Tony, since I live only blocks from the drs office, he will probably tell me to home, drink lots of water, and need be, get back up there before they close at 5.
Diane, so happy to hear Pete is home, no place like home, and no place like your own bed. Sorry they didn't have any room for him in a real therapy bed. The place my wife works at is half re-hab, half nursing center, and they are slowly switching over to all therapy. I hope he does well with the therapy.
On the self-cath biz, read about
it, don't think there is no way I could handle doing that, creeps me out to think of it. Hopefully it won't come down to anything like that. The dr told my wife while I was in recovery, that he cauterized what he did after he made the
opening bigger (didnt learn that till last night) so that it wouldnt try to re-grow scar tissue. So glad I was completely under when all this was going on. lol.
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. 1/5/9 - Cath #3 out, dr. did cycloscope, saw potential blockage, put in Catheter #4, 1/13/9 - Had operation St. Francis - removed blockage, put in Cath #5, suppose to be removed 1/19/9
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