I submitted to Davinci radical prostatectomy in June 2009. Developed urinary tract infection in mid July 2009. The following week I passed (had to be physically extracted) a piece of plastic from my urethra. Presented it to my surgeon during my initial post op/PSA screen. He was somewhat nonpulsed and said it was a laproscopic surgical clip that had "some how" fallen into my bladder during the surgery and subsequently migrated through my urinary system - NO KIDDING DOC!
In October/November 2009 my urination became too frequent (every 30 minutes) and too painful that I contacted my surgeon for help. Bladder scope was attempted without any anesthetha. He could not get the scope more than 4 inches upstream because of scar tissue. He then attempted to dialate. I could not tolerate the pain. He recommended the procedure under general anesthetha. I consented and a few days later underwent a bladder neck constricture repair. Got to spend another five quality days with a catheter waiting for the bleeding to stop.
I researched this event/procedure/clip. There are numerous cases of "issues" with this clip migrating. Subsequently I contacted law firms seeking advice. Was told to go sit in the corner because of medical tort reform in Tennessee.
So here I am, 17 months post surgery, totally ED, with no apology/admission from my surgeon and being told by so many that I should be thankful. I am one of those who feel as if I was "ram rodded" by the medical community, which is quick to diagnose, but in my opinion not fully capable of commensurably addressing the issue. As I read some of the postings on this site and the medical conditions/diagnoses I am taken back by what appears to be a hasty decision to submit to treatment. 20/20 is hindsight, but if I had it all to do over again, watching waiting would have been my option.