thanks bob, and dj, i have spent the day at home, with the large bag still on from last night, didnt even want to
open the leg bag yet. did some minor work around the house, put away some christmas stuff, mostly rested. they used a different kind of foley catheter last night in the ER, so it feels different inside me, don't really hurt, just weird feeling, coude or something like that. haven't had any classic spasms, but had some strange feelings that could have led to spasms so chose to make this a healing day instead. who knows, perhaps i was pushing myself to much the 2 or 3 days before christmas, and then all the christmas stuff, that was when i have the bulk of the spasms. at least now, i can safely use the ditropan if needed, if i get any bad spasms, that's kind of my back up plan. one day, this part of my "recovery" has to end one way or the other, that's what i keep telling myself.
and dj, i am assuming you are still flowing fine on your own?
david in sc
56, 56 at DX
PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3, 9/8 14.9, 10/8 16.4
3rd Biopsy 9-2008 Positive 7 of 7 cores positive, ranging from 40 - 90%, G 4+3 & 3+4
Open RP surgery 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. After 7 hours, complete stoppage again, emergency room put in Catheter #3 early evening of day 45, still 12/29/08. New appt. to see dr. on 1/5/9 as result.
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.
First PSA Post Surgery Scheduled now for 2/9/9