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  1. Thread: I Need To Vent

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    Cancer ruining my life is yet to be determined,...

    Cancer ruining my life is yet to be determined, but it certainly ruined 2019 for me. The surgery cost me a lucrative job in Jan/Feb, completely removed from my life some job training I was going to...
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    Surprisingly the URO I have depended on for my...

    Surprisingly the URO I have depended on for my treats post Dx has treated me for nothing, but it isn’t as simple as getting a URO for recommendations. You need a competent URO who is making the...
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    Underwear or sweat pants? You guys have the...

    Underwear or sweat pants? You guys have the modest treatment. They have me change into a gown naked from waste down, sit on the table covered by a sheet bare checks, the ladies lift the bottom of...
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    While you are finishing the post later, I believe...

    While you are finishing the post later, I believe the techs deal with this all the time. The techs also advised me having a full bladder would become more difficult as the treatments progressed. I...
  5. Thread: I Need To Vent

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    I don’t think it would have worked as you suggest...

    I don’t think it would have worked as you suggest if I had just called CC and said I need a surgeon - I would have been assigned any surgeon.

    I went to the head of Urology first, he then offered...
  6. Thread: I Need To Vent

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    How did I determine my surgeon at Cleveland...

    How did I determine my surgeon at Cleveland Clinic? Called a friend who was a Pharma rep who calls on Cleveland doctors. He called his connections who were cancer Pharma reps, they used their...
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    Have a large bladder. I start drinking water 2.5...

    Have a large bladder. I start drinking water 2.5 hours before the appointment. Drink 32 ounces about 40 minutes before getting zapped.
  8. Thread: PSA Results

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    I 1. Post surgery age 61. 2. Really not...

    I

    1. Post surgery age 61.
    2. Really not wanting to die of prostate cancer.
    3. Gleason 8 with some other nasty features.
    4. Decipher high risk with 38% chance of metastasis in 5 years.
    5....
  9. Thread: I Need To Vent

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    There are several different issues in action at...

    There are several different issues in action at one time. I am addressing insurance.

    My under age 65 insurance is provided by my pension. As insurance goes, it is neither a plush or bare bones...
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    T Minus 10 and Counting

    Another double ART treatment day today leaves me 9 treatments to completion with a completion date of 9/26. :grin: I hear I get a T-shirt at the end. After having to drink 70oz of water before each...
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    My opinion, your husband appears curable now. Do...

    My opinion, your husband appears curable now. Do lose that opportunity.
  12. Thread: PSA Results

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    >30 days into ART. The RO could care less about...

    >30 days into ART. The RO could care less about PSA. The MO ordered the PSA with a blood panel. Didn’t ask why, but suppose if I were the androgen block aid wasn’t working I could have a rising...
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    Your husband had surgery 6 months ago The folks...

    Your husband had surgery 6 months ago The folks at Cleveland Clinic say it can take 6 up to 24 months, You might want to go to Cleveland or another hospital that has a specialized rehabilitation...
  14. Thread: PSA Results

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    Make today a twofer for

    Make today a twofer for <.02. Got results from yesterday’s lab <.02.
  15. Thread: Huh?

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    I have a Urologist I trust, but no reason to see...

    I have a Urologist I trust, but no reason to see him. Locally I am using an MO for ADT. I figure if this all turns to crap I need an MO I can trust.
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    I don’t believe LVI is LNI. Could you post a...

    I don’t believe LVI is LNI. Could you post a link for the Dalela nomogram?
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    If I am diagnosed with Stage 4 I am not...

    If I am diagnosed with Stage 4 I am not celebrating anything.

    I am quite surprised that the machine manufactures do not have techs who can fix the machines 24/7.
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    My techs tell me 70% of the simulation value is...

    My techs tell me 70% of the simulation value is the minimum, but they want full because really bad diarrhea occcurs when you are not. Treatment #26 today for me.
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    The 4+3, +ECE and +SM suggests he will probably...

    The 4+3, +ECE and +SM suggests he will probably need SRT at some point, but keep your fingers crossed.
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    70% at 5 years with the value decreasing after 5...

    70% at 5 years with the value decreasing after 5 years is what my RO gave me.

    Radiation field is involving most of the pelvic bone and LNs.
  21. Thread: My RALP Journey

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    I did the same and cleaned the bag while in the...

    I did the same and cleaned the bag while in the shower.
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    Wow, great reason not to use Quest. The only...

    Wow, great reason not to use Quest. The only labs I have used is a local one catering to a local hospital and Cleveland Clinic, both have lab results same day.
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    You will not get results with that method. Get...

    You will not get results with that method. Get in the car and drive to the office.
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    My results at 1 and 2 months were easy. Took...

    My results at 1 and 2 months were easy. Took blood at noon, had the result on my chart by 5.

    I tell all my doctors I want the results of all labs posted immediately.
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    This link has my thoughts expressed rather well...

    This link has my thoughts expressed rather well on the insensitive side. Lot of sick folks around there struggling for another few months and a lot of folks ring the bell who will find themselves...
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