Posted 4/8/2007 12:20 AM (GMT -7)
When I went for my appointment to see the surgeon I eventually chose (Dr. Reiter, UCLA),when he walked in he said that he was a bit concerned reading my weight (250) on the paperwork before seeing that I was also 6'5" and not particularly fat (though I'd like to be 230). It was clear to me that he preferred patients for robotic to not be overweight.
I also have sleep apnea, which I mentioned, but no one made a big deal of it.
Prostate cancer diagnosed: May 15, 2006 (age 40)
Gleason score: 3+3=6
daVinci radical prostatectomy: July 25, 2006
size of tumor: approx 1.1 inches
post-surgery Gleason score: 3+4=7; negative margins from surgery
number of pads/day at 3 months after surgery: 3 to 5
number of pads/day at 4 months after surgery: 1 to 2
number of pads/day at 6 months after surgery: 0 to 1
1st post-surgery PSA: 0 (Nov 2006)
2nd post-surgery PSA: 0 (Feb 2007)
ongoing post-surgery treatment:
Cialis every other day, Viagra "on-demand", ErecAid pump daily Cialis every other day, ErecAid pump twice daily (when I can manage it)