Hi Irishvet, welcome to HW.
I danced with da Vinci two years ago --- well, alright, one year and 358 years ago, but close --- and I was NOT happy sitting on hard surfaces for a long time. Many months. And still, at the end of the day, I'd not want to take a long ride on a bicycle.
But, the pain that turned into a discomfort, is better now than it was a Christmas, and was better at Chirstmas than it was a year ago, and a year ago was a huge improvement on the first Christmas. Plus that first Christmas, 6 months out, was way, way, way better than the pain at three months. So, I've never much worried about
it. Never mentioned it to the doctor. It was obviously improving, at it's own speed, and it was something I could live with.
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