Best of luck to you….Yes it is a different world post-op. I was 51 at diagnosis and surgery. I had a huge volume of cancer and my post-operative pathology was not wonderful. So like others I’m fully expecting the radiation therapy gig in my future. I gain much strength from others that are here and I love the technical postings that come up from time to time. I am sure that Keggels are good. However I have never done any. I was a runner pre-operatively (up to 24 miles a week) and I had great pelvic muscle status. I was told by a number of doc’s that I’d be good to go IF the re-anastomosis was good. I pulled my foley catheter at 6 am on day 10 and by 9a.m. I was out with a mission to get 2 - 4 miles in (walking fast)…By the end of the next week I was back to a jog-walk and 95% dry. At this time I consider myself 100% dry and could not be happier. I spent the summer biking 100 miles a week and did a radical back-packing trip in Montana this summer, only 10 months after having my innards rearranged. The point is, that all of us have different journeys in recovery….some of us seem to be haunted by demons, others not so much. I placed a lot of faith in sweat equity. It was very challenging but it seems to have worked for me. I’d be very untruthful if I said that I never have had a pity party or experienced depression about my prostate cancer. But because of people like you I’m able to get up everyday and work towards my next goal. Thanks so much for your open and honest sharing of a very difficult subject. You have helped a bunch of individuals just being here.
Best of Luck
Age 51 PSA 6.8
Bxy 10 of 12 Cores positive for Gleason 6. up to 75%
Robotic surg 11-02-09
Post op path. 20% neoplasm;4+3=7 Gleason
All nodes (14) and other related tissue negative for cancer
Post op PSA x 3, all <0.01