David, you should have a leg bag for that catheter. Strap it on, put on some loose fitting jeans or slacks, whatever and get out and go, do stuff, see people or things. If you got to spend that number of days hooked up, then after 10 days or so you are ready for an active day. That doesn't mean furniture moving, basketball or such, but shopping in the mall, longer walks, resturant meals, and such should be doable now. You don't gotta sit home the entire time. I used the leg bag, with good effect, and freed myself to rejoin life while healing. You don't have you shopping all done yet, have ya?
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4/19/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/11/07 Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07 Path report: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6.
open) Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed
9/26/07 Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
Present- 1 year: ED- Viagra, pump continues, no response- Trimix .10ml x 2 weekly continues
Post Surgery PSA's: 3 mts-.04, 6 mts.-.04, 9 mts.-.04, 1 Year-.02.