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goodvibes
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   Posted 2/17/2010 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I have my first Post-Op visit with a urologist tomorrow. 10 days since surgery.

How is it usually determined when the catheter is removed? Is there some kind of test? Or doctor discretion?

What questions should I be asking during the appointment.

Appreciate all feedback on this subject.

Thanks.

Robin
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


LV-TX
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   Posted 2/17/2010 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Goodvibes...I have heard that sometimes tests are performed to see if there is any internal leakage...but in my case there was no test. He just deflated the balloon and slowly removed the catheter. No big deal.
You are beating back cancer, so hold your head up with dignity
 
Les
 
Age 58 at Diagnosis
Oct 2006 - PSA 2.6 - DRE Normal
May 2008 - PSA 4.6 - DRE Normal / TRUS normal
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral w/PNI - Gleason (3+3)6 Stage T1C
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1, 2008 - Gleason 7 (3+4) Staged pT2c NO MX - Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
PSA 5 week Oct 2008 <.05
                   3 month Jan 2009 .06
                   6 month Apr 2009 .06
                   9 month Jul  2009 .08
                 12 month Oct 2009 .09 


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   Posted 2/17/2010 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Same here - the nurse came in, did the deed, and one of the other staff doctors came by for literally two minutes (mine was out of town that day).

You should ask about how soon you should be driving, any physical restrictions, and what kind of urine blood or debris to expect. Some of the stuff that came out after the cath was pretty scary for me, but was within the norm, so hearing them explain what to expect helps.

I've also seen mention of x-rays and pressure tests here on the board, but they were neither required nor offered to me.

Jakester
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   Posted 2/17/2010 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Nothing special that I can remember other than they pulled some urine out of the catheter first to test for infections, doc said hello, and the nurse came in to deflate and pull. Stung a bit but nothing much. I did bring a "man pad" to use afterward. Unfortunately I did not review on how to put it in my undies so the nurse pulled the adhesive and put the right side toward me. In my defense, it was my first time.

Take care,
Jake
Diagnosed 8/2008 Pre-op psa 4.2, Age 60 at dx
7 of 12 biopsies positive 3+3
DaVinci LRP 11/08
Post Op pathology clear margins, confined to prostate, absent extraprostatic extension, vascular or perineural. Gleason 3+4=7, 5-10% of 4 and location in right mid-gland.
3 month psa .1 2/09, 6 month .1 5/09, 9 month .2 8/09
broke ankle bones 6/09
9/21/09 Bone scan clear, psa still .2
11/12/09 chest xray was clear, psa however up to .3,
01/05/10 psa still .3, radiation setup done with tats, 01/19/10 started 39 sessions 70.2gy


profman
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   Posted 2/17/2010 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi - at the urology practice I selected, they do a cystogram after one week - inject dye into the bladder (through the catheter), and look for leaks. If there are no leaks, the catheter comes out that day. If there are leaks (as there was for me), one more week of catheter (sort of like groundhog day). I found that catheter removal stung a lot more than I expected - was fine until it reached the penis, then a long sting. Of course, that allowed the nurse to say I can make you forget that when he took the swivel adhesive thing off my leg. Once out, I was given a script for antibiotics for 5 days, to prevent infection.
Diagnosed 9/4/09, age 59
PSA 3.5, up from 1.8 year before
First biopsy showed 3/10 positive cores, Gleason 3+3, less than 10% involvement in all three cores, diagnosed as T2a
Thinking of Active Surveillance but
Second biopsy showed 5/10 positive cores, Gleason 3+3, left side (4 postitive cores) had 40% involvement
RRP on 12/15/09, home 12/16
Catheter out on 12/29/09 (failed cystogram earlier)
Path report was all good news, Gleason 3+3, no margin involvement, no perineural involvement, everything clean other than core of prostate, tumor on both sides, but more prevalent on left side, 5% involvement, 42 gram organ
Within two days down to one pad a day, now continent except if I sleep more than four hours
Back to work 1/4/10
First PSA 1/28/10 - nondetectable, next scheduled June 2, 2010
ED present, although blood does flow after Viagra. working with pump now - still trying!


keysailfisher
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   Posted 2/17/2010 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Mine was the same as Profman. Everybody is different hope yours comes out smoothly. That also when my Uro wanted to go over the path report.
 
