Posted this yesterday, but got confused and posted it under some other disease forum, and people there probably thought I was off my rocker. Of course, people here might think the same thing...
Something I've noticed for a while, but it was too...odd...to bring up here. But heck, we talk about
everything else, and what better day than today. So--
I've done great in the incontinence department, only wore pads for a week, and probably didn't need them that long. One thing I noticed, though, is that somehow, some effort to make the bowels move also pushes out some additional urine. Not a problem if I'm sitting on the pot, trying to do that anyway. But, letting some gas out does the same thing. So I find I have to be even more careful than before in easing the gas out. This has led to only one accident in 3 months, and I continue to get better at control, so I can't complain.
I searched Healingwell.com for "flatulence", and came up with the ingenious idea: underwear with activated charcoal to absorb odors! Guess those Japanese astronauts didn't know about
Diagnosis at age 53. PSA 2007 about
2; PSA 2008 4.3
Biopsy September 2008: 6 of 12 cores positive; Gleason 4+3 = 7
CT and Bone scan negative
Da Vinci surgery at City of Hope December 8, 2008
Radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection
Catheter out on 7th day, replaced on 8th day, out again 14th day following negative cystogram
Pathology: pT2c; lymph nodes negative; margins involved; 41 grams, 8% involved by tumor; same Gleason 4+3=7
PSA 1/22/08 non-detectable! 8-)
Post Edited (DJBearGuy) : 4/2/2009 8:33:11 AM (GMT-6)