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Three weeks ago I started to get pain in between my legs in the groin area, it did not go away, had an appointment any way with the urologist due to the farce in October/November. I have had prostatitis before and had an enlarged prostate that was shaved down in November. I figured it was just another round of prostatitis (infection) doctor did a urine sample test and said that no infection was found, not all prostatitis is because of infection. He did the finger test on me and said I had a "bump" om my prostate and set me up for a needle biopsy in three weeks with the results in May. I went to him a few days later as I was not getting any better, he prescribed an antibiotic and said that there was a mistake that I did have an infection but because of the bump he wanted a biopsy as it could be cancer. I have had larynx cancer, lung cancer and am doing fine except for the prostate, when will it ever end. I called my oncologist in Hershey Medical Center to see if he could get me in to get a second opinion from the Penn State urologist, he worked his magic and I go this Friday. Prostate biopsoes are the worst kind, you bleed forever, and I have to stop my plavix and aspirin 14 days in advance, no garlic also !!!. So here we go again, prayers needed one more time. Denis

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Denis,

 

Oregon prayers are raining down on you.

 

Matt

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 Thanks CivilMatt, My dad died of prostate cancer and my brother had it seven years ago.

 

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Denis,

 

My Dad and brother are both survivors.

 

You will survive too.

 

Matt

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For some reason this thread is not showing when I log in, CivilMatt, I think it will be okay too Matt, it feels like, seems like and talks like prostatitis.

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denis, i'm sorry you are back on the merrygoround.  i'm sending prayers your way for a great outcome.

God bless,

debbiejeanne

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Denis,

Here's to everything turning out fine. Positive thoughts and prayers....

"T"

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Double click syndrome. Caused by extreme computer interaction and/or muscle spasm in the right pointer finger.....

And another chance to send good vibrations....

"T"

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We are not even going to go there with the prostate cancer thoughts. Only sending warm hugs, and good thoughts, and good vibes your way.

Luv,

Wolfen

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and prayers your way Denis.  Going to hold on to the thought...."it ain't cancer till somebody in the know says so".....you hold on to that, too!!

p

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Denis,

Definitely sending prayers your way. We have the best of thoughts for a uneventful biopsy and reading.

Kari

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Prayers that it isn't but optomism if it is. My husband had robotic surgery, religiously did the exercises post surgery and is 100%. Tx has come a long way.  

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You got mine buddy...

JG

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Send**** those prayers for negative results.

 

Debbie

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Sending all the good mojo I've got.

Deb

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You know what it really is?  You just can't stay away from us here in the CSN board because you like us!! :)  jk   (hope the humor is okay)

Now on a more serious note, I said a prayer right before I hit submit.  AND you are still on my daily task prayer list my friend (seriously, nobody comes off unles they ask or they get advance notice).....

Keep us posted!!

 

Tim

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Prayers a good mojo on the way. You are one tough man, you will persevere.

Mike

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Prayers are being sent to you. I hope it's just the infection. Take care buddy!

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Thank you all, I know this is not the proste cancer board but I don't want to go there, would rather stay with the H&N family. Go this coming Friday for another opinion at Penn State Hershey Med Center. I do believe it will be prostatitis, and I really want to avoid a biopsy if I can.

 

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your in my prayers

 

john 

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Just got back in town and read this thread.  Crap, man, you and I just keep getting the curveballs to hit, it seems sometimes.  OTOH, I think its about been covered in this thread. You have every reason to expect infection.  You have the history for it, and it HURTS.  Prostate cancer isn't painful.  Keep your chin up, man.   I'm on plavix and aspirin, too, as a result of this dang occular stroke I had a few weeks ago.  I get a lot of questions about whether my wife is beating me, I bruise so much.  So a break has a few positives to offer as well.  You know how to handle this.  Just keep putting one foot in front of the  other.  You'll be fine.

 

Pat

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Denis

sending prayers your way buddy....and good vibes.

I wish you the best....you've had enough bad stuff happen already.

 

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Hey Denis,

Wow, you've been through too much.  I'm keeping you tucked in my pocket for good results.  I was wondering why no garlic...my Dad uses it every day.  Does this mess with bleeding issues ?  Sending positives Denis !   Katie

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HI Pat, sorry to hear about the occular stroke. You are right, you and I and get the curveballs. I had a pet scan in September of 2011 that was clear and a couple of scans since then that showed nothing in the groin area. Also the urologist did a prostate shave down in November 2012, my pcp said he would have sent the shavings to pathology, don't know if he did or not and I do understand that you have to get the spot to find the cancer but??? I will do whatever it takes I have dreams of playing in an old guys rock band again, the voice seems okay. I am not sure about the garlic Katie, the sheet says stop garlic, garlic oil, fish oil, cod liver oil, multivitamins, and all over the counter medications 14 days before the biopsy, how am I going to survive for two weeks without cod liver oil????? The bruising sucks Pat, I am on plavix and aspirin and if I am out on a windy day the wind could bruise my arms, sometimes I wake up in the morning and have a new bruise on my hand or arm with no clue how it happened. Will keep you all informed as to the second opinion outcome this Friday

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 Was at Penn State Hershey Urology Dep[artment today, Doctor looked over the paperwork I took with me from the urologist here in York. He confirmed that I had prostatitis. I got a real finger in the butt going over, he said he felt the small nodule on my prostate and was not very concerned about it. He said I should have a biopsy because of my family history of prostate cancer, both dad and brother had it. He also said that we could just monitor it, I said no lets do the biopsy. They have much more advanced equipment than in a doctor's office, I don't have to jumpo through hoops prior to the procedure. He scheduled the biopsy for May 20 about seven weeks from now, I asked why so long and was told that nothing would change in that period. So feel a lot better and am very glad I went to hershey Medical Center, I also enjoy the pervasive smell of chocolate in the town.

 

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Denis,

That's encouraging news to say the least. I definitely understand the precautions you and your doctor are taking as well. Keeping positive thoughts and prayers coming that it al checks out...

"T"

 

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Hope it turns out to be a false alarm. Some non-cancer thing. That Prostate is a real pain for all of us men. Mine just gives me the "normal male headaches": getting up in the middle of the night. A good knowledge of the location of all rest rooms in the city. But I won't complain. Not with what you're going thru. Rick.

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So reading your last post that sounds to me like good news ....of course the biopsy will confirm and you are still on the daily prayer list ...

 

....now if I may.  Reading about prostrates, finger exams and then your statement about the chocolate smell...I don't know...but there is a joke in there somewhere and I'm just too tired to figure it out Sealed

 

Best,

Tim

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So reading your last post that sounds to me like good news ....of course the biopsy will confirm and you are still on the daily prayer list ...

 

....now if I may.  Reading about prostrates, finger exams and then your statement about the chocolate smell...I don't know...but there is a joke in there somewhere and I'm just too tired to figure it out Sealed

 

Best,

Tim

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Holding good thoughts and prayers.

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I am sending many prayers your way.

 

Kathy

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for asking for the biopsy,I pray it's nothing ~~`

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