HAS ANYTHING LIKE THIS HAPPENED TO ANYONE ?

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anxiety out the roof
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   Posted 1/13/2011 8:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Last night while lying in bed, our 14 pound cat jumped up onto the bed. He landed right on my incesion line. I'm only 6 days post op. and wondering if he damaged anything internally?

Post Edited (anxiety out the roof) : 1/13/2011 7:40:57 AM (GMT-7)


Gordy
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   Posted 1/13/2011 8:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Nah, I doubt it. They have 9 lives, you know.

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daveshan
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   Posted 1/13/2011 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
You might want to check with your Dr if you have any symptoms (pain/bleeding etc) but I had something very similar happen a week out and other than the shock and pain nothing happened.
Dave in Durango CO
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clocknut
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   Posted 1/13/2011 8:43 AM (GMT -6)   

Actually, I think that did happen to me.  Cats are perceptive and seem to know that something has happened, and want to check you out.

My wife and I also returned to babsysitting our 3-year-old twin grandchildren the day after I got home, and I survived that, too.  They were very good about avoiding Grandpa's "owies," but curious to see the incision.

I think  you'll be fine, but watch for any unusual symptoms.

Bill (2 cats, 4 grandchildren around the house)


English Alf
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   Posted 1/13/2011 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, I doubt you could hurt a cat like that. Perhaps he had heard that they stitch people up with cat-gut. At least you don't have a larger pet!

What the jumper/lander may or may not have done to you however depends on how you reacted. I'd say it might have been worse for your heart and blood-pressure than for your incision, that was probably okay as six days on from surgery things will have healed quite a lot given that's about when many guys have their catheters removed.

And Gordy isn't it 9 lives.

Alf

Sleepless09
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   Posted 1/13/2011 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Anxiety --- I'm sure you're fine, but as the others have said, let your doc know.

Gordy ---- I darn near became incontinent again laughing after reading your post. And, I see it's your 500th which makes you a Veteran Menber. What a post to transition on! Congratulations.

Alf --- It's nine lives if they haven't used up any. I imagine when the cat landed on Gordy he bellowed so loud the cat lost two instantly.

Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours.  Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn  ---  perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
 
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7 
 
First post op PSA Sept 09  less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23, 2009 less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8, 2010  less than 0.02
PSA on April 9, 2010 less than 0.02 
PSA on July 9, 2010 (one year) less than 0.02
  

142
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   Posted 1/13/2011 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I was about 10 days out, and a neighbor's (very large) dog jumped up on me - I think the shock of being thrown across the room nearly killed him. I felt like his leg had made it all the way to my spine. But we both lived. Can't say as much for the stuff on the shelf he took out.

Gordy
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   Posted 1/13/2011 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Alf- I was thinking about U.S. cats.LOL You're correct, of course and I've fixed it.

Gordy
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   Posted 1/13/2011 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Sleepless- Thanks for noticing the landmark 500th and for the congrats. Due to a self-imposed ban several years ago (it's a long story) I wasn't supposed to accumulate that many posts. Oh well, another screw-up in my life.

Sleepless09
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   Posted 1/13/2011 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Gordy, if you want to get into a life screw up contest, I gotta warn you, I'm a tough competitor.

Right from getting expelled from Nursery School (actually did) to today I've got a list of major mess ups that's hard to beat.

Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours.  Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn  ---  perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
 
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7 
 
First post op PSA Sept 09  less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23, 2009 less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8, 2010  less than 0.02
PSA on April 9, 2010 less than 0.02 
PSA on July 9, 2010 (one year) less than 0.02
  

Gordy
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   Posted 1/13/2011 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
OK you win. I can't come close to being expelled from nursery school.

But if you want to match seriousness of Pca...........

