For all the catheters I have been on, and for the incredible amount of time with their use, woke up today to find that there was quite a bit of blood all around the SP site, where the tube actually comes out of my stomach. Never even had a single drop before, not even when it was first installed. The only thing I can figure, is some time during the night, might have tried to roll over, perhaps snagged or pulled the tube. You can imagine how hard it is to sleep in a narrow sleeping position for months at a time, so that you don't get the tube yank.
Cleaned it up, and it seems alright. Though been a pretty heavy pain day from early on.
The hospital called, and moved the surgery up by 30 minutes, which is fine by me, so now we have to be at the hospital at 1230 tommorow.
Be glad when this part is done, and that I won't have to be awake when all the next torture takes place.
David in SC
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, 4/8 .04, next one: July
Latest: 7/9 cath #6 - 41 days, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4, Caths #11 and #12 ,Cath #11 - 21 days, Cath #12 - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, Cath #13 - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 31 days, 5/24 put in Cath #17