Daveed! Great to get this far, isn't it? We were panicky over the X-rays, just like you - it was time to get that thing out! Then, we showed up at the hospital (where it was scheduled) and we weren't on the list. Someone in booking had gone on vacation and noone was checking their e-mails. Our surgeon no longer uses that particular place, but it's a lesson we've learned over and over - always followup with a phone call to confirm appointments like this kind. We did finally get it in but it was a very long and frustrating day - after driving for 5 hours, too!
Tamu - keep an eye on the "Y" part of the Foley tube - it seems to be weaker than other sections. We had done an attachment and just from a little wiggling, nearly wore that part in half. It showed stress right at the crook part.
Shepla - same here as for Daveed. Surgeon said hernia procedure and colonoscopy would be fine after 8 weeks. Have to get serious about
the hernia, first. It was there before the surgery and starting to cause some pain.
Husband age 65
PSA on 5/1/06: 4.2 (had doubled in 13 mos. and rising monthly)
DaVinci Surgery 8/2/06
T2a (at biopsy)
T4c (at pathology) w/cancer cell leakage into fatty tissue
Post-Surgical PSA on 10/3/06 - undetectable!
Update: 11/1/06 - perhaps bladder neck involvement; 30%-50% chance of recurrence
Future: PSA tests twice-yearly for now