Well guys, I made it to the other side finally. Had robotic surgery scheduled for 11:30AM on 1-9-09 but got a call from the Urology Clinic asking if I would take the 7:30AM slot, and yes I did. I woke up in Recovery about
10:15 with the Nurse offering pain meds. I refused twice but the relented and got 2 shots then and one more before heading to the room. No more pain meds untill 1AM the next morning, when I was awaked by a Nurse saying you are getting this whether you want it or not. Ok I,m a good patient.
Prognosis: The Surgon told me in Recovery that he did not believe I would need anymore treatment after this surgery. I hope that it holds up! He stated the PC was fully encased in the prostate with no evidence of escapeing. Lymph nodes look clear and normal size. Margins clear and both nerve bundles fully spared. Needless to say the wonderful wife and I are elated.
Got to leave the hospital at 2PM on 1-10-09. The two hour drive home was however, miserable.
Thanks to someone on this board I passed on the leg bag and stayed with the large carry around bag. I was pretty woreout after arriving home and then to top it all off they gave me a supository laxative about 11 that morning so I arrived home with messed up pants. I guess when you get this disease you just have to park your dignity at the curb and go on.
Sorry I had to wait another day to post, but the perineum tenderness needed a day to let up some before I could sit at a computer for a little while. In fact it is time to standup now. Scheduled to go in 1-15-09 for ther dye test and possible catheter removal. Wish the Best of Luck to everyone on this board.