6 days to "free willy"

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

maldugs
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 782
   Posted 8/14/2007 1:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone, well only 6 days to go for catheter removal, am coping ok but sure looking forward to the day, am driving, (short distance) doing little jobs around the property, have had a little trouble with the old bowel, (lotsa wind, and going 3-4 times a day) but all ok except I get a bit tired in afternoon and need a sleep.
 
I have frightened half my bowling club into going for a PSA & DRE, so the Doc around here,should have made enough cash to buy a new BMW!! by the way, my cousins husband went for a DRE also, and his Doc said " there is a slight thickening, but don't worry about it" I told him to make an appointment with a specialist.....what do you think?
 
Regards Mal. :-)
age 66 PSA 5.8 DRE slightly firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07 5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7  right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a
RP on 30th July,
Post op Pathology, tumour stage T3a 4+3=7, microcsopic evidence of capsular penetration, seminal vessels, bladder neck, free of tumour, lymph nodes clear, no evidence of metastatic malignancy, tumour does not extend to the apical margins.


spinbiscuit
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 818
   Posted 8/14/2007 5:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi maldugs,

It's good to hear from you, and we're glad that you're healing up so well. As for your cousin's husband; he should go for a PSA test asap. This is nothing to fool around with. Tell him if the PSA test comes back clean you'll buy him a beer... Are you bowling already? I have since retired from the sport after 45 years.

Good luck, and I hope your catheter removal is uneventful.

Glen
Diagnosed at age 60
PSA went from 2.2 to 3.8 in 14 months
2 of 14 cores positive at 10%
Gleason 6(3+3), negative DRE, neg. boundaries
DaVinci surgery on 02/23/06
 


kdnole
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 152
   Posted 8/14/2007 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Maldugs - Getting rid of Mr. Hang is a great day but it's also the start of a new journey. Good luck and I as most look forward to dry days and nights.
Age 44
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3+3=6
T2
Da Vinci 7/31/07 @ Duke
2.5 hr. surgery, released from Duke with in 14 hrs.
Saved both nerve bundles. 
Foley out 8/10/08
Positive Pathology Report 
New Gleason 7
Left side near nerve bundle invloved
Oncology visit in the near future for radiation


maldugs
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 782
   Posted 8/14/2007 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi spinbiscuit, I play lawn bowls, but the way I am feeling at the moment think it will be a while before I play again, give myself time to heal up and be guided by Doc, in the meantime just feel happy that they found the Pca and it is out of me. :-)

 

Regards Mal.


age 66 PSA 5.8 DRE slightly firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07 5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7  right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a
RP on 30th July,
Post op Pathology, tumour stage T3a 4+3=7, microcsopic evidence of capsular penetration, seminal vessels, bladder neck, free of tumour, lymph nodes clear, no evidence of metastatic malignancy, tumour does not extend to the apical margins.


spinbiscuit
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 818
   Posted 8/15/2007 2:18 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello Mal,

I'm not sure what those lawn bowling balls weigh, but the ones I used to through were just a little more than 15 pounds. So even if they are half that much be careful not to strain yourself too soon.

I hope you are healing up well, and taking in extra protien to help your body mend.

Glen


Diagnosed at age 60
PSA went from 2.2 to 3.8 in 14 months
2 of 14 cores positive at 10%
Gleason 6(3+3), negative DRE, neg. boundaries
DaVinci surgery on 02/23/06
 


mvesr
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 8/15/2007 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mal. It will be great to get rid of Mr. Hang. In a few weeks it will be only a faint memory. Take care.





Mika-mvesr

bluebird
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 8/15/2007 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey ~ Mal,
Please be careful ~ and soon Mr. Hang will be gone... tongue
Keep spreading the word.... it hurts no one and just may save someone a lot of grief if found early...  So ~ speak loud and clear!!  Keeping you close.... In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Thursday, December 14, 2017 8:29 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,905,307 posts in 318,851 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 158208 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Droid1.
298 Guest(s), 16 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
NicHostetler, PeteZa, hopeful44, Kct, Purrrsiankitty, Radi, tennisplayer, HaleyBugs07, Dogdays, The Anxious Jedi, getting by, Lynnwood, OriolCarol, three 5's and a jack, momem3, iPoop