Tim, great post, and how true!
I recall being at the ballet last winter and at intermission my wife slapped my hand, hard. What's that for? I demanded. You were about to show your scars and you're not to do that here! I was not! You were. I know you. Don't do it.
Ah well. We weren't able to show off our scars, but we did have a great talk comparing war stories. Sometimes when my story isn't as good as the other guy's I just borrow some from the experiences of the guys here. I hate to be one upped. Besides, for all I know the other guy has some group of internet friends where he gets his stories.
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours. Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7
First post op PSA Sept 09 less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23, 2009 less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on April 9, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on July 9, 2010 (one year) less than 0.02