Hope you don't mind me joining you here....Are drainage bags only for
open surgery? I've seen mention of them a few times...But I never had one with robotic surgery.
Age 55 - 5'11" 215lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
05/14/09 - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
11/20/09 - 18 Month PSA -> less then .01
05/18/10 - 24 Month PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.
Posted 7/29/2010 6:09 AM (GMT -7)
Like Steve, I never had a drainage bag after my da Vinci either. Just a few gauze pads taped over the incisions to catch drainage, which I had to change daily for the first week.
60 years old when diagnosed
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
da Vinci 9/17/09
Post Surgery Pathology: GS 4+3=7
Tumor Volume 12.5%
positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
30 day PSA 0.4, 50 day psa 0.53, 64 day psa 0.6
IMRT completed 1/15/10 35 treatments- 70Gy
2/24/10 FIRST POST RAD PSA 1.0---CARRRP --waiting for the next test.
3/22/10 Second Post RAD PSA 1.5 Dammmmnnn stubborn son of a gun
4/19/10 YAHOO PSA dropped to 1.2 Moving in the right direction.
5/7/10 PSA test 1.3 Sodium Fluoride PET Scan & CT SCAN -scheduled
5/20/10 PSA test 1.2 Holding off on future tests for 3 months- single lytic lesion found and scheduling radiation.
7/22/10 PSA test 1.3 - Begin radiation for MET on leg
Posted 7/29/2010 6:16 AM (GMT -7)
I had a drain with a small container that was checked, and based on volume, they decided it could come out mid-day the day after surgery (DaVinci). It seemed that it was a case-by-case as to how long it stayed in.
When the Dr. pulled it, I thought the tube would never end.
The nurses said that the excess fluids, if any, would just be absorbed.
A friend who had open surgery had his drain for several days after.
Posted 7/29/2010 6:17 AM (GMT -7)
I had a jackson pratt drainage tube for my open radical prostatectomy. The nurses at the hospital removed it before going home two days later.
It would depend on what is being drained - blood, plasma, lymph fluids ( due to lymph nodes being removed).... 50 cc =1.69 ounces -
I would have that on your MUST ASK LIST when you visit the doctor to have the drainage bag and catheter removed.
After my surgery I experienced lymphedema - swollen legs and testicles - for a few days after that. - still have slight problem with swelling of lower legs.
All the best.
Age: 54 - gay - with common-law spouse of 13 years, Steve - 60
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous samples , Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Post Surgery Biopsy: pT3a- gleason 7 - extraprostatic extension - perineural invasion - prostate weight - 34.1gm -
ED Prescription: Jan 8/2010 - started daily 5mg cialis - girth back to normal -but not much length - will go for trimix in April when I see doc
Incontinence: Feb 2010- 3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery -finally seeing improvement - March 29- incontinence better - 1-2 pads a day - one pad at night - May 25 - 1 pad during day - 1 pad at night for security (barely needed at all) - stress incontinence at work - lifting trees and shrubs...
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
Post Surgery-PSA: - April 8, 2010 - 0.05 - I am in the ZERO CLUB - hooorah!
Next PSA - October 8, 2010 - TBA -
Posted 7/29/2010 6:29 AM (GMT -7)
I had the robotic surgery and had the little drainage bulb on the left side. They would squeeze the bulb then attach to the little hose that went into my abdomen, to provide the suction. They took it out about 24hrs after my surgery.
Here are some of my stats:
Father diagnosed with PC at age 72 - wasn't contained to prostate when found in 1992.
My PSA rose from 3.2 to 5.1 over the course of 1.5 years with Free PSA at 25% for the last two tests.
DRE showed no evidence of tumor but Uro thought my prostate was a little large for someone my age
PCa diagnosed 4/6/10 after biopsy on 4/1/10
1 out of 12 biopsy samples was positive with 5% of biopsy sample cancerous
Da Vinci surgery on 6/1/10
Pathology report shows cancer confined to prostate and all other tissue clean
PSA 7/15/10 Zero Club membership card issued (trial membership with 90 day renewal)
Posted 7/29/2010 9:07 AM (GMT -7)
I had the drain for at least a mos after surgery, ended up with lymphoceles , google, which resolvd themselves.
age 67 First psa 4/17/09 psa 8.3, 7/27/09 psa 8.1
8/12/09 biopsy 6 out of 12 pos 2-70%, rest <5% 3+3
10/19/09 open rrp U of Washington Medical Center, left bundle spared
10/30/09 catheter out. continent from the jump.
pathology- prostate confined, only thing positive was the report.everything else negative
9% of prostate affected. gleason 3+4, I suppose thats a negative
After reading pathology myself, gleason was 3+4 with tertiary 5, 2-3 foci, extensive PNI, That is a negative, but I am a positive !!
Ed an issue but keeping the blood flowing with the osbon pump
Dec 14,2009 psa 0.0 May 10 2010, psa 0.0
" Hypocrisy is vice's homage to Virtue " Francois de la Rochefoucauld, source courtesy of Tatt2
Posted 7/29/2010 4:42 PM (GMT -7)
I had the Jackson Pratt for 24 hrs after my robotic surgery. It exited my most lateral port on the right side. Kind of smarted upon removal. :( Hero Age 51, PSA 08/31/2009= 6.8, DRE Neg. Biopsy 9/24/09 =10 of 12 positive. Gleason 6. involving up to 75% da Vinci at Wash U, Barnes on 11/02/09 Non-Nerve Sparing on Rt. Modified Pathology, Gleason 4 + 3 = 7. Gleason 7 present throughout Prostate involving 20% of the Gland. Surgical Margins Free of Tumor, 4 of 4 periprostatic Lymph Nodes Negative, 10 of 10 pelvic Lymph Nodes Negative. Seminal Vesicles tumor free. Extracapsular extension is absent Perineural Invasion is Identified, Vascular Invasion is not identified.
Post-op PSA 12/10/2009, Undetectable
Post-op PSA 05/03/2010, Undetectable
I hate this crap
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