Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 11/4/2009 10:20:36 AM (GMT-7)
Tony is right. We all worry about drinking too much liquid. You need it to get the insides working again. On my first evening in the hospital and on my first lap around the old ward, I went past the break room for the nurses and smelled the wonderful smell of fresh coffee. It smelled so good. Later when my Dr. came by to check on me I told him it was probably against the rules but I really need a cup of coffee. He agreed and my nurse told me she was going to make a fresh pot for my wife and I. It was really good. I used pads for a few months and probably used them longer than I really needed them but I am really dry except for the times I try to drive too long before stopping or twisting or bending over in an unusual position. So enjoy your tea and have a second cup for me. And by the way, Duke University Hospital has the best hospital coffee and every time I go there for PSA test I make sure I get a cup.
April '08 PSA 4.8 ("free PSA" 7.9), up from 3.5 year prior
June '08 had biopsy, 2 days later told results positive but in less than 1% of sample
Developed sepsis 2 days post-biopsy, seriously ill in hospital for 3 days
Dr. recommended robotic removal using da Vinci
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Dr. Robert Nadler, Urologist/Surgeon
Post-op Gleason's: 3+3, Tertiary 4
Bladder & Urethral: Free
Seminal vesicles: Not involved
Lymphatic/Vascular Invasion: Not involved
Tumor: T2c; Location: Bilateral; Volume: 20%
Catheter: Removed 12-days after surgery
Incontinent: Yes (1/2 light pads per day)
Combination of Cialis and MUSE (alprostadil) three times weekly started 9-27-08
Returned to work 9-29-08 (18-19 days post-op)
PSA test result, post-op, 10/08: 0.0; 12/08: 0.0; 4/09: 0.0; 9/09: 0.0
Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 11/3/2009 12:39:12 PM (GMT-7)
Age at Dx 48 No Family history of Prostate Cancer
Married 25 years, and I cannot thank my wife enough for her support.
April 2009: PSA 8.6 DRE: negative. Tumour in 2 out of 12 cores. Gleason 3+3.
RALP (nerve-sparing) at AVL-NKI Hospital Amsterdam on 29th July 2009. Stay 1 night.
Partial erections on 1st and 2nd Aug 2009, Catheter out on 6th Aug 2009.
Dry at night, but wearing pads 24/7
Post-op Gleason 3+4. Seminal Vesicles invaded, but otherwise negative margins,
Erection 100% on 15th Aug 2009 Stopped wearing pads on 21st Sept 2009
Pre-op style intercourse on 24th Oct 2009 !! No use of tablets, jabs, VED etc.
Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 11/4/2009 10:18:48 AM (GMT-7)