. Kat
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 715
   Posted 3/14/2007 6:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I have gotten quite a few laughs here with the different descriptions of a man's penis post-treatment - wet willy, mr. happy, flat tire, etc. pianoman - you said one "the south will rise again!" After Jeff had the catheter removed, we were waiting in the exam room for the nurse to come back, and she finally came in and asked if we were "doing the deed" now that Jeff was free. there have been a lot of little things to laugh at, I just can't remember them right now!
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, 2nd post-surgery PSA test <0.1, 3rd PSA <0.1
no more pads Oct 12, 2006
first "real" erection with use of pump 12/16/06
3/07 - occasional dribbles and no further improvement in erections

Post Edited (M. Kat) : 3/14/2007 5:22:27 AM (GMT-6)


Tamu
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 626
   Posted 3/14/2007 8:07 AM (GMT -6)   

Okay, here is one from me,

As I was in the holding room being preped for the surgery the surgical assistant that was going to be making the incisions came in and raised up the gown and had a marker out.  She laughingly said, as she was initialing my abdomen, " they want me to do this so that I will not cut off the wrong leg".  I responded back, " it is not the legs that I am worried about but what is right below your initials".  This got a smile from her and an embarrassing look from my wife. 

Tamu


Diagnosed 7/6/06
1 of 10 core samples, 40%
Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3
Da Vinci on 11/01/06
Catheter out on 11/13/06
56 Years Old
Post Op Path
Gleason 3+3
Approx. 5% of prostate involved
Prostate Confined, margins clear
Undetectable PSA on 12/18/06
No more pads as of 1/13/07


lawink
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 621
   Posted 3/14/2007 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
You guys are the greatest! Lot's of fun stories. Most recent for us was the day of Bob's 2nd PSA results last month . . . . remember that the same doctor did the surgery on Bob's older brother 2 yrs ago . . . . we commented that the brother's was bi-lateral nerve sparing and Bob's was unilateral.

I commented that the brother wasn't having any of the ED problems Bob was (from the wife sharing kind of stories). Dr. says . . "I hope he's not waving that in your face" . . . . I couldn't resist . . . . my comment . . . . . "wave WHAT in my face??"

We all cracked up!
Bob (60) had laproscopic prostate surgery on Sept 27, 2006 - 2/12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.  Follow up PSA results and pathology results received Nov 14th are NO MORE CANCER!  Gleason changed to a 3 + 4; cancer completely confined to prostate; (even a second more aggressive, previously undetected cancer)      PSA UNDETECTABLE November 2006 AND February 2007.   
 
Bob also takes Hydroxyurea to control Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platelets) has secondary condition . . Myelofibrosis) -- If anyone has experience or knowledge of these, please post us.


Pete trips again!
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1899
   Posted 3/14/2007 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   
When I woke up after surgery and looked down between my legs, I said to my Doc, " What the hell doc? I'm all potatos and no meat!!!!"
True story!
Pete
53 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg.  


B&B's World
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 120
   Posted 3/14/2007 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
We had a great surgeon, but from almost the beginning he said that pain would be so minimal only Motrin would be needed (and there is a good reason for staying away from narcotics-they are constipating...) B had two hernia repairs, and a spermatocele on a testicle he wanted removed too. Doc said the hernia repairs would not hurt at all.."We use mesh, connect to bone; it won't hurt"

Well, when B woke up in Recovery after six hours of surgery he was in a lot of pain. He could barely open his swollen eyes, was shivering and groggy, but his mouth opened and the first words were "When that doctor comes in here I am punching him in the nose."

For the record, the prostatectomy was nothing compared to the hernias and cyst!

