Hey there. I had mine in for eight or nine days post-surg. It was going to be removed in the hospital but I was still draining too much for it to be removed that second day so I got to go home with it. I was just one that kept on with the fluids I guess. My girlfriend is a triage nurse so she got to take it out after I finally stopped filling the thing up. So, while laying on my couch she pulled that puppy out.......quite uncomfortable I may add. After some hystrical laughing, and locker room rants, she finally got the thing out. Most uncomfortable part of the whole trip, pre-surg, post-surg....it was done fast though.
age: 53 Pre-op PSA Feb 08' 5.0, April 08' 4.1
Biopsy 5.1.08, 5 of 15 cores postive, T2a, Gleason 3+4=7
DaVinci performed 7.29.08
Bladder sling installed, umbilical hernia repaired during surgery.
Path report, "cancer fully contained, margins clear".
Cath removed 8.8.08, ED therapy begins 8.9.08
100mg Viagra three times a week, pump for ten minutes daily
and hold for ten minutes.
8.16.08 switched to Levitra 20mg, immediate results
9.15.08 Pad free at night, one thin (light) pad during the day
9.18.08 1st Post-op PSA Undetectable Zero's....Yes!
12.22.08 2nd Post-op PSA Zero's still...
Pads gone 1.3.09, finally found the courage...Thanks ya'll
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