Cali, best of luck with your shoulder. I had my rotator cuff repaired Jan 2012 after slipping and falling shoveling snow during our 'snowmageddon' here on the East Coast nearly 2 years earlier (a full and a partial tear). Been fine since. IMO, the recovery was worse than the prostatectomy! I was also a recliner dweller while wearing the sling. I just didn't trust that I wouldn't roll over and mess things up in a bed (I had a co-worker that re-tore his after surgery after going back to work too soon). I didn't need the hard pain meds too often thankfully, but there were a few times it hurt like hell! I'm fortunate that there's a physical therapy office within walking distance to my home. Now, I'm dealing with bursitis in my hips, along with a MRI showing a partial tear in my gluteus. Basically, I have a broken a**! AWESOME!!! I hear the hip joint is sort of like the rotator cuff of your lower body. I'm not sure physical therapy is helping, so we'll see where it goes after couple of cortisone injections. Frankly, I'm kind of 'surgeried out' right now and the thought of using crutches doesn't appeal to me__at all!
Oh. a thought about
the nerve block. I asked the anesthesia doc about
it and he assured me I wouldn't remember a thing about
it. WRONG! It didn't hurt, but just before I went out, I remember something going into me near my neck and it was making a 'zapping' sound. Then my arm started flopping a bit--I guess the correct nerve was found! Then I woke up.....
51 yoa at Dx--Some family history of PCa
From 9/2013 to 3/2015 PSAs between 4.85 & 6.7, TRUS Bx-neg 12/2013, 12/2014 PCA3:38, 3/2015 switched from local urology group to Johns Hopkins, PSA 5.8/FPSA 17.4/PHI 28.4, 3/2015 mp3T MRI & Fusion-Guided Bx @ JH, 2/14 cores pos, Bilateral, <5% involvement, GL=6, RRP: 8/2015 @ JH (Dr. Carter)
Post surgical pathology – Upstaged to G7 (3+4), confined throughout. Margins, LN (11), SV, EPE, all negative. Additional findings: HGPIN
PSA 11/2015 <0.1, 05/2016 <0.1, 9/2016 <.02 (new lab)
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