Congrats on getting thru the surgery! I didn't mind the cath, but it did make feel like a surgical patient - felt much more like myself when it came out! One positive about
the cath: at least you don't have to get up every few hours at night to pee - so enjoy the rest while you can! I find myself hitting the bathroom every few hours at night since the cath came out - I'm sure the urgency is related both to the healing as well as the fact that my body is still getting rid of all the extra fluid build up from the surgery (I came home 14 pounds heavier than when I went in - talk about
water weight!). 3 1/2 weeks out, I'm more or less down to my post-op weight - and I'm confident the nighttime urgency will lessen over time, along with all the other minor aches and pains that seem to improve every day.
Oh, and I had the scrotum swelling too - never thought I'd see something the size of a softball down there - but it went away and everything feels just fine now. Just know that all of the symptoms will pass...and hang in there...!
Los Angeles, CA
2/2013: PSA 5.6, DRE/ultrasound positive
Biopsy 4/4/13 results:
T2a or T2b G7 (3+4)
Perineural invasion present in one core
Bone and CT scans negative
Robotic RP 7/1/13: Dr. Kia Michel at Cedars Sinai
Post-surgery path report: G7 (3+4) pT2b
Margins & lymph nodes clear
Post Edited (DougInLA) : 7/20/2013 12:26:24 PM (GMT-6)