Good Luck 
Neal
age 45
psa 3.09
Biopsy results 12/9
Left side base 3+3=6 21% 2/2 cores positive
Left side mid  3+3=6 100% 2/2 cores positive
Left side apex 3+4=7 88% 2/2 cores positive
Right side - 0/6
CT & Bone scan negative
Davinci Feb. 5th 2010/ cath removal 2/16
 
Gleason-3+4=7
Extent of tumor-Bilateral
Extraprostatic Extension-Absent
Seminal Vesicles-Negative for tumor
Surgical Margins-Rt apical margin focally positive
lymphovascular invasion-Suspicious in areas of capsular involvement
Regional lymph nodes-One node negative
Stage-T2c NO MX


engineer55
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   Posted 2/17/2010 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I got the cystogram because I still had some blood, it was no big deal, actually it gave me peace of mind that everything was put back correctly. I was paranoid about them yanking it out, the nurse just said it would feel a little strange. Poof it was out. The thing I remember is I had not control at all for the first day out, I was thinking OMG what will I do. No worries, it gets better fast.
Dx'ed 5/08 one core 2%  out of 12  3+3 gleason
DREs all negative
PSA was in the 3-4 range then jumped to 7
I have the enlarged prostate, on the order of 100cc.  After taking Avodart for 3 months  my
PSA was cut in half.
I did Active S for a year but concluded that I didn't want a life
of biopsies and Uro meetings.
DaVinci on 6/24/09  UCI Med Center  Dr Ahlering, long surgery based on size and location
Final was 5% one side all clear, but had a huge 90 grm prostate
Now we work on pee control, ok at night but sitting is a big problem.


coxjajb
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   Posted 2/17/2010 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor filled my bladder with a measured amount of water to the point that I felt like I had to urinate pretty bad. He gave me instructions to try to hold the urine / water as long as I could when he removed the cath. After I released the urine, he measured the amount I "gave back" to determine if I had emptied or was retaining water. I passed the test and left the office without a cath.
Age 51 @ DX
Pre - Op PSA, 4.3
Gleason 3+4=7
Stage T1C
da Vinci Prostatectomy 8/1/08
No issues with incontinence since day 1 after catheter removal
Mild ED for about 10 months. Levitra worked well for me. No ED at one year.
PSA 0.00 at 18 month post op

Post Edited (coxjajb) : 2/17/2010 7:33:04 PM (GMT-7)


pigeonflyer
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   Posted 2/17/2010 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
hey good vibes what coxjaj said was the same as my test. fill the bladder with water and p. it will let you know if you can p. i was sent home without the test an wound up in the er because i could not p. demand the test. only 1 to 4 percent cant p after cath removal. find out if you are in the percentage before you leave. it will be worth the comfort knowing. i had the test every week for two months and could not p. had to have some scar tissue removed before i could p. had to find another surgen to do the surgery. neil
50 years
da vinci on 9/28/09
gleeson 3+3
psa before surgery 5.1 oct/09 psa 0.06
cather out on oct 5, back in on oct 5
two more trys for cather out, still in .
cather out nov. 13/09
cystocope nov.13/09 , cather back in , out again on nov 15/o9, was taught to self cath, still pluged with scar tissue but no cather. have to self cath 6 to 8 times a day. scar tissue removed on jan. 11 2010. no cathing and totally dry. 


DJBearGuy
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   Posted 2/17/2010 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
My first experience was the same. I have to add, though, that my nurse was a funny older Chinese lady. She looked at the bag and said "say goodbye to your friend". Then she told me to take a deep breath, hold it, and blow out hard on her signal. As I blew out, she pulled out, and there you go.

Had to have it put back in, though, after I plugged up. Ugh. So the second time, I had the Xray cystogram. It was fun watching things flow around inside. Then, different old lady nurse, not as funny, but the same result.

DJ
Diagnosis at age 53. PSA 2007 about 2; PSA 2008 4.3
Biopsy September 2008: 6 of 12 cores positive; Gleason 4+3 = 7
CT and Bone scan negative
Da Vinci surgery at City of Hope December 8, 2008
Radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection
Catheter out on 7th day, replaced on 8th day, out again 14th day following negative cystogram
Pathology: pT2c; lymph nodes negative; margins involved; 41 grams, 8% involved by tumor; same Gleason 4+3=7
PSA 1/22/08 non-detectable! 8-)
4/23/09, 07/30/09, Oct 2009 still undetectable!


