Before and After PCa Surgery Pictures

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kdnole
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 152
   Posted 9/15/2007 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Before PCa Surgery                             
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After PCa Surgery                                        
 
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Age 44
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3+3=6
T2
Biopsy - 3 of 12 (2@20% / 1@80%
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
 
9/13/07 - 1 Post PSA Undetectable less than 0.1  


myman
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Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 9/15/2007 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey kdnole...I wasn't sure what to expect but that sure didn't stop me from taking a peek & then bursting into laughter! tongue

Glad to see your sense of humor wasn't removed with your prostate!

Susan
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

Post Edited (myman) : 9/16/2007 7:46:51 AM (GMT-6)


PianoMan
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 365
   Posted 9/15/2007 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
It's the anesthesia kd -- plus all the other drugs they pumped into us.
Makes a man look like a junkie!!
Stop taking the Vicodin/hydros/oxys etc. and send all of your remaining pills to me.
I will be sure that they are promptly and properly disposed of. (BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!)
lol
Great shots.  Thanks.


D.O.B - 8/9/52

PSA: First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1

DRE: Negative

Biopsy results 11/22/06.  Both lobes involved.  Six out of eight cores positive - from 100 percent to 90, to 60, to 50, two 20s and two zeros.

Gleason 3+3 = 6

Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007

Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.  Volume of tumor much less than biopsy suggested.  14 percent overall.

First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07

Second post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 9/11/07


kdnole
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 152
   Posted 9/15/2007 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I was talking to a neighbor who's husband has / had Pca and she mentioned that I should post what someone with PCa looks like after surgery. Well of course I had to put my special twist to it. It's a small pain to get the image host, but I hope more of you put a face with a name.
Age 44
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3+3=6
T2
Biopsy - 3 of 12 (2@20% / 1@80%
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
 
9/13/07 - 1 Post PSA Undetectable less than 0.1  


PianoMan
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 365
   Posted 9/15/2007 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Walk us through it KD.  I'd love to post a coupla pictures.

D.O.B - 8/9/52

PSA: First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1

DRE: Negative

Biopsy results 11/22/06.  Both lobes involved.  Six out of eight cores positive - from 100 percent to 90, to 60, to 50, two 20s and two zeros.

Gleason 3+3 = 6

Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007

Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.  Volume of tumor much less than biopsy suggested.  14 percent overall.

First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07

Second post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 9/11/07


kdnole
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 152
   Posted 9/15/2007 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Here you go -
Go to http://imageshack.us/  and open an account (it's free) then go to the browse button and find your picture on your hard drive and upload it. Then open the picture on Image shack by right clicking on the picture and "view image". When the image opens right click on the image again and click properties and then copy the "address url". On Healing Well open the reply post and on the post tool bar click the "image insert" tab and paste the URL address you copied from Image Shack. Then the picture will be added to your post - yes it's as simple as that.   Good Luck  :-)    
Age 44
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3+3=6
T2
Biopsy - 3 of 12 (2@20% / 1@80%
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
 
9/13/07 - 1 Post PSA Undetectable less than 0.1  


IdahoSurvivor
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Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 9/15/2007 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   

Kd... Loved the before and after!  Thanks for a good laugh.  I needed that!

I've starting a little picture group where we could post our pics for those this forum.  The link is below:
http://s219.photobucket.com/albums/cc291/healingwellfriends/

My pic is already there.  If you want to e-mail (my address is to the left) a link to a picture you have uploaded or if you wish to just e-mail me a picture to me, I'd be glad to size it and post it to the above group.  Let me know your forum "handle/name" as well so I can label the picture appropriately.  If you just want to send a smiley face, I would understand that too!  That would be an improvement on my photo!

Kd gave you a link to imageshack, which is a great site.  Another site you may post photos to, without having to register, is shown below.  It is managed by webshots, a premier photo site and is totally free as well:
http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/

All the best,

Idaho

 


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

Web site: http://pca-info.blogspot.com

 


mvesr
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 9/16/2007 5:36 AM (GMT -7)   
HI kdnole

That is so funny. Thanks for the humor, we all need it. By the way, hope you are doing well. Have you started radiation yet? I am headed back to Duke for a Dr. visit and PSA test on thursday.

Take care

Mika-mvesr

kdnole
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 152
   Posted 9/16/2007 5:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I have not started radiation yet. My Dr. wants to get another PSA mid November and then I'll visit a couple oncologists then. Good Luck on you visit Thursday.
Age 44
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3+3=6
T2
Biopsy - 3 of 12 (2@20% / 1@80%
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
 
9/13/07 - 1 Post PSA Undetectable less than 0.1  


JuRon9
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 22
   Posted 9/16/2007 6:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kdnole,

If the left nerve bundle was involved, I'm curious why they saved it. Also, I'm assuming they will radiate the area and that should destroy the nerves in that area as well. So it seems that it would have been prudent to remove that bundle at the time of surgery to possibly avoid radiation and any addition damage to the area.

Ron
62 W/M healthy DX PCA 6/1/2003
PSA 6.7 Gleason (3+4)=7, T1c.
6 biopsies sent: One positive- Right Apex involving 70% of specimen. Perineural invasion.
LRP 7/1/2003-Path. T2b Surgical margins clear, prostate 65.5 grams.
Largest cancer dimension: 1.7cm
location of largest tumor: Left posterior
Cancer Volume: 1.14cc
Extraprostatic extension: Negative
Seminal Vesicle invasion: Negative
PIN : present
% Gleason 4: 30%
Post TNM: pT2b
4 years still <0.1. Now 66yrs. old


kdnole
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 152
   Posted 9/16/2007 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I think I should change that as I understand better what is going on. The positive margin was found on the left side near the nerve bundle making that area the point of interest. Seeing that nothing was visible during surgery nothing was taken out, and yes if the radiation is directed at that nerve bundle it will be damaged. The Dr's are and will be very cautious in their treatment decisions when treating this but if it comes down to losing the nerves I will take it over the later.
Age 44
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3+3=6
T2
Biopsy - 3 of 12 (2@20% / 1@80%
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
 
9/13/07 - 1 Post PSA Undetectable less than 0.1  


bluebird
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 10/3/2007 8:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey ~ kd,

Just found this thread.... (still getting caught up!!!) What a hoot.... nice twist! cool
Thanks for the lighter moments on our paths....
Looking forward to Barry getting us set up with this site:  http://s219.photobucket.com/albums/cc291/healingwellfriends/
 
I'm going to send him our picture to add to the link!!! scool
I've thought about this since I started in the Moderator position and saw the links to the Mod Squad .... a picture is worth everything!!!!
 
I wasn't sure how to get it going and now we have a resident "techie" on our forum.  Thanks Barry!!!!! 
 
 
And thanks gain kd.... for a nice little giggle!! 
Nice that you're staying 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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