A day after I had the cath removed I was at the urologist office with my bladder totally swollen. The young PA walked in and told me she was going to teach me to self cath. It was the most interesting part of the surgery, but as much as I could not see that hose sliding through the
opening in my penis, the pain of the swollen bladder was greater. She watched and instructed as I installed the tubing, kept pushing it in until relief came I had 430 CC and was glad to get rid of it. I spent the next week in the bathroom with my cath, the swelling went away and I was fine. The one thing it did do was allow me to comfortably lose my modesty.
Father died of prostate cancer at 73
Yearly PSA testing.
Biopsy after PSA went up .75 in one year
6 of 12 in needle biopsy where cancerous
DaVinci surgery 4/15/2008
Last PSA .008