Incredible story, and full of good details. THanks for posting it. The nurse that critisized your doctor choice was very unprofessional and should have been reported. If you husband with in that much pain, and considering how far you lived from the hospital, in my opinion he should never have been let out of the hospital. For many men, there might not be that much raw pain, but for others, a lot. I was in that group too. I had open surgery and was in the hospital 4 1/2 days, and I will never regret that. If he was passing things that big without the catheter, perhaps they should have left it in even longer. My doctor had my original catheter in for 30 days after surgery, had a lot of problem with the bladder neck to urethra connection, wanted it to have a better chance to heal.
Glad you husband is through all that part, and now on the recovery side. Hopefully, he will slowly improve as the days and weeks go by.
Please keep us well posted here, and tell us how he is doing.
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
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12
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