John, welcome to the other side.
And, thanks for posting. I've been wondering how you were doing. Great to hear from you.
Please post updates as you can. In the meantime, walk, drink, take your pain meds!
One more thing --- God has given you permission to not feel your "should" be doing the lawn, or whatever. This healling time can be like summer holidays when you were a kid. Filled with days of no expectations or responsibilities. All you can do about
stuff is worry about
it -- and that's not going to fix it. The surgery is over! You got a ticket to ride --- so, ride and enjoy the wonder of being alive, and when you're out for a walk stop to smell the flowers, wiggle your fingers 'hello' at little children on tricycles as they trundle past, and find a park bench to sit on while your wife goes off to buy you an ice cream cone.
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