Well, if memory serves, and it always doesn't, tomorrow you dance with da Vinci.
Today you'll find it hard not to fuss and worry and fret.
Tomorrow you'll be so happy with the drugs you'll be lying in your bed a happy camper.
The next day you'll be blushing, wondering what all the fuss was about and why you were so worried the day before.
And, two years from now you'll be writing a note to someone else, just like this one, knowing he will only half believe you.
I'll be looking for your first report from the other side. We're all over here waiting for you, and cheering you on ....
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