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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 158
   Posted 6/12/2008 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
maybe  a few of you guys farther out of surgery can help me, how long can i expect the perenial pain ans discomfort to last when i sit on un padded chairs and hard surfaces it comes back .it feels like an uncomfortable pinch following the path of the ureathra any input would be appriciated. havent even got on the roadking yet cant wait but not so sure about when ......................dirt
Diagnosed November 2007
PSA 3.9 / Gleason 6 / TC1 6 cores 1 shows 25%
Sugery scheduled 5/29/08 - City of Hope - Dr. Mark Kawachi
 and now for the new ive been waiting for
 FINAL PATH REPORT:gleason upgraded to 3+4 T2c bilateral disease,tumor involvment 5%
extra prostatic extention:absent
seminal vesical invasion :absent
pathological staging:pTNM pT2 ORGAN CONFINED
margins free of carcinoma
usable erections ;6-6-08 with little blue pill
continence; 1 pad a day, dry at night

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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 467
   Posted 6/12/2008 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
In my case I believe it was 4-5 weeks, but my memory is a little fuzzy.

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

James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 6/12/2008 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to read your good results in your signature and that your recovery is continuing.  My pain lasted to some extent for a full 2 months after surgery.
James C.
Moderator- Prostate Cancer

Age 61
4/19/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/11/07 Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07 Path report: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6.
9/24/07 (open) Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed
9/26/07 Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07 ED- begin 50mg Viagra and Vacurect pump nightly, Fully continent
1/14/08 Caverject started/stopped, aching. 2/24/08 .5ml Bimix started-success
5/7/08 ED- Viagra, pump, no response- Trimix .075ml continues
Post Surgery PSA's:  3 mts-0, 6 mts.-0

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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 91
   Posted 6/12/2008 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I have the same pain/discomfort and my surgery was 5/28/08. I also have that discomfort/pain when I walk around too much. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one experiencing this and that there is a light at the end of this particular tunnel. If I know it is fairly common and eventually comes to an end, it makes me feel better.

Thanks for asking this question, I was beginning to worry that I had some type of hernia from that horrendous first bowel movement following surgery; I believe I know have a better appreciation for 1) what it is like to give birth, as well as 2) the fine line between "straining" (which you are not supposed to do) and "pushing hard" (which I found necessary or that first BM would not have every occurred!!).

Take care everyone...
Husband and father of two (current ages 4 and 6).
Age when diagnosed: 47 (current)
Biopsy showed cancer only on left side.
Pre-surgery PSA: 13.7
Pre-surgery Gleason: 4+3=7
Pre-surgery Staging: T2
CT Scan, Bone Scan, PET Scan: Clear
Robotic Surgery on May 28, 2008, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis
Catheter for 8 days with infrequent "stress" leaking.

Regular Member

Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 300
   Posted 6/12/2008 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds pretty normal. Mine lasted a couple of months post surgery and went away on it's own. I'm sure alot of things are disturbed in that area during surgery. Good luck on your recovery
Age 65
Diagnosed 10/12/07
PSA 6.3
Biopsy 18 core samples, 2 positive <5%
Stage T1a Gleason 6 (3+3)
LRP  1/29/08
Gleason 7 (3+4)
1 positive margin (.3cm)
5/15/08- 1st Post-Op PSA 0.07 Undetectable

Roger G
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 150
   Posted 6/13/2008 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Ditto for me. It hurt to sit for about two months. btw I'm still having some pain during bowl movements.
Age: 43 (2008)
DRE Small Ridge on prostate, PSA 1.5
07/2007: Diagnosed cancer, T2c, Gleason 3+4=7
09/2007: Laparoscopic prostectomy @ Hamilton General, 4 hrs.
              Both nerve bundles spared
              Pathology Report: Tumor confined w/in prostate
              T2c, Gleason is 3+3=6
              Went home with JP drain
10/2007: Made return trip to hospital.  All urine was comming out JP drain.
10/2007: Catheter removed. Next to no leakage
11/2007: 1st PSA <.003 :)
              ED: Started Viagra, no response yet.
12/2007: Had confidence to go padless!!!!!
12/2007: ED:  Stopped Viagra as it's causing hemroid problems.
01/2008: 2nd PSA <.003 :)
              ED: next to no response.
04/2008: 3nd PSA <.003 :)
              ED: next to no response.  Changed the Viagra prescription.

Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 308
   Posted 6/13/2008 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   

Couple of months, still dont like hard chairs for long periods. I still have a wierd pain now and again here and there. Comes and goes at 10 weeks.

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.

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 240
   Posted 6/13/2008 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
ALMOST six weeks post op. Still have a lot of pain right in the rectum area. Sitting is a challenge. I have good days and bad days. I am living on ibuprophen. Some days are just bad, some days go by and I realize I have skipped most of my ibuprophen doses. It is amazing what you can get used to.
Age: 52
March 2006: PSA 2.5
Dec 2007:   PSA taken for insurance application. I did not see the results until late Jan '08 - after I was rejected. Their lab said PSA 4.5. PSA again in Feb '08: 3.7.
March 2008: Biopsy. Gleason 7 (4+3) 12 cores taken. 5 on the left side were cancerous and the 6th did not look good.
May 5, 2008: Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy at GW Hospital, Washington DC.
Post op: Gleason 9 (4+5). 15% of prostate involved. Negative margins. Lymph nodes and associated glands all appear to be cancer free.

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