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Sagittarian
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   Posted 6/2/2011 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Well today was the best thus far.  Daughter is coming down for weekend
leaving her DOG with US for 10 DAYS.  She is going to Europe.  I have a
UTI so keeping her from my PCa won't be an issue. (here it comes).
 
I Engaged life today.  Went to work for 1 hour 6-7am then left.
Went to the garbage dump.  Mowed the front lawn.  Peed my pants.
I am going in reverse there, kegels is tough with UTI, bladder stings.
Anyway, feeling the best I have in a while.  Keeping busy I think is the key,
instead of "Praying for Bad Things to Happen". 
AGE-53, NJ, PSA-4.2, FPSA-7%
4/09/2011 - Biopsy, 8 NEG, 4 POS (left), 2(3+3), 2(3+4)
5/23/2011 - Da-Vinci Surgery, Right Nerves Spared, Partial Left
5/25/2011 - PATH, pT2c, 4+3, Confined, Margin-Lymph-Seminal NEG
5/31/2011 - Catheter Removed
6/01/2011 - UTI, CIPRO 500mg 2 a day for 10 Days
7/12/2011 - First Post PSA test

rcroller
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   Posted 6/2/2011 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Sag, Congrats on a good day! Agreed that keeping busy is a good thing but holy cow, man...mowed the lawn? Didn't your doc give you restrictions? I'm not allowed to lift over 5 lbs, push, pull, or drive for another week. I know you had robotic but darn son...Don't over do it! You still have healing to do. Easy does it!
-Bob R.
Age 53-PSA 8/10 3.0 PSA 2/11 3.5
4/15/11 BX
4/21/11 Path Report: 3 of 12 Left side PCa , 3+3, 3+4, 4+4
4/29/11 PCa DX, Gleason-8
5/6/11 BS: Negative
5/18/11 open RP Performed
5/24/11 Post Op Pathology Report: G-7, 4+3 T3A N0M0
6/1/11 JP Drain/Cath removed.

Post Edited (rcroller) : 6/2/2011 4:35:10 PM (GMT-6)


Ausboy
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   Posted 6/2/2011 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi sag
good news, i agree with rc, i had a day like that early on and paid for it for a couple of days after, take it easy although you feel ok there has been a lot of cut and paste going on down there and you don't want to bugger up long term healing prospects. Small steps are the order of the day, you will dry up, took me about 11 weeks to be pad free, unless I drink wine, a few beers ok, but after a couple of wines I start to leak, can't stop it no matter how hard I squease shocked
anyway good luck on your recovery.
age 49, dx 21-01-2011 PSA 5.6
12 cores all positive >80% in some, Gleason 3+3=6, T2B
RALP 10-03-2011, post OP pathology, Gleason 4+3=7 and 1% 5+4=9
Prostate 50g, 48mmx40mmx40mm, largest tumor 48mmx34mmx24mm, extensive PIN also present, EPE left apex .2mm, perineural invasion, clear margins closest was .7mm, lymph nodes not checked.
path stage pT3A Nx Mx R0
post OP PSA ? 11/5/2011 - 0.03

142
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   Posted 6/2/2011 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Sag,
 
I usually pipe up with the "what happened to following the 5 pound rule", but since it was already done...
Just the gas can weighs 5 pounds.
 
Take it easy, and keep the dog out of your lap. My neighbor's jumped in my lap full speed and put a paw part-way through a suture about 8 weeks out, so it was off to the hospital to get it cleaned out and checked. Wasn't much, but felt like his paw was coming out my arse. He had a first flight lesson - I got a round of antibiotics.

Sagittarian
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   Posted 6/3/2011 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Today while peeing I noticed a small pebble come out.
I removed it from toilet (with gloves) and noticed it was
a small semi-soft clump.  It looked like old blood (not bright red).
Today off and on I noticed redish brown streaks now and then.
Not constant, but a liitle squirt or two while peeing.  Anyone
have same issue ?  Its been 3 day since catheter removed.
AGE-53, NJ, PSA-4.2, FPSA-7%
4/09/2011 - Biopsy, 8 NEG, 4 POS (left), 2(3+3), 2(3+4)
5/23/2011 - Da-Vinci Surgery, Right Nerves Spared, Partial Left
5/25/2011 - PATH, pT2c, 4+3, Confined, Margin-Lymph-Seminal NEG
5/31/2011 - Catheter Removed
6/01/2011 - UTI, CIPRO 500mg 2 a day for 10 Days
7/12/2011 - First Post PSA test

142
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   Posted 6/3/2011 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
After DaVinci I was using a measuring cup to pee in - keeping records - so things like this were easier to sort out.
 
I had a lot of what my uro called "debris", a lot of it was the scabbing that had formed over the urethra re-connection, and eventually peeled off. There was a lot, and some pieces were a lot bigger than what I would have expected.
 
