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   Posted 4/18/2007 11:18 AM (GMT -6)   
least and longest for having catheter

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   Posted 4/18/2007 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   


I have heard on this forum from 6 to 7 days up to three weeks.  I had mind in for 13 days primarily due to scheduling issues.  My surgeon's protocol called for 10 days.


Diagnosed 7/6/06
1 of 10 core samples, 40%
Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3
Da Vinci on 11/01/06
Catheter out on 11/13/06
56 Years Old
Post Op Path
Gleason 3+3
Approx. 5% of prostate involved
Prostate Confined, margins clear
Undetectable PSA on 12/18/06
No more pads as of 1/13/07

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 4/18/2007 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   

Ours is 10 days (get it out Friday). Have heard under "normal" circumstances, 7-12 days for Da Vinci.
Age: 63
Diagnosed: 10/30/06
PSA: 3.7 (up from 3.4 previous year)
Biopsy: 1/10 cancerous, 5% of one core, right apex.
Gleason: 3+3=6
Da Vinci: April 10, 2007
Path results: 1% of prostate involved. Very small tumors on both rght and left apex. Negative margins. Gleason 3+4=7.

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 4/18/2007 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   

I had mine for a total of 15 days, I got it out the first time after 9 days but later that day had to have it put back in for another 6 days due to some problems. I have seen many here get them out in that 7 to 8 day time frame and few other take longer.

Age 49, PSA 6.22 on 9-26-06
Biopsy 11-01-06, 2 of 13 cores 10% cancer, 2 other cores abnormal Up-dated 20% prostate cancerous
Gleason score 3+3=6 After Pathology report 3+4=7 some agressive 5 cells found
Da Vinci 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
Catheter removed 2nd time 1-24-07
1st Post PSA Blood Test 3-22-07 <.01 Undetectable
2nd Post PSA Blood Test Scheduled for 7/5/07
Incontenence 1 Pad a day
ED back to 90-95% prior to surgery - no medication required.

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 365
   Posted 4/18/2007 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Just under five days here.  Do I hold the record?? LOL
Had surgery on a Friday evening and got the sucker pulled out early the next Wednesday afternoon.  They did the preliminary imaging stuff to see that the urethra-bladder connection looked OK but I did wonder if the cath. removal was a bit premature.  Anyway, things worked out, although I did have some unusual bleeding and clots about four weeks later.
All's fine now though.

54 years old

PSA = First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1

DRE: Negative

Biopsy results 11/22/06 (6 out of 8 cores positive), both lobes, Gleason 3+3 = 6

Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007

Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.

First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07


Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.”

George S. Patton

American Soldier and General

Post Edited (PianoMan) : 4/18/2007 6:11:23 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 4/19/2007 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
 three weeks to the day here
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