Welcome Jon to our merry little band, see you met the entrance requirement with your PC dx. Sorry it had to be that way. I think we are/were all nervous before our respective surgeries, I know I was, as I had 7 weeks warning to get ready, but fortunately (?) I had other major surgeries in the past. I had 3 prostate biopsies over a 15 month period, including the last 2 six weeks apart, I had the same pain in the same area as you described, I believe most would find that normal. I hurt down there up to the very afternoon of my surgery. Sorry about your father, that is so young, but thankful you were dx. at an early stage. Are you sure your PSA was only .2? Did you mean to say 2 or something point 2? You will find a great group of men well versed in all aspects of treatments and recovery and side affects. Just jump right in, ask whatever you want, and if you are scared, don't worry, and if you need to vent, that's cool too. This place was an important part of my life pre-treatment and has been my best place of support post surgery. Welcome again.
David in SC
Age 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