Group Hugs for Mr. E *mvesr Home From Surgery!!!

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bluebird
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   Posted 5/26/2007 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   

Be part of the HealingWell ~ as our “family” group sends special thoughts!!!

 This is the best therapy “preparation” we can give someone.

                                                                                          

 

   :-)   Hi ~  Mr. E. , *Loved Ones (*Dale/wife & *Kay/sister met at YMCA :),

                                     & daughter and son                                 

 

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

 

Remember what I told you when we were leaving your office??....  (wonderful visit!!!)

 

                          “Our hands will be on your shoulders”…..

                                            special words borrowed from  *hamala

 

Please let us hear from you once you get home and settled…!!

Special hugs to Dale, daughter, son, and Kay..  :-)  

 

In Friendship,

 

 ~~*~~*~~*~~*~~~)*&^%  Group Hug %^&*(~~~*~~*~~*~~*~~

 

From the 3 of us...

Lee, Buddy, & Murphy

 

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

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

weight and open surgery

Post Edited (bluebird) : 6/5/2007 2:40:27 AM (GMT-6)


Izzyblizzy
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   Posted 5/26/2007 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Dale,

Our thoughts will be with you. I know you have done a lot of work on losing weight to get to this point and I am sure it will pay off with a complication-free surgery and good recovery!

Best wishes and look forward to hearing from you when you are able!

Tanya (and Ken)
Age: 63
Diagnosed: 10/30/06
PSA: 3.7 (2005: 3.4, 2004: 4.0)
Biopsy: 1/10 cancerous, 5% of one core, right apex.
Gleason: 3+3=6
Da Vinci: April 10, 2007, Denver CO
Path results: 1% of prostate involved. Very small tumors on both right and left apex. Negative margins, negative seminal vessicles, lymph nodes left intact. Gleason upgraded 3+4=7.
1st PSA Results: May 11, 2007 <.01
 


myman
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   Posted 5/26/2007 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Dale - Good work on your surgery prep - you've already helped yourself immensely!

Wishing you all the best,
Susan

mvesr
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   Posted 5/26/2007 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks everyone for the encouragment.  Going to pick up the daughter at the airport tomorow.  Getting those last minute items in place.  Ready to do it.

 

mvesr


bluebird
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   Posted 5/26/2007 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   

  tongue oops!!! I'll change my original post to reflect this

 Mr. E (mvesr), Dale (wife), & Kay (sister) tongue

 

 


Izzyblizzy
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   Posted 5/26/2007 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
oops!!! Guess i read that wrong, sorry MVESR :) but best wishes to Dale, your wife, as well :)
Age: 63
Diagnosed: 10/30/06
PSA: 3.7 (2005: 3.4, 2004: 4.0)
Biopsy: 1/10 cancerous, 5% of one core, right apex.
Gleason: 3+3=6
Da Vinci: April 10, 2007, Denver CO
Path results: 1% of prostate involved. Very small tumors on both right and left apex. Negative margins, negative seminal vessicles, lymph nodes left intact. Gleason upgraded 3+4=7.
1st PSA Results: May 11, 2007 <.01
 


Joes411
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   Posted 5/27/2007 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Good luck with your surgery. Keep a positive attitude and take it slow and easy.

Cheers,
Joe

Age: 51

PSA  Jun06  4.1  (PSA Jun05  1.2)   DRE negative

1st Biopsy Nov06 – Atypical cells but no cancer

2nd Biopsy Jan07 – 1 of 16 cores positive

Stage T1c   Gleason  3+3=6

DaVinci scheduled for 5/17/07


biker90
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   Posted 5/27/2007 12:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey MV,

Best of luck and we are all here waiting for you on the "other side"...

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. 
PSA on 4/4/07 - 0.00  T level - 48  Restarted T therapy.
Next PSA on 7/18/07.
 
 "I have cancer but cancer does not have me."


myman
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   Posted 5/29/2007 8:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Thinking of you mvser...

sween76
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   Posted 5/30/2007 4:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Hopefully by now you are on the "other side". My recovery was quick as I did everything the doctors said. Let us know how you are doing.  Ed

Age: 63
PSA 2.62, Negative DRE
Biopsy: Gleason 3,3  Stage T1c
Prostate 71 grams 
Biopsy: Cancer 5% in one of twelve modules
DaVinci April 16, 2007, Cathter Removed Day 8
Tumor Confined To Prostate,  Gleason 3,3
Surgical Margins and Seminal Vesicles Are Negative for Tumor
6 week after PSA .02


