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kdnole
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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 8/2/2007 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   
My surgery was scheduled for July 31st 3 p.m. at Duke but as usual I wasn't wheeled into the O.R. until 5 p.m. The surgery was pretty uneventful and the dr.'s saved both nerve bundles - yea! I was released after a fairly sleepless night by 11 a.m. the next day.
I got home and had yet to pass gas so needless to say yesterday was quite painful but today has been a lot better as I started passing some gas this morning. I will say I am a wuss when it comes to some things and when the dr. pulled out the vent tube I thought I was going to lose it. I am not looking foward to the foley!  I'm doing a quick update since my computer seat is not real comfortable.     
Age 44
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3+3=6
T2
Da Vinci scheduled 7/31/07 @ Duke
 


Swimom
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   Posted 8/2/2007 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome home KD. Glad to see you up and around. I am so suprised you actually remember being extubated! Most people don't recall that part at all. The foley is much less eventful by the way. Take care.

Be well,
Swim
 


mvesr
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   Posted 8/2/2007 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
HI kdnole. Glad to talk with you on the other side. I am a Duke graduate(open surgery that is), and cannot say enough good things about those poeple there. Hope you are doing well, trust me, after you get the cath out you will soon forget it. You can stand anything for a couple of weeks. Take care and let us know how you are doing.

Mika -mvesr

bluebird
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   Posted 8/2/2007 4:38 PM (GMT -7)   

  tongue   Yea!!!  Kdnole ~

 

                                  Welcome Home!!!   yeah   

Be nice to Mr. Hang… he has a very important job to do!  Let him do it…  Before you know it he’ll be gone and you’ll be on to the next stepping-stone.  Thank you for reaching out!!!

 

Don’t forget ~ No ~ lifting, No ~ pulling,

Yes ~ walk, Yes ~ rest, Yes ~ walk, Yes ~ rest… J

Yes ~ stool softener, Yes ~ be nice to Mr. Hang!!! 

 

I’m going to e-mail you (over the weekend) some information that we talked about previously…

Keeping you extra close at this time!!!

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

 

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bluebird
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   Posted 8/4/2007 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   

Happy  Birthday

August 4th

~    ~    ~    ~    ~    ~ 

Along the way…

Take time to smell the flowers

Take some time to do whatever makes a happy you!

  

Hey kdnole

Give us a little update as you can!!  That donut pillow will make all the difference in the world when you’re trying to sit!! 

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy


maldugs
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   Posted 8/4/2007 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey kndole, I am 5 days post RP, hope you doing ok, I am bit sore but walking around ok, Mr hang takes a bit of getting used to eh?...all the best.

 

Mal.

 



age 66 PSA 5.8 DRE slightly firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd 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


kdnole
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 152
   Posted 8/5/2007 10:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey all!
So far so good, and thank God for something that is normally taken as rude or funny - the fart. I'm telling you passing gas is a God send. The gas pains from surgery were really painful but that only lasted about 24 hours and once you make it through them nothings too bad. At day 5 post-op everything seems to be going well! I am back to eating normal foods minus the ones that traditional make you gasious and constantly drink fluids. I had a great Birthday yesterday, ribs, cake and ice cream, and my wife got me a new board bag for my surf board. Looking forward to getting back into the water, sometime in the fall or winter (cross my fingers).
I have been walking a lot inside since it's been averaging just below 100 degrees here in NC. I do get out but usually in the mornings or evenings.   
Age 44
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3+3=6
T2
Da Vinci scheduled 7/31/07 @ Duke
 


mvesr
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   Posted 8/5/2007 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
HI kdnole.

Glad to hear you are doing well. Don't overdo it. Do what Dr Albala tells you to do or not what to do.

Mika-mvesr

kdnole
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 152
   Posted 8/5/2007 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   

Mal - Yes Mr. Hang does take some time to get used to especially while sleeping, oh and I have 3 big dogs. As a matter of fact I was coming down the stairs the other day and I noticed a dog head between my and the bag leaving nothing but tube to slow her progress. Well I still get light headed thinking about it and I am glad to say she is very well trained and stopped on command. I hope you're doing well too.

Mika - It's funny because Dr. Albala has been almost non-exisitant since surgery and all my follow-ups will be with my Dr. in Raleigh (he's Duke as well) that actually participated in the surgery too. But yes I am doing my best to not over do anything. Thanks


Age 44
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3+3=6
T2
Da Vinci scheduled 7/31/07 @ Duke
 


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 8/5/2007 10:56 AM (GMT -7)   
KD,
Keep up the walks. I was up and around quickly, even with the catheter, and attribute my attitude partially to the walks and excersize. Don't over do it, but you will be glad you put up with the inconvenience of the catheter and still got reasonable excersize. Stay healthy. That fact the Dr. Albala is too busy is a good thing. It means he does a bunch of these surgeries and you will likely have good results from the surgery. Good luck on the post operative pathaology results and stay healthy! And let those pup's speak to your heart. They always seem to look at you with that one look that makes you feel good at times like this. My new puppy is a blessing.

Tony

ldoun
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 19
   Posted 8/7/2007 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
kdnole,

Your experience so far has been the same as mine. I never did see Dr Albala on the day of surgery, but I saw a lot of his residents and others. I remember the drain coming out and it didn't bother me at all. I guarantee you will be happy to experience the removal of that infernal catheter. Hope it all continues to go well for you and you do as well as I have so far.

Jim
(No HTML for me)
Age 64
5'8" 145#
PSA pre-op 5.2 (12% free)
Gleason 3+4=7
Robotic RP 4/24/07 Dr. Albala, Duke
Post-op- Organ confined Gleason 7
6/18/07 PSA <0.1
1 pad per day
ED Cialis and VED prescribed

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