James C. - how right you are, one has to be careful what one complains about
, as much as I grew to hate the cath, I would have paid any price this morning to have it instantly back in. My wife thinks now I understand a little bit about
pain i.e. childbirth 3x. I think I believe her too. When my doc. gets back to me, I am hoping that he tells me perhaps another week or two of healing with the cath. will do the trick. I don't think I could handle anything more serious at this point.
Mostly disapointed, I was going to be driving again this week, and wanted to run errands for my hard working wife to make things a little easier for her.
Thanks one and all, we have a great brotherhood here, and I will always appreciate that.
Age 56, 56 at DX
PSA 2007 5.8
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
Open RP surgery completed on Friday, November 14, 2008 at
St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, SC, Dr. Ronald Smith - Surgeon,
Non-nerving sparing, 4 days in hospital, staples removed 11/24/8,
Catheter out on 12/15/8 on day 32. Day 33, urine stopped flowing, new catheter put in 12/16/08 - uncertain of what went wrong.
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:
Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c pN0 pMx, Prostate 42 grams, tumor 20% cancer
Contained in capsular, neg. margins apex, bladder neck, right lobe, neg. in seminal vessels and lymph nodes. Left lobe: infiltrating tumor miscroscopically appears to extend to marked left posterior margin
First PSA Post Surgery Scheduled for 1/5/9