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   Posted 1/21/2008 8:01 AM (GMT -6)   
In countenance recovery, I have been doing quite well and have no complaints but the first sneeze caught me by surprise. This is a little gentle warning for those that may have not sneezed yet since surgery.

It was one of those sneezes that came out of nowhere; a head jerker; a nostril spit’er. Full body involvement is what I am talking about. As quickly as the nose sneeze came, old Willy sneezed as well. A problem that has plagued our children bearing wives for years so it is really no big thing, just be prepared. They take it right in stride.

Men, if you have not sneezed yet, wear a little protection in public until you have passed this test.

12/06/07 DaVinci and LRP

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 1/21/2008 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah Randy, you have to squeeze before you sneeze.

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 365
   Posted 1/21/2008 10:53 PM (GMT -6)   

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

DRE: Negative

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

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   Posted 1/22/2008 2:32 AM (GMT -6)   

Yes, wd40... Pads can be your friend!  :-)

As biker says, the motto is "squeeze before you sneeze" or before any other "stress."


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