I see your are staying for a couple of days in your hotel room. Here are a few essentials I would get for this stay.
A cheap bucket to put your night cath bag in. Makes it easier to sleep.
Some pads to put under you in case you leak.
Basketball pants or any type that snap up the sides. This allows you to work with the catheter bags without removing your pants. Great for when you are out in public.
A six or eight foot length of rope so you can pull your self up in bed the first several days.
Any coughing or sneezing remember to pull a pillow in tight to your belly.
You will be up and walking outside sooner than you think.
Listen when they say no lifting 6-10 weeks. This is very important. No more than a gallon of milk.
Diagnosed 01-08-08 @ 53 years old
DRE normal , 2004 Biospy negative - 2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
PSA @ surgery 6
Bone and Ct scans negative
clinicaly Staged at T1C - Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008
University of Chicago,Hospital stay 30 hours - Catheter out in 7 days normaly expected leakage Erectile function better with Viagra
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, 10 % of both portions of prostate, Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear,Tumor on top of prostate. 1 positve margin measureing less than .5 ml at urethra and bladder..
Six week PSA < 0.1 , 4 month PSA <.05 Gen II test. Urologist recomends to hold off on Radiation and watch PSA closely. Oncologist and Radiation Oncologist seem to lean to doing pre-emptive radiation.Uroligist says 50/50 chance of PSA re-occurence.
I have decided to hold off and see for 3 months.
Next PSA October...
Six Month PSA 0.010, undetectable per Urologist
Next PSA Six months or at one year (March)