Hello mbshibe, and welcome here. you quickly found out i see that you are no longer along in your situation. there's a bunch of here and we are friendly.
you situation is a bit more complicated because of the weight. i had open by choice, but have been told there are certain obesity restriction in particular with robotic. not to put a damper on the robotic, because, i didnt have one, and i am certainly not the expert, but now that they are getting so common and growing in large numbers, there are some stats that make it look like side affects like incontinence and ED might be more so in robotic then in open. i feel there aren't enough hard statitisic yet to draw an opinion, plus for me its over with.
i wish you all the best in your choices, decisions, and outcome ahead. it's not easy on any of us or our familes, thats for sure. it really helps to have a good network of family, friends, biz people, and of course, a good medical team you can trust.
my standard line applies, its your life, your body, and your cancer. do what is right for you.
david in sc
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3, 9/8 14.9, 10/8 16.4
3rd Biopsy 9-2008 Positive 7 of 7 cores positive, 40 - 90%, G 4+3 & 3+4
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Non-nerve sparing, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, Catheter out on 12/15/8. Stopped flowing, new catheter put in 12/16/08, Catheter out 12/29/08. Emergency room put in Catheter # day 45, 1/5/9 - Cath #3 out, dr. did cycloscope, saw potential blockage, put in Catheter #4, 1/13/9 - removed blockage, put in Cath #5, 1/19/9 -out
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grams, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes
First PSA Post Surgery Scheduled now for 2/9/9