The call came in this past thursday, 1 week after surgery, it was vry good news!! cancer was contained to only the prostrate, all other areas clear. Very reassuring to myself, but most of all Karl. He has been dealing with his care all by his self, and he is doing a good job. He is off the Vicodin, he appears to be much more calm.....it could also be the last conversation i had with him....."I am not into your pity-party!!!" Reality ck for both of us, he can care for himself, and I dont have to hover over him! He will be ok, and I will be ok.
Now, when the cather comes out this coming Friday, well, I think we all know how that is going to be. But, I am much smarter now, I will stand back wait to see how he handles it. Karl, as anyone, loves his independance, so any compromise to that is hell!
He mentions the erectile issue more than the incontentince issue. Sex was very good, and can still be.....
I think he is worried how long it will take the "tower" to erect and give good service!!! (tashjiantowers.com) communication and ham towers.
Good Armenian with a great Hispanic woman, what a combination.....watch out world!
Thanks for the support, and few personal emails, again I have appreciated all the comments and suggestions. YOU helped me make it so far, and yes, things will get better for both of us.
Thank you Sonny for your kind words look forward to speaking with you over the phone.
God bless this forum with the continued knowledge it offers
Patti with a smile
54 yr civil engineer good health, very active tennis player
last PSA reading 11/09 4.3
biopsy back 12/28 positive 3/12
Gleason score 3+3 stage T1
pathology reports and DRE supports CA contained to prostrate
Open surgery scheduled Feb. 11th, Stanford
Surgery performed as scheduled: arrival at 9:30 am, went under at 12:30pm
back in recovery 3:00pm
Successful removal of prostrate, nerve bundles spared, very little blood loss
Pathology report call in by Dr. Brooks: All good, original biopsy report accurate 3+3
margins all clear, lymph nodes clean, seminal vessels clean
Cath removal scheduled for Friday, Feb. 26th
First PSA in 3 months