Posted 8/9/2007 6:58 AM (GMT -7)
Hi everyone, here I am 10 days post surgery, have a bit of bowel problem, which I am fixing with stool softener, post op Pathology, upgraded my tumour from T2a to T3a, but the capsular penetration is microscopic, the Uro reassured me I am ok, and just got it in time, now for the PSA test.
The catheter really irritates me, but I am coping with it, counting the days to "free Willy" am driving my car, (not far) and almost feel normal, be glad to be free and just take clothes off for shower, instead of checking out bag ties, putting waterfroof over catheter connection, and cleaning and washing "Mr Hang"......still all this is better than dying from something you did not know was there, I still thank God I found out in time.
All the best to all of you and thanks for your help, and thoughts/prayers.
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
RP on 30th July,
Post op Pathology, tumour stage T3a 4+3=7, microcsopic evidence of capsular penetration, seminal vessels, bladder neck, free of tumour, lymph nodes clear, no evidence of metastatic malignancy, tumour does not extend to the apical margins.