That said, call your surgeon if anything concerns you.

James C.
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   Posted 6/3/2011 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
That is the purpose of the recommended drink, walk, drink routine. There's lots of bits and pieces, gunk, junk, and debris left inside you from the surgery itself and the healing, with sloughing off of tissue, old blood, clots, and other such. Nothing to be alarmed about, unless urination is restricted by it or you get bright red copious blood in urine. Otherwise, expect assorted debris to come out for a month or more.
James C, 64, East TN
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% inv, lf. lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Spar. open RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Prob. microscopic inv.-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 4/10-.06, 9/10-.09, 12/10-.09, 2/11-.08, 5/11-.08
Bimix .30

cantexplain
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Total Posts : 74
   Posted 6/3/2011 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
For up to six weeks after DaVinci, I never knew what might appear with my urine:  pieces of this and that, usually red to brown, and totally normal.  Interesting, but normal.

Age at Dx: 56
DaVinci Prostatectomy: 10/28/09

Stage: T2C

Gleason - 3+4 = 7

Prosate: 52 grams

Incontinence - absolutely at first, better with time and kegels

ED - Indeed

Sagittarian
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   Posted 6/3/2011 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Guys, I am truly relieved, your the best yeah
AGE-53, NJ, PSA-4.2, FPSA-7%
4/09/2011 - Biopsy, 8 NEG, 4 POS (left), 2(3+3), 2(3+4)
5/23/2011 - Da-Vinci Surgery, Right Nerves Spared, Partial Left
5/25/2011 - PATH, pT2c, 4+3, Confined, Margin-Lymph-Seminal NEG
5/31/2011 - Catheter Removed
6/01/2011 - UTI, CIPRO 500mg 2 a day for 10 Days
7/12/2011 - First Post PSA test

Sagittarian
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   Posted 6/4/2011 3:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, was up all night peeing blood.
You name the shade I had it.  Bright red
to pink.  So I drank tons of water to make
sure my facuet don't stop.  Don't recall doing
anything that day to trigger this.  I did feel pain
down there were my prosate use to be that day.
Did very little, must of made a wrong move.
AGE-53, NJ, PSA-4.2, FPSA-7%
4/09/2011 - Biopsy, 8 NEG, 4 POS (left), 2(3+3), 2(3+4)
5/23/2011 - Da-Vinci Surgery, Right Nerves Spared, Partial Left
5/25/2011 - PATH, pT2c, 4+3, Confined, Margin-Lymph-Seminal NEG
5/31/2011 - Catheter Removed
6/01/2011 - UTI, CIPRO 500mg 2 a day for 10 Days
7/12/2011 - First Post PSA test

rcroller
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Total Posts : 318
   Posted 6/4/2011 5:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Sag, Sorry to hear of your problems. Could this be related to possibly over doing it the day before yesterday...mowing the lawn, etc? I still have a lot of discomfort where the prostate used to be...pelvic floor... but have stopped all pain meds, including Advil, just to allow myself to feel my true, unmasked condition. Feeling what is really there is keeping me from overdoing it. Healing is going to take some time, be patient. If the heavy red bleeding continues, I wouldn't hesitate to call the doc. Take it easy, lay low, and hope you are feeling better soon. 
Age 53-PSA 8/10 3.0 PSA 2/11 3.5
4/15/11 BX
4/21/11 Path Report: 3 of 12 Left side PCa , 3+3, 3+4, 4+4
4/29/11 PCa DX, Gleason-8
5/6/11 BS: Negative
5/18/11 open RP Performed
5/24/11 Post Op Pathology Report: G-7, 4+3 T3A N0M0
6/1/11 JP Drain/Cath removed-Dry so far.

Post Edited (rcroller) : 6/4/2011 5:54:51 AM (GMT-6)


Sagittarian
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   Posted 6/4/2011 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Mower is a walk behind self propelled.  Thought it was no different
than a walk, don't own a sickle.  Still getting blood, first alarming,
then no big deal.  While soaping myself in the shower a little arousal
was felt.  I pursued matters to see what would happen, a little more
excitement.  Well I said to myself, you gone this far see how far
you can take it.  It went all the way with no levitra.  Was it a rock maple,
no, was it worthy of partnership, yes.  A dry orgasm, well at least no
blood there. 
AGE-53, NJ, PSA-4.2, FPSA-7%
4/09/2011 - Biopsy, 8 NEG, 4 POS (left), 2(3+3), 2(3+4)
5/23/2011 - Da-Vinci Surgery, Right Nerves Spared, Partial Left
5/25/2011 - PATH, pT2c, 4+3, Confined, Margin-Lymph-Seminal NEG
5/31/2011 - Catheter Removed
6/01/2011 - UTI, CIPRO 500mg 2 a day for 10 Days
7/12/2011 - First Post PSA test

