Boy hey howdy. You are so right. Around a year ago also I talked to a few fellows and they echoed the same thing about the lifting especially with the DaVinci. I guess the open is so obvious because of light pain lasting longer and incision you feel and see but the robotic you just forget you have these wholes in you where bad stuff can pop out from.
Doc told me 6 weeks, wive thought she heard six years, works for me. We'll see how far I can stretch this.... I never would have guessed that she was strong enough to hitch my fishin boat to the truck all by herself. God I love that woman.
Billy, sincerely take care tomorrow, good luck.
DRE normal , 2004 Biospy negative - 2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
PSA @ surgery 6
Bone and Ct scans negative
clinicaly Staged at T1C - Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008, University of Chicago.
Catheter out in 7 days normaly expected leakage
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, (3+4) 10 % of both portions of prostate
Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear, single positve margin at apex measuring less than 1/2mm.
PSA Six week < 0.1 4 month PSA <.05 6 month PSA<0.01,9 month<0.01
Watching PSA @ 3 months for 2 years, will do salvage radiation if necessary.
Fair to Good results with Viagra, side effects are bothersome at times.