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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 8/21/2007 2:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, well today I got rid of the catheter & bag, had 3 tests and passed (peed) ok with very little retention, no problem with leaking in pad, in fact I have not leaked anything in the last 5 hours, I think this is due to the excellence of my surgeon, who I have been told "is the best".
He saw me at 12.30pm today, and told me not to worry about my post op pathology, as he was sure he got it all, then with a hearty handshake, said he will see me in 4 weeks for PSA.
So I am a happy man, and so I should be. :-)
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.

Cedar Chopper
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 432
   Posted 8/21/2007 5:47 AM (GMT -6)   

Your smile makes me smile!

Walk a little more each day - but take it easy!

Keep us posted!


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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 152
   Posted 8/21/2007 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   
It's a great day to rid of the bag. That's excellent you are not leaking much. I am on day 11 since losing Mr. Hang and I am still leaking using about 5-6 pads a day.
Age 44
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3+3=6
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
Back to work 3 weeks following surgery - Sales

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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 237
   Posted 8/21/2007 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats, Maldugs! It was GREAT to get rid of the bag. Sounds like you're doing extremely well with retention. Take it easy and get lots of rest. Your body needs plenty of time to heal.
60 years old
Dx March 2007
Pre-Surgery Gleason 3+3 = 6
Clinical Stage: T1c
Biopsy: 1 in 10 positive
Da Vinci: June 7, 2007 
Post-Surgery Gleason 3+3 = 6
   Clear at margins
First Post-PSA Sept 07

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 8/21/2007 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   

Nice going, Mal!  Keep up the good work!  It sounds like you have a great doc that did the surgery well and gave you a nice verbal boost afterward.  That is terrific!  I hope your continence keeps up as well.


Age: 54
PSA: 4.3
Biopsy: T1c, 3+3=6, 2 pos. samples in one side of prostate
Da Vinci 31 Jul 2007: saved nerve bundle on side of non-cancerous side
Final pathology: Confined to prostate, T2a, 3+3=6
Working to get back into good shape
Waiting to take that first post-op PSA

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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 357
   Posted 8/22/2007 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on your success thus far on your journey!

Prostate cancer diagnosed: May 15, 2006 (age 40)
Gleason score: pre-surgery 3+3=6; post-surgery 3+4=7
daVinci radical prostatectomy: July 25, 2006
size of tumor: approx 1.1 inches; 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 6-12 months after surgery: 0 to 1

- 1st post-surgery PSA: 0 (Nov 2006); 2nd post-surgery PSA: 0 (Feb 2007)
- 3rd post-surgery PSA: 0 (May 2007); 4th post-surgery PSA: 0 (June 2007)

The search for timber: took Viagra/Cialis approx. every other day, ErecAid once a day, injections. Peyronie's diagnosed 7/5/07. Now on Cialis, L-arginine and pentoxyfylline, ordered to be celibate for 6 weeks.

- PGE1 batting average: .364 (4 for 11)
- Bimix batting average: .500 (4 for 8)
- Trimix batting average: .500 (1 for 2)

"Lost in the valley without my horses, no one can tell me what my remorse is..."

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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 8/22/2007 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Mal,

Nice going!! Everything about your recovery is positive. The best one could hope for. Please keep us posted cause we need to hear great success stories...

Age 73. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Pathological stage: T2C. Gleason 3+4. Cancer confined to prostate.
PSAs from  1/3/07 - 7/18/07 0.00. 
T level on 4/2/07 - 48     On 7/16/07 - 613
Started .10 ml Tri-Mix on 8/7/07.  It works!!!
Next PSA and T tests on 10/17/07
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."

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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 8/22/2007 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi ~Mal,
Good News... keep moving forward and continue to stay close!!!
In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina


v          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

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

3rd PSA 08-07-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)

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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 818
   Posted 8/22/2007 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello Mal,

Glad to hear you are rid on "Mr. Hang", and that you are dry as well. Like the others have said; take it easy, and allow you body to heal.



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

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