All the arrangements have been made. I will be having the corrective surgery to the bladder neck area done next week, Tuesday the 19th at 1130. I go to pre-op this Thursday afternoon to get that out of the way. They are alllowing a two hour window, but surgeon is hoping to be done in an hour to hour and fifteen minutes. Really won't know till he gets up inside me again.
Good thing, I will be resting the the next world while all this is going on, hoping he does his magic this time, and that it will be a perm fix.
There is a risk of picking up incontinence problems where there are none now, but that risk has to be taken, he's well aware of that.
I don't look forward to another surgery, this will be my 4th beyond my open RP, but I look forward to having it work and finally freeing me out of this hellish world of longterm catheter use.
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