Age 51

Gleason 3+3

PSA from 3.2 to 4.3 in one yr

Biopsy 11/06

DRE negative

4 of 12 cores positive, one lobe, less than 10%

Inflammation only second lobe

Stage T1C Clinical Dx

PSA prior to surgery: 3.9

Da Vinci Prostatectomy 2/27/07:

PCa in BOTH lobes 5-10% of gland

Gleason 3+3

Negative tissue margins

Bladder, seminal ves, vas deferntia negative

Two inguinal hernia repairs

Catheter removed 1 wk after surgery

Full continence (no pad needed) 1 wk after surgery

Full potency, 12th day after surgery
 
 


Tamu
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 626
   Posted 3/14/2007 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
The day after my surgery my surgeon's CNP came in to remove the drain tube. She clipped the stitch holding the tube in the incision then she said, "men tell me that this does not hurt it just feels funny because it comes across the abdomen". Then she tells me to take a deep breath and she pulls it out. As it is coming out I responded, "all those other men lied" as it hurt a lot but did not last long.

Tamu
Diagnosed 7/6/06
1 of 10 core samples, 40%
Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3
Da Vinci on 11/01/06
Catheter out on 11/13/06
56 Years Old
Post Op Path
Gleason 3+3
Approx. 5% of prostate involved
Prostate Confined, margins clear
Undetectable PSA on 12/18/06
No more pads as of 1/13/07


PianoMan
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 365
   Posted 3/14/2007 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all so much for sharing your stories. Man can I relate to some of your stories!!

I was a little leery about posting this thread, but I had a feeling that there are others here who walk away from certain situations scratching their heads and wondering, "What the hell was that all about?"

….I guess another crazy experience for me was immediately after my surgery. (For the most part, it’s something my wife remembers, not me.)

I was instructed to not consume anything solid or liquid after midnight, prior to my surgery. My surgery was scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and due to an emergency and some delays in the operating rooms I wasn’t out of recovery and into a room until almost 10 p.m. – about 22 hours after my last drink of water.
Next thing I remember, the nurses are feeding me ice chips, but I had some serious thirst.

So I asked a nurse for water and she said something like, “No sweety -- no water, just some ice for now.”

My wife said I kept asking the nurses for water and was denied it. Then, in my morphine-induced stupor, I asked a nurse, “How about apple juice? Can you get me some apple juice?”
The nurse replied, “Sure, we have apple juice.”

And they brought me two cans of it!!

AND I DRANK IT STAT! It was like vintage wine.
Go figure.

Perhaps my wife was sticking my IV into her own arm for the medication and made this up??? LOL. I wouldn’t blame her.

My take on it is that I asked for apple juice about the time I was allowed to have liquids again, because the nurses and docs at City of Hope were the absolute best.

Love ya,
Keep on smilin’
PianoMan


54 years old

PSA = First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1

DRE: Negative

Biopsy results 11/22/06 (6 out of 8 cores positive), both lobes, Gleason 3+3 = 6

Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007

Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.

First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07

Post Edited (PianoMan) : 3/14/2007 8:02:00 PM (GMT-6)


bluebird
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 3/14/2007 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   

Thank you....PianoMan ~ you make the grade for this thread.  

 

Rating :   100%  =  A++

 

Buddy and I have had some good belly laughs here!!!  Thank you to all who shared.

Thanks for the memories......... Laughter is good medicine...  Tears of enjoyment!!!

 

 

p.s.  Tamu ~ are the initials still there??   tongue   What a hoot!!!


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 :)


PianoMan
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 365
   Posted 3/15/2007 12:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Excellent Bluebird -- rumor has it that the "initials" the surgical assitant wrote on Tamu's abdomen were "STW," which in medical terminology, stands for, "Save the Whopper." 
Or was it DLTW -- "Don't Lop the Whopper."
 
Sounds like a detail-oriented surgical team to me!!
 
No one wanted to autograph any part of my anatomy, that's for sure.
 
Too funny...
 

54 years old

PSA = First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1

DRE: Negative

Biopsy results 11/22/06 (6 out of 8 cores positive), both lobes, Gleason 3+3 = 6

Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007

Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.

