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mgl
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   Posted 4/21/2007 6:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Da vinci surgery april 10 catheter out on april 19, wearing pads which i don't care for , but it sure beats the darn catheter.
pretty much can hold urine in bed and alittle during the day

lawink
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   Posted 4/21/2007 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Good news mgl. With your initial urine holding stats, it only gets better from here . . .just takes time, kegals, and patience!!!
;o) Linda & Bob
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.


Tamu
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   Posted 4/21/2007 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
mgl,

Is it good to see hang go in the trash. I do not believe any of us consider him a friend. There was alsways something irritating about him.

It is all going to be better from here forth. By the way, it would help if you would set up a signature with all of your information on it like the rest of us have done. You can do that by going to CONTROL PANEL at the top left corner of this page and then click on EDIT PROFILE. Go down to the SIGNATURE area and type in your information.

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
Began injections in April '07


kziz
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 242
   Posted 4/21/2007 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
mgl, way to go. It does get easier. Kurt, too, hated the pads. He said they were too hot. He even developed a rash within a few days on the inside of his thigh. I found some on line at JustAttends.com. He loves these and says they are definetly worth the extra money. Good Luck, Courtney
Kurt & Courtney
47 year old
Great Health prior to dx
Dx on 1/29/07
PSA 4.1
Gleason 3+3=6, both lobes
Stage T2c, I believe
Tumor involves 20% of cores, both lobes
Live in OK
Da Vinci scheduled 3-14-07 in Austin
Post-Op  Gleason 6, Stage t2c nx mx  YAAAAA HOOOOOO! 


mgl
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 122
   Posted 4/21/2007 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Tamu, what are the injections you are talking about, A nurse said something about that to me but it was if needed in 3 months
50 years old
gleason 3+4=7 psa5.8 clinical stageT2a
Da vinci surgery April10 2007 Mayo clinic Rochester, Mn.
extraprostatic extension Gleason -same
pelvic lymph nodes -negative
Catheter out April 19


bluebird
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   Posted 4/21/2007 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi ~ mgl,

 

Glad to hear Mr. Hang is history!!!!  We did consider him a friend  tongue .  We had no problems with him during the 17 days... we had him...and will continue to share this with others. 

 

Keeping you close as you move forward on the healing/recover stone in your path of HealingWell….  Take the right amount of time and remember  NO LIFTING or PULLING… and continue doing your Kegels.

 

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

 

Other Topic/Threads Started by:  mgl

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04-21   catheter out

04-18   catheter

04-17   perineal pain after surgery

04-17   pain with catheter

03-11   robotic at mayo in rochester

02-14   lymph nodes

02-13   biopsy/surgery

02-09   da vinci in mayo clinic (rochester)

02-09   radiation, robotic or open surgery

02-07   50 with prostate ca


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 :)


Tamu
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   Posted 4/21/2007 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
mgl,

Many urologist have adopted a penile rehabilitation program. I am not sure whether your urologist has mentioned one to you. In most cases it consists of taking a low dosage of Viagra each day for say a week and then a larger dose for a day and try to stimulate an erection. If this works then you are on your way to recovering erections fairly early. If this does not work there are other interventions that can be done to generate an erection while you wait for the nerve healing to take place to return you to normal erections. One intervention is the use of a vacuum pump along with Viagra (or Cialis, Levitra) to create an erection and to exercise the penis. It is important that the penis is exercised to sustain the elasticity and elongation. The other intervention is the use of penile injections. This is using a small needle and syringe and injecting medication directly into the side of the penis. The medication causes an erection and once the dosage is right then it is about as close to a normal erection as you can get. Of course it is not for everyone as you have to be able to give yourself an injection. The injection itself is done with an insulin type of needle and is just a pin prick. I personally do not like needles but I am able to inject myself without a problem. The quality of the erection compared to one generated with Viagra and the vacuum pump is far better.

Hope this helps.

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
Began injections in April '07


Tamu
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 626
   Posted 4/21/2007 6:48 PM (GMT -7)   
mgl,

Many urologist have adopted a penile rehabilitation program. I am not sure whether your urologist has mentioned one to you. In most cases it consists of taking a low dosage of Viagra each day for say a week and then a larger dose for a day and try to stimulate an erection. If this works then you are on your way to recovering erections fairly early. If this does not work there are other interventions that can be done to generate an erection while you wait for the nerve healing to take place to return you to normal erections. One intervention is the use of a vacuum pump along with Viagra (or Cialis, Levitra) to create an erection and to exercise the penis. It is important that the penis is exercised to sustain the elasticity and elongation. The other intervention is the use of penile injections. This is using a small needle and syringe and injecting medication directly into the side of the penis. The medication causes an erection and once the dosage is right then it is about as close to a normal erection as you can get. Of course it is not for everyone as you have to be able to give yourself an injection. The injection itself is done with an insulin type of needle and is just a pin prick. I personally do not like needles but I am able to inject myself without a problem. The quality of the erection compared to one generated with Viagra and the vacuum pump is far better.

Hope this helps.

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
Began injections in April '07

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