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anxiety out the roof
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   Posted 12/15/2010 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm having open surgery Jan 7th at Johns Hopkins. I have heard about a bucket for the foley bag. What size is recommended?
Also- has anyone had open surgery after having hernia repairs. I'm concerned about the screen that I have in my abdomen. thanks

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   Posted 12/15/2010 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel good about this for you.  My birthday is Jan. 7th.  Who is doing your surgery? 

anxiety out the roof
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   Posted 12/15/2010 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chris- good to hear from you. I chose Dr. Partin at your recommendation as well as others who thought he was the right man for the job.

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 12/15/2010 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
If your Dr is aware of the repair there should be no problem. Best of luck with the surgery. There is a sticky at the top of the Prostate Cancer threads that has an extensive list of preperations.

Feel free to ask questions. I had open and I must say it was much easier than I expected it to bel.

Cajun jeff
9/08 PSA 5.4 referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3+4=7 1 positive core in 12 1% cancer core
10/08 Nerve-Sparing open radicalSurgery Path Report Downgrade 3+3=6 GS Stage pT2c margins clea
r3 month: PSA <0.1
19th month: PSA <0.1
2 year PSA <0.1
Only issue at this time is ED but getting better

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   Posted 12/15/2010 11:53 PM (GMT -6)   
The bucket I used for holding the catheter bag upright was a sterilite 14 liter. The hooks on the bag are about 8 inches apart, so the bucket should have a top of about 12 inches in diameter.
Square or round is fine. The big thing is be be sure that it is fairly barrel-shaped or straight-sided so that it won't turn over.
Hope all goes well for you.

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   Posted 12/16/2010 4:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck with the RP.. There is really not much to it.. I survived !
and - I have been with three other men since and so could compare each ones response.

Ironically, I found that the first night bag burst when trying to empty it..
Pee everywhere.. So after that, I just used the normal tube with an extension, secured in the bucket. (no bag) -- Just left a loop so that there was fluid in it, so air could not travel up the tube.
Nov 2009 = First-PSA 5.3 @ 60yo - Asymptomatic - DRE-Non-Palpable
Jan-'10 = TRUS Bx DX - AC T1c - GS(3+3)=6 , 5 & 45% max., L-MidZone
May-'10 = RRP-Nrv-Spare
Post Op. GS(3+4)=7, 1.1cm3, Pos Margins, EPE (focal) Lateral Left
MI(xtensive) Post, Grade3 x 8mm
+8week PSA<0.01, ED-85%, Incont-30%
+16W PSA<0.01, ED -85%, Cont -5%
+17W First 'DRY' day. ED -90%
+26W ED -60%
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