Today was some improvement, took 47 minutes start to finish, they were short of help, and only had one operator per machine instead of the normal two. Considering that, got out of there pretty good.
Tommorow will make the 1/3rd mark, somehow fractional ammouns always sound like more, lol. And tommorow, I will have my delayed meeting with my Radiation Oncologist.
Least the cath has been flowing pretty decent today, but getting harsher spasms by the day, they are still no fun even when taking the Ditropan for them. Don't think people are suppose to be on catheters all this time. My poor bladder will never be the same, not happy with a hole poked through its side, lol.
Just trying to make the best of an unpleasant thing.
David in SC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/09 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/09 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - out 38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl.agree to start radiation, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg with uro/surg, 9/29- pre-op, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - suprapubic cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sessions/72 gys.