Well, that's it...the big day just passed. Due to a back condition my anesthesiologist was unable to give me a spinal, so they settled for a local, instead. Disadvantage...you know how you go to the dentist and you swear the freezing kicks in on the way home? Let's just say I wasn't entirely unaware of the proceedings.
Advantage...I got out quicker as my lower half didn't have to thaw out and the depends was unnecessary. However, if I may be permitted in this forum...I am now fully appreciative of the sobriquet "Numbnuts."
I was handed a script
for tylenol#3, flowmax and an antibiotic, with a return engagement a month from now. No pads, no Viagra...and when I asked about
such stuff, the nurse seemed a little alarmed that I was at all concerned.
I asked about
the complementary medicine I was using and the nurse was patiently noncommittal...her main concern was whether or not anything would partner badly with the drugs I was on, but that's why I saw the Naturopath. She allowed as how she might just see one as well, so I'll continue with my regimen for a couple of months.
Got home...ate pizza, drank coffee...(hate that pro-op routine!), little tired, went to bed early, woke up feeling a little tender but otherwise fine. I did take a 3 early on, and one before bed as I hadn't been able to take the anti-inflammatories for my back. Also took a flowmax, and up to the bathroom in the early morning. But really, so far...piece of cake.
All in all, I was treated very well, from the receptionist to the radiation oncologist, and the day cost us $18 for parking. Can't beat that.
Gleason Score: 6
Prostate Size: 27cc
Diagnosed: December 05, 2007
Brachytherapy: February 26, 2008