Perineum Tenderness Getting Better

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Wicket
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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 11/13/2006 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Just thought I'd let everyone know that Curtis' perineum pain is much better since he started taking Ibuprofen.  We went to the doctors last Thursday and he suggested he start on it.  So any of you men who are having awful pain in that area try the Ibuprofen and see it it helps...Just remember to have food on your stomach before taking it.  Apparently the area was inflamed and the Ibuprofen has really helped.  He did have him get a CT scan and we get the results this Wednesday, but he doesn't think it will show anything. 
 
My own opinion is that the night he has such bad gas and he was on the pot most of the time straining to get rid of it started this inflamation problem, but I could be wrong.
 
Anyway he's doing a lot better and at 6 weeks post surgery he's down to one pad a day.
Ellen
 
Curtis, 63, Diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10
Bone Scan Negative!!
 
DiVinci surgery done Oct 3, 2006
Catheter out Oct 11, 2006
After surgery T2C and cancer found on both sifes instead of just one.
Pathology report came back clean!!!


daveed
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 172
   Posted 11/13/2006 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Wicket

Glad Curtis's pain is better. I am suprised they didn't prescribe Ibuprofin on discharge. That was one of my first orders was to take 3 a day for a week and a half. The pain is now gone and only bothers me once in a while. I did have to get a donut to sit on for awhile.

God Bless

Daveed


2busymom
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 118
   Posted 11/13/2006 12:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Ellen,
I'm glad Curtis is more comfortable. Jeff had a hard week this week - I think he was feeling so good he pushed it a little too much. He rested up yesterday, watching football and races, so hopefully this week he can be back on track with his healing.

becky
husband Jeff 45 years old, diagnosed 8/25/06
PSA 2.1, 2 of 12 samples at 3% & 4%, involving 1 side of prostate
Gleason 3+3=6 in both samples
laparoscopic radical prost. 10/17/06
cancer in both sides of prostate, positive in one area of margin
first PSA in 1/2007


Wicket
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 316
   Posted 11/13/2006 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Becky,
I hope Jeff will not over do again, but usually something like that convinces them that they aren't superman and have to take it slow.  Curtis will be 6 week from his surgery tomorrow and we have a doctor's appt. Wednesday so will ask the doctor exactly what he can do now.  He's chomping at the bit to get the plywood up in his shop and I'm afraid that might be to heavy for him to tackle right away.  Of course I can't tell him anything so will have the doctor give him the go ahead or not.
I hope Jeff is feeling much better today.

Ellen
 
Curtis, 63, Diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10
Bone Scan Negative!!
 
DiVinci surgery done Oct 3, 2006
Catheter out Oct 11, 2006
After surgery T2C and cancer found on both sifes instead of just one.
Pathology report came back clean!!!


Wicket
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 316
   Posted 11/13/2006 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Daveed,
 
I sure wish they had told us about taking Ibuprofen at discharge.  Curtis went about a week or more before going to the doctor's and being told to take it.  The next morning he was starting to feel better and had only taken 2 before bed that night...Really started working fast.  Now he's almost back to normal in that department.
For some reason Curtis didn't want a donut so never got him one.  I think that would have helped him alot.
Glad to hear you're doing so well.
Ellen
 
Curtis, 63, Diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10
Bone Scan Negative!!
 
DiVinci surgery done Oct 3, 2006
Catheter out Oct 11, 2006
After surgery T2C and cancer found on both sifes instead of just one.
Pathology report came back clean!!!


bluebird
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 11/13/2006 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   

Wicket *Ellen,

 

So happy to hear things are on the upswing with the relief from pain….    yeah  

 

I agree 100% the donut pillow takes the pressure off the perineum area…and I think this is why we’ve had such a smooth time with having no pain and continence has been so good. Buddy’s added a nice soft pillow over the donut just to give it that extra softness.  You can only do so much with suggestions and they have to do what they want…and hopefully they will listen to their body. You don’t need battles!!  That little sphincter muscle is a very important part of the whole urinary process now and you can bet a zillion dollars we are going to protect him in any way possible.  We need him to be good for many years to come!!!!

 

I am so proud of my Buddy.  Yesterday ~ we were working out in the yard and he said it was time for him to go in because the little sphincter muscle was telling him that he’d had enough for one day!!!!   

 

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as we all continue on the path of recover/healing.

 

Take care friend….. Lee


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… 53 on surgery day

RRP April 3, 2006   PSA 4.6 Gleason  3+3=6  T2a   Confined to Prostate

June 29th PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable

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