HI newspaper, Sonny makes a good point - the main thing is that they know, so if you need extra support on that side or something extra in the recovery period they are all aware of the device, and most importantly they are all careful with you on that side. My husband had already had major back surgery previously and my issue was the actual lying on the operation table for op etc, and then recovery period lying down. They took this all into account when we shared our concerns and we basiucally told the doctor and any nurses we came in contact with. He was therefore up within hours of his surgery, not for the prostate, but for his back. If it had "seized" up there would have been a problem all around - we knew this. There was no problem and everyone seemed to understand why the issue was important to us. This particular injury (previous) had prevented my husband from working for many years, so it was a big thing to us as had taken many years to fix and he even had to re-train in his work.. however I agree with all others, that previous surgery of this kind should not really make a difference. Where is that "brainsurgeon"? He would be able to tell you.. Good idea to ask the doc tomorrow - all the best. Hope you can be reassured on this. kind regards, Lana
Creed_three - Husband 51 yrs (49 years at diagnosis)
PSA (2002) 2.1. PSA (2006) 3.5. 1 x 5% core of 12 positive at biopsy. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing April 2007. Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7. Undetectable <.1 PSA since, specifically, June 2007-0.01, Oct 2007-0.02, April 2008-0.02: Oct 2008-0.03, Nov, 2008-0.02, April 2009-0.03.