Thanks for the response everyone.
I saw the urologist this morning (not my regular urologist since he is out of town).
He filled my bladder with approximately 90cc of water. Then he removed the leg bag and the catheter and asked me to pee. Kind of backwards, since if I couldn't pee he would have to put it back in.
The removal of the catheter stung a little bit, but I had irritation in the last inch of my penis during the time it was in.
Well, I peed a little bit, and he said that's not enough. So he left the room for about
10 minutes and told me to relax on the way out.
five minutes later, I let it go. He was pleased to see the amount of urine in the container.
The urologist didn't prescribe any antibiotics. Just said to drink lots of water. I have been drinking about
8 oz of water every 1 to 1 1/2 hours and have been peeing on the same frequency. My stream is fast but smaller in diameter than prior to my surgery.
He said to go straight to emergency and have him called if I can't pee during the night because he will have to reinsert the catheter.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that everything goes well. I don't want to have to endure having a catheter reinserted.
I have updated my signature with the pathology report given me today.
Age at diagnosis: 62, PSA 7.74; Biopsy - Oct. 13, 2009 - 10 cores, 1 positive - Left Apex 50%; Gleason 4+3 = 7, Stage T1c
Robotic surgery completed on February 8, 2010 - Age 63
Final Pathologic Diagnosis
- Gleason Grade: 3+3 = score 6
- prostate size and weight: 4.7 x 3.9 x 3.5 cm; 40 g
- tumor quantitation: 15% of sampled right lobe; 25% of sampled left lobe
- extraprostatic extension: not identified
- lymphovascular invasion: not identified
- perineural invasion: present
- seminal vesicle invasion: not identified
- margins: positive for invasive carcinoma
location of positive margin: left anterior apical
- extent of positive margin: unifocal (1 mm focus)
- nature of positive margin: intraprostatic
treatment effect: not identified; lymph nodes: none submitted
- TNM: pT2c pNX