Run, don't walk, and get some anitbiotic ointment and some lidocaine. My nurse gave me a tube of lidocaine gel. It was great. I would assume that any lube would be fine, such as KY. Also, make sure the tube coming out of his penis is bent and then taped to his thigh. This will reduce stress and motion. Then connect the bag to that tube and tape the tube from the bag to his thigh as well. Yes, this means there will be two pieces of tape on his thigh. One on the tube from his penis, the other on the tube from the bag. These tubes meet between the two pieces of tape. Shave his thighs to save a lot of pain. My nurse also told me to put a layer of tape on my skin first, then tape the tube to that tape. Make sense? that way, you can move it around, change the bag, whatever, without constantly pulling on your skin.
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 T2cNxMx
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes
PSA 0 at six weeks
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.)
ED - Take 100mg viagra every night.
Totally usable erections at 10 weeks.