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 2/18/2010 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Mine was done by the nurse. She just pulled the catheter out and told me to try and hold (kegel). It was not painful at all.
Age: 67 at Dx on 12/30/08
PSA 9/05 1.15; 8/06 1.45; 12/07 2.41; 8/08 3.9; 11/08 3.5 free PSA 11%
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4) and (4+5)
Negative CT scan and bone scan done on 1/16
Robotic surgery performed 2/9/09 Dr Fagin, Austin TX
Pathology report:
Prostate weighed 57 grams size:5.2 x 5.0 x 4.9 cm
Posterior lateral lesions measuring 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm showing focal capsular penetration over a distance of 3mm in circumference.
Prostatic adenocarciroma accounts for approx. 10-20% of the hemisphere.
Gleason 4+4
both nerve bundles removed,
pT3a Nx Mx, Negative margins
seminal vesicles clean, lymph nodes: not dissected
continent after 4 months
8 weeks PSA test 4/7/09 result <0.1
5 months PSA test 7/9/09 result <0.1
8 months PSA test 10/9/09 result <0.1
11.5 months test 1/21/10 result 0.004


deer hunter
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   Posted 2/18/2010 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all the nurse did fill me with water she said you men are wose about that time she pull it out came i hadto get up rather quickly to pee! I told her she had never had one pulled out. she did'n't know what she was talkingabout. Check uraine for blood and that was it. Wore pads for a couple weeks. Then dripple a little when finish for couple of wks then stop but boy i wore that kege manover out.


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Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 2/18/2010 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I too did a cystogram and did it three times before getting the cath out...Had it in for five weeks...This worked ok for me..I hear those trips to ER to get the cath put back in while you're awake isn't funshocked
Age 54   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
11/20/09 - 18 Month PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.


bemis
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   Posted 2/18/2010 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
My Dr had me remove the catheter myself.It wasn't much fun, it didn't really hurt but just the thought of it made it tough.I was given Cipro for three days starting the day before.I'm now at 28 days past surgery an feeling pretty good .I've been working mornings and trying not to over do it.I read about sitting on a donut here monday and went right out and bought one.what a relief sitting at a desk and driveing .I highly recomend the investment.My incontence is getting better I slept all night for the first time last night and thought I was good but the pad was wet.The last week I've been getting up once and then had no leakage.By mid day my bladder seems to get tired and starts to leak.My only pain now is rectom pain which is directly related to how active been.I have an appointment tuesday with a Radiation Onocologist to discuss adjunct therapy for my positive margines and extroprostatic extension.Just haveing the appt.is a relief in this whole process Dick
age 55 /psa 10-09 5.4/biopsy 11-09 Gleson 3+3=6 3+4=7/ Radical prostateectomy 1/22/10/pathology positive margins and extraprostatic extension pY3a


LenB
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   Posted 2/18/2010 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   

Every doctor seems to have his or her own method. In my case the cath was removed by the visiting nurse in the morning and I went to the urologist that afternoon. IThe urologist just want to determine that I was flowing. Believe me I was!!!!mad The nurse told me to drink plenty of water to assure that I would uninate; so I drank plenty of water 64 oz.  I was so wet it was unbelievable. The doc an I had a good laugh about it later but, at the time I was , pardon the expression, pissed.

My advice is to drink moderate amounts of water. Remember you might not have the urge to urniate as in the past but you will be flowing.

 

Good luck...be dry soon.

 

Len


Age: 65
DX: 7/10/09
Gleason: 7
Biopsey: 2 chips with some cancer cells out of 30.
Robotic Surgery: 9/10/09
Cath out: 9/23/09
1st post op PSA: 10/20/09 <0.1
2nd post op PSA:  1/25/10 <0.1
 


STW
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   Posted 2/18/2010 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
My cath got stuck and wouldn't come out. The PA was befuddled. He called the doc who said he'd heard of such a thing but had never seen it in 2000 cases. This was 2 weeks post-op. The diagnoses was that it was hung up on a stitch and I just needed to wait a day or three until the stitch dissolved a bit more and then out it'd come. The left the balloon deflated and told me to call if it wasn't out by Monday; this was on Friday. Saturday night I gave it a try while in the shower and, after a bit of a tug to break the stitch the rest of the way, out it came. The PA told me later that he'd asked another doc about it who said he'd seen in once or twice before.
It was a wonderful feeling to have it out.
Diagnosed at 54
PSA 8.7 Biopsy 1/7/09
4 of 6 cores positive, one at 90%
Gleason 3+4=7 Neg bone scan 1/15/09
One shot Lupron Depot 1/27/09 Tax Season
RP 4/29/09
Neg lymph nodes, postive seminal vesicle, 1 positive margin
Gleason 3+4=7 with tertiary 5
Catheter out at 2 weeks no nighttime incontinence Pad free week 5
PSA 6/6/09 <0.1 PSA 9/10/09 <0.1


defender3
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   Posted 2/18/2010 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor came in and did the follow-up, then left the nurse to do the catheter removal. She did as others mentioned by filling my bladder with a measured amount of sterile solution, then pulled the catheter. She then had me stand and pee into a measuring cup, halting a couple of times to see how well I could hold back the flow. She was satisfied, let me empty my bladder, then gave me a pad to wear on the way home.

