Being a newby to you veterin wetters I appreciate knowing what lies ahead of me (I hope you can appreciate the humor).
I must tell my story when the cathedar was pulled after injecting saline solution into my bladder - I assume this is a routine for all. I had a fellow RP friend who told me that there was no way I would be able to hold it, so I was expecting the worst when the cathedar was pulled. Ironically, I was surprised to hold it and it seemed as such normal. In fact, I was so cavalier about it that leaving the doctors office for the long drive home (about 1.5 hrs) we stopped for a large drink at the McDonald's window and continued on. Just before we came to our home my wife wanted something at the grocery - so we stopped. When I got out of the car - stood-up! It was as though a fire hose had been opened. I soaked down my pad, jeans, down to my socks. Needless to say it was a humbling experience, and it looks like I have many more weeks of this awaiting me. At least we can laugh at ourselves.
It does appear to me that when sitting or lying down I am mostly OK. Standing up, and especially if I momentarily forget to tighten up down there - the leaking begins.
I do hope you find relief for the south end problem - I also have nagging ache but apparently not as pronounced. Hang in there.
RBinCountry - Jim
Original data - pre-operation
T1C clinical diagnosis, Needle biopsy - 10 cores, Gleason 7 = 3+4 in 1 core (40%), 7 cores Gleason 6 = 3+3 ranging from 5% to 12%
All scans negative
Lupron administered 4/9/2008 for 4 months (with idea I would undergo external beam radiation followed by seed implants).
Had DeVinci Dr. Fagin in Austin on May 19th
Cathedar removed May 27th
Post operative - pathology
pT2c NX MX
Gleason 3+4 = 7
Margins - negative
Extraprostatic extension - negative
seminal vesicle invasion - uninvolved