goodlife, I am not on a Willie cath, the SP exits just below my belly button, to the left. Once it exits, looks and acts like any other catheter.
I had a foley (penis) type for 3 weeks after the one surgery, and for 4 days after the most recent. It is a little confusing story to follow with this many events and changes.
sheldon, thank you, my good friend to the north. and yes, by allowing the "rest" time for healing, you are right on target, the bladder neck is guaranteed to seal shut again. But hopefully, the next time it has to be
opened, the damage from the radiation will be past tense, and perhaps we can get somewhere.
the other more advanced surgical fixes would be on hold, regardless, right now, due to all the radiation swelling. but those ideas are not off the table. as long as there is so much swelling and pain going on, not a whole lot that can be done without complicating the situation.
not the answer I wanted either, but trying to make do with what the reality says it is.
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