Purgatory
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   Posted 2/18/2010 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had 11 catheters taken out of me. None of them hurt, all felt weird. What helps is if the dr/nurse slowly withdraws the fluid from the balloon that is holding in the cath. If they suck it all out at once, it can give back pressure pain. Due to my constant complications with caths, the last 3 times, my urologist himself has removed the caths. He always has me standing up in front of him, with a large towel/pad between my feet. He ever so slowly releases the fluid, and when its time to pull the cath, he does it finger over finger slowly. By standing, he said gravity works in my favor and at a certain point, the nasty rubber snake just slithers out and drops to the floor.

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 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days


jacketch
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   Posted 2/18/2010 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Eight days after surgery the PA yanked mine out. No pain at all. A year earlier I had some complications after a hernia surgery and had 3 catheters in/out in a two month period. They were a bit less pleasant when removed. I did however get more used to it as I had to self cath 4 or 5 times a day for about 6 weeks. You get used to it.
62yo
V10.46 Dx Feb-09
RRP 5-5-09
No adverse SE
PSA 6-19-09 -0-
PSA 9-21-09 -0-
 
Thriving, not just surviving!
 


goodvibes
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   Posted 2/18/2010 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
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. confused
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.

about 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.

Robin
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


Purgatory
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   Posted 2/18/2010 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Robin, that's a good report, sounds like your doc did all the right things with you. You will know if you have a blockage, been there done that several times, no fun, really no fun in the ER, so I hope you have a good night and keep peeing away.

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 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days


keysailfisher
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   Posted 2/18/2010 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you got your cath out, hopefully there will be no problems.
 
Neal
age 45
psa 3.09
Biopsy results 12/9
Left side base 3+3=6 21% 2/2 cores positive
Left side mid  3+3=6 100% 2/2 cores positive
Left side apex 3+4=7 88% 2/2 cores positive
Right side - 0/6
CT & Bone scan negative
Davinci Feb. 5th 2010/ cath removal 2/16
 
Gleason-3+4=7
Extent of tumor-Bilateral
Extraprostatic Extension-Absent
Seminal Vesicles-Negative for tumor
Surgical Margins-Rt apical margin focally positive
lymphovascular invasion-Suspicious in areas of capsular involvement
Regional lymph nodes-One node negative
Stage-T2c NO MX


Maiden East
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   Posted 6/5/2011 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I am scheduled to go tomorrow to have the Foley Catheter removed. I am ready [I hope] for whatever happens, but really am wondering if I will have any bladder control at all. Monday will be day ten since the robotic surgery, each day has been better than the last, but all are not pleasant. I know I am a lightweight, I have read some of the posts of others who have had catheters for months. Still, I have concluded that I am allergic to the catheter, the headache that has not left my forehead since coming out of surgery, the runny bowels...sorry. I was wondering, is it normal for there to be burning in the penis when sitting on the toilet and trying to have a bowel movement? The penis enlarges slightly when in this position and so it seems to be moving up the tube, very painful. I really appreciate all the support I see in the posts I've read, today. I hope for the best for myself, of course, but also for all who face prostate cancer and the effects of treatment.
62 yrs
psa for the past 15 years had been in the 2s.
December 2010 was 4.6, had biopsy, 2 of 12 samples positive at Gleason 6.
Prostate removed 5/27/11, DaVinci robot, Dr Creighton Viewmont Urology, Hickory.

rcroller
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   Posted 6/5/2011 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
It was uncomfortable to have the catheter in to say the least and the end of the penis can get quite sensitive, especially when having a bm as the cathyeter moves further in. Frequently cleaning the end of the tube where it exits the penis and using some Neosporin with pain killer to keep it lubricated seemed to help in my case. Best of luck to you tomorrow.  It will be a major relief to get that out.
Age 53- PSA 2/11 3.5
4/21/11 BX Path Report: 3 of 12 Left PCa , 3+3, 3+4, 4+4
4/29/11 Received PCa DX, G-8
5/18/11 open RP Performed, Right nerve bundle spared
5/24/11 Post Op Path Report: G-7(4+3) 7%, pT3a N0M0, EPE, PNI+, SVI-, Left margin <0.1mm from inked margin
6/1/11 Cath removed - 100% Dry.

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   Posted 6/5/2011 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
ME,
 
You slipped in on an old thread - makes it harder to welcome the new folks!
 
Anyway, welcome to HW. Glad to hear you are about to be done with Mr. Foley's torture device.
 
Yes, I had burning. It was because some urine gets around the balloon and between the urethra wall and the tube, and irritates the suture area -or better said that is how my uro/surgeon explained it.
 
When you report back, open a new thread so the rest of the crew will notice.
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