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maldugs
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 789
   Posted 8/4/2007 8:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, before I was released on Thursday, the ward nurse redid my dressings, when we got home I went to sit on the toilet, and quickly realised that the nurse had not allowed enough loop on the catheter....OUCH...as Mr willy was pulled straight...so had to sit in all my glory while my wife removed the tape and we worked out the right amount of slack...
 
Yesterday, I observed that the drain bottle was nearing only 200ml left, and as the nurse was not coming till Monday to take out the drain, I needed a new bottle, rang hospital, they said come in for bottle change, drove to hospital, (45min) changed bottle, got home at 3pm, did usual stuff, showered changed, and settled down, at 7pm, stood up, caught drain hose in recliner, and broke it!...rang hospital, they said "come in ASAP"...and very sheepishly returned, to comments like " are you sure you would not like to stay overnight" and "see you in  2 hours".
 
Today I am staying put. yeah
 
Regards 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


bluebird
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 8/4/2007 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
eeekkkkkk...... ouch!!!!! Stay put!!!! You sound great!!!! even with all this going on.
Good to hear from you... Hugs from Lee & Buddy

mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

J  We invite you to visit our personal thread:  Click Here:  “Our Journey” ~ Sharing is Caring 

April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

2nd PSA 02-06-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)

 


mvesr
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 8/5/2007 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Maldugs. Take it easy. Trust me you can get yourself in more trouble if you don't. I don't know how you could break that tube. I would think you would tear it out completly before it broke. It will come out in due time, and to quote Bluebird be good to it because it will be good to you. It is a necsssary part of the healing process. Take care and keep in touch.

Mika mvesr

maldugs
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 789
   Posted 8/6/2007 3:47 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi there Mika, the drain tube halfway along has an attatchment where the more flexible tube that goes into your body connects to the drain bottle hose, when I broke it, I pulled the connection off which released the vacuum, so therefore the drain stopped working....don't worry I am being real careful, and hopefully the home nurse is going to take it out tomorrow :-)

 

Regards 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, no lymph node involment, tumour very close to surface, contained, left nerve spared.

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