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bluebird
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   Posted 10/6/2007 12:04 AM (GMT -7)   

tongue     Hi ~  Walt & Loved Ones,

 

Thinking of you and sending special thoughts your way as you move toward surgery day…  You’ve done extensive research and you’ve gotten your body ready!  Your decision is made and the hardest parts are over.

 

It is now time to move forward in a “positive frame of mind”… and know that we will all be right here waiting to hear from you ~ once you get home and settled in.

 

Partial quote from Walt on a previous thread posting:

Bluebird…..As I read your post, I really appreciated what you have provided for me and the others considering surgery.

 

Walt ~  “Our Journey” will help to guide you over many stepping-stone on your path.  Thank you for letting us know your feelings about "Our Journey"... it is truly heartfelt!

 

Please remember to listen to your body.  Don’t fight Mr. Hang.  Get plenty of rest this week (ask for something to help if you need it… this is so important going in to surgery) 

 

We are Keeping You Close… in thoughts and prayers as you move forward.

 

“Our hands will be on your shoulders”

special words borrowed from hamala

 

In Friendship,

 

~~*~~*~~*~~~)*&^%  Group Hug %^&*(~~~*~~*~~*~~

 

From the 3 of us...

Lee, Buddy, & Murphy

 

Post edited to add Updates from Walt in title/subject

Post Edited (bluebird) : 11/10/2007 8:45:04 PM (GMT-7)


bluebird
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   Posted 10/10/2007 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   

Walt & Diane,

It's 8:30 p.m. EST and you have been on my mind all day today!!!  Please ~ stay close and know we are all here… waiting to hear from you as soon as you get settled “back home”. 

Keeping you extra close ~ sharing our strength and warmth!!!

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy


Mike A
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   Posted 10/10/2007 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Walt and Diane,
Will be thinking of you both this Friday. Just know Walt, that you and your surgeons will be in my thoughts and prayers until you check back in from the "other side."
Best,
Mike
June 2005 - Age 53 PSA 4.8 at regular physical
October 2005 - After several rounds of anti-biotics, PSA 5.2 at Urlogist
November 2005 - Biopsy negative
July 2006 - PSA 5.9 at regular Physical
October 2006 - After several more rounds of anti-biotics PSA 8.1
November 2006 - Second biopsy - Positive
December 2006 - Gleason (3+4=7), Tumor T1c, CT Scan and Bone Scan Negative
January 2, 2007 Robotic Prostatectomy, University of Rochester Medical Center - Tumor confined but larger than thought, only one nerve able to be spared. Margins clear.
February 2007 - Three to four pads a day, no erection with viagara.
March 2007 - Down to two pads a day, had first intercourse with Erecaid pump and bands, otherwise still flat tire.
April 2007 - First Post-Surgical PSA 0.02 and a great relief! Down to one pad a day. Still unable to achive erection without pump.
May, 2007 - Still one pad a day, even try a smaller pad on occasion. Slight improvement on the ED.
July, 2007 - Six Month Post-op: PSA 0.04 still Non-Detectable. One small pad/day for a few drops only! No change in ED.
October, 2007 - Nine Month Post-op: PSA back down to 0.02 Non-Detectable...Yay! Almost totally dry! Only slight improvement in ED - Will try injections if not improved by next appointment.
"If patience is a virtue, I feel like the most virtuous guy on the planet!"


Tamu
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   Posted 10/10/2007 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Walt & Diane,

As you continue your journey this week take heart in this old Irish blessing,

“May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.”

Looking forward to hearing from you on the other side.

Tamu
Diagnosed 7/6/06, 1 of 10 core samples, 40%,Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3
Da Vinci on 11/01/06, Catheter out on 11/13/06
56 Years Old
Post Op Path, Gleason 3+3, Approx. 5% of prostate involved
Prostate Confined, margins clear
Undetectable PSA on 12/18/06
No more pads as of 1/13/07
Began injections in April '07
Undetectable PSA on 6/25/07


mvesr
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   Posted 10/10/2007 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Walt and Diane. Thinking and praying for you and for your day in surgery. We all know things will go good for you. Think good thoughts and we will talk with you on the other side. Please keep in touch when you get back home.

