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Nerve Sparing RC Surgery?? Peter K.?

11 years 6 months ago #14972 by mikeg
I had nerve sparing surgery in the US on 11/4/07. I do have a response, and did 2-3 months post op, but the result is only about 70-80% of what I was before, even with pills. It's better than nothing! My doc wants me to try out the shot, but I have to get talked into it. He says use it or lose it.

It certainly is a big worry...among many others! :)

Mike

Michael
Age 58
Stage T2-T3, muscle invasive
Married to Eileen
2 sons, ages 20 and 23

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11 years 6 months ago #14869 by PeterK
Dan,

At least you got a good chance since your surgeon did the procedure. I hope every thing else was OK (cancer localized in the bladder). Looking forward to seeing you in the remake of Deep Throat.

Regards,

Peter Konomos

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11 years 6 months ago #14866 by Dan366
Hi Peter,

I just had my surgery two weeks ago (still have catheter), and I've heard that it can take weeks or months. No signs of life yet!

Dan

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11 years 6 months ago #14858 by Zachary

...I was scared shitless at the time and getting a hard on was the least of my worries....


Believe me, friend, I know exactly how you felt...

By the way, that ankle-nerve transplant was totally new information to me. Thanks.

"Standing on my Head"---my chemo journal
T3a Grade 4 N+M0
RC at USC/Norris June 23, 2006 by Dr. John Stein

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11 years 6 months ago #14856 by PeterK
Dan,

Was your nerve sparing procedure successful or is it too early to tell? Let me know at your convenience.

I got the nerve sparing/transplant information from the Baylor College of Medicine, The Scott Department of Urology web-site (www.bcm.edu/urology). The site indicated that the nerve couldn't be spared but a nerve graft can be performed, which is harvested from the sural nerve on the outside of the ankle, to bridge the gap between the cut ends. You may want to look up the site and get a detailed description of the procedure.

Regards,

Peter Konomos

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11 years 6 months ago #14855 by Patricia
also..........http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B7XMT-4HK0FR2-4&_user=10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=6df915fde0e785f7ae82f585103433f0
Pat

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