First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07


pcdave
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 444
   Posted 3/15/2007 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   

Below is a message which Bluebird sent me quoting a somewhat x-rated question that Kat posed to me, and my response.  Never in my life did I have a women ask me a question like this or catch me totally unprepared with my "pants down".  I was a little tongue tied at first, but managed to answer her with a somewhat embarrased expression on my face!  Just be careful if Kat asks any of your other guys about your current sex life.  The way Kat posed the question to me, I was wondering if she was trying to proposition me?  And good Lord, what was she thinking of when she said "any" kind of sex?  It is obvious that anything goes on this website!

 

"This is priceless….. should be on PianoMan’s Laugh thread….

What a wonderful forum this is….   Just the right words!!!!  How true…. 

I think she may have caught pcdave out of the blue with this one!!! (giggle)  tongue  

 

 

Partial Quote from pcdave from a posting above:

Kat is a charmer who is always there when someone needs her with just the right words

 

Partial Quote from Kat from a different  posting above:

Dave, I was wondering if you can continue having any kind of sex throughout this treatment?? Kat

 

Partial Quote from pcdave from posting above:

Hi Kat

in answer to your question below, i am certainly blushing!  the question you should be asking is whether or not i can have sex at my age!  you are such a cutie asking such questions! yes i can have sex if i choose to!  I will stop there and let your imigination run wild!"


68, Biopsy 9/27/06, Stage T1c, PSA 7.1, Gleason 6 [less than 5% in two areas], Gleason 7 (3+4) [less than 20% in third area], negative DRE, bone scan and MRI. Starting proton radiation therapy 2/22/07.

Post Edited (pcdave) : 3/15/2007 8:49:58 AM (GMT-6)


aztec1958
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 94
   Posted 3/15/2007 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok I'm not sure this qualifies but it has happened since I was diagnosed with PC. Our family was all going to Hawaii and since my wife was having her flight paid for by the government it was up to me to buy our tickets. well we had some vouchers from American and we decided to use them. I made the reservations online and even though they seemed a little expensive I didn't think anything of it. Now my mind hasn't been all there since the dianosis so yesterday I checked our e-ticket confirmation. yes we are going to Hawaii but I found out that me and my two daughters are flying first class all the way and my wife on a different carrier is flying ecomomy. I used my condition shamelessly to escape her wrath. Honestly she's more upset about the fact shes flying ecomomy then the cost of us flying first class.

aloha everyone

mozart250
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 102
   Posted 3/15/2007 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
A couple of stories my part:

During my surgery it was reported that I kept on mentioning the name Lucy.

Now my wife's name is Sharon, and I was surprised the Doctors mentioned this to her.

Sharon did not get much alarmed however. Lucy is our wonderful basset hound dog. Didn't know I was that attached to Lucy.

My 82 year old father father btw started a family tradition with his surgery 10 years ago (he is doing fine btw..cancer gone). He tied a red ribbon around his organ. Gave the nurses and doctors a laugh.

I did the same thing prior to my surgery. However, my wife noticed that before surgery and threated to leave if I did not take it off (which I did). And wouldn't you know that after my surgery my lung collapsed and I spiked a 102 degree fever. Had to stay in because of that.

I attribute these complications to violating family tradition. Violating family tradition brings all sorts of bad karma. If this fate befalls my father or my son, they had better not make the same mistake that I did.
51 Year Old DBA by profession; amateur pianist by passion.
 
June 2006:  PSA 4.6.  DRE prostate enlarged.  
Aug  2006:  Second opinion confirms first.  Biopsy suggested.
Sep  2006:  Biopsy results positive one lobe.  Gleason 3+3.
Nov  2006:  RPA performed at Fletcher Allen in Burlington VT.
Nov  2006:  Pathology report: Stage T3a and Gleason 3+4.
Dec  2006:  PSA 0.1
Feb  2007:  PSA 0.0


bluebird
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 3/15/2007 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   

PianoMan ~

What a hoot!!!!  tongue   belly laugh for sure!!!!!

 

pcdave ~

I thought she caught you unaware… I actually saw your words blushing… cool

cuz your new!!!  We’ve come a long way….. baby!!!!!  Kat and several of the other ladies made it possible for any topic to be discussed and it added total  “quality” to our forum!!  Total true honesty and very helpful insights for some of the guys whose wives are a little unsure. 

