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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 9/15/2007 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello friends,  Since there have been so many questions about life immediately after radical prostatectomy, I thought I'd share below what I believe is an excellent web page discussing a variety of post-op issues and advice and a link about Kegels.  
I'd like to see you add anything other links to this topic that you believe would be helpful to our friends who have already chosen or who are considering surgery.  Of course, you'll want to compare any of this information with advice from your personal health care professionals.
Excellent Prostatectomy Post-Op Instructions - University of Michigan
Kegels for Men - HealthTouch Online
Best regards,

Da Vinci Surgery July 31, 2007… 54 on surgery day
PSA 4.3  Gleason 3+3=6  T2a  Confined to Prostate

Results for first post-op PSA due Sept 18, 2007

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Post Edited (IdahoSurvivor) : 9/15/2007 8:59:09 PM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 9/15/2007 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Idaho, the post-surgery site is a great summary.  Mirrors the info packet provided by my MD, but in a much more concise manner.  Thanks for posting it.  
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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   Posted 9/15/2007 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the've done a nice job on your site, too, Idaho!

Husband Diagnosed 11/17/05 Age: 63 No Symptoms
PSA: 7.96, Positive DRE
Biopsy Right: 6 of 6 Cores Positive Biopsy Left: 1 of 6 Cores Positive
Gleason: 4+3 = 7 Stage: T2B N0 MX
3 mo. PSA Post LRP Surgery: 11.8, 12.9, 13.9 Bone scan, CT scan, Endorectal MRI, Chest XR - neg.
09/06/06: 6 mo. PSA: 18.8 Distant lymph node involvement Start HT Lupron 3 mo. shots
12/06/06: PSA 0.8
03/07/07: PSA 0.3
06/06/07: PSA 0.1
09/05/07: PSA 0.1

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   Posted 9/15/2007 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Idaho. Thanks for posting this information. It may ease someone who is considering this option.


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   Posted 9/15/2007 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Each one of you are certainly welcome.  Your posts continue to help me on my journey and I thank you for it!
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