...IMO, I feel the supra is over the top. PCa is already getting hit with the 'over treatement' tag....I was scared to death about the cath, just from what I'd read on this froum, I argree with James post 100%....it's not that bad, I took the advice I gleened from this forum, and had no problem at all. I shaved my thighs, went with the leg bag during the day, big bag at night. Hearing my fathers voice, 'sometimes you just have to grab the bootsrtraps and get with it'.. With that said, with what David(Purg) went through, he's a rare bird, no doubt I would be saying NO Way do I want another cath....and hopefully self cath is not in his future.
age: 53 @ Dx, Pre-op PSA Feb 08' 5.0, April 08' 4.1
Biopsy 5.1.08, 5 of 15 cores postive, T2a, Gleason 3+4=7
DaVinci performed 7.29.08
Bladder sling installed, umbilical hernia repaired during surgery.
Path report, "cancer fully contained, margins clear".
Cath removed 8.8.08, ED therapy begins 8.9.08
100mg Viagra three times a week, pump for ten minutes daily
and hold for ten minutes.
8.16.08 switched to Levitra 20mg, immediate results
9.15.08 Pad free at night, one thin (light) pad during the day
9.18.08 1st Post-op PSA Undetectable Zero's....Yes!
12.22.08 2nd Post-op PSA Zero's still...
6.23.09 1yr Post-op PSA Still a zero..
Pads gone 1.3.09, finally found the courage...Thanks ya'll
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