We leave in 2 hours. Still don't know the surgery time. They are supposed to let me know between 2-6 today. I hope they don't postpone it for a day again!
I meant to add:
Our daughter just called. She is in Ann Arbor. She flew in from California. We told her not to, but she just doesn't listen (very headstrong).
But she can keep my wife company through the surgery. Our son will be joining her at some point.
Frankly, I would prefer no visitors as I would rather not have them see me tethered. Oh, well, small stuff and it will be good for my wife tomorrow.
I'm not sure of our internet status. If we have access and I am not drooling, I'll try and post something later this week.
Hmmmm... maybe I can have Dr. Menon take a break during surgery and post an update!
They just called. Get this:
My surgery is scheduled for 10:30 AM; I am to report at 8:30 AM. I figured I was probably his second one of the day. I asked and was told I am the 3rd one!! I'm not sure how that works as I THOUGHT the first surgery was at 7:30 AM. I do know that he doesn't do the prep (incisions and insertion of the robotic arms). Still I'm surprised. Also, he is doing 4 that day and they said that's a light day as it is not unusual to do 5.
I'd rather be the first one, but then again he is well-practiced!
63 years old
PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (Free PSA 24%), this after 45 days on cipro! DREs have always been normal.
History of BPH/prostatitis. PCA-3 test: 75.9 (bad news, guaranteeing I have to do....): Biopsy on 11/30/09. Result of biopsy:
5 out of 12 cores positive. Gleason 4+3. More specifically: 2 cores were 3+3 (one 5% and the other 30%) on one side. On the other side:2 cores are 4+3 (5%)--1 core 3+4 (30%) no peri-neural invasion. prostate is 45 grams. Stage: T1C
REVISED BIOPSY REPORT: The previous was read by Umich. Slides were then sent to Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital. Here is their report (much better) -- changes in bold print below:
5 out of 12 cores positive. Gleason 3+4. More specifically: 2 cores were 3+3 (one 5% and the other 20%) on one side. On the other side, 3 cores were 3+4 (5%, 5%, 20%)
Latest: Surgery with Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital, set for 1/25/10