....meaning post surgery.
First thanks to all the members here who helped in so many ways with my education about PC. You've helped me decide on treatment and decide on a doctor and prepared me for recovery.
So, step 1 is complete with surgery with Dr. Menon in Detroit this past Tuesday. Happy to report my only discomfort is abdominal (where the robot bit me?). I have no perineal discomfort. Scrotum is swollen, but doesn't present much of a problem. Stomach area feels a little bloated. Having no trouble with supra-pubic catheter. Trying to walk 15 minutes every hour or so.
On to step 2! See if I can practice peeing normally on Sunday with a view toward catheter removal, work on continence, and start penile rehab.
Question to my robotic surgery brothers: How long did it take before your stomach/abs felt "normal."
Thanks again, everyone!
Age 55 - 11/2012 PSA 4.8
12/17/2012 - 12 core trans-rectal biopsy. Experience wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.
1/2/2013 Results: PC Diagnosed
2 of 12 biopsies pos: 3+3=6 (5%) and 3+4=7(20%)
01/13 PSA 5.2
3/29/13 2nd biopsy of the apex; 4 cores, all negative.
Scheduled for robotic focal prostatectomy (preserving the apex) May 21, Dr. Menon, unless someone talks me into brachy before that