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volv9300
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Date Joined Dec 2010
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   Posted 12/30/2010 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Well here I am feeling better each day. I'm typically and have always been a very positive guy. Even joked about continence and ed prior to surgery! The only thing I can say is the lack of sleep, lack of work, being excited to get cath out only to have incont. raise its head got me depressed. Thanks to this site, my good friends and my family I am just about 100%. This has also been difficult to deal with because I have alawys been healthy and 0 sign of anything going south. Thankfully, my annual physical caught what would have been a real problem a year or two from now. So now what?? Well, I guess the keggels will be with me for a while. Diapers and pads too. Have not had a woody since morning of surgery. So it appears viagra ect...ect... will be with me 2. So I will be bringing in the new year with some stuff I have not had before. Happy NEW YEAR to all.

Some thoughts.....

I will get this continence thing under control. After all it will be good practice for when radiation wrecks all the work and progress. Next time will be easier.

Went for a drive with my Son today... He got his permit, and I must say he did very well again.

Have a bit of bleeding going on and will continue to monitor this. (constipation strain caused this).

Getting hungry again. Love food man!

Am going to get a couple of dresses and heels for when the hormone therapy starts....just kidding!

Everyone keep fighting your battles....only good will come from that!

Worried Guy
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 3739
   Posted 12/30/2010 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Volvo.
Glad to see you are on the mend - physically and mentally.

Only 12 days left before I can't help you with the fence. Get a move on it man!

Good luck to you.
Jeff

Herophilus
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 664
   Posted 12/30/2010 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   

9300

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
No EPE
Post op PSA x 3, all <0.01
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