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   Posted 1/14/2008 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Had the old walnut removed first week in December. I started the morning thinking I was going the Divinci route but woke up with a set of 5 hole and a belly cut from navel to public line. The Divinvi method did not go well so they had to switch to the older method. Cancer contained so that was good news
It has been 4 weeks and still find sitting a bit sensitive. How long does this last?

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   Posted 1/14/2008 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   

Sorry wd40 that your DaVinci didn't go as planned.  That's a bummer to wake up with 5 holes AND a long incision to boot.  That no doubt will take additional time to heal inside and out.  I don't have the answer for you as to how long you'll still be tender, we're only 2 weeks post-op. And he's still very sore inside.  I tried to find something soft for him to sit on at his desk when he returns to work later this week.  No luck.. so I bought a memory foam twin mattress cover, luckily on sale.  I'm going to cut it into chair sized pieces and cover them with a pillow case.  I'll let you know how it works.  It's on my to-do list for today!

Glad your test results were good!  Fantastic news!


Husband 55 years old
No symptoms
PSA taken on routine health exam
06/18/07  PSA 9.2
07/14/07  Put on antibiotics for a month
09/18/07  PSA 8.77
09/18/07  PSA % Free  9.61
10/17/07  Biopsy =  Gleason 3 + 4  (7)
10/17/07  Biopsy 40% Right Side less than 5% Left Side
12/31/07  D Day!  Davinci Surgery Day - Jon Huntsman Cancer Institute
12/31/07  Left side nerves spared, Right side partial, right nodes taken
01/03/08  Home from the hospital! Let the healing begin!
01/11/08  Cath removed, post-op gleason 3 + 3 = 6, nodes clear
                Margins - capsular invasion but no penetration.  T2C

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   Posted 1/14/2008 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the open surgery and the hospital gave me a foam rubber doughnut that I put a pillow case on and used it for about 6 weeks. It does make a difference down there.


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   Posted 1/14/2008 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Mika. I'm now 6 weeks post-op and it's almost getting comfortable to sit. Rubber donut works well. Pick and choose the chairs to sit on. Some are definitely worse than others.

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   Posted 1/14/2008 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   

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   Posted 1/14/2008 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
tongue  Hey ~ WD,
Yep... the old donut pillow with a soft cushion on top of it is what has worked the best for us.  It takes the pressure off the sphincter muscle too!  and this is important.
We still use it after 21 home when we are on the computers. 
I have one too!
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   Posted 1/15/2008 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone. Me and my butt feel better already. LOL

12/06/07 DaVinci and LRP

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