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JCL
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 242
   Posted 10/17/2007 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Just wondering about a question I forgot to ask my surgeon on my last visit. How long after daVinci surgery does it take for everything inside to completely heal? I have heard everything from six months to one full year.
 
Thanks, brothers.
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.
 
 
 


Tamu
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 626
   Posted 10/17/2007 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
In my case I felt that everything had healed after five months. That is when the perineum aching I had occasionally stopped completely. At six weeks post op I was given the clearance to do whatever I wanted to do physically.

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


Swimom
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1732
   Posted 10/17/2007 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   
JCL,

Everyone has their own rate. As for myself, it took a month before I felt amost back to normal (ED excepted).The surgeon says 6 weeks. open abdominal surgery is twice that!
Addng a vitiman B50 and a 1000mcg of vitiman B12 (for those not on blood thinners) helped the healing process a lot. Vick had me taking it for about 3 months. I have to admit, I stopped for a week about a month post op and got tired easily. Needed to go back to the vitamins for a couple of weeks.

Paul
 


norskie
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 10/18/2007 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
My doctor told me the same thing somewhere in the 6 to 12 months to be fully back, I would say at about 3 1/2 to 4 months is where I really felt as if I had come back pretty close to normal but even today and 9 months post surgery I can still have a little pain pop or problem pop up but it's pretty rare anymore. Good luck

norskie
norskie
Age 49, PSA 6.22 on 9-26-06
Biopsy 11-01-06, 2 of 13 cores 10% cancer, 2 other cores abnormal Up-dated 20% prostate cancerous
Gleason score 3+3=6 After Pathology report 3+4=7 some agressive 5 cells found
Da Vinci surgery 01-09-07 UW Madison
Pathology Report- cancer 100 % capsual contained 1-18-07
Catheter removed 1-18-07 suffered bladder spasms Catheter reattached 1-18-07
Catheter removed 2nd time 1-24-07
1st Post PSA Blood Test 3-22-07 <.1 Undetectable
2nd Post PSA Blood Test 7/5/07 <.1 Undetectable
3nd Post PSA Blood Test Scheduled for 11/12/07
Incontenence-Pad free since end of May 07 4 1/2 months post surgery 
ED back to 95% prior to surgery - no medication required.

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