Incisional Hernia

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dawgfan
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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 3/24/2009 7:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Noticed a bulge that was not belly fat recently. GP thinks it's an incisional hernia since it's located directly beneath the far right-hand scar in my abdomen from the robotic surgery a couple of years ago. Great, another surgery in my future. Getting older sucks sometimes...although I know it beats the alternative.
 
I did search on the topic here, but got no returns. Seems some of you have had these as well. What are your experiences?
 
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DX 8/24/06
Gleason 6
PSA 3.32
stage T1C
age 48 at the time
da Vinci on 10/20/06
Last PSA was ZERO
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Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 3/24/2009 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   

I had my abdominal hernia located above my belly button  repaired a year before my PC surgery. No issues here.

 

If you search "hernia" you'll find a few threads on the topic.


Age 54   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
Catheter in for five weeks.
Dry after 3 months.
 
10/03/08 - 1st Quarter PSA -> less then .01
01/16/09 - 2nd Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.
 


Bluenose
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 260
   Posted 3/24/2009 8:38 AM (GMT -6)   

 

 I had umbilical hernia repaired at the same time of my robotic surgery....no problems.  Wasn't bad at all..


 
  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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dawgfan
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 148
   Posted 3/24/2009 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for they replies. I'm familiar with an inguinal hernia as I had one repaired about 20 years ago. I just wanted to know how many of us developed incisional hernias after prostatectomies.

DX 8/24/06
Gleason 6
PSA 3.32
stage T1C
age 48 at the time
da Vinci on 10/20/06
Last PSA was ZERO
Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Friend
"Never miss a good chance to listen."
 


Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4840
   Posted 3/24/2009 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
If you're not the first - you're one of a select few....Goes to show us how different our experiences are.
Age 54   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
Catheter in for five weeks.
Dry after 3 months.
 
10/03/08 - 1st Quarter PSA -> less then .01
01/16/09 - 2nd Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.
 

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