Mika

Magaboo
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   Posted 10/10/2007 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Walt and Diane,

Thinking of you guys in this, your very difficult and scary time. You will be just fine in just a few days. Hope you'll chime in when your up to it and tell us all how easy it all went. Best wishes to both of you.
 
Magaboo

 


Born Sept., 1936
PSA 7.9
Stage T1C
Gleason's Score 3+4=7
Open RP 28 Nov 06
Dry since early Jan 07
1st PSA result on 15 March 07 = 0
2nd PSA result on 15 June 07 = 0
3rd PSA result on 12 September 07 = 0
 


IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 10/10/2007 9:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Walt and Diane,
A big pre-surgery HUG for you!

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Remembering some of your recent posts (click to read):

Ask to be moved up

What is the first day home like?

 

We know the process is a bit scary, but your friends will be here, providing our thoughts and prayers, and eagerly anticipating our welcome to you on the “other side!”

 

All the best,

 


"Idaho" ~ Barry

 

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

1st PSA 0.04 (undetectable) 9/11/2007

My web site: http://pca-info.blogspot.com


puget
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   Posted 10/10/2007 10:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Walt & Diane, I remember the last couple of days before my surgery. Worried about pain, about incontinence, about gettin back to work, and most of all about whether the surgery would remove all the PCa. I share your anxiety! It turned out that the surgery was really easy. I felt pretty good immediately after and great within a few hours -- walking and hardly any pain. Went home the next day -- and ultimately all was well. You, too, will find this part of your journey as one of the easiest. You'll do fine on Friday -- I'm sure of it! Look forward to your reports from the other side!
Puget
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 = <.01 (Hooray!!)


War-eagle
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   Posted 10/11/2007 4:16 AM (GMT -7)   

Walt & Diane,

From one Walt to another...........go get'em big guy. Hugs from the deep south. You are prepared, you are strong (all Walt's are strong), and you are ready. Use your courage and faith to push through to the other side. It WILL be a great day. My surgery day was very special, surrounded by friends, family, and the loving arms of God. Yours will be the same. You are in our prayers.

War Eagle, baby.

Walt 


Age: 54
PSA 43 7/2005
Biopsy 12/14 Gleason 7 & 9
Divinci 9/2005 - spread to bladder
HT - 10/2005 (Eligard every 6 months)
RT - 10/2005 (38 treatments)
PSA 0.12 to 1.9 2/2007
Bone Scan and CT 4/2007
Casodex 4/2007
Spread to Spine (L4 & T5), rib, and pelvis
Zometa infusions 4/2007
PSA 4.9 8/2007
PSA 4.9 9/2007
 
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"


JCL
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   Posted 10/11/2007 4:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Walt & Diane,

It will be all over before you know it. When I woke up in recovery I asked the nurse when I was going in for surgery to which she replied, "It's all over with young man, and you're going to be fine."

It's surreal how everything leading up to surgery suddenly vanishes once your back in your room after surgery. It's all an afterthought once you've reached the other side, and all your focus will now be on your recovery. You will be in my prayers this evening. Good luck, have faith and we'll all be waiting for you with a welcome hand.

Jack
Age: 49
Diagnosed: March 25, 2007
PSA: 3.0
Biopsy: Gleason 6. Five of twelve core samples positive with <5% each. No perineural invasion seen.
DaVinci Surgery: May 21, 2007 at Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida. Surgery took one hour and 45 minutes. According to my surgeon, everything went textbook and the prostate peeled away nicely.
Post-op Pathology Report: Upgraded to Gleason 7 (3+4), negative margins, negative capsular penetration, negative seminal vesicles, lymph nodes left intact, multifocal perinural invasion, 15% of prosate involving cancer in both lobes.
Continence: Out of the pads at five weeks. Still have some very minor stress incontinence at times but it's not an issue. Still Kegel every day and will continue to do so.
Erections: Yes! With the assistance of Cialis.
1st Post-op PSA: <0.1
2nd Post-op PSA: <0.1
Family history: My Father had his prostate removed at age 67 in 1997 and has had a <0.1 PSA for the past 10 years. I was diagnosed at a much earlier age and had a more agressive cancer than my father. Go figure.
 
