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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 8/24/2007 3:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, I had the cath out 3 days ago, from day one I have been dry all through the day, with 2 exceptions when I sneezed, and got up quickly, even then only a very small amount, sitting, bending, driving car and walking, all ok, no pads needed during day, but still wearing one at night, ( because I don't trust myself yet) , but even that one is dry.......sure hope this keeps up!!!!!!!
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.

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Date Joined Nov 2005
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   Posted 8/24/2007 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow! That's amazing. Thanks for sharing the great news.


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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 242
   Posted 8/24/2007 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   
That is amazing. Good for you, Mal, although I think guys like you are the exception more than the rule. Did you do Kegels before surgery?
I'm about 14 weeks post surgery and did away with the pads after 5 weeks, although I still have some stress incontinence that so far, hasn't been an issue. I can usually catch it with a Kegel and still do Kegels  religiously three times a day. There's no way I want to go back to that incessant dripping that I experienced after the catheter was removed.
Age: 49
PSA: 3.0
Gleason: 6
DaVinci on May 21, 2007
Pathology Report: Gleason 7 (3+4), margins negative, seminal vesicles negative, lymph nodes left intact, 15% of prostate involved by multi-focal tumor.
1st Post Surgery PSA: <0.01
2nd Post Surgery PSA: Scheduled September 28, 2007

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 8/24/2007 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Mal,

Great going on conquering continence. I had the same experience - threw the pads away the day after the catheter came out. I think it is due to a great surgeon, lots of Kegels before surgery and luck. Anyway we need to let the new guys know that incontinence does not always happen.

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 Mar 2007
Total Posts : 114
   Posted 8/24/2007 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
All right Mal! I had a very similar experience, I think I just used the pads for the first two or three weeks "just in case". Haven't really had a problem at all. At my last check up my Dr. mentioned that the are learning that the nerve sparing also helps with the incontinence issues. Peace. pete 

Diagnosed 1/26/07
Stage Tc1
Gleason 6
PSA 3.8
12 samples, positive in one 15%
Biopsy - 1% involvement, no bladder neck, Gleason 3+3, Tc1
Age 51
Surgery (robotic) May 4 2007 City of Hope
Final pathology - fully contained to prostate, TC1, Gleason 3+ 3
Fully continent one month

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 8/24/2007 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   

Nice job, mal!

I am getting better each week.  24 days out of surgery, today and  I went back to work this week and am using 1-2 pads at work, and a couple of pads at home each day.  I never really soak them.  Nighttime has always been dry.  

'Seems to be improving each day if I can remember to do my Kegels. :-)



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 Apr 2006
Total Posts : 818
   Posted 8/24/2007 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mal,
You are a 5%er. Only a few guys get that lucky. I would go out right now and buy some Lotto tickets; how could you not win?  Oh yes; after you cash the Mega-Millions jackpot take your doctor out for dinner...el Bulli would be nice.
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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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 8/26/2007 2:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mal,

This is really fantastic - my husband was lucky to be the same - never any incontience or leaking, so I celebrate with you and know you would know how fortuate you are too, so just believe it as it can actually happen, and it can last. My husband is living proof of that too - very good news and hope it lasts - just take it extremely easy despite this, I suggest. cheers,
Lana posting for husband CJ (49 years). First PSA 3.5 (Nov 06). Open Radical Prostatectomy on Tuesday 17th April 2007. Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7. Confined to prostate. PSA 0.01 (June 07).

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