Pat, when you wake up from the big sleep, and your head clears, and your surgeon tells you he thinks he got all the cancer, everything else will fall into place and be worth it to you. Don't know if you have had major surgery before, but as soon as possible, make sure you get up and walk, no matter how unpleasant that sounds or feels at the time. It's so important after your surgery. And the first time you can get up and walk around by yourself, you will be proud.
jersey - no fair, i didnt get any popsicles. after not eating thursday, all day friday, when they finally let me have something saturday morning, it was gross beef boulion. i feel cheated now. lol.
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. 1/5/9 - Cath #3 out, dr. did cycloscope, saw potential blockage, put in Catheter #4, further tests/treatments 1/9/8.
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