It's been a full week since I was scoped, dialated, and wearing this new catheter. Still can't believe how much it can hurt at times a week later, no wonder the dr. wrote the prescription for 30 pain pills, he isn't one for handing out drugs like candy.
I worked Monday and Tuesday, 5 hours each day, and that's all the guy needed me for this week. Felt good to be at my craft of accounting/finance. The pain from sitting hunched over at a desk that long with the catheter in place with a leg bag was tough. Felt a lot of pressure pain. What scares me, its been almost 9 months from my surgery, and even if I had a full time job, or let's say I had one all along, not sure I could really physically endure it.
I am feeling anxious about seeing the doctor next Monday afternoon, because I am not sure what he is thinking or will want to do next. I do feel like there is never going to be an end ot this blockage problem.
David in SC
Age 57, 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
Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes
2009 PSA 2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/11 ?
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, again