Posted 10/25/2006 8:47 AM (GMT -7)
It has been said many times that the waiting is the hardest part and it is. You have done everything in your power that you can to prepare for this surgery. You have read and become knowledgeable and have made educated decisions. You have worked hard to get yourself in good physical condition. You have picked a great procedure and a great doctor.
Post op for us was a very restful, relaxing and peaceful quiet time. It was also a time of great reflection and thankfulness. Physically, my husband was not in very much pain. He only took pain pills for 2 or 3 days. The catheter was not a big deal and was out before we knew it. Then, its just remembering not to overdue things to early.
I don't think people can help but be anxious about an upcoming surgery. My husband just tried to keep as busy as he could. However, I think there comes a time in this process when we just have to "let go" and realize and truly accept that after we've done everything we possibly can, the rest is ultimately out of our control and we just have to trust in that higher power that all will be well, AND IT WILL! Your young and healthy and your cancer was caught very early. Plus, you have all these great people on this board and many friends and family keeping you in their thoughts and prayers.
Everything will be fine Tamu. Again, the waiting is the hardest part.
Wishing you the very best and a full night's sleep as well!
Husband diagnosed May 2006 at age 50. RRP performed 13 July 06.
PSA 5.7, Gleason 3+4=7, Staged T2C, Cancer confined to prostate.
His father diagnosed at age 62 and is currently a 13 year survivor!