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seaofpee
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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 3/6/2010 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks to all of you for your advice and concerns. Patience is what i need, just expecting to much to soon. All the advertisements i read and the doctor's pitch aren't what i was expecting. Example: was told 1 1/2 to 2 hours in surgery---4 hours--- 3 hours in recovery thought i don't remember much of that. 2 days in hospital not overnight. then they tell me all to be expected, maybe i need a new doctor and uro guy.
Pads in the depends great idea.
I agree external devices are to soon the think about, I read about afex somewhere in this forum.
Thanks again
Rich from Colorado
First surgery October 09, that's when they found psa of 5.4
December biopsy  gleason  7  3+4
January 20 rp
psa 2 weeks after 0.06 Thank God.
I feel blessed.  The surgeon said the cancer was starting to come out of the prostate.
ed. still there no progress uro says pump will help
age 58
cialis caused 3 day headache
surgery done in Denver


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 3/6/2010 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Rich, you are doing fine. So don't beat yourself up. You just had a very major surgery a few short weeks ago.

Be fair though, the surgery time, the recovery time, the hospital times, are just estimates at best. Your body is unique to you, and no one can know in advance how things will be.

With my open surgery, the surgery time was about 41/2 to 5 hours (I think), but had long recovery time, 6 hours (that part drove my poor family nuts), and then I spent 4 1/2 days in the hospital. Things just vary so much from guy to guy, e tc.

Good going as you continue to heal.
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, 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


tatt2man
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 2842
   Posted 3/6/2010 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Rich - good for you - take your time and let yourself heal - and everyone does it at a different rate - and we all have different goals - today's goal for me - since I have chores to do is "can I get in and out of the car without peeing myself" . It may seem minor compared to the trials and pain some of our brothers are going through - but each victory for that person is a victory.
so far - at 11:26am - 4 car trips - only one minor leak -

hugs to you and your journey
BRONSON
.................
Age: 54 - gay - with spouse, Steve - 59
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous samples , Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Post Surgery Biopsy: pT3a- gleason 7 - extraprostatic extension - perineural invasion - prostate weight - 34.1gm -
ED Prescription: Jan 8/2010 - started daily 5mg cialis - girth back to normal -but not much length - will go for trimix in April when I see doc
Incontinence: 3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- finally seeing improvement - March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery -
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
Post Surgery-PSA: to be announced - April 8, 2010
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