..Be careful with the Abs...I was told I could lift as much as 20 pounds @ the 4-6 week post op period(working on the Abs here)
I had earlier injured myself sustaining umbilical herina which was repaired the same time I had my DaVinci in July of 08'. Good to go after that right, and go I did...Doc said it was all good....well not to make a short story long, September 2010 I was back getting a incesional hernia repaired from yep' the fall of 08' and let me tell you.....the pain from that surgery was the worst I've ever felt....55yo at the time and in pretty good shape, all except that extra bump I had right next to the main cut from the DaVinci machine-heed all the warnings, cause I didnt go that hard at the Ab's but all combined....Pop goes the wiesel!! Back at it now though and better than ever! Good luck!
age: 53 @ Dx, Pre-op PSA Feb 08' 5.0, April 08' 4.1
Biopsy 5.1.08, 5 of 15 cores postive, T2a, Gleason 3+4=7
DaVinci performed 7.29.08
Bladder sling installed, umbilical hernia repaired during surgery.
Path report, "cancer fully contained, margins clear".
Cath removed 8.8.08, ED therapy begins 8.9.08
100mg Viagra three times a week, pump for ten minutes daily
and hold for ten minutes.
8.16.08 switched to Levitra 20mg, immediate results
9.15.08 Pad free at night, one thin (light) pad during the day
9.18.08 1st Post-op PSA Undetectable Zero's....Yes!
12.22.08 2nd Post-op PSA Zero's still...
6.23.09 1yr Post-op PSA Still a zero..
Pads gone 1.3.09, finally found the courage...Thanks ya'll
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