Posted 10/31/2006 6:40 PM (GMT -7)

I think you get the point from the previous posts. Generally, if all goes well you should be out in two days. Some are out in one. I was offered the opportunity for discharge one day following surgery, but decided to take full advantage of the two days approved by my insurance! Count on admittance the day of surgery, not the day before, even for an early a.m. procedure, due to insurance. You will not be discharged unless you are ready. So, I wouldn't worry about it.
Posted 11/1/2006 6:11 AM (GMT -7)

Jeff had his surgery at 7 AM and was released at 2 PM the next day. we were prepared to stay there 2-5 days. it is different for everyone. I love your mantra!! kat
Husband Jeff 56 years old
diagnosed July 27, 2006
PSA 6.5
2 positive areas in biopsy, Gleason 3+3=6
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy August 30, 2006
pathology report - all clear - cancer gone
1st post-surgery PSA test 0.1
no more pads Oct 12, 2006

Posted 11/1/2006 7:06 AM (GMT -7)

Let's see...  Surgery was Wednesday at 2:00. Got up to my room at 10:00 that night (they kept me in recovery for a while but that was another story).

I was walking (carefully and slowly) the next morning and let for home at noon.  The doctor gave me a choice to leave at noon before lunch or at 2:00 after lunch.  I chose the earlier time - I just wanted to get home.

I was certainly ready mentally to leave.  I was pretty sore and walked pretty slowly and the 1-1/2 hour drive home was OK (I felft EVERY bump).

Posted 11/1/2006 7:12 AM (GMT -7)
1. Arrived Fri 8:30am, departed Sat 11:30am
2. Yes, ready to leave.
3. Did not want to stay longer due to lack of rest gained in hospital.

Diagnosed 8/24/06 at age 48
Gleason 6
PSA 3.32
daVinci performed 10/20/06

Posted 11/1/2006 9:54 AM (GMT -7)
George, Radical Perineal Prostatectomy performed Monday, 9:30am, in room by noon. Released the next day and only 25 minute drive to the house. Would have been released early Tuesday morning but was nauseated from the pain medicine they gave. He didn't take any more after that. Up walking around the house with bag much better than around the halls of the hospital. He was glad to be home and did fine. Darla   My Husband was Diagnosed 9/22/06 *42 yrs old *Abnormal DRE with nodule *3+4=7 Gleason *2.6 PSA *3 of 9 cores on right positive, 6 on left negative *Perineal prostatectomy 10/23/06 *Gleason came back 6 after path and confined to prostate * Negative Bone and CT scan
Posted 11/1/2006 7:18 PM (GMT -7)
diag 10/25/06
6 gleason
4,9 psa
still trying to decide which way to go
bone scan done on moinday
Posted 11/2/2006 11:36 AM (GMT -7)

Welcome KJG - you're in great company here. Probably not the exclusive club that anyone ever envisioned signing up for - but also probably the best site on the web where you can ask any question at all and receive honest, concerned and caring first hand replies.  I know it helped shred the layers of fear, doubt and uncertainty that I had.

I see you were diagnosed 8 days after me. Don't know your age (I'm 59 almost 60) but our count and psa are close. I just had the CT and Bone Scan on Monday and will get the results Tuesday of next week. I've got every appendage on my body crossed for a good outcome.

So, again, welcome my friend. Read some posts, ask any question you want and rest assured somone will jump on it. Keep your spirits up and know that all of us share a common bond and that we'll all come though this together. No one is going to be left behind!!

Warmest Regards;


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