Dragon, you have been through a lot, a whole lot, and it sounds like you are really pushing things a bit on the fast side. I am at the 3 week mark from my surgery, and I am still having big problems with bladder spasams. Had to call my doctor yesterday about
that to get put on a new med to help. That pain can be a 10 of 10, as it feels your bladder will explode inside, as the urine is fighting to pass through your penis instead of the cath tube. Your accident made my incision hurt just reading about
it, I am so tender, I am mostly afraid to be outside or in a car for the very reason you wrote.
Good luck on your healing, good luck on your future. As far as your GF, she does need to spend time here reading the trials and tribuations of every brave man and their other halves, in this terrible and very vicisios fight against the horrors of Prostate Cancer. There is no one way, one method, one recovery, etc, we are all different, and each react differently in our paths. You will make it brother, just dont beat yourself up to much, you are doing great so far.
David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX
PSA 2007 5.8
PSA 7-2008 12.3
PSA 9-2008 14.9
3rd Biopsy 9-2008 Positive
7 of 7 cores positive, ranging from 40 - 90%
2 tumours noted, Gleason 4+3 and 3+4
Periunual Invasion noted & High Grade PIN noted
Open RP surgery completed on Friday, November 14, 2008 at
St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, SC, Dr. Ronald Smith - Surgeon,
Nerve bundles not able to be spared, awaiting pathology report, Cath scheduled to be removed on 12-15-2008, staples removed 11-24-8