Welcome, welcome. I am about 10 weeks post op and approaching my 3 month period. DaVinci as well. 1-2 lightly wetted pads a day and very little if anything during sleep.
Your hubby is one of the lucky ones and needs to be patient for his continence will bounce around depending on a lot of elements of his healing.
I would like to strongly encourage Jim to take it easy on the lifting thing. I have heard quite a few stories of hernias from our brothers on this site. There are some pretty fresh wholes in your addomen that he needs to remember. The hernia surgery is said to be worse than the DaVinci. I had restrictions for 6 weeks on lifting and I believe it should have been more.
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.