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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 293
   Posted 10/15/2007 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Just a short update, First, our Golden had 13 puppies yesterday, and all have been sold by our breeder! eight boys and five girls. My wife Alma is worn out! Woke up this morning with an allergic reation, most likely to the antibiotic I'm on, they are changing me to Cipro, and had me take two benedril, hope it kicks in soon, by back is really covered in welps! Otherwise, had a nice shower yesterday, climbed up the stairs at least 15 times (the stool softner works too well), walked outside a few times, and enjoyed the idea of just still being here! See Doc tomorrow, and I think Mr. Hang will be removed.
PSA June 10.0
Di Vinci 10/09/07, 4 hours

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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 237
   Posted 10/15/2007 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Great to hear from you , beachbum. Sounds like the surgery went well and that you're on the road back! As others will also tell you, don't be fooled by how good you feel after the first couple of weeks. Your body's taken a beating, even if you just have 5 little scars across your belly. Get lots of rest!
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!!)

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 10/15/2007 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   
i bet you were given Bactrim. Many people, including myself are allergic to Sulfa drugs like Bactrim.

Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology was poor: Gleason 4+3=7, 4 positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
My PSA did drop out after surgery to undetectable.  It has not returned and I will continue HT until January '08.
My Life is supported very well by family and friends like you all.

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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 10/15/2007 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Beachbum. Glad to hear you are doing well. Don't overdo it. You will feel so good and it is easy to do. Take care of yourself and let us know about your progress.


Cedar Chopper
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 432
   Posted 10/16/2007 5:34 AM (GMT -6)   

Do keep a close watch on your reactions to any anti-biotic...

I must confess, I opened your thread looking for a question about raising bees and the "golden throng."  I was once a beekeeper for seven hives.  When your head is deep inside a hive while puffing smoke in the door, the 60,000 bees work to gether to move the smoke out of the hive - and vibrate your entire face!

Here's hoping that soon the only scratching you do will be behind the ears of your retriever!
(13 puppies on 8 teats?!!  I'm sure your Golden appreciated Alma's traffic control!)


2 Years of PSA between 4 and 5.5  + Biopsy 23DEC06 
Only 5 percent cancer in one of 8 samples.  +  Gleeson 3+3=6
Radical Prostatectomy 16FEB07 at age 54.
1+" tumor - touching inside edge of gland.  + Confined:)
Pad Free @ 14 weeks.  Six Month PSA <.003  :)
At 6 months, ED treated with Pump Exercises & 50mg Viagra Daily
Texas Hill Country FRESH Produce Department Manager
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