 
 


lawink
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   Posted 10/11/2007 5:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Good thoughts, warm wishes and our prayers go out to you Walt & Diane. All this will soon be a memory and you'll be on the right side of this disease.

;o) Linda & Bob
Bob (61) - Laproscopic Prostate Removal Sept 27, 2006.
2 of 12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.
 
Pathology - cancer completely contained, even a second more aggressive, previously undetected cancer)
PSA UNDETECTABLE Nov 2006, Feb and May,2007.

Bob also has two secondary conditions -- Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platelets) and . . Myelofibrosis) -- If anyone has experience with or information on these, please email us.


James C.
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   Posted 10/11/2007 6:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Good thought, best wishes and prayer go with you and your family on your journey to the other side.  See ya there!

41diagnosed
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   Posted 10/11/2007 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck. We'll all be here when you get past the surgery and you'll be on to a new set of post-op topics. None of this is a walk in the park, but the recovery is better than the anxiety associated with anticipating the unknown. And truly the surgery is tolerable as we discussed.

Please let us know how you are doing as we all will be wishing you well.
 
42 yo.
PSA 4.65
Gleason scores from 4 pathologies of the same biopsy with 2 of 12 cores positive for cancer (if this isn't confusing to the patient...):
 
1) both cores 3+4 (Weiss Memorial)
2) one 3+4 and one 3+3 (Univ. of Chicago Hosp.)
3) both cores 3+3 (Mass General Hosp.)
4) both cores 3+4 (Northwestern Memorial Hosp.)
 
 
9/17/07 - Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy Surgery at Northwestern Memorial in Chicago by Dr. William Catalona.
 
and the winner is...post op Gleason score of 3+4.
 
Good pathology report with negative margins, no seminal vesicale involvement, no lymphatic or vascular invasion, bladder and urethral free and tumor volume was 5% of 27.3g.  Amazing how something so small can cause such problems!
 
9/27/07 - Catheter removal...let the games begin...
 
 
 
 


biker90
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   Posted 10/11/2007 9:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Walt,

You are ready! Now become a cheerleader for you surgical team. The only things you can take into the OR are your naked body and a great attitude.

See ya on the other side...

Jim
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 Tri-Mix on 8/7/07.  .02 ml and 50 mg Viagra.  It works!!!
Next PSA and T tests on 10/17/07
 
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."
 


Pete42
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   Posted 10/12/2007 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
All the best to you both,waiting for you and your report. Hope to hear from you soon. 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
First Post op PSA - Undetectable
Second Post Op PSA (8/22/07)- Undetectable
Still no luck with ED start injections 10/06/07
 


same_as_u
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   Posted 10/18/2007 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   

     Thanks to all of you for your good wishes, prayers and thoughts for me. 

 

     I am in a pretty good frame of mind with this being my sixth day after RP surgery.  The toughest part is behind me, namely making the decision for my type of treatment.  I cannot emphasize enough how much of a role this forum played in helping reach that decision and finding the fortitude to go through with it.  Bluebird and Doug were especially pillars of strength for me.

 

     On my first night home, as I selected my pajama bottoms to wear, a huge smile came over me.  I never could figure out why bluebird mentioned in their journey cutting pajamas from the waist to the thigh.  As soon as selected the short bottoms, I realized the path for the catheter tube was the reason.  Diane made the cuts the next day so that I could wear the long legged pj’s which I prefer. 

 

     My daily activities have been going ok.  I finally started regular bm’s without milk of magnesia yesterday – those 15 minute walks do wonders.  My biggest concern is leaking where the catheter tube comes out of my penis.  Strangely, this only occurs when I empty the bag or am seated doing a bm.  I figure that the leaking when I am emptying my bag is because everything is closed from the bag to the other end of the catheter; there is no air coming into the bag as the urine empties out.  I have tried emptying smaller amounts then waiting one minute and continuing until the bag is not all the way empty.  This has helped a lot.

