well, mal, guess the suspense will have to keep a few more days. just hope i get it this week. got a couple more days of consulting work this week, which is great, help keep my mind off that pending psa number.
more uptight about
my pending uro/surgeon meeting on jan. 11th. will probably work together to decide how to end all this catheter nonsense. today is day 89 on this sp catheter. starting to really believe that i will never be cath free again. current thinking is still to agree to another, and hopefully final day surgery on the matter. that way the dr. can remove the sp, do his dialation and possible re-surgical
opening again of my bladder neck, and then inserting a foley catheter, all while i am knock out cold into the next world.
he said if we go that route, would have to have the foley in my weiner for 2--3 weeks, to allow the puncture the sp cath required a chance to heal up properly. at this point in time, i think i could bear that little extra cath time knowing that it was about
dont mean to vent, but so very sick of cleaning bags, changing bags, snagging catheter tubes, bladder spasms, pain meds, trying to sleep in a comfortable position, worrying about
hiding my tubes under my pants, etc. told my youngest just tonight, i could almost start to believe that its never going to end. sorry, end of vent.
david in sc
57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.33rd Biopsy
: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3Open RP:
11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09Path 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
Post SRT PSA:
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 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 in place