Hero, now listen up. What you've been told about
taking it easy is good advice. Push, sure, but don't over do it. That could set you back. Some guys like OBB can do amazing things. You may too. But recovery is NOT a competition.
Walk, drink, walk, drink, take your pain meds. Do what the doctor tells you.
When you say, "I am optimistic that by the weekend I’ll be back to near normal status," that scares the living daylights out of me. Six weeks from now you be happy if your back to near normal status. da Vinci has ripped you apart inside. As one
open surgeon said, "the scar the patient sees on the outside is just a taste of what I did on the inside." da Vinci surgery is the same inside as
Prudent pushing is the answer, Jack. No heroics that will set you back --- you hear me?
And, in case I didn't mention it, walk, drink, walk, drink .....
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
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"
First post op PSA Sept 09 less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23 test again less than 0.02
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues, but better every week.
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