 

     I was discharged Sunday, and my days have been walking, resting, eating and working at my computer.  After the good results of walking on Wednesday and Thursday I realized that I spent too much time at the computer on Monday and Tuesday.  Of course that is the most enjoyable; it is simply taking too much time away from the walking and rest where the benefits are.  From now on, I am trying to limit computer time to 30 minutes sandwiched between a walk and rest or two walks.

 

     Please excuse the lengthy post.  It is good to have come this far, and I truly can’t thank all of you enough.

 

Walt


Walt

 
Born 1940 - 67 yo
PSA 6.9 March '07 to 5.1 July '07
Biopsy May 2007
clinical stage T1c
Prostate size 25 by TRUS
Prostate Surgery scheduled for October 12 2007
Gleason 4+4


bluebird
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   Posted 10/19/2007 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   

tongue  Welcome Home!!!  It is so good to hear from you.   yeah  

It made our hearts smile to know that we helped make a difference in our journey.  You sound wonderful… and the activities you are doing is exactly what you need to be doing… Rest, walk, eat, computer : )  and listening to your body. You seem to be working with Mr. Hang... and this is a good thing.  I smiled when I read about the pants!! :)

 

We are so excited to be walking with you both…  and to know you’ve reached the other side is a blessing for all of us.  Thank you for staying close!!!!!!  Please ~ continue to do so. 

 

It is a journey best traveled with friends and the journey doesn’t stop after surgery. 

Remember this ~ okay!!

 

Keeping you tucked extra close during this recovery/healing time.  Take care of you and make sure Diane is taking care of herself too!!!  This is really important.

 

This “Hugs”  for you!!!  from 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 :)


myman
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   Posted 10/19/2007 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Walt,

Take it easy, keep up the walks and smell the roses! Life is good!

God Bless,
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


41diagnosed
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   Posted 10/22/2007 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Walt,

Just caught up on your posts. Call when you are feeling up to it and we can catch up. Or email me if you don't have the number still.

I had the same issues with leakage. I called my doc about them. They are typical and due to bladder spasms. If they are only occurring during BMs and changing the cath bag like me, I didn't take anything for them and they just subsided.

Probably it's happening when you change your cath bag because it may be pulling some on your bladder when you bend over if the tube is taped to your leg and gets tight when you bend. This happened to me and they told me (the nurse) that I could retape it to give the tube some more slack so it wouldn't tug.

Honestly, the air opening shouldn't effect you, but the movement can.

Glad otherwise you sound like you are doing well. Keep letting us know how your progress is going.

Doug
 
42 yo.
PSA 4.65
Gleason scores from 4 pathologies of the same biopsy with 2 of 12 cores positive for cancer (if this isn't confusing to the patient...):
 
1) both cores 3+4 (Weiss Memorial)
2) one 3+4 and one 3+3 (Univ. of Chicago Hosp.)
3) both cores 3+3 (Mass General Hosp.)
4) both cores 3+4 (Northwestern Memorial Hosp.)
 
 
9/17/07 - Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy Surgery at Northwestern Memorial in Chicago by Dr. William Catalona.
 
and the winner is...post op Gleason score of 3+4.
 
Good pathology report with negative margins, no seminal vesicale involvement, no lymphatic or vascular invasion, bladder and urethral free and tumor volume was 5% of 27.3g.  Amazing how something so small can cause such problems!
 
9/27/07 - Catheter removal...let the games begin...
 
 
 
 


spinbiscuit
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   Posted 10/22/2007 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Walt,

I hope your recovery is going smoothly, and that you will be back in fighting trim shortly. Keep up with your exercises, and don't pickup anything heavier than a 1/2 gal. of milk.

Glen
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. margins
DaVinci surgery on 02/23/06
Last PSA 08/26/07 @ 18 months "0"


IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 10/22/2007 10:49 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Walt,

Welcome home, my man!  It sounds like you're doing great! By the way, don't worry about the urinary leakage during stress or a bm... this is normal.

