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Bootheel
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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 2/7/2008 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I am scheduled to have the catheter removed on 2/14.  My Doc is going to put me on a post operative rehab plan.  I know from reading other posts that it involves Viagra. I have also purchased a VED on my own.  Any advice on what the Doc may leave out of the plan that I could benefit from?
Age 65
Diagnosed 10/12/07
18 core samples 2 positive <5%
Stage T1a Gleason 6 (3+3)
LAP RRP 1/29/08


Ripandburn
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 125
   Posted 2/7/2008 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
My doc wanted me on Cialis 3 - 4 times per week. It's expensive, but it seems to work better than Viagra, and I don't have the side effects like I do on Levitra.
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


Paul1959
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 598
   Posted 2/7/2008 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I think other than drugs, a pump and playing with it a lot...there isn't much else to do. sort of like trying to get a good friend to wake up from a coma!
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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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 218
   Posted 2/7/2008 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I would ask the doctor about the pump to be sure he or she agrees. Ask when for any kind of sex to even try.
Ask the doc about walking and how much. Don't sit for long periods of time even now if you can.
12/06/07 DaVinci and open prostate surgery after difficulties in breathing stopped the davinci.
Walked a lot
90% control the day the catherter removed.
pad only for a sneeze before the week was out
No pads most of the second week.


Bootheel
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 300
   Posted 2/7/2008 2:27 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks WD40

Just got back from a walk to my front gate. It is about 1/4 mile each way.  I have to stop several times but it's getting easier each day.  Did you notice any urine leakage around the catheter after your walks? Just curious.  I'm about 9 days post op.


Age 65
Diagnosed 10/12/07
PSA 6.3
Biopsy 18 core samples, 2 positive <5%
Stage T1a Gleason 6 (3+3)
LRP  1/29/08


aus
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 211
   Posted 2/7/2008 3:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Be careful with the viagra dose. Some men have side effects with the 100 size often prescribed, so it's best to cut them  or have the smaller size 25  to start with.

wd40
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 218
   Posted 2/8/2008 6:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Bootheel, you are doing much better than me with a catherter. I had blood around where the tube came out but not urine but, some of the others have seems like. On how far to walk, just follow what your doctor and body tells you. Sometimes I wonder if it is not how far you walk as how often, meaning to find a good balance between sitting and a stroll. When you get the tube out, you can really start recovery.
Keep going!
12/06/07 DaVinci and open prostate surgery after difficulties in breathing stopped the davinci.
Walked a lot
90% control the day the catherter removed.
pad only for a sneeze before the week was out
No pads most of the second week.


Paul1959
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 598
   Posted 2/8/2008 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
As far as leaking around catheter, anything goes. i had blood, urine and just plain ooze. It's all kind of gross. I hated bowel movements with it in. The bladder contracts on its own and it was a mess.
Sounds like you're doing well.
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
 
 


phillysub
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 64
   Posted 2/8/2008 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   

Leakage from the catheter is normal.

Try to endure the discomfort of the catheter.

IMO, your real rehab starts as soon as the catheter is removed. yeah

 


Age: 51
Last PSA before diagnosis: 2.9
Diagnosed: Oct 2007
Gleason: 3+3=6
RALP surgery: Jan 23, 2008 (Dr Costas Lallas @ Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia)
1st Post-op appt: Feb 1, 2008 (negative margins, cancer contained within the capsule)
 

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