Hello concerned spouse, MKat, Izzyblizzy, and All,
It has now been a week since surgery and the sore throat is all but gone, however, the leaking was worse than ever yesterday morning when I started walking laps in the house so I took a day to rest in bed or in my recliner with out a great deal of walking. I think the thirty laps/day inside the house was overdoing it a bit. The doctor that released me said to walk, so I figured the more the better. He could have been more specific. It wasn't my surgeon.
My surgeon had told me prior to the surgery that there would only be about a 5% chance of any incontinence. This sounded great but I am now having my doubts with the way things are going even with the catheter. Am I being pesimistic or realistic?
Do you think it is possible to be completely continent when the catheter comes out this Friday? Sounds too good to be true to me so I'm not counting on it.
Don't get me wrong, I'm glad to be where I am! Thankful for every day!
Age:50, Biopsied 4/9/07, 2 of 12 biopsies positive, pure neuroendocrine carcinoid tumor of the prostate, No gleason score, PSA normal 1.4, Grade:T2b, CT, Bone scan, transrectal MRI, and octreoscan all neg., confined to prostate, laproscopic radical prostatectomy 6/19/07.