Just some questions running through my head as I contemplate the fact that we are probably going to undergo da vinci surgery (unless our minds change):
1) Did you bank blood? Ken is AB negative which is a rare blood type. I know blood loss is less with da vinci but did anyone bank their blood (for either open or da vinci?)
2) Has anyone heard of H2U.com??
While checking out the hospital where the robotic guy does his procedures here, the hospital offered an H2U membership (for $15 per year) which says:
Benefits for H2U members at this affiliate:
Hospital VIP Benefits
> Upgrade to a private room if available
> Complimentary $6 meal coupon for friend or family each day the the h2u member is an inpatient
> Friendly visit from h2u representative
> Free fax and copying service in the h2u office
I have to call and ask is this really a "free" upgrade to private room if available? Upgrade to me at hotels, etc. means "free". (the local hospital office wasn't open when I called, will try again tomorrow). I can't believe they would offer that for $15 a year. But even so, the meal coupons might be worth it. Just wondering if anyone had heard of this?
3) Our house is basically built on a mountainside and there are lots of floors with lots of stairs. I know it is important to walk alot after surgery, but how soon can one do stairs?
Signficant Other diagnosed: 10/30/06 (age 63)
PSA: 3.7 (up from 3.4 prior year)
Biopsy: 1/10 positive, 5% cancerous, right apex.