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   Posted 7/17/2007 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
hi everyone, what's a good thing to wear down below in hospital, when u have a catheter in? I was thinking boxer shorts, any info?.
regards Mal.
PSA 5.8
DRE slightly firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07
Diagnosed 12 July 07
5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7
right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a
Extraprostatic spread Not identified
Itraductal Carcinoma Not identified
RP on 30th July

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   Posted 7/17/2007 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
What to wear?  The newest fashion trend in after surgery underwear is...loose cotton boxers or..nothing.  tongue That makes it easier to make bag changes and move around. 
After your catheter is out, you might consider jockey shorts for support and pad placement.
Best of luck 
Biopsy 10/16/06
T2A,  PSA 4.7
Gleason 4+4=8 right side
adrenocarcinoma of prostate
DaVinci Surgery 01/16/07
Post op report,confirms Gleason4+4=8
no extra extension/invasion identified
age 65
Back on the golf course...
90 day PSA  less than 0.01 (undetectable)

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 7/17/2007 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Don't forget to bring loose sweat pants. You'll be wearing them for a week...

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   Posted 7/17/2007 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   

While you are in the hospital you will be in one of those nifty hospital gowns so you will not need anything until you change to leave.  Shorts will show the catheter and the leg bag which you may not want to do.  I purchase a couple of pair of the mesh type of basketball pants that you can get at a store like Dick's.  They are baggy enough to handle the bag and catheter and the mesh matrerial makes them cool.  The waist is elastic and can be tied to accomodate any bloatedness. 


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
Began injections in April '07
Undetectable PSA on 6/25/07

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   Posted 7/17/2007 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Super-Xtra lg/long T-shirts with a light bathrobe, easy to maintenance catheter and bag; doesn't cause needless contact with the catheter; plus it hides everything from view. Much easier to walk around the house too.
Diagnosed at age 60
PSA went from 2.2 to 3.8 in 14 months
2 of 14 cores positive at 10%
Gleason 6(3+3), negative DRE, neg. boundaries
DaVinci surgery on 02/23/06

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   Posted 7/17/2007 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
  :-) Hey ~ Maldug.....
Here's a direct link.... to   Shopping List For Surgery 
Reminder:  Click Refresh once page opens!!
It may be too much information!!!! tongue    If so ~ just click off of it!!!!  yeah
In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
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