Barry, thank you, that was a good way of looking at it. Always appreciate your concern and care.
EdC, same sentiments go for you too. As long as I have an SP in me, it will always at best, be the 2nd to last catheter I will need, when and if this can ever be removed, it would always require a shorter period of wearing a foley catheter, to give the bladder wall a chance to heal once there is no longer a tube shoved through it. This one is scheduled to be replaced April 26th, still so sore from Monday's swap, it hurts to think about
As a general update:
Today, woke up sore, which is unusual, as I usually start a day feeling fine down there, and then it goes downhill by mid afternoon, or sooner depending how active I am being, i.e. walking, standing on my feet, etc..
Well I did about
3 hours consulting working downtown, and when I was invited to lunch, that was cool. A beautiful warm spring day, got to 88 here today btw. The restuarant was a bit out of my walking distance and was downhill all the way. I should have known better, but off we went on foot. Had a nice lunch, but the walk back was uphill all the way, geez, I was cramped up and hurting by the time we got back to the office building. I ended up having to leave in minutes, and had a difficult time bending or walking and driving home. Needless to say, it made for a miserable rest of the day. You have to know you limits, I did, and didn't listen to myself, my fault I suppose.
My uro called, good news was no UTI, glad for that, but at least that would explain why I have had a lot of pain the past week and a half. So no antibiotics needed. The culture showed "nothing significant"
They reminded me of my next important event, on Tuesday, they will be drawing my blood for my second post SRT PSA test. This one will be about
4 months and a week post SRT. Sure could use a little good news there.
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, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14 out - 27 days, Cath #15 - 3/29