Arnie, thanks, I am real systematic by nature, so on my check list, this is one for the record book
Thanks and hugs, Carebear
Ohio, you will never change, I had already read the most recent Zufus posting, and complimented and thanked him for it, no one has ever denied the guy is a warehouse of harder to find PC knowledge.
Bronson, thanks as usual, you are a kind fellow. Well with a last name of Riley and wife's maiden name of O'Neill, we are pretty Irish. My mother, though a Brit, father was from Belfast, and my Great Grandfather on my father's side came over from Ireland during the free land grab in OK, as in the movie "Far and Away". The family farm for generations was a quarter section, 160 acres near t he Kansas border. One of the largest Irish celebrations is in Savannah GA, outside of NYC or Boston, but its about
a 4 1/2 hr drive for me.
Sephie, thanks, my best to you beloved John. Prior to this morning, my two catheters would cross each other natually, lol.
Jeff, nah, todays event was just a repeat of many a cath removal, my wife did great on the syringe part, and I learned by watching my uro remove two former caths from me, telling you, or for anyone new, have your caths removed while standing up
Deer Hunter, thanks my friend, you been there for me a time or two already, appreciate it
Steve, there is so much lubricant on a cath, to aid in the insertion side, it works well on the removal side, this lil fellow only lived for 4 days, but bore, did the nasty thing put the hurt on me during that time. Hope that is the last foley cath I have to think about
for a long long time
After over 5 months, the SP cath really is just a minor bother, I can understand why neuro patients and others that have them for years get use to them. You would think it would hurt coming out of a hole in your stomach, but it really doesnt as a rule
rob, if my wife wasn't a very experienced nurse, this would have never happened today, but didnt want to suffer two more full days till Monday, plus t he doctor was fully confident in her skill level.
Thanks, my good mate Billy Mac. I want to be normal just like you. (Geez, can't believe I said that, lol)
57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.33rd Biopsy
: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3Open RP:
11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09Path Rpt
: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence: 1 Month ED: Non issue at any point post surgery, no problem post SRT
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 same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, Caths #13 & #14 same time, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days