Well Sonny, as I write you're sound asleep in Detroit, the guys and gals in the OR are chatting away (just another day for them!) and the doctor is having fun playing the best video game in town. Soon you'll suddenly realize you're in the recovery room! And some nice nurse will be telling you you're doing just fine, and as you hear that, you'll drift back to sleep, only to wake a few minutes later, and then, before you know it, some orderly will be wheeling you down the halls of the hospital to the ward where you'll see your wife waiting, she'll be grinning from ear to ear, you'll lift your arm as you roll along and say "Hey there, where you been," or some such, and you'll feel every bit as perky as you did when you got up on the table earlier this morning. Those meds are wondeful ! ! !
Then, the whole ward staff will seem to converge on your room as they go "one, two, three" and wheeeee! Off you go from stretcher to the bed. At this point you'll realize you've gor an arm full of needles hooked to bags ---- and, speaking of bags, by gosh, Willie is hooked to one too!
In a couple of hours you'll be up walking in the hall.
Now it's time to Blackberry your friends here and say hello.
Welcome to the other side, Sonny
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9, so far, so good
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"