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Arnie
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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 12/30/2010 9:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Father of Two posted the following under the recent "Peeing" post:
 
Hello All. This is my first post. I had surgery one week ago and had my cathetar removed this morning. I came to this forum looking for just this type of information. I have yet to have one "normal" (stand up) pee and the best I have managed is a few very brief streams while trying to go No. 2. I was healthy before, but have not started keagles or anything. Any advice is truly appreciated.
Robotic Surgery 12/23/10
Age 40; PSA - 6.2; 3+4 Gleason
 
Welcome, Father of Two-as we say, sorry you have to be here/glad you found us. You're way too early in the game to worry about normal streams/ continence, etc.-----I think most of us had shaky starts to our peeing process, including the one you experienced/described. Give it some time, walk a tolerable amount every day, drink lots of water, and listen to you body when it needs to rest. Things will begin to "normalize" before long. Of course, we're all different, but the first day of catheter removal won't be an accurate gauge of how you will be. Relax and feel free to fire off any/all questions.
 
Arnie in DE

Radical
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   Posted 12/30/2010 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Father, pleased you found us, stick around you will learn heaps here, plenty of guys with all sorts of experience on just about every subject involving Pca. My first initial thoughts regarding your water works, its way to early to call it just yet, let things settle down for a few days, then let us know how your going. .....................Cheers Kev

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 12/30/2010 11:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Father, Welcome to HW. You will have many more questions about the new you. Feel free to throw the questions at us and you will be shocked how many of us have the same questions from time to time. Do keep us informed of your progress. You will find this a great group of guys.

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

proscapt
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   Posted 12/31/2010 4:34 AM (GMT -6)   
hi, father -

start your kegels with the number of reps that yr doctor recommends per day. don't overdo it. have patience with yourself. many guys find that it takes at least a month to notice improvement and 2-3 months to reasonable urinary control back. so be patient!
DX age 54 12/2009
PSA 5.6, DRE-, high pre-op PSAV. Clinical stage T1c
Biopsy: Gleason 3+4 with PNI / 6 of 14 cores + / 10% of total length + / worst 45% +
DaVinci RP 2/2010
pT2cNx / Gleason 3+4 / PNI+ / SM- / SV- / EPE- / Tumor vol 3cc / vol 40cc / 63 gm
PSA - 4/10 <0.01, 8/10 0.01, 12/10 0.01

ChrisR
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   Posted 12/31/2010 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I was continent for the first week after the cath. was removed. It was just inflamation. After a week the swelling went down and I leaked like a facet for a few weeks. It took just about 2 years to become psd free. Everyone is different. Give it time. At your age it should come back
Dx 42
Gleason 6 (tertiary score 0)

open RP 10/08 Johns Hopkins

pT2 Organ confined Gleason 6

PSA
10/15/2009 <.1
10/15/2010 <0.03
10/15/2011 -

ChrisR
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   Posted 12/31/2010 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I was continent for the first week after the cath. was removed. It was just inflamation. After a week the swelling went down and I leaked like a facet for a few weeks. It took just about 2 years to become pad free. Everyone is different. Give it time. At your age it should come back
Dx 42
Gleason 6 (tertiary score 0)

open RP 10/08 Johns Hopkins

pT2 Organ confined Gleason 6

PSA
10/15/2009 <.1
10/15/2010 <0.03
10/15/2011 -

James C.
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   Posted 12/31/2010 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the Forum. As the others have said, expecting good results the same day the catheter is out, is a little premature. It normally will take 4 to 6 weeks or even longer for all the swelling to go down internally, the cuts and stitching to heal and things to find their place in the new abdomen to really know what the situation is. Lots of swelling now obscures what will be the actual condition. Hang in there and be patient. I know, hard to do and easy to say... smilewinkgrin
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RRP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., all clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement of the left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09- Uh-Oh, next in Jan & Feb.
ED-total-Bimix 30cc

Ger42
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Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 189
   Posted 12/31/2010 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome father tho I hate having to welcome you to this club. 2 1/2 months and I still leak. Doing kegels every day. Actually there are times when I leak when doing them.
Age 68 weight 185 height 6'
Samples taken 4/19/2010 sent to Bostwick
3 out of 12 samples cancer
1) gleason score 3+3 involving 65%
2) gleason score 3+3 involving 65%
3) gleason score 3+3 involving 10%
PSA 3.5 Mar 19
PSA 2.5 Apr 4
Bone scan clean CT scan clean
Da Vinci 10/12/2010 DR Paul Kahn all nerves spared
Home 10/19/20
Cath out 10/22/2010
Prostate 56 gm. Gleason grade 3+4 = 7
2 MO PSA 0.0
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