Ken, What you describe is exactly what I am feeling. I can sit on a hard surface and no pain; but sit on something soft, and here we go. I too, can walk for long periods of time and no pain but lay down and here it comes. As some of the other folks advised, this is not pain from roids as I never felt this pain before my RRP and ever since the RRP I have been taking Metamucil just to keeps things moving, soft and to eliminate straining. Bottomline here is thanks for the reply and I was beginning to think this was some sort of complication related to my RRP. I had read this was typical but couldn't find it anywhere on this site. Perhaps I didn't look deep enough. I am so looking forward to the next couple months passing right along. Too bad I can't wake up and it be March 09 or something. I see my doc this coming Thursday and have a list of questions. Too bad most urologists are so busy because I know they only alot 15 minutes or so for each of their routine patients and I have a list of stuff that would keep him busy for hours. Again thanks.
AGE: 59 DIAGNOSES: 5/27/08
PSA ONE WEEK PRIOR TO DAVINCI ROBOTIC: .84
ROBOTIC ASSISTED LAPAROSCOPIC PROSTATECTOMY):11/11/08
TOTAL GLEASON SCORE: 7
PRIMARY PATTERN: GRADE 3
SECONDARY PATTERN: GRADE 4
CONFINED TO PROSTATE: BILATERAL INVOLVEMENT OF PROSTATE - pT2c
REGIONAL LYMPH NODE STATUS: CANNOT BE ASSESSED - pNX
MARGINS UNINVOLVED BY INVASIVE CARCINOMA, THE TUMOR IS <1.0 MM.TO RIGHT
ANTERIOR LATERAL MARGIN.
EXTRAPROSTATIC EXTENSION: ABSENT
SEMINAL VESICLE INVASION: ABSENT
DISTANT METASTASIS: CANNOT BE ASSESSED - pMX
PERINEURAL INVASION: NOT IDENTIFIED
HIGH-GRADE PROSTATIC INTRAEPITHELIAL NEOPLASIA (PIN): NOT IDENTIFIED
PROPORTION (PERCENT) OF PROSTATIC TISSUE INVOLVED BY TUMOR: APPROXIMATELY 8%
ADDITIONAL PATHOLOGIC FINDINGS:
-NON-NEOPLASTIC PROSTATE WITH GLANDULAR AND STROMAL HYPERPLASIA.