Congratulations on reaching the other side Dirtmover. I told you they'd treat you well at COH and I'm glad things went so well for you. Now its time to relax as much as possible and let the healing process begin. Take light walks if you can, eat light and easily digestible foods, drink plenty of water and take stool softeners if needed, to get you through those first post-op BMs. You'll be back to your old self before you know it.
All the best,
D.O.B - 8/9/52
PSA: First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1
Biopsy results 11/22/06. Both lobes involved. Six out of eight cores positive - from 100 percent to 90, to 60, to 50, two 20s and two zeros.
Gleason 3+3 = 6
Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007
Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear. Volume of tumor much less than biopsy suggested. 12 percent overall.
First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07
Second post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 9/11/07
Third post-surgery PSA -- Undetactable, 2/15/08
Surgery for bilateral inguinal hernia repair, 4/4/08
Post Edited (PianoMan) : 5/31/2008 1:03:09 PM (GMT-6)