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    Last day of treatment

    My brother, 64, had his last day of radiation treatment for throat cancer yesterday. It has been tough watching him go through 7 weeks of hell. He has lost 70 pounds and is on Oxi and fentinyl patch...
  2. Moe, Sorry you might be joining our club!...

    Moe,

    Sorry you might be joining our club! Seems like you are on top of your situation.

    I too was 63 when my 3rd biopsy found cancer. I choose daVinci surgery and just had my 5 year PSA showing...
  3. Thread: 2 days post op

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    I had my catheter in for 12 days and it is by far...

    I had my catheter in for 12 days and it is by far the worst part of the healing process.
    Someone on the site recommended asking for a prescription for a numbing cream to use on the tip of the penis...
  4. Welcome and sorry you had to join the club! ...

    Welcome and sorry you had to join the club!

    IMHO you are correct in choosing surgery. Hopefully it was found early enough a surgery will, like myself, leave you cancer free.

    I too found it...
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    Thanks! The advice one gets here is immense! I...

    Thanks!
    The advice one gets here is immense!
    I am familiar with the Muralax trick as I used that advice to keep from straining after prostate surgery!
    I will definitely check back as he moves...
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    Thanks Indylou and Floridian for the replies! ...

    Thanks Indylou and Floridian for the replies! Indylou, like myself you have been around the park back in 2013! He is getting fitted for his mask today and starts chemo on the 16th with radiation...
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    Get as much sympathy sex as you can for the next...

    Get as much sympathy sex as you can for the next week! LOL

    Seriously, for many of us, after recovery, it is just like it never happened.

    If you haven't already, read through the many threads to...
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    Thanks for the update. I am almost 5 years post...

    Thanks for the update. I am almost 5 years post surgery and cancer free.
    My early recovery very much mirrored yours.
    After 5 years, I still get a urine spot smaller than a dime when active. If I...
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    Brother diagnosed with throat cancer

    Hello all,

    Prostate cancer survivor here whose brother was just diagnosed with throat cancer with extension to lymph nodes on both sides of his neck.

    He starts chemo and radiation 5 days a week...
  10. Thread: New to the club

    by Flkjr
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    Yes, you came to a great place for advice. I...

    Yes, you came to a great place for advice.
    I would also add that the biopsy results are not written in stone and there is always the possibility that a higher Gleason score cancer exists in your...
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    How old is your father? Treatment options differ...

    How old is your father? Treatment options differ depending on his age.

    I was also Gleason 7 diagnosed at 63 yrs old and I determined surgery was my best option.

    I just had my 5 year anniversary...
  12. Thread: Checking In

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    Checking In

    Hi All,
    Nice to see Highlander still monitoring the Forum. Keep up the great work you do.
    Coming up on my 4 year anniversary of DaVinci surgery on July 17th. Haven't posted in quite some time but...
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    Checking In at 3yr anniversary

    Just passed the 3 yr anniversary of my DaVinci surgery.
    Figured I would let those new to the game know that things are still A-OK after 3 years.
    Incontinence is not an issue and there doesn't seem...
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    Glad to hear you are home and on the other side...

    Glad to hear you are home and on the other side and doing well!
    Hope the pathology report is good and you get to join and become a lifetime member of the Zero Club!

    Fran
  15. Thread: 3 Days To Go

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    Good one, MF! I might not ever use positive in a...

    Good one, MF! I might not ever use positive in a sentence again! LOL
    But seriously, I have always considered a positive attitude a major factor in how we all recover from any adversity. Always...
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    Welcome to the other side. Like Oshguy said, you...

    Welcome to the other side. Like Oshguy said, you have already made it through the toughest part, surgery then the catheter. Now it's just being patient and giving the healing process time. Your brain...
  17. Thread: 3 Days To Go

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    Good luck, Steve! You'll be back in RI...

    Good luck, Steve!
    You'll be back in RI convalescing before you know it.
    Here's hoping your trip to the other side is uneventful !
    Let us know when you land.
    No matter what, stay positive!

    Fran
  18. Welcome! Catheter removal is a piece of cake...

    Welcome!
    Catheter removal is a piece of cake and if you are like most of us, you can't wait to get rid of it. I was lucky enough to have it in for 12 days! Bring a large pad or briefs to wear home...
  19. I was 62 1/2 when my G7 cancer was found. I only...

    I was 62 1/2 when my G7 cancer was found. I only had 2 of 14 cores cancerous and on one side but I opted for daVinci surgery and now, 2 1/2 years later, it's almost like it never happened. Final...
  20. Thread: Kegel Question

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    It would seem to me that standing would be far...

    It would seem to me that standing would be far more beneficial for doing Kegel exercises as this is the position that you need the most help. Sitting and lying down, in my experience, are less...
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    Sky, Took me almost a year to the day to throw...

    Sky,
    Took me almost a year to the day to throw out the pads and be leak free so give it time. You had some major plumbing reconstruction. ED can take that and longer, and that's if you had no issues...
  22. Steve, Good luck on Dec 9 with your surgery....

    Steve,
    Good luck on Dec 9 with your surgery.
    Stay positive...everyone is different.
    Look forward to being cancer free after surgery.
    I am two and a half years post surgery and it's like it never...
  23. Thread: Trimix update

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    Ray, My Edex prescription has been covered so...

    Ray,
    My Edex prescription has been covered so far but in a notice just recently, my insurance company has decided Muse is the new covered substitute.
    I am going to look at my options and look at...
  24. Welcome to the forum, Michael. Sorry you need to...

    Welcome to the forum, Michael. Sorry you need to be here but this is a great place for support and information.
    You are getting great support from some long time , knowledgable contributors.
    I am...
  25. Thread: Trimix update

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    Glad to hear you are having success with your ED....

    Glad to hear you are having success with your ED.
    I finally insisted my URO prescribe injection therapy for me and I am glad I did. I have been using Edex which is a one drug injection and it works...
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