Sagittarian
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   Posted 6/4/2011 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Urine is now like pink lemonade.
Taking advice, I am taking it real slow.
As the saying goes " There is a fine line between tough & dumb"

rcroller
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   Posted 6/4/2011 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Sag, We're guys...we have the market cornered in dumb...just ask my wife...she calls it Testosterone poisoning...just gotta let the big head do the thinking for a while, but happy to read that the little one is working for you too. Call that doc if the bleeding gets worse. I'm still dry, wearing big boy pants today, and am heading out for a trip to the grocery store...how exciting is that? Take care and let that body heal.
-Bob
Age 53-PSA 8/10 3.0 PSA 2/11 3.5
4/15/11 BX
4/21/11 Path Report: 3 of 12 Left side PCa , 3+3, 3+4, 4+4
4/29/11 PCa DX, Gleason-8
5/6/11 BS: Negative
5/18/11 open RP Performed
5/24/11 Post Op Pathology Report: G-7, 4+3 T3A N0M0
6/1/11 JP Drain/Cath removed-Dry so far.

Sagittarian
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   Posted 6/4/2011 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Called my DOC.  He is not concerned.  Said to take it easy, and probably
the blood clot I saw was a scab that fell off and was bleeding from it.

Sagittarian
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   Posted 6/4/2011 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not wearing big boy pants. cry
I am still spotting, not much, but enough
to wear pampers. mad

HD_Rider
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Date Joined Apr 2011
Total Posts : 414
   Posted 6/4/2011 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Sag / Bob,

You two guys have been great. It's been a real help to know what to kinda expect after my surgery is done. Keep the info coming. Besides, my wife is getting a lot from it too. She's beginning to understand how to treat the patient once he comes home from the hospital!
John (HD_Rider)
Age: 49
PSA: 3.5, 6/07
PSA: 4.5, 3/11
Biopsy, 12 cores: 04/13/11
Dx: 04/19/11
Gleason: 3 cores at 3+3=6 and one core at 3+4=7 (primarily on right side with <5% on left side)
DaVinci: scheduled for 06/09/11, hoping and praying for the best

Post Edited (HD_Rider) : 6/4/2011 12:30:34 PM (GMT-6)


rcroller
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Total Posts : 318
   Posted 6/4/2011 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
HD, My wife hung out with me for a week post op. It sure was a big help to have her around. The first few days at home were a little rough and her company was enormously helpful. The open surgery may have been a bit more traumatic to the body than the robotic, but I totally underestimated the emotional component. Don't underestimate that this surgery may knock your dick in the dirt for a few days. I'm not trying to scare, just prepare for a ride and know that it will get better everyday. I agree with others that the waiting and fear of the unknown is the harder part. Just a few more days to go and you will be fine. We will all be waiting to hear from you from the other side. For now, get out and ride while you still can. Next to sailing, it's the best therapy I know of.
-Bob
Age 53-PSA 8/10 3.0 PSA 2/11 3.5
4/15/11 BX
4/21/11 Path Report: 3 of 12 Left side PCa , 3+3, 3+4, 4+4
4/29/11 PCa DX, Gleason-8
5/6/11 BS: Negative
5/18/11 open RP Performed
5/24/11 Post Op Pathology Report: G-7, 4+3 T3A N0M0
6/1/11 JP Drain/Cath removed-Dry so far.

Sagittarian
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   Posted 6/5/2011 6:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes having someone to help was comforting.  But it could be done alone.
As far as dry excitement goes, if the significant other was reluctant to do
a certain task because of the mess, that would no longer be a reason :>
I plan on playing that sympathy card.
 
Since surgery my nights are still dry.  The day time I still leak.  Perhaps
because allot of water is taken during day.  Have a glass or two of wine with
dinner seems to have no effect either way.  Off and on blood while urintating
still, waiting it out.  Burns when I pee blood, feels fine when just urine.
Sitting is an issue, sore down there.  I am still not comfortable bending over.
A little driving seems fine, allot of driving does not.  Perhaps it's the braking,
and sitting too long.
 
Tomorrow morning will be the two week mark since surgery.  It was
a rough two weeks.  Hopefully things have settled down, and now just
deal with time/healing.
 
Glenn 
Glenn-AGE-53,NJ, PSA-4.2, FPSA-7%
4/09/2011 - Biopsy, 8 NEG, 4 POS (left), 2(3+3), 2(3+4)
5/23/2011 - Da-Vinci Surgery, Right Nerves Spared, Partial Left
5/25/2011 - PATH, pT2c, 4+3, Confined, Margin-Lymph-Seminal NEG
5/31/2011 - Catheter Removed
6/01/2011 - UTI, CIPRO 500mg 2 a day for 10 Days
7/12/2011 - First Post PSA test
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