I was out in Vegas last week with my wife who is a nurse. She was taking an additional class to become an RN First Assist which means when she completes all the requirements she can assist doctor's during surgery with suturing.
At any rate the one evening we went and saw the "BODIES EXHIBIT" if you have a chance to see this somewhere it is amazing to see the insides of our bodies and how complex we are.
To me I found it fascinating and gave me a new appreciation for the difficulty of the prostate surgery. One specimen showed all the organs making up the male. The prostate was actually in a slightly different position then where I had it pictured from reading.
Again I'm glad I chose a surgeon with loads of experience with the Robot and the difficulty of the surgery.
Age 55 / age at diagnosis 54, PSA 5.1
Robotic surgery 08/12/09 at Vanderbilt, Nashville TN.
Final Path report:
20% of the prostate Invovled
Tumor graded at T2C
Overall Gleason 3+4 (7)
Lymph Glands Clear, Positive Margin Noted in Right Apex
First post Surgery PSA - 0
Six month PSA - 0