Les, one step ahead of you. I save a shower curtain that had been recently replaced for the sole purpose, and I guess what is normal is to wear a "pull up" at night until I know what is going on. So far, I have had to go at least every 15 minutes or so, and if I try to restrict the flow, it really lets loose, so I am encouraged on that part.
Mike, yeah when I get up from lying on my side or sitting by my computer, I am starting to get a weird feeling like some fluid is building up inside my bladder, something I never ever thought about
before. I am almost 6 hours out now, and now sign of blocking up or slowing down, so that is making me feel more confident.
David, leaking away 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