Posted 3/30/2007 5:57 AM (GMT -7)
Hi Hosk, sorry to have to welcome you to our club. I can only echo what everyone else is saying. Try to find out what all his numbers are. With the new laws on privacy it can be harder. I'm sure mom could have the Dr's office call you with the info if she ask. It sounds like Dad is a strong healthy guy. He may want to inprove his diet. Drop a few pounds if needed. The best thing you can do to help is to try to get educated. There is alot of info out there. Also great advice on here. I did not find this site until after my surgery. My personal opinion is that if he is healthy enough for surgery I would want it out of my body first. Then deal with any remaining cancer (if any) with radiation, chemo, or any of the other treatments. But that is just Me. He has to do what he feels is best for him.
If you are comfortable with chatting on line, several of us are regulars on the PCa (prostate cancer) chat room on here. Just click on the "chat" button at the top of the page and log in using your same info you use to post with.
Good Luck helping Dad
PSA 5.7 - Discovered during Annual Physical with Family Practice Dr.
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 everything 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 ???????
March 8th Started Detrol LA to see if it helps with the leaking?
March 29th Collagen injection into sphincter / bladder neck area to control excessive leaking.
Return office visit May 2nd unless leaking starts agian.
May 22nd Follow up and 3rd Post Op PSA