I got my test result back right before Thanksgiving. I meant to post it before we went away for the holiday and have been busy since I got back. Sure is a good feeling. I hope someday to feel more like my old self again.
The injections work and are really not difficult to administer like I thought they would be, but it ain't like it was before surgery when I didn't have to think about it, plan it, or wonder how long it would last. I am using a tiny dose (.02) ml which makes it more "normal" cuz it goes down in a reasonable time. Who the heck has time for a 2 hour hard on? With such a low dose, the nurse said it was safe to do every day...hmmm, now there's a thought to ponder :)
Incontinence is very minimal. However I still feel I need a pad. I wonder if any guys experience this...after I go to the bathroom, it seems that getting those last drops out is difficult. And heck, today if you stand at a public urinal shaking it too long , someone's bound to call the cops! But seriously, it seems that's my worst time of incontinence. I finish and zip up and then there comes that drip. That's why I feel I still need the pad. And the very occassional stress incontinence drip too.
Good luck to everyone here. Will take time to catch up on other posts soon!
Gleason scores from 4 pathologies of the same biopsy with 2 of 12 cores positive for cancer (if this isn't confusing to the patient...):
1) both cores 3+4 (Weiss Memorial)
2) one 3+4 and one 3+3 (Univ. of Chicago Hosp.)
3) both cores 3+3 (Mass General Hosp.)
4) both cores 3+4 (Northwestern Memorial Hosp.)
9/17/07 - Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy Surgery at Northwestern Memorial in Chicago by Dr. William Catalona.
and the winner is...post op Gleason score of 3+4.
Good pathology report with negative margins, no seminal vesicale involvement, no lymphatic or vascular invasion, bladder and urethral free and tumor volume was 5% of 27.3g. Amazing how something so small can cause such problems!
9/27/07 - Catheter removal...let the games begin...