On November 13, 2007 I had
open prostate surgery.
On December 5, 2007 I had my catheter removed.
On December 10, 2007, a left groin hernia made its unfortunate appearance.
On January 14, 2008, I had hernia surgery.
On May 20, 2008, I flew from California to Illinois to Wisconsin, walked a mile or so in 3 airports, walked to dinner here in Madison and am now in my hotel room. For the first time since my surgery, I went the entire day without wearing pads for my incontinence and the results were very good.
Not proclaiming myself continent yet....still worry about coughing and REAL strenuous exercise like running or heavy, extended yardwork....but this is a milestone worth smiling about for me.
Thanks for allowing me to share this small moment in my journey.
Danman Bob, Born 1951
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14; Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Post-op pathology stated that cancer was confined to the prostate
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of late April 2008)
100 MG Viagra 3 times a week beginning December 2007
Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy beginning mid-February 2008
30 MG papaverine/1 MG phentolamine bimix injections beginning late April 2008
Five week post-op PSA 0.2, five month post-op PSA 0.1, next test August 2008