Great news! Had my 8 day after surgery appointment this a.m. Knew they said an xray to make sure healing was right but what was not told is that the liquid in the cathetor can go two ways.
First they took an xray of abdomen, then nurse took the travel bag off and hooked up a tube from a jar hanging from an IV holder. Then she released the clamp and in flowed what looked like water to my bladder. VERY UNCOMFORTABLE. Then a couple more xrays with that fluid in and then drain the fluid followed by another xray. While the fluid was in she asked if they could verify the quality of xrays before removing the fluid. She said that way if the xrays needed to be retook they would not have to reintroduce the fluid. I of course said I was ok since once was enough.
So finally after reviewing the xrays the nurse got the go ahead to remove the cathetor!. She said it would hurt a little, she told me to take a deep breath and as soon as I did there was a small sensation in the little guy and she said it was out. No pain in the removal!
Doctor is to call this afternoon and review the biopsy but what I could understand of my copy looks good if not great. PSA test on Jan 22.
No gushing and control seems pretty good so far. We will see because I just finished a couple cups of coffee.
So folks, that brings us up to date.
God Bless and now I can see a very Merry Christmas.
Mac & Donna
Age - 59 (barely)
PSA - 4.4
Oct 3, 2006
Biopsy - 3 of 8
Gleason - 3 + 3 = 6
Oct 12, 2006
CAT & Bone scan - both clear
MRI - Nov 14
Treatment - Da Vinci (Dec 13 2006)
Returned Home Dec 15, 2006.
Dr said it looks successful, save nerves on both sides.
Cathetor out on Dec 21, 2006