about halfway through my catheter days, and really really really looking forward to its removal, really. However, I have been surprised to learn that a catheter has so many other uses. Here’s my top ten list:
10. Educational device – after several mornings of getting up, I now realize that I was entirely wrong about what the phrase ‘kick the bucket’ really means.
9. GPS (Grab Penis Swiftly) location device – ‘nuff said.
8. Constant Gardener – Houseplant looking a little peaked? Now I can give it a quick little nutrient filled squirt.
7. Mini Fire Extinguisher – I no longer fear small kitchen fires. On the downside, if I ever use it I may never be able to eat anything flambé for the rest of my life.
6. Lady Impresser – I may get back into the bar scene. I once again have an impressive ‘package’ under my pants, its just a bit farther south and has to be drained once per hour.
5. Diet Device – If my belly and butt suffered this much shrinkage, I’d be waving my fat pants and appearing on an infomercial in a heartbeat.
4. Clothesline - Been doing more laundry since I came home from the hospital. Now I have a new place to hang my clothes to dry.
3. Gandhi kegger – draw a refreshing glass anytime, anywhere.
2. Speed governor – In danger of loosing your license because you’ve been getting too many pedestrian speeding tickets? This will bring things under control.
And finally, my number one use:
1. Buddhist Meditation Aide – Can’t find your navel? It’s 8” north of the OTHER center of your universe.
The happiest of holidays and a glorious New Year to all of HW.
This moment, here and now, is nothing less than the totality of existence.
I can't control my life, but I can influence this moment.
PSA 1.6, 1.8, 2.0 at yearly intervals
Last PSA 2.0 or 2.4 depending upon lab
Mild DRE finding (hindsight unrelated) lead to biopsy
3/08 1st biopsy, 18 core. Pathologist 1, HPIN and ASAP, 0.5mm 1 core. Pathologist 2, carcinoma
7/08 2nd biopsy, 16 core. Pathologist 1, 1 core carcinoma. Pathologist 3, 3 cores carcinoma
Urologist retired. Referred to another Dr. in same practice, not experienced enough.
Robotic da Vinci performed 12/22/08, Univ of Washington Med Center, Dr. William Ellis. Both nerves spared, complimented on my 'wide pelvis' (my feminine side, I guess) which gave more room to operate. Now the healing begins.