Well, i know its still early, been peeing on my own now for 3 hours, no great gushers, but seems to be enough to relieve myself. DJBear- if you still burn, ask your doc for the pyridium, I burned at the dr office and told him, and he gave me a large free sample. An hour after the first pill, no burning, but neon orange pee, not a bad trade off. Still on the same pad all morning, might be too soon, but feel my main bladder muscles are working, looks like all the pad is catching is some minute drips that I must not even feel happening. I know that tonight, my first night, will be the real test, so I look forward to it with nervous anticipation. I do plan to wear a pull up, can't believe I said that, since I have been on Ambien for sleep for 10 years now, not convinced I would wake up on my own. See how I do. If I get through today, tonight, and all tommorow, will feel I am ready to move on to the phase. Dr said when we went over my first post PSA on Feb. 9th, we will have a good disusscion about the ED side of things.
Thanks for all you guys wonderful support and comment.
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, Catheter out 12/29/08, hoping for the best after 45 days.
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