Doowop...(that name takes me back to better times and better places.)
Hey man...got some not-so-good news for you. My situation is very similar to yours. Immediately after my surgery...4 times a night and still a little wet when I get up in the morning. It wasn't too long until I had "progressed" to 2 get-ups and now to 1 get-up or none and I have never lost the wetness. I think I am just sleeping better and my bladder is relaxing more. I am trying to sleep more on my back in the hope that gravitational pull will assist the bladder to retain more. But, this is a real problem; my back is rebelling and compelling me to turn on my side occasionally. This is the "golden age of life." As the youngsters say, "Give me a break."
Age 75 at DX 76 on 9 May 08
DRE positive with nodule 15 Jan 08
PSA 3.8 18 Jan 08
Biopsy 11 Mar 08 Gleason 8 (4+4) on the right 3 out of 12 positive <5%. Gleason 7 (4+3) on the left 1 out of 11 positive <5%.
Bone scan and CT scan Negative 12 Mar 08
Robot Assisted da Vinci prostectomy with Dr Fagin in Austin scheduled for 30 April 08.
- - - - - - - - da Vinci successfully completed by Dr Fagin as scheduled.
Gleason downgraded to 3+4=7
Tumors confined to the prostate.
Bilateral tumor on right side 5 of 10 levels and on left side tumor present in 9 of 10 levels.
Extraprostatic Extension Negative
Seminal Vesicle Invasion Negative
As far as it goes between you, me and the fence post I am cured. But I am required to keep an eye out for the PSA due toward the end of June.
06-24-08 <0.1 Undetectable.