Viperguy, I had my visit with the robot three years ago, and while I worried before the operation about
the pain, it was not that bad at all for me. My Urologist was correct when he said I would wake up and feel like I had done a thousand sit ups, it's sore, but not a throbing or sharp pain. I went home and used excedrin for the soreness and was fine. I also was lucky and never had any problem or pain with the gas. I also have a low threshold for pain, but it really was not worth all the worry! Good luck, and keep us posted on your successful procedure!
PSA 10 June 2007
Biopsy July 2, 15 of 16 samples positive
prostate weighed 40 grams
Di Vinci 10/09/07, four hours on table, 3 in recovery
Total time in Hospital: 29 hours, 3+4=7
Record for Dr. Lance, 65% of prostate had cancer, but NO spread, clean margins,Clean nodes,
First PSA at 5 weeks, UNDETECTABLE!
Catheter out at seven days, dry from hour one!
Second PSA 19 weeks post op, UNDETECTABLE 2/11/2008
Third PSA 5/12/08, six months post op, UNDETECTABLE
Fourth PSA 8/21/08, nine months post op, UNDETECTABLE
One Year visit in December 2008, UNDETECTABLE, now go visit every six months!
5/22/09 10 m0nth visit, still UNDETECTABLE
11/23/09 two year PSA still UNDETECTABLE
05/24/10 two and a half year checkup, once again UNDETECTABLE
The Lord has truly Blessed me.