Jerry, thats all any of us can do, think ahead, plan ahead, but deal with our issues as they come, and try hard not to let them overcome our thinking and emotions.
Today, very little pain related to the laser surgery, impressed so far. Since Tuesday, only took 2 loratabs that first afternoon, none since then. When they did the painful emergency dialation-cath insertion, I went through 30 in about
5 or 6 days and was s till hurting.
Did a bunch of errans this afternoon, tired now, and the cath is annoying me, but no real cutting type pains. Got to be the laser instead of scalpels when he removed the obstruction. Hope that is a good omen when the cath is finally removed.
Today was day 31 on these caths, so sick of knowing its there, still have 10 more to go, then hopefully the snake will be pulled for good.
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, 8/9 .16
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, 8/14 met with Rad Oncl, still talking option, 8/18 - had laser scope surgery to clear blockage, now on Catheter #7