Hi Mike... I was 4 weeks from RP via robot yesterday. I was given the antibiotics in the event of urinary tract infection, and took them.. but a week ago I was up all night with nasty pain, couldn't go or else it was like razor blades. It seems that when I sit on the toilet for 5 minutes, dont try to go, and dont try to stop (like I should be with Klegg)... then I am able to empty. But it has been a nightmare, cant go, cant stop, the pain shuts everything down before you can go regardless. They gave me Cipro, another antibiotic... and 4-5 days later it is better (thank god because i'd be in trouble if it remained at it's worst).. All that said, I had blood in my urine 2 times during this episode. I guess what i'm trying to suggest is that it might be a Urinary Tract Infection.. which apparently is common - since they give you the antibiotics before getting one. I dont know Mike, but I thought i'd at least share that with you... could be VERY normal. After all, i'd be real surprised if there was something "else" that was moving so fast that a month later you have blood. Obviously you should follow up, but wanted to add an option since I fully realize that EVERYTHING can seem to be a nightmare around now. I'll say a prayer for you buddy!
First ever PSA test Jan 2010 @ 51 years old. 4.0.
Digital exam in March 2010 showed 1 side hard, other soft.
Biopsy, positive in 3 of 12.
Davinci @ Boston Medical Center, May 17, 2010.
Was suggested prior to it was likely contained.
June 1 advised 3+-4 was really 4+3 per pathology. Pos margins.
Catheter removed June 1.. 1 pad/day, doing ok. ED, but not in rush.
Sore as heck down there, but doing much walking with my wife.
To meet with my Uri (1st meeting since) June 17 - 1 mo point, to discuss.
BMC already has me setup to meet with radiology.
Felling a little better each day. Cant tell if my expectancy just went from 10-15 down to 5-7, the information out there appears to be all over the place. I WILL NOT radiate my insides to the point of being a veg for the sake of a few years. QOL is primary to me. Selfish I guess. I pray for all of you as I do for myself, but must remember that i've had a pretty good 50+ years, and know others who have lost their children to disease.. so I dont have the nerve to complain!