 

aztec1958 ~

Look at the strength you have!!!!  Mama shouldn’t have too many complaints with just coming back from Hawaii…. Right!!  Enjoy the pampered section!!! And have a wonderful time.  We want to hear all about it on your return.  We are so happy to see you posting with a “smile”… :-)  

 

Mozart250 ~

I guess you and PianoMan, Shelpla,Birdland and TC-LasVegas could make us up a song with this one.  Tie a red ribbon round the old oak tree…  Give your dad a special hug from all of us!!! yeah  

 

This is fun!!!!!!  Keep them coming…. 


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 :)


PianoMan
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 365
   Posted 3/15/2007 1:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I've got it!!! "Tie a Scarlet Ribbon 'Round the Old Wood--ee."

(I have a feeling I'm gonna get kicked outta here) LOL

(Couldn't resist, had to edit -- story of my life lol.)


54 years old

PSA = First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1

DRE: Negative

Biopsy results 11/22/06 (6 out of 8 cores positive), both lobes, Gleason 3+3 = 6

Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007

Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.

First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07

Post Edited (PianoMan) : 3/16/2007 1:50:42 PM (GMT-6)


pcdave
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 444
   Posted 3/15/2007 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Piano Man

Loved your last post! Got a real charge out of it. It is apparent that there are a lot more "dirty old women" here than "dirty old men", especially if we can't "rise to the occasion" yet (or anymore). Cheers!

Dave
68, Biopsy 9/27/06, Stage T1c, PSA 7.1, Gleason 6 [less than 5% in two areas], Gleason 7 (3+4) [less than 20% in third area], negative DRE, bone scan and MRI. Starting proton radiation therapy 2/22/07.


biker90
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 3/15/2007 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Buried somewhere in the posts on this forum is a marraige proposal from one of the guys to TWO of the married ladies at the same time.

Now, that is an optimistic outlook on regaining potency!!!

Jim
Age 72. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2B Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Pathological stage: T2B. Gleason 3+4. Cancer confined to prostate.
PSA on 1/3/07 - 0.04.  Next PSA on 4/4/07.
 
 "Cancer feeds on fear - starve it to death."


pcdave
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 444
   Posted 3/15/2007 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jim (Biker 90)

You should have heard me roaring when I read you last post here. Thank God that Piano Man was smart enough to set up a thread about humor. We need as much of this as possible. Hope you are doing much better now Jim. All the best to a great guy!

Dave
68, Biopsy 9/27/06, Stage T1c, PSA 7.1, Gleason 6 [less than 5% in two areas], Gleason 7 (3+4) [less than 20% in third area], negative DRE, bone scan and MRI. Starting proton radiation therapy 2/22/07.


PianoMan
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 365
   Posted 4/24/2007 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bluebird -- thanks for the bump. I enjoyed reading the thread again. I have nothing laughable about the journey to relate these days, because, thank God, I haven't dealt with a doc. or technician in over a month.
Best to ya and thanks for all you do here.
Tom


54 years old

PSA = First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1

DRE: Negative

Biopsy results 11/22/06 (6 out of 8 cores positive), both lobes, Gleason 3+3 = 6

Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007

Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.

First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07

Post Edited (PianoMan) : 4/24/2007 3:44:37 PM (GMT-6)


bluebird
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 4/24/2007 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   

J        Tom ~ you are very welcome!!!  tongue

              Thank you for starting this thread... a thread that needs to be bumped.   cool  

 

          :-)    Laughter “ is ” good medicine…  yeah

 

                           :-)          tongue         tongue         :-)


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

J  We invite you to visit our personal thread:  Click Here:  “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 :)

New Topic Locked Topic Printable Version
86 posts in this thread.
Viewing Page :
 1  2  3  4 
Forum Information
Currently it is Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:23 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,982,646 posts in 327,032 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161847 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, ChrisCross.
305 Guest(s), 1 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Bluecrab