Posted 9/17/2008 8:39 AM (GMT -6)
I didn't have as much blood as you, but I had some, and I had a lot of leaking around the catheter - this had me a little nervous. Right after surgery that whole area was delicate or so it seemed. Not to mention the swelling of the twins. I also found it much better to tape the catheter to the top of the thigh. This was especially helpful at night when I would toss around in bed. I didn't want the pull on the catheter to be directly on my bladder.
I cannot advise you to completely ignore your blood situation - but most likely it is just something that goes with the territory. A lot of radical stuff (thus the name Radical in RRP) went on down there and it takes some healing time. I hope it will soon clear up.
Original data - pre-operation
T1C clinical diagnosis, Needle biopsy - 10 cores, Gleason 7 = 3+4 in 1 core (40%), 7 cores Gleason 6 = 3+3 ranging from 5% to 12%
All scans negative
Lupron administered 4/9/2008 for 4 months (with idea I would undergo external beam radiation followed by seed implants - then I changed my mind).
Robotic DiVinci surgery - Dr. Fagin (Austin) May 19th
Post operative - pathology
pT2c NX MX
Margins - negative
Extraprostatic extension - negative
seminal vesicle invasion - uninvolved
1st Post PSA .04