Thank Ya Paul, KW
Since my post earlier today, Ive had discussions with my surgeon twice (he called me, which is always a good sign). I took it upon myself (with my wifes help) to flush as needed on a hourly basis until urine cleared a little and clots disappeared, then repeat the process as needed later. Its starting to clear up some (the volume of clots) as time goes by. My clots were/are small, just large enough to repeatedly block the exit from the bladder, travel thru the penis, to the catheter.
It was tough last night (NO pain, just confusion) watching my catheter every 5 minutes, with no activity and realizing something wasnt right, and realizing my bladder was getting extremely full feeling ha ha
Fortunately, our (my) nurse was a good teacher in educationing us about flushing the catheter, something I thought at the most I'd do once (So Bob what did you do while you were out, oh, not much, just repeatedly shot streams of warm water up thru my penis into my bladder with a syringe, then draw it back out repeatedly full of blood and clots)
Walking is not bothering me at all, of course I'm not on a long hike by any means, and its pretty cold in Maryland
Paul, if I may ask, after your cathater was removed, what caused the return of clots in your case. Im scheduled to get mine removed on 5 March.
Pre-Treatment PSA: 7.38
2004: Trus Biospy: Suspicious but followup
2007: Trus Biospy, 12 Samples, "Positive"
Gleason 3+3 = 6, T1C Diagnosed December 2007
Prostate, 60 grams
Age 58, 6'5, 233
DX: Kidney Cancer/Removal, Prostate Cancer/Scheduled Removal, Atrial Fibrillation, Gastric By-Pass
Da-Vinci Ccompleted: 25 February 2008 @
INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax Virginia
Dr. Simon S. Chung
Both nerves sparred