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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 12/7/2007 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm into my 9th day now post surgery.  For the most part I feel great except for Mr. Catheter.  Appreciate any input regarding the below.
Urine color alternates between clear and a weak tea color.  I'm drink water consistently throughout the day.  I believe I've noticed the darkening starts after I began to move about
Got pain toward the end of the penis.  There is no inflammation so I've attributed it to the catheter and that's just the price one pays when wearing a catheter.  Pain is 1 or 2 on scale of 10, nothing I can't deal with.
In the wee hours of the morning I got the distinct impression that an erection was coming on (little chubby).  Now the idea of an erection, with a catheter in place, with the above associated pain, made me less than enthusiatic.  Is this even possible?
Thanks for the help

Diagnosed 9/07
Gleason 6  3+3
First PSA 4.1
2nd PSA 3.6
stage T1C
age 46
daVinci performed 11/28/07
@ Univ of Ala Bham (UAB)

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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 30
   Posted 12/7/2007 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   

I had my catheter in for 45 days. The urine color will change form clear to reddish color from time to time and this is normal. As far as the pain at the end of your penis, try a Triple Antibiotic Ointment. You can get it at any Drug store over the counter. As for getting a little chubby, (erection) with the catheter in, YES you can. I did a few times. Good Luck, and I hope this helps some.

56 years old
Had 3 Prostate needle Biopsies done in the last 8 years all negative.  
Last Biopsy done on July 6th, 07 Positive in one sample.
March 2007 PSA 10
May 2007 PSA 12.1
Pre-surgery Gleason grade 3+3=6
Sept 4, 2007- Robotic Laparscopic prostatectomy Surgery Nerve-sparing right side, took half of the left side, 
                    took Seminal vesicles, and vas deferens, bilateral, and 
                    Lymph nodes left side, pelvic. NO Malignancy found out side of
                    the Prostate.
Post Surgery, Pathologic Stage: pT2(m) NO Mx
                   Gleason score: 4+4=8
                   Tumor volume: approximately 35%
 Oct 19, 2007 - Catheter removed after 45 days
 Oct 31, 2007 - Start Pelvic Floor Muscle Rehab, once a week for 6 to 12 weeks for incontinence.

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 118
   Posted 12/7/2007 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
An RN warned me against antibiotic ointments and suggested Vaseline instead - something about a risk of irritation

Father diagnosed and cured at age 52.
08/21/07: Diagnosed with T1c cancer
1 of 12 biopsy cores positive; 10% tissue
Gleason score: 3+3=6
PSA level prior to biopsy: 4.3 (velocity < 0.4ng/ml)
10/19/07: da Vinci prostatectomy by Dr. Vipul Patel at OSUMC.
              Difficult surgery due to prostate inflammation.
              Both nerve bundles spared.
              Spongy erections began within 24hrs of surgery!
10/24/07: Catheter out; down to 1 Serenity pad/day next day.
              Final pathology: neg margins, no capsular penetration,
              Gleason 3+3=6, 5% tumor involvement, multi-focal.
11/04/07  First usable erection with Cialis
11/22/07  Bye-bye, pads

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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 338
   Posted 12/7/2007 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like a sign of good things to come, so to speak. My surgery was 10/4 and I believe that it was mentioned in the forum that small signs of blood or blood clots could appear even weeks later. Today I saw two small dark spots come out into the toilet. I think these were small scabs which may continue to appear for awhile. I used to observe the donations of urine for drug testing with the Dept of Corrections and I've seen just about every color of urine that you can imagine including blue and green due to different drugs (or medications) affecting the urine. I'm sure that different foods and drink can do the same.
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