Catheter out tomorrow

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   Posted 12/11/2007 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Finally, the day I have been longing for is upon me.  I've noticed over the last couple of days I've got slightly more uncomfortable each day with a feeling almost like the urge to urinate.  Since I have the catheter that makes no sense yet its grown more irritating each day.
I'm scheduled to have a Cystogram then on to the urologist.   I sure hope everything goes as planned because I am psyched to have the catheter removed and will be disappointed if that doesn't happen.  I'll get the results of the pathology report tomorrow also.  Funny I've barely given the pathology report any thought although in the scheme of things its much more important.
Is the Cystogram needed to make sure my bladder is functioning properly?  Wish me luck.

Diagnosed 9/07
Gleason 6  3+3
First PSA 4.1
2nd PSA 3.6
stage T1C
age 46
daVinci performed 11/28/07
@ Univ of Ala Bham (UAB)

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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 114
   Posted 12/11/2007 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck my friend, and yes they do the procedure to make sure the sutures have healed.

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
ED- start injections 10/06/07
3rd Post op PSA 11/7 - Undetectable

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 12/11/2007 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   

Good luck tomorrow and it will be over before you know it. May your patholgy report be clean as well.

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 11-12-07 .2 monitoring
Next Poat PSA Blood Test Scheduled for 1-17-08
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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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 818
   Posted 12/11/2007 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello RTR,

Good luck tomorrow on both the path report and the catheter removal. Don't over do the celebrations.

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"

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 242
   Posted 12/11/2007 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck tomorrow RTR.
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.

Tim G
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   Posted 12/11/2007 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hope all goes well for you with your catheter removal, as doubtless it will. Then on to the next stage of healing and recovery.

Do you know what the definition of 'catheterize' is for the non-medical person? Catheterize--To make eye contact with

Age 59 PSA 2.6 (Quadrupled in one year) Gleason 5
Bilateral nerve-sparing RRP 6/21/06
Cancer confined to prostate, post-op PSA's non-detectable

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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 12/11/2007 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck tomorrow. Just think, that thing will be gone!!!!!!!
Take care

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