Great news all around - yes we too had a disappointment with the
location of another lesion during the op, however CJ knew about
the Gleeson 7 from his biopsy. Not that unusual for younger men. Even better that you too caught it early. Your disappointment will mellow with time - all prayers and good thoughts coming your way for the first PSA. As Greenacres says, we understand the disappointment, but the accuracy of the tests and clear margins in path report, are great to know also.
CJ was also lucky with the catheter removal. Although many do not believe it, he (CJ) was immediately continent, not a leak, so take it easy and it is possible that you may have no further problems with leaking. Yes, CJ was going much more frequently at night too, but still no dripping. He still has some urgency when he needs to go, but makes sure he relieves his bladder regularly and has had no problems since. Taking it easy now, as it is essential to let your body heal. Let us know how you go and take good care Kris.
I don't know of any others who have done this, but I started CJ on 2 small glasses of (low sugar) Cranberry juice each day after about
a week post-op until about
4 weeks post surgery (am and pm), and this seemed to keep the urine nice and clear for the first month. He didn't like the taste, but I think it helped kept him free from post op infections, and two small glasses worked for us when CJ was focusing on his continence in the first few weeks. However he did cut down the coffee and substituted it with green tea, as coffee gave him a sense of urgency in those first few weeks. All the very best and thinking of you Kris. Lana
Creed_three (Lana & CJ)
Husband CJ aged 50 yrs (49 years at diagnosis and surgery)
PSA (2002) 2.1. PSA (2006) 3.5. 1 x (5%) core of 12 positive at biopsy. 11 cores negative. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing, on 17th April 2007 (Sydney, Australia).
Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7. Cancer confined. 1st PSA 0.01 (June 07) 2nd PSA 0.02 (Oct 07) undetectable. 3rd PSA 0.02 (April 08) undetectable.