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norskie
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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 3/23/2007 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Below is an update to my journey that I have added to the thread titled Norskie Journery From the Begininig. It's and up-date form my doctors appointment yesterday, my current statas to all the issues and the PSA results. Thanks to all who support us on this board during our Pc adventures, you are all great folks.
 
norskie
 

March 22, 2007

Well I am now 10½ weeks past surgery and everything remains overall pretty well and I continue to get a little better all the time.

First Post PSA Test was done on 3/22/07, results < .01 or undetectable.

Incontinence continues to be minor probably more frustrating than anything that I just can’t seem to completely shut off the faucet and a drip comes every now and then. It’s was real good last Sunday but each day this week has been more of a challenge. Making sure to keep doing the kegels and walking as much as I can. The doctor said as my bladder continues to adjust to the prostate being removed and looking how to properly fit, I might be having small bladder spasms on some days due to this and it is trying to empty the bladder when there really isn’t much there, thus the urgency I feel sometimes. I will need to just keep working on it and it could be another 6 months or so. I continue to ware ½ of 1 small pad every day for protection, hey at least it’s a nice warm feeling once in a while; remember to keep sense of humor also.

Sexual functions continue to go well, I don’t have the same urge as before but when I do things are working at about 90 to 95% of the way it was prior to surgery with no medication, so very lucky. As for the lack of desire that is pretty normal at this time and should return also as time goes on according to the doctor.

In general all is pretty well this is the 7th week back at work and the energy level is getting better slowly but I am getting by. With a 9 year old and a 12 year old at home they make sure to at least get me moving and a loving wife that has many plans for me, that says it all. She has been great through all this and in fact told me to get out of here a few days with my good buddy that called last week and said lets go to Augusta and visit the Masters and have a little fun, so I am gong. The price to pay her back for all she has helped me through just went up. My doctor is setting up an appointment with a dietician which he feels is the most important thing for continued success and I will see how bad I am. We try and eat and stay pretty healthy but I am sure we can improve.

So I have been blessed this week with a good PSA report and now wait for my next test in 3 months. I can only wish and pray all who read my journey to have as good of results as I have had to date. Thanks to all on the board who add support and advice daily, this is a great place.  

 

norskie

 
norskie
Age 49, PSA 6.22 on 9-26-06
Biopsy 11-01-06, 2 of 13 cores 10% cancer, 2 other cores abnormal Up-dated 20% prostate cancerous
Gleason score 3+3=6 After Pathology report 3+4=7 some agressive 5 cells found
Da Vinci surgery 01-09-07 UW Madison
Pathology Report- cancer 100 % capsual contained 1-18-07
Catheter removed 1-18-07 suffered bladder spasms Catheter reattached 1-18-07
Catheter removed 2nd time 1-24-07
1st Post PSA Blood Test 3-22-07 <.01 Undetectable
2nd Post PSA Blood Test Scheduled for 7/5/07
Incontenence 1 Pad a day
ED back to 90-95% prior to surgery - no medication required.


Swimom
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   Posted 3/23/2007 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Norsk,
 
Very nice! <.01 is a pretty safe bet. Now go enjoy.... :-)
 
Swim

bluebird
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   Posted 3/23/2007 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   

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

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

   :-)  Click here......>   norskie journey from the beginning

 

more reply postings on this link....


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 :)


dawgfan
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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 3/23/2007 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   

norskie,

 

I'll be at the Masters Monday. What day(s) are you going?


Diagnosed 8/24/06
Gleason 6
PSA 3.32
stage T1C
age 48
daVinci on 10/20/06
 
"Never miss a good chance to listen."
 


norskie
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 3/23/2007 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   
dawgfan

We will be getting into Augusta on Tuesday and leaving on Thursday.
norskie
Age 49, PSA 6.22 on 9-26-06
Biopsy 11-01-06, 2 of 13 cores 10% cancer, 2 other cores abnormal Up-dated 20% prostate cancerous
Gleason score 3+3=6 After Pathology report 3+4=7 some agressive 5 cells found
Da Vinci surgery 01-09-07 UW Madison
Pathology Report- cancer 100 % capsual contained 1-18-07
Catheter removed 1-18-07 suffered bladder spasms Catheter reattached 1-18-07
Catheter removed 2nd time 1-24-07
1st Post PSA Blood Test 3-22-07 <.01 Undetectable
2nd Post PSA Blood Test Scheduled for 7/5/07
Incontenence 1 Pad a day
ED back to 90-95% prior to surgery - no medication required.


StrictlyInc
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 353
   Posted 3/23/2007 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats on the low PSA!
____________________
 
Prostate cancer diagnosed:  May 15, 2006 (age 40)
Gleason score:  3+3=6
daVinci radical prostatectomy:  July 25, 2006
size of tumor:  approx 1.1 inches
post-surgery Gleason score:  3+4=7; negative margins from surgery
number of pads/day at 3 months after surgery:  3 to 5
number of pads/day at 4 months after surgery:  1 to 2
number of pads/day at 6 months after surgery:  0 to 1
1st post-surgery PSA:  0 (Nov 2006)
2nd post-surgery PSA:  0 (Feb 2007)
ongoing post-surgery treatment:  Cialis every other day, Viagra "on-demand", ErecAid pump daily Cialis every other day, ErecAid pump twice daily (when I can manage it)
 


pcdave
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 444
   Posted 3/23/2007 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Norskie

Congratulations on the great news and the wonderful recovery progress you are making. You are a testament for younger guys who undergo prostate surgery and have great results with minimal side effects relating to incontinence and impotence. Good Luck!

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.


Swimom
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   Posted 3/23/2007 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Dawg!!!

You dawg you...where have you been :>)

dawgfan
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 148
   Posted 3/23/2007 6:51 PM (GMT -7)   
(Excuse me)
 
New job with same company. It involved a move across town and a lot of time to get acquainted.
 
 
Now we return to our regularly scheduled thread...
Diagnosed 8/24/06
Gleason 6
PSA 3.32
stage T1C
age 48
daVinci on 10/20/06
 
"Never miss a good chance to listen."
 


M. Kat
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   Posted 3/26/2007 6:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah Norskie! glad to hear that all is well. have a great time in Augusta!! 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, 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 erections with Cialis and pump

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