Hey good luck to ya' and see you on the other side...and don't worry about that cath removal, nothing to it. I remember as the RN filled my bladder before, pulled that thing out and says' "hold it as long as you can"...yeah right, I looked like an out of control fire hose(well ok maybe not the hose but the water squirting everywhere!) :) No pain at all...good luck to ya' brother..
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
".....tryin' to reason with hurricane season...."