I had laproscopic robotic prostatectomy on April 9. I had the catheter removed on April 17. "Take a deep breath" is what the nurse said before pulling it out. She seemed surprised at how much pain I was having after removal.
I now have pretty good control. I have never had to change a pad because it was saturated. I don't void at the first feeling of having to go, but wait until my bladder is feeling fuller. I used to get up twice during the night, but only once for about a week now. I am still wearing a pad for security, but they have been dry the last two days. My sphincter/muscles are still irritated/sore, but there has been improvement in the last few days.
Looking forward to great followup reports,
PSA 01/07 was 1.2, PSA 01/08 was 1.9, PSA 01/09 was 2.5.
BIOPSY 02/24/09, adenocarcinoma DX at age 52
Right: GS 3+3=6, tumor in 3 of 6 cores, 10% involvement,PNI-Yes
Left: GS 3+3=6, tumor in 1 of 7 cores, <5% involvement,PNI-No
Left-side nerve sparing, Right-side partial nerve sparing
Final pathology: GS 3+4=7, Margins uninvolved, 2 lymph nodes negative
Catheter removed 04/17 - was more painful than I expected.
Incontinence has not been much of an issue, still wear a pad for security.
ED treatment is 25 mg nightly.
First followup PSA results on 05/28/09