Glad both your husband and you are on the other side. The recovery side. Glad his surgery went well, and you are right, the entire ordeal is a major stress maker for the both of you. Even though my wife is a nurse, she still had a hard time knowing what I was going through, and for many weeks, I was in little position to do much for her in return. Now that I am 9 months out of surgery, I am her utter house slave, she loves that part, lol.
I hope your husbands recovery goes well, and that you both get rewarded with a big fat zero on that first post surgery psa test. May his rubber snake come out with ease, and may his pathology report be squeakly clean.
David in SC
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