NEIrish
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   Posted 1/13/2011 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
After making a strange, geese-like sound after reading Gordy's response (don't often laugh out loud on HW, and generally rarely like a goose) , I have to add our own animal "ouch" story:

Husband's surgeon came into his hospital room to release him for home. One of his admonitions about the cath was to keep it securely attached, but to get up and walk as much as he could. To reinforce the warning he then told us of another patient who was discharged from the hospital to come home to his loving household of wife, kids, and golden retriever puppy. Said puppy leaped joyfully, immediately leaped on his owner when he came home and landed on the cath line. Both of us instantly lost 6 inches shrivelling in sympathy. Second question asked by both of us at the first post-op apptmt. was "How's the man with the retriever puppy?"
Husband 60yrs., no symptms: PSA 10/04 2.73, 12/06 3.64, 5/09 3.9, 10/09 4.6, 1/10 5.0w/ free PSA 24
6 core biop 4/1/10 path rept: rt mid: adnocarc. G=3+3, 5% of core; R apx v. susp. minute ca, R base bnign w/ mod. atrophy, L side atrphy only; 2nd opnion JH confrmd
MRI - 15mm nodule
BiLatRP surg 7/6/10, path: T2c, nodes, sem.ves, extra caps. neg., adenoc both sides G=3+3 cntinent, Viagr-8/27 ED

Purgatory
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   Posted 1/13/2011 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Sheldon, I got kicked out of the Cub Scouts, and my mother was even the Den Master. I don't remember what crime I committed.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

compiler
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   Posted 1/13/2011 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Anxiety:
 
We are very concerned about the cat. How is he/she doing?
 
Mel

EnglishBob
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   Posted 1/14/2011 3:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Well its 9.00 in the morning here in the UK and i am having to concentrate not to pee while i giggle, you guys are great therapy with the giggle factor. keep it up

turn
Age 58
Prostate problems since early 40s
Ed since early 40s
April 2007 biopsy & all clear
July 2010 prostate swollen more, psa up to 5.6 August 6.7
September Biopsy again
October 7th diagnosed cancer, Gleason grade 6 at 10% mass
December 13th 2010 open radical proctatectomy
Pathology results came back Gleason grade 7 at 12% mass BUT clear margins
Catheter out Jan 5th 2011

BillyMac
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   Posted 1/14/2011 3:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Gordy said...
Nah, I doubt it. They have 9 lives, you know.


That is just too funny Gordy tongue
Bill

anxiety out the roof
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   Posted 1/14/2011 3:50 AM (GMT -6)   
The cat is doing well. I hope he likes being locked in the back room with all hhis toys, food and litter. We are not on speaking terms at this point in time. He only has 7 lives left after the incident.

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 1/14/2011 4:01 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL.
I just finished working a very long day and that's the only reason I am up this late to see this thread. And it is funny.

Anxiety,
You'll be fine, I'm sure...

Gordy,
Les, I am so glad that you keep screwing up. That was your best HW comment ever. I almost started leaking, too ~ and I never had the issue to begin with...:-)

Cat,
Be careful, buddy. Thin ice is very dangerous...

Tony
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I am currently not being treated, but I do have regular oncology visits.
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Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 1/14/2011 3:05:27 AM (GMT-7)


English Alf
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   Posted 1/14/2011 5:14 AM (GMT -6)   
In my experience the cat comes off badly if its human sits on it when it's the cat that's had the surgery!!

I seem to recall when my Dad was recovering in hospital after his second coronary a cat used to come in from the garden and get on his bed. (can't quite remember what "Matron" made of it, what with him being a senior doc etc.) At home our cats always knew if we were ill and came to sit with us, on us, between us behind us under us etc. According to my Mum our cat also stayed on Dad's bed for days after dad died.

I'm also interested that since my surgery my neighbour's dog doesn't keep sniffing my crotch, despite the fact that it must smell a bit on occasions owing to my odd dribbles. Do you think the dog knew something was wrong down below before the uro did?

Alf

Gordy
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   Posted 1/14/2011 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Tony- (Don't anyone else read this.) Remember the last time one of my posts generated this many responses?
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