Hi to all my friends again!
Well yesterday I went for the removal of the catheter and most of it went well. After the catheter was removed I was able to stop and start urine. My only disappointment was the upgrade of the Gleason score and the clinical stage. Although the margins were clear, for some reason I was kind of sad on my three hours drive back to Dallas from Austin. I don't know if I'm reading too much into the pathologist latest report of the removed prostate, maybe here is where some folks with their score being upgraded can advise me. Dr. Fagin did say it's good news that the margins are clear.
Another good news I guess is after the removal of the catheter, I was able to start and stop my urine. The nurse gave me a pad but I had one also so I put on both. I was very surprised that traveled for three hours and did not had the urge to urine (knock on wood) and the pad did not had a drop of urine after I got home. The only thing I did different was, I did not had any thing to drink all day except for an early morning cup of coffee, which was five hours prior to the catheter removal. Also I spent my first night catheter free with the pull-up type pad (the one looks like a regular underpants) and checked this morning and there was no sign of urine on the pad (knock on wood again). I did had to get up about four times during the night to go to the bathroom. Again I'm taking this as good/positive signs.
Please let me know if I'm worrying too much about the upgrade scores.