Well HOwdy Folks.
It's Friday, 2pm and I have hi-jacked one of the computer terminals from the nurses.
I am waiting on the nurse to come in and change the dressings, show me how it's done and then I can leave to go to my apartment.
I have a little abdominal discomfort, but not what I would call real pain. I have not had any pain meds since I came out of the revocery room.
I was surprised to wake up in recovery having only the Supra Pubic Catheter. The doc. said that the surgery went so well they didn't feel it necessary to put the Foley in for the one day in the hospital.
The Dr. came in last night and again this morning to make sure I heard and understoon what he had to say.
From physical appearances the cancer appeared to confined to the walnut. I will know in five days.
He was successful in sparing all the major nerves and quite a few of the minor. On a scale where 100 would be the best you could ask for , he gave me a 94. I'll take that result any day of the week.
Just clear food yesterday. This morning was oatmeal and scrambled eggs. Lunch was baked fish, masked potatoes, cooked carrots, iced tea, banana pudding and Italiam Ice. Not bad huh?
More later when I can sit a little longer. Gotta go do some laps.
60 years old
PSA November 2007 3.0
PSA May 2009 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
<5%, 90%, 40%
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
CT Organ Scan - negative
Nuclear Bone Scan - Negative
Surgery set for September 17th, 2009 with Dr. Mani Menon at the Henry Ford Medical Center in Detroit.