The Little things you need after surgery (continued)

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Frank1205
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 308
   Posted 3/25/2008 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
To all pre-op brothers....
 
First thanks to all you veterans for the needs lists you posted. tongue   I had a hard time though finding the pants.  Walmart,Kmart,Kohls, Pennys, Sport Mart, Sports Authority did not have.  Dicks sporting goods had the convertible hiking pants but they were $35 and/or $65.  Wow.. 
 
I did find that a store called Steve and Barry's at a mall had all types of basketball pants.  Really nice cant even tell.  Very baggy stretch waist band and snaps up the sides.  Best of all they were $9.00 ......  Now I dont now who has Steve and Barry's but I would check for any sports clothing stores not necassarily sporting good stores if that makes any sense.
 
I bet I am going to be in these two pairs of pants quite a bit of my time.....
 
Take care and God Bless
 
Frank
 
Frank S.
Age 53
Abmnormal PSA for 5 years>
2004 Biospy negative
2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
Highest PSA 10
Lowest PSA   4
Current PSA   6
Bone and Ct scans negative
Staged at T1C
Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci scheduled March 27th, 2008
University of Chicago
Dr. Arieh Shalhav
 
Odd and unusual pain in pelvis, legs, hips, back and groin led to my insistance in another Biopsy (2008).  These symptoms have greatly improved after 5 months and all Doc's do not believe that these symptoms have anything to do with my Prostate Cancer.  I am not so convinced. May prove to be the most fortunate pain I have had.


DanmanBob
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 467
   Posted 3/25/2008 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck Thursday!!!

Danman Bob
Age 57
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14
Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Despite high Gleason score, cancer was confined to the prostate
Possible post-surgery radiation therapy...decision likely in late April 2008, depending upon PSA at that time
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of March 2008)
Began using Viagra 3 times a week December 2007 to stimulate blood flow
Began using Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy mid-February 2008
Will probably begin using bimix injections in addition to Viagra and pump in May 2008


IdahoSurvivor
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 3/25/2008 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   

Frank,

I don't know if you like bottled water, but I found that keeping hydrated helped in many, many ways.  It kept the urine clear, kept the dry mouth in check from the pain meds, keep the bm process going "smoothly," etc.

So if you want to stock up on some bottled water, before surgery, I found it to be a convenient way to keep hydrated.  You'll also get a lot of experience emptying the catheter bag! tongue

Maybe I should start a "Steve and Barry" store in Idaho.  I'll have to find a partner named "Steve" that I can go into business with.  Maybe I could get my good friend "Jim" (biker) to change his name to "Steve" and we can have two stores, one in Boise and one in Spokane.

I know your surgery will go well!  yeah

All the best,

Barry

 


Barry ~ (a.k.a. "Idaho")

 

Da Vinci Surgery July 31, 2007… 54 on surgery day
PSA 4.3  Gleason 3+3=6  T2a  Confined to Prostate

1st PSA  09/11/2007  <0.04 (undetectable)

2nd PSA 12/10/2007  <0.04

3rd PSA  03/17/2008  <0.04

My web site: http://pca-info.blogspot.com


biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1463
   Posted 3/25/2008 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Going into busines with you would be a pleasure sir. Maybe we could start with a small stand in that booth at Frankie Doodles.

The only thing I can add to the list is a cage for the cat so he doesn't jump into your lap. Ouchie!!!

Jim
Age 73. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06.  Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C N0 MX. Gleason 3+4.
PSAs from  1/3/07 - 1/17/08 0.00. 
Next PSA test on 7/17/08
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."
 


Frank1205
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 308
   Posted 3/25/2008 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks again Barry, dont you guys ever forget how comforting your commentary is to a guy like me.  I am the type of person that does everything I am told.  It is my fire department background I guess.  So if anything goes wrong I can blame those who gave me the instructions yeah Kind of like the military.  You just cant complain with conviction and determination if you do it on your own.  Then all can say see we didnt tell you to do that so thats why your a misserable SOB. tongue

Sorry about my ignorance about not knowing about Steve and Barry's  I thought they would be everywhere.  Idaho,  thats a state right? tongue

 

God Bless

 

Frank


Frank S.
Age 53
Abmnormal PSA for 5 years>
2004 Biospy negative
2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
Highest PSA 10
Lowest PSA   4
Current PSA   6
Bone and Ct scans negative
Staged at T1C
Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci scheduled March 27th, 2008
University of Chicago
Dr. Arieh Shalhav
 
Odd and unusual pain in pelvis, legs, hips, back and groin led to my insistance in another Biopsy (2008).  These symptoms have greatly improved after 5 months and all Doc's do not believe that these symptoms have anything to do with my Prostate Cancer.  I am not so convinced. May prove to be the most fortunate pain I have had.
 
03-25-08 pain is back in my lower back off to the right side. Very unusual.  I will be very interested after the prostate is out the 27th to see how if effects this roving/changing pain I have been having on and off.


IdahoSurvivor
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 3/25/2008 3:52 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Frank,

Perhaps Idaho is just a "state of mind" and all of this is just an illusion! tongue

Remember... my advice is free and may be worth just about that much!

Regards,

Barry

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