DJ, so it sounds, blood aside, that you are still flowing and urinating reasonable well, that is wonderful news, happy for you. Had bad spasms again today, when my wife go home, she had me lie down on my back and put an old fashioned heating pad across the area for about
30 minutes, felt good, but not sure it did anything. Still trying to tough it through till Monday. Keep me posted, and again, I am sincerely happy for you, to be freed of the plastic bag monsters. PS, I have less trouble with the big bag, and more trouble with the leg bag, and you are right, the big bag is a closed system and uses some kind of natural suction with the thick tube beyond the actual catheter tube itself.
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-nerve 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