Although I had RRP, the pains all seem about
the same. Although the Robotic guys do not get the "zipper" in front, we all get all the trauma and repair from the work done inside. I was unfortunate enough to have to get a bladder scan done about
two weeks post op. I was able to see the screen when the radiologist was looking at it. I saw a bunch of black squiggly lines on the screen and I asked what those were. The radiologist said that was all the suituring. I though WOW! Much more than I would have ever imagined. I think the Doctors (especially the Robotic Guys) should let everyone know that the only thing less invasive about
the Robotic is the puncture wounds. Overall my "invasive" RRP incision did not bother me much at all.
After having my AdVance Male Sling done just a week ago I have a new kind of perineal pain! For it I have been using an ice pack on the area to numb things up and to help the swelling go down. I do not remember doing this after my RRP you might try it.
Good Luck, KW
PSA 5.7, Biopsy 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate, Gleason 7
RRP on Oct. 17, - Nerves on right side saved. All Lab's clear.
Cathiter in for 28 days due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006 Undetectable 0.00.
ED workable and usable with Viagra.
Feb. 20th, 2007 - Feb. 4th, 2008 Cystoscope, Two Collagen injections,Second opinion Doctor at OU Medical Center, Bio-Feedback training, Chiropractic, Accupuncture to try to resolve ongoing incontinance (4-6 pads a day) All PSA's 0.00.
Feb. 4th, 2008 - Appointment with Original Dr. to discuss options and recomendation for surgical fix for incontinance.
Feb. 22nd, 2008 - Surgery to install the AMS AdVance Male Sling.