Thanks everyone. It's great to be on the other side of surgery.
It's now 3 days since surgery. I'm feeling pretty good again today, up and walking about
but taking it VERY slow and easy as advised. I am back on my normal diet and the morning coffee ritual keeps the catherer bag humming.
I took 2 tylenol last night before bed, that was the only pain med I needed yesterday. The primary pain is the "1000 sit-up" stomach soreness I have heard about
many times from folks here. As long as I can keep from coughing or sneezing it's not a big deal.
I'm cleaning the incisions with plain soap and water in the shower as advised by my nurses. I put a bandage on the JP Drain incision but I leave the Davinci incisions uncovered to heal.
Going to have to cut back a bit on the stool softener, enough said there.
I switched legs for the cath strap yesterday afternoon. Seemed like a good idea to roate legs to switch the pressure from one side of the penis to the other. It actually made my penis feel a litte sore at first but feels fine now.
That's all for now.
PSA Jun06 4.1 (PSA Jun05 1.2) DRE negative
1st Biopsy Nov06 – Atypical cells but no cancer
2nd Biopsy Jan07 – 1 of 16 cores positive
Stage T1c Gleason 3+3=6
DaVinci scheduled for 5/17/07