Hi ~ Gene,
Yes…. The sound of “Cancer Free”…. is definitely music to our ears… and moving forward to your 1st PSA will be here before you know it.
There are so many wonderful Threads for you to check out. There are a few listed on the Helpful Hints page…. listed in my 1st posting to you. I will be updating it with more over the next week. We had the RRP and there are many on this forum who have. And everything you’ve talked about is here somewhere. I think the Helpful Hints page may get you started… We went the extra in all areas of healing… and recovery. To this day ~ 11 months post surgery… we still pay close attention to Buddy’s body. It will tell you if you are overdoing it.
The most important thing we can share with you is… continue kegels, continue exercising with some stairs if/when possible, and give your body the right amount of time to heal and recover. 3 weeks…. Yep…. More time is needed and you must give it the proper time to heal.
Feeling good lends to more activity and more activity adds pressure to the healing area. Continue taking one-day*step-at-a-time and remain “confident” for future PSA testing.
There are several Threads here on incontinent issues and even how to have sex while leaking!!! We are a wonderful forum with a true honest openness that will help in any situation. All you have to do is ask…. Just like you’ve done here on the Thread!!!! You get a Huge HUG....for joining us!!!!!
I can’t wait to hear what Swimom has to say about this doctor…. She is the best and you will really enjoy her knowledge and her experiences with almost everything we’ve dealt with on this forum… So ~ pay close attention to what she says… I’m thinking she may be posting as I’m posting…..
This clamp is not a good idea in our opinion….. unless there’s more to it… But ~ your doctor leaves me wanting to get in his face. You should not be left guessing or wondering what’s going on.
In your research did you read anything by Dr. Walsh or Dr. Scardino????
I’m glad to see that ED is #3 where it should be and that your (spouse/partner) is right there with you!!!!! Good for her! It is a journey that definitely needs to be a “team” and it’s good to see her support is right there with you….…. ED is a very important part of Your Journey but getting the cancer out and urinary continence is definitely #1 & #2….
You sound very confident and positive…. With a few issues that you’ll find others have dealt with and have shared their experiences....
Don’t ever forget……
Your Decision is Your Decision!!
Your Decision was the Right Decision for You!!!!!
We are thrilled that you found us!!!
Stay with us and let us walk with you as you continue on the healing/recovery stone in your journey.
Keeping you close in thoughts and prayers.
In New Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina
Link to our personal journey…>>> Our Journey ~ Sharing is Caring
April 3, 2006 53 on surgery day
RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision"
PSA 4.6 Gleason 3+3=6 T2a Confined to Prostate
2nd PSA 02-06-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)