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    Hi AceVA! How is your husband doing today vs the immediate post OP period? Hoping he is feeling much better and he is on the track to recovery.

    Interestingly, I awoke from RP in a hospital bed being pushed out of the OR suite. They took me directly to my hospital room and completely bypassed the Recovery Room. Guessing that the recovery room must have been full also. I can't imagine being put on a stretcher for 7 hours!

    Send an update soon!

    MF
    Last edited by Michael F; 07-22-2019 at 11:49 AM.

  2. #12
    Sorry to hear what you went through, but those kinds of things can happen in any busy hospital, so try to take it stride. Sometimes the previous operations take longer than they had hoped, sometimes someone gets wheeled on in with an arrow piercing their bladder and they take the room they had penciled in for your husband. Cleveland Clinic is top flight institution with great doctors, but its also a city hospital that a lot of locals use for emergencies and primary care too.

    That kind of thing does happen , the pierced bladder was the excuse my doctor had for being late for one of my biopsies.
    Nov 2013 PSA 4.2 Biopsy Jan 2014- 1 core positive, 20% Gleason 6, doctor highly reco'ed robotic RP - 2nd opinion at UPMC April 2014, put on active surveillance. 2nd biopsy Feb 2015, results negative. PSA test Feb 2016, 3.5. 3rd Biopsy Feb 2016. 3 positive cores less than 5%, Gleason 6. Octotype DX done April 2016, GPS Score of 24--rated "Low risk". PSA test 8/2016, 3.2. PSA test 1/2018 2.2 (after 7 months of proscar) PSA test 7/2018 2.3, PSA test 7/2019 2.0


    DOB 1956, in Pittsburgh, USA

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    I gotta believe the anxiety of prostate surgery on family members can, at times, fray patience and tolerance, especially to spouses who are powerless to really help. I sense it from many posts.

    The good news is, it will all pass!
    72...LUTS for the past 7 years
    TURP 2/16,
    G3+4 discovered
    3T MRI 5/16
    MRI fusion guided biopsy 6/16
    14 cores; four G 3+3, one G3+4,
    CIPRO antibiotic = C. Diff infection 7/16
    Cured with Vanco for 14 days
    Second 3T MRI 1/17
    Worsened bulging of posterior capsule
    Oncotype DX GPS 3/17, LFP risk 63%, Likelihood of Low
    Grade Disease 81%, Likelihood of Organ Confined 80%
    RALP 7/13/17 Dr. Gonzaglo @ Univ of Miami
    G3+4 Confirmed, Organ confined
    pT2 pNO pMn/a Grade Group 2
    PSA 0.32 to .54 over 3 months
    DCFPyl PET & ercMRI Scans - 11/17
    A one inch tumor still in prostate bed = failed surgery
    All met scans clear
    SRT, 2ADT, IMGT 70.2 Gys @1.8 per, completed 5/18
    Radiation Procitis, and Ulcerative Colitis flaired after 20 years
    PSA <.006 9/18, .054 11/18, .070 12/18, .067 2/19, .078 5/19, .074 7/19
    We'll see....what is not known dwarfs what is thought to be fact

 

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