Knotreel I recall that when I had my surgery some two years ago I had an experience similar to you. I was swollen and had a somewhat reduced stream. The swelling also caused me to be less incontinent. As soon as the swelling began to decrease I found that the flow increased and the incontinence was in full bloom again. I hate to dash your hopes so early in the process but you will be ever so happy on activation day when you can truly say " I am dry." It does not come any earlier than that... Sorry to say that. That is the nature of this process. I am sure you will be happy with the outcome.
With best wishes
Age 75 at DX 76 on 9 May 08
DRE positive with nodule 15 Jan 08
PSA 3.8 18 Jan 08
Biopsy 11 Mar 08 Gleason 8 (4+4) on the right 3 out of 12 positive <5%. Gleason 7 (4+3) on the left 1 out of 11 positive <5%.
Bone scan and CT scan Negative 12 Mar 08
Robot Assisted da Vinci prostectomy with Dr Fagin in Austin scheduled for 30 April 08.
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da Vinci successfully completed by Dr Fagin as scheduled.
Gleason downgraded to 3+4=7
Tumors confined to the prostate.
Bilateral tumor on right side 5 of 10 levels and on left side tumor present in 9 of 10 levels.
Extraprostatic Extension Negative
Seminal Vesicle Invasion Negative
As far as it goes between you, me and the fence post I am cured.
06-24-08 <0.1 Undetectable.
09-23-08 <0.1 Undetectable.
04-17-09 <0.1 Undetectable.
AUS/IPP installed by Dr Morey 1/21/09 Activation 03/09/09 successfully completed by Dr Morey...All Systems GO! 99.9% continent.
12-09 0.01 Undetectable.