October 14th was catheter removal day and I received my pathology report on my prostate. Gleason Score remained at 3+3 = 6 as it was when originally diagnosed. There were no positive margins. Tumors were found in both lobes and involved 3-5% of the prostate. There was no Seminal Vesicle, Perineural, Lymphovascular or Lymph node involvement, and the bladder neck was also cancer free. That was the best news I could have hoped for.
After the catheter was removed, I was told by the nurse to take my time getting up from the examination table and to get dressed with a pad and leave. I carefully sat up and immediately urinated on the floor. It was not unexpected but still came as a surprise and left me embarrassed. Later that day I attended a physiotherapy session on pelvic floor training and went home to Niagara-on-the-Lake.
The day progressed using 4 pads with plenty of urinary leakage. The first night proved to be somewhat of a success as I was able to get to the bathroom twice, holding my urine in, without leaking. The next morning I was able to shave prior to showering and held urine in control until just before the shower when I voided in the toilet. It was a pleasent surprise that I could do that on day two. Walking is proving to be a challenge with leakage, but hopefully over time, and practising the exercises, continence will improve. Somehow I feel that this is really good progress and I can't help but be pleased.
Age 64. Diagnosed with Pca January 2009.
PSA 5.6, Gleason 3+3=6, T1c
TRUS biopsies of prostate left adenocarcinoma of prostate involving part of 1/4 biopsy fragments, less than 10% of the surface area involved, CT scan clear.
Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy - September 29/09.
Pre-op PSA down to 5.28 which I atribute to visualization techniques and a new vegetarian diet.
Robotic Prostatectomy - 09/29/09, back home 10/02/09.
Pathology - 10/14/09 Gleason Score remained at 3+3 = 6 as it was when originally diagnosed. There were no positive margins. Tumors were found in both lobes and involved 3-5% of the prostate. There was no Seminal Vesicle, Perineural, Lymphovascular or Lymph node involvement, and the bladder neck was also cancer free.
Post Edited (Modelshipwright) : 10/15/2009 7:44:03 AM (GMT-6)