I have re-thought the idea of going through the Oncology Rehab Program at my local hospital, and have an apppointment next Monday afternoon to go and have an accessment for the program. It is suppose to last 10 weeks in the first phase, they do have a second 10 phase II, but rather not think about that.
THey already know I am still with catheter, and said they could start me out with upper body re-hab until I can be cath free, and then work on the lower half. THey realize I will have some physical limitation in my current condition.
I need to do this to help myself get back into some kind of decent shape. Been out of the health loop for over a year now with all these aggervating setbacks and such.
Ten years ago, post radiation, I went through nearly a year of re-hab with a different hospital, at the time, it really helped give my life back to some useful function again.
Will keep all posted about this program.
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
Incontinence: 1 Month ED: Non issue at any point post surgery
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 in 35 days, 12/7/9 - Cath #10 in place