No pain with removal, an unusual feeling though. My bladder was filled prior to removal. I was fine while sitting but when I stood to pee in the cup....whoaa, looked like a fire hose had been let loose! Finally gained control of that situation and filled said cup half-way, the other half, well you know.....it wasn't in the cup! Nurse came in and asked "did you pee", she looked around say's "oh yeah YOU did"! We were both laughing pretty hard. She said it happens all the time.....I went ahead put on my Depends pad (advice from the forum) and headed for the house. Only used one pad during the daytime early in my recovery to once in awhile I'll still slip on a liner....because, sometimes I'm just chicken..
The Depends pads worked really good for me, I'd advise you to take a few of those....as far as a bucket and mop, they have those in the office!! :) you'll do fine David, good luck brother!
Pre-0p PSA Feb. 08, 5.0
PSA spiked once about 8yrs ago to 5.0 three months later
back to 2.9...then into the 1.2 range until my re-scheduled
"missed" appointment this past Feb.
5 of 15 cores positive
Da Vinci scheduled..7.29.08..as I read somewhere on this
site....."the first show of the day"
DaVinci completed 7.29.08, Bladder Sling installed, hernia repair
completed during surgery.
Sent home 30hrs, JP drain in place 7days,
Path report "cancer fully contained"....Margins clear
Cath removed 8.8.08(ten days)...one lightly used pad 24 hours
ED therapy begins 8.9.08. 100mg viagra three times a week,
pump everyday and hold for ten minutes.
8.16.08 switched to Levitra 20mg.......whahoo, got lucky...
9.15.08 pad free at night, one thin (light) pad during the daytime
hours. Just because I'm chicken..!
9.18.08 1st post-0p-PSA-Undetectable...Zero's! Yes!
..."just tryin' to reason with hurricane season"..