Posted 1/20/2007 7:43 PM (GMT -7)
Well here is the up-date form Thursday's post op and pathology report and this day turned in to one crazy day. First my buddy the catheter was removed and my voiding wsa a sucess, althrough it was a little redder then normal the nurse told me to keep pushing the fluids, step one covered and it felt great to be free. Now into the meeting with the doctor and go over the reports.
Original PSA 6.22, Gleason 3+3 = 6, Stage T1, 2 of the 13 core samples positive 10% each
Actual Gleason 3+4=7 with a couple agressive cells at 5 alone, 20% of the prostate canerous. I didn't happen to get a new staging. Cancer contained with in the capsule.
Bottom line the doctor said it was a good thing I decided to have this done now vs. not finding or taking care of this in 2 or 3 years. With that agressive cell it could have been much worse by then. The one kind of disclaimer he had was the fact that my cancer begain right at the Lower Apex and there is always a little doubt about the joining of the two organ capsuls and if some might have been shared. But he did not seem overly worried becasue he said if there were any right there they typically would be killed during the process in which they are buring the cells with the instruments to separatem them at the point. Don't know if anyone would have more info on that.
Anyway all is good lets go home. about an hour up the road I notice it's time for my first attemp to urinate so a stop at the first fast mart store we see. I know the meaning of planning in advance, when you need to go, you need to go. So out of the car and notice the first 3 drops down the pants, the good news was I was able to hold the rest until I got to the restroom. This is where it all fell apart, unpon finishing yet more red urinie I begain to have an extense burning in the penis that grew into the stomach area and having intense pain and spasms like I have ever had. I later learned I was a lucky one to experience bladder spasms. Better yet and long story short I got to experience this two more times last night, thank god the third time as we were on our way to our local ER because the third one never let up. Well I have some muscle relexers and my buddy the catheter back. While disapointing and I am being one of the unlucky ones to experiece some of the problems, I just think back to the doctors words had I not found this for 2 or 3 years and the shape I might have been in, so I continue to have faith. I have heard of bladder spasms right after surgery but has anyone else experienced this 9 days later.
For now this is the up-date.
Age 49, PSA 6.22 on 9-26-06
Biopsy 11-01-06, 2 of 13 cores 10% cancer, 2 other cores abnormal
Gleason score 3+3=6
De Vincie surgery 01-09-07 UW Madison
Pathology Report- cancer 100 % capsual contained 1-18-07
Catheter removed 1-18-07 suffered bladder spasms Catheter reattached 1-18-07