I can relate to all of the above. One evening, about three weeks out of my surgery, I told my wife that for once I was going to relax, without the pad and the jockeys etc., but be careful. I was gonna leave my comfy pants on and just generally enjoy a night in front of the tube, letting it all hang out, so to speak. I was wearing my PJ bottoms, my sneakers (with no socks) so I could walk outside, a loose tee shirt -- life was good.
Just before lying down in front of the TV, I grabbed myself a short glass of water to take over to the end table next to my recliner. BUT -- I made the BIG mistake of taking a quick swig of the water at the sink .
This "swig from hell" went down the wrong pipe, and created a coughing fit that opened the floodgates beyond anything I had ever experienced. It felt like my urethra was ½ inch in diameter and pressurized!!
It was like a deluge – going down my legs, into my sneaks -- I ran with towel in hand, to try and get to the bathroom and avoid any real serious damage control.
I guess it's funny in retrospect, because my friends still get a big kick out of hearing me tell that story.
I'm a real "pisser," they tell me.
D.O.B - 8/9/52
PSA: First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1
Biopsy results 11/22/06. Both lobes involved. Six out of eight cores positive - from 100 percent to 90, to 60, to 50, two 20s and two zeros.
Gleason 3+3 = 6
Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007
Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear. Volume of tumor much less than biopsy suggested. 12 percent overall.
First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07
Second post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 9/11/07