I had the cath. removed this morning and also had a chance to visit with the doctor about my pathology report. I have added the updated information to my signature. My question for the folks who have walked the mile with this is: How long after cath. removel did it take to get the "strong stream" that I have been reading about? I know it has only been a day, but all I am getting is a "fair" stream, with spray and dribble thown in. This is worse than what I had before surgery. Hope it impoves as we are heading home ( 8 hour drive) in a couple of days.
I have been through 4 sets of pullups with an extra pad thrown in so far and still have to make it through the night! Hope it slows a little in a few days.
I have had little pain and walked about a mile a day while the cath. was in. I walked a half mile after the cath was out today and found that that really caused the leak to get after it.
2007 psa .6
Oct 2008 psa 9.4
Dec 2008 psa 11
Bio done 12 core, no cancer
July 2009 psa 16
Sept 2009 psa 20
All DRE were normal
Made appoinment at Mayo
Bio, 18 core 2 positive, gleason 3+3 =6
doctor said T2
Bone scan neg, CT neg, MRI with coil indicated cancer still in prostate
Robotic on 1/27/10
postop Pathology report:
prostite size 43g
adenocarcinoma involving left side from apex to base
nothing on right side
gleason up graded to 4+4=8
stage T2b no mo
largest area of cancer 1.4 cm in dia.
no involvement of periurethral glands
cancer does not extend into the posterior capsule
no extraprostatic extension and cancer does not extend to the external surface
distal and proximal periruethral margins are negative for cancer
high grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia found on both sides
right and left side seminal vesicles are uninvolved
right and left pelvic nodes negative for cancer