How long for Anastomosis to heal completely?

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   Posted 3/30/2008 8:13 PM (GMT -7)   
There is so much wisdom here....we thought we'd ask readers about typical time for anastomosis, from Radical Prostatectomy, to heal...completely. We are aware of the first 2-6 weeks activity recommendations, but curious as to experience with healing there. Do you think you can know that it is completely healed? Does ot take several months to be 'solid' because its a newly created connection?

Just curious about thoughts on this...thanks for input,

Age 54; (Father, paternal uncle and 1 brother so far with Pca)
1999 PSA 2.8; 2004 PSA 2.88; 1/2008 PSA 5.6 & repeat 4.37
DRE - "Unremarkable, L side slightly larger"
Free PSA 0.46 and ratio 0.11
Biopsy 1/25/2008 - 10 Cores - 4 with adenocarcinoma
3 cores Gleason 3+3=6 and 1 core 3+4=7
No Stage given on report, maybe T1c or T2c ?

Robotic Surgery March 17, 2008 - Vattakuti Institute - Dr. Menon
Both Nerves Spared - Pre-surgery DRE - TC1
Post Op Pathology - T3a - 2 small foci of Extra-prostatic Extensions,
CLEAR margins, 4 Lymph Nodes Clear, Seminal Vesicles clear.
Gleason now 4+3+7, Tumor 20-30% of gland
Dry immediately! - no pads by day 9 Post-op
No response with Viagra

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