Retire, now that you're on the other side may your recovery continue to be positive. Removal of the catheter will be such a relief. As is always mentioned, please rest and walk at a simple pace. Good luck with the path report.
An, it has been so nice posting with you and the other lovely ladies here. It's been so nice being on your team - our team! I am so pleased to hear of your husband's progress! You know how much I care.
Welcome Juliet! There are several wives here who post regularly, so we know and understand where you're at in the process. If you get an opportunity and some time, please check out AUGUST SURGERIES. The first few pages tell you how we (and a few of the guys here) felt about this entire process. We had doubts along the way. I wish you and your husband the best!
For us, having the DaVinci robotic surgery was a wise decision. My husbands Gleason score went from 3+3=6 to 3+4=7. He is relieved that the cancer was taken out.
Husband Ron, age 63
4/1/10 PSA 5.5 Prostate size = 50 cc.
Biopsy on 4/20/10 12 samples... Adenocarcinoma: 3 positive on right side, one core left base (5% ` 0.5 mm) - two cores of left lateral mid
(20% ~ 2mm, 10%, 10% ~ 1mm) - No Perineural Invasion
Gleason 6 (3+3)
Bone Scan/CT Negative (2 lesions on liver)
8/18/10 - Da Vinci Prostatectomy
Post Op: Gleason 7 (3+4)
Negative surgical margins and lymph nodes
Both nerve bundles spared
Catheter - 13 days