Be berry berry careful. There are several cases of hernia stories from our brothers having da DaVinci on this site.
I am 9 weeks out and am still carefull at certain lifts. I had a pain from a lift that lasted a couple of days. Your energy comes back quick and that can give you a false sense of security. I would take it real easy for 7 weeks and then ease into it. I put in 5 windows in a house with help and had myself in a situation where I had to lift alone. That scared me.
Be patient I have heard the hernia surgery is worse than the DaVinci.
Diagnosed 01-08-08 @ 53 years old
DRE normal - High PSA for 5 or more years
2004 Biospy negative - 2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
Current PSA 6 - Bone and Ct scans negative
clinicalg Staged at T1C - Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008
University of Chicago,5 hour surgery , 3 hour recovery
Unexpected Cardiac issues appear and disappear?
Hospital stay 30 hours - Catheter out in 7 days normaly expected leakage - Erectile funtion back on line 9 days
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, 10 % of both portions of prostate, Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear,Tumor on top of prostate distal from apex. 1 positve margin at urethra and bladder.
Six week PSA < 0.05 Ya Ba Da Ba Dooooooooooo. Put a steak on the grill Wilma!!!!
Oncologist to discuss case with Urologist and Radiation Oncologist to consider radiation.