VP-17 was actually stationed at Barber's Point, I spent nearly a month there waiting to join VP-17, which was already in the RPI.
I am doing my last "plugged the cath test" today Sunday. First time since my wife has been home to observe. It's only been about
1 1/2 hours , and already the pain is building. Start getting stomach ache, t hen the pain builds from the bladder neck and slowly creeps up the inside of my bladder. The only pee I did, was as before, very strained and painful. Now nothing but hurt, not even a drip.
I see the dr. at 2 PM tommorow. As usual, I will give him a written report first of what has happened since my last surgery ,including a diary of the tests this past week. He loves g etting my techical reports, he reads them before he even comes in the exam room, and already knows what has or hasn't worked, how I am feeling, if I need any prescript
ions. He said he wished half his patients could communicate well.
By nature, I am a very compliant patient, but not a stupid patient. Its my responsibility as a patient, to communicate to my doctor. He's not some kind of mind reader. If one just sits there, and never asks questions, or tells the dr. accurately how one is feeling, just makes the dr. job all the harder. Just my take on it.
It will be a miracle if I can make this test last to the 3 hour mark, hurting too much, and when I end it, will hurt the rest of the day.
Boy, while my wife was at work last night, had some whopper "dry" spasms, one lingered on for at least 10 minutes, like after shocks.
Had me on the pain edge real fast.
Hope you are healing well, and that your last fix is a fix for you.
David in SC
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