Mike A
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   Posted 5/30/2007 4:40 AM (GMT -7)   
MVSER,
My thoughts are with You, Dale, and your family today! Follow the Doctor's advice to a "T" and update us when you can!
Mike
June 2005 - Age 53 PSA 4.8 at regular physical
October 2005 - After several rounds of anti-biotics, PSA 5.2 at Urlogist
November 2005 - Biopsy negative
July 2006 - PSA 5.9 at regular Physical
October 2006 - After several more rounds of anti-biotics PSA 8.1
November 2006 - Second biopsy - Positive
December 2006 - Gleason (3+4=7), Tumor T1c, CT Scan and Bone Scan Negative
January 2, 2007 Robotic Prostatectomy, University of Rochester Medical Center - Tumor confined but larger than thought, only one nerve able to be spared. Margins clear.
February 2007 - Three to four pads a day, no erection with viagara.
March 2007 - Down to two pads a day, had first intercourse with Erecaid pump and bands, otherwise still flat tire.
April 2007 - First Post-Surgical PSA 0.02 and a great relief! Down to one pad a day. Still unable to achive erection without pump.
May, 2007 - Still one pad a day, even try a smaller pad on occasion. Slight improvement on the ED.
"If patience is a virtue, I feel like the most virtuous guy on the planet!"


bluebird
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   Posted 5/31/2007 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   

Update:  Wednesday 9:00 p.m. Had a wonderful phone call tonight from Dale…  MVESR’s  wife.

Mr. E……  Extra Hugs comin’ atchu right this minute.   yeah  

 

tongue    Dale ~ thank you so much for letting us know that MVESR made it through surgery and is doing so well.  We were thrilled with your phone call last night.   

 

Give hugs to your daughter and son, Kay, and of course Mr. E… and when they hug you back ~ you get 4 extra hugs.

 

We will look forward to postings once you get home and settled in.  Be safe driving home.

Keeping you extra close in thoughts and prayers….  In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy


mvesr
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   Posted 6/2/2007 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   

HI all.  We got home from Duke a couple of hours ago.  Our son and daughter were with us along with other family and friends at the hospital.  Everything went better than expected.  Surgery and recovery room were shorter than expected.  Those of you who have talked about surgery are right when you said it is not the type surgery you have but the skill of the surgeon.  I thank Dr. Moul and staff for saving my life.  He thinks everything is organ confined with no cancer outside.  The lymph nodes looked good also.  He did tell me he didn't know why I was not having problems because the prostate as it was lying would cause problems in the future that would have required surgery anyway. On the trip from the recovery room I was sick on my stomach.  It took a couple of hours to get that under control.  My pain was never greater that a 3 out of ten in the recovery room and since.  Gas pains have been bad though.  I had one BM on thursday and one since I got home today.  Getting up and down takes a little getting used too.  The cath bag is clearing up very well.  The big bag is easier to drain too.  No fever or anything I was not expecting thanks to all of you.  I want to thank all of you for praying for me and helping me get through this so far, especially Lee and Buddy for all their help.  I could not have done this without all your help.  And by the way Jet guy, our son passed his commercial check ride today. 

Take care all, mvesr


Mike A
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   Posted 6/3/2007 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Mvesr,
Welcome home! So glad all went well. The key words now are "Rest and Heal!"
Mike
June 2005 - Age 53 PSA 4.8 at regular physical
October 2005 - After several rounds of anti-biotics, PSA 5.2 at Urlogist
November 2005 - Biopsy negative
July 2006 - PSA 5.9 at regular Physical
October 2006 - After several more rounds of anti-biotics PSA 8.1
November 2006 - Second biopsy - Positive
December 2006 - Gleason (3+4=7), Tumor T1c, CT Scan and Bone Scan Negative
January 2, 2007 Robotic Prostatectomy, University of Rochester Medical Center - Tumor confined but larger than thought, only one nerve able to be spared. Margins clear.
February 2007 - Three to four pads a day, no erection with viagara.
March 2007 - Down to two pads a day, had first intercourse with Erecaid pump and bands, otherwise still flat tire.
April 2007 - First Post-Surgical PSA 0.02 and a great relief! Down to one pad a day. Still unable to achive erection without pump.
May, 2007 - Still one pad a day, even try a smaller pad on occasion. Slight improvement on the ED.
"If patience is a virtue, I feel like the most virtuous guy on the planet!"


bluebird
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   Posted 6/5/2007 1:37 AM (GMT -7)   

Welcome Home!!!

I’ve posted on your original thread also… J

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