Hubby starting experiencing the symptoms of ANOTHER bladder infection. This would be the 4th in 2 months. Saw the PA at the urologist's office yesterday. Yes, another bladder infection. But they finally decided to try to find out WHY he's having these problems. They did an ultrasound. Turns out his bladder does not empty completely now. Urine has been sitting in his bladder, which irritates the still unhealed tissues, and bacteria build up... etc.
So... on cipro to try to clear up the infection, then they will do a cystoscope and try to stretch the scar tissue that partially blocking bladder. If that doesn't work, he'll have to have more surgery. Don't you just love all the unexpected consequences.
(sorry- don't mean to sound so negative, but I had JUST registered to take an art class at a local community college because everyone that I an in charge of caring for SEEMED to be doing better. If it's not one thing... it's three or four.)
Hubby's details- Age 57
8/27/12 PSA 81 8/30/12 Gleason 5+4=9 8/8 cores+ 9/5/12 bone scan & ct negative DaVinci surgery 10/9/12 Final stats- G 4+5=9 T3a N0Mx tumor both lobes, size 3.3x3.2x2.6x , positive margins extensive perineural invasion, extracapsular extension, no lymph node/seminal vessical involvement
11/21/12 1st post-op PSA 3.8 CT -lymph node involvement 12/7/12 HDT start