Jim, so glad to have you back on the other side now, the recovery side. Yeah, there's nothing good to be said about a catheter, I know that all too well. If your surgeon went wide, it was for a reason, be good to read your pathology report when you do get it. Right now, get plenty of rest, don't be afraid to use pain meds if you need them, and of course, lots of stool softeners. I hope you got someone taking good care of you.
David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 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 .05, 6 month on 5/9