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wd40
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   Posted 1/17/2008 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
It's been about three weeks since the nurse yanked the cath out and made me yell. I still have a bit of a burn when I pee. Anybody else experience this problem? Feels like it is in the penis. Starting to get a bit worried.
12/06/07 DaVinci and LRP


Ripandburn
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   Posted 1/18/2008 5:06 AM (GMT -7)   
wd,

In my opinion, anytime you feel pain, it's time to call the Dr. . Thats what he gets paid for. Better to know up front than to be in pain, and find out later you made a mistake.
52 years old
T1c 3+3=6
DaVinci July 16, 2007
largest cancer .2mm
Bladder Sling installed during prostate removal
nerve sparing with both nerve bundles intact
all cancer contained within prostate nothing near margins
PSA after 6 weeks <0.1 - undetectable
PSA after 4 month .07 - undetectable
11 weeks post-op - no more pads


wd40
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   Posted 1/18/2008 5:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys for the replies.

chas036, whew, I was beginning to think I was the only one. I was tested for infection and none was found and I think it is getting better.

I will drink lots of water to see if that helps.
12/06/07 DaVinci and LRP


Paul1959
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   Posted 1/18/2008 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I get the same thing and my cath was just taken out Monday. part of it for me is the sheer velocity of the flow. It's like niagra falls in a tube. A guy in my support group had the same thing and he was told it was combination of irritant from catheter and residual swelling inside the uretthra that will take weeks and perhaps months to totally go away. It's amazing to me how long some of this healing takes.
Paul
47 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6      (Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious)
10/07 PSA 5.06   (Biopsy 11/07  1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC  www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report:  Stage 2cNxMx
-Gleason (3+3)6
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes
 
 


wd40
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   Posted 1/18/2008 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Paul, as I had posted before I had three different cath removed in three month before with nothing more a "oh! thatt feels funny" so I was perfectly relaxed until the yank and my wife said I said a dirty word. I should have apologized to the nurse but I was sure when I sit up my penis would be laying on the floor still attached to the catheter. LOL, well not at the time.

Randy
12/06/07 DaVinci and LRP


Paul1959
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   Posted 1/18/2008 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Randy,
I had forgotten that. My got, the insides of your penis must have just had enough and finally complained...and maybe still are. And, when a nurse is wrestling with your dick, I'm sure she's used to every reaction in the world. The picture of yours still attached to the catheter and lying on the floor just sent mine packing...I gotta go look for it! OUCH
Paul
47 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6      (Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious)
10/07 PSA 5.06   (Biopsy 11/07  1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC  www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report:  Stage 2cNxMx
-Gleason (3+3)6
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes
 
 


James C.
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   Posted 1/18/2008 8:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I wouldn't worry about aplogizing to the nurse,  It's she who should be aplogizing to you.  At no time should anyone have to jerk or yank a catheter to remove it. If the water balloon is properly deflated it should in most case slide out on its own, and in the rest should only required slight pulling, never jerking or yanking.  Maybe this is a reason to follow up with your doc, so he can maybe have an opportunity to retrain his staff on the proper method of deflating and removing a catheter. If the water is properly removed from the ballon, there should be no resistance.  If the water isn't all removed, then it will have to be yanked or jerked, which sounds like what happened to both of you guys.  
 
Your irritation is from that yanking and tearing, along with normal swelling and irritation from the cather being in for a period of time.  All of this is just my opinion, of course....lol



James C. 
 
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Age 60 
4/19/07   PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7 06/05/07
7/11/07   Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07   Path report:  3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6. 
9/24/07   Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed 
9/26/07   Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07  ED- begin 25mg Viagra nightly, Fully continent
11/15/07  ED-continue 25mg Viagra, no response, begin Vacurect pump-
11/15/07  1st PSA-0.01
12/17/07  ED- 3 mts.-continue Viagra and pump-no change-no response
01/01/08  First use of Caverject 2.5mcg, successful, erections at last
01/14/08  Caverject abandoned due to pain and aching, Bimix ordered

Post Edited (James C.) : 1/18/2008 12:29:40 PM (GMT-7)


wd40
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   Posted 1/18/2008 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
James, the nurse, I am sure was trying to minimize the removal event by doing it quickly, but she just got carried away. I did tell the doctor and he shrugged it off assuring me it should be painless leaving me and my wife speechless.

I'm going back the first week in Febuary for the first PSA so I will bring it up again, but not until after the digital exam to make sure it is one finger instead of two.

Randy
12/06/07 DaVinci and LRP

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