Bluebird covered just about
everything I experienced, so I have nothing to add. Even though each person will react differently, I think you can expect about
the same as us for the first day or so. Any differences will come a few days later, as you begin your healing and recovery. Use the first day or two to regain your equilibrium, let things settle down, evaluate just what condition your body is in, and get a feel for living with your new 'skin'. You will have healing, maybe a bad day, mostly good days and improvement ahead. The first day home is the lull before the storm, if there are any. Just take the time now to adjust to your bodies needs and you will be fine.
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4/19/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist
4/26/07 Urologist prescribes 3 weeks of antibiotics/anti-inflam. due to past history of Prostatis. DRE- nothing detected but 'gross enlargement"
6/5/07 Recheck of PSA: 6.7, biopsy scheduled.
7/11/07 Biopsy- 16 core samples, ultrasound size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07 Pathlogy report: 3 of 16 cancerous/ 5% involved, left lobe top, center, bottom, Gleason 3/3:6.
8/3/07 Decision made for conventional RP surgery, scheduled for Sept. 24.
9/24/07 Conventional Radical Retropubic surgery performed
9/26/07 Post-op Path Report: Gleason unchanged 3+3=6 Staging pT2c,
Prostate 110 gms, 2.2"x2.2"x1.75"
10/5/07 - Catheter out, no leaks, good control, so far, so good- end of first day
1st PSA scheduled 11/15/07