Well, my dr. office called this afternoon, instead of scheduling another procedure at the dr. office on Friday as I had been told Monday, they have scheduled a surgery at St. Francis Hospital in Greenille at Noon, Tuesday the 13th. Was told to report there 2 hours a head of time. I am suppose to go to pre-op tommorow afternoon at 2:30 and was told to expect two hours. I asked the nurse exactly what my dr. was calling this operation and what was the game plan. She claimed she didn't exactly know, and didn't want to give me the wrong information. That did a lot f or my confidence.
This day surgery will be almost 2 months to the day of my open RP. Today makes 8 weeks since tha surgery, and as most know here, will be day 56 on the catheter. I am wondering what they are going to do, was told will be all explained at pre-op. I can only imagine another week or two on what will be cath #5 at that point to heal from this mystery operation.
If I don't get a satisfactory and clear answer at pre-op, you can be assured I will be calling my dr. at all costs.
Like my poor wife said upon hearing this development, there's no end to this.
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