Well Gerbe, I am on day 43 of catheter time, the stories I could add to your list! Yesterday, while walking up the basement steps, the longer tube on the "big" bag got snagged on the bottom step, and yanked that cath so hard that I fell down. Even this morning, I can still feel the pain in my "winky" from where the tube stretched the comotose fellow out and back again. I do your number 8 a lot at night off the front porch, keeping the gardenia fresh and full. And your number one, it's like a compas always pointing north that's for sure.
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