Good Morning and welcome to you Garth,
So happy your found our little community here. Very friendly and experienced people here, all too happy to help you and to support you. Like you, I had an open surgery too. Sounds like you are doing well so far. Hope your recovery continues well, and yes, you will feel like a new man once they take out your catheter. I had a series of them for 66 days, so I know the feeling. Was really happy to see your post surgery Gleason was downgraded to a 5, that is really good news. Look forward to hearing from you again soon.
David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3
3rd Biopsy 9/8 Positive 7 of 7 cores pos, 40-90%, Gleason 7
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Non-nerve sparing, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes
First PSA Post Surgery 2/9/9