Open RP on 9/16

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Date Joined Jun 2010
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   Posted 9/28/2010 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I had my open RP on Sept. 16 and my hospital stay was unremarkable.  I did spike a fever for two days after surgery and this necessitated my staying in the hospital for an additional day.  On Sept 23, I was back at my doctor's office to have the surgical staples removed (ouch!) and then had my catheter removed yesterday (yikes!).  Since having the catheter removed, I've been terribly incontinent.  I have absolutely no feeling that I have to go nor do I have any feeling when I'm actually going.  I'm hoping that this will pass since the catheter has been out for less than 24 hours????????
I was fortunate that I didn't experience much pain in the hospital nor when I came home on the 20th.  I've been able to get by with Tylenol since being discharged from the hospital.  My pathology report came back and that was good news.  The biopsy revealed two loci with gleason scores of 4+3 and one of 3+3.  The final pathology report indicated an overall gleason score of 6 with no involvement outside the prostate gland.
Age at dx:63
open RP on Sept 16
Catheter out on Sept 26

Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4849
   Posted 9/28/2010 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the other side. Glad you made it OK.

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.
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional..

James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4463
   Posted 9/28/2010 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, welcome to the other side, your journey of healing begins now. Wishing you a easy recovery and immediate admission in the zero club.
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RRP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., all clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement of the left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09- Uh-Oh
ED continues: Bimix .30cc & Trimix .15cc PRN

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Date Joined Jul 2010
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   Posted 9/28/2010 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Incontinence is not fun..Do your Kegel exercises, very important. Have you seen a physical therapist who specializes in prostate surgery recovery? They can help!
Age 68.
PSA at age 55: 3.5, DRE negative. Advice, "Keep an eye on it".
PSA at age 58: 4.5
PSA at age 61: 5.2
PSA at age 64: 7.5, DRE "Abnormal"
PSA at age 65: 8.5, DRE " normal", biopsy, 12 core, negative...
PSA age 66 9.0 DRE "normal", 2ed biopsy, negative, BPH, Proscar
PSA at age 67 4.5 DRE "normal"
PSA at age 68 7.0 third biopsy positive, 4 out of 12, G-6,7, 9
RRP performed Sept 3 2010
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