Posted 2/15/2008 8:05 AM (GMT -7)
I too remember after having the catheter removed that I needed to go the restroom every 20 to 40 minutes no matter if I had a timble full or a glass full. In my case it slowly got better each day and I learned to hold on for longer times between trips. I kept drinking a lot however to make sure I cleaned up the slight pinkish urine I had also. It sounds like your doing well and you are on track, however if you ever have any quesitons or concerns never feel like you should not check in with your doctor or nurse, they answered a lot of questions for me along the way and reasured me.
Age 49, PSA 6.22 on 9-26-06
Biopsy 11-01-06, 2 of 13 cores 10% cancer, 2 other cores abnormal Up-dated 20% prostate cancerous
Gleason score 3+3=6 After Pathology report 4+3=7 a couple agressive Grade 5 cells found
Da Vinci surgery 01-09-07 UW Madison
Pathology Report- cancer 100 % capsual contained 1-18-07
Catheter removed 1-18-07 suffered bladder spasms Catheter reattached 1-18-07 Catheter removed 2nd time 1-24-07
1st & 2nd Post PSA Blood Test .1 and less - Undetectable
3nd Post PSA Blood Test 01-17-07 .3-Next action awaits me.
Next PSA Scheduled and meeting with Radiologist set for 3-27-08
Incontenence-Pad free since end of May 07 4 1/2 months post surgery
ED back to 95% prior to surgery - no medication required.