I knew I was going to ask about having one done, just from the info I'd learned from this site...but, in the end I didn't have to do that. Normal procedure as far as my Doc was concerned. I've been surprised as well as to the number of guys that haven't had them done, especially with the complications that can be avoided in doing this procedure.....
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, umbilical 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!
12.22.08 2nd post-op PSA-Zeros still...
.."just tryin' to reason with hurricane season"..