Hi CVK, Kurt had awful bladder spasms the night of his surgery. I had left the hospital to grab a bite with my mother, received a call within 5 minutes that he hurt but had the nurses coming and before 30 minutes was up, I had received 3 more calls, with the last one saying come back. I was gone a total of 45 mins and they had given him Detrol, then morphine, then something stronger. When he got out the next day, we made sure we stayed on a routine with the detrol. He took one or two extra during the next week when he started to feel like maybe he was having spasms. The medicine really helped. Nothing occured (major) after that first night.
We did have to travel to have the da vinci, and the back for the cath removal. The doc asked that we stayed at least 24 hours after removal to make sure that he didn't have spasms then. Make sure you ask your doctor. If you are having slight spasms now, I wouldn't want you to miss out on an easy pill to make sure that you don't experience he pain Kurt went through. Oh, and no spasms after the removal. Good luck to you. Courtney
Kurt & Courtney
47 year old
Great Health prior to dx
Dx on 1/29/07
Gleason 3+3=6, both lobes
Stage T2c, I believe
Tumor involves 20% of cores, both lobes
Live in OK
Da Vinci scheduled 3-14-07 in Austin
Post-Op Gleason 6, Stage t2c nx mx YAAAAA HOOOOOO!