Thank you, Jim, been enjoying reading your new posts since you have joined.
Billy Beans, such a perfect change to your handle, you bean eating Oz mad man!
One can only hope, that I am near the end of the perpetual catheters. Been off my feet most of the day, even the slightest housework is causing the hurt, so I had to back off. By choice, I haven't had any of the morphine drug today at all, not even sure it works as well as the Loratabs they have had me on for so long. Got the stronger stuff locked away for safekeeping. When I talk to the good doc, tommorow hopefully, need to find out what is next on the game plan. I think he wants to see if I can last a couple of weeks on the double catheters, but I don't see no way possible, even mentioned to my wife when I was in recovery, that he wishes in a week, that he could put one size larger foley in place, but figures thats probably not going to happen due to all the constant pain. Gee, just what I want ,even a bigger one! That would make me feel better, lol.
On July 13th, which is my 58th birthday, I am suppose to testify in Federal Court as a witness for the prosecution, in the embezzlement trial of the former trader of my ex-boss's firm. I am the only one with a clear knowledge of the accounting records that were left at that time (early 2008). I need to be well enough to sit in court for hours, so I am hoping I don't have to get it postponed on account of my health.
We had a pretty good American 4th of July. My two boys came over, and we grilled burgers, and watched the town's firework display from my back elevated deck, fireworks were only about
1/2 mile away, so had a good view without leaving the property.
Billy, doing the best I can at the moment, trying not to let it overwhelm me during this new and painful recovery period. Thanks as usual, mate.
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 - 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, Cath #17 - 39 days, 7/2 - Corr Surgery #6, 7/2 - Caths #18 & #19