well, been off the bag/tube for 9 hours now. still flowing as needed, definitely stronger flow than since i had my PC surgery done in November. Been on the same pad all day, just in case, but so far, no accidents. got to get through my first night on my own, will be wearing a pullup for my on security sake (yeah, kind of a wimp), but my night meds knock me out once they hit. By this time tommorow, will be convinced I am ok down there. also, after 9 hours, no pain in the bladder neck area like i use to have every day since the big surgery. so it must not be straining me down there like it was before. the only question in my mind, is if this laser surgery to correct the problem works this well and heals that fast, why didnt we do that in january after i was on a cath for 63 days? oh well, i am thankful to be off the tube and on my own again.
thanks guys for all your great and sincere support.
david in sc, still a flowing on my own
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, 8/18 - laser scope surgery to clear blockage, now on Cath #7, 8/26 - cath removed