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RRMCJIM
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I found out last night I have PC. I am 54, never been sick,was a weight lifter,natural, no steroids, my PSA was 4.52. My biopsy showed one sample of twelve taken to be 25% involved. All the others were normal. Gleason is 3+3=6. Dr recommends robotics,I have Kaiser. They can send my for surgery in 5-6 weeks. All to fast. The mechanic in me wants it out, fix it and move on. My wife is my strength, after a life time together, she has no second thoughts, get it out. Me, I am reading everything I can. Just (scared) nervous.

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Olee
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Good to see you guys home and on the road to recovery. Just remember, patience and follow Dr's orders. Whatever you do, don't lift anything of any weight. Again good to see you guys home and recovering, Happy Memorial Day.

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RRMCJIM
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Hi all, yes it is good to be home. Glad to see you figured out something easier for you George, the glo-lightly bucket huh...lol... Thanks for the well wishes. Nice ride by the way,(in the pic, George) don't know if I am walking as much as you , just laps around the house, Olee, Happy Memorial Day to you and yours also, and I am following Dr's orders. Not eating much yet tho, just not that hungry, Still getting rid of the gas, I would of thought that by now it would be gone, my poor wife...I am still trying to find a comfortable way to be mobil with the cath...oh well, it's only a week, 10 days, then it will be out.
Jim

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gkoper
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Thanks Olee&Jim. Don't know your girl's m/o...but mine has me on a short leash. Probably best since I go full tilt boogy most of the time. And Jim; saw somewhere you are a Harley guy? I rode a sportster back in the Easy Rider days of the late 60s early 70s. Then a couple of years ago my buddy loaned me one of his Harley's & we did a couple of charity runs. Approx. 700 bikes in each. Caught the bug again & almost bought a v-rod. But a sweet little 33 Ford Vicky showed up at the Don Garlits museum in Ocala,Fl. & I made the builder an offer he couldn't refuse. Men & toys.
Cheers,
George

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RRMCJIM
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Mine also George, She has been wanting to wait on me hand and foot...gotta love the women in our lives, all of us, she helped me into the shower today then gave me a shave... ahhhh clean once again..lol...Yes on the harley.... been riding all my life. Not only that but I have worked for Harley Davidson for 37 years now. The 33 Vicky is a sweet little number. Congrats..
Jim

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ismetals
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Sounds like the two of you are on the way to a full recovery. The both of you show a tremendous sense of optimism. Good luck and keep us posted. My deighbor is still guite wet though. he's a week out of the catheter and still showing only slight improvement. All i can do is keep him optimistic and excercising. Good luck

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kreinholt
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Jim and George, Glad to see both of you on the road to recovery. The catheter was the worst. Counted down the days till I got it out. As for my support, my wife is a RN so she instinctively wanted to take care of me, but God bless her and as much as I love the attention, I've never been much of a dependant, so she understood and encouraged me when I wanted to flex my independance and do things on my own. But she kept a close eye on me to make sure that I wasn't overdoing it. Take it easy for now and you'll be back up in no time. Please keep us posted.

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gkoper
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Thanks Ismedals....looks like you got a big one on the line in your picture. Where was it taken?
George

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lwagner
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Well fellows it sounds like you are about ready to get out of the house so a loose pair of bib overalls will make manageing the catheter a lot easier. It worked for me.

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RRMCJIM
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Well I'm not sure what that would look like....temp here the last few days was almost 100 degrees, I can hear the wife now...lol.. I have been staying close to home, walking laps around the house. I will get the cath out Mon 10 am appt...4 more days... not taking much as far as pain meds now, about 2 or 3 tylenol per day. Discomfort is very minimal. George I hope you have that cough under control.....I want to thank everyone for all the support these past few months
Jim

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gkoper
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Things are looking good so far...tomorrow I go in for a cystogram to check for leaks...no leaks,cath comes off. Have not needed any pain meds except for 2 percocets in the hospital overnighter. Took my last antibiotic today. I must say that my cold was the worst thing about the surgery. The side effects remain to be seen. All in all, the wine tastes very good tonight.
Cheers,
George

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RRMCJIM
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LMAO Sure rub in the fact that your cath is coming out after only 7 days, while I have to suffer 4 more days...Just kidding, good for you, I am glad to hear that all is going so good for you also. I start my antibiotic after cath removal, they did give some in the IV tho. That and something in a needle.. wow, sooo nice... lol
Jim

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gkoper
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yES i PASSED THE LEAK TEST. Then my doc removed my cath & said all cancer was contained. Will get psa test in a month. Good thing I had a depend because I did not have much bladder control after cath removal. That should quickly get better. Hang in there Jim, Monday will be a good day for you. :)
George

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RRMCJIM
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Dr just called, pathology report was in, cancer was capsule contained, all margins were clear, no sign of cancer... whew......I love good news...as hard of a decision as it was to have treatment, I know for me that I made the right one. Life is looking good
Jim

whubbs
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Great to hear Jim!
Hope your doing well, keep up the positive attitude!
Same result here, doing well.
Take care
Wayne

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gkoper
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You get that cath off Jim???
George

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RRMCJIM
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Sure did George... ahhhhhhhhhhh... I have been posting under ismetals new thread "new post op class",... he was thinking this thread was getting long... How have you been doing? I actually have alot of control over the incontinence. I went thru 3 pads fairly fast, every 2 hours it seemed. Then it got to where I could hold most of it until I could get to the b-room. I have antibiotics to take for 3 days, then a check up in 4 weeks. It was liberation day to say the least. The last 3 days were the hardest.
Jim

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Its great news to see your doing so well Jim.I hope you continue to progress.I meet with surgeon on friday,and get my results from my scans.So Ill feel awhole lot better,or a whole lot worse after that. I told my wife last night,I never thought I would see the day when I would be happy to say its just cancer in the prostate.Thanks for all your words of encouragement.Once again glad to see your doing well Bob

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