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I was driven home after surgery by a friend. Issues with bumpy roads (I live in a cobbled street with traffic humps)
Safety belt was not wonderful either.
Held a cushion against my abdomen the whole trip.
I sat in the back of the friends car with my wife next to me in case I had any problems.
That car journey was about
I went back to the hospital by train to get the catheter removed. No bother .
I came home after removal by train too. I was able to pee on the train and otherwise just leaked a bit in the pad.
Train trip is about
75 minutes each way
I have been going to all my RT sessions by train too ( just had 28 of 33)
As for driving yourself. If I rememebr it correctly, then someone posted here a while back about
how they had tried to drive down their street just after surgery and how they found everythuing hurt too much to be able to exert enough pressure on the brake pedal, and that they only avpided a crash as a neighbour came to the rescue to stop the car.
(By comparison my sister was told not to drive for 6 months after her hysterectomy!)
Maybe just practice driving in and out of the garage to start with and have someone in the car with you.
Age at Dx 48 No Family history of Prostate Cancer
Married 25 years, and I cannot thank my wife enough for her support.
April 2009: PSA 8.6 DRE: negative. Tumour in 2 out of 12 cores. Gleason 3+3.
RALP (nerve-sparing) at AVL-NKI Hospital Amsterdam on 29th July 2009. Stay 1 night.
Partial erections on while catheter still in. Catheter out on 6th Aug 2009.
Dry at night after catheter came out
Post-op Gleason 3+4. Tumour mainly in left near neck of bladder.
Left Seminal Vesicle invaded, (=T3b!)
no perineraul invasion, no vascular invasion. clear margins,
Erection 100% on 15th Aug 2009, but lots of leaking of urine
Stopped wearing pads on 21st Sept 2009
Pre-op style intercourse on 24th Oct 2009 !! No use of tablets, jabs, VED etc. but...
Nov 17th 2009 PSA = 0.1
Can still get erections okay, and almost no leaking of urine, but since December 2009 I don't have orgasms, instead I just have intense pain in place where prostate used to be.
Mar 17th 2010 PSA = 0.4!!! referred to radiation therapist
April 13th 2010 CT scan.
April 28th 2010 Started Radiation Therapy (66Gy - 33 sessions)
Post Edited (English Alf) : 6/5/2010 1:10:38 AM (GMT-6)