OK here's something positive re Rod: Basically no urinary incontinence

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mariateresa
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   Posted 10/3/2007 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I told you guys that Rod is part of a new study so he has to measure the weight of his pads and count the number of pads used. The catheter was removed on Tuesday and more than 24 hours later he only used one pad. The pad weighed 20 gms dry and when he replaced it more than 24 hours later it only weighed 31 gms. So he is doing really, really great in this area!

Love,

MT
Husband Age 55 Maria Teresa age 44
Total PSA 8 on 05/21/07
DRE: prostate bumpy
Biopsy on 07/16/07: 5 out of 8 cores positive, Gleason Score 8 (3+4+5)**
CT of the abd/pelvis; Bone Scan; Xrays done on 08/13/07: Normal
Robotic Surgery Scheduled for September 11, 2007 - Cancelled due to anesthesia complications
Robotic Surgery September 25, 2007
Post Op Gleason 4+5; Positive margin right base of prostate; tumor into seminal vesicle; lymph nodes negative
Next step is the post surgical PSA to determine need for additional treatment

**"Report to the Nation on Prostate Cancer" published by the Prostate Cancer Foundation, page 11: "In some cases, the pathologist might identify a third pattern, which is less common but that has a higher grade than either of the first two patterns that comprised the Gleason score. The presence of this third pattern might indicate that the tumor is more aggressive than the Gleason score would otherwise imply. For example, if a Gleason 4+3 tumor also has some grade 5 cells, the cancer would be considered as being of higher grade disease overall."


James C.
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   Posted 10/3/2007 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   

Good news, indeed.   Good for him----and you

 

James


bluebird
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   Posted 10/3/2007 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news... MT : )  and Ron... it's time you guys had a little extra positive on your side.  You've been through a lot and you are both doing well.  Continue to take care of each other as we send strength to share with you.
In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 10/3/2007 10:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Terrific MT!  I'm so happy for Rod.  Every bit of healing helps.  yeah
 
Idaho
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