As a note of caution for those who might be tempted to do the backflushing of the catheter line back into the bladder. First, know what the technique is, this isn't something to learn by doing, and Second, use sterile water, tap water will not do, you'll most likely end up with a raging bladder infection. Even with sterile water, you must take care to avoid backwash once the first flush is sent back to the bladder.
4/19/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/11/07 Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07 Path report: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6.
9/24/07 (Open) Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed
9/26/07 Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07 ED- begin 50mg Viagra and Vacurect pump nightly, Fully continent
1/14/08 Caverject started/stopped, aching. 2/24/08 .5ml Bimix started-success
3/24/08 ED- 6 mts.-Viagra, pump, no response- Bimix continues
Post-surgery PSA's: 3 mt:0, 6 mt:0,