Hello all. I've been in bed all week sick as the proverbial dog. My doctor tells me this morning he's it's N1H1 and I've had my first Tamiflu. I had the shot in mid-November. Didn't totally protect me, obviously, but they say that if you get N1H1 after getting a shot it will be much milder. Thank Heavens for that. I've not had the energy for several days to even go downstairs. A trip to the bathroom leaves me exhausted. It has, however, trimmed six pounds off my frame. And, when you don't feel like eating, it's an easy diet.
Now for the PCa connection. Along with N1H1 comes this cough. It is the ultimate answer to the question: Am I dry? If you have donated your prostate to some poor struggling pathologist in need of work, and you want to know how dry you really are six months later, just go get yourself an H1N1 cough. Only the strongest, best trained, sphincters can withstand the onslaught of the H1N1 cough.
Now, if you'll excuse me, it's time for me to zonk out again.
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.