Ok here goes. Ever since my catheter was removed and I started my long trip down the road of becoming continent again, I think I have been withholding drinking ample amounts of water. Not only have I given up sodas, coffee, beer, and darn near every liquid but water, I have also held back with drinking water in the amounts that perhaps I should have. I limited water intake thinking it would limit the amount of leakage. The last several days, I have experienced a fairly high level of burning in my bladder and the plumbing out. I even had a lab test my urine for infection....nil. So, in order to help eliminate the burning, I thought I would increase my water intake just like I was doing when I use to experience the same type burning when I use to deal with prostatis. What I have found out it that increasing water, decreases the burning sensation. I suppose my question here is: Has anyone that had a prostadectomy been advised by their surgeon concerning the amount of water one should be drinking? Mine never said a darn thing about
how much to drink. I am now wondering if it was wrong or at least ill-selfadvised to not drink ample amounts of water. Should I be drinking more water than usual?
Any advise along these lines. Y'all's continued educating me is very much appreciated.
AGE: 59 DIAGNOSES: 5/27/08
PSA ONE WEEK PRIOR TO DAVINCI ROBOTIC: .84
ROBOTIC ASSISTED LAPAROSCOPIC PROSTATECTOMY):11/11/08
TOTAL GLEASON SCORE: 7
PRIMARY PATTERN: GRADE 3
SECONDARY PATTERN: GRADE 4
CONFINED TO PROSTATE: BILATERAL INVOLVEMENT OF PROSTATE - pT2c
REGIONAL LYMPH NODE STATUS: CANNOT BE ASSESSED - pNX
MARGINS UNINVOLVED BY INVASIVE CARCINOMA, THE TUMOR IS <1.0 MM.TO RIGHT
ANTERIOR LATERAL MARGIN.
EXTRAPROSTATIC EXTENSION: ABSENT
SEMINAL VESICLE INVASION: ABSENT
DISTANT METASTASIS: CANNOT BE ASSESSED - pMX
PERINEURAL INVASION: NOT IDENTIFIED
HIGH-GRADE PROSTATIC INTRAEPITHELIAL NEOPLASIA (PIN): NOT IDENTIFIED
PROPORTION (PERCENT) OF PROSTATIC TISSUE INVOLVED BY TUMOR: APPROXIMATELY 8%
ADDITIONAL PATHOLOGIC FINDINGS:
-NON-NEOPLASTIC PROSTATE WITH GLANDULAR AND STROMAL HYPERPLASIA.