Welcome! Ah, it gives a whole new sympathy for babies with diaper rash, doesn't it? It is from the chafing of the foley tube, I believe, and it takes a while for healing to occur under the duress of urine on it all the time. Anyway, zinc oxide cream as Ohio State suggested helped. Also, Baby powder to keep the whole area dry was a huge help. Avoid gold Bond or any of those things. They are irritants.
Yes, keep the acids low for a while. No orange juice, no soda, - I even found too much tomato stuff was irritating.
Welcome to the club. The weird pains, pinges, twitches, and itches , are all normal. And then there is the whole subject of scary stuff in your pee...well, you'll find those goodies yourself if you're lucky. All of it is normal and none of it is anything to worry about
46 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6 (Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious)
10/07 PSA 5.06 (Biopsy 11/07 1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report: Stage T2cNxMx
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes
PSA 0 at nine months.
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.) Never a problem since.
ED - Took 100mg viagra every night. for several months
Totally usable erections at 10 weeks, which disappeared over the course of a month or two.
ED bounce is what they call it. Now, at one year, ED is fine with viagra.
One year PSA - undectable!