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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 10/24/2007 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
In my previous post I mentioned the High PSA in a short time.  I posted a message on Webmd to their Uro.  He replied that it was very normal for the PSA levels to rise that high for 8 to 12 weeks after biopsy and not to worry. A sigh of relief for my wife and I. I hope that can be of help to anyone out there with the same experience.  I am now looking for a Uro that does RRP in my area and plan for surgery in the near future. I have to add that this site has provided me with invaluable information.  Reading other peoples experiences has prepared me for my journey.  I am not fearful anymore.  I am looking to the future to be able to share my experience and hopefully be of help to those just beginning their journey. 

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 10/24/2007 10:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Is that the question you had....the sudden rise was right after a biopsy??? Sheesh, us all silly then. Sorry about the lack of understanding your question Bootheel. Next time I read more carefully. Glad ya got all squared away.
Now for the rest. Good luck and stay close.


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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 10/25/2007 4:56 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Bootheel!

I noticed you live in New Mexico and are looking for a good Doc. My husband used Dr. Lackner in Albuquerque. (505) 242-3991. I am really impressed with him. When Rick had is surgery Doctor Lackner came to check on him @ 6:00Am like most every other doctor but he also came back every afternoon just to look in on him. (not like most docs) This doc also gave us his cell phone number so we can call him any time and his attitude is really good. Rick had regained his uniary control at 4 months post op and his recovery from the surgery went well. Rick's sister was DX with kidney cancer 3 days after Rick was DX with prostate cancer. Her Doctor at Lovelace was going to remove the kidney by doing a full cut across her belly and another cut up & down her belly. He said it would take at least a year to heal and she would be in the hosp. at least 2 weeks. I didn't feel comfortable with that Doc and asked Doctor Lackner to take a look at her and he ended up preforming the surgery Laporscopically (sp) and she was home 2 days after the surgery and is now fully recovered and you would never know this 71 year old lady just had major surgery this recently. I have had problems with kidney stones for the past 20 years and have had them blasted a number of times by other Doctors. I just finished another bout wit them and this time Dr. Lackner says we are going to get to the bottom of why I keep producing them and fix the problem. Our daughter had a kidney stone and went to the emergency room downtown Albuq. (Pres) she had to wait 14 hours to be seen. Dr. Lackner gave me his cell phone number and said if I get a kidney stone attack I could call him and he will have me admitted to the hosp. without the long wait.

Good luck with who ever you use as a doc. but I wanted to share our experiance with you and say we would highly reccomend Dr. Lackner.


Rick & Diana
6-30-06  PSA 2.54
1-22-07  PSA 4.98
1-26-07  PSA 5.09
Diag: 2-14-07 Gleason 8 Stage T1c PSA 5.09
Bone Scan 3-1-07 Clear
3-6-07 Triple Spinal Fusion (due to old back injury)
Radical retropubic surgery 4-2-07  Post surgery Gleason 9 Stage T3a Positive margins
4-29-07 PSA 0.2
6-9-07   PSA 0.2
7-6-07   PSA 0.3
8-1-07   CT Scan & Chest X-Ray   Clean
 9-26-2007 PSA 0.7

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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 300
   Posted 10/25/2007 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for the Info Diana,

We are about 325 mi. from ALB in the SW part of the state, However the drive would be worth it. My current Uro does not do RRP so I will be looking for one who does.  There are some good surgeons in Tucson (150 Mi. West).  I don't know if our insurance will cover out of the State. If not I will be going to ALB. Good luck with your husbands recovery and thanks again for the referral.



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