Motelmat - you may sleep all night again . . . . .Bob too loved the catheter for that reason. Of course with incontinence and all with the sphincter training required post surgery he spent a couple of weeks getting up during the night, etc.
However, now he NEVER gets up from the time he turns in until he gets up in the morning . . whatever the time. He hadn't done that for years before PC.
The first time I realized he hadn't been up I was feeling the mattress you can be sure and all was just fine.
Your surgeon will tell you about
PSA testing and I'm sure he'll let you plan it around your trip.
Have a great time and so glad you are feeling so well.
;o) Linda & Bob
Bob (60) had laproscopic prostate surgery on Sept 27, 2006 - 2/12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6. Follow up PSA results and pathology results received Nov 14th are NO MORE CANCER! Gleason changed to a 3 + 4; cancer completely confined to prostate; (even a second more aggressive, previously undetected cancer) PSA UNDETECTABLE. Next PSA check Feb 27, 2007.
Bob also takes Hydroxyurea to control Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platelets) has secondary condition . . Myelofibrosis) -- If anyone has experience or knowledge of these, please post us.