Also, remember no heavy lifting (over 20 lbs).   nono     Often, you'll get feeling a lot better fairly quickly and you'll have to catch yourself when wanting to lift and ask others to lift for you.

Let us know how you're doing all along.

All the best,

 


"Idaho" ~ Barry

 

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

1st PSA 0.04 (undetectable) 9/11/2007

My web site: http://pca-info.blogspot.com


bluebird
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   Posted 11/9/2007 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   

  tongue Hey ~ Walt & Diane,

 

Thinking of you and wanted you to know!

 

We’ve been traveling and are settling in for a few weeks… but we needed to let you know that our thoughts and prayers travel with us!!! 

We hope you’ve felt the love and strength we have been sending your way…

Hope things are progressing well for you both.  As time permits ~ please touch base with an update!!  Continuing to keep you close.

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy


bluebird
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   Posted 11/15/2007 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   

  tongue   Hey ~ Walt,

 

I think I'm going crazy...  I can't find your recent posting about winning your fight against your employer.  This is a very important topic...  There are others who have had to face the same battle... and it helps to know that things can go right!!! 

 

It breaks my heart to know that once diagnosed ~ we can't focus just on that!!! but have to deal with other issues.  This can only add to the stress and mental anguish.

 

Please ~ this is valuable information ~ others need to know that there can be light at the end of this long dark tunnel too!!!!  And that they are not alone in this "other" battle!!!

 

How are you both doing???  Let us know okay!   In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy


same_as_u
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   Posted 11/15/2007 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
This post is one small way that I may be able to start to pay back all of you who have helped me through this over the past eight months.

Here I am five weeks since RP surgery. One of my biggest concerns started three weeks before surgery. I did not care that my former employer discharged me one month after learning that I had cancer; it was one of the few jobs that I ever took strictly for the money, and I don’t like working that way. Three weeks prior to surgery he contested my receiving unemployment which meant in PA that I had to go through the trauma of a court hearing. For whatever reason that anticipation was very stressful for me – day and night. It occupied my thoughts continuously even to the extent of not keeping current on this forum.

Regardless of this mental stress the surgery and weeks following went so well that I could not have hoped for better results. I was always under the impression that mental stress can have dire consequences on things like surgery – happily that was definitely not the case this time. Maybe because I slept through it???

A couple more details: The company owner was described by the HR director as “Tight as paint on a car.” As I expected, at the hearing (which I postponed until two weeks after surgery) were the employer’s corporate attorney, my supervisor, my supervisor’s boss and the VP who was the son of the owner. The owner works these people frequently until 8 or 9 PM because they are salaried and therefore those are free labor hours to him. I figured these four would be at the hearing because these are still free labor hours – they just had to share one car to keep the parking rates down. By the way, I won the case. The complaints against me: I used the company phone for personal calls (including to doctors & hospitals) and I was late on a project. Amazingly only my supervisor knew the project was significantly redesigned two weeks into my working on it. The real stress to me was letting my mind wander to whatever could possibly be said – and never was. The message I am trying to convey is that if you have personal stress it is not necessarily going to affect your surgical outcome - mine didn't and most of it turned out to be imaginary.

Walt


Walt

 
Born 1940 - 67 yo
PSA 6.9 March '07 to 5.1 July '07
Biopsy May 2007
clinical stage T1c
Prostate size 25 by TRUS
Prostate Surgery scheduled for October 12 2007
Gleason 4+4

Post Edited (same_as_u) : 11/16/2007 5:57:11 AM (GMT-7)


biker90
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   Posted 11/15/2007 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Walt,

Well, you have been through a tough time and made it in good shape. Congratulations!!! Now you can concentrate on getting well. Good for you...

Jim
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 - 10/17/07 0.00. 
Started Tri-Mix on 8/7/07.  .05 ml and 50 mg Viagra.  It works!!!
Next PSA test on 1/15/08
 
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."
 

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