Fantastic, glad to hear you did so well.
Don't worry about
the tube too much. It has a balloon on the end with water in it. You really have to yank it to do any harm. Pain will be your guide.
I didn't understand that they did the epideural with a drip. That is pretty cool. Don't be afraid to take the pain meds. That is what they are for.
Look forward to hearing your pathology.
Welcome to the other side.
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic 4/14/09 Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free 6 week PSA <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED. Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10, 9 month PSA < .01
1 year psa (364 days) .01
15 month PSA <.01