Update on Dad's surgery/recovery

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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 9/7/2007 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey all,

Just an update and a couple of questions.

My dad had robotic surgery at University of Michigan (fortunately BEFORE their football loss to Appalachia, wouldn't want any distracted surgeons) on 8/24 and catheter removal on 9/5. He was hoping to be one of the "very lucky" immediately continent people but that's not to be.

Anyway....he seems to have had more than expected pain during the whole catheter cycle and removal..and is just now feeling a little less pain.

But he says he wakes up at night drenched with sweat....is that common? He's still on an antibiotic and Flomax I think.

Any ideas?

Thanks to all of you for the input and support you show. I definately talk to my dad about some of your experiences and suggestions and input. I'm going to try and move him to the internet world....but first he's got other things to be concerned about.

Thanks all
Julie R

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 9/7/2007 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Julie,
I did not experience either one of the after effects after the cath was removed... pain or fever/sweat.  You may wish to call a doc if it continues.  He could be having a reaction to the antibiotic.
I hope things get better soon!
Kind regards,
Barry (a.k.a. Idaho)

Da Vinci Surgery July 31, 2007… 54 on surgery day
PSA 4.3  Gleason 3+3=6  T2a  Confined to Prostate

Waiting to take that first post-op PSA

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 9/7/2007 9:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Julie,

I do remember the discomfort (code word for pain), but it was February, and pretty cold as I recall so I don't think I had any episodes of severe sweating. You should probably inform your dad's doctor; hopefully both symptoms will soon mitigate. Please tell your dad we wish him a speedy recovery.

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. margins
DaVinci surgery on 02/23/06
Last PSA 08/26